The options for plus-size swimwear have grown significantly over the past few years. More and more brands are offering a larger selection of plus-sizes, and many exclusively plus-size brands are popping up offering fashionable and functional styles. We reached out to our community in the Facebook Group to get their tips on the best brands to shop for plus size bathing suits, and their answers didn't disappoint.
Here are our recommended shops to find the best in plus-size swimwear:
This UK brand known for their bras, underwear, and lingerie has a wide array of swimwear too. With a history of knowledge in lingerie fit, Figleaves is praised for their supportive swimwear styles but they certainly don't skip on style either. With lots of styles offered in bra sizes 30DDD - 38I, you know the fit will be much more specific than the XXL at the department store.
Sizes: Bras and swimwear tops available in sizes 30A - 40J, and numerical sizes US 2 - 22.
Meet the size inclusive swimwear brand that is known for making swimsuit bottoms that actually fit your bottom, weather it's proportionately larger or smaller. If you are constantly finding that your swimsuit bottom is saggy, your butt size is probably a 1. And if you're sick of dealing with super skimpy bottoms, you could go for a 2. Kitty takes into account your hip size and butt size so that you can find the perfect fit.
Sizes: Top sizes available in A - G which maps to a bra size of 30A - 40G. Bottoms available in sizes S1 - 3XL2 which aligns with dress sizes 00 - 26 (and the 1 and 2 at the end of the size takes your booty shape into account).
This internet sensational swimwear brand Andie praises themselves for being size inclusive. Peruse this site to find fantastic customer reviews, complete with photos. You can even take their Fit Quiz where you will be recommend a style and size based on your size and preferences, and the fit feedback they've gathered from countless women. Still not sold? Sign up for a 15 minute fit consultation phone call with an expert to make sure you find the swimsuit of your dreams.
Sizes: They offer sizes XS - XXL which corresponds with a US size 00 - 24
Swimsuits For All has been a go-to swimwear destination for plus-size women, thanks to a super inclusive size range, exclusive collections with influencers like GabiFresh and Ashley Graham, and styles that flaunt as much or as little as you'd like to show. From one pieces to swimdresses, tankinis to bikinis, you can truly find it all at Swimsuits For All. You can even shop for different sizes on top and bottom.
Sizes: Most styles come in US sizes 10-26
If you're on the hunt for athletic-style swimwear, be sure to check out Juno Active. Their assortment features rash guards, one piece suits with a lot of coverage, tankinis, swimdresses, aquatards, swim skirts, swim shorts, and even swim capris, all in their high-quality chlorine-proof fabrics making them perfect for those who like to get their exercise from swimming.
Sizes: Juno carries size XL through 6X.
This department store classic carries countless swimwear options. From maternity to juniors, you can truly outfit the whole family. With plus size swimsuits in super trendy prints and silhouettes, as well as tried-and-true hues and shapes, you're sure to find something that checks all of your boxes. The best part? Targets models are more diverse than they've ever been. See a model with a body type much like your own wearing a cute swimsuit, and you're sure to get a surge of confidence.
Sizes: Most of the plus-size options are available in sizes 14W-26W.
Cacique, Lane Bryant's swimwear and lingerie brand, has been fitting undergarments on plus-size women for decades so you know that the fit and support will be top-notch. Underwire swimsuit options come in cup and band size, so you can pick your exact bra size and rest assured knowing the fit will be right.
Sizes: Most of their swimsuits are available in sizes 14-28, and those with a bra fit are available in band sizes 36-46 and cup sizes C - H.
Alpine offers super feminine luxury size-inclusive swimwear online, on a hot pink website. While their sizes used to go from L-5X, they now have styles available in sizes XS - 6X. They feature lots of unconventional models on their website, some you may have never seen before, and show models wearing a size 5X in addition to models wearing a size XS. The styles tend to be sexy and flirty with lots of ruffles, lace-ups, saturated colors, and high cut legs.
Sizes: Newer styles available in sizes XS - 6X
Another brand focused on fit is Summersalt, who took 1.5 million measurements from 10,000 women to inform their fit. Some members of our Facebook Group reported not having the most success with their fit, but give it a try for yourself. Their bold color blocking is super recognizable, and they even offer a sun shield swim tunic for modest dressers and yoga to pool day goers alike. And they even offer one swimsuit that comes in child's sizes too if you want to match your little girl when you go poolside.
Sizes: While some styles only come in sizes 2 - 14, others are available in sizes 2 - 24.
City Chic is a popular fast fashion brand known for their clothing, denim, and outerwear. But did you know they offer super on-trend swimwear too? With bold prints, fashion silhouettes, and and supportive details like underwire, you're sure to find a style that catches your eye. Complete your beachwear with breezy cover-ups while you're at it!
Sizes: They call their sizes XS - XXL but that aligns with US sizes 14 - 24.
The brand known for their subscription bra and panty sets also creates size-inclusive swimwear! Filter to plus to see all of the available plus size options. Because they specialize in bras and panties, you can trust their fit knowledge. Plus size swimsuit and bikini tops are available in bra sizes 38DD - 46DD, with bottoms and other swimwear available in 0X - 4X
Sizes: Many styles available in sizes XS - 4X, and bra sizes from 30A - 46DDD.
The lingerie brand by American Eagle, Aerie, is known for its size inclusivity and commitment to not retouching the models in their images. While their sizes don't work for the entirety of the plus-size spectrum, if you're a size 18 or below you might find some styles that work for you. And, they even released a collection of 30 styles made from recycled water bottles.
Sizes: XXS - XXL, equating to a 28B - 40DD
This Vancouver-based swimwear company features all kinds of unconventional models rocking chic one pieces and bikinis. Be sure to toggle to the "large bust" section to see the pieces that are available in plus sizes. Not all plus sizes are available, so be sure to not get too attached before you check the size offerings.
Sizes: Some bikini top cup sizes A - H with bottoms and one pieces in sizes XS - 2X.
While they don't have their own shoppable website, you can find Raisins Curve at many various retailers including Macy's. With countless prints for tankinis, bikinis, and one pieces, you'll find styles that you might even want to wear out of the pool too! With tummy control bottoms, thoughtful ruching details, and loose fit tankini tops, you're sure to find something you feel comfortable in.
Sizes: 14W - 24W
Where are you shopping for swimwear? Know of a great spot that isn't on our list? Tell us in the comments.