As summertime is now upon us, I know the dreaded swim suit shopping has probably already happened for most of our Catholicmom.com readers. After a few kids, finding a suit to make you feel fabulous isn’t always easy! Today as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw this video about Jessica Rey’s swimsuit line called Rey’s Swimsuits. Giving each a personality, Jessica’s suits each have names such as Ann, Jo, Holly, Eliza, Marie and Sabrina. Many of the designs are already sold out for this summer, but it would be worth liking her Facebook page and getting on her email list for next summer. Quality is important to her and each design shows her attention to detail. Here is a link to a YouTube speech explaining why she developed her brand. It’s about 9 minutes long, but totally worth watching it and sharing it with friends!
She dispels the rumors that small has to be beautiful and through her designs she wants to show the world that bigger is better! Her motto is: “Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?” and she takes the inspiration from fashion icon Audrey Hepburn. Jessica hopes to capture Audrey’s sense of style, grace, class, and fun. Her collection brings together contemporary fashion with wonderful vintage glamour. Established in May 2008, Rey Swimwear has international presence in over 19 countries and is rapidly growing.
I like having a baby proof swimsuit, one that you can bend over, hold babies, change diapers and still stay covered! The ones on her website seem to fit the bill and I love the patterns and color palettes that she has chosen for her swimsuit line.
More information from her website:
“Fashion matters. It influences the imagination and drives the way people uniquely represent themselves. The evolution of the women’s swimsuit is one place where there has been a visible shift away from modesty. In the current world of swimwear, small is often beautiful and less is considered more desirable. But designer and actress Jessica Rey asks, “Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?” Rey argues that within the construct of modesty, there is a freedom—that modesty isn’t about covering up what’s bad, but about revealing dignity.”
This Cajun girl is blessed to have been raised in the South, married to a man that can cook and have three boys in her first four years of marriage. After getting a degree in Education and teaching for a year, she took time off of work to have kids and stay home with her sweet babies. Recently entering the workforce part time with a computer data storage company, Laura also keeps busy writing part time for a local newspaper, Community Chronicles, she works hard to pursue her fitness goals, and ultimately her time is spent chasing, feeding, driving or holding her three boys as they learn about the world around them.
One thing she has learned through some tough times is that you have to allow for life's imperfections, because they will always be there. Have a plan but be willing to take the bend in the road to get there!