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Instagram Roundup – Summer 2018

July 26, 2018
Coco Reef, Bra Sized Swimwear, Bikini Top, Swimsuit

We’re rounding up our favorite snapshots of Coco Reef that have been heating up the ‘gram lately.

Like what you see? Shop the images for instant summer style.

@indigoheightsblog wearing the Contours by Coco Reef Solitaire Underwire One Piece Swimsuit in white.

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✨N E W✨ on the blog today: where my curvy girls at?! ☝🏽👌🏽my recent trip to @unico2087 in mexico brought about a new obsession: UNDERWIRE SWIMWEAR!!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 this @cocoreefswim one piece from @macys was the most supportive and flattering bathing suit i might have ever worn… and it’s WHITE, too!!! 😍 click the link in my bio to read about my love for swimwear that lifts you up (… literally and figuratively!!!!) because REAL TALK: it’s NOT always 🌈 and 🦋 when it comes to body confidence… and brands like coco reef make “those days” SO. Much. Better. oh and did i mention this beauty is ON SALE NOW?! 🙌🏽🎉 TGIF! http://liketk.it/2v63F @liketoknow.it #cocoreefswim

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@adelaguerra wearing the Infinite Strappy Bra Sized Underwire Bikini Top with matching Captivate High Waisted Bikini Bottoms from our Mykonos Mix collection

@whatsup_buttarcup wearing the Ascher Underwire One Piece Swimsuit from our Bali Collection on a tropical vacation!

@angel_sheehan wears our best-selling Ultra Fit Bra Sized Underwire Tankini Top from our Mediterranean Tile collection.

@lovetheprosas wears our Infinite Strappy Bra Sized Underwire Bikini Top and the Diva High Waist Bikini Bottom poolside

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I can’t remember the last time I wore a 2 piece. Just the thought of it alone freaked me out until I went along on this Self Love journey that has me feeling completely different about myself and about my body. I used to go to the public pool with the kids, with a one piece on- a pair of shorts over it, AND a dress on top flowy enough to not show any lady lumps 🤣. Meanwhile I doubt anyone at the pool could care less about what i had on or that I had stretch-marks. 🤷🏻‍♀️. Life is too short to feel paralyzed with fear because of how our bodies look. It’s ridiculous. This is me, in my 2 piece, my DDD boobs, my cellulite and my stretch-marks. and I don’t feel anything but beautiful. FINALLY. I wish every woman I know could get to this place of Self Love! It feels amazing. (Swimsuit is from @cocoreefswim and you can use my code PROSA20 for a discount! #cocoreefswim

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@sruthijayadevan wears our Dreamweaver Bra Sized Underwire Wrap Bikini Top and Impulse Rollover Skirted bottom from the Mediterranean Tile collection

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It’s always important to remember that “body goals” should simply be a healthy body that makes YOU happy and confident! For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been very conscious of the way that my body looked. I often felt too big, or too small…just simply never enough. It’s this weird mindset that we often get stuck in that we think once we lose some weight or gain some abs, suddenly all our problems will disappear, or we’d somehow become happier. Let me tell you from experience, having a “perfect” body didn’t bring me any special happiness that I didn’t already have inside of me but thinking that I was somehow flawed definitely brought me a ton of unnecessary suffering. Don’t ever compare yourself to someone else. Your physical, mental, and spiritual journeys aren’t meant to be the same. You are uniquely made for a purpose. So, today I hope you take some time to love your body, ensure you’re on a healthy path in taking care of it, and truly embrace your unique self for who you are. Leave me a comment below and tell me one thing you love about your physical self ♥️✨ #sponsored Swimsuit: @cocoreefswim (code SRUTHI20) 📷: @prannamusic • • • • • #bodypositivity #wellnessfromwithin #selfiesforselflove #everybodyisbeautiful #bodyacceptance #mindfulness #summerfashion #summerstyle #cocoreefswim #fashiondiaries #styleblogger #thesruthistandard

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@cupoftn cartwheels down the beach in our infamous Five Way Bra Sized Bikini Top!

 

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Fashion Lifestyle

Diving In with Alex Underwood

December 9, 2016
Alex Underwood, Alexandra Underwood, Alexandra Elise 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!

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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!

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!

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Lifestyle Workout Wednesday

Workout Wednesday: Summer Shape Up

February 19, 2014

I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit to being a Pinterest junkie. In whatever free time I have, I often find myself perusing Pinterest and pinning dozens upon dozens of things I know I’ll never buy, make, eat, or do. I’ve got entire boards dedicated to the dream home I don’t own, the crafts I don’t have the time to make, and the foods I’ll never attempt to make in my tiny little kitchen. However, I am making an attempt to change that, and bringing you along for the ride. We’re getting in shape for summer, Pinterest style.

Every week, I’ll be delving into my Pinterest bank and giving an honest effort at one ten-minute or under workout. We’re all busy juggling work, social lives, and families, and none of us are willing to waste what little free time we have on something that isn’t beneficial. Consider me your internet filter, helping you find fun, quick workouts that actually make a difference.

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.

Workout Wednesday - Week 1

We’ll kick off this series with an eight-minute ab workout from Pumps & Iron. My best friend has always helped me do an 8-minute ab series, but after a while of doing the same routine, your body becomes too used to it, and the workout becomes less and less effective. I spotted this 8-Minute Abs, 2.0 and after noticing that they weren’t moves I’d tried yet, decided to give it a shot.   8 Minute Abs  

Positives: The graphics provided made the moves easy to understand and execute, even though they hadn’t necessarily been moves I’d done before. The workout moves at a great pace, changing up movements every 45 seconds, while the eight-minute timing makes it easy to do before work, before your nightly shower, or any other time you might have a few spare minutes. It’s also a prop-free workout, meaning I didn’t have to buy weights, a mat, or any other workout materials before starting.

Negatives: I did this on my wooden bedroom floor, so some of the ones that required me to be laying on my back hurt my spine a bit, which was more my own fault. As a result of an existing back injury, I had to refrain from the butt lifts, and substituted by doing an additional 30-second plank.

Overall: I’d give this a 6/10. There’s a good chance I wasn’t actually doing the moves correctly, since I didn’t feel as much as I felt I should’ve when I woke up this morning. I’m definitely not in shape, but the ab-burning morning-after feeling I’d been expecting was non-existent. Other than that, I felt like it was a really good workout, with the perfect way of switching it up every 45 seconds. I’d never realized how long 45 seconds can be, which made this workout feel like it was really making a difference. However, I’ll have to invest in a better stopwatch than my phone – it’s a pain to keep stopping and resetting my timer. Other than that, I loved not being completely out of breath, but still felt like I’d done a solid workout!

 

Tried this workout? Let us know what you think!