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These Are The Only Bathing Suits You’ll Want To Rock At The Beach This Summer

Let’s be honest, for many of us, swimsuit shopping is the last thing we want to do when summer rolls around. Finding a suit that highlights your style and won’t make you look like a clone of every sunbather is tricky, but L.A.-based clothing brand Viva La Bonita is out to change that.

On Friday, June 22nd, the online shop is dropping bathing suits that will allow you to express your individuality, make a bold statement and look fly at the beach this summer — and we’re already obsessing over them. The brand works hard at capturing culture and the unapologetic nature of many Latinas, and their latest release is no exception.

With five bold dichos written across each swimsuit, there’s something to match everyone’s personality. You can keep it subtle in pink with the simple, but honest, statement “Bonita,” keep it real with “I wanna cry, but I got shit to do” in purple or you can rock the signature Viva La Bonita phrase, “Allergic to Pendejadas” in yellow and let people at the beach know you have no time for their BS. Of course, you can show off your calle pero elegante persona in the black “Siempre en la Calle” look or, my personal fave, the red suit declaring, “Beautiful Shade of Brown.”

When designing the bathing suits, Viva La Bonita owner and designer, Rachel Gomez, really thought about every detail – from selecting the colors, styles and considering who the women are that would be wearing her suits.

“During the design process, I mixed these colors myself to create a unique hue. Because the Latina community is unique, colorful and bold,” she told FIERCE.

The suits are sporty classic thigh-high one-pieces that will certainly help you make a splash wherever you wear them. For Gomez, it was essential to create a suit that is affordable, but also high-quality for all her Bonitas (followers of the brand).

“The quality of the material is top notch,” she explained. “These swimsuits feature a unique cut and sew detail to compliment the woman’s body.” Plus, she made sure her line was inclusive so many women could wear any piece of their choice. “I felt that it was important to offer sizes S-3x because women come in all sizes. I’ve had the opportunity to meet … my Bonitas [and they] are all different. So I know they all have different needs.”

When people are out sporting these bathing suits, she hopes they “feel proud of who they are and where the come from.” As for her favorite one that she’ll be wearing this summer, she admitted she loves them all, “but if I had to pick one, it would be the ‘Allergic to Pendejadas’ Piece… It’s also our way of saying, ‘Please keep the bullshit away from us.’”

To get one of your own, visit Viva La Bonita. Each swimsuit costs $60, and they go on sale on Friday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. PST.

Read: Mija Cultura Is A Houston-Based Street Brand Making Apparel For Rebellious Latinas

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20 Plus Size Bikinis To Keep Thick Mamis Lookin Good At The Beach

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20 Plus Size Bikinis To Keep Thick Mamis Lookin Good At The Beach

It’s officially summer, which means it’s boiling outside and offensive to be anything but half-naked. You know what else is offensive? The patriarchal, and TBH racist, expectation that women should barely have a waist, but also Barbie-like curves. That expectation is tenfold for Latina women, who are constantly facing this “Spicy Latina” stereotype we see in the media. That’s not to say that bodies like Sofia Vergara’s aren’t valid, but this post is to say that gimme more Sara Ramirez, America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez’s.

Our worth is so much more than our curves. But, conyó, mami, flaunt it while you got it.

1. Curvy Kate Maya Red Print Balcony Bikini | $84

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Caption: “I did a brave thing yesterday and I took part in a flash mob, in central London where myself and amazing others celebrated everyBODY, in our bikinis! It was organised by @_natashadevon and #PortraitPositive I can’t believe I fully walked around London shouting chants like “RIOTS NOT DIETS” and “SUMMER BODY, MY BODY” with my imperfect skin out in front of the world!”

2. Eloquii’s Ruffle Strap Bikini Top | $79.90

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Eloquii always has great sales, so definitely check it out, especially around July 4th sales! Oh, and she comes with an underwire, just the way we like them.

3. Twist Come True One-Piece Swimsuit in Cobalt | $74.99

“Twist Come True One-Piece Swimsuit in Cobalt – Plus Size” Digital Image. ModCloth. 28 June 2018.

Was it just me, or did every Latina mom beg you to ditch the sporty tankini and put on something sexy? When you were 12? IDK, but I’d definitely wear this now.

4. Need I Say Shore? High-Waisted Bikini Bottom in Grey Garden | $29.99

“Need I Say Shore? High-Waisted Bikini Bottom in Grey Garden” Digital Image. Modcloth. 28 June 2018.

ModCloth has some really cute, slightly retro options if that’s your look. Just don’t look at anything but the plus-size options or resist the urge to track down those models and feed them two servings of rice and beans. Psh, I know that’s what you’re thinking (’cause same).

5. Simply Be’s Figleaves Colour Block Swimsuit | $67.49

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What can I say? I love a deep plunge. Plus, those straps in the back will only make for some sexy tan lines.

6. Swimsuits For All’s Gravitron Swimsuit | $74.10

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Swoooooon. I have a thing for hips, and all the ways our skin folds to make them happen, so I love these mesh side panels.

You’ll actually have to use the clothesline your abuelita sent you, though, if you don’t want to ruin it in the dryer.

7. Black & Ivory Push-Up Strapless Scalloped Midkini | $47.34

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The strap on the top comes off, which lets you rock a strapless look, but we all know it also ends in a great reveal. Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with this skirt? ????????

8. Swimsuits for All’s Ritzy Swimsuit | $78

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Ashley Graham partnered with Swimsuits for All to give us an entire collection line. I *love* that this doesn’t have an underwire, because sometimes we just want to hang loose.

9. Ashley Graham Icon White Bikini | $63.00

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She also helped create this line of essentials. You know when you get a bikini from Forever 21 Junior’s and your Brazilian booty cannot be contained. Well, this bikini line will also not contain it, but will hug it just right. Trust.

10. GabiFresh Roller Coaster Orange Underwire Bikini | $66.30

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The perks of built in underwires? Looks like this.

Sign me up for that merry go-round.

11. Printed High Waist Bikini | $64.90

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They’re stretchy, and the floral print is so ’90s. You’ll probably hear your mama tell you that, “Vale, I had the same, exact one when I was your age. Everything’s coming back!”

12. Eloquii’s Tie Front One-Piece | $119.90

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Get yourself a chic colorblock one piece with adjustable straps, and (obvi) adjustable tie outs in the front. *Definitely* find a field of adobes to lay in and get Insta ready.

13. GabiFresh SCrambler Underwire Bikini | $66.30

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Wait until you see the whole bikini. Imagine a sexy Brazilian bottom with a high waisted mesh on top. It’s the kind of peek-a-boo action that we’re all privileged for being a part of.

14. Beach to Beach Twist Detail Bikini Top | $42.99

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There are no wires, I repeat: no wires in this swim suit. The twist actually helps to support, though the back is a clasp, so make sure you get the right fit or it’s all over.

And, obviously, wear some red lippies with this one.

15. Simply Be’s “The Wow” Swimsuit | $37.99

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Don’t worry friends, I’ll quit it with the deep plunges, but we all know they look so good. Wear this when you want to feel the lively flamingo’s spirit. But if you’re tanning on a Miami lawn, be careful of clashing with the actual flamingos in the yard.

16. Target’s Mesh Cut Out One Piece | $39.99

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Psst, Target is having a 20% off all swimwear sale right now! Plus, peep that V-neck, and enjoy the tan lines.

17. Diva White Dot High Waist Bikini | $46.80

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Rock your Independence Day with a twist on an old classic itty bitty leave-them-wanting-more yellow red polka dot bikini.

18. Set the Serene Bikini Top in Black Blossom | $34.99

“Set the Serene Bikini Top in Black Blossom” Digital Image. ModCloth. 28 June 2018.

This is what 1950s dreams are made of… except we can actually go into the ocean and college and use our brains. #Haute

19. Simply Yours Bardot Frill Bikini Top | $22.99

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Please, alguien, get this swimsuit and tell me if it actually stays on your body. It’s a full fledged bra with silicone tape, so it should stay on just fine, but I won’t believe it till I see it.

Our mother’s have too many stories from Manhattan’s community pools.

20. Yin Mesh Underwire Swimsuit | $62.40

“Yin Mesh Underwire Swimsuit” Digital Image. Swimsuits for All. 28 June 2018.

This sweetheart neckline will give everyone the wrong impression about you. Honestly, just take me to Havana and fan me with a banana leaf already.

21.  No matter what you’re wearing this summer…

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Know you’re fine AF in whatever it is. Companies like Torrid Fashion, Swimsuits for All, Eloquii and even Target have swimwear that will fit a grown woman’s body.

Here’s to loving our summer, winter, and everything in between bodies!


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FIERCE Beauty Editor Tries: 9 Highlighters

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FIERCE Beauty Editor Tries: 9 Highlighters


Highlighters are the vitamin C that keeps me sunkissed and glowy AF all summer long. Here’s a roundup of nine favorite summer highlighters that will take you from looking cute to a hot glazed donut…one that you can spot from across the room!

1. Glossier Haloscope ($22)

I’ll say it first — I’m guilty of joining the Glossier cult with no shame. I have to say these highlighter sticks rightfully claimed their spot in my makeup bag since the day I bought them and they’re here to stay. They’re easy to use and slide seamlessly onto your skin without any fuss. They leave a natural dewy finish and get this: they’re infused with genuine crystal extracts!


2. Jennifer Lopez For Inglot Livin’ the Highlight Illuminator in Luminous ($23)

I’ve all been wanting J.Lo’s signature glow ever since I can remember. So when I heard she announced her beauty line collab with Inglot earlier this year I could hardly believe it. Now you too can recreate that special glow with this J.Lo approved highlighter!


3. Farsali Jelly Beam Illuminator/Highlighter ($40)

You’ve probably seen these all over Instagram and probably have been wondering WTH is that?? It’s a jelly highlighter, it’s fun and bouncy all in one. At first, I questioned its ability to perform but the color payoff and pigment really made me fall in love with this usual product. They’re a buildable glow where a little goes a long way.


4. Milk Makeup Face Gloss ($20)

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If you’re looking for that ‘I just finished my workout’ natural shine without ever stepping foot in a gym get yourself a face gloss. It’s an all-over colorless vegan formula that can be used from your face to body for that effortless vibrant glow. Now, also sold in a holographic gloss for a pretty prismatic effect!


5. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drop Coconut Gel Highlighter ($44)

If Selena Gomez’s makeup artist Hung Vango can swear by this coconut-based gel highlighter — you can count me in on buying two.


6. Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Parasol ($8)

Recently Colourpop brought back this limited edition highlighter for the summer that has become a staple. The Super Shock highlighters are best known for their buttery soft formula. For only $8 you can’t beat its price!


7. Maybelline Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic + Holographic Highlighter ($9.99)

If you’re looking for a little somethin’ extra head to your local drugstore to pick up Maybelline’s Master Chrome and Holographic highlighters. These highlighters have reflective pigments that give off a metal-like sheen for an eye-catching glow.


8. CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops ($42)

If you’re looking for a more customized glow try these Custom Enhancer Drops from CoverFX. From pearlescent pinks to multi-dimensional colors there are nine universal shades to select from including seven illuminators and two bronzers.


9. Armani Beauty Neo-Nude A-Lines

Lastly, this one’s for the artists! If you enjoy playing with color you’ll love this new collection from Armani. The A-Line collection includes blushes, highlighters, and bronzers all that you can blend and build upon one another similar to watercolor paint but for your skin.

Get glowing!


Read: These Pics Of Latinas Showing Off This Summer’s Unlikeliest Trend Will Have You Ready To Jump Into Your Bikini Suit With No Fuss

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