Curvy swimsuits to have fun in this season


Happy Friday!

What a great way to finish the week, so full of energy!  We hope you all had an awesome week just like us, having the sun-shine again just made us long to have summer back and do swimwear season all over again. 

Seriously what was with this last summer, it’s really has been a non event here in Sydney. I really don’t mind the summer temperatures being mild, I’m not overly fond of those extremely hot days of 40 degree plus... but all that rain… dreary indeed! 

But yes I have to admit I have preferred having the rain than the summer we had 2019/2020, where we spent 3 months in constant smoke haze when most of Australia was being devastated by fires, now that was a truly awful summer. 

 Anyway back to the super high note I started this blog on .. bumming up high!  

Go girls .. these 2 girls can have fun anywhere anyhow...  our 2 incredible curvy models - Indy and Kealey. 

 We shot our mix and match stories A’Pois and L’Atelier down at Hyams beach in summer. Hyams Beach, now that’s an awesome part of the world! Our shoot day was more just like a few girls hanging out at the beach than a hefty photoshoot. These two girls can make a shoot day float by like a breeze and they can see the humour in everything.  

Always making a shoot day a fun day rather than a work day.


So, a huge shout out to our main gals - @indyplusmore and @kealeypennell

We had such a blast that we decided to pull together a little  bit of a photo journal of our curvy swimsuit shoot day at Hyams Beach.

If you haven’t heard of Hyams beach, it is on the south coast of New South Wales Australia about 3 hours south of Sydney. Hyams beach is known for its amazingly pristine white sand and has a Guinness world record for the whitiest white sand beach in the world. On a hot day the sun hitting the sand can reflect up off the pure white sand and make you burn even more. Important point – don’t dare do Hyams without sunnies and sunscreen. 

So, Kealey found out on day 2 😢.


We stayed in this amazing 5 bedroom holiday house splendour, one block back from the beach... a huge holiday house, just full of fun activities and vacation stuff to do - shame we weren’t on vacation. But still it was a beautiful spot to call the office for a few days. Us girls pretty much just enjoyed a beach surfari for a couple of days.


The night before we enjoyed a local pub dinner, a couple of wines, many laughs and then were off early to bed (kind of) as we had an early wakeup call… thanks Jess for the call sheet - and seriously there are no sleep ins when you are shooting with me, it’s all action stations from dawn. And anyway, make-up and hair can take a while!


As it was a road trip and a quick photoshoot get away, we didn’t have a make up artist with us and the girls did a great job - they know their best look and can pull it off fast and to perfection. We always go for a natural look, a realistic look for make up that (maybe) you’d wear to the beach. 

 Whilst the girls were doing hair and make up, the Artesands team planned out locations, timing and curvy swimsuits looks.... a lot to get through on such a hot bright intense sunny day.  


Breakfast is always such an important meal on a shoot day. We need the sustenance to start the day off well so a quick walk down to the local Hyams beach coffee shack for some high energy smoothies, breakkie and of course the essential pick me up coffees. And as we do on beautiful shoot day we all strolled down in our swimwear - already prepped for the big photoshoot day ahead.     


By the time we arrive at the beach seriously we were in heaven. We had the beautiful Hyams beach completely to ourselves. This is unheard of in peak summer but we must of just timed it beautifully, out of school holiday time & no tourists. The town of Hyams Beach seriously has not many more than 100 local residents, but this beautiful coastal town can swell to capacity and the beach in peak summer time can feel like you are trying to find a spot for your towel just like Bondi beach in January.


I love this photo of Kealey just waiting in the distance and enjoying the gorgeous view. But it shows the pristine white sand and the empty beach – bliss!


During the day we had quite a few local residents come up to us on the beach just wanting to let us know how fantastic it was to see real curvy women being photographed in their swimsuits. The residents spoke about how many swimwear photoshoots they have at Hyams beach, but they acknowledged that this was the first time they had seen real curvy women being shot and they spoke about how refreshing it was to see. This is the feedback we love to receive. 

The local residents also engaged with us and with the amount of fun we were having and they enjoyed watching our shoot on comment on how relaxed, natural and true all our shots seemed to be.  


By the end of the day we no longer had the beautiful Hyams beach to ourselves and the gorgeous local residents .. so it was time for a relax and maybe a slight snooze.


Click through here to see all Artesands latest curvy and plus size swimwear styles to suit your curves.


At Artesands it is our vision to help all women LOVE their bodies and feel relaxed and comfortable in their own skin. It’s time to get out in your curvy or plus size swimwear and enjoy the beautiful sunshine, as its your life to live. 

 Swimsuits featured in our photo journal were from our A’Pois spot print in Artisans Blue and our bright and bold floral workshop print L’Atelier.  These two prints work beautifully back together as a mix and match collection. 

 In our L’Atelier floral collection we have separates that co-ordinate back beautifully with our A’Pois range. 

Our best-selling Delacroix bikini top style is a curve fit and plus size bikini top that has all the same great features of our Delacroix one piece style.  

Our classic curvy fit bikini top shape is a wire free comfort style with a cross over front design feature. Our Delacroix has a multifit cup that fits a cup range of D cup, DD cup, E cup, F cup and G cup, the sew in cup has a powermesh surrounding so it can fit the larger cup sizes (depending on breast tissue), our Delacroix bikini top also has powermesh in the back wings for extra support and stability. Our curve fit bikini top also has a strong back clip that will not unclip and go ‘ping!’ – such a great comfort to know.



Our contemporary new curve fit and plus size bikini top shape, Chagall is also included in our bright and bold print. Chagall is a midriff bikini top with soft cup shape that has been designed for a smaller bust sizes. Chagall looks amazing on an A cup / B cup / C cup. Our multifit soft cup shape also has removable cups if you take out these soft cups, Chagall will also look awesome on a D cup creating a busty babe look (our Model is a DD cup).  Chagall midriff bikini top has a faux knot tie front, a peephole and a cute flounce which adds just a little bit more coverage and a whole lotta fun! Chagall has wide adjustable straps for extra comfort and a strong back clip that isn’t going to pop open whilst wearing. When the clip is undone this allows more room for getting on over your shoulders and pulling up over your hips.  


In our L’Atelier collection we have our lighter fit, more relaxed reversible swim pant. This curve fit pant has two layers of our beautiful luxurious fabrication with no powermesh in between.  This is a great pant to create a more contemporary feel and is an easy to wear swim pant.  Our reversible swim pant is a high waist shape with a slightly higher leg and regular curve fit back pant coverage. We say it is our ‘no dig’ relaxed fit meaning it doesn’t dig in. Our reversible pant has one side in our L’Atelier print and on the reverse side our co-ordinating A’Pois in Artisan Blue.

This curve fit or plus size reversible swim pant is the perfect item to create 2  different swimsuits looks.


The Second print in our mix match collection is our A’Pois in Artisans blue. 

Think happy and be happy in our contagiously bright summer blue irregular spot print. Capture the essence of beach bliss in our contagiously cheerful summer blue hue as bad vibes seriously don’t go with this curvy girl swimwear collection.  

 Every curvy girl needs a swimsuit that just makes you feel good when you put it on and this is our Delacroix shape. Our Delacroix one piece swimsuit style is our best selling multifit cup one piece swimsuit. Delacroix has wire free comfort and support with full body powermesh for tummy control and body sculpting confidence. This style has multifit cups that fit a cup range of D cup, DD cup, E cup, F cup and G cup, the sew in cup has a powermesh surrounding so it can fit a larger or smaller cup depending on your breast tissue. 

Other great benefits our Delacroix curve fit one piece shape is the scoop back with high under arm coverage, front panel ruching with wide adjustable straps for comfort and support and will not dig in. 

 Within the A’Pois collection our Delacroix shape also comes in our best selling Tankini top Bikini top and Swim Dress.


In A’Pois we also offer a sun safe top – probably an item we should of shot more of in the hot sun on the white sands of Hyams beach.  

Be totally sun safe our sun safe top and be free to enjoy the summer. Our Classic mid sleeve sun safe top shape is forever classic and forever stylish with an adjustable full front zipper and UPF 50+ to embrace the summer with maximum protection. 

 Also in our A’Pois range is our full coverage Raphael swim pant and this swim pant co-ordinates back perfectly with both our A’Pois bikini & tankini top and is a fabulous mix and match co-ordinating swim pant for our L’Atelier collection. 

 Our Raphael swim pant is high waisted with a low leg line with a front ruched panel and 2 side ruched panels. This double front ruching is the best for the ultimate disguising effect and tummy control. Our Raphael swim pants are the perfect accompaniment for any bikini top or tankini swimsuit top if you like a bit more coverage. When you pair our Raphael, curve fit and plus size swim pants with one of our Artesands tankini tops you get the ultimate body sculpting and tummy control effects. 

To read more on what makes our Raphael better than other swim pants on the market read our blog here.


All of Artesands women’s curve fit and plus size bikini shapes are available in plus sizes US 8 - US 20 and sizes AUST 12 - AUST 24.

To find swimwear in your size click the size link  [ size us 8 / aust 12 ] [ size us 10 / aust 14] [ size us 12 / aust 16 ] [ size us 14 / aust 18 ] [ size us 16 / aust 20 ] [ size us 18 / aust 22 ] [ size us 20 / aust 24 ].

You can also select your perfectly fitted curvy swimsuit by cup size, click the link to find all curvy 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 ].

Love, The A Team


April 23, 2021