Have you met Raphael?
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For us curvy girls shopping for swimsuits when you are a big busted beauty can be quite traumatic, going into store can be frustrating and disappointing if you can’t find a style that is ticks all your boxes.
But look no further as we want to introduce you to Raphael.
Raphael is Artesands curve enhancing full BUST SUPPORT style for a E / F cup, no half measures here this swimsuit style will have you completely supported.
Boobs are an amazing asset - we lurve all boobs, and we understand that sometimes you want to enhance them and sometimes you just need the extra helping hand... (but not literally)
Our amazingly talented in-house garment technicians have created this design for ultimate wearability! No need for the girls to be hanging low in swimwear anymore. Raphael has a fully functional internal hidden bra with adjustable bra clasp, underwire with soft removable cups.
She also has wide adjustable straps for the extra shoulder comfort - but not only that Raphael also comes with strap clips. What is a strap clip I hear you ask? Have you ever been to the beach, have an e-hook ping undone and the strap go flying off? Well I have and let me tell you it is embarrassing. Strap clips stop this completely, yay for strap clips!!
If you are one of those girls that prefers the support that cross back straps give, the strap clip allows you to cross the straps securely (securely being the optimal word here) and then you put your swimsuit on as normal. The benefit of the cross back strap position is that the weight of a heavy bust is displaced through the back of the shoulders and not on top of the shoulder blades.
No one knows neck pain like a big busted girl in a halter neck... insert crying face emoticon.
But Raphael’s functions don’t stop there - no she also has full 360 degree powermesh for body sculpting, she has side panels and front panel rouching, we all love how rouching hides everything - no explanation needed there.
She also has a lower leg line, so nice good bottom coverage and a higher front bust line, so less cleavage is exposed. The soft cups are removable - allowing this style to be inserted with prosthesis and worn as a mastectomy option.
Shop our favourites
We have our Raphael in several styles and prints, see below for some of our staff favourites.
What a magical morning we got on our photoshoot. Completely alone on the beach, child-free and plenty of time for shared creativity. Being allowed to photograph swimwear, which comes in sizes for larger women, felt magical. I felt so incredibly nice, happy, creative and full of energy. For everyone, "even" big women, may have their own supermodel moment every now and then! // the swimsuit comes from the Australian brand @artesands and talk about paying tribute to body, selflove and high fashion! // tomorrow I wish you a supermodel moment. 💕
Choosing the right size is uber important - just like it is with picking the correct bra size. An ill fitting swimsuit is really bad for your neck and posture - plus they never look quite right.
If you want help with your size drop Michelle an email - she is our Curve Lurve coordinator and she will come back to you with the best size for your girls.
Send her your bust, under bust, waist and hip measurements (at largest point). Remember that sometimes to have the best t for you will need a two piece and we highly recommend our tankini tops. Just remember to choose a swimsuit that makes you feel comfortable and in the words of.
We believe it's every girls right to enjoy the summer.
Love, the A team xx