The woman who popularized the "Fatkini" trend in 2012 has a new project for 2018: swimwear for all (quite literally).
Between running her fashion line, Premme, and her beloved website, Gabi Fresh, theCurvycon panelist Gabi Gregg is grateful to be a body-positive influencer. “What’s amazing it just the fact that I’m able to inspire other people and hearing from them directly that I’ve changed their lives,” she says.
Launching today, the 11-piece collection offers on-trend one-pieces, bikinis, and beach cover-ups all priced around $100. To learn more about the new collection and that refreshing motto, we sat down with Gregg and Swimsuits For All’s creative director, Sara Mitzner. Check out our exclusive video of Gregg above, and read on to see why you’ll be exclaiming, “New Year, Same You” in 2017.
“Things that jiggle are OK!” — Ashley Graham Bodies may look toned and smooth in ads, but human bodies move, and that’s got to be OK, Graham said atForbes’ 30 Under 30 Summit this year. “There is no right or wrong size if you’re healthy and fit.” — Marquita Pring At the end of the day, developing healthy habits is more importance than being a specific weight, and one isn’t indicative of the other, as Pring told Fashionista in 2011. “I’m proud of my stretch marks.” — Denise Bidot In an interview with PopSugar in August, Bidot reminded us that embracing your body for what it is rather than fighting it can be the positive change in attitude we need to see ourselves differently. “Yeah, I’m fat — but I’m also all the good things that I am.” — Tess Holliday (Source: Mic/Facebook) As Holliday told Parade in 2014, our physical forms aren’t the only thing we’ve got going for us — and we shouldn’t lose sight of the countless other things that make us, us.
The much-buzzed about Target plus-size line Ava & Viv won’t be available in stores until February, but at last night’s launch party, we got an up-close-and-personal look at some of the label’s pieces, modeled on mannequins and real girls alike. Among the groups of stylishly dressed women there to check out the clothes, were three bloggers chosen to be the face of the collection: Chastity Garner, Gabi Gregg and Nicolette Mason. Chastity Garner: After I started the #BoycottTarget hashtag, they contacted me right away— within a couple of days.
Could this be the year that “diversity” moves from buzzword to action? 2014 saw curvy models make their way into the mainstream media thanks to women like Myla Dalbesio, Candice Huffine, and Kate Upton. And now the fashion industry is actually paying attention to this growing, but mostly ignored market. Instead of just treating women size 12 and up as a novelty, The New York Times reports that brands starting to develop chic, trendy clothes just for them.