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Flaunt Your Shape in Coco Reef Swim

November 10, 2016

Coco Reef Swim

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!

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Shopping for Bra-Sized Swimwear

October 16, 2015
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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.
Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

Convertible Swimwear: Ways to Wear

April 16, 2015

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!

Beauty Fashion

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

March 18, 2015


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

Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

Red Carpet Trends For Swimwear

February 26, 2015

 Tankini Stone Beauty Collection 2015

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Coco Reef Swim Tankini

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.


Fashion Lifestyle

Wash em or wear em?

May 23, 2014

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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Summer Trip Essentials

May 13, 2014

As are most people, one of the things I’m most looking forward to this summer is traveling, and whether its a day-cation or a stay-cation, a little time away from everyday life is a great thing. Packing for said trips, however, is usually not so great. We’ve rounded up some summer trip essentials to make your life a little easier and let you get to enjoying your trip!

The key to vacation fashion is easy comfort – you want to bring items that can be easily interchanged (thus allowing you to bring less with you), easily packed without wrinkling, and comfortable to wear.

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You’ll want a dress that is casual, but can also be dressed up, such as the Palmer Short Sleeve T-Shirt Dress from Lilly Pulitzer. Its classic print allows you to keep that stylish look, while pairing it with wedges and a statement necklace make it perfect for a beachside dinner.

A tote bag is a must for any vacation – the right one will go great with any outfit as well as carry all of your essential items (phone, map, wallet, makeup, etc.). We’re loving this Vince Camuto ‘Jace’ Tote, with a very trendy perforated cutout on the sides. Ray-Ban Wayfarers are the perfect addition to any outfit, as they add a touch of classic style, and are available in a variety of colors to best complement your skin tone.

For breezy days, you’ll need a top that is the perfect combination of lightweight style, such as the Keeper Chambray Shirt from J.Crew. You can pair it with shorts, a maxi skirt, or even cutely tie it over a maxi drew to keep you warm and fashionable.  Toss on a pair of white shorts, and pair it with these Coach Chailey Sandals for an easy day look.

Last but not least, you’ll want to make sure you have a great coverup with you if you’ll be hitting the beaches. We’re obsessed with the Embroidered Mirrors Caftan, since it adds a touch of glam to your swim style.

 

 

What are your go-to vacation essentials? Let us know!

Beauty Fashion

Best Style Swimsuit for Your Body

May 8, 2014

When it comes to swimwear, finding the best style swimsuit for your body type is absolutely key. Whether you’re curvy, straight, pear shaped, or apple shaped, it’s important that you find a swimsuit that will flatter your figure and help you feel confident!

If you’ve got a straight figure, you can feign curves with a patterned or brightly colored print. Ruching at the bust creates the illusion of a larger bust, while hip details create a side curve! A halter style tankini will create the illusion of curves up top. We suggest: Grotto Snake Five Way Tankini and the Kenya Dot Mix Bountiful Bandini

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If you’re curvy, you’ll want full cups to give you ultimate support! A high waisted bottom will elongate your body, and give you that supermodel length. However, don’t forget to get something with a little stretch – fabric without enough give will band into your skin and give the illusion of rolls where they aren’t. You want a swimsuit that looks smooth and comfortable. We suggest: Embroidered Mirrors Divine Power Bra or Solids High Waisted Bottom

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If you’re small on top, a top with underwire and/or cushioning will create the illusion of cleavage. Prints will add curves, especially zig zags, which are great for lengthening a small or short torso. Embellishments will also amp up your curves and draw attention upwards. We suggest: Brush Flower Halter Bra or Kenya Zig Zag One Shoulder Tankini

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If you’re busty, a top with thicker straps will be the perfect support that you’ll need. A built in shelf bra will hold you up, and removable cups will let you control the amount of cleavage you’ll show. We suggest: Color Blocked Spliced Halter Bra or Embroidered Mirrors Signature Twist Tankini

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If you’re still unsure of the best fit for your body type, we’d be happy to help! Shoot an email to fitting@swimwearanywhere.com with your body type and any personal preferences and we’d be happy to make a recommendation!

Fashion Giveaways

Ultimate Swimsuit Design Contest!

April 28, 2014

Ever wondered what goes into creation of a great swimsuit? We’re offering one lucky winner the chance to work with our design team to create a custom swimsuit – just in time for Memorial Day and summer kickoff!

Enter on the form below – good luck!

As seen on Super-Sweeps.com, Free CenterLucky Contests, and Hypersweep.com! Our sweepstakes is listed on ContestHound.com!

Lifestyle Workout Wednesday

Workout Wednesday: Squat Challenge

March 12, 2014

Week 4 - Squat Challenge

We’re getting ready for the beach, and cannot wait for the sun to finally make itself a more permanent fixture in the sky! Warmer weather is on the way, and we’re working to make sure we’re ready for its arrival. Yesterday we started our squat challenge, and are inviting you to join in with us! Follow us on social media using #ReefSquatChallenge – we’ll be continually posting on our progress and keep each other going!

NOTE: I am in NO WAY a fitness professional. Please do not take my comments to be professionally backed, nor do I know what is best for every body. I am simply sharing my personal experiences with these workouts. If you are unsure if you should be doing a particular workout, please consult your doctor first.

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Tried this workout? Have another one you’d like us to try? Let us know!