The Best Plus-Size Swimwear Styles for the Pool

The Best Plus-Size Swimwear Styles for the Pool

Whether you’re getting your laps in or lounging by the cool blue water, there’s a perfect plus-size swimsuit to help you make the most of your poolside experience. If your preference happens to be a one or two-piece, you’re sure to find the best option along with our high-quality towels that are perfect for any poolside outing. Plus, these items are always fun to mix and match--just choose your favorite colors and designs!

Aside from being a great place to hang out with family friends, the pool is also one of our favorite places to get our exercise year-round. Finding the perfect swimsuit for doing laps and water exercises is a big part of what helps get us motivated to work out, knowing that we’ll be secure and looking great.

For starters, a good athletic plus-size swimsuit is an excellent investment, one that will keep you happy and healthy for years to come. But what makes a good plus-size swimwear style for spending time in the pool? Let’s dive right in and start talking about some of the best looks and features.

Combat Chlorine

While chlorine is necessary to keep pool water clean, it can have some damaging effects on our suits, causing them to break down and lose their shape and color before we’re ready to part with them. The more time you and your suit spend in the pool, the more likely your suit is to lose its spark, turning your favorite suit into one you’ll want to throw away. Women’s plus-size chlorine-resistant bathing suits are an amazing solution to this problem. Made with LYCRA® Xtra Life™ spandex, Lands’ End’s chlorine-resistant swimwear is built to last up to 10 times longer than suits made with ordinary spandex, working against the damaging effects of chlorine. And not only do they fight chlorine, they also stand up to sweat and sunscreen, both two things that we know are also associated with long days by the pool in the summer. A chlorine-resistant swimsuit is great for anyone spending time at an indoor pool as well, especially anyone who exercises there regularly. Guarding your suit’s life and keeping your favorite swimwear in your rotation for years by investing in a chlorine-resistant suit is one of the best decisions the avid pool swimmer can make! Chlorine-resistant suits come in a wide variety of styles, so you can still embrace your personality while protecting your swimwear.

Get a Competitive Edge

Any athletic swimmer out there knows how important it is to have a swimsuit that stays on, and stays in place. When we’re hanging by the pool we may opt for a more unique silhouette, with spaghetti straps or a fun neckline, but when we’re getting our laps in, we want our suit to be no-nonsense. Still, it’s important to look and feel good in your plus-size swimsuit for doing laps, so finding a sporty suit that’s still stylish is important. Luckily, there are lots of choices for athletic plus-size one-piece swimsuits that come in all colors and prints. We’re a big fan of the racerback suit in fun prints that complement our coloring and that we find ourselves reaching for again and again. We also love throwing on a pair of board shorts or a cool cover-up after our exercise routine is over.

Go Retro Poolside

When you’re putting on a swimsuit, you want to make sure you look and feel your best in it — that it highlights the areas you like and flatters all the other parts as well, making you feel like your best self. That’s why we love the trend in retro swimwear, with fits that make us feel stylish and supported in our suits no matter what. We’re particular fans of the high-rise tummy control plus-size swim bottoms, which pair well with just about any top and make us feel sleek and smooth all day. We also love slipping on a pair of cute retro board shorts or a swim skirt to feel covered when we want to be, and super cute at the same time.

Look and feel your best by the pool no matter what with these incredible plus-size swim styles! Check out the links below for more tips and tricks from Lands’ End!

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