Lingerie for Curvy Bodies & Every Body

Ah, February…

It’s officially the month of LOVE & I LOVE IT!

And I know, that has the potential to be unpopular opinion. But WHY?

My theory is that, GIRL whether we like it or not, we allow the month of love (and heck, every other month of the year) to revolve around someone else and the validation we get from someone else choosing us.

But what about US? What about YOU?

What if you loved you & chose you regardless of celebrating the month of love solo or with a partner? What if you loved you and chose you EVERYDAY? After all, isn’t that what love is all about anyway?

Here at Ditch the Clique, we believe we can’t be good for ANYONE if we’re not good for ourselves first. And GIRL we want that same love for you too! So to inspire you to love you more this Valentine’s Day season and B E Y O N D, we’re sharing a few of our favorite confidence boosting brands who empower us to love the skin we’re in E V E R Y D A Y!

ADORE ME

If you’ve attended a Ditch the Clique event or follow along with me on Instagram (shameless plug HEHE) you’re likely familiar with my Adore Me obsession. With the tagline “do whatever you want in our lingerie” and housing colorfully creative underwear and sleep styles from xs to plus size, there truly is something for E V E R Y B O D Y!

BRAVISSIMO

Bravissimo is fuller bust brand & newer friend of Ditch the Clique, and we already can’t get enough of their curve loving styles. Designed for boobs size D – L, they house over 94 sizes and 25 brands for the “1 unique YOU!” My current favs include the Penelope and Enya styles ideal for vday and BEYOND!

Oh & NYC friends – stay tuned for the reopening of the SoHo Bravissimo shop coming soon!

CURVY KATE

Also designed with a fuller breast in mind (hello cup sizes D-K) Curvy Kate is ALL about empowering you with the knowledge to select the best shape and most comfortable fit to be BeYOUtiful! Sharing daily fit tips & the latest boob news, Curvy Kate is more than bras and swimwear but THE Instagram follow of 2022!

Looking for confidence boosting resources BEYOND bras? Explore Ditch the Clique’s upcoming LIVE events and join our 1:1 confidence coaching for community & accountability in pursuit of the life YOU dream!

who is Rachel?

Rachel K. Grim is the Brooklyn New York based blogger, speaker, and empowerHER behind the event series and online community Ditch the Clique. In 2019 Rachel launched Ditch the Clique to empower REAL women of all ages, races, sizes, and careers with goal-getting resources to live the life they dream! When she’s not scheming new ways to grow the Ditch the Clique COMMUNITY, Rachel can be found eating and shopping her way through New York City, traveling abroad, or watching binge-worthy reality television (with a glass of prosecco in hand, of course)!  

Follow Rachel @rachelkgrim 

Inspiration in Ordinary Things: Summer Wardrobe Staples

Recently Ditch the Clique interviewed my FAV men’s stylist @dave.diazjr for an upcoming project (make sure you’re following here or on instagram for more on that VERY soon.) To be honest, his response has me thinking A LOT about the relationship between body and mind when it comes to looking AND feeling good.

My guess is, whether you’re a self-proclaimed fashionista or not, you know the power of a “good” outfit. You know the type that fits like a second skin, flatters your figure, and is the PERFECT color for you? When you put it on you feel beautiful, confident, and ready to rule the world…YES that’s the “good” outfit I’m speaking of! Not only does it look good but it makes your FEEL good too, right? Well, call me out if I’m wrong, but isn’t there a relationship between the two? In fact, I believe the saying goes “when you look good, you feel good.”

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swimwear that *actually* fits your butt

As I sit down to write this, it’s crazy to think where I was the prior TWO YEARS I wrote similar swimwear reviews…

When putting together last years 2020 swimwear guide, the idea of being vaccinated and able to travel felt a lifetime away. While in 2019 my curvy bod was in the best shape of it’s life, about to marry my best friend.

And now here we are in Spring 2021…

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Turns out, our parents were simply doing their best…

It’s funny the things we realize as we get older….

Things like money doesn’t grow on trees, who you surround yourself with REALLY does matter, actions have consequences, and people really are doing the best with what they have.

Over the past week I prepared to vacation with my mom for the first time since middle school (yes you read that right), and in preparing I REALLY got to thinking about that last one…

People or (in this case) PARENTS are doing the best with what they have.
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