Fashion Blogger Gabi Gregg & The "Fatkini" Debacle - Coco & Creme


If you’re hooked into the fashion blogging world you’ve heard of plus-size fashion blogger Gabi Gregg. If not, Gabi is a popular fashion blogger (formerly of Young, Fat & Fabulous) who has been featured everywhere, InStyle, xoJane, MTV and notably The Today Show, where she discussed body acceptance, being plus-size and her notable post where she wore a bikini.

Recently, Gabi collaborated with swimwear company Swimsuits for All to offer other stylish ladies the “fatkini” bikini for plus-size women. In bright neon colors and a starry galaxy print, the galaxy print fatkini sold out in hours! While this was great for Gabi Gregg, Swimsuits for All couldn’t handle the demand and revealed that they would not be fulfilling orders; though they’ve charged customers’ credit cards. And to top things all numerous customers have complained that refunds on orders have not been issued.

Gabi Gregg issued a statement on her blog saying that Swimsuits for All couldn’t fulfill the orders and would not be restocking the galaxy print fatkini because of production issues.

What do you think of fashion blogger collaborations? Would you wear a fatkini? 

  • heavenleiblu

    The debacle was out of Gabi’s control, so I hate that her name has to be attached to the negative aspect of it. Swimsuits for all is bogus as hell for how they carried this out. No doubt, seeking out a popular plus size blogger was a move to boost their visibility, so how could they not foresee an influx of orders well over their typical stock demands?

    The non-apology apology that they issued to buyers (and potential buys) of this launch was bullshit, too. It was something along the lines of needing three months of combined lead and turnaround time if they were to issue more stock. Ok, and? Would most of us not still be in the throes of summer by then? Do we not take vacations is tropical climates year round(or some of us LIVE in said tropics)? I could see if this were a retailer that has a number of departments, but is their name not Swimsuits4all? Is the site only live during spring and summer or…what?

  • Ella

    Agreed. I don’t blame Gabi for this and I’m actually annoyed for her that her big debut is somehow mixed in this debacle. The company is just bogus. My order was first backordered then canceled-mind you I ordered very soon after the items went up for sale. I just think this was such poor planning. The company partners with a popular blogger but doesn’t have a decent inventory? A great opportunity for this company to market their products gone terribly wrong…

  • GoodLooknOut

    If I was a thickums I SHO would! They look really cute :)

  • Yas

    You know what? I think it’s fine. I’m actually kinda jealous because it’s not something I can do–I lost a lot of weight and now my skin is too loose to rock a bikini without a coverup. I think any woman who chooses to wears a bikini must feel pretty confident in her skin. That’s definitely a good thing! I love and embrace that. However, a bikini on a sloppy body may not be a good look, no matter what size you are. If you’re thick or thin, but the skin is tight, firm and beautiful–go on and work it.

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