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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? 



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  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    fruits, nuts, grains and vegetables…..

    • http:tontonmichel.tumblr.com Tonton Michel

      Lol, an oldie but goody.

    • Kara Zor-El

      Loner, looser, spends too much time on black women’s blog site . . .

    • lan

      YES!!! THANK THE LORD! I thought I was the only one irritated by seeing his face on every thang! geesh

    • BeBoogie

      lol too funny james

    • http://gravatar.com/smithdrt Il Taker

      Umm…old man if you follow her on instagram and twitter (which you don’t cuz your olds), you’ll know she eats plenty of fruits,grains and vegetables and exercises. *GASPS* Eats plenty of vegetables and does exercise but she still fat. Oh noesssss!!!

    • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

      how bout nuts? can i get a nut?

    • http://gravatar.com/smithdrt Il Taker

      Sure you can have some nut(s). But in your case, I suggest mashing them first. Wouldn’t want old James from philly to choke now would we >:).

      #dontmesswitmygabbiillcutyou

  • Marisa

    I bookmarked Gabi’s site for awhile now but, this swimsuit thing is just bad business for that swimsuit company. This is simply supply and demand your suppose to always make sure you can meet the demand of the customers. That’s why I’m not down with that pre-order jazz, because not refunding people, then having people who ordered then saying our bad we sold out just a mess. Also did they have to name the damn thing Fatkini how bout just calling it a swimsuit, we can already tell its for larger size women, no need for all the extraness lol. Anyways I hope for Gabi this whole sold out deal doesn’t harm her business dealings in the future. Also folks having the WEIGHT DEBATE all I gotta say is people should dress to flatter whatever size their in at that time, not what you used to or want to be. I’m a size 12-14 and that’s what I dress my body for not the size 8-9 I used to or whatever size I’m going to be in the future, especially since weight can change often up or down, just dress for what you are in. If you lose weight great dress your self at that size, if you put on extra weight, dress yourself in clothes that work for that.

  • Mademoiselle

    This is the WORST reason to quit at anything! Your demand surpassed supply, so you shut down and deny refunds? Who does that? More money for someone else I suppose.

    • Kay

      I know right? Someone else will take the idea and run with it now. Especially as it has been proven to be profitable.

  • LKJ

    Isn’t it considered stealing, if they are refusing to offer refunds? No company could (or should) be that stupid. That is a really bad business policy.

  • lola289

    Meh…cute idea. If you got the guts then knock urself out!
    Im a size 14 and I don’t even wear swimsuits :-/

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