BY Bee Gray
on May 22, 2015
Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and we know you wanna head to the closest possible water world. Whether you’ll be playing on the beach or pool-side sunning, you’re probably wondering what to wear. We think the distinction of size "others" people and marginalizes fatness, which is not fair. Fat-kini, skini-kini, whatever-kini —love your body and dress it in the lycra style that suits you best! All bodies and all kinis are created equal. So grab your sunscreen, a good book, and go get fierce in the sunshine. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 23, 2014
Female nipples are as worthy of celebration as they are controversial. They have literally nursed life into new generations since the dawn of mammals, and yet in some states their exposure remains illegal. The viral #FreeTheNipple campaign has already made an impact in the way the world sees bare chests, as something human rather than pornographic, but a lot more still needs to be done.
Luckily, Robyn and Michelle Lytle, creators of the TaTa Top, have taken the movement into their own hands. The TaTa Top is a bikini top with nipples and it’s nothing short of pure genius. Read More
When Brooke Birmingham, the blogger behind Brooke: Not On A Diet, was approached by Shape magazine to be part of what they referred to as a weight loss “success story," she saw it as an opportunity to “reach people.” Birmingham, who recently lost 172 pounds, has committed herself to spreading positivity and encouraging diverse women to embrace and love their bodies; in accordance with her convictions, Birmingham proudly wore a bikini while modeling for the photograph she later submitted to Shape. Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 09, 2013
Now to get kicked out of a child’s swim park you have to be doing something pretty obscene, right? Wearing a bikini apparently falls under that context.
Madelyn Shaeffer, a 42-year-old mother from Missouri, was kicked out of Adventure Oasis Water Park for wearing a bikini on premises. Such a scandal, America!
While playing with her children in one of the park pools, Shaeffer was approached by park staff and they asked her to put shorts over her bikini bottom. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jun 21, 2013
Hey, I didn’t say it.
According to Jessica Rey, former Power Ranger and current swimsuit designer, antiquated descriptions of the bikini state it's a garment favored by 'licentious mediterranean types' (me) and that only someone who lacked 'decency and tact' (also me) would wear it. As she goes through the history of women's swimwear in a recent video, she acknowledges that opinions of the bikini have clearly changed, and that she created her Audrey-Hepburn-inspired line, Rey Swimwear, as an alternative in a bikini-crazy world.
Which is cool. Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on May 30, 2013
Oh my God. I need all of these. Fab.com currently has a swimwear collection from Mr. Gugu and Miss Go (an amazing, hyper-graphic clothing company we featured in our June/July issue) that features—stay calm—cats, giraffes, panda bears, burgers, and spacemen.
These adorable suits are perfect for anyone. Worried about having a bikini body? Take this good advice, then go to Fab.com and buy one or five or all of these!
I plan on mixing and matching bandeau tops with giraffes and bottoms with pandas, as well as buying the amazing space cat suit. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Feb 20, 2012
We were browsing the World Wide Webternets today, on the hunt for some rad swimsuits for our June/July issue, when we came across a face that looked familiar on TheGiantPeach.com. That surly twinkle in the eye, those cartoony tattoos, that two-tone hair—this model is most definitely West Coast rapper Kreayshawn! (Compare her tattoos above with those in the below photo, for extra proof.) She’s clearly come a long way since this photo, especially in terms of her body modifications, but we’d recognize this adorable thug anywhere. Read More