After the first plus-size collection in collaboration with Ashley Nell Tipton, JcPenney’s has officially released their first plus-size swimsuit collection.
The collection was released with plus-size Latina model Jessica Milagros and retails at $35.40 up to $65.40 in sizes 1x-3x. Based on their size chart a 1X is an equivalent to a 16w/18w, 2X a 20w/22w and the 3x is a 24w/26w.
I managed to get my hands on a few swimsuits. This is everything you should know before you buy.
1. Floral one-piece swimsuit, $48
When I first put on the swimsuit I realized that the thing breast padding was hitting extremely low on me. This swimsuit was definitely made for a taller woman in mind. I loved the style but I would have to size down to make sure that the padding on the swimsuit, which can not be removed, hits right on my breast.
After adjusting the back straps and making the swimsuit shorter I was able to enjoy the pool without having my boobs spill out.
Buy the swimsuit here.
Out of all of the swimsuits of the collection, this one was my favorite. I loved the pretty criss-cross detail of the bra top and loved the thick band on the back. I decided to give the 3X a try.
However, when I put on the swimsuit top I realized how oversized the cups were. I could actually fit my fist inside of the cup. As someone who carries most of their weight on the bottom, I did not mind having a bigger bikini bottom.
3. Orange one-piece floral swimsuit, $48
This swimsuit was meant to live at the beach. When I first put this one-piece on I felt like it fit like a glove, until it reached my breast. Just like the purple swimsuit the cups were too big. Luckily, I was able to tighten the back to shorten the back band which made the cups fit much better. I could size down to a 3X for a better cup fit but the way it fit around my butt and belly was just too good to size down.
Which swimsuit was your favorite? Check out the rest of the collection here.