In 2012, size 18 fashion blogger Gabi Gregg changed the course of plus-size swimwear forever. After years of posting beautiful photos of herself wearing a bikini on her wildly popular blog GabiFresh, she decided to join forces with xoJane to promote a 31-image gallery of curvy women rocking two-piece swimsuits with the hashtag “fatkini.” Not only did the article go viral, but it also kick-started a positive body image movement with women of all shapes and sizes posting “fatkini” selfies on Instagram and Twitter. Three years later, the “fatkini” movement is still going strong, and has helped Gabi nab a recurring swimsuit collaboration with SwimSexy on swimsuitsforall.com.
Feeling inspired? Click through the gallery above for 41 plus-size bikinis and one-pieces to help you dive into summer feeling empowered.