Plus-size influencer and Premme co-founder GabiFresh — AKA Gabi Gregg — has done it again, y'all. This season, she rolled out her brightest Swimsuits For All collection yet.
So as we always do, we had to ask: How true is the sizing? How practical are these pieces? Are they worth the splurge? Luckily for us, Swimsuits For All sent us the entire collection so we could see for ourselves.
My only issue with the suit? These bottoms. I found they ran a little tight — but that's a very minor issue.
You can tell just by looking at these pictures that the Water Slide's bottoms ran a little tight, but not so much that I felt I should size up. However, these were so high cut that I felt I was on constant wedgie alert, and the thick hem at the waist cinched me in more than I cared to be.
Despite disappointment with the first bikini's bottoms, its top established some major improvements from GabiFresh's last collection, including my saving grace: ADJUSTABLE BUST WIDTH.
When fashion producer Kala pulled her size 18 Gravitron Underwire Swimsuit, $80, out of its shipping bag, she thought she would need a bigger size. Such was NOT the case at all.
Unlike a lot of other cover-ups on the market, this one *can* provide full coverage — but it doesn't have to if you don't want it to.
Gabi's collection is all about a customized experience — and we love that.
Next up for me: The Carnival Underwire Bikini, $72, in size 14.
This suit was cut almost exactly the same as the Rockies Underwire Bikini from Gabi's last collection, but even truer to size. The bottom is your basic high-wasted brief, and the top fits exactly like a standard demi-cup bra.
The only caveat of this suit was its boobs. Gabi's collections only feature suits with a D/DD or above cup — I'm a C and just barely filled those suckers.
I didn't think the Carousel Bikini, $72, in a size 14 would be my style AT ALL, but when I put it on I couldn't help but dance.
It was actually my perfect swimsuit, for a multitude of reasons.
The top, which I shockingly preferred without the support straps, resolved every issue I've ever had with strapless swim tops.
My breasts aren't on the saggy side, but they definitely aren't perky, either. It's always made strapless bras and swimsuits a hassle for me — but this suit wasn't. Both the top and bottom of this suit had strong hems that held everything in place, and that cutesy little ruffle served as blanket under which I could sweep all my boob insecurities.
I am one of those people that think most beach cover-ups are pointless, but I was stoked to try on the Tilt-A-Whirl Skirt, $55, regardless.
The symmetric slits on either side of the front had me doing my best Angelina Jolie impression.
The top is pretty much a reincarnation of the Prairie Underwire Bikini, my ride-or-die favorite from Gabi's previous collection.
Despite cutouts in the front, the bottoms were much more full coverage than all the other pieces I tried from the collection.
So after trying on almost EVERYTHING in the GabiFresh x Swimsuits For All collection, what are our final thoughts?
Every. Single. Suit in this collection was true to size. Neither Kala nor I ended up with a piece we didn't fit into or just flat-out didn't like, and that truly does not happen... well, ever.
Sizing aside, these pieces are original and very easy to make unique to you using their many practical details. As opposed to other SFA collections we've tried, this one has suits that are both Instagram-friendly AND safe to run around a beach in without flashing anyone.
TLDR: It's cute and practical, and ordering online is a breeze. EXCELLENT. Well done, Gabi. You've done plus-size people the world over proud with this line.