What’s not to love about a plus-size tankini? A tankini is versatile and can be mixed and matched with different swim bottoms, but it’s also perfect for people with long torsos and for individuals who want extra modesty.
When you need to do something away from the water, a tankini top is an instant street-ready shirt. It’s one of the most versatile swim separates on the market. Tankinis are also excellent swimsuit options for teens who want to stay active but still need some modesty in their swimsuit choices. Which plus-size tankinis will your teen love the most? Here are some classic favorites.
We just love this timeless cut that is all about glamour and creating the most beautiful silhouette! This tankini top uses a special fabric that firms and smooths in all the right places while a strategic crisscross shirring narrows the waist and enhances curves—all without being too revealing! Wear it as a simple “little black dress” with a black V-neck top and bottom, or find this tankini top in cheerful prints you can mix and match. With the optional bra cups and options with underwire, your teen can find a V-neck tankini top that offers the level of support she needs.
If your teen likes the silhouette of a bandeau bikini top but wants extra coverage on the torso, then a bandeau tankini is the perfect middle ground. This tankini top looks just like a fashionable tube top and can easily be worn with regular shorts on a hot summer day, too. For the most versatility, this tankini top comes with optional straps so your teen can have extra support if she wants to go into the water or be more active.
Bandeau tops look great with plus-size high-waisted bathing suit bottoms. When combined, the tankini set creates a smoothing effect and a secure fit for long-time wear. Find a bottom with a matching pattern or look for a solid-colored separate for a different look.
If your teen is active, then a high-neck tankini top provides enough coverage so she can comfortably play sports, swim, jump, and bend over without any wardrobe malfunctions. The high-neck silhouette is also flattering on a wide range of body shapes, creating a smooth body line that matches well with a variety of swim bottoms.
This cut can complement a plus-size swim skirt perfectly or also be a good match with plus-size swim shorts and bikini bottoms. The excellent thing about tankinis is the freedom to mix and match separates so you’re never locked into one look. This makes shopping for swimsuits and styling new looks fun.
This timeless, sweet style has just a slight dip in the middle to form a “V” that creates definition and a stylish effect. This top is supported by a secure soft cup bra and durable spandex fabric that won’t warp or stretch out when cared for properly. Because it’s so flattering, it’s easy to match with everything from a bikini bottom to board shorts. This allows your teen to choose their level of modesty with ease.
When it’s time to quit the water, this cute top is also easy to wear with a variety of swim bottoms and streetwear. When you need a break from the water, a beach skirt cover-up provides extra coverage while also functioning as a stylish dress to wear to land activities.
When you pick a tankini for your teen, looks aren’t the only important thing. Consider getting plus-size sun protection swimwear that is approved by the Skin Cancer Association. You’ll find a variety of styles like high-neck, scoop-neck, and V-neck tankini tops that all have UPF ratings of 50. This means that the fabric blocks out 98% of UVA and UVB rays.
To get even more protection from the sun, a rash guard can be worn over the tankini. This will keep the back, shoulders, and decolletage protected from the sun—three areas vulnerable to sunburns. To protect the face, wear sunblock, a visor, and sunglasses. By taking these proactive measures, teens can stay out for hours and limit their exposure to the full brunt of harmful sun rays.
These plus-size tankinis are sure to keep your teen stylish and active as she enjoys the days of good weather ahead.