Five Size Inclusive Swimwear Brands That SI Swimsuit Model Georgina Burke Swears By

The Burke NYC founder is a huge advocate for size inclusivity.

Georgina Burke was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico. 

Georgina Burke knows a thing or two about size inclusivity (or lack thereof) in the fashion industry. The 32-year-old Australian native began modeling when she was just 17 and was scouted in her hometown. An agent at the time told her that they would sign her on the spot under the condition that she lose weight.

“I was about a size 10 at the time. I tried my hardest and it sucked,” Burke recalled. “As a [teenager], getting told to ‘lose weight,’ you do fall victim to that. I fell into anorexia. Honestly, it’s taken many years [to recover] and it’s something that I’m going to forever be working on, especially as a woman in the fashion industry.”

Burke made her SI Swimsuit debut last year and has worked with major brands including Saks Fifth Avenue, J.Crew and Bloomingdale’s in the past. She described her SI Swimsuit magazine feature as a “huge milestone” in her career and noted that her experience with the team was incredible and quite different from other companies she has modeled for.

Georgina Burke was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico. Swimsuit by BĀBEN. Necklaces by Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry, Brinker + Eliza, JIA-JIA and ByRoxStudio.

“I walked on set and [editor in chief] MJ [Day] was so incredible because she said, ‘If there’s any swim you don’t feel like comfortable in, you don’t wear it,’” Burke explained. “That doesn’t happen on a shoot. She’s so about the woman feeling empowered and beautiful and confident.”

View Georgina Burke’s full 2023 SI Swimsuit gallery here.

During her 2023 SI Swimsuit photo shoot with photographer Ben Watts in Puerto Rico, Burke shared her five favorite swimwear brands.

“I tried to pick size-inclusive brands because I think that is super important and it matters,” she said.

Burke NYC

Georgina Burke was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Burke NYC. Bracelet by Layered. Necklace by Eklexic. Hat by Duvin Design Co.

Georgina Burke was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Burke NYC. Bracelet by Layered. Necklace by Eklexic. Hat by Duvin Design Co.

“First I would have to say my own brand, Burke NYC,” she said. “It’s a full size-inclusive range with in-built tummy control and holds in the girls. It’s just a one-stop shop for a girl of my size.”

Instagram: @burke.nyc

Polo Ralph Lauren Swimwear

Georgina Burke was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico. Swimsuit by Polo Ralph Lauren.

Georgina Burke was photographed by Ben Watts in Puerto Rico. Swimsuit by Polo Ralph Lauren.

Burke has modeled for Polo Ralph Lauren Swim for more than a decade.

“I’ve been fortunate enough that Sports Illustrated have let me wear it [during my shoot] two years in a row,” she shared.

Instagram: @ralphlauren

Zimmermann

“It’s cute, fun and flirty and not something I would usually wear,” Burke stated. “They’re really starting to extend their sizing which is super exciting.”

Instagram: @zimmermann

Tigerlily

Burke said she loves to represent Australian brands. Tigerlily’s swimsuits include lots of unique prints and cuts.

Instagram: @tigerlily

Seafolly

“Not only is it an Australian brand, but they’ve been size-inclusive for such a long time,” Burke explained. “Their campaigns are absolutely gorgeous.”

Instagram: @seafollyaustralia

Make sure to follow SI Swimsuit on YouTube!


Published
Ananya Panchal

ANANYA PANCHAL

Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.