They’re famous for their incredible figures, and now Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman are hoping to spread their body positivity.
The bikini bloggers behind the Monday Swimwear brand decided to switch up the sizing in their new Paradise Found swimwear range.
Instead of a size XL or XXL, women will instead be purchasing a size V – for voluptuous.
‘We want women to feel completely uninhibited in a bikini, so we design them that way,’ Natasha and Devin told Whimn.
Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman, the bikini bloggers behind the Monday Swimwear brand, are now offering a size V for voluptuous instead of size XL or XXL
The models said they wanted to help women who can’t help but feel insecure when they’re not a size small or medium
The models said they wanted to help women who can’t help but feel insecure when they look at a sizing label.
‘So many girls are concerned with why “smalls” don’t fit them, believing that they must have put on weight and somehow lost their beauty if their bikinis don’t read size small,’ they said.
‘So much rests on what size people are wearing, that we decided it was time to set the record straight and put people’s minds at ease.’
That’s why the women also made sure that the Paradise Found range fit up to an E/F cup, making sure it could cater to women of many shapes and sizes.
The bloggers also made sure that the Paradise Found range fit up to an E/F cup, making sure it could cater to women of many shapes and sizes
Natasha, 26, recently said that she believes that the pride she has for her body has helped her 2million Instagram followers with their own self-confidence
This has long been a goal of Natasha and Devina, who model their own designs and proudly flaunt their curvaceous figures.
Natasha, 26, recently said that she believes that the pride she has for her body has helped her 2million Instagram followers.
‘I think a lot of people have had newfound confidence within themselves from seeing what we do,’ Natasha told Stellar in August.
And the bloggers recently shared a post on their site, A Bikini A Day, in which they asked their fans to realise that sizing is merely a guide.
Both Natasha and Devin revealed that, depending on the brand, they could wear an XS or an XL.
That’s because designers use a ‘fit model’ when finalising the design of their swimwear, adjusting it depending on how the fit pieces her body.
‘Their sizing then evolves, meaning that a medium is a medium based on how it compares to her body,’ they revealed.
Natasha and Devin scale their sample sizes from both a small and a large – rather than just a small – but note that even their efforts can’t fix the sizing problem completely
Instead they believe we should view bikinis not as an extension of our body, but rather how we want to show it off
‘It is literally impossible for size to be universal. For that to happen, there would have to be one fit model in the world – and only one.’
The bloggers also explained that some designers make their bikinis deliberately small so that there’s ‘less cloth on the body’, while others will make tops smaller so that it emphasises cleavage.
‘The sizes are decided by the overall effect the designer is going for, rather than the size of body it should be worn on,’ they continued.
Natasha and Devin scale their sample sizes from both a small and a large – rather than just a small – but note that even their efforts can’t fix the sizing problem completely.
And that’s because bikinis are not an extension of our body, but rather how we want to show it off.
‘Bikinis aren’t representative of your size, they’re representative of who you want to be and what you want to look like,’ they said.
‘Swimwear sizing is a preference, rather than a definition. Beauty is in variation, and like our bikinis, we are all different.’