From the opening shot of Kendall Rae’s plus-sized swimsuit video, you realize this isn’t your typical fashion shoot. That’s all because of Rae, the sole star of this video that’s one part look book, one part confessional.
Right off the bat, the stunning brunette talks candidly about how it feels to wear a swimsuit in public (not so great) and what it’s like to face those fears on camera (pretty fantastic). What she’s saying isn’t outlandish or new — after all, many of us have some sort of inhibition about stripping down to a suit — but her brutal honesty is poignant. In fact, watching her wear — and enjoy — a few of our swimsuits, including our customer favorite “Fatkini,” is nothing short of inspiring.
And that’s exactly what this YouTube blogger hoped to accomplish with “Plus-Size Swimsuit & ‘Fatkini’ Look Book – Facing My Fears.” Admitting that she was “super nervous” about filming the segment, she credited her boyfriend’s off-camera support for helping her relax and have fun. Wearing supportive, flattering swimwear was also a plus, and we’re thrilled she chose ours for the video. “I have never found swimsuits that have fit or flattered my body as well as the ones from Swimsuits For All,” she says. “I love them all. They also are super supportive and stayed in place through the waves and all my beach play. I love my bikini. I really never thought I would find a bikini that I like to wear!”
Her audience, the majority of whom are “strong women,” has responded in kind. “I have gotten amazing feedback from my subscribers — endless comments, messages and emails about how the video has changed their lives and made them feel confident enough to wear a swimsuit too,” Rae says. “That was what I wanted when doing this, so it’s extremely exciting for me to read them all.” Still, she acknowledges that feeling great in a swimsuit isn’t always a given for women — though it does help to focus on why you’re wearing it in the first place. “We are there to experience the water, to have fun. Not to model a swimsuit,” Rae points out. “If you forget about all of that and just enjoy yourself, your confidence will shine out of you. Confidence is the best look any girl can have.”