Swimwear is an incredibly contentious topic around most women, especially plus size women. However, the fatkini revolution brought on by Gabi of Gabi Fresh has morphed the standard ideal of what a swimsuit or bikini body truly means. Embraced by retailers like Lane Bryant, Forever 21 and Monif C., today’s swimwear pushes the sexiness barrier to the next level with eye catching, tummy showing, in your face, bold looks and finally the plus size woman of today has a range of options to feel confident and beautiful at the pool.
Which brings me to Essie Golden‘s first ever Golden Confidence Pool Party. First, what an amazing and perfectly placed name for this event! From tall to short, bikinis to one pieces, sarongs to cover ups, the 150+ women (and men) who attended Essie’s event strutted their stuff like that pool deck was their runway at a one of a kind plus size showcase the world needed to see.
As I looked at all the women arriving to the event I found myself overwhelmed by the amazingly gorgeous women in attendance. I definitely had a few ‘dang girl’ moments. Even more overwhelming was the community and unity among these women. All you saw was fun, laughter, canon balls and dancing.
We are all keeping our fingers crossed that this event becomes a regular within our community and that one day that same feeling of acceptance that we all had can be felt by all women in swimwear.
Here is an inside look at the event.
Disclosure: This look was provided by Lane Bryant. However, all opinions expressed are my honest thoughts based on my personal experiences.