I love any company or designer that is pro-empowerment of women owning their bodies and accentuating their natural beauty. Perhaps this is why I was so intrigued with the swimwear created by Malia Mills. A stroll down Madison Avenue led me to one of the four Manhattan locations featuring this one of a kind swimwear store which, since 1992, has been encouraging women to â€œlove thy differences.â€
Upon speaking with the very helpful sales associates, I learned that as opposed to models, Malia uses every day women of different body shapes and sizes to fit her designs. Clearly, Malia Mills knows and appreciates the diversity of bodies that are â€œreal womenâ€ and has created her designs to reflect that diversity. As we well know, women are not just always a size 6 or 10 or 14. And even when two women are the same size, that can look drastically different. As evident by the sizing of this collection, that wide spectrum of women was encompassed. Two piece suits are sized separately – tops are bra sized from 30A to 38DD and bottoms are pant sized from 2 to 16. Additionally, the collection includes tankinis, one-pieces, cover-ups and more!
How else are these amazing fits achieved? Well, besides the fitting process itself, the construction of the garments and the materials used are also essential. Since the goal is to enhance what you naturally have, the creative construction allows just that without any padding or underwire. One of the most exciting elements the sales associates informed me about is called power netting. An ingenious fabric strategically positioned inside of the cups to give support to the more busty ladies and eliminate the need for an underwire.
Not only do the suits fit well, but they also look good and are available in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles to suit your individual needs. I personally like Midnight (a deep blue), Sangria (a vibrant purple), and Meow (a fun leopard). The website is easy to use and even allows you to easily access the tops best for your size! In addition to the ample range of colors, patterns, and styles, they also have â€œone-of-a-kind-behind,â€ which allows you to personalize your bottom with whatever you choose! That also is a part of the featured bridal collection. Personalize your hot new suit with Swarovski crystals right in time for the honeymoon!
If you are fortunate enough to live in the metro NYC area, definitely visit one of the stores for yourself. There is nothing like the personal attention you will receive from the sales associates to find your perfect fit. Imagine an environment wear finding a perfect suit isnâ€™t an agonizing, torturous process which makes you feel less than your best, but one in which you feel confident in showing off your natural assets. If you cannot make it to one of the store, be sure to contact Dionne, The Fit Specialist, to find the best fit, color, fabric, and style for your body.
There is so much more to this company, but Iâ€™ll let you explore that on the website for yourself.
So, if you are looking for a suit that truly suits you, try Malia Mills.