By Ro Designs giveaway!

I received such an amazing response to my swimsuit post, Two Piece Swimsuit, Two Middle Fingers. It’s still being linked here and there and I’m still getting comments on it every so often. Who knew that my getting my kit off would make such an impact? (I did, because I’m lush.)

One very cool result of that post is that Ro of By Ro Designs saw I had linked to her shop and has kindly offered to sponsor a Corpulent giveaway! Sorry, that’s not quite enough fanfare.


That’s better. There ain’t no party like a sparkle text party.

You can win either the monokini in black – Ro’s most popular style – or the two piece ruffle bikini in red/white polka dots, both in size 1X to 5X.

1X: Measurements (inches) 44-47/35-38/46-49
2X: Measurements (inches) 48-51/39-42/50-53
3X: Measurements (inches) 52-55/43-46/54-57
4X: Measurements (inches) 56-59/47-50/58-61
5X: Measurements (inches) 60-63/51-54/62-65


All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. I will choose a winner at random using Make sure you include your email address in the comment form so I can contact you if you win. The competition is open for two weeks – until 12noon Wednesday 15 December (Australian Eastern Daylight Time). This competition is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!

EVERYONE’S A WINNER (in the Antipodes): Ro is also offering free shipping to Australia and New Zealand all summer! This available on her entire swimwear range, but if you’re the impatient type, Ro has a(n ever increasing) number of ready to ship items.


103 Responses to “By Ro Designs giveaway!”

  1. 1 Ariane 30 November, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I had a rather unpleasant exchange on FB which included a challenge for me to wear a bikini. I think on this basis I *have* to have a crack. 🙂

    Love them both, and will give the site a serious browse.

  2. 2 Lauren 30 November, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Ooooh too cute!! 😀 Enter me in!

    • 3 Lindley 1 December, 2010 at 2:46 am

      I bought a bikini from Ro a couple of years ago and LOVE it. Good material, great quality work, and semi custom so it fits like a dream!

  3. 4 Natalie 30 November, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    AMAAAAZING. I so need a new swimsuit too… my current ones are worn in places. Most notably the butt places.

  4. 5 Louise 30 November, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    This is awesome!! I’ve seen her bathers before, but I’ll have to take a second look.

  5. 6 Tegan 30 November, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Ohh! Ohh! Pick me, pick me! LOL

    Love those swimmers. Fantastic blog, Frances 🙂

  6. 7 cutselvage 30 November, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    eeee I would LOVE that monokini.

  7. 8 Lo 30 November, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. 9 Rhiannon 30 November, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    oh that red bikini is adorable!

  9. 10 The Bald Soprano 30 November, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Any geographic restrictions on the contest?

    Frances’ note: Nope, the contest is open to all.

  10. 11 Natalie 1 December, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Enter me in please! I have been listing after the Monokini for ages, it’s been on my etsy watch list for aggggges now!!!

  11. 12 Tula Verusca 1 December, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Hi I am Brazilian and I want to participate.
    I always read the blog and think I deserve this red bikini.
    In Brazil we have bikinis for big girls.

  12. 13 fancyfatfemme 1 December, 2010 at 1:18 am


  13. 14 Barbra 1 December, 2010 at 1:35 am

    these are both the hotness!

  14. 15 Shaley 1 December, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I loooove those so much. I adore the monokini. =D

  15. 16 Haley 1 December, 2010 at 1:52 am

    So adorable. I hope this is available to US ladies?

    Frances’ note: Yes! The contest is open to all.

  16. 17 Leah Pruitt 1 December, 2010 at 3:31 am

    the red and white suit is too cute. i need it for summer. what a good giveaway.

  17. 18 Deanne 1 December, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Definitely enter me for the red bikini. Too cute!

  18. 19 Sam 1 December, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I finally have the confidence to wear that monokini…I needs it!

  19. 20 Lacie 1 December, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Oh my goodness, I can’t decide which one is more adorable!
    I like the monokini, but oh my god polka dots and ruffles.

  20. 21 Taueret 1 December, 2010 at 4:26 am

    I would tear it UP in one of those ferocious pieces. Crossing my fingers!!

  21. 22 Vanessa 1 December, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Love these pieces!

  22. 23 TropicalChrome 1 December, 2010 at 4:59 am

    I love her suits and the whole attitude they convey!

  23. 24 Jess 1 December, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Lovely stuff, really!
    *crosses fingers*

  24. 25 yvette 1 December, 2010 at 6:28 am

    I want and need a new swimsuit!!!

  25. 26 Julie V. 1 December, 2010 at 6:46 am

    That monokini is adorable.

  26. 27 Stefanie 1 December, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Love them both!

  27. 28 Babsy 1 December, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I adore that black bathing suit.
    Since i hit 6th grade I started gaining weight and I was always scared to wear a bathing suit

    But after finding women with the same figure or whom are larger or smaller than me be comfortable with who they are.
    I went out and bought two bathing suits

    hopefully i will have a chance to wear them 2011 summer to the beach! and i know i wont be ashamed ❤

  28. 29 Living 400lbs 1 December, 2010 at 7:55 am

    I love the red 🙂 I think I’d be a 4x on top and 5x on bottom, but not sure. (Of course I probably won’t win anyway ;))

  29. 30 Cassie 1 December, 2010 at 8:25 am

    oh lord, i would rock that red one! what an awesome giveaway! i’m really glad i found this blog. i’m so happy to find fat girls who don’t care what everyone says!

  30. 31 erylin 1 December, 2010 at 9:02 am


  31. 32 Robin 1 December, 2010 at 9:29 am

    These are fabulous!

    I could use a new swimsuit.

  32. 33 Farrah 1 December, 2010 at 10:05 am

    This is a great giveaway.

  33. 34 Amy 1 December, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I have one of Ro’s bikinis in her cherry print, and it’s adorable (my husband thinks so too). Her suits are great! 🙂

  34. 35 Intotheclear 1 December, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Gosh these suits are fabulous!

  35. 36 Steph! 1 December, 2010 at 10:37 am

    The Monokini! So keen!

  36. 37 Natalie B 1 December, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Hello darling! Please enter me for the The Monokini. Even though it will mostly be hidden under a rash vest and boardies (for sun proctection reasons of which you know why 😀 ), I will still know it’s there and fell beautiful wearing it!

  37. 38 Bri 1 December, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I haven’t worn a two piece bathing suit since I was 10 years old but that red and white polka dot bikini is the bomb!

  38. 39 sweeny 1 December, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    add me to the list of people lusting after that monokini. the other is pretty darn cute too!

  39. 40 Fat Grad 1 December, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Yes, yes yes! I would love to wear either of those!

  40. 41 Elizabeth 1 December, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Such an awesome give-away!

  41. 42 debbipete 1 December, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Oooh, monokini. It’s pretty.

  42. 43 Lauren 1 December, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Polka dots and ruffles = super cute.

  43. 44 Alaina 1 December, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Ah! Love love love. I adore those polka dots.

  44. 45 cecelia fraser 1 December, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    hey hey I LOVE the monokini, its gorgeous ❤

  45. 46 2manycupcakes 1 December, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    OMG I am so desperate for a new swimsuit right now! This would be perfect.

  46. 47 Jen D 2 December, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Oh oh, me me! I really need a new pair of togs!

  47. 48 Zen 2 December, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Oh my gosh, sign me up! That monokini is glorious and I need it in my life. Neeed.

  48. 49 Rebecca 2 December, 2010 at 5:59 am


  49. 50 Laurie R. 2 December, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Just so you all know, I’m a VERY satisfied customer of Ro. Whoever wins the swimsuit will absolutely LOVE it! I adore my Ro swimsuit as well as my Ro belly dance pants. Ro knows how to design for us curvy gals! One caution about the monokini: if you have a short torso like me, the monokini might not look all that awesome on you. My bikini is a similar style to the red polkadot one. Seriously…I’m so excited for you Australian gals! Before I met Ro I would never spend that kind of money on a swimsuit, but I’m really glad I did.
    Oh…don’t enter me in the contest…I just wanted to let you all know how awesome the swimsuits are!

  50. 51 Deirdre 2 December, 2010 at 8:56 am

    That monokini is wonderful!! I thought that kind of swimsuit would never look good in a bir girl, but she looks veeeery hot. That’s beacuse the designer is pretty good (and the model so beautiful, of course)I’d love to wear it!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

  51. 52 Rebecca 2 December, 2010 at 11:41 am

    OH MAN I want the polka dot one so bad! My swimsuits are all black and that is horrible for being in the sun. It absorbs ALL the heat! Also I think I could rock the ruffled bikini.

  52. 53 FatTatGirl 2 December, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    If I win I will wear the HELL out of that bikini. Believe it!!

  53. 54 Bevin 2 December, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I totally want the bikini!!! I love By Ro Designs!!

  54. 55 sleepydumpling 2 December, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I wanna win! But I’m gonna have hell’s own time deciding which one I want! Both are gorgeous.

  55. 56 Monika 3 December, 2010 at 2:48 am

    love love love them.

  56. 57 Kayla 3 December, 2010 at 3:21 am

    i love that monokini! 😀 if i win, i’mma have to bring out the big kahunas to wear it out (but i would ROCK it!)

  57. 58 gypsy_grrrl 3 December, 2010 at 3:24 am

    WOW. That bikini is in a GREAT print for summer (ruffles and red and white polka dots – what’s not to love??) and the monokini is in the ever-versatile black, with the cute little ties at the waist. A tough decision!!! 😀

    At first I was going for the ‘safer’ option of the monokini, telling myself that ‘black will go with everything’. My thoughts then went to my stretch marks and how they would show in the cuts of the monokini. THEN I mentally ‘came to’ and said to myself “wtf… ROCK THE BIKINI!” coz we all know we’d look HOTTT in it 😀

    That bikini would be PERFECT for under dresses for my Hawaiian honeymoon in May too. WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Fingers crossed. Twice.

    I apologise for sounding like I’m losing my sh*t. Those togs are AWESOME. Teehee.


  58. 59 la_vida_gorda 3 December, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I need these swimsuits in my life!!

  59. 60 Karol 3 December, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Greatings from Brazil!

    And both are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!! I SO wanna win!

  60. 61 MaryKate 3 December, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Ooh, enter me in please!

  61. 62 Jocelyn 3 December, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I love the bikini!!

  62. 63 DragonMumma 3 December, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Oooh, I would adore that Red Bikini!!! I currently use an older style bathers – complete with elderly lady pattern and ruffle skirt! bwahahahah! You have inspired me to say fuck ’em all and do what I want!!

    So here’s my entry and praying that I win!! LOL

  63. 65 Erin Marie 3 December, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Red = the cutest ever. Now that I’m living at the beach, I can’t get enough swimsuits!

  64. 66 pudingocska 4 December, 2010 at 12:03 am

    I’d like the monokini.:) If I’ll be the winner, I will send you a photo of me in it.:)

  65. 67 eliz 4 December, 2010 at 12:40 am

    i already have a by ro monokini in red polka dot and it is AMAZING. i would love a two piece, too–the monokini doesn’t show off my belly tattoos quite as much as i had hoped!

  66. 68 Haley 4 December, 2010 at 9:35 am

    That bikini is adorable! I could use a new swimsuit, I lost mine ages ago.

  67. 70 Jessica 4 December, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Hot damn! Also, I love contests.

  68. 72 The Notorious ZAG 7 December, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Very pretty, I especially love the black one, but both of them are adorable!! Please enter me!

  69. 73 Ally 7 December, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Lady, you be such a winner! I am imagining my bod strutting in that monokini, and it is so sweet.

  70. 74 Ashley 8 December, 2010 at 11:23 am

    i LOVE the monokini! the red one is adorable too! enter! enter! enter!

  71. 75 Erin L 8 December, 2010 at 11:24 am

    So hot! Pick meeeee!

  72. 76 Brandi 8 December, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Both of these are just adorable!

  73. 77 Barbra 8 December, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    this would be the best birthday present!

  74. 78 Alex 8 December, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Ahhh those are so cute. Would love one! 😀

  75. 79 Meener 8 December, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    god. i NEED that monokini

  76. 80 Emily 8 December, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Ooooh my gosh. I haven’t had a new swimsuit in years – I need one!

  77. 81 Steph-honey 8 December, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I haven’t had the nerve to wear a bikini in years-bear three children naturally and society doesn’t waste time with “hinting” that you’re supposed to wear the mommy/mumu swimsuits, they pretty much just shove you into that section and hiss at you if you try to leave.

    After finding a sturdy once piece that’s great for swimming laps because it never rides up, or falls down, and works great during water aerobics, I realized I’d like to have something “fun”. I love the red! I’d enjoy the black, too, but you know what? If I’m going to show off my curves, I want to really flaunt’em. And to all the skinny minis, the women who are kind of all one color (hair is bleached to a blonde/beige/tan color, skin matches, and after they get dressed, they tend to guessed it, BEIGE and TAN and CREAM), well, to all those perky high-energy Kelly Ripa look-alikes…I’d just LOVE to walk by with my bubble butt, my boobs, my thighs, my tattoes, my scars and a killer red bikini.

    Heck, yeah! I could rock that look!

  78. 82 Christina 8 December, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Both are really cute! 🙂

  79. 83 Charlotte 9 December, 2010 at 2:26 am

    they are cute, enter me!

  80. 84 IMLE 9 December, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Soo Cute! I could def use one of this for my spring break plans!

  81. 85 Jooree 9 December, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Oh dear god, I need the monokini in my life, stat.

  82. 86 Alicia 9 December, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Much, much too cold in my city for a swimsuit right now. All the pools are covered up and the resevoirs are closed. However, spring will be here before I know it and will make good use of a new swimsuit. And I think the tan lines the monokini will produce will be hilarious….

  83. 87 Dani B 9 December, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I’m entering, I’m entering! Pick me!!

  84. 88 devilishlysweet 10 December, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Pick me, please, I havent had a bathing suit that actually fit and looked cute since I was 11!!

  85. 89 Property 12 December, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    That bikini is SO hot, not to mention the girl in it 🙂

  86. 90 Mary Bowden 13 December, 2010 at 3:41 am

    OMG that bikini rocks my socks.

  87. 91 Clarissa Callesen 13 December, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    fabulous fat girl bikinis thanks for sharing …

  88. 92 Candice 14 December, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Both of those suits are GORGEOUS…plus, who doesn’t love a chance to win free stuff?! Love that you’re doing this and that they’re sponsoring!

  89. 93 Kate 14 December, 2010 at 9:42 am

    That monokini is freaking awesome!

  90. 94 Katie 14 December, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I love the red bikini. I want it! 1x please 😀

  91. 95 Miss Kay 14 December, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Oh god, those look lovely! I absolutely have to have that black monokini!

    If I don’t win, I’ll just get one anyway.

  92. 96 amanda beneway 14 December, 2010 at 9:51 am

    need need need

  93. 97 Glenni 14 December, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Love the black monokini!

  94. 98 Ereka Winters 14 December, 2010 at 11:12 am

    size 1x….I never worn a swimsuit that wasnt an all black one piece that covered everthing! I love that black monokini

  95. 99 Scarlett 14 December, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    The ruffles are so hot. I haven’t worn a bikini in forever.

  96. 100 keena 14 December, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I’m a HUGE fan of Byro for i own the black monokini. But lawd, that red polka dot bikini is callin my name!!!

  97. 101 Torry 14 December, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Wow, these are CUTE! Love them! ❤

  98. 102 Cat 14 December, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    love them!! especially the black one. not surprised its one of their most popular suits.
    Just wish it was summer over here. . .

  99. 103 Pippa 14 December, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Just squeaking in before midnight because I know I won’t remember in the morning!!

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