Swimsuit Issues

A few days ago, Sports Illustrated was getting a whole lotta press for ‘featuring’ a plus size model in its latest issue. But the initial hubbub was all centered around an advertisement for Swimsuits for All. Last time we checked, ads were paid placements. Late yesterday, however, it was revealed that the stunning Robyn Lawley, whose measurements do not fall within the typical size 0-2 range, is being featured. We admit that it’s a step in the right direction…but we really wish it was more.

Being bombarded with this media model fixation was really getting us down. Oh, you too? Wanna see an actual spectrum of stunning shapes, silhouettes, and sizes? Take a gander at this gorgeous spread:


This fabulous shot of bathing suit-clad beauties is just a sneak peek at one of our upcoming style stories, which you’ll see right here on ModCloth very, very soon!

And, we gotta say — Swimsuits for All, you rock. YOU deserve major kudos for your body-positivity and size-embracing ethos. We love what you’re doing, and are right there with ya. There’s still a long way to go, but it’s fantastic to see the strides being made! After all, it takes a lot of voices to effect true, enduring change.

+Tell us what you think and share a snapshot of your gorgeous self using #fashiontruth to add your voice to this mix!



About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

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    Rosangela Lynn 02/22/2015 at 6:01 am #

    I love the 2 pieces bathing suit that plus size model is wearing. Where can I get it?

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    Ali 02/23/2015 at 7:10 pm #

    I appreciate modcloth’s commitment to “real beauty” and was excited when I recieved an email today with a link to the swimsuits featuring real people. What I was surprised to see however was clear photoshopping of the dreaded and “unreal” thigh gap in picture after picture. After talking up how anti-photoshop modcloth is, is there an explanation for this? Just wondering if anyone has a thought. Thank you.

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    Sindy Caraballlo 02/24/2015 at 10:05 pm #

    I want to model for Modcloth!

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    Kim 02/26/2015 at 6:23 pm #

    I appreciate the effort, but why is the only option available in a 3x the same tired one piece I see everywhere? Being quite pear shaped, it looks horrible on me!

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    Lynne 03/01/2015 at 3:23 pm #

    Your models are so gorgeous and give me hope for a bikini body!

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    Kami 06/16/2015 at 10:17 am #

    I was also wondering about all the “thigh gap”. Looks pretty photoshopped to me….


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