When you think Lizzie Rovsek you can’t help but think of her killer curves. The former RHOC beauty is known for her bikini bod and stunning features so naturally she knows how to design the perfect swimsuit. AllAboutTRH exclusively spoke with the brunette beauty on teaming up with Emily Simpson, fashion and of course this season of the OC. Check out our interview below then tell us what you think:
We loved seeing you team up with Emily Simpson on a swimsuit made for curves! How did this collaboration come about and how did you decide on the design?
Lizzie Rovsek: Emily is a very dear friend of mine and has become well known for her beautiful curves. It’s also been a long time question from my customers, ‘when are you going to design suits for real women?’ Emily suffered some backlash and body shaming about her figure and of course she stood up for herself and became a woman of major influence stating that women should not be criticized for how they look. We just decided to create a suit for women with curves. Emily sketched a swimsuit and brought it to me and I took her to my pattern making team and we created the new and improved one-piece, ’The Housewife’. The suit fits women size 4-22 and bust size 34-50.
Having curves, what difficulties did you have with standard swimsuits and how did you overcome them with your line?
One of the reasons I started my line in the first place was because I had a naturally large chest since a young age and swimsuits were always an issue for me. I wanted to create beautiful yet supportive swimwear tops (DDplus, underwire, shelf bras) with mix & match size bottoms. The company has definitely evolved. I did the swimsuits for Miss USA 2015, had my suit on Charlotte Mckinney in the Super Bowl Carl’s JR ‘All Natural Burger’ commercial and Sports Illustrated. I have always been on the side of classy yet sexy and flirty design. I started the company a decade ago and I, myself, was in a very different place (I was in my 20’s). My sphere of influence has changed and there is a greater demand for beautiful, classy supportive swimsuits for more mature women, and especially mothers.
What are your favorite and least favorite trends that you’re seeing on the beach this summer?
I’m obsessed with the ruffle bikini bottoms. I designed them in my last collection and the trend has really picked up speed in 2019. Montce Swim, one of my favorite swimwear brands has really beautiful ruffle bottoms. I have both the sexy version and the high waist ruffle bottoms. Outside of Sun Kitten, Montce Swim may be my favorite brand. I don’t know if I have a least favorite trend, I think as a woman we all prefer certain styles on our figures.
In your opinion, which housewife has the best style?
It’s impossible for me to pick just one! Cynthia Bailey and Joanna Krupa always have impeccable style and I love how original Erika Jayne and Dorit are.
You’re close with Emily and have relationships with a lot of the OC women. Will we see you make any cameos this season?
No, I’m not on the show this season. However, I believe you may hear my name a little bit early on in the season, but make sure you follow the story through – it’s definitely not what it seems.
You and Vicki got off to a rocky start when you first joined the OC housewives. What were your initial thoughts when Bravo announced she wasn’t an official housewife this season?
Vicki will always be the OG and I know a lot of fans are probably disappointed!
Special thanks to the beautiful Lizzie Rovsek for catching up with us at AllAboutTRH! If you’re looking for the perfect suit for all sizes, Sun Kitten is taking pre-orders now through Labor Day at www.sunkittenswimwear.com.