Women's Plus Size Swimwear, Swim suits & Bikinis
Everyone wants to look hot on the beach and by the pool.
Welcome to swimwear, bikinis & swimsuits for curvy women !
Looking for plus size bikinis, swimwear or bathing suits to
make the most of your figure and enable you to enjoy time in the sun? You'll find a range of swimsuits
and swimming costumes that have been specially designed with the fuller figured woman in mind.
You can find a huge range of swimwear in plus sizes. There are now even shops that just sell swimwear - so there is plenty of
choice available - you just have to choose something to suit you.
Remember, you'll probably need something with support to ensure that you give shape to your top half. Buying a big busted bikini
or swimsuit with built in support is a must and will feel far more comfortable!
Either buy a plain colour, vertical stripes or small pattern - and avoid skimpy straps. The latest fashion for tankinis can also
be flattering if you're concerned about showing your tummy - you can be fashionable and modest too.
How To Wear A Sarong
If you're concerned about your swimwear emphasizing your lower half - maybe you're concerned about your bottom or your thighs -
then the latests sarongs or pareos are wonderful.
If you're not sure how to wear a sarong - just wrap them around your hips and tie them at the side in a bow.
Alternatively, you can fold them in half and wear them as a short skirt.
You can also wear them as a dress, either tied in a knot over your breasts and under your arms - or with the knot tied over one
shoulder and under the other arm.
How to Shop Successfully for A Bathing Suit
Question: What’s worse than bathing suit shopping?
If you would rather go to the
dentist to have your teeth drilled, visit your future mother-in-law who you know secretly thinks you aren’t good enough for her son, or
even sit through a golf tournament on television rather than go buy yourself a new bathing suit -- you aren’t alone.
No matter how self assured you
think you are most of the time, facing those hideous fluorescent lights and that evil dressing room mirror as a ‘plus size’ girl is enough
to send anyone away in tears like a third grader who just got her ponytail pulled.
Before you go marching bravely
into enemy bikini territory you must arm yourself!
Know what you want
First you must have a clear idea
of what you do NOT want. Even if the cute little salesgirl insists you try on a handful of
suits you already know you hate at first sight, don’t put them on to please her. If you didn’t
like them on the hanger, you won’t make yourself feel any better by hanging them on yourself.
Next, you need to have some idea
of what you ARE looking for. One piece? Two
piece? Is this suit really for swimming, or for lounging poolside on a cruise ship or a
Jamaican holiday? Will you mind if it falls off you in the middle of the ocean while scuba
diving, or is that your covert objective? Keep the suit’s primary function in mind so you can
limit your choices before you hit the dressing room.
When trying to tame the gorgeous
beast that is your body and wrestle it into a bathing suit, it is imperative to pay attention to the suit’s features rather than its
pattern. For example:
· Make sure your suit has wide, comfortable straps that don’t cut
into your shoulders.
· Does the suit offer body support like a tummy control
· Don’t pick a suit with a light support ‘shelf’ inside when you
know you need underwire cups.
· Shirred fabrics are fabulous on a full figure, giving the
appearance of a cinched waist.
Selecting the Right Style
Most Curvy Girls think that since
they aren’t comfortable in a two-piece bikini, they are stuck with a classic one-piece bathing suit. Not so. There are more cute options out there
Tankini: This is a great style for us! It’s two pieces, with a
slightly loose, longer “tank” style top over a regular bikini bottom. It hides any tummy bulges and makes you feel less exposed than a skin
tight suit. Comes in a wide variety of athletic-looking styles and many colours and
Skirtini: Have you seen one yet? These are super cute. A variation of the Tankini, but with a faux skirt front attached to the bottom so as to skim over the
tops of your thighs… we love that!
Some two-piece bathing suits
offer a third, separate miniskirt option too; so you can wear them over the bottoms for swimming, or as a little cover up. These suits look like cute tennis outfits to me. Try
Other beachwear items don’t
resemble traditional swimsuits much at all. Now you can buy halter-style tops and pair them
cute swim shorts, yes, now made for women. Hallelujah!
Patterns & Colors for Curvy
considering patterns and colours, it’s just
a matter of personal preference. Beware of anything too lightly coloured, however, it may give
the illusion that you are bigger than you are. Bold patterns or accented colours that
focus on the waist or under the bustline of the body draw the eye’s attention to the smallest areas on your body, which is very
If you want to buy your suit
online, make sure it’s returnable, and order more than one size of a suit you like. I once
ordered a dozen swimsuits from a catalogue, picked out a perfect tankini, and sent all the rest back to the store! And I didn’t have to leave my own bedroom!
There are lots and lots of online
sites, for a start I’d suggest visiting SwimsuitsJustForUs.com and the Plus Size section of LandsEnd.com for a wide selection of styles and
patterns to begin your search for the perfect suit.
Don't listen to everything
the salesgirls tell you. How can you take the advice of silly, skinny girls who don’t
know how to enjoy life and haven’t tasted a cheesecake in years? Just trust your
Don’t forget a big floppy sunhat,
a gorgeous and chic sarong or pareo, and comfortable sandals!
Mix & Match with Color
For bikinis - consider mix and match, which allows you to swap and mix tops and bottoms - if you buy them with this in mind, you
create more outfits for relaxing on the sunlounger.
Let your imagine run wild and choose something colourful, pretty and delicate to wrap around you & wear down to the pool
or the beach. For some great swimsuit ideas, visit Plus Size Swimwear at Alight.com
Make a note in your diary of the online sale dates for the big
companies, or sign up to receive their newsletter, to make sure you can do some bargain shopping in the sales and save
Why not take a look at these designs and see how flattering they can be, whilst still being fashionable and
Delta Burke Scoop Neck Swimdress Style Swimwear
Hip Hider Halter - Swim wear
C Cup and UP - Swimsuit
Front Tie Swimdress Style - Swim wear
Cross Front One Piece Style - Swimsuits
Bandeau Style - Swimwear
Miraclesuit In Living Colour Oceanus Style - Swimsuit
Miraclesuit Show Me Some Skin Escape Style - Fuller Figured swimsuits
Carol Wior Tie Side One Piece Style - Swimming Costume
Carol Wior Yoke Ring Swim Dress Style - Plus Size Swimwear
Carol Wior Two Pc Ruffle Suit Style- Women's Swimwear
Carol Wior Twist Front Swimdress Style- swim wear
Speedo Conservative Swimwear
Polyester Sheath -Speedo - Swimwear
Speedo Ultraback Moderate Swimsuit
The Summer Season
When the peak of the summer season begins, the much dreaded annual event of swimsuit shopping begins to take place. For plus size women,
searching for affordable and stylish plus size swimwear can seem impossible.
Trying on bathing suits can be a terrible or demoralising process , and one many women choose to avoid for as long as possible.
Making matters worse is the seeming lack of any cheap plus size swimwear that not only flatters the figure but enhances your womanly curves
rather than impairing them.
Luckily there are tons of tips you can use to find swimsuits that will flatter any plus size figure and leave you feeling like the sexy sun
goddess you truly are
Just because you’re fuller figured and doesn’t mean you have to cover it all up come swimsuit season.
Quite the contrary! Showing a little skin in just the right places can make you look svelte and super sexy all in one shot. For gals who
prefer modesty, choose a one-piece swimsuit that includes a lace or mesh insert. Strategically placed details (a deep V-neck to show off your
ample cleavage, for example or a surprising cutout) can amp up your sex appeal even more.
If you’re uncomfortable with your hips or thighs, no problem! With the addition of a flirty sarong to your swimsuit ensemble, you look both
glamorous and fashionable whatever the weather.
Color Choices for the Fuller Figured Woman
Dark and cool colors flatter
most women, as do certain patterns. Keep in mind when choosing a patterned suit that the print should remain small and not too
busy. Solid colors with a splash of a surprising print thrown into the mix is a great idea for plus sized gals, which not only enhance your
curves but offer the support and coverage you need.
For shy women, you can certainly cover up but
remember less is always more. Too much fabric can add extra bulk to your frame, making you look bigger than you really are. Also try to
stay away from white as much as possible, as well as neon colors. These are rarely, if ever, attractive on anyone.
Could You Use A Little Help with
your Shape ?
For plus sized women concerned with their stomachs,
there are a slew of great bathing suit options on the market that offer discreet, tummy control shaping inside the suit. They
truly do work wonders, and give you the self confidence you need to hit the water. If you like the feel of a two-piece but don’t want to
bare all in a bikini, consider a stylish tankini. These cover your stomach just enough to keep you confident, while simultaneously giving
you the look and feel of a two piece without the skin factor. Whatever you do, stay away from small bikinis or solid colored one
Insecure women who don’t care for their hips or
thighs should consider one of the new mini-skirt bathing suits that are hitting the market. They’re not only cute, they offer the coverage
you crave while on the beach or poolside. However, stay away from boy shorts, excess ruffles or skimpy pieces. These not only look
unflattering on plus size women, but it draws attention away from your positive assets.
Whatever your body shape, there are tons
of swimwear options for you. Whether you prefer one piece or two, a sarong or nothing at all, you’re guaranteed to look made in the
shade come summer by following these simple steps to enhance your curves and flatter your figure.