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With the arrival of spring weather comes the inevitable arrival of pool parties and beach vacations. Whether you’re planning an elaborate beach day in your favorite tropical location or you actually live someplace that’s warm enough to hang poolside in the spring (If you live in LA, come chill with me by the pool!), there’s always an excuse to don a cute plus-size swimsuit. However, if you’ve been hoping the weather never changes so you’ll have an excuse not to wear a swimsuit, that’s about to change. (I hope.)
Everyone deserves to feel good wearing a swimsuit. There’s no “right” way to wear a bathing suit, and there’s certainly no “right” body for a swimsuit, either. Sometimes it feels like the swimsuit industry (Is that a thing? I think it’s a thing.) is out to get plus-size women. So many swimsuits are flimsy pieces of barely-there fabric that have no support for larger breasts or any sort of body coverage for those who want it. Some plus-size women love to bare it all, but even swimsuits made to show a lot of skin don’t often come in extended sizing. And for those who want more coverage from their swimsuit, there are few options that are actually cute. It feels like we’re playing a rigged game.
But spring also represents starting fresh, and that’s what I plan to do this year regarding plus-size swimwear. Because I know how exhausting it can be to try and find cute plus-size swimsuits in all different styles—string bikinis, high-waisted two-pieces, once pieces that aren’t dowdy—I scoured the web and rounded up 22 super cute plus-size swimsuits that will leave you feeling confident and ready to hit the pool.
Whatever your personal preference, there’s a swimsuit option waiting for you. So go ahead and dive in.
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Ruffle Shoulder One Piece
Hot pink is the number one color of the summer and this ruffle shoulder swimsuit is giving major Valentino vibes. If the shade is a little too bright for you, the suit comes in three other colors and patterns and is available in sizes 14-28.
Floral Knotted Bikini Top + Rust Classic Bottom
This micro floral print cropped bikini top deserves a permanent place in your beach bag. The mixed and matched checked bottoms are also cute when paired with this top or with a matching alternative, which means you get more bang for your buck when you buy the entire set. Sold!
Mesh One Piece Swimsuit
This super sexy one-piece swimsuit from Eloquii comes in three colors, but I love this bright white shade over the black. The mesh paneling makes it perfect for a pool party look and t’s available to shop in sizes 14-28.
Patchwork Elastic Bikini Top
My motto for this summer? Go bright or go home. This neon bikini from PrettyLittleThing has got you covered when it comes to uber-bright, uber-flattering swimwear. Pair it with the matching bottoms for a look that’s brighter than the sun.
Essentials Underwire Plunge Bikini Top + High Waist Bottoms
This pin-up style swimsuit top is so retro-chic. Plus, it’s guaranteed to be supportive with the three-section underwire cup. It’s available in a large range of cup sizes up to a 44F. Get the high waisted bottoms to complete the look.
Sea One-Shoulder Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit
The tropical print of this ruffle one piece is so fun and flirty. The one shoulder detail is also a subtle way to make a statement. Pair with denim shorts for your post-beach lunch or day out!
100 Ways To Wear Top
This top is a winner no matter what your style preference is—like it says in the name there are literally 100 ways to twist and tie this bikini top. The versatile style comes in eight colors and is available in sizes 0-8.
Allegro Fuseli One-Piece Swimsuit
This swimsuit is the perfect hybrid of sporty and girly. The textured material and zipper front make it the perfect surfer-girl look. It comes in sizes 4-24 so you better get ocean ready.
Always Fits One Piece
Good American has every cut of swimsuit imaginable but you can’t go wrong with a classic one-piece. This one is made from an innovative fabric that stretches up or down a size. It comes in 14 colors so it’s bound to be the new go-to in your closet.
Green Tropical Swimsuit
Ok this green swimsuit is giving major J.Lo Versace vibes. Between the underwire cups, gold chain straps or criss-cross detailing it’s hard to pick a favorite part. It’s available in sizes L-5X.
Ribbed Bralette Bikini Top
Over The Shoulder Ruffled Bikini Top + Bottoms
Leave it to Target to make some of the cutest—read: affordable!—bikinis on the market. This floral set is so pretty and delicate. Don’t forget to buy the matching bottoms for a look that will make your friends feel your flower power.
Blue Terry Bikini
It can be a challenge to find a matching bikini top and bottom when shopping online, but ASOS makes it easy. Case in point: you can buy both pieces in this set at the same time, even if you want different sizes for each piece. The top and bottom retail for under $30 each, so I can’t think of an easier purchase to make.
White Cross Neck Swimsuit
This white cross swimsuit is begging to be accessorized with some major gold jewelry. Add some hoops and get ready to turn heads in this white-hot look.
Curve Wrap Front Swimsuit
Yes, bikinis are fun to mix and match, but don’t forget about how good a one-piece can look, too. This black floral option from Peek & Beau’s Curve line is great to keep in your collection for that exact reason. It has a super deep v-neck and high rise on the leg for a mega-flattering look and comfortable feel.
Demi Contour Plus Bikini
We all need a little black bikini in our collection, right? Even if you’re a seasoned bikini-buying veteran, this cutout option from Adore Me will be hard to pass up. The top is available in sizes up to 4X, and you have two different bottom styles to choose from, so pick between high-waisted or low-rise and add to cart.
Need a new bikini in a pinch? Amazon has you covered. This high-waisted style
from Pink Queen comes in eleven different colors and prints (including this stunning royal blue shade and a bold cheetah print) so you have a bunch of options to choose from. If it fits like a glove, then buy a few more!
Daeny Contour Plus
If you’re on the hunt for a bikini with a retro feel, look no further than this green option from Adore Me. I personally love the cups in the top because they offer some extra support. I also exclusively wear high-waisted bikini bottoms, so obviously I’m a fan of these. The mesh detailing on the waist gives the whole set a sexier look.
Underwire Bikini Set
This polka-dot bikini just made me love Ashley Graham even more than I already do. You probably have a few different striped or floral suits in your collection already, but I highly recommend trying out a dotted one, too. It has a classic feel while still making a fun statement.
The Perfect Wrap One Piece
The classic wrap dress has been given a makeover for swim and it’s amazing. This one piece from Summersalt comes in 14 different colors and patterns so you can live it up in neutral tones, neons or cheetah print. It’s available in sizes 2-22.
Abstract Print Bandeau Chain Cut Out Swimsuit
If a bathing suit doesn’t have cutouts, I don’t want it! What’s the point of going to the beach if you can’t look totally hot? PrettyLittleThing sells some of the sexiest bathing suits on the internet, and this chain cut out suit is no exception. Oh—and it retails for less than $50.
Longline Underwire Bikini top
Florals are the ultimate pattern for warm weather, so I had to include this bikini top and the matching bottoms from Cacique Lane Bryant on this list. The floral print is giving me total wear-me-on-a-tropical-island vibes, so I highly recommend doing exactly that.