PLUS-SIZE STRUGGLE: Sonny Turner opened up about a problem curvy women face while shopping

A PLUS-SIZE model has shared her bikini shopping experience to highlight an important struggle women face while bikini shopping.

Curvy babe Sonny Turner took to her Instagram page to share photos of herself trying on bikinis ahead of summer.

While slipping into a skimpy black two-piece, the British model shared her frustration at not being able to find a garment that fitted her body.

The London-based beauty showed off the ill-fitting swimwear in a series of pictures that has since gone viral.

Opening up about the “reality of shopping as a thick/plus-size woman” Sonny blasted high-street stores for the lack of sizes available.

In a lengthy post, she said: “Changing rooms can be scary places.

“I am wearing the largest size from one of the most popular high-street stores sells in bikinis which is 12-14.

“Majority of online stores don't either.

“No-one gets it so for any upcoming designers I got some tips for you.”

She went on to outline the current problem with bikini designs and how they could better accommodate curvy bodies.

Sonny Turner INSTAGRAM

CURVE QUEEN: Sonny showed off her body in the ill-fitting bikini

Sonny said: “Big breasts need underwire for support for a youthful lift.

“We need cup sizes that correlate to bra sizes and they need to go past DD.

“We need cups that actually cover more than our nipple.

“We need cups that bring our boobs together so there’s no massive gap in between them.

“We need straps that aren’t so tight it’s as though our neck is about to snap off.

“We need bikini bottoms that don’t give us wedgies when we walk.

“We need string bikinis that don’t expose our vagina lips.

“We need swimsuits that fit over our hips without dragging the neck of the costume down causing neck ache.”

She continued her body positive plea by pointing out how plus-size women deserve to be able to choose from a wider variety of designs.

Sonny explained: “We deserve more choice in the selection for our body type that isn’t just the generic black swimsuit with a kimono.

“Yes, believe it or not, some of us actually want a thong bikini, the whole selection doesn’t have to be high-waisted.

“We’re gonna need you to stop using models with fake boobs are aren’t a real depiction of what the bra would look like on our real droopy ones."

She added: “It’s not fair that we can’t wear cute swimwear just because we are built differently.

"We deserve to walk into a store and pay £10 for a nice bikini without breaking the bank and our body confidence.

“Bottom line is: make clothes for all sizes and bodies.”

It’s not hard to see why the inspiring model’s outspoken post racked up more than 13,700 likes in a matter of hours.

 
 
 
 

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