Swimwear for curvy women

Finally! The flowers are starting to bloom in New York City which means summer is right around the corner. If you're already thinking swimsuits, I have just what you need. After stopping by JCPenney's exclusive pool party in Manhattan I couldn't wait to show you their new collaboration with Boutique Plus Swim and Jessica Milagros. I spoke with the Puerto Rican model who gave us the scoop on her new collection for all our BBW readers (Big Beautiful Women). Styles run from sizes 1x to 3x (bikinis included!) Watch my short video (taken with my phone) and read our Q&A below. 

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 BeChicMag: How did this collaboration with JCPenney and Boutique Swim come about? 

Jessica Milagros: I've been working as a model for JCPenney for some time now on various campaigns and commercial, but  I was modeling for the launch of their Boutique+ collection when I heard about the opportunity to become an ambassador for the swim collection, and I had to jump at the chance. I just knew it was a perfect fit, because I've experienced firsthand how much JCPenney cares about and acknowledges their customer.  Being an Island baby, I'm so passionate about swimwear so I shared my ideas on fit and style with the design team to help support and enhance women's bodies in these sexy, fun and flirty pieces. 

Why is this collaboration, and plus size swimwear, important to you? What are you most proud ofIt's extremely important to me for women to have options when it comes to swimwear. We are at a point where there are limited options in what is being offered to plus size and curvy women. Many suits are either extremely outdated or too provocative. We're slowly closing that gap and are providing fun and flirty swimwear that fits and flatters women of so many different sizes and body shapes, I'm most proud of the fact that these suits weren't just sized up, they were made specifically to support a woman's body and you can feel it once you put it on... and best of all, you can go to your local JCPenney and try them on in store! 

What sizes does the collection offer? The collection offers styles in 1x to 3x

What's special about this collection? (i.e. fabric, style, shapewear, support, etc.?) Aside from the design team creating some one of a kind fabric patterns, each piece has adjustable straps, molded cups and power mesh. They created suits for girls with different body types and fashion styles from classic and sexy to fun, sporty pieces

Are two-piece/bikinis available? There are two pieces available in an assortment of mix and match styles

What would make a plus size customer comfortable about wearing the two-piece or any suit from the collection? Aside from the overall fit, the collection’s two-pieces include a variation of high waists and swim skirts that help prevent any issues of swim rolling down or cutting you in awkward places. High neck tops helps to support your chest. See through cut outs on both one and two-pieces are supported with power mesh so it gives you that sexy feeling without baring too much skin.

Price range? $52-$99

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These styles are available now on JCPenney! What do you think of the collection?!