Hi, I'm Natalie...
I am 5'2 and a size 18, which means I am petite AND plus size. Those two sizing terms might seem like polar opposites, but full figures come in a variety of shapes and sizes—one of those being short! As a petite plus size fashionista, it has been extremely difficult to fit into fashion and find clothing made for my body. But I'm here to share my petite plus style tips with you and to show the world that short, plus size women belong in fashion!
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REVERSIBLE ONE PIECE SWIMSUITS

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger Natalie in the City reviews Baiia's sustainable reversible one piece swimsuitsChicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger Natalie in the City reviews Baiia's sustainable reversible one piece swimsuits

Each year I get more excited about plus size swimwear because there are always more options and innovations. I used to be so frustrated that plus size swimwear looked like tankinis, high-waist diaper bikini bottoms, and full coverage one pieces for the longest time. But plus size  swimwear has evolved over the years, and I couldn't be happier about it. 

Now, I can find flattering plus size bikinis just about anywhere! But I still think bikinis for plus size women need to come a long way. However, I recently came across a plus size one piece swimsuit that really sparked my interest. Baiia's reversible one piece swimsuits caught my eye on Instagram because their color schemes are all that I have been craving lately. But when I realized that one swimsuit could easily become two with a few styling hacks, I became obsessed! I quickly fell in love with Baiia's Mossman Reversible Wrapsuit, which can either be a solid olive green suit or a white and olive striped suit with an olive wrap top. I've personally never come across a reversible swimsuit so to say I was in awe is an understatement. I decided to give the swimsuits a shot! 

The Baiia swimsuits come in two pieces: one piece covers your lower half and then goes over one shoulder. The other piece wraps around your bust and then goes over the other shoulder to create a wrap look. There is also a tie that comes with the swimsuit so that you can give the suit a tie waist effect. When I first slid on this swimsuit, I was surprised that it fit a little snug even though I ordered my true size. However, Baiia says that their swimsuits are supposed to fit a little tight at first to give you a flattering look and that the swimsuit will mold to your body after the first couple of wears. Overall, I was so impressed and I can't wait to own more! Want to see this swimsuit in action? Check out the TikTok I made at the bottom of this post!

Another thing that I love about Baiia is their commitment to making sustainable swimwear. The brand's mission is truly one that I stand by, and I can't thank them enough for making swimwear that is ethical, stylish, and confidence-boosting. I hope the brand can expand their sizing range in the future so that our friends who wear 3X-6X can also wear their beautiful and incredibly well-made swimsuits! 

 If you love this swimsuit, you can use the code "Natalie10" to get $$ off your order!

SIZING INFO: I ordered a size XXXXL, which is a size 18—according to Baiia's sizing guide. I typically wear a size 18, and the swimsuit fit a little snug at first, which is normal. I would suggest ordering your usual size!

Baiia sent me this swimsuit to review. All opinions are 100% my own!

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