Stylish Patterns for Plus-Size Swimwear

Stylish Patterns for Plus-Size Swimwear

Ready for fun in the sun? Whether you’re hitting the lake, planning your dream vacation, or simply rocking a backyard sprinkler, our swimwear is guaranteed to make a splash. Patterns are a great way to add color and style to your look—check out our go-to favorites and new designs at landsend.com.

Fantastic Florals

Summertime vibes are on full display with floral-patterned plus-size tankini tops. Large-print designs like our Waikiki Floral or Pineapple Bliss Hibiscus Flora deliver bold style; pair with denim shorts out of the water for a quick and classic cover-up. With smaller prints, pair tankini tops with solid bottoms to keep your look streamlined.

Swim skirts and skorts are comfortable alternatives to typical swim bottoms. Maximize your swimwear options by coordinating a variety of solid tops with a floral skirt. Our Deep Sea Navy Graphic Floral, with its combination of blue, red, orange, and pink, is ready to be paired with your favorite swim top. Heading to the beachside restaurant patio for drinks? No problem! Add a lightweight chambray shirt and wedge sandals, and you’re good to go. If you prefer solid-colored or neutral swimsuits, consider using floral patterns in your cover-ups or accessories. Flowered sundresses or T-shirt dresses can be worn over swimwear for an effortless wardrobe change, and floral flip-flops are a fun pop of pattern.

Sleek Stripes

Stripes are a style staple! Stripes come in many forms, from vibrant and bold to understated and subtle. One of our fave picks this season is the bandeau one-piece swimsuit with removable straps. Talk about versatility—this suit offers two looks in one, along with chlorine-resistant fabric and tummy-control tech. Its Deep Sea Navy/Turquoise Stripe pattern is the best of both worlds, with a modern stripe design on top and solid navy on the bottom. While certainly colorful, the thin stripes won’t overpower your look.

For a playful, retro feel, check out our Classic Cobalt Stripe pattern; wide vertical stripes in blue, pink, and red scream, “summer is here!” Striped plus-size cover-ups provide extra coverage during downtime. Sleeveless cover-up dresses are great for those on-the-go vacation days—they’re easy to pack and easy to slip on and off as needed. Throw on a cardigan and some strappy sandals, and you’ll be restaurant-ready.

Majorly Minimalist

Dip your toes into the world of patterns with minimalist designs and color blocking. The Tugless Sporty One-Piece Swimsuit features a Ginger Peach/Paradise Aqua palette and geometric blocks of color. Ombre patterns are another great way to add visual interest while still maintaining a minimalist look. These subtly patterned swimsuits can double as trendy bodysuits when worn with a pair of high-waisted jeans, overalls, or a denim skirt. Minimalist patterns also let you play up accessories—experiment with large sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, and funky sandals.

Pretty Polka Dots

Craving some vintage vibes? You can’t beat polka dots! Our Deep Sea Polka Dot pattern is a classic combo of solid navy and white dots. Try it on the Ruffle Underwire Tankini Top, featuring a slight sweetheart neckline, for a style that’s romantic yet modern. The same pattern looks great on women’s board shorts. Wear this pair with a simple white tee and chunky white sneakers as a comfy and casual cover-up outfit.

Wonderful Whimsy

Sailboats? Citrus? Whales? Yes, yes, and YES! If you’re ready to go all-in on whimsical patterns, we’ve got you covered—in more ways than one. Plus-size sun protection swimwear delivers UPF sun protection without sacrificing style. Check out our long-sleeve swim tees with fun printed patterns like beach scenes, lemons and limes, sailboats, illustrated whales, and more. Keep those whimsical summer vibes rolling with jersey sleeveless cover-up dresses. From sea creatures to striped umbrellas, these pattered dresses bring a dose of fun.

Gorgeous Gingham

Another vintage-inspired pattern, gingham evokes both elegance and playfulness. Keep the look sleek by combining a gingham top with a solid bottom, either in the same color or coordinating colors. We love a red patterned top, and blue bottoms for an Americana feel! Add a wide-brimmed straw hat and cat-eye sunglasses to channel Old Hollywood. Or, go all out with the Lotus Floral/Gingham pattern—a combo of floral and gingham, a blue and green theme ties the whole style together. Gingham patterned cover-ups are great all summer long; be sure to stash one in your beach bag.

Play With Patterns

Whatever pattern you choose, have fun with it! From classic stripes and polka dots to modern ombre to seasonal florals, patterned swimwear is sure to spice up your summer style. Mixing and matching a selection of patterned and solid tops, bottoms, and one-piece suits will keep your closet on point for the summer season.

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