Your power comes from within…with a little help from the outside as well
If you’re already an Artesands fan, you’ll no doubt know the term ‘powermesh’.
It’s our secret ingredient and the reason our swimwear looks so sensational on curvy bodies. It’s what makes our swimsuits so unique and special. As soon as you try one of our Artesands curvy swimsuits featuring our powermesh, you’ll never want to put on a regular swimsuit again!
We aim to please our gorgeous curvy babes, and with Powermesh as our weapon, we believe we do just that!
Powermesh is the answer to the most incredibly comfortable swimwear with the most amazing support and resilience.
This is no ordinary swimwear and if you know, you know!
At Artesands, we live and breathe making superior quality plus size swimwear that ensures women feel great. Our swimsuits support where required and enhance where desired and none of this would be possible without powermesh.
So, what exactly is powermesh?
Powermesh, as its name describes, is a specialised power-net mesh which is made up of nylon and elastane so it’s light, comfortable and soft. But what’s so incredible about it, is that despite its relaxed feel, it has a phenomenal amount of stretch, in all directions, making it resilient but never irritating to wear.
With Artesands’ powermesh formulation, you can be sure you’ll feel as comfortable as you will supported. And by gosh your curves will look great!
How does powermesh set us apart from other brands?
The powermesh lining in our swimwear has ‘tulle like’ appearance, similar to the netting of a ballerina’s tutu. Visually, it presents as tiny hexagon-shaped holes that are roughly one millimetre in diameter. It’s this hexagonal design that gives our swimwear a four-way stretch, meaning it has no constraints in its movement. It’s exceptionally flexible and because of this, has excellent shape retention. When it’s appropriately cared for, your swimsuit will always snap back into shape after every wear. This fabric also has a beautiful naturally flowing drape because it’s soft – never stiff.
At Artesands, we use powermesh to line all our curvy one pieces, tankini tops, bikini tops, swimdresses, all in ones and swim pants. All of these garments contain our full body 360 degree powermesh. Yes, you read that right - 360 degrees! We use powermesh to internally line our swimsuits on the front, back and sides, so all bases are covered.
For our various swimwear ranges, we dye this powermesh lining to perfectly match the outer fabrication of each garment. So, unless you whip out a magnifying glass, you cannot tell that this lining is in fact a power-net highlighting your beautiful curves.
Powermesh is compressive by nature which is why it helps to shape and enhance your body. It’s important to note though, our philosophy is not to conceal or hide your lovely curves, after all, that’s what we love about you, so ‘compressive’ does not mean ‘restrictive’. We want you to feel your absolute greatest in our swimwear and believe this is best done by allowing you to feel unapologetically yourself. Therefore, our powermesh lining only enhances what’s already there, it does not restrict and alter your natural shape.
Powermesh also allows your skin to breathe. As it is a mesh/net-like fabric, moisture is able to escape from the garment, and does not get trapped in. This makes our swimsuits more comfortable and quick drying than if we used thicker fabrics, like spandex.
Traditional swimwear linings have a very low recovery rate when dry and an even worse recovery rate when wet. Sometimes they even sag and bloat, especially when wet. Powermesh will not sag or distort out of shape and it will dry quickly once out of the water.
Its ability to hold its shape is far superior to other swimwear linings and its soft touch texture makes it feel smooth against the skin.
Why do we use powermesh in our curvy swimsuits?
We use powermesh in our swimsuits to smooth the stomach, bottom, lower and upper back areas and also provide full body support. When included in our bikini tops, for example, our Delacroix and Botticelli bikini shapes, it also enhances bust support for our busty babes.
Our powermesh is designed to be comfortable enough that you feel like you can wear your swimsuit all day, even from day to night. Because of this we say that our powermesh is a ‘feel good’ powermesh. It is strong enough to shape your curves, yet flexible enough that it’s almost ‘invisible’ and barely detectable.
Our powermesh lining has many benefits, but overall it holds you in, gives you confidence and subtly smooths and enhances your curves all in the one go. And, it does all of this without you even noticing.
It doesn’t get better than that!
Most women would have come across power-net/powermesh at some point and may not have realized what it was. Powermesh is usually found in most lingerie, shape wear and active wear. What do all of these items have in common? They shape your curves and make you feel great, just as our swimwear does.
Remembering that we are all about loving the skin we’re in, let’s take a moment to reinforce our Artesands values and principles:
Artesands is all about the curves, we are a plus size swimwear brand that is all about YOUR curves, and we strive as individuals and as a brand to help ALL women love and feel comfortable within their own beautiful curvy bodies. We believe everybody is uniquely different and beautiful in their own right. Our mission is to normalise the human body and to change societal perceptions of women and women’s bodies.
We do this by encouraging ALL women to feel comfortable in their own skin, MORE women to be comfortable enough to wear a swimsuit in public and just to get out and ENJOY LIFE!
So why do we create swimwear that supports and sculpts your curves? Because we just really like it when we see our curvy babes put on one of our swimsuits and instantly feel amazing! It’s all about self-love and boosting confidence and we absolutely believe that once you’ve worn an Artesands swimsuit, you will never wear another brand!
Our Hues Signature Range is all lined with our full body 360 degree powermesh
Artesands Total Black Cossie Confidence.
There is a strong technical team of women behind the development of all our Artesands curvy fit styles. We fit on real curvy woman with real curves to guarantee the support we all need.
All of Artesands curvy fit swimsuits support where we require and enhance where we desire.
Have curves? We got you covered, We are the brand behind your curves. Our Cossie confidence Hues collection is a classic and stylish black swimsuit range, Artesands has curvy plus size swimwear creation down to a fine Arte.
Our mission is to have every woman feeling confident and comfortable in her own skin when in and around water. To achieve this, we have carefully designed curvy swimwear that has a great fit and the best support where needed. We do this by fitting on a real curvy body.
We understand that a size 18 is different to a size 10 which is why we fit on an US14 / AUS18 body. We grade our curvy swimwear based off these measurements so you can have the best fitting plus size swimwear that enhance your curves in all the right places.
Read through to discover all the unique and supportive styles that are available in the Artesands classic Black Hues collection.
CURVY BLACK PLUS SIZE SWIMSUITS
We offer a wide range of plus size fit swimsuit styles that fit every women's shape and curve. Our best-selling styles are our Delacroix and our Raphael one piece and tankini styles. These curvy swimsuit styles are a great staple if you are looking for a classic black swimsuit or are new to buying plus size one piece bathers.
Our Artesands Hues Classic swimwear collection is in luxurious soft handfeel fabric that is body sculpting and figure forming. You will look amazing and feel amazing in any of our tummy control and supportive classic styles.
Here are just a few reasons to go back to black:
1. Black is timeless – you’ll never get sick of it
2. Black swimwear goes well with any skin tone
3. Black swimwear lasts longer than any other colour in terms of fading and stains, so they are definitely worth the money!
4. You won’t have to worry about your black swimsuit being see-through
5. Black is flattering on all body types – our range is slimming while giving you beautiful curves where you need them
6. A black swimsuit is so versatile it can literally be worn from beach to bar
7. A black swimsuit looks good with any cover-up – from denim shorts to a sarong or flowy skirt.
8. Because no matter how many cute prints or colours you have – you will always go back to black!
And if that doesn’t convince you that you can’t go wrong with black, just take a look at the specs on our latest black pieces. The first thing you should know is that our swimwear is specifically designed for curvy bodies – not to cover up, but to enhance beautiful shapes.
Our fabrics are chlorine resistant and perfect for long days at the beach or poolside. You’ll dry off quickly and our deepest black fabric won’t fade over time. Our goal is to help you to feel gloriously confident and turn a few heads for all the right reasons.
Of course, all our designs and colour palettes are made to do this, but I guess there’s just that extra something stylish and seductive about our all-black pieces. They flatter every shape and no matter what the season’s trend may be, they’ll still feel timeless and chic for summers to come.
FINDING YOUR TRUE FIT ARTESANDS CURVE SIZE
We are trying to make finding your Artesands size as easy and simple as possible for you! Have you seen our guide on how to measure your body blog?
Find out your perfect Artesands Size Here
The blog above goes into great detail on the areas you should measure and what to do if the measurements aren’t the same size for you top and bottom, this is very common so we have tried to make it simple for you to still have a matching set of your swimwear costume so you can have the latest prints matching on the beach.
Understanding the + Symbol
If you already own an Artesands curve fit plus size swimsuit you will notice all of our sizes on the garment tag have a little + symbol. This plus symbol symbolises ‘plus a little bit more’. As we design all of our swimwear on an Australian size 18 model this means we have allocated for more fabric and fitting to be allocated across the body, we know as well as anyone that when you go up a size its in all different areas of the body. Read our blog here to find out more.
Women's Curvy Swimwear
If you are unsure about your Artesands size, we have a step by step blog on how to measure your body to find your perfectly fitting curvy swimsuit.
All of our women’s curve fit women’s swimwear is available in plus sizes US 8 - US 20 and sizes AUST 12 - AUST 24, and now, One Size!
To find swimwear in your size click the size link:
You can also select your perfectly fitted curve fit and plus size swimsuit by cup size, click the link to find all plus size swimsuits available for your cup size; A cup / B cup, C cup, D cup, DD cup, E cup, F cup, FF cup and G cup.
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