Be unapologetically you and step into some serious swimsass!
We challenge the swimwear norms. We believe that women of GG cups and beyond want to be seen too. They are deserving of fashion forward designs, vibrant prints and excellent quality.
PROTECT THE OCEAN
COMING SOON! September 2019
Do your bit for the environment and shop our neon colour block range created from ECONYL, a high performance swimwear fabric made from recycled carpet fluff, fishing nets and discarded nylons in partnership with the Healthy Seas project.
640,000 tons of fishing nets are abandoned in our oceans every year killing or maiming wildlife.
Since 2013 453 tons of fishing nets have been collected by volunteer divers and recycled into fashion fabrics.
I’ve stood there, poolside in secondary school, a size 32FF hating my body because it didn’t fit into the regulated swimming costume. I handed in notes each week to be excused from the lessons, but of course that couldn’t last. So, when the period excuses didn’t fly anymore, I asked my mum to buy me a costume which at least accommodated my “double fs”. It was just a black one-piece, nothing fancy, but it fitted me better, and I went into the next swimming lesson a bit more confident. But that confidence was soon to be destroyed.
The teacher called me out of the pool, stood me in front of the whole class and demanded I explain why I was wearing a different swimsuit to everyone else. I was mortified. It was then that I swore to myself that I was never going to be made to feel that way again.
And yet, time and time again, the high street brands have let me down, when all I wanted was a cool swimsuit to take on holiday. It’s like women with a niche size don’t exist and the only swimsuits we’re “allowed” are the plain, frumpy ones. The same cut year after year. The same dull colours.
I have big plans for Offshore to become the voice of women out there who, like me, have wasted hours in the changing rooms of the high street swimwear brands. Offshore is going to be our way of saying to the big brands: “we’re here, and we demand to be seen!”