My swimwear lookbook is here! Recently, I took a little vacation to Miami as you can see here. I stayed at the beautiful Nobu Eden Roc hotel and had an amazing time. While there, I took advantage of the gorgeous scenery and shot my annual swimwear lookbook right on the hotel grounds. Now if you’ve been following me for a while now, you already know the drill. But to those that are new to my blog, every year I round up some of my favorite swimwear styles of the season. You can see my previous posts here and here. Historically, it has been so difficult to find trendy plus size swimwear but every year I do this lookbook there seems to be more and more options. Here are just some of the cute styles that caught my eye and that I styled with my own little flair. Enjoy!
I featured La Blanca for the first time on my lookbook last year and I had to feature them again. This time, I went with their one pieces that are unlike any that I have seen out there. Their attention to detail with the lace up front and gold hardware makes for one fabulous poolside look.
La Blanca La Azteca Lace Up One Piece | Swimsuit Cover-up
La Blanca Wild Safari Lace Up Plunge | Zebra Sarong
What can I say? SwimsuitsForAll will always be a staple in my swimwear lookbook. Not only do they have such a wide variety of swimwear in a myriad of sizes but they have so many great collaborations with people like Ashley Graham, Gabi Fresh and more. I was particularly drawn to Gabi’s swimwear this year so I had to feature a couple of suits from her line.
GabiFresh x SwimsuitsForAll Inspiration Bikini G/H Cup (D/DD, E/F Cup found here)
GabiFresh x SwimsuitForAll Hera Bikini | Aphrodite Sarong
Kenneth Cole is making its debut to my annual lookbook. To be honest, I had no idea Kenneth Cole even made plus size swimwear. When I saw this mesh embroidered suit though, I immediately knew that it was a winner. This year I was particularly drawn to pieces that are unlike anything I’ve seen before and this was definitely it. The mesh panels with the beautiful garden design is super chic and a really clever way of being sexy without showing too much.
Kenneth Cole High Neck Garden Groove Top | Kenneth Cole Garden Groove High Waist Brief | Black Sarong
Last but certainly not least, there’s Miraclesuit. These suits are one of the most supportive and well-designed suits on the market. They hug you in all the right places and slim you down in the all the right places. I’m always amazed at how tiny my waist looks in their swimwear. Known for their one pieces, I went with some fun prints that really brought the suits to life!
Miraclesuit Printed Escape One Piece | Black Sarong
Miraclesuit Temptress One Piece Suit
I know that it is not always easy to feel confident in swimwear and trust me I have my days. Especially when it comes time to shoot this lookbook, I get especially anxious. Plus size women already get attention, whether positive or not, when wearing swimwear so you can imagine that it only amplifies when there’s a photographer and multiple wardrobe changes involved. However, each time I have done this shoot I have been met with people that give me amazing compliments and remind me of why I continue to showcase this lookbook. The more you face your fears and decide to live your life instead of hiding in the background, the more you realize that your insecurities are insignificant. It’s time to grow into confidence and enjoy all that life has to offer!
Photographer: Steve Suavemente
YESSS!!! You look Fabulous. Those bikini’s look so good on you too. It gives me the confidence to try one on. Work it!
Thank you so much Kala! And yes try one!
You look great in all of them! Love your style!
Thanks so much Johanna!
All of the swimsuits are winners. I love one Miraclesuit. I don’t wear it as often as my other swim suits because its hard to put one, but it does hold you in, in all of the right places. You look amazing in all of them. Girl, where’s your cellulite? #envy
Thank you Suzette! And yes they may be a little more difficult to get on but once its on, it just holds you in that it makes it all worth it. Appreciate your kind words!
Thank you so much! You look amazing!! I will use your guide when I shop for my swimwear! ?
Thank you so much for all the inspiration. I am finding that I can’t go on a day without checking out your new ideas to see what I can wear. It’s also great to see your responses, I feel great having a celebrity answer back.
Awww thank you so much! It is amazing to hear that I have inspired you and I so appreciate the love! Also, I’m not a celebrity but I appreciate the compliment lol
KRISTINE! Every look was amazing! Your curves are amazing and your confidence is so liberating! Thanks for this post…I just got super excited for swimsuit season!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! This is exactly what this lookbook is meant to do. I so appreciate your message. Much love
hello,ciao…what a nice selection!…with your stunning Silhouette you are able to wear well all of these swimsuit!
You’re the Queen in Swimsuit…cheers!
This shoot is everything, thanks for new swimsuit inspiration ?
Thank you Maliah!
Looking beautiful in every style
Thanks so much Robin!
OMG Kristine! You look gorgeous in every piece. I can’t pick a favorite. Plus you skin looks amazing! What products did you use to prepare for your photo shoot?
Thank you so much Davina! I just use body scrubs and a good moisturizing lotion
I don’t know where to start, all these looks are simply AMAZING. you look stunning in everything!
Thank you so much Shannon!
Can everyone say Kristin looks FABULOUS! Girlie u working the hell out of that swimwear!
Thank you Temekia!