Hey Curvy Chicks!
The time is finally here my lovely friends for me to debut my 2012 FATkini and do my yearly post about feeling great in a swimsuit! However first things first, I have to give credit where credit is due. Over the last couple of weeks there has been a lot of talk in the fat acceptance and fatshion spheres about plus size women rocking bikinis, or as they have been dubbed FATkinis, in their local swimming pools, beaches, lakes and heck even backyards. Gabi Gregg has been the leader in this and has created quite the buzz among all of us curvy girls as well as with the world over and was even a guest on the Today Show to discuss the FATkini trend, health at every size and self confidence. Mad props Gabi for all you’ve done!
I will admit that this is the first year I have rocked a complete bikini. Even when I was a fairly average sized teenager I was always caught donning a one piece or at the very most a tankini during the summer months, hiding my chub and my pasty white belly. While I can accept that this was my past and was part of my journey to the body acceptance, self love and the FATkini rocking that you are seeing today I do have to admit that I regret the time I spent worry far too much what other people thought of me and missing out on a lot of fun times in my past. Well if its and buts were candy and nuts…wait is that another fat girl reference? Whatever, the past is over and I am living in the moment now with an extreme appreciation for my body and am showcasing it this summer with my first FATkini and I have to say I am loving it! Pale skin, stretch marks, dimpled thighs and a muffin top that can’t be matched in full force I am embracing my beauty, my size 22, 275lb frame and of course my love for all things animal print in this summers FATkini!
I purchased this FATkini all the way back in March from Monif C on pre-order and anxiously awaited its arrival the first week of May. When it finally arrived I was so excited I anxiously tried it on over my clothes in the middle of my kitchen. I fell instantly in love and new that this was a $148.00 well spent and that I would be wearing it every chance I got all summer long! So far I have rocked this suit at the lake, in friends hot tubs and finally today at our community pool which finally opened for the summer. My FATkini has worked fantastically in all of these different occasions has earned me a TON of compliments and has proven to be an awesome suit both for looks and for functionality. This FATkini is also in my opinion very curve friendly and even flattering with the high waisted bottoms that take care of muffin top coverage and the wide halter straps on the top that perfectly cover that bit of armpit flab that is typically neglected. It is made from a great quality fabric and is nice and sturdy to keep the girls in place and even has bra style back closer for extra support. Honestly I love this suit!
For those women who are considering rocking a FATkini or hell even a swimsuit this summer I highly recommend Monif C Plus Sizes as the perfect designer for swimwear made with your curves in mind! Monif C is currently having a sale to help with the price a bit but there are only 2 DAY LEFT! Use the coupon code MEMORIAL at checkout and take 20% off your order through Thursday!
What do you think of my FATkini? Would you wear one? What are you waiting for go rock a suit that makes you feel good and enjoy some fun in the sun!