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Do you remember when people (aka brands) started saying something to the effect of “the only thing you need to have a swimsuit body is a body?” a) that’s corny because b) no shit. I have my critiques on the well-intentioned body positivity movement. But I have to say, Tabria Majors’ swimsuit collection is a physical testament to the movement’s original mission.
I know I’m behind on this but you can’t blame me; especially when there’s too much to handle if you’re a Black person in this sensitive climate. However, Tabria Majors’ swimsuit collection brought me out of the slump of the hard news cycle. To say that this line of plus size swimsuits in collaboration with Fashion to Figure came to me when I least expected it is an understatement.
No, it’s not lost on me that we’re in the middle of a pandemic. However, as of late, underwear was the only thing I was lounging in because it’s too hot in New York for anything else in my opinion. This swimsuit line made for a comfy, but sexy WFH edit. I personally bought the Monokini and the caged one-piece (shown above, but is now sold out). However, the brand was able to gift me the yellow Vicky top and bottom set as well as the tie-dye set, which I am forever grateful for because I look damn cute in it.
This Vicky swimsuit made my boobs look aH-mazing. The underwire bra is more supportive than you would imagine. I bought a size 2 (I sized down for this one) and it luckily fit perfectly because who wants to buy returned swimwear? Like I’ve said before, yellow, pink, orange and a plethora of other bright colors look good on deep brown skin and this baby didn’t disappoint. Also, it reigned as the favorite amongst my boo thang(s).
Peep It Here: Vicky Underwire Bikini Top, $41.21 (Orig. $54.95) & Vicky Bikini Bottom, $37.46 (Orig. $49.95)
Maybe it was the Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for All hot pink number that had me obsessed with the monokini. But I knew as soon as I saw the Jada Ruched Monokini, I knew it was going in my cart, stat! Though this collection dropped on June 18, I’ve probably worn this one most because it’s one of the more revealing swimsuits. Plus, it’s pink, and you know how I love me some pink.
Peep it here: Jada Ruched Monokini $59.97 (Orig. $99.95)
I interviewed Majors for In The Know and she explained how plus-sizes don’t always offer the sexiest designs. Instead, they’re more modest than what straight sized swimsuits are offered.
“I don’t think I’ve seen a plus-size brand carry a thong bikini before, so that’s why I wanted to include it because I wear it all the time in my personal life,” Majors said. “Even though Fashion to Figure doesn’t carry small sizes, I wanted everybody to gravitate towards it. All of my friends were asking, ‘Why can’t you expand and make my size?’ I’m like ‘This isn’t about ya’ll,’ but knowing that they did like it, I made the right decision.”
The collection is doing extremely well and items in the then 26 piece collection have already sold out. But summer’s not over and you can snag your favorite pieces here.
What do you think of Miss Majors’ collection? Are you gagging? Are you living? What do you feel was missing from the collection? Did you buy one? Tell me it all in the comments below!