Turning my MonifC 1 Piece into a Fatkini

I'm no Fluvia, but I wanted to give you a before and after of my plus size swimsuit project.  It all started when I purchased this MonfiC swimsuit from Boutique Larrieux for a mere $50.  Awesome right?!?  They were having a sale and I couldn't pass up on this baby.  Anyway when I received the suit I thought it was adorable.  The color was vibrant and the it was nice and thick, but there was a fit problem.  I'm tall, but my tallness comes from a long torso and not long legs.  I tried on the suit and it seemed to be too short.  The bust was being pulled down by the bottom of the suit and it made me look like I had saggy boobies.  I perished of the thought of giving it up...it was just two cute.  So I thought in my head, if I made this into two pieces it would alleviate the bust issues.  And that's what I did.  I took the suit to a seamstress and had them separate the top from the bottom and Wah Lah Magic (sorry that song is my guilty pleasure)!  This is definitely my favorite suit of the summer.  





















































Well this concludes swimsuit week.  I hope you enjoyed, because I sure did.  I must admit that I am ready to put some clothes on.  LOL! There is 7 more days to enter the "Fatkini" Contest. Enter here if you haven't done so already.    Whether it's a fatkini or a whole piece have fun just get out there and enjoy the summer!  I know it's not the easiest thing to bare it all on the beaches, but I am a firm believer in the phase, "if you look good you feel good."  I'm not thrilled at the idea of being half naked, but if I have to do it I plan on being as fabulous as I can be.  Feeling good about your beach look can make all the difference in poolside experience.  Now I want to see you guys strutting on this summer! 

***Quick Update:  Just wanted to let you know that I will be attending FFFWeek in June.  I can't wait to meet everyone!!!

36 comments

  1. Loves! I also have a long torso- sucks sometimes, huh? You look fabulous, as always.

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  2. This is so pretty on you! It was very creative of you to make those changes... I never would've thought about doing that!!! You are soooooooo creative!!!1

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  3. This is so pretty on you! It was very creative of you to make those changes... I never would've thought about doing that!!! You are soooooooo creative!!!1

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  4. I would never, ever, ever even think about a two piece. BUT you are working it and it looks fabulous! I'm inspired to take these thighs to the pool. LOL!

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  5. bigchuki at hotmail dot com....don't wanna risk the spammers. Enter Me Thanks for having such a great give a way...your style is awesome and i hope to be as fabulous as you are one day.

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  6. Chastity, your confidence is so inspiring. Thank you for being an amazing role model in teaching the rest of us to love our bodies!

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    1. Thank you lady! Life's too short to spend any of it hating yourself. I firmly believe that!

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  7. Oh, I love it! I think I like it even more as a 2 piece actually! Great idea!

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  8. SO I love the blog but I think the Wah Lah Magic line made me love it more! Yes, I rap that song in my car!! LOL Love the suit the color looks great on you!

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  9. WOW!! This rocks! It looks soooooooooo good as a two piece! And what a bargain!! Jealous!! :)

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  10. Wow! you look amazing! Definitely purchasing a fatkini for my next holiday!

    Toni x

    http://theonlywayistoni.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. next saturday I'll be in California for 1 week, then in 1 month I'll be in NYC (for teh fffweek). I cannot wait to do some crazy shopping! my size is an issue here in Italy (although I am not that big) so I am excited to get all these amazing brands you are wearing!

    p.s. you look lovely in pink aldespite not being Fluvia!

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

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    1. Awesome Ylenia Ill be there as well. I hope to see you!!! ..and Thank you!!!

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  12. That is such an amazing idea! See u told you you were my inspiration!

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  13. You look amazing, as usual! I would have never thought to take a swimsuit to a seamstress.

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  14. Ummm, you are gorgeous and just gave me the confidence I needed to do a bikini. I am going for a high waist as well. I wish they made a high waist, ruffle skirt. I would be in luuurrvve.

    http://turquoiseandtangerine.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love the color of the pink suit!

    www.tiffanyvictoria.com
    Tiffanyvictoria.blogspot.com

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  16. I adore the confidence that you have. You always look so fabulous in your attire. Very well put together. You're one of my fashion sheros.

    Stay beautiful! *Smooches*
    Nique

    www.chubbydivaonadime.com
    @chubbydivanique

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  17. You are WEARING ME OUT with your posts lately - everyone sends me out shopping! This top with a white maxi?! I can't stand it. And this color just works on you - so gorgeous.

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  18. OMG! YOU ARE EVERYTHING TO ME RIGHT NOW!!! YOU LOOK GREAT LOVE THIS SERIES THAT YOUR ARE DOING I HAVE BEEN CHECKING BACK EVERYDAY!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK LOVE!!! SO PRETTY BTW AS WELL:-)

    www.iheart-tknight.blogspot.com

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  19. You have inspired me! I have the same problem with my Monif C. swimsuit and I kinda chunked it up as a lost! I am so excited to get it turned into a fatkini!!! Whoop Whoop!

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  20. after reading yur post this week i went out and got a fatkini for myself - thank you! you are beautiful and you give people confidence :)

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  23. You look amazing! The color just pops on you! You are definitely going to be the hottest woman on the beach this summer!

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  24. I heart you Lady! You are fearless and fabulous! Because of you I am wearing a fatkini on the beach for my 40th birthday! That suit looks amazing on you and the color is perfect against your skin!

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  25. I heart you Lady! You are fearless and fabulous! Because of you I am wearing a fatkini on the beach for my 40th birthday! That suit looks amazing on you and the color is perfect against your skin!

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  26. Such an inspiration! I rocked my one piece on a trip to Florida about a month ago after letting go of my body issues. One of the greatest feelings!

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  27. You look great but I refuse to call it a fatkini, we're like every other woman large or small who is confident enough to wear what we like. And we wear bikinis!

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  28. Love this look...fair warning...I will be stealing it--full credit to you of course. :)

    I have the same suit (big time boobie issues too!). I'll let you know how it works out but either way, you're a GENIUS (and SO CUTE!:) ).

    -AMAZON

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  29. So, its February...no where near swimsuit season, but here I am, wishing it was July AND that I had your swimsuit. You look mah-vah-lous!!!!

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