Finding a hot, sexy, stylish and flattering bathing suit can be difficult for any size woman, but especially hard for the plus-size girl. Suits are either way out of touch with modern fashion or totally boring.
It can make your relaxing sunbathing excursions or pool side cocktails pretty discouraging when you are regulated to a dull one-piece Speedo.
Don’t despair! There are some super-cute, not-too-skimpy suits out there for you to don while getting your swim on. We’ve rounded up Fifteen Eclectic, Fashionable, and Flattering Bathing Suits--perfect for the plus-size beauty!
Trend: Sexy, Sleek Leopard Print
We’ve already slapped down our credit cards for this wild, waist-slimming beauty from ASOS Curve. With thick straps (for support) and a distracting on-trend pattern, pair this little beauty with a black sarong, some big shades, and a floppy black hat and you’ll look like a super star.
Trend: Red-Hot Ruffled, One-Shouldered Glamour
Monif C. makes some of the most extraordinary sexy bathing suits for the plus-size diva and this red-hot, one-shoulder ruffled number is practically our dream bathing suit. Pair it with exotic jewelry accents and some gold-leather wedge espadrilles and you’ve got your perfect pool side cocktail party suit.
Trend: Blue Velvet Retro
If you like retro-stylings, pale understated colors, and a little sensual blue velvet, this soft-to-the-touch suit from Mod Cloth is a sweet little hip-flattering, breast-enhancing number.
Trend: Fuchsia Floral
This beautiful floral-topped bathing suit emphasizes parts of your body that you want to emphasize–your beautiful face and sexy collarbones. If you are bottom-heavy, this suit slims down with simple black.
We think this would look gorgeous with a black maxi skirt and some chunky pink bangles.
Trend: Little Black Swim Dress
Almost as cute as a little black dress, this skirted Miraclesuit from Macy’s is the ultimate in attractive beachwear. The hip-skimming skirt mixed with the wrap top is both flattering for the top and bottom-heavy.
Trend: Charcoal City Chic
Some days you don’t feel like being exposed in a skin-tight bathing suit–no matter how comfortable you are with your body. This free-hanging grey ruffled swim dress from One Stop Plus looks like a sassy little dress, but it’s actually a totally functional swimsuit!
Trend: Crazy ’80s
At first glance, you might look at this bathing suit and say, “No way.” The bright-colored, mixed-print is totally ’80s–and we think that makes it totally rad!
From Silhouettes, this suit both looks like a funky piece of pop art and draws super-flattering lines up and down the body, with the giant flowers slimming the waist. Who knew ’80s tacky could be so stylish?
Trend: Tasty Tankini
We love the color and the halter straps on this cute little tankini from Beach Belle.The suit has a retro feel without looking too costume-y and the vibrant shade of pink will make you look like a tropical beach honey instantaneously.
Trend: Blousson Top
If you aren’t a fan of clingy material on your chest, this pretty blousson top bathing suit is the perfect option. With the black slimming bottom and the elegant tucked-in look of the flowy top, this suit from Longitude looks gorgeous and keeps you from feeling paranoid about what is happening in your upper regions.
Trend: Trendy Tribal
This youthful, tribal one-piece from Torrid mixes and matches the usually unflattering horizontal lines with wacky black and white slashes. The result is a to-die-for pattern that entertains onlookers and keeps them from staring deeply at your supposed flaws.
Trend: Miami Spice
If you want to channel your inner Bond Girl-meets-Beyonce, meet the gold lame wondersuit from Monif C.
Literally the most delightfully ostentatious bathing suit we have ever seen, this bathing suit would be perfect for a VIP beach cocktail party in Miami. So gold, so glamourous, and so complimentary. Especially with a glass of champagne in hand.
Trend: Sophisticated Empire Waist
Mimicking the pretty lines of a daytime dress, this empire-waisted suit from One Stop Plus is your one stop go-to bathing suit meets beach cover up. From the torso-hiding empire waist to the chest-enhancing, patterned v-cut top, this suit is the perfect way to look demure but alluring.
Trend: Not-So-Teeny-Tiny Polka Dot Bikini
Who says a plus-size girl can’t wear a bikini? If you are comfortable in your own skin, why not flaunt your curves?
We love this retro black-and white polka-dotted bathing suit from Evans. The high waist of the briefs sucks in all your jiggly bits, while the bra-shaped top perks the girls up, making you look like a perfect pin-up doll.
Trend: Moviestar Moxie
This solid-black ruched stunner from Monif C. is our winning pick for best suit of the bunch. At once, this suit is simple, elegant, classic, and downright smoldering sexy. Really it could go anywhere from casual beach jaunt to ritzy hotel pool and look impeccable.
Trend: Two-Piece Animal Print
Need to unleash the wild beast in you? This zebra-print tankini from ASOS doesn’t hug the body, but it does look ultra sexy with halter straps. Pair this with a bright orange cover up, some black patent sandals, and a devil-may-care attitude.
- What are you wearing to the beach this year? Let us know in the comments!