The flight and hotel rooms are booked. You’ve been looking forward to this responsibility-free girls-only getaway for some time. When there are no boys allowed, you have late nights, chick flicks, chocolate, and crazy fun in store. And, of course, if you’re going somewhere with a pool or seashore, you need a collection of cute swim separates and one-pieces to see you through the week.
During the weeks before your trip, you have a chance to find the perfect plus size swimsuits for your girls’ trip! As you know, just one swimsuit is not enough, especially when you want to show off all your favorite styles! So before you say “bon voyage” and check in at the airport, let’s look at some of the cutest plus size swimsuits this season.
The allure of a strapless top is obvious. It accentuates your curves and brings out all your charm with cute prints and bold colors that were made to be on display. A strapless bandeau top with that slight hint of shaping at its twist is such a flattering top for plus size swimwear. Match these tops with a full-coverage bottom, swim skirt, plus size swim shorts or bikini bottom with tie strings for diverse looks that are each flattering and cute! Bandeau tops also often come with optional detachable straps that can be styled as halters, crisscrosses, or standard two-strapped designs to provide extra styling range. This also gives you extra support and eliminates the need to pull up your strapless top from time to time. With a twist bandeau top on hand, you can keep your swimsuit collection interesting and stylish.
Timeless styles like the basic two-strap one-piece with tummy control are sure to be in style season after season. For example, a basic black one-piece or patterned one is a simple, flattering, and beautiful piece to wear on your girls’ trip and anywhere else afterward. For one, it is simple to put together without any guesswork. It’s also firming around the tummy and torso, providing shape for anyone who desires some extra support while at the pool or shore.
It’s classically beautiful, pairs well with cover-up shorts, and also provides extra sun protection because of the extra skin it covers. Also, one-pieces are back in a big way, and they are cuter than ever. They have evolved greatly from your days as a kid and come in different cuts, patterns, and strap styles, with added support with underwire, soft cups, and firm fabrics to provide the best shaping results.
Texture is back in a big way, and ruches are bringing even more glamour to plus size swimsuits. This material layout works well with shaping the body to make a beautiful silhouette. It creates a smoothing visual effect with its continued lines. Ruches can provide a little camouflage to areas like the torso and tummy that women often seek extra support with. It’s also stylish and fun to wear to break you from the standard smooth texture of most swimsuits. Try different styles of ruched swimsuits to see which ones you like the best, such as a ruched high-waist swim bottom with a halter tankini top. Be sure to pack these in your bag with your water shoes for a fantastic day at the lake or beach.
Adding to the cannon of fun textures, crochet and lace effects add beautiful details to the hems and edges of swim tops and bottoms. They are often seen on bikini tops and one-pieces where the additional detail enriches the swimsuit’s style. Because crochet details can weigh the swimsuit down when wet, many styles leave these details to a minimum–just enough to break up the visual plane and provide a splash of unique, bohemian flair. When the crochet lace is made with a contrasting color, like white on black, the swimsuit looks strikingly beautiful because the intricate details of the patterns are on full display.
When you have a swimsuit with timeless prints that you can wear season after season, you add value and length to your wardrobe. Instead of focusing on designs associated with passing trends, buying prints that usually return to the racks season after season will give you more options. Two prints you can count on are paisley and florals. These classic designs are a mainstay in the swimsuit rotations you see in stores year after year. But just because they are go-to prints, it doesn’t mean that you can’t jazz them up! Get creative and experiment with wearing a floral printed plus size tankini top with a solid black high-waist bottom. Or go full-on with a matching set! The possibilities only expand with the number of swim separates you collect.
When you’re having some much needed time off with the girls, only the cutest swimsuits will do. Grab some fresh styles today to enrich your plus size swimsuit collection.