A dad-daughter duo has created swimwear for trans girls to feel more comfortable and confident – Her.ie

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This is so lovely.

Ever since Jamie Alexander’s daughter, Ruby, told him she was really a girl, the Toronto-based dad has thrown himself into fighting for transgender children’s rights and normalising being who you really are.

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Most recently, Alexander and Ruby, 12, has created a line of swimwear and underwear for transgender girls to help them feel more comfortable and confident every day.

In an interview, Alexander explained how he had come to realise how limited the clothing market is for transgender children. read more

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How This Perth Duo Rocked The Swimwear Industry And Created Dream Pieces For All Bodies – The Urban List

We’ve all been there before. You’re tearing through your stash of swimmers only to find that none of them makes you feel like the goddess you really are. There’s the pair that cuts in a little too tight; the one piece that now sags after too many wears; or the one that has material that makes you feel like you’re wearing a pair of suffocating Spanx. None of which spell a good time for you or your self confidence at the beach. 

Enter swimwear guardian angels, Elise Wallbank and Julian Tali, who founded Youswim—a truly game-changing swimwear label that creates no size bikinis and one-pieces. Nope, that’s not a typo. They stock one size, in a rainbow of colours and cuts that adapts to fit a range of different shapes and sizes. Yes, they’ve basically created the swimwear version of the Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants. read more

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This Dad-Daughter Duo Created a Swimwear Line For Trans Girls to Feel Comfortable and Confident – POPSUGAR

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Toronto dad Jamie Alexander knows that shopping for kids isn’t always easy, which is why he and his 12-year-old daughter Ruby created a line of swimwear for transgender girls to help them feel more comfortable and confident every day. “Everything I saw was heavily branded just to trans people and had a quilted pad in the front. They didn’t look like normal bikinis,” Jamie said in an interview with Today, pointing out the limited clothing market for transgender and gender creative children. “I wanted to create a garment that looks and feels like a regular bikini and a brand that resonates with kids, not just trans kids.” read more

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Created by Womxn, for Womxn: Toluca Swim is Swimwear’s New, One-Stop Shop for EveryBODY – PRNewswire

Toluca aims to empower womxn to love the skin they’re in – every shape, size, and color is celebrated. “Since I was 12 years old, so much of my time in the sun and summer memories have been cast under the shadow of uncomfortability in my own skin. The dread of trying on swimsuits that didn’t flatter my body and weren’t designed for my shape led me to feel I never had a ‘bikini body’ worthy of the sun,” says co-founder and designer, Chloe Chamberlain. “Toluca is all about womxn embracing who they are. We believe in more than just tolerance and acceptance, Toluca is all about celebration,” echoed co-founder Taylor Dilk. “We want to take the fear out of shopping for swimwear by building a brand and community that’s comfortable for everyBODY. Toluca is going to change the way people feel, inside and out. We hope to make womxn feel confident, beautiful, and empowered.” read more

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The Bikini Was Created By An Automobile Engineer Using Only 30 Square Inches Of Fabric. – South Florida Reporter

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Since July 5, 1946, women have been hitting the beaches and poolsides in bikinis. National Bikini Day marks the anniversary of the invention of the revealing two-piece bathing suit.

  • Named after the Bikini Atoll, where the United States conducted atomic tests, the two-piece bathing suit made its debut in Paris. French designer Louis Réard wanted to name revealing bits of fabric “atom.”
  • The original bikini was created by automobile engineer Louis Reard (1897-1984) and consisted of only 30 square inches.   Reard declared it wasn’t a real bikini unless it could be “pulled through a wedding ring.”
  • By World War II, sunbathers cast aside the chaste one-piece bathing costumes for simple two-piece bathing suits. However, nothing prepared the United States for the revealing bikini when it hit the beaches on July 5, 1946. While Europe enthusiastically donned the bikini after a long and arduous world war, American’s sense of decency kept them from accepting the bikini until the 1960s.
  • Though the bikini was introduced to the world in the late 1940s, it wasn’t until 1957 that celebrities and mainstream media began to accept the skin-bearing new fashion trend. It was in that year that French actress Brigitte Bardot appeared at Cannes Film Festival in a floral two-piece. And once Bardot made it acceptable to wear a bikini, celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Esther Williams quickly followed suit.
  • July 1962 marked the first time that Playboy ever featured a woman with a bikini on its cover. In fact, the iconic cover barely featured a woman at all. Instead, it focused artistically on a bikini bottom and the tan lines it created.
  • The bikini has been the official uniform of women’s beach volleyball players since the sport was introduced into the Olympics in 1996.
  • The first woman to ever model a bikini was……a nude dancer. Her name was Micheline Bernardini, and Réard hired her after every model he approached turned him down (on account of his “bikini” being too revealing).
  • The oldest recordings of a two-piece set date back to Ancient Roman times. The first depiction of a two piece comes from a 1,700-year-old Roman mosaic called Chamber of the Ten Maidens, in which several women are seen playing sports and exercising in what could be considered a modern-day bikini.
  • The original monokini took the bikini to the next level.  Designed in 1964 by Rudi Gernreich, the monokini was basically a regular swimsuit—but where a top should’ve been, there were two thin straps instead. As you might imagine, the “topless bikini” didn’t take off quite like the bikini did.
  • In 2008 Speedo, in collaboration with NASA, released a swimsuit so drag-resistant that it was banned from use in swimming competitions for giving swimmers using it too much of an advantage. – Source
  • Nearly three-quarters of the market for swimsuits is made up of women’s swimsuits, with the rest being split fairly evenly between men and children.
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