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We Tried On Supermodel Robyn Lawley’s Swimsuit Line

Robyn to the rescue!

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We're Kristin, Morgan, Jazzmyne, Kelsey Rose, and Sheridan, and we — like a ton of women on planet Earth — are in the midst of ~swimsuit season~. TBH we've been dreading it, but we decided it was time to get 👏 it 👏 together 👏 .

And who better to ask for advice than Robyn Lawley, the badass supermodel who's designed her own swimwear line AND appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition TWICE?

Robyn Lawley Swimwear runs in U.S. sizes 8–24, and Robyn was kind enough to let us take them out for a test drive.

On swimsuits, Robyn says:

For me swimsuits were the final frontier and something I just hated shopping for. My size was almost nonexistent except for frumpy tankinis or ill-fitting suits that weren't true to size. It was paramount that I had full design control because I had tried on every swimsuit you could imagine for work and I'm really creative. I wanted women to wear them loud and proud and feel good and supported but also have style at the same time.

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Jazzmyne's swimsuit no-no's: The swimsuits that I usually gravitate toward are always ones where I am more covered. Especially my boobs. I want to find a swimsuit that makes me feel confident AND sexy all at once! I'm not too concerned about the whole "high-waisted swimsuit for plus-size women" because I'm really trying to push myself out of my comfort zone.

Robyn's thoughts on swimsuit bottoms: I totally agree with you. I hated just having high-waisted options, as everyone's waist falls at a different height. My love handles were half the reason I started this brand, not because I don't love them — it's because swimwear, if not cut correctly, cuts into them and makes me feel like it's ill-fitting. Luckily, knowing what bottoms work well is key.

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Her swimsuit no-no's: I basically hate my body and don't want anyone to look at it. My belly is currently my most loathed area, having overtaken my giant baby legs as most hated in the past few years.

Robyn's thoughts on body positivity: Do not hate your body, love your body. I spent so long feeling "guilt" — get rid of it, there's no need for it. One-pieces or high-waisted [suits] are great in these scenarios, as you can feel supported but also showing a little skin. Also, I know I feel better when I'm feeling down if everything feels supported. Wearing your style also greatly helps — whenever I dress more true to my [own] style, I can't wait to go out.

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Her swimsuit no-no's: I hate ~boring~ clothes, and a lot of swimsuits for bigger ladies are solid-color snorefests — or worse, have "control panels" for flattery or whatever. Also, while I have an hourglass silhouette, my boobs are not proportional to my stomach, so if something fits me up top, I'm most likely leaking out the bottom, if you know what I mean.

Robyn's thoughts on mundane swimsuits: I hate boring swimwear! We sell separates now, as most women are different top to bottom. We have full-cup swimsuits or soft cup, and we have bra closures with thick black straps so they don't cut in.

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Her swimsuit no-no's: I've got DDs, and most swimsuits can't really control them. I absolutely love an awesome one-piece, but it feels like most are a bit boring, and they cover up my chest, so I feel old and a bit matronly. I've been on the prowl for a cool one-piece that has some sex appeal with a lower cut but also helps avoid nip slips in public.

Robyn's thoughts on one-pieces: We developed built-in bust support with an amazing fabric called power mesh. It’s so soft and comfortable but also really strong and supportive. This suit gives excellent cleavage but also allows you to feel supported. The weight being distributed more evenly prevents digging into your shoulders.

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Her swimsuit no-no's: My boobs are in a constant battle of who can touch the ground first, so if I want any kind of support, I end up having to sacrifice feeling my neck. And since I enjoy drinking as many daiquiris as I can by the water, I like one-pieces — hey, when you're getting tipsy with your pals, sucking in your stomach is the last thing on your mind.

Robyn's thoughts on big-boobed suits: I understand the feeling of the weight. We have a suit that is underwire with thick soft straps — which have power mesh in them — and it also crosses the back and ties to your level. This helps with the weight and saves your back and posture. I love our scuba range for stomach control, as the fabric is thicker. I also love our jacquard fabric, as you notice everything less when you use high-quality fabrics.