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This plus size model just shared the reality of bikini shopping for curvy girls

It's not fair that we can't wear cute swimwear just because we are built differently.

By Laura Capon

For us curvy girls is another reminder of the somewhat limited swimwear options that are out there.

Rather than your triangle and string bikinis, we're all too often left with black ruched swimsuits and matching embellished kaftans which wouldn't look out of place in our Nan's wardrobe (no offence G-ma).

But if you thought you were alone in the struggle, think again because we have a new hero in the form of British curvy model, Sonny Turner.

Sonny said what all us curvy girls were thinking when she shared this post on her Instagram, revealing what a bloody nightmare swimwear shopping can be when you've got some junk in your trunk.

"The reality of shopping as a thick/plus size woman!! Changing rooms can be scary places. I am wearing the largest size from one of the most popular high street stores sells in bikinis which is 12-14.

"High street sore bikinis do not cater for women of my body type. Majority of online stores don't either. NO ONE GETS IT so for any upcoming designers I got some tips for u.

"Big breasts need underwire for support for a youthful lift we need cup sized that correlate to bra sizes and they need to go past DD.

"We need cups that actually cover more than our nipple. We need cups that bring our boobs together so there's not a massive gap in-between them. We need straps that aren't so tight it's as though our neck is about to snap off.

"We need bikini bottoms that don't give us wedgies when we walk. We need string bikinis that don't expose our vagina lips. We need swimsuits that fit over our hips without dragging the neck of the costume down causing neck ache.

"We deserve more choice in the selection for our body type that isn't just the generic black swimsuit with a kimono. Yes believe it or not, some of us actually want a thong bikini, the whole selection doesn't have to be high waisted[sic].

"We're gonna need you to stop using models with fake boobs that aren't a real depiction of what the bra would look like on our real droopy ones.

"It's not fair that we can't walk wear cute swimwear just bc we are built differently. We deserve to walk into a store and pay £10 for a nice bikini without breaking the bank and our body confidence.

"#everyBODYisbeautiful bottom line is: MAKE CLOTHES FOR ALL SIZE & BODIES."

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Sonny, if we were wearing a cap we would seriously be 'doffing' it right now.

Now if only high street shops would listen.