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New Arrivals Have Landed!

January 9, 2017

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.

Coco Reef Swim

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.

Contours by Coco Reef

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

Beauty Fashion Lifestyle Press

Diving In with Iskra Lawrence

November 23, 2016
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

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!

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

Fashion

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!