Ah, January. Time for fresh starts, clean slates, and one of my new favorite traditions: the release of a fresh collection of GabiFresh for Swim Sexy looks, designed by blogger Gabi Gregg. The 13-piece collection, which launches January 12 on Swimsuitsforall.com, features an array of prints, sexy mesh paneling, and sporty accents, available in sizes 12 to 24, and up to an H cup.
It’s Gregg’s fourth collaboration with Swimsuitsforall.com, and the suits have the same stylish spirit you’ve come to expect from the collab, but with updated features, like new low-waisted bikini bottoms for those who aren’t digging the retro high-waist look. “My collection is never really super cohesive, partially because there are so few options for plus-sized women; I like to really use my platform and collection as a way to service many different tastes,” Gregg told Refinery29. “They’re all statement pieces and head-turners with cool details.”
Gregg could slap her name on anything and it’d probably be successful, but she worked closely with Swimsuitsforall’s design team to make sure that everything, from the fit to trendy detailing, were on-point. “We work together to find the perfect fabric and choose colors,” Gregg said. “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.” The result: a collection that’s comfortable and supportive, but doesn’t even remotely resemble your grandma’s old-school swimdress.
These swimsuits celebrate confident, bold women with eclectic style and glowing confidence, and they’re not for wallflower types: “All the bikinis are definitely my personal style, but I also keep in mind what other girls that I know would love to wear, as far as the community I have online,” Gregg said. “There are fashion-forward, trendy girls who love showing skin and aren’t ashamed of their bodies; these bathing suits are really for those girls.” With product names like “Countess,” “Queen,” and “Empress,” it’s obvious that Gregg wants all women to feel like style royalty.
Gregg’s previous collaborations have sold out in record time, and we have no doubt this fashionable fourth round will follow suit. Scroll down to see all of the styles, and don’t blame me if you end up booking a mid-winter vacation just so you can show off your new swimwear.
This article was originally written by me for Refinery29.