In pre-Covid times (wow, is that going to be our time marker now?), now was usually when we began planning vacation itineraries and summer wardrobes. Here are some of our favourite size inclusive brands for you to bookmark, perhaps not for this year, but for when we can travel freely again.
Mimi Kini is an Aussie grown swimwear label founded by partners and designers, Sid Pattni and Madalin Frodsham. With backgrounds in fashion design and fine arts, Madalin and Sid have sought to create a swimwear label that is for every woman.
Torrid was the result of customers asking them to offer plus sizes. As a brand, Torrid fits on actual women instead of on mannequins. Strict standards for the production of the merchandise such as prohibitions of child or forced labour, treating workers with respect and without discrimination, ensuring fair wages are thoroughly met. Designs are clean cut, girly and flirty! All the things you’d want from a swimwear brand. Sizes go up to US 30.
Kitty and Vibe
Called the future of swimwear by Forbes, Kitty and Vibe is a size inclusive swimwear brand that has developed a revolutionary sizing system that caters to real women bodies. It follows their own sizing metric that takes your hips and butt into account (two people can have the same hip size, but different butt size). Their patterns are super fun and cute!
This is so fierce and sassy, we couldn’t not add them to the list. Sizes go up to 3X, and that asymmetrical bikini looks awesome on everyone! Owner and designer Tennile McMillan started NAKIMULI in late 2009; her designs explore and inspire sisterhood, individuality, comfort, style and attitude.
TomboyX is for any girl, woman or person who does their own thing, dresses the way they want. They have a good selection of active watersports wear from unisuits to boardshorts. The brand is accountable, feisty and committed. Sizes go up to 4X.
featured image from Kitty and Vibe | brand images taken from respective social media accounts