If endless pool parties are in your future, we’ve got you covered. Knowing the best plus-size swimwear for your body type can ensure you’ll look as good as you’ll feel. Plus-size fashion is definitely having a moment as so many brands now offer the same range of styles and designs for every body type. The options you have range from bikinis and tankinis to high-waisted swim bottoms and skirted swimsuits. You’ll find eye-catching animal prints, nautical stripes, and more.
Also, the right support at the bust can take your comfort to the next level, so before finalizing your swim selections, make sure you know what type of support you need. Underwire, underwire with built-in soft cups, and underwire with removable soft cups will give you maximum support. Built-in soft cups and removable soft cups will provide you with moderate support. And shelf bra offers light support. Keep reading for plus-size swimsuits you need to wear throughout the summer.
When it comes to the best swimsuit style to wear to flatter your curves, tummy control swimsuits are your best bet. Tummy control is a technology that works similarly to shapewear to smooth your figure, and it’s common to find tummy control swimsuits on most major retail sites. Tummy control features can be control lining (bands of fabric around the torso), draping, a high waist on swim bottoms, and more. If you are into flattering swimsuits that help you show off your curves, these swimsuits are for you. You can find tummy control swimsuits in all sizes and designs, from swim bottoms to tankini tops.
Swim dresses, or skirted swimwear, provide more coverage at the thighs. They come in various lengths. Some skirted dresses offer only a little extra coverage, while others, such as modest swimsuits, provide way more coverage. You can find strapless swim dresses and some with sleeves for more coverage. Swim dresses might feature attributes that can help bring out your curves, such as ruching or a self-tie. Of course, you can also find plenty of swim skirts and match the bottom with a chic bikini or tankini tops of your choice.
Many tankinis are sold separately; however, one-piece swimsuits might feature a tankini top. Tankinis also offer great coverage. You can show just enough skin, with features like ruching and tummy control helping keep you looking as good as possible. You can find tankinis with various necklines, such as a high, sweetheart, or bandeau neckline. If wearing a tankini top, you can mix and match with stylish bottoms for various swim styles.
Board shorts and swim leggings offer as much coverage as you need while keeping your bottom comfortable. Board shorts are lightweight, stretchy, and sometimes feature pockets for your essentials. Swim leggings, the longer of the two, look like your typical leggings. The difference is that swim leggings feature what’s needed to make them suitable for the water, such as chlorine and UPF 50 protection. Swim leggings can also feature pockets. Match these bottoms with your favorite swim top.
If you have sensitive skin or skin conditions affected by the sun and heat, rash guards allow you to enjoy a relaxing day at the pool. Rash guards come in various styles. Short or long-sleeved swim tees are rash guard tops styled like a T-shirt. You can also find rash guards with collars or one-piece rash guard swimwear.
Any swimsuit style with a standout design is one you should consider wearing to your next pool party. A little black swimsuit is a classic design. However, try something new, such as a bright yellow, red, orange, or neon bathing suit. Consider an eye-catching print or pattern, such as leopard, polka dots, paisley, or anchor. There’s so much out there—find what brings out your personality and style! If you’re stuck on where to start, look online for inspiration. You can find people willing to share swimwear styling tips.
Okay, enough with the swimwear! Swim style is more than the swimsuit you’re wearing. Accessories can help bring your looks to life. First, consider wearing a stylish plus-size cover-up. Want to cover only your top? Consider a cardigan or tunic cover-up. For only covering your bottom, look for cover-up shorts and bottoms. You have plenty to choose from when it comes to covering your top and bottom, from a flowy kaftan to a maxi cover-up dress. Cover-ups can range in how sheer they are and the additional features they might have (such as a hood or pockets). No matter what, they lend an extra dose of style as you lounge.
Other accessories can add more to your overall ensemble. Baseball caps, fedoras, wide brim sun hats, visors, and sunglasses can provide more coverage from the sun. Jewelry, such as beaded necklaces and bracelets, studs, and more can lend stylish accents. As for your shoes, water shoes, flip flops, and sandals provide comfort and style for your feet. Pack your personalized beach towels and other essentials in the stylish canvas tote bag of your choice. Make the next beach party you attend one to remember with the right swimsuit and matching accessories!