Even though it’s only a few weeks into spring, we’re already looking ahead to beach season. With Memorial Day just around the corner (psst–it’s Monday, May 27th this year) and summer looming, you’re probably in the market for a new bathing suit, right?
But for us gals who are size 12 and up, finding the perfect suit can be a daunting task. Or at least–it used to be. So many brands have launched extended swim sizes in 2019, and this is going to be the year every woman feels her best at the beach. Swear!
From Target‘s new inclusive Kona Sol swim line, to bestselling collaborations like Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for All (now it’s seventh season!), there is so much to celebrate in the category of plus swim right now. Here’s everything you need to know:
Some brands, like Swimsuits For All, Torrid, Lane Bryant and Ashley Stewart have been making plus-size swim for ages and remain among the best brands to shop.
Newer brands like Target’s Kona Sol have entered the game more recently, and are like a breath of fresh air–offering new price points, new fabrics and stunning design.
Affordable brands like Old Navy have also stepped up their game, too, so you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the quality and fit you want. Cheap plus size swimwear is at the top of its game right now, for sure.
Here’s a breakdown of the top plus size swimwear brands our editors are currently loving:
Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All
This collaboration between supermodel Ashley Graham and inclusive swim brand Swimsuits For All is in it’s seventh season–and it just keeps getting better and better. The latest collection, which launched in March was 90s-inspired. Like all Swimsuits For All styles, these are available in sizes 4-40 and all under $150.
Shop now: Ashley Graham X Swimsuits For All A-List Plunge One Piece Swimsuit ($128)
Your favorite vintage-inspired brand carries a variety of retro-inspired swimsuits from size XS-4X. Style blogger Anna of Glitter and Lazers and actress Dascha Polanco of “Orange is the New Black” are among their high-profile fans.
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Shop now: Modcloth Beach Blanket Bingo One-Piece Swimsuit ($64.99, down from $89)
Torrid is known for their trendy plus size options, available in cup sizes B-DDD and waist sizes 10-30. New spring styles just hit online, include tops and bottoms for mix and matching.
Shop now: Torrid Black Flounce Bikini Top ($58.90)
Old Navy’s suits are perfectly priced around $50, available in sizes 1X-4X, and feature Secret-Slim Mesh that stretches with your body and holds you in for a flattering, slimming effect.
Shop now: Secret-Slim Graphic Plus-Size Swimsuit ($44.97, down from $51.99)
And here are more brands we love:
This brand offer suits in sizes 1X-4X.
Ashley Stewart Mesh Inset V Neck One Piece ($53.70, down from $89.50)
The bikini tops are available in sizes 36D-44DDD.
Shop now: Strappy High-Neck Swim One Piece With No-Wire Bra ($53.37, down from $88.95)
The brand just launched a new swim collection; everything is priced under $100 and available in sizes 14 to 28.
Gabi Fresh x Swimsuits For All
The brand’s latest collab is with fashion blogger Gabi Fresh.
The brand recently expanded the sizes of their sexy suits to sizes DD and DDD for tops, and 14 and 16 for bottoms.
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