Bra Sized Swimwear: A Summer Necessity

Bra Sized Swimwear from Coco Reef Swim

Whether you’re relaxing poolside or on a tropical beach vacation, having the right bra sized swimwear can make your day completely stress-free. After all, you have other things to worry about than how your swimsuit fits.

Bra sized swimwear combines the support and comfort of a bra with the style and functionality of a swimsuit. For many women, the additional support is not only welcomed – it’s a necessity. Swimsuit shopping in general is an event that most women dread and for women with a large bust it can bring even more trouble.

While bra sized swimwear is ideal for women looking for bust support, women of all shapes and sizes can benefit from it. Details such as removable soft cups, underwire construction and built-in bust support make swim bra’s stand out.

Swimsuits by bra size are made and cut to fit a specific cup and band size, taking the guessing game out of extra small through large sizing. After all, everybody is different. By being able to select your exact cup size, you’re certain to get a perfectly fitted bathing suit.

Underwire construction in your bra creates lift, support, and desirable cleavage. The same goes for underwire tankinisunderwire bikinis and underwire one piece swimsuits. Not only will you feel secure in your bathing suit, you’ll feel more confident as you highlight your curves.

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In addition to underwire construction, some bra sized swimwear may feature molded cups or removable soft cups. These design elements provide shapely support and create a sleek swimsuit look.

Adjustable and removable thick straps offer support. Unlike thinner, flimsy straps – swimsuits with thick adjustable straps are strong and durable, keeping you secure and confident.

The purchase of a quality, perfection-fit bra sized swimwear is a great investment. Swimwear created with these innovative features and bra sizing technology helps take the agony out of swimsuit shopping. You know you’re getting an excellent addition to your summer wardrobe that will last for seasons to come.

It’s these details that define and set Coco Reef Swimwear apart from other bra sized swimwear on the market. Made by women, for women, we know how hard it is to find a swimsuit that fits well and makes you feel as confident as you should. Our bra size swimwear is available in cup sizes C, D, DD, E and F making it the perfect swimwear for large busts.  Having been in business for over ten years, we know a thing or two about quality, perfection-fit swimwear.

New Arrivals Have Landed!

This season from Coco Reef Swim we’re featuring three different collections of bra sized swimwear so you can find your perfect look.  

Coco Reef, the brand you’ve grown to love for flattering bra sized swimsuits, unparalleled fit, and a fashionable color palette is back with new silhouettes for 2017, a bright color palette, and stylish prints.

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Coco Reef Swim

Coco Reef White Label, an exclusive capsule collection of luxurious, bra sized swimwear with a rich color palette. The simple yet luxe silhouettes help create a collection of lush, must have swimwear.

Coco Reef White Label
Coco Reef White Label

Finally, Contours by Coco Reef features our most directional styles for women, blending our well-known luxury swimwear with dual-layer technology for our most contemporary line yet. This collection of bra sized swimwear combines our patented PerfectionFit technology with hidden shapewear for swimwear that accentuates and flatters your figure.

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Contours by Coco Reef

Each of these three collections is composed of the characteristics that Coco Reef is known for. Sophisticated bra sized swimsuits that accentuate your curves, quality swimsuits made from top of the line fabrications, luxury accents and embellishments, and above all else – an incomparable fit you won’t find anywhere else.

We hope you love our new collections for 2017 as much as we do. Shop all these looks and more at www.cocoreefswim.com

Diving In with Alex Underwood

Welcome Back to Diving In, a new series where we sit down and discuss body confidence with inspiring women. In this piece, we sit down with American Model, Alex Underwood. Underwood is not just beautiful but passionate too. She is the founder of The Unwanteds Project, a horse rescue that brings awareness to the abuse that these beautiful animals face. Alex stars in Coco Reef’s newest campaign, Flaunt Your Shape. The campaign focuses on embracing the body positivity movement and encouraging women to show off their bodies. The goal is to show women that being who they are is not only good enough, it’s perfect.
How did you become body positive? What was the journey to accepting and loving your body like?
“I had a really big moment happen in the eighth grade. I’d always had problems making friends with girls growing up and I had recently been invited to hang out with a special group of girls. While hanging out with them, I realized they talked so badly about themselves. I remember listening and thinking, they sound silly! I don’t see any of this. And I didn’t want to sound that way. I guess I made a pact with myself that day – to accept and love myself.”
What advice would you give your younger self?
Stop skipping class! And don’t sweat the small things.
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What is your life motto?
‘Never forget that the pressures of modern life are only a man-made game. You can take a break whenever you wish. It isn’t necessary to stress yourself to the level of those around you. Take nothing as seriously as your universal right to seek peace’
What advice would you give for someone struggling with confidence and body acceptance?

If you’re finding it hard to move past a body issue or hard to gain momentum to your body loving goal… try eliminating the outside influences. For instance: I gave up Facebook five years ago and monthly magazines. I immediately felt relieved. They say you are what you eat but to broaden that- you are what you consume. Give yourself substance in all areas of life. Your self love journey is yours and yours alone.

How do you ‘Flaunt Your Shape?
For me, comfort is everything and comfort equals confidence. Especially when you’re down to your skivvies! I actually prefer to find a nude beach, honestly. When I do find a swimsuit that fits me so well it feels like I’m wearing nothing- that’s a keeper!

Diving In with Iskra Lawrence

Welcome to Diving In, a new series where we sit down and discuss body confidence with inspiring women. In this piece, we sit down with English model, Iskra Lawrence. Lawrence is not just a pretty face, she’s an #AerieReal role model, an advocate with the National Eating Disorder Association and an active editor of The Runway Riot. She stars in Coco Reef’s newest campaign, Flaunt Your Shape. The campaign focuses on embracing the body positivity movement and encouraging women to show off their bodies. The goal is to show women that being who they are is not only good enough, it’s perfect. So, who better to enlist to kick off our campaign than the queen of body positivity herself, Iskra Lawrence?! Coco Reef chatted with Iskra about being a role model, her life motto and what advice she would give her younger self.
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How did you become body positive? What was the journey to accepting and loving your body like?
I’ve been modeling since I was 13 and after I hit puberty and my body began to change. I was dropped from my agency because my hips were too large to be a straight-size model, and I was ridiculed on modeling sets for being the “fat girl.” I went on extreme diets and looked up different surgeries in an attempt to change my body into something it would never be. I realized I didn’t want to be this person, so I decided to accept and celebrate my body for what it was. It was then that my career as a model really took off — I signed with my agency JAG and started working with Aerie on their #AerieReal campaigns, which was a dream come true. It wasn’t an easy journey, but learning to love myself was the best thing for me, not only in my career, but life.
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What advice would you give your younger self?
 Stop fighting yourself.  When you look in the mirror, stop looking at the things you don’t like and start celebrating the things that make you feel beautiful and unique. Life is too short to constantly battle yourself and get hung up on the negative.
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How important is it to you to find clothes that fit your shape? 

Shopping can be really daunting, but when you find clothes that you love and make you feel great, it can be a really fun and empowering.

What is your life motto?
 The best gift you can give yourself is self-love. No one else’s love can have a greater impact on your life than your own.
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What advice would you give for someone struggling with confidence and body acceptance?
 I like to start every morning by waking up, looking in the mirror, and asking myself what I am going to accomplish that day. We are so focused on our appearance, that we often forget how much our bodies and minds can accomplish — whether that’s going to the gym, finishing a big project at work, or spending time with loved ones. By shifting that mentality, you can change your outlook on life and start each day on a positive note.
 
What is it like being a role model for so many people? 
 It is so humbling. Because I struggled for years with body image, it was important to me to use my platform to share my experience as a way to help others. Through my work with Aerie and the National Eating Disorders Association, I get to connect with so many young women and girls and talk about body image as well as mental health, which go hand-in-hand. It is both an honor and responsibility to give a voice to these issues that few people talk about.
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How do you ‘Flaunt Your Shape?
 I flaunt my shape by being true to myself! I’ve accepted my body as it is and focus on taking care of it, both inside and out.
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Flaunt Your Shape in Coco Reef Swim

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It’s easy to compare yourself to others. In fact, most of us probably do it on a daily basis, even more so in the summer months. With skin-baring swimsuits everywhere you look, it’s easy to hide behind your towel.

But as the leaders of bra-sized swimwear, we understand the curves of a woman. We know you may need some additional support and we’re here to embrace your perfect imperfections, your “flaws”, and the parts of you that you may not be as proud of. Whether it’s your crooked teeth, freckled skin, the parts that jiggle, stretch marks, your short legs, your frizzy hair, all of it. We love everything that makes you, you.

Which is why we’re moving in a new direction. We’ve enlisted three models that are not only beautiful but also empowering. Iskra Lawrence, queen of body positivity, managing editor of Runway Riot and a NEDA brand ambassador. Alexandra Underwood, commander of her curves and the founder of the Unwanteds Project. And, Camila Lopes, a natural beauty, philanthropist and yogi who embraces her shape.

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These three inspirational ladies star in our new swimsuit campaign where we invite you to #FlauntYourShape in Coco Reef Swimwear. If you’re short or tall, if you’re round or thin, if you’re busty or on the smaller side, flaunt it!

In a society that profits from your self-doubt, loving yourself is a rebellious act. We’re asking you to be a rebel, embrace the movement and show the world that you love the skin you’re in!

Shopping for Bra-Sized Swimwear

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Shopping for Bra-Sized Swimwear? Here’s what you need to know: 
Whether you’re lounging on the beach or enjoying some poolside relaxation, you want to look beautiful in your swimwear. Unfortunately, finding a flattering, well-fitted swimsuit isn’t always easy, especially for exceptionally busty or even, plus-size women. Every woman has similar internal monologues while swimsuit shopping: Will this swimsuit give me adequate support? Will it show off my figure while giving me decent coverage? Does this swimsuit support me enough to surf the waves, play a game of beach volleyball, and lounge in my chair? Ladies, we know your struggle, and you’re not alone.
Prioritize a Good Fit over a Flashy Little Number
When shopping for large-breast swimwear, it’s important to look beyond the swimsuit’s appearance. While stringy bikinis, and barely there swimwear is completely on trend right now, it doesn’t support those of us who are well-endowed. However, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. A charming patterned tankini may be the perfect piece for you, or a monochromatic one piece might embody your personal style. If showing off your curves is your go-to, the dynamic five-way bra is for you. These suits are equally beautiful as they are functional. Bra-sized swimwear is worth the investment. Never again will you suffer from unflattering, under supported, and impractical swimsuit tops.
What’s your Body Type?
Whether you have a small chest or you have a large chest, you have an athletic build or you’re curvy in all the right places, every body type can benefit from bra-sized swimwear. With all different levels of coverage, you’ll find the perfect swimsuit to fit your needs.
Designed with YOU in Mind 
Bra sized swimsuits from Coco Reef come in a wide variety of stylish designs including tankinis, bandeau tankinis, one pieces, and bra-sized bikinis that are easily paired with colorful, trendy bottoms and stylish cover ups.
For busty women, details are key. Underwires and molded cups for extra oomph, thick and adjustable straps for extreme comfort, and wider strips of fabric beneath the bust for more reliable coverage and stronger support make for a perfectly sculpted for you, swimsuit. A front zipper allows you to control the amount of cleavage you’re showing off, as well as additional reinforcement.
If you’re wearing a bikini, you can take some attention away from your chest by selecting a bikini bottom that catches the eye; for instance, you can wear a bottom with a wide band at the waist or a cute skirt.
Get bra size bikinis in a variety of eye-catching colors and prints that exude smart and sexy style.
Colors and Patterns, galore! 
Get bra size bikinis in a variety of eye-catching colors and prints that exude sexy and confident style. Certain colors and patterns can enhance your figure, giving your body more symmetry, a better sense of proportion, and an appearance that’s more smooth. Go ahead and rock that one-piece, a pattern of vertical stripes will make your bust and the rest of your figure lithe.
Certain color patterns are more flattering than others. Darker colors smooth allover, and a ruffle mixed with an eye-catching print can draw attention away from your chest. Color-blocking can help to accentuate your hips and waist while taking attention away from your chest.
Be sure to look through our extensive collection of beautiful and comfortable swimwear. Our tops, bottoms, tankinis, and one-piece suits are designed to fit you with precision and make your body look its best.

Convertible Swimwear: Ways to Wear

Known for our wide selection of bra-sized swimsuits, Coco Reef is already your destination for fit and comfort. But we’ve gone even further with our unique Five Way Bra, one of the top-selling styles in our collection of convertible swimwear. With wide removable straps, soft molded cups, and underwire construction, you’re sure to have your perfect fit and style every time.
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We call this our Five Way Bra, but the ways to wear are really endless. Some of our favorite alternate options are pictured below.
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Shop the Five Way Bra here, then check out this video for cool ways to wear:

 

1.BOW FRONT BANDEAU – This style is great for those who want an even, lines-free tan. The bow in front provides a fun and feminine feature, while emphasizing the bust and further supporting cleavage.
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2.HALTER – For those who need coverage and support, the halter option gives that and more. Bolstering the bust from above provides a healthy look, while underwire construction supports from the underside.
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3. BANDEAU – For an ultra-chic and comfortable look, wrap the straps around to create a true bandeau. Depending on your comfort and coverage needs, straps can be swathed from either the bottom or the top.
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4.CROSS FONT HALTER – Spice up your style by crossing the straps across your body before tying back into a halter. This style allows for thicker, more relaxed straps, which might provide a more comfortable fit.
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5.OVER-THE-SHOULDER – Attach removable wide straps to a bandeau silhouette to create an over-the-shoulder look with increased coverage and support. Straps are adjustable so you can achieve your perfect fit time and time again.
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Experiment with your own suit and send us your favorite options using #CocoReef… we just might include them on a future blog post!

Five Reasons Why Suits With LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber Are Better


As the originators of bra-sized swimwear, we have been leading the industry in fit and quality for almost a century. When LYCRA® fiber began to revolutionize textiles in the early 1960s, we saw it as the perfect opportunity to elevate our fit and fabric into something even greater. As each of our brands has grown, we have continued to innovate and refine our practice to provide the perfect swimsuit time and time again.

FIVE REASONS  WHY SUITS WITH LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ FIBER ARE BETTER

1.   FIT – Finding the perfect fit has never more important than in swimwear. A small sizing error can reflect in a big way. We want you feeling flawless. That’s why we use LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber in our swimwear. The innovative technology in LYCRA® fiber gives our fabrics comfort, figure flattering fit and the freedom to move.

2.   COMFORT – What’s the point in looking good if you don’t feel good? Suits with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber make you feel confident, and feel like a million bucks… for a fraction of that. Cool and comfortable, every suit is designed to complete satisfaction. Fashion forward never felt so good!

3.   MOVEMENT – Whether you’re on the beach, at the pool, or in the water, you don’t stay still… you move. And your swimwear needs to move with you. LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber offers a beautiful, long-lasting fit, with freedom to move. Chip chop!

4.   DURABILITY – They say you need a new suit every season. And while we’re crazy about swimwear, we don’t subscribe to that. Your favorite suit should last more than a couple dips. With LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ it can. Go ahead and fall in love… your suit is here for the long haul!

5.   RESISTANCE – Your swimsuit has enemies; intense heat, pool chlorination, salty water, and greasy sunscreen can do a lot of damage. But LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber resists fit loss and fiber breakage caused by pool water, giving you long-lasting shape, style and fit that resists bag and sag. Swim in freedom and let your suit do all the work.

LEARN MORE
www.lycra.com/xtralife

Red Carpet Trends For Swimwear

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Model  Talita Correa  |  Top  Stone Embellished Ultra Fit Tankini  |  Bottom  Stone Embellished Ultra Fit Tankini

From the catwalk to your closet, we’re looking to the red carpet for this season’s swim inspirations. Fresh off
awards season, our eyes can’t help but notice all the stars strutting with stones… and we’re not talking just jewelry. Embellished
gowns and adorned accessories are all the rage this year, as celebs take their glamour game to the next level. Our Stone Beauty
Collection incorporates the hottest trends so that you never go out of style. Beautiful stone embellishments accentuate these sexy
suits in the season’s hottest colors. Underwire support keep things steady and in-place, while simple shirring and molded cups
ensure your ultimate fit and comfort. And with our unique bra-sizing and mix-and-match separates,
every creation is custom-fit to your body’s shape. How’s that for VIP treatment?



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Jessie J appeared at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the 2015 Grammys in a sheer black dress from Ralph and Russo.
Splashed with gems and graced in a full train, the “Bang Bang” singer proved that there’s no such thing as too much fabulous.


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Dazzling in red at the 2015 Golden Globes in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Viola Davis put the glam in glamorous. In a flowing
Donna Karan Atelier dress, sparkled with ruby red and crystal rhinestones, the “How to Get Away with Murder” star was praised
for her classic, yet flashy ensemble.


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For those who want pocket-sized pomp, Prada’s cool clutch might be the perfect red carpet accomplice. Gold-plated
hardware supports this statement piece’s stunning stone embellishment. Available in three smart colors, it’s the must-have
accessory of the season.


Wash em or wear em?

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We’re headed to the beach for the weekend for some sunshine and relaxation, and have packed our favorite bikinis for the trip.

We’ve received a few inquiries on swimsuit care, particularly on whether or not swimsuits should be washed, and if so, how often. We’ve narrowed down a few basic guidelines that should be followed to ensure your swimsuits will remain beautiful for as long as possible!

Most importantly – don’t wash your swimsuit unless it’s absolutely necessary. Like your favorite jeans, swimsuits will lose their elasticity and color if over washed. The best way to wash it is a quick rinse after the pool or a dip in the ocean, so bring it right into the shower with you and rinse it off well.

If you feel it still needs a better wash, soak it in warm soapy water for about 20 minutes, and then rinse well. Never put your swimsuit in the washing machine, and if you do, do not wash it with towels which will erode the surface of your suit and cause pulling.

Wringing your swimsuit dry will stretch the fabric, erode the elastic, and make it fall down when you least expect it.

Just kidding – but you should never wring it dry as it will cause the elasticity in the fabric to lessen and create a saggier, ill-fitting look. Instead, gently squeeze it dry, and allow it to hang dry.

If you’ve spilled on your swimsuit, try to get as much of the surface stain off as possible. When you get home and change, place a small amount of baking soda on the spot for 15-20 minutes.

The most important rule? Rotate your swimsuits! The more you wear your suits, the more out of shape and worn out they will get. The elastic needs a little time to bounce back, so don’t rely on only one swimsuit! Purchase two of three and keep a rotation going, to keep your suits looking beautiful year after year!

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