Look at These Cute as Hell Plus-Size Swimsuits

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Style blogger GabiFresh just debuted another collection with Swimsuits for All and it looks great and now you’re yearning for summer—my bad.

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You might remember Gabi Gregg as the blogger who helped render the phrase “bikini body” permanently passé with her advocacy for the fatkini. She followed it up with a hugely popular Swimsuits for All collection in 2013, which sold out damn near instantly. And now she’s back. This batch has names like “The Empress,” “The Queen,” “The Duchess,” and “The Tsarina.” God, don’t you feel regal already?

“I give my input when it comes to fit and what I would like to change, like moving a waistline up, or if a torso needs to be longer,” she told Refinery 29. And when you actually involve a plus-size customer in design, it shows—these look like they’ll actually stay where they’re supposed to. Plus they go to an G/H cup, too.

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Gregg models several of the looks here; while you’re distracted, I’ll be snatching up every one of those bikinis.


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DISCUSSION

Are these cute? I don’t know.

It seems to me that on the Plus-Size models, in general, the clothing always has to display BRIGHT, BOLD patterns; and this sort of bothers me. Fat girls are like the sassy Black Best Friend trope, now.

Are we (speaking as a former Fat Girl who still resonates with that time) ever allowed something elegant, subdued, slightly lacy, reserved, regal, poised?

Truly not it seems. Those items are reserved for the Grace Kellys of the world, the Gwyneth Paltrows, the Amal Clooneys, the Imans. The long and lean royalty (whom I love, too) but not the Fat Girl. No; the Fat Girl is Wild, Wacky, Funny, and Fun! And even Sexual now!

But what she is never, ever allowed to be is elegant, self-possessed, calm, and poised.

Honestly, so glad fashion is branching out, but these don’t look so different to me than something one would find at Lane Bryant.....

If I am wrong, I will be happy to be convinced otherwise!