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A burkini is a full-body swimsuit that covers everything except the face, hands and feet.

The full-body swimwear is preferred by some Muslim women.

The name is a mix of the words “burka” and “bikini”. However, unlike burkas, burkinis do not cover the face.

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Burkinis are marketed to Muslim women as a way for them to swim in public while adhering to strict modesty edicts.

France’s bans on burkini have referred to religious clothing and as they were loosely phrased, came to be understood to include full-length clothing and head coverings worn on the beach – not just burkini swimsuits.

In 2010, France became the first European country to ban the full-face veil in public.

A 2004 law forbids the wearing of religious emblems in schools and colleges.

The 1905 constitution aims to separate Church and state. It enshrines secularism in education but also guarantees the freedom of religion and freedom to exercise it. The original text made no reference to clothing.


These days it’s quite difficult to find the ideal swimsuit that feels comfortable and looks fabulous, which is why so many plus size shoppers succumb to fitting room dread! But if you do luck out and find the right swimsuit, you can buy it for yourself, or give it to your favorite girlfriend as a thoughtful holiday gift. Thanks to the online shopping revolution, there are more plus size swimsuit options than ever before, and women can often find what they’re looking for on one single comprehensive site. Men also like to purchase online the easy way (since they are notoriously lazy shoppers) and give gifts that are sexy and that will dazzle that special and unique woman in their life.

Specialty stores are the best place to go, and online specialty retailers are the smartest places to shop for exclusivity and style, as well as ease of access and size and variety of in-stock items. Styles that are currently tending for plus-sizes are high-waist bikinis and tankinis, both of which show off your curves and offer sexy discreet coverage. A tankini is a type of two piece bikini which covers the stomach area; it’s a fancy two piece swim suit that makes you feel sexy and safe. Flattering tankinis are sexy, since they only show parts of your body; the rest is left to the imagination. This makes for the perfect gift for all the men reading this article!


High waist bikinis are sensual, making the woman who wears one look confident and cultured. Many sophisticated women like to wear high waist bikinis, since they are comfortable and provide eye-catching coverage where its’ most needed. Plus it makes them look like pinup girls from yesteryear like Marilyn Monroe or Sophia Loren. Remember, it’s much easier to shop with online retailers; there’s easy shipping, and returns or exchanges are a breeze, so don’t forget to add that head-turning skirtini or tankini from swimsuitsforall to your holiday gift list. She’ll love you for it, and you’ll enjoy watching her walk around in it, and so will all those on that Mediterranean Cruise.

There are many styles to select from online, even when swimsuits are not in season. Take advantage of the internet and go check-out the trend-setting looks that everyone is talking about. Online shopping at swimsuitsforall is even easier than going in person to a store in a mall or retail store because shopping options are right there in front of you and you can see the colors and look for the holiday vacation swimwear on the different models, instead of browsing through the huge selection of impersonal swimwear on a store shelf or clothing rack.

This holiday season, it pays to consider swimsuits as gifts from swimsuitsforall. Boyfriends love to spoil their significant other with surprise holiday vacation swimwear, so don’t be blown away when he gives you that bombshell head-turning swimsuit he secretly bought for you online the other night. Take his breath away when you walk onto that sandy beach in Naples for the first time wearing that ravishing tankini this holiday season!


Plus-size model Robyn Lawley has defied ideals of “thinness equals beauty” to star on the world’s most covetable magazine covers and ad campaigns, and now she is taking on the plus-size swimwear market.

Sydney native Robyn Lawley, 24, has teamed up with Bond-Eye Australia to launch a collection of bikinis and one pieces available in U.S. sizes 8 to 18, designed specifically for fashionable women with curves.

“I swim almost daily, and I found most swimwear that came in my size to be boring and unflattering with no real fashion elements,” she told Refinery 29.

“I also couldn’t find any bikinis that supported my bust in the surf, or had a high enough rise in the stomach section to be flattering, so the idea was born from my own necessity and grew from there.”

Robyn Lawley, who was the first plus-size model to star in a Ralph Lauren campaign and in the pages of Vogue Australia, hopes that Robyn Lawley Swimwear, which ranges in price from $140 to $200, will be “the go-to brand for swimwear for all women”.

Robyn Lawley Swimwear

Robyn Lawley Swimwear

“For this first collection, I decided to start in a size range that 80% of women live between,” she explained.

“We will add sizing according to the feedback we receive and we are really hoping the demand is there.”

With plenty of swimwear experience under her belt (most recently her curves modeled H&M’s plus-size swim collection), Robyn Lawley said that the collection’s sizing is “true” for every swimsuit.

“Regular swimwear brands tend to be very small fit, and you often find yourself going up one or two sizes to be comfortable. This is not the case with my line,” she explained.

With a touch of retro, glamour and “urban edge”, the flattering collection is peppered with Robyn Lawley’s own personality.

“My dragon fruit one-piece was inspired by my love of food,” she said, referring to her well-documented infatuation with cooking.

When she is not gracing magazine covers, the six-foot-two-inch model writes a food blog, Robyn Lawley Eats – a side hobby that has been praised by the fashion industry as leading the way for a more positive body image.

Despite the fact that 50% of women wear a U.S. size 14 or larger, designers routinely cater to sizes 14 or smaller, and Robyn Lawlely hopes to be the catalyst to change that.

Robyn Lawley told Good Morning America last year: “I genuinely want companies to take notice and start being more realistic about who their customer really is. I hope to keep breaking down those barriers.”

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Kim Kardashian went one step further to prove she has the curvy credentials during a visit to Miami Beach on Monday with her sister Kourtney.

While her older sibling – who recently gave birth to her second child Penelope – rocked a white T-shirt and shorts, Kim Kardashian opted for something more attention grabbing.

Sporting a white swimsuit which enabled her ample cleavage, the 31-year-old cinched her waist in with a gold sash which appeared to be wrapped around her midriff several times.

The reality star wore a long sheer shirt dress over the ensemble and it’s a wonder how she was able to breathe.

Kim Kardashian smiled as she made the appearance on the boardwalk followed by fans who recognized her

Kim Kardashian smiled as she made the appearance on the boardwalk followed by fans who recognized her

However, Kim Kardashian smiled as she made the appearance on the boardwalk followed by fans who recognized her.

She carried her cream sandals in one hand and paraded her pins in the high bikini line costume.

In between taking dips in the ocean, the brunette went back to a cabana bed to sit down.

But she soon resorted to laying out on her side to make what was supposed to be a relaxing experience more comfortable.

The siblings are in the holiday region to film their E! reality TV show Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.

The pair will be working on their Dash clothing and accessories shop which they have branches of in New York and California.

Kim Kardashian’s current boyfriend Kanye West appeared on the NYC version of the show while she was happily married to estranged husband Kris Humphries.

The fashion conscious rapper is thought to be behind many of her style choices lately.



Lindsay Lohan stripped off by the pool while relaxing at a Hollywood hotel over the weekend.

Lindsay Lohan, 26, put her curves on show in a daring white swimsuit which featured a plunging sheer front.

But her eye-catching look was tainted by blotchy fake tan, which was particularly noticeable around her armpit.

The star regularly has bronzing disasters, but still refuses to embrace the alabaster look.

As she made her way to the pool after a cooling dip, Lindsay Lohan covered up somewhat in a white dressing gown and red pumps.

Lindsay Lohan’s eye-catching look was tainted by blotchy fake tan, which was particularly noticeable around her armpit

Lindsay Lohan’s eye-catching look was tainted by blotchy fake tan, which was particularly noticeable around her armpit

The swimsuit is something of a departure from Lindsay Lohan’s usual style, with the actress usually favoring bikinis to show off her figure to its full potential.

But perhaps Lindsay Lohan is attempting to give herself a bit of makeover, amid reports she is set to star in the next video from eccentric pop star Lady Gaga.

The pair first hit the headlines with their friendship when they enjoyed a night out together at Chateau Marmont.

And now Lady Gaga is said to be keen to sign Lindsay Lohan up for the video for one of her new tracks.

A source told the New York Post: “Lady Gaga and Lindsay caused a stir last month when they had their <<sleepover>> at the Chateau. And now it turns out that Lindsay will be starring in Gaga’s new video from her upcoming album ARTPOP.”

It is unknown as yet what video Lindsay Lohan will make an appearance in.