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Fat is my favorite F word

Fat is my favorite F word ! But it hasn’t always been, the word Fat use to have power over me. But I’ve reclaimed it and infused it into my brand. I am choosing to empower myself and others through fashion and body positivity because neither of those things are inclusive to one type of person.  I’ll be showing off this fat summer body all season long with confidence. Happiness isn’t specific to one race, body type, gender or age. I was stunned to hear that “91% of women are unhappy with their body. 80% of women say images of women in media make them feel insecure.” We have to stop comparing ourselves to hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of surgeries, treatments and makeup. You don’t have to drink Flat tummy tea, bust your ass in the gym or go under the knife. “It’s okay to be fat and stay fat” Fat is not a bad word and having body fat does not equal poor health. Everybody is different, just love and embrace yours. Let your light shine from the inside out. Don’t hide inside this summer go out and tan those rolls 😉 Check out this full line up for more inspiration.

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Brands Who Sell +Size Swimwear pt.2

As promised I’m back with Part 2 of the update of my annual swimwear lineup . These brands offer a fit for every style, shape, and budget. Whether you’re looking for a cover-up, monokini, bikini, tankini or just beach accessories these brands have tons of options for you. Some of these brands offer up to 7x (38w) so let’s dive in ! When shopping swimwear make sure to check out measurements charts, if it’s been awhile since you’ve purchased a swimsuit I recommend getting fitted first. Remember your body is beach ready whenever you’re ready to take your body to the beach. Don’t let the swimsuit seasons pass you by go out and enjoy it, show off those legs, rolls, and that belly and give no F’s while you do it.

#26. Mahogani Jenell

Mahogani Jenell offers sizes 1x – 3x and their swimwear prices range from $38 – $118 in price.
 #27. Nakimuli
Nakimuli offers sizes 1x – 3x and their swimwear prices range from $48 – $130 in price.

#28. Old Navy

Old Navy offers sizes 1x – 4x and their swimwear prices range from $18 – $62.94 in price.

#29. Overstock 

Overstock.com offers sizes XL – 3x and their swimwear prices range from $16.99 – $89.49 in price.

#30. Rebdolls

Rebdolls offers sizes 1x – 5x and their swimwear prices range from $15 – $58 in price.

#31. RUE107

RUE107 offers sizes 12 – 24 and their swimwear prices range from $48 – $98 in price.

#32. Simply Be

Simply Be offers sizes 12 – 28 and their swimwear prices range from $9.99 – $229.99 in price.

#33. Smart Glamour

Smart Glamour offers sizes XL – 6x and their swimwear prices range from $25 – $60 in price.

#34. SwimSuitsForAll

SwimSuitsForAll offers sizes 12 – 34 and their swimwear prices range from $26.00 – $104.99 in price.

#35. Target

Target offers sizes 14 – 26 and their swimwear prices range from $17.99 – $69.99 in price.

#36. Torrid

Torrid offers sizes L – 6x and their swimwear prices range from $38.90  –  $108.90 in price.

#37. Virgo Nicole

Virgo Nicole offers sizes 1x – 3x and their swimwear prices range from $45  –  $55 in price.

#38. Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart offers sizes 1x – 7x and their swimwear prices range from $7.96 - $158 in price.
Wal-Mart offers sizes 1x – 7x and their swimwear prices range from $7.96 – $158 in price.

#39. Woman Within

Woman Within offers sizes 12 – 26 and their swimwear prices range from $29 – $196 in price. $20 – $123, XS – 5x

Happy shopping and happy swimming ! 🙂

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Brands Who Sell +Size Swimwear pt.1

With 60 days left until Summer is over I’m bringing you babes an update of last year’s post 38 Brands Who Sell +Size Swimwear . This list contains a fit for every style, shape, and budget. You can shop online or go try on the swimsuits in store. Whether you’re looking for a cover-up, monokini, bikini, tankini or just beach accessories this list has tons of options for you. Some of these brands offer up to 7x (38w) so let’s dive in ! When shopping swimwear make sure to check out measurements charts, if it’s been awhile since you’ve purchased a swimsuit I recommend getting fitted first. Remember your body is beach ready whenever you’re ready to take your body to the beach. Don’t let the swimsuit seasons pass you by go out and enjoy it, show off those legs, rolls, and that belly and give no F’s while you do it.

#1 Addition Elle

Addition Elle offers sizes 12 – 26 and their swimwear ranges from $38 -$183 in price.

#2. Always For Me

Always for Me offers sizes 12 – 26 and their swimwear prices range from $29 – $196 in price. 

#3. Ashley Stewart

Ashley Stewart offers sizes 12 – 26 and their swimwear prices range from $34.50 -$79.50 in price.

#4. Asos Curve

Asos Curve offers sizes 12 – 24 and their swimwear prices range from $17.50 -$167 in price.

#5. Avenue

Avenue offers sizes 14 – 32 and their swimwear prices range from $50 -$90 in price.

#6. A+ Curves

A Plus Curves offers sizes 14 – 24 and their swimwear prices range from $19.99 -$99 in price.

#7. Black Cat Bikini

Black Cat Bikini offers sizes 1x – 7x and their swimwear prices range from $48 -$108 in price.

#8. Catherine’s

Catherine’s offers sizes 14 – 38 and their swimwear prices range from $39 -$119 in price.

#9. City Chic

City Chic offers sizes 14 – 24 and their swimwear prices range from $29 -$99 in price.

#10. CurvyKini

CurvyKini offers sizes 10 – 24 and their swimwear prices range from $123 -$143 in price.

#11. Curvy Sense

Curvy Sense offers sizes 0X – 4X and their swimwear prices range from $24 -$38 in price.

#12. Diva Kurves

Diva Kurves offers sizes 0x- 3x and their swimwear prices range from $70 -$120 in price.

#13. Eloquii

Eloquii offers sizes 14- 28 and their swimwear prices range from $22.97 -$119.90 in price.

#14. Evans

 

Evans offers sizes 14 – 28 and their swimwear prices range from $25 -$230 in price.

#15. Fashion To Figure

Fashion To Figure offers sizes 0 – 3 and their swimwear prices range from $36.90 -$78.90 in price.

#16. Full Beauty

Full Beauty offers sizes 12 – 44 and their swimwear prices range from $19 -$142 in price.

#17.G’wan by Charon

G’wan by Charon offers sizes L – 3x and their swimwear prices range from $52 -$165 in price.

#18. JC Penny

JC Penny offers sizes 16 – 26 and their swimwear prices range from $21.99  -$104 in price.

#19. Jessica London

Jessica London offers sizes 12 – 40 and their swimwear prices range from $28.99  – $129 in price.

#20. Jibri

Jibri offers sizes 10 – 28 and their swimwear prices range from $165  – $260 in price.

#21.  K-Mart

 

K-Mart offers sizes 18 – 26 and their swimwear prices range from $12.99  –  $49.99 in price.

#22.  Lands End

Lands End offers sizes 14 – 26 and their swimwear prices range from $29.99  –  $149.99 in price.

#23. Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant offers sizes 14 – 28 and their swimwear prices range from $9.98 – $190.00 in price.

#24. Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor offers sizes 12 – 28 and their swimwear prices range from $15 – $166 in price.


#25. ModCloth

Modcloth offers sizes 12 – 30 and their swimwear prices range from $14.99  –  $119 in price.

Check back for part two with even more stylish swimwear for this season. Happy Shopping 🙂

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How To Get Your Body Swimsuit Ready?

Hello Loves. Ready for some summer fun. What do you beauties have planned? A day by the pool or a walk on the beach at night. Maybe kayaking, tanning or volleyball whatever your choice a swimsuit may be involved. I know we’ve all seen the memes joking about if your body is ready for the summer. But the real question is have you found the perfect swimsuit? Here is my Plus Size Swimwear Line Up time to shop for your dream swimsuit. I also have 6 tips for getting your body swimsuit ready. So let’s dive in !

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  1. Go swimsuit shopping ! Find a swimsuit that fits you comfortably and that is supportive on your top and on your bottom.
  2. Plan a beach day with friends or family.
  3. Pack your beach bag don’t forget drinking water, sunscreen, mosquito repellant and chapstick.
  4. Put your swimsuit on and hit the beach.
  5. Skip the cover up and t-shirt.
  6. Most importantly have fun 🙂

There is no such thing as the perfect beach body. Your body is perfectly imperfect and swimsuit ready when you are.
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I’m wearing a simple black swim top designed and sewn by me. I paired them with the Santa Rosa Bottom in color mint green from Monif C. I am wearing bottoms size 22/24, I purchased one size up since I have a larger midsection and love a high waist swimsuit. Swimsuit bottoms are true to size and DOES NOT ROLL. I repeat it does not roll down which I know is one of my personal fat girl fears.
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Use hashtag #SeaByMonifC to share your Monif C swim looks ! How are you enjoying your summer? Comment below I would love to hear from you.

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Get Ready For Summer With Monif C

Hello my loves. How is your week going ? With the weather heating up every where and summer almost here I wanted to bring you babes some more swim options. This line up from Monif C, they carry one pieces, two pieces and cover ups. If you’re going to be in the NYC area pop in and do some shopping at 23 W. 36th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10018. Can’t make it in place your order online they carry sizes 14 – 24 and their pieces run true to size!

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I took to a local park to snap some shots of my swim look. I like to wear my bottoms high waisted since I have a larger midsection and a smaller bottom so I’m rocking a size 24. This is my preference do not size up they run true to size I repeat you don’t need to size up.

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I sewed the swim top myself. I accessorized my swim look with a body chain by Ready To Stare and my favorite sunnies. I never thought being a fat girl I would get the chance to wear this sexy little summer accessory but Alysse at Ready to Stare made it possible.

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Since this piece I am wearing is sold out I wanted to bring you dolls 6 other options in fun colors and prints that are available now. Monif C has a variety of swimsuits in stock. My favorite thing about two piece sets are that you can mix and match them as you please, and create more swim looks on a trip. Pieces are sold separately so you can get as creative as you want with your pairings and you can also shop your exact size if your top and bottom size aren’t the same. For example I’m a 3x on the top and a 2x on the bottom. Two pieces not your style they also have fabulous one pieces too.


Sao Paulo Bikini Fringe Underwire Top in Orange Crush

Sao Paulo” Bikini Fringe Top in Orange Crush has a sweetheart neckline has control lining, supportive UNDERWIRE, and halter neck ties so you can adjust as needed. There is an adjustable hook & eye closure at the back with nice wide straps that aid in giving you optimal bust support all us plus size gals hope for $79.99

Monif C Guyana Swim Bottoms in Orange Crush

“Guyana” Banded Bikini Bottom in Orange Crush. Suit up in this high waist bikini bottom featuring cutout banded detailing at sides, flattering full brief back, and front & back tummy tuck power mesh lining. Stretch tricot fabric equals the perfect fits. $60.00

Guyana Bikini Top in Purple Reign

“Guyana” Banded Underwire Bikini Top in Purple Reign features banded adjustable halter strap detailing, underwire support, front & back tummy tuck power mesh lining, and adjustable hook and eye back closure. Stretch tricot fabric. Great for mixing and matching, pair it with the “Guyana” Banded Bottom to complete the look. $88.00

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Bahia” Mesh Monokini is available in whiteThe “Bahia” features a stretch fishnet fabric and center paneling, Soft Bra Cups, Powernet Tummy Control, Back lining, and Side Boning. $128.00

Marina Rashguard Bikini Top in Neon Green

“Marina” Rashguard Bikini Top in Neon Green. The “Marina” features sexy mesh Raglan sleeves, shelf bra construction for support, soft bra cups, and elastic banding. Team it with matching bottoms or mix and match it with prints or neon solids. $78.00

Sao Paulo High-Waisted Plus Size Bikini Brief in Neon Green

Sao Paulo” High-Waisted Bikini Brief in Neon Green. This vintage inspired high waisted plus size bikini looks AMAZING on all plus size women! And this plus size bikini has all the style and fit details to make you look better and feel great! The high waist brief offers excellent coverage, and is lined in both front for strong tummy tuck control. $48.00

 

Comment below your favorite styles. Show us what you got using hashtag #SeaByMonif !

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