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The Ultimate Plus Size Swimwear Guide: 40+ Swimsuits and Bikinis to Strut in this Summer

Tis the season for plus size swim.

Plus Size Swimwear Roundup

A topic that I have featured various designers who have given us some FIRE and HOT bathing suits! I have written about this on Plus Model Magazine, featured a few hot ones on Styleblazer, but today, we wanted to share with you over 40 (actually 50!)  hot bathing suits, with various price points, trends, designers, and cuts!

Are you fancying a bikini? A sassier one piece? Support for the girls? Bold and edgy? We got you! As we make your way through the roundup, make sure you keep reading as we answer a few questions I have received from a few of you!

Plus Size Swimwear Roundup

(Tip: if you see a piece you like, the title of the piece at the bottom of the image is linked for you!)

Options

There are various options to shop from. Online or in-store. Specialty or plus size brands, we have options! No longer are you subjected to only minimizing, “slimming,” black, and dull bathing suits. On trend for summer and resort, you will and can find bikinis, sexy one-pieces, retro-inspired pieces, and sassy plus size cover-ups (did you catch that post?). Plus Size Blogs and websites like this one and others are here to help you navigate through it all!

Support

With quite a few European brands entering the US market, we are seeing more and more bathing suit tops given to us in cup size. Hurrah! If not, we now have plus size swim bras to help lift and support the girls-EVEN BETTER! So, if you are dying to rock that bikini top but NEED more support, you can still rock those options, just layer up on the support!

Not familiar with a swim bra? Check out this post on the Plus Size Swim Bra, which made me happy!

Price

Bathing suits prices will vary, but most hover around the $100 range. I know some of you may cringe at that while others won’t even blink. For me, when it comes to bathing suits, I am going to invest a little more, because I do not want to have to feel like I have to buy a new suit each year. A great suit, built with the right hardware, fabrication, and fit will most likely run you around this price, and I will take that.

WHY?

  • I do not want the digging of the halter in my neck.
  • I do not want to have to worry about my suit fading OR shrinking of the suit
  • I do not want my bathing suit falling apart in the wash (true story)
  • I WANT the support, boning, color, and style to last me longer than a season!

Brands

There are quite a few plus size and mainstream brands that cater to the plus size woman- wooohoo! Asides from my plus size designer list, there are quite a few brands that are making it twerk in the plus size swim arena! And to help you out, have a looksee at our roundup!

I hope this roundup helps you through your search for fabulous plus size swim!

See something you like? Have a question or more to add? Leave a comment below and let’s talk about it!

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