Swimwear by Ro

A few weeks ago whilst browsing Fatshionista I came across a thread posted by a swimsuit and lingerie designer, inviting readers to visit her Etsy shop. Of course, I headed right on over there to have a look see and smiled at what greeted me.

Swimwear for plus sized women actually modelled by plus sized women.

By Ro! Designs is the brainchild of Rosaria Vitale who started the company in 1989 out of frustration of not being able to find a stylish and flattering swimsuit in her size. Out of necessity, Rosaria designed and created her own swimsuit and from this one suit her business was born. By Ro! Designs is a one woman venture and all designs, patterns and manufacturing is done by the woman herself. With considerations for a curvy figure, she uses features such as power netting, princess seams and contouring to make the swimsuits flattering as well as beautiful.

Made to order purchases are available-  hit the “contact Ro” button on the website or start a convo through Etsy.

Ro will be adding more swimsuits throughout the summer and fall and offers free shipping to the US and Canada throughout the summer and $7.00 shipping to international destinations.

You can visit the Etsy shop here……… or the website here.

13 Comments on “Swimwear by Ro”

  1. lifestartsnow says:

    i really like the blue polka dots one!!! ~ franzi

    • Deena says:

      I LOVE the blue polkadot one. Its a shame I don’t really have a use for a swimsuit otherwise I would have snapped that one up. I haven’t been near a pool in six years.

  2. hugh manatee says:

    These are so cute! I’m really craving a two piece but I don’t know if I’d have the guts to actually rock it….

  3. Deena says:

    I’m a big chicken so I def wouldn’t wear a two piece myself but I love the spotty fabric of the suit in the bottom right side corner. I go weak at the sight of a few polkadots!

  4. sherrykay says:

    And today Thetopsecret.com is having a plus sized AS (Alicia Simone) swimsuit sale for women!

  5. Ro says:

    Thanks to Dee for including me in her blog. 🙂 I’ve added some new designs. The hottest trend in swimwear right now is the monokini.

    Check it out: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26050300

  6. kalba says:

    i love it! in israel it is almost impossible to find plus size swim wear. and those are just lovely!
    soooo gonna order..

  7. Donna says:

    Thank you, thank you. So many stores and online shopping claim to have great styles and selections in plus size swim wear. But once you take a closer look, I have been finding that it is not true. I just love some of these fashions and really appreciate the information.

  8. lynn owsianowski says:

    I don’t care for most of the designs. The boobs look totally unsupported and there is nothing there for a plus size hourglass. Pretty models though~

  9. Rhonda Oliver Boyd says:

    I have had two different swim suits from By Ro! over the years and I’ve loved them both. So high quality and well made they last for years! The designs are wonderful too! Ro will also work with you if you’d like something custom. I ordered the pirate suit but with a different top (cinch top that ties rather than the one that laces). You cannot go wrong with Ro!

    • Deena says:

      Is Ro still making swimsuits? I tried contacting them recently but to no avail 😦

      • Debbie says:

        Trying to contact also I am in desperate need of one of her fabulous bathing suits have you heard anything else of whether she’s makeing them any more

      • Deena says:

        I tried some time ago but have not gotten any response so I think she may not be trading anymore. Have you tried Swimsuits For All or Josephine Swim?

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