8 best plus-size swimsuits, according to a curvy woman

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Finding perfect plus-size swimsuits can often feel like trying to locate a very specific needle in a very, very large haystack. Don’t believe me? Well, think of it this way. First, imagine you aren’t able to try on any swimsuits before you buy them. Options for plus-size swimsuits are few and far between at brick-and-mortar stores, and the larger your size, the more true this is. Next, imagine you are trying to find something that’s supportive enough for your larger body, but also, you know, actually cute. No swim skirts. No tankinis with sunsets on the front. No suits that look like something you’d wear in elementary school gym class. Just the same cute, stylish suits that every straight-size person is wearing—but in a larger size. It’s no easy feat.

Luckily, though, there are more options than ever for plus-size swimsuits. Though it’s still a pain in the butt to have to shop online rather than try them on in person, finding cute plus-size swimsuits is a win no matter what. Here are eight of the best options available to shop right now.

1Target Rosie Summer Catch One Piece

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Beach Betty by Miracle Brands available at Available at Target | $64.99

Proof that a floral one-piece doesn’t have to be boring or dated. Plus, this one is even a little sexy thanks to the keyhole cutout.

2Trina Turk Off-The-Shoulder One Piece

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Trina Turk available at Available at Zappos | $172

This Trina Turk piece is what Caribbean vacation dreams are made of. Just imagine yourself in this, sipping a frozen drink on the beach (once it’s safe to do so, of course)…Need I say more?

3ASOS Design Curve Off-The-Shoulder Swimsuit

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ASOS DESIGN available at Available at ASOS | $51

Need the perfect white bathing suit to make your new summer tan pop? This is a great option. Plus, it’s fairly affordable for a trendy one-piece.

4Eloquii Side-Tie Swimsuit

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Eloquii available at Available at Eloquii | $139.95

This suit is fun as heck. It’s also a little bit sexy while still offering great shape and support throughout. Plus: Removable straps allow for no tan lines! Perfection.

5Summersalt Sidestroke

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Summersalt available at Available at Summersalt | $95

You’ve probably already seen this bathing suit everywhere on Instagram, and for good reason—it’s really comfortable. It’s available up to size 24 and comes in nearly a dozen different shades and patterns, too, so there are enough options that you don’t have to worry about looking like a copycat in your Sidestroke.

6Andie Swim Malibu Swimsuit

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Andie Swim
Andie Swim available at Available at Andie Swim | $95

If you’re looking for a suit that is perfect for lounging, water sports, and everything in between, this is your best option. With options up to a size 24, this suit feels super secure while also being sexy (plus, those front snaps actually snap, meaning that you can adjust it based on which level of support feels best to you).

7ASOS Peek & Beau Curve Bikini

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ASOS available at Available at ASOS | $45

Looking for the boho bikini of your dreams? ASOS has you covered with this mix-and-match bikini option (and it goes up to a size 26). Shop the matching bottom piece here.

8Loft Belted One-Piece


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LOFT available at Available at LOFT | $89.50

If you’ve never tried a belted one-piece, now’s the time. It’s retro, comfortable, and feels stylish enough to wear by itself—no trendy cover-up, sandals, or sunglasses required (but they’re fun, too).

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