Will this summer ever end? I certainly hope not!
Weekends spent on the beach, sunbathing in the garden, picnicking in the park and paddling in the river to cool down after a long dog walk. This endless summer is definitely like having your cake and eating it too. And we all know the bigger the cake, the better!
With an endless summer comes and an endless need for swimwear. And if it were up to me, I would wear nothing but swimwear. Sadly, work has other ideas; today I had to wear steel toe cap boots which looked oh so chic with my p-leather pants and floral blouse – I’m forever a trendsetter!
Thankfully, outside of work, I’ve certainly been embracing my love of swimwear.
Figleaves Curve has been a godsend when it comes to swimwear this summer. Finally, a plus size beach range that is brave!
The range is revealing – embracing plunging necklines and backless shapes that reveal side-boob, thunder thighs and love-handles (or fat pads as I’ve started to name them. The suits are in bold colours with an impressive level of detail for a high-street range.
The swimwear gives thought to the fuller figure; whilst elongating shapes and patterns nip in the waist and give a curvy silhouette to the body that makes even the body-shy brave enough to bare so much flesh on the beach. This range does not hide the figure, but enhances it; something that is incredibly refreshing for a plus size swimwear range!
In these photos, I am wearing the athletic-inspired Figleaves Curve Sporty Swimsuit which has a high-neck and a nearly completely exposed back.
The central stripe is made from a sheer mesh that draws the eye and, encased with the vibrant white and blue panels, elongated the body. The back is extremely low-cut and interlaced with spaghetti straps that clasp in one central point, giving the effect of the swimsuit tumbling across your back.
I’m wearing a size 18 and it is a perfect fit width and shape wise. The swimsuit has sown in cups that loosely support the breast tissue but are a little too shallow for really encasing my H cup breasts. The swimsuit is also slightly too short for my 5ft10 frame but not so much as to cut into me. It does, however, mean that I get a little bit of pressure on my neck after wearing this for some time. This means I probably wouldn’t wear this swimsuit for real swimming. But for lazing on the beach and taking the occasional, cooling, paddle this piece of swimwear is perfect.
If you can’t tell, I’m a little enamoured with this swimsuit, and the entire Figleaves Curve swimwear range. It excites me and I cannot wait to see what they bring out next.