River Island … RI Plus, A Summer Story (sponsored)

We’ve teamed up with River Island for Issue 24 of SLiNK to create a Summer Story (sponsored fashion editorial) with some of our favourite plus size fashion bloggers. Focussing on swimwear and summer in the city the shoot features some great product from River Island and RI Plus, the brands plus size fashion line which goes from size 18 to size 28. Many of the RI Plus pieces are reflective of what is happening in mainline River Island collections which is exactly why we LOVE River Island!

Antonia Jade, Louise O’Reilly and Olivia Campbell for River Island RI Plus

Looking for the perfect summer swim look? You can’t go wrong with some plus size babe Baywatch inspiration, which this season River Island and RI Plus have in abundance! Whether it is a sleek one piece or a sassy plus size bikini that rocks your world, turn heads on the beach in these bold block colour swim pieces.

Louise in River Island

Swimsuit £38; Platform Sandals £55; Sunglasses £16; Clutch £28; Pearl Drop Earrings £12 ALL FROM RIVER ISLAND

Harness details are big news right now so this red swimsuit with diamanté strap detailing is bang on trend.


Antonia Jade in RI Plus, River Island

RI Plus Bikini Top £30; RI Plus Bikini Bottoms £20; Emerald Earrings £8; Embellished Clutch £45; Sunglasses £16; Yellow Wide Fit Sandals £36 ALL FROM RIVER ISLAND

Every body is beach ready, but make sure your style is on point in this sassy red two piece. The fifties cut of the bikini top, with halter strap detailing is great for uplift and support for larger busts, while the ruching on the high waisted RI Plus bikini bottoms add great detailing to this bright bikini.

The bold red colour is perfect for ensuring you stand out on the beach. Steal some of Antonia’s style by trying a top knot this summer with some great costume jewellery earrings.

Olivia in RI Plus at River Island

RI Plus Swimsuit £45; Orange Wide Fit Sandals £36; Pom Pom Earrings £12; Rose Gold Choker Set £10; Fringe Clutch £30


Baywatch alert… get the ultimate beach babe look in this plunging neckline swimsuit from RI Plus at River Island. A simple one piece with dobby mesh inserts and adjustable wide width straps this plus size swimming costume excellently combines support and style.

The plunging neckline ensures great cleavage – perfect for reducing those tan lines and the one piece is great for those after a little more coverage.

Make waves this summer.

Louise in RI Plus at River Island

RI Plus Dress £70; Pink Tassel Mules £45; Pom Pom Earrings £13; Orange Bag £32 ALL FROM RIVER ISLAND

This dress gives us all the La Dolce Vita vibes! The off the shoulder cut is a gorgeous way of catching some extra rays and of course is a really stunning way of flashing a little skin this summer. The sensational print is reminiscent of catwalk shows from the likes of Versace and channels the Palm Beach glamour trend. Team with these incredible embellished mules (they are definitely designer style at a high-street price) and add a final pop of colour with a bright bag. The perfect look to pack for some fun in the sun or a summer wedding this season make sure this ends up in your wardrobe.

Olivia wearing RI Plus at River Island

RI Plus Pink Floral Blazer £68; RI Plus Molly Pearl Jeans £46; Rose Gold Box Bag £45; Gold Jewel Rings £12; Yellow Tassel Earrings £12; Mint sunglasses £16; Yellow Tassel Necklace Set £16; Stripe Wide Fit Platform Wedges £60 ALL FROM RIVER ISLAND

We are all about embellished jeans this season so this pearl  trim pair, available up to a size 28 definitely fit the bill. In a jegging fit they will give a nice snug and curve hugging look. Statement blazers continue to be a key look on the high street and for River Island especially who have a great selection. This tropical print jacket also has matching trousers for the brave amongst you! Pair with some big vintage style shades and bright jewellery for the perfect summer look.

Antonia Jade wearing RI Plus at River Island

Gold layered necklace £14; RI Plus Embellished Kimono £125; RI Plus Frill Bikini Top £22; RI Plus High Waist Bikini Bottoms £16; Orange Sunglasses £16; Orange Wide Fit Sandals £36; Sequin Earrings £14; Orange Stripe Bag £48 ALL FROM RIVER ISLAND

Kimono’s have really become a high street summer staple and while they might be a little heavy, they certainly are versatile, making them a really useful piece to pack this summer. Easily dressed up for the evening with jeans, heels and a vest top, this is the ultimate pool to party piece. Look effortlessly glamorous poolside this season in a sheer bejewelled kimono. Pair with a ruffled plus size bikini and plenty of layered jewellery for a stunning summer statement look.

Ultimate squad goals, Olivia, Antonia Jade and Louise for RI Plus at River Island

Sponsored: River Island www.riverisland.com

Photography: Roberto Aguilar, Assisted by Agne Monti

Models: Louise @ MiLK Model Management; Antonia Jade @antonia.jade; Olivia Campbell @curvycampbell

Hair & Make Up: Jenny Morrell, Assisted by: Charlotte Fitzjohn

Styling: Rivkie Baum; Assisted by: Abby McHale

Shot on Location: Clapton Tram


-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine