Ever since I moved from Los Angeles, my proximity to the beach changed by about 8 hours. Sad, I know. As a girl born on an island, this is almost scary. I make regular trips to the marina about 4 miles down the road so I can relax by the water, and even though it's not the same I am grateful for it. The absence of the beach might be a good excuse as to why I have yet to get me a new bathing suit.
It's Memorial Day, and I just might be the last person hunting for swimsuits, but if you are anything like me, and you are considering old faithful sitting in the back of your closet, I have a challenge for you! Old faithful should be donated. Take the leap of faith with me, and let's take a look at some of this season's favorites. You just might be surprised!
Last year the only curvy girl swimwear available were from a handful of stores that catered the same old, frumpy designs. This year our options have expanded. Online retailers exclusive to curvy fashion, have since risen to popularity and with them a gamma of new stylish options.
For a more comprehensive guide to retailers, make sure to check out my Directory.
Photo by Colleen Stavrakos