Who Says It Has to Be Itsy Bitsy?


Check out www.ReySwimwear.com to see the beautiful styles designer Jessica Rey has to offer!

Rey Swimwear

Rey Swimwear

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!

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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.”

Copyright 2013 Laura Buller


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  1. I don’t understand….if small isn’t beautiful, why are all the models size 0 , 1 or 3??? Am I missing something?

  2. Kelly Guest on

    We will definately be checking out her website, even if I can’t get anything this year. I have 2 teenage daughters who were very, very fustrated trying to buy swimsuits this year. They even began talking about starting their own store to sell modest clothing. They said they would call it “Modest-Me.” They then concluded, sadly, that it probably would close because noone would be interested in modest clothing. I disagreed. Now I can use Jessica as an example about how there is a market for young ladies who desire to dress appropriately. They aren’t the only ones!

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