There's a lot to be said about keeping the economy "going". Over the past 12 months particularly I've been hearing from women (of all ages and all sizes) saying that they're looking to the local Australian market for clothing rather than ALWAYS looking overseas. Mind you, I'm one of the first to agree that much of the American and UK clothing is, if anything, quite spectacular, and you will see this from many of my posts.
But I'm also one of those people who say - at least look at what is available locally, because quite honestly you'll ocasionally find something really out of the box.
What it comes down to, is this. Keep an open mind.
So now we come to swimwear. While a lot of curvy women now feel comfortable in wearing two piece swimsuits, there is still the preference to the one piece by many plus sizers - particularly in the higher sizes. And more women are becoming "comfortable" in being seen in swimwear - confidence is building among the plus sizers of the world, and we advocate that confidence is something that we should encourage within ourselves, and with other women.
One supplier that I'd like to mention in this post is the Sea Jewels collection from Vivaswim (http://www.vivaswim.com.au)
They have one piece, two piece, even three piece. Tankini tops, and sarongs. Their size range goes from 10 - 26.