The 25 Best Plus-Size Swimsuits to Shop Before Spring Break (or Your Next Vacation)

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It’s that time of year again, folks. Yup, spring break and bachelorette party season is just around the corner. While you could wait until the last minute and frantically search through the mall to find a bathing suit that’s cute, flattering and affordable, why not just shop ahead? Here are 25 of the best plus-size bathing suits to snap up ASAP to guarantee your next beach vacation is equal parts comfortable and chic.

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1. GabiFresh x Swimsuits for All Valiant High-Waist Underwire Bikini

Last summer, two of the hottest trends in swimwear were marigold yellow and “Bond girl” belted bikinis. Luckily, both styles are still major players for 2020. Even better? The fact that this top comes in 18 sizes so you can find the perfect, supportive fit your girls deserve.

Buy it ($126; $63)

Available in sizes 10 (D/DD) to 24 (G/H)

2. California Waves Tropical Printed Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit

This floral suit is great for anyone who just wants an easy one-piece with a little hint of sex appeal. The seaming under the bust, the crossed back straps and the adjustable cups will give you plenty of coverage without veering too far into grandma territory.

Buy it ($50)

Available in sizes 0X to 3X

3. Swimsuits for All Avenger Sashi Black Halter Bikini

This printed two-piece is one of Swimsuits for All’s best-selling bikinis of all time. Ties at the back and behind the neck allow you to adjust the top to your exact proportions, while the mid-rise bottom comes up just high-enough without engulfing your entire torso.

Buy it ($90)

Available in sizes 4 to 24

4. KITTY AND VIBE PLUNGE TOP AND HIGH HIP BOTTOMS

Kitty and Vibe was founded on the idea of creating a stress-free shopping experience. That even includes a mood-boosting playlist with each order, to get you feeling good as you try on the suits from the comfort of your own home. More important, however, is the brand’s unique sizing system which takes into account not just your waistband but the shape of your hips and bum, too. The latest collection, Sister Vibes, features two summer-ready lemon prints so you and your bestie can match (without getting too matchy-matchy) no matter what your body types may be.

Buy the top ($50)   Buy the Bottom ($45)

Available in sizes 30A to 40G and 00 to 26

5. Figleaves Marilyn Curve Non-Wired Polka-Dot One-Piece

Figleaves has quickly become one of our favorite places to shop for size-inclusive lingerie and swimwear, with pages and pages of options tailored to any and every body type. One of our favorites is this fun faux wrap suit that has a hidden no-wire underband that will give your bust an extra boost of support without sacrificing comfort. Plus, the tummy-control panels and the adjustable belt help accentuate (or create) an incredible hourglass figure.

Buy it ($65)

Available in sizes 14 to 22, also in long

6. Anthropologie Ruffled Plus One-Piece Swimsuit

Why, yes, our favorite place to shop for clothing, vintage-inspired furniture and candles also makes plus-size swimwear. This collection is new for the brand, but Anthropologie has found major success so far with its extended size collection, A+nthropologie. Fingers crossed this means there are even more styles to come.

Buy it ($120)

Available in sizes 1X to 3X

7. Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for All Boss Black Cutout Underwire One-Piece

Another SFA best seller, this fun suit was designed by supermodel and new mom Ashley Graham, and while it offers full coverage at the back, the front is all about those sexy cutouts. Yeah, you might want to apply some extra SPF when you’re wearing this one.

Buy it ($128)

Available in sizes 4 to 24

8. Old Navy Twist-Front Striped Bandeau Top and High-Waisted Secret-Slim Bottom

The wide shoulder straps on this vintage-inspired bikini are totally customizable and can be lengthened, shortened, crossed or removed to fit your personal style. Meanwhile, the bottoms are lined with Secret-Slim mesh, which is designed to smooth things out without constricting your movement.

Buy the top ($35)   Buy the bottom ($32)

Available in sizes 1X to 4X

9. Torrid Purple Iridescent Mermaid Everyday Wire-Free One-Piece

Torrid is a great destination for plus-size lingerie, which is why we were super excited to learn that the top of this suit is built using the exact same pattern at the brand’s Everyday Wire-Free Bra. Add to that some iridescent mermaid scales and we’ve got ourselves an absolute must-have.

Buy it ($100; $70)

Available in sizes 10 to 30

10. Kona Sol Multi Stripe Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit

We love the stripes at the front for creating the illusion of a smaller waist, but it’s the lace-up back of this strapless suit that’s worth a shout-out. The sexy and practical detail allows you to adjust the fit to hug a little tighter or looser, depending on your body shape.

Buy it ($40)

Available in sizes 14 to 26

11. South Beach Curve Bikini Top and High-Waist Bottom in Zebra

Take a walk on the wild side and introduce an animal print (other than leopard) into your swim drawer. The cut of this top provides extra coverage for those who want it, while still feeling fun, flirty and ready for a beach party.

Buy the top ($29)   Buy the bottom ($23)

Available in sizes 12 to 24

12. Miraclesuit Solid Embrace Swimsuit

Say hello to the holy grail of shaping swimwear. Miraclesuit has pretty much perfected the art of incorporating smoothing control mesh into its swimsuits, making women around the world feel more confident as they dive into the ocean or lounge (with a margarita!) on a pool chaise. If allover smoothing and shaping is your goal, you can’t do better than Miraclesuit.

Buy it ($190)

Available in sizes 16 to 24

13. Cupshe Fish Scales Printed Plus-Size One-Piece

Although Cupshe’s plus-size range is relatively new, there are tons of options to choose from, including bold floral prints, tropical pastels and even cover-ups. And, because the price is pretty hard to beat (almost everything is less than $50), you can go ahead and stock up on a whole suitcase full of new suits for your next Miami Beach getaway.

Buy it ($33)

Available in sizes 0X to 4X

14. Figleaves Curve Vegas Underwire Bikini Top and Midrise Bikini Brief

Another best seller from Figleaves, this underwire top provides heavy-duty support you can actually move in, thanks to molded cups, built-in underwire and wide straps.

Buy the top ($37)   Buy the bottom ($26)

Available in sizes 38 D to 46 DDD and 8 to 22

15. Nakimuli Bright Delight Swimsuit

Much like that bridesmaid dress you bought for your cousin’s wedding, the top of this vibrant suit can be tied a number of ways to fit your preferences and your personal style. From one-shouldered to short-sleeved, there’s a tying technique for everyone. (Don’t worry, there’s also a handy tutorial video if you’re not sure how to get started.)

Buy it ($120)

Available in sizes S to 3X

16. Peek & Beau Curve Recycled Polyester Bandeau Bikini Top and High-Waist Bikini Bottom

This adorable two-piece is made almost entirely from recycled polyester and plastic bottles, making it an excellent choice for any eco-chic pool-goers. But what makes it particularly great for curvy women is the special attention to detail. Peek & Beau started as a lingerie brand with a focus on larger busts and now utilizes all that technical knowledge to make swimwear that fits remarkably well without excessive straps, cups, padding or wires.

Buy the top ($42)   Buy the bottom ($29)

Available in sizes 14 to 26

17. Cacique Sport Swim Zip-Front One-Piece

Looking for something a little sportier? This surf-inspired suit blends femme florals with high-level support (we’re talking a built-in shelf bra, power mesh and convertible, adjustable straps) so you can feel free to hop onto a surfboard, play volleyball or generally enjoy your leisurely swim in style and comfort.

Buy it ($105)

Available in sizes 14 to 28

18. Becca Etc. East Village Plus-Size One-Piece

Becca Etc. offers multiple solid-hued options with a classically chic appeal, but it’s the prints that we love best, particularly these ’60s-inspired glam stripes. Just add a huge floppy hat and oversize sunglasses and you’re good to go.

Buy it ($158)

Available in size 0X to 3X

19. Xhiliration Snake-Print Bikini Top and Cheeky High-Waist Bottom

We especially love this bikini from Target because it keeps things simple but flattering, a major bonus when you’re rocking a bold print such as snakeskin. (The fact that the entire suit costs $40 doesn’t hurt, either.)

Buy the top ($20)   Buy the bottom ($20)

Available in sizes 14 to 26

20. Esther Williams Bathing Beauty One-Piece

Retro design elements meet modern shaping technology to create one surprisingly sexy suit. Many reviewers rave about how immensely flattering this one-piece looks and how comfortable they feel running around the beach knowing everything is safely tucked in place. With 11 patterns to choose from (and more added each season), it’s no shock that this is one of ModCloth’s top-selling bathing suits.

Buy it ($89)

Available in sizes 4 to 26

21. ASOS Curve Sleek Triangle Bikini Top and Side-Tie Bottom

Because, yes, plus-size women absolutely can (and should!) wear a string bikini. The key to this glittery tie-dye stunner is in the double straps at the neck that double up on support. Plus, a fully adjustable bottom eliminates digging in or bulging out at the hips.

Buy the top ($19)   Buy the bottom ($16)

Available in sizes 10 to 24

22. La Blanca Pinstriped Bandeau One-Piece

This black-and-white design is serving up major vintage Barbie vibes. The graphic stripes and adjustable cinched waist all work in perfect harmony to create a gorgeous hourglass figure. (Psst: It also comes with a removable halter strap if you don’t want to worry about pulling up your top all day.)

Buy it ($134)

Available in sizes 16 to 22

23. Lauren Ralph Lauren Plunging Tummy-Control Shaping Swimsuit

If you’re looking for something simple but not boring, consider with this deep-cut navy number. The crossed back ensures ample support, while the knot details at the front reveal a subtly sexy hint of skin.

Buy it ($148)

Available in sizes 16 to 22

24. Andie Swim The Ibiza One-Piece

With a phenomenal selection of one- and two-piece swimsuits in clean, basic styles, Andie is a particularly good option for those who a prefer a classic, no-fuss look. Plus, with new seasonal colors added every few months, you can build a swimwear collection that will work for a dip in the backyard hot tub or a trip to a trendy beach in Tulum.

Buy it ($95)

Available in sizes XS to XXXL

25. Summersalt The Sidestroke One-Piece

Since Summersalt’s launch in 2017, the brand has garnered a cult following thanks to the immense amount of research and data that goes into making each design as flattering and comfortable as possible. Unfortunately, this is the only suit Summersalt offers up to a size 24, but the company plans to add more and more curve-friendly styles as the brand evolves. The Sidestroke has full bust support without any bulky cups or padding, and the diagonal seaming is designed to offer shaping without the constricting feeling of Spanx.

Buy it ($95)

Available in sizes 2 to 24 

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