Stay comfortable and confident at the beach or pool with chlorine-resistant swimsuits for plus-size women. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite plus-size swimsuits for curvy body types. For maximum wearability, look for Lycra® XtraLife™ spandex with polyester. It provides 10 times the wear of regular spandex and resists fading, so you can wear it all summer and maybe next season, too.
There aren't any fashion rules to follow when it comes to styles for plus sizes with curvy figures. If you need some inspiration, take a look at our favorite swimwear styles to flatter every size this summer:
The Tugless Tank one-piece is a bathing suit that works for all body types, including curvy plus sizes. The fabric stays in place, so you’re not awkwardly adjusting a shifting swimsuit. There are sporty plus-size Tugless Tank swimsuits with high scoop necks and low legs for a modest, athletic look. They come in various colors and prints, from versatile neutrals to beach-inspired motifs.
High-neck one-piece swimsuits have a modest look that flatters every body type. There are simple styles and some with keyhole detailing for visual interest. Choose a bold print or vibrant hue to impart flair to this swimsuit style. Then there’s the bestselling Grecian swimsuit. It comes in sizes to fit every body and it’s one of our most popular styles. A semi-V-neck and wide straps flatter every figure, while control fabric and shirring provide a streamlined look.
The sweetheart neckline is another option for full, curvy body types. It has graceful curves similar to the shape of a heart to accentuate any figure. This type of plus-size swimsuit is available in multiple colors and prints like the other styles. Choose a navy or black sweetheart-neckline one-piece for understated elegance, or create a fun beach-day look with a bright tropical motif and this attention-getting neckline.
One variation on the one-piece is the swim dress. There are one-piece plus-size swim dresses with an array of neckline styles, ranging from retro-inspired square neck to classic scoop. Swim dresses are available in all sizes and come in multiple colors and prints. Then there are plus-size swim skirts, which, when paired with a swim tank, provide the illusion of a one-piece swim dress with the versatility of two-piece swimwear.
Swim skirts can be layered over knee-length plus-size swim shorts or even bikini bottoms. This allows for modesty and freedom of movement with the coverage you want. The swim skirt is a classic that never goes out of style, no matter which style, color, or length you choose.
Speaking of versatility, you can’t go wrong with plus-size tankini swimsuits for curvy figures. One reason is the chlorine-resistant fabric, sure. But there’s also the myriad of styles available. If you’re looking for swimsuit bottoms, you can opt for plus-size swim shorts or leggings for a modest look. Maybe you want more coverage on top and more leg showing. In that case, you can pair high-leg bikini bottoms with any style of plus-size tankini top.
There’s the halter tankini top, which provides support for full, curvy figures. Or choose a bandeau tankini top for a universally flattering look. The V-neck wrap tankini top is another plus-size style that looks great on virtually every body. Scoop neck tankini tops are classic and sporty, and there are even one-shoulder styles for an on-trend look. Or choose the blouson tankini top for a modest, fashionable look. It has a billowy look to complement all shapes and sizes, and it can be matched to your preferred style of tankini bottoms. With a mix of plus-size tankini separates, you can create a swimwear capsule wardrobe to get you through the summer.
After you’re done in the water, slip into a rash guard cover-up. There are plus-size cover-ups in many styles to suit your fashion aesthetic. If you’re the casual type, opt for elastic-waist shorts and a rash-guard hoodie for UPF 50+ protection for covered areas. Cover-up dresses provide the same level of protection with a slightly dressier look that you can wear to a café or other type of casual beachside establishment.
Complete your swimwear look with a pair of wedge sandals, which you’ll find in varying heights. There are women’s water shoes for the shower, and you can wear them in the pool or walking along the shore. Flip-flops are a classic beach choice that allows for plenty of airflow while protecting the soles of your feet against hot sand.
Explore the many plus-size swimwear styles and cover-ups to find your favorites. From there, beach towels, bags, sunblock and sunglasses are several more items you’ll want to gather. A wide-brim hat is another summer must-have for beach and pool days.