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UPDATED: 4/7/17 Even though we’re in the middle of the “100 Places To Shop For Plus Size Clothing” series ( part 1| part 2 | part 3), we’re going to do a special post for plus size swimwear. A lot of the swimwear in this post will be coming from retailers mentioned in the series, so I wanted to make a special space just to highlight all the amazing swimwear options.
I am really hoping that in the next couple years we start seeing the high waisted trend start getting a little lower (I’m ready for BELLIES OUT!), but right now the high waist suit reigns! And, since we’re almost into May, it’s time to get shopping!!! Thank goodness we’re not stuck in ill-fitting tankinis and one pieces that squeeze us so hard we can’t breath. Options are increasing, and this post is gonna tell you all about them! Let’s dive in!!!!
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Affordable, available, accessible. Target’s line of women’s plus size swimwear has a style for anybody and they continue to add new styles all the time. Over the last several years their designs have become more fun and stylish, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds! Prices starting at $20.
I can’t even handle how many awesome swim suits they’re putting out this year. I’ve bought 2 already and there’s no way my budget will be able to keep up with the adorably on trend fatkinis they’re pumping out. With sizes up to 3X and each piece for around $20 this is a great go to place for plus size babes under a size 24.
If you’re a funky vintage-loving, retro, beach going babe you’re going to love what they’ve got! Lots of one piece options with low-cut leg styles that are so cute! One of their suits is what was my “gateway” into the bikini world. It gave me tons of confidence and made me feel great being back in a bathing suit after many years, so I have a special place in my heart for them. Sizes up to 4X and prices around $75.
Indie designer, Origami Customs makes swimwear for every body. That’s right – if you have a body, you can get a swimsuit from this shop. They have amazing pieces that are unique and special and guarantee you won’t have the same ol’ swimwear that everyone else got this year. Endless fabric options, makes each suit super customizable, and the body positive atmosphere of this store just makes it fun to shop! Prices begin around $40.
Stepping up their game this year, Torrid has some really cute suits that are unique and fun! Best of all, these suits go up to a 5x. Prices start at about $75.
Addition Elle has been coming out with a more extensive line of swimwear for the last several years, and this year is no different. The patterns are unique and the styles have unique touches like cute straps and wrap arounds that I can only imagine make you feel super safe when jumping off the high dive (no chance of a fly away bikini top)! They have a range of one piece suits, tankinis, and high waist bikinis that go up to 4x and start around $30.
Add this site to your go-to budget list! Rue21 is laying it down with their cute patterns and wildly reasonably priced suits! They’ve got one pieces with sass, and two pieces that look supportive. Everything from sporty, to flirty! prices start around $10 and sizes from L-3x.
With the inclusion of Gabi Fresh’s amazing line, Swimsuitsforall has taken the fatkini world by storm. They have every imaginable style of swimwear available, in a wide array of colors and patterns. Celebs like Ashley Graham keep their lines fresh by creating new collections each year. Sizes go from 8-34 and prices start around $30.
Simplybe carries great, classic swimwear that you can count on. All of their designs are well made and thought in regards to plus size bodies. In addition, many have sizing options for different cup sizes. Prices start around $30 and sizes go up to 28.
Traditional, well-fitted, sizes that you probably know plenty about – Old Navy continuously has easy to wear suits that are affordable. Prices start around $25 and sizes are available from 1x-4x.
I’m super excited for it to get warm and for the internet to be bombarded with fat girls in swim suits!!!! I’ll have some outfit posts up with my swimsuits for the season as soon as possible! Until then, happy shopping!
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