Gemma Collins, body positivity icon. Picture: Flynet Pictures/Splash
Gemma Collins, body positivity icon. Picture: Flynet Pictures/Splash

‘Who says plus size girls can’t wear mesh?’

BRITISH reality star Gemma Collins has said she doesn't need to explain her outfit choices, after wearing an outrageous sheer mesh swimsuit while sunbathing.

The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma, 36, who is already an internet sensation, once again sent fans crazy this week as she showed off her fabulous figure in the daring one-piece - that only just about covered her modesty, The Sun reports.

And now the reality TV favourite has opened up about her choice of swimsuit, admitting that while her outfit choices might not be for everyone, she can wear what she wants.

Gemma Collins: “It’s not for everyone, but I loved it.” Picture: Flynet Pictures/Splash
Gemma Collins: “It’s not for everyone, but I loved it.” Picture: Flynet Pictures/Splash

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, Gemma said: "I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't need to explain my outfits.

"It's not for everyone but I loved it - why shouldn't a plus size girl wear mesh - who said they couldn't?"

Empowering people around the world with her positive attitude, she added: "GC says they can, as you can see darling I loved it that's all that matters."

“Why shouldn’t a plus size girl wear mesh?” Picture: Flynet Pictures/Splash
“Why shouldn’t a plus size girl wear mesh?” Picture: Flynet Pictures/Splash

Gemma, who owns her own clothing range named Gemma Collins Collection, is currently in Tenerife.

She's lapping up the "much needed" trip, with her "team of gays", following the end of the latest series of TOWIE.

It's not the first time Gemma has felt the need to talk about her outfit choices.

Earlier this year, she famously became a viral sensation after she wore a bold orange dress, with shoulder pads to rival ones in Dynasty.

Gemma Collins is spotted showing off her curves on a beach in Tenerife. Picture: Flynet Pictures/Splash
Gemma Collins is spotted showing off her curves on a beach in Tenerife. Picture: Flynet Pictures/Splash

At the time - after she became known around the world following a series of memes made in her honour, she once again said it was up to her what she wears and promised we'd be seeing more in the future.

She told us: "I am Gemma Collins. I don't have to answer to anyone about my fashion choices.

"I loved that dress - I wanted to express myself that night and I did exactly that.

"I can take the mick out of myself so whatever anyone has got to say about me I still find it funny. I even loved the memes.

"You will absolutely see more of that in the future.

"If Celine Dion can rock it then why can't the GC?"

This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.


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