Thursday, July 31, 2014

Plus-size Fashion Models Pose In Bikini For Inspirational Calendar

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Plus-size supermodel Robyn Lawley is joined by a cast of curvy women in a new swimwear calendar that hits back at society’s obsession with super-slim summer bodies.

Jada Sezer, Shareefa J and plus-size fashion blogger Gabi Gregg joined Miss Lawley on the picturesque Turks and Caicos islands where they were photographed in a range of beach gear – even posing topless in one shot that echoed the pose that covered this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Swimsuits For All – the plus-size e-tailer behind the calendar – said that it wanted to capture ‘confident, sexy women with varying body types to highlight the beauty in all women.’

Making it accessible to all, the digital calendar is available for free on the Swimsuits For All website.

The images used for each month show the women looking happy and relaxed as they display their curves in retro-inspired tankinis, neon-colored bikinis and classic black swimsuits.

In a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot, Miss Lawley, 24 – who is a U.S. size 14 and 6ft 2in tall – reveals that she always struggled to find a swimsuit that fitted her frame growing up.

Instead, she would resort to wearing underwear at the beach.

Meanwhile, 27-year-old plus-size blogger Gabi Gregg – a U.S. size 18 – tells viewers that she took part in the Swimsuits For All initiative to promote a more positive body image.

‘I think it’s sad that the representatives of women in mainstream culture are usually so small because we have such a diversity of sizes in the real world,’ she said.

‘What I think that happens is that so many women see those girls and they think they have to look like them and I know that plus-size models and bloggers like myself are really helping change that.’

Via DailyMail

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