If you're like me, you've seen countless swimwear reports this summer claiming the perfect fit for all body types. And then, ahem, the suits often have the same cut and are always shown on the same body type — ultra thin. How is the average woman to relate? I want to see a variety of styles to flatter many figures — slim, curvy, tall, petite, you name it — and know the designer behind the brand has taken our wonderful differences into consideration too. Enter model Robyn Lawley who at 6'2" and a size 12, has taken the modelling world by storm and can now add swimwear designer to the list.
An active swimmer and a model who has worn every bathing suit style under the sun, the 24-year-old Australian was uninspired by the styles available for curvier women. She also found most styles did not support her bust while swimming and the bottoms didn't come high enough to flatter the stomach area. She decided to create a line that is both stylish and functional. Eight styles are currently available in sizes 8-18 and Lawley aims to increase the size range to include bigger and smaller sizes soon.
I love the thought put into the pieces like the Cosmic Libra Adjustable Bikini with its adjustable straps as well as a draw cord that allows the waist to be folded down and adjusted to any desired height. The bottoms being lined with powermesh is a nice bonus feature as well. Aiming to launch in time for Australian summer, the suits are available for pre-order in North America through Madison Plus Select with expected shipping to take place at the end of August. Prices range from $140-$199. Madison Plus Select owner Aimee Cheshire has been bowled over by the positive response to the line and can't wait to get the orders out soon. Looking forward to more designs from down under.