Tess Munster Holliday, our catch up with the Plus Size Beauty

March 20, 2015 3 min read

We have been following Tess Munster now for a couple of years and have watched this plus size model gain in popularity with her audience.  Tess now boasts 527K followers on Instagram and 772K on Facebook, yes she is the super model of the plus size modelling world.

Earlier this year we noticed that she was staying in Brisbane and so we began messaging her on Instagram trying and collaborate.  Unfortunately Tess never saw our message until she was back in the US.   We then started to email and try to organise something for next time she came over, unfortunately we lost contact with her due to her intensely busy schedule.  

Early yesterday morning, we woke up and while checking emails, there was one from a friend in Brisbane telling me that there was a famous plus size model staying at the hotel that had 525K followers.  I knew it could only be Tess Holliday!  So we packed up a parcel of curvy swimsuits to give to her, our plan was to leave them with concierge to put in her room and wrote a note to go along with it.

So the normal hour drive to Brisbane on a Friday ended  up taking 1 ½ hours, and then another 20 minutes driving around to find a carpark.  So as we were walking up to the hotel and not really looking, two people are walking out of the hotel doorway, we let them pass and as we are about to walk in, we realise that the couple walking out, looking very in love and holding hands were Tess Holliday and Nick Holliday! At first we think, no we cannot disturb them they looked like they are on their way to lunch and then we stop and think this is our only chance.  We literally run up the road after them and when we get close enough I say her name “Tess” she turns around with a big smile on her face.

We introduce ourselves, apologise for interrupting and let her know that we will leave the swimsuits at concierge to put in their room and plan to leave but Tess insists that we go back to the hotel for a drink and a chat.  Sitting across from her we are spell bound. Just as beautiful in real life as her photo’s.  

Absolutely flawless skin and that beautiful Welsh raven hair, we are aware that that we are literally staring at her and need to look somewhere else so look at her arm and notice that she has the coolest tattoo of a Chanel lipstick, logo and all.  This girl is super chic she is the burlesque beauty of the plus size modelling world and I think that is her appeal to her fans.  Tess Munster is groomed from head to toe perfection and as she says ‘Why can’t women be sexy if we are plus size’ and hell is she sexy!  That is why she makes men weak at the knees and why Nick Holliday has fallen madly in love with this plus size beauty.

So after two hours of chatting with the most humble and divine couple, we have come to a deal. So keep following us and hopefully in the near future you will see our collaboration with Curvy Swimwear and Tess Munster come to fruition, our dream to come to reality.  

For more info on our swimsuits which include plus size swimwear, have a look through our catalogue.


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Size guide

All of our swimsuits are true to size. This means you should follow your normal sizing.

The best guide is your underwear - so what you would wear in a bra and undies is the size you order from us in tops and bottoms. For example, in you wear an 18E bra, you should order a size 18 swimsuit top from us.

If you are looking for a one piece and are in between sizes, say an 18E bra and a 20 in underpants, we recommend choosing the larger of the two sizes - so a size 20 in this case.

If you have any issues with your new swimsuit, we do 30 day refunds for full priced items and exchanges for all items - so you can swap to a size or style that is more suitable for you!

International Size Conversions

AUS 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
USA 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
CANADA 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
EUR 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56

Size guide

AU USA CA UK EUR
8 4 6 8 34
10 6 8 10 36
12 8 10 12 38
14 10 12 14 40
16 12 14 16 42
18 14 16 18 44
20 16 18 20 46
22 18 20 22 48
24 20 22 24 50
26 22 24 26 52
28 24 26 28 54
30 26 28 30 56