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  • Writer's pictureToni Thomas

Miami Swim Week 2022: Embracing all body types!

Miami Swim Week is the world’s largest fashion event for the Swimwear industry and this year it was a mid-Summer extravaganza showcasing some of the hottest swimwear designers in the world. As a media journalist for Sol Style Magazine, I expect to see beautiful swimsuits on stick-thin models showcasing tiny swimwear that would never be worn by the healthy bodies of any of the women I know.

Much to my surprise this year Sports Illustrated and most of the shows Sol Style Magazine attended not only featured superstars on the runway but real-size models wearing swimwear that any woman, of any age or size, can wear.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show did not disappoint, it was a star-studded affair that featured many familiar faces including Denise Austin and her daughter Katie sharing their love of fitness and swimwear together on the runway. The 65-year-old fitness guru (my 80's idol) looked amazing and oh-so-happy to be sharing the runway with her daughter Katie beside her.

“I feel so grateful that Sports Illustrated Swimsuit invited me to walk the show with Katie. As a 65-year-old, I’m also so proud [to] represent moms of all ages — and that it’s never too late. Me at 65 in a bikini… with my little girl!!!!!! Pure joy!!” she shared on her Instagram.

To see more Miami Swim Week shows and inside stories follow us on Instagram and our website

See you on the runway,

Sol Style Team, Toni Thomas & Keisha Garrett

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