Model Rants About Trying To Buy A Plus-Size Bikini And It’s All Of Us

Model Rants About Trying To Buy A Plus-Size Bikini And It’s All Of Us

Summertime means bathing suit time and that could be a really stressful time for a lot of us. Girls try to get in shape before the summer, but that doesn’t always happen. So, we end up needing to work with what we have.


That means finding that perfect bathing suit that compliments your curves and that perfect bikini that holds everything in place. But let’s face it, for those of us who are on the curvier side, finding the perfect two piece is torture.


Recently, a model and body positivity blogger, Sonny Turner, turned to her Instagram page to express her frustration with the limited bikini options that are available for plus-size shoppers. In her post, she wrote about “the reality of shopping as a thick/plus size woman.”

 

Turner, 19, captioned a series of dressing room selfies on her Instagram, writing “changing rooms can be scary places.”

Turner, 19, captioned a series of dressing room selfies on her Instagram, writing “changing rooms can be scary places.”

She noted that the two-piece that she tried on was the largest size that was available at one upscale store. Turner had a frustrated expression on her face.

She noted that the two-piece that she tried on was the largest size that was available at one upscale store. Turner had a frustrated expression on her face.

Sonny wrote: “High Street store bikinis do not cater for women of my body type. The majority of online stores don’t either.”

Sonny wrote: “High Street store bikinis do not cater for women of my body type. The majority of online stores don’t either.”

So, the 19-year-old decided to give some tips for designers when making a bathing suit for curvier, plus-size women.

So, the 19-year-old decided to give some tips for designers when making a bathing suit for curvier, plus-size women.

She first noted on her Instagram that “big breasts need underwire for support for a youthful life. We need cup sizes that correlate to bra sizes and they need to go past DD.”

She first noted on her Instagram that “big breasts need underwire for support for a youthful life. We need cup sizes that correlate to bra sizes and they need to go past DD.”

Then she wrote, “We need straps that aren’t so tight it’s as though our neck is about to snap off. We need bikini bottoms that don’t give (us) wedgies when we walk.”

Then she wrote, “We need straps that aren’t so tight it’s as though our neck is about to snap off. We need bikini bottoms that don’t give (us) wedgies when we walk.”

Turner also had an issue with brands that offer very limited style options for curvy women. “We deserve more choice in the selection for our body type that isn’t just the generic black swimsuit with a kimono.”

Turner also had an issue with brands that offer very limited style options for curvy women. “We deserve more choice in the selection for our body type that isn’t just the generic black swimsuit with a kimono.”

Just because she is curvy doesn’t mean they don’t want a thong bikini. Sonny wrote, “The whole selection doesn’t have to be high-waisted.”

Just because she is curvy doesn’t mean they don’t want a thong bikini. Sonny wrote, “The whole selection doesn’t have to be high-waisted.”

Her final message expressing her frustration was: “We’re gonna need you to stop using models with fake boobs that aren’t a real depiction of what the bra would look like on our real droopy ones.”

Her final message expressing her frustration was: “We’re gonna need you to stop using models with fake boobs that aren’t a real depiction of what the bra would look like on our real droopy ones.”

She continued, “It’s not fair that we can’t wear cute swimwear just because we are built differently.” She added, “You don’t need to lose weight in order to have a ‘bikini body.’”

She continued, “It’s not fair that we can’t wear cute swimwear just because we are built differently.” She added, “You don’t need to lose weight in order to have a ‘bikini body.’”

Turner preaches the idea that there is no ideal “bikini body.” Every body is a bikini body and she believes it’s time for swimsuit designers to recognize that.

Turner preaches the idea that there is no ideal “bikini body.” Every body is a bikini body and she believes it’s time for swimsuit designers to recognize that.

“It’s not fair that we can’t […] wear cute swimwear just because we are built differently,” She wrote. “Make clothes for all (sizes).”

“It’s not fair that we can’t […] wear cute swimwear just because we are built differently,” She wrote. “Make clothes for all (sizes).”