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Your Favorite Internet Shopping Guide to Stylish Plus-Size Clothing: Size 12 +

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Plus-size Swimwear
Bathing Suits, Tankinis & Beach Cover-ups
Fitness at Every Size

Plus-size swimwear has diversified considerably in recent years for sizes up to 24W. Plus-size models are breaking ground by appearing in Sports Illustrated, and full-figured bloggers are leading the charge for sexier swimsuits in larger sizes.

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Ashley Stewart has a collection of trendy bathing suits seasonally including both one and two piece styles. Like their main collection offerings change rapidly, so if you see something that you like grab it right away. Prices are moderate.
Size 12 to 26W.

Avenue has a seasonal inventory of swimwear that tends to debut in time for Spring Break and is offered through August.  This plus specialty retailer is a good resource for tankinis, swim dresses, and one piece suits with many options for separates and swim cover ups. Size 14 to 32W.

Bare Necessities is one of the largest lingerie retailers on the internet.  Their swim collection includes many styles sized by bra size, two piece bikinis, tankinis, and one piece bathing suits. Labels frequently include Panache, Miraclesuits, Fantasia, Coco Reef, Curvy Kate and Elomi. Free shipping on all orders.  Easy size search allows for search by bra size or dress size 0 to 24W.

Blair carries classic to contemporary bathing suits year round. Styles come in a variety of prints and solids. Good selection of skirted styles available for those who prefer extra coverage. Solid, athletic styles, and tankinis are also available. Prices are moderate here. Size 4 to 26W.

Bon Ton offers a good selection of moderately to slightly more upscale swimwear labels such as Beach House, Coco Reef, and Studio Works.  Options include both one and two piece styles, swim separates, and tankinis along with beach cover ups.  Sizes up to 24W.

Catherine's has a good selection of full-figured swimwear year round, with more offerings during the main swim season.  Styles tend to be classic to contemporary with trendier options cropping up occasionally. Sales and coupons are frequently offered on the website, with more styles available on-line than in most stores.  One piece, swim dress, tankini, and swim separate styles. Size 16 to 34W.

Coldwater Creek is a place to stop for high quality, classic swimwear from upscale labels such as Miraclesuit.  A small collection but well worth the stop.  Size 6 to 24W.

Dillard's has a particularly deep selection of plus-size swimwear with a variety of styles from classic to trendy for fuller figures in the summer season.  Prices range from moderate to upscale. Top labels often included are Fit 4 U, Beach House, Inches Away, Becca Etc, and Christina. Size 0 to 24W.

Eloquii is the trend setting plus specialty retailer that is currently on fire. Debuting one of the most fashionable and sexy swim lines available in extended sizes for Swim 2017, these pieces are in limited supply and guaranteed to start flying off the shelves when the secret gets out. Both one and two piece swimwear.  Size 12 to 28W.

Forever 21 offers a mixture of one and two piece swim styles in the latest trends.  On-line tends to bring in a mixture of the affordable cheap chic they are known for, and more upscale designers and brands.  An especially good spot for swim cover ups, check out their kimono collections.  Size XS to 3X.

H & M carries a seasonal selection of trend conscious swimwear at moderate price points in designs drawing from the latest runway and resort collection looks.  Featuring curvier models, not just extended sizes, has won them a following and positive press. Size 0 to 24W.

Her Room is one of the best sources for bathing suits sized by your bra size with underwire support, with a selection available in large bust and plus sizes. You can find bikinis, tankinis, and one piece swimwear here. Brands here frequently include Aerin Rose, Tommy Bahama, Freya, Gottex, Curvy Kate, elomi and more. Full-figured sizes a variety of larger bra and cup sizes. Size 0 to 24W.

Kohl's plus-sizes carries swimwear in both the women's plus and junior plus sections. Styles include separates and one pieces, maillots and swim dresses.  Deeper selection of swimwear on-line than in most stores. Prices are moderate with size S to 3X.

Land's End is one of the most popular swimwear destinations on the internet, all year round. Large selection of swimsuit styles at reasonable prices. Styles range from classic athletic and one piece maillots to flirty prints, tankinis and swim dresses. Especially known for the ability to purchase tops and bottoms separately for the best fit. Free shipping on orders over $50, and frequent sales and coupons available directly on the website. Specialty sizes include petite, long torso, D-DDD, plus-size and mastectomy fits. Size 4 to 26W.

Lane Bryant  carries a selection of swimwear made by their own in house label, Cacique, and occasionally other brands such as Miraclesuit and well-known upscale designers. Styles include underwire, bra sized, one piece and two piece. Fit and support is especially good here for larger busted women, based on their own experience and depth of knowledge of plus-size lingerie fits.  A deeper selection of swimwear is available on-line than in most retail outlets.  Sales and coupons are frequently available directly on the website. Size 14 to 28W.

Lord & Taylor offers a mixture of trendy and classic style swimwear and beach cover ups from names such as Jessica Simpson, Ralph Lauren, and Anne Cole.  Size 0 to 24W.

Macy's carries contemporary to trendy upscale swimwear in a variety of designer styles during the spring and summer months. Selection on-line is extensive with a variety of styles including tankinis, maillots, swim dresses, and cover-ups from labels like Michael Kors, Fit 4 U, Swim Solutions, and House of LaRoux. Deeper selection of swimwear available on-line than in most stores. Sales are frequent, especially on the week-ends.  Size 0 to 24W.

Mod Cloth carries fabulous retro and pin up style swimwear from small, indie designer labels in limited runs, including one piece and bikinis in size XS to 4X.

Nordstrom  has sleek classic to contemporary swimwear from brands like Elomi & Miraclesuit. A collection of sophisticated beach cover-ups round out their selection. Styles include both one and two piece suits.  Free shipping and free returns on all orders. Size 0 to 24W.

Ralph Lauren is one of the rare mainstream designers to offer a swimwear collection in extended sizes. Sleek one piece styles, swim dresses, and the occasional two piece style in premium high tech fabrics. 
Size 0 to 22W.

Simply Be offers swimwear options in classic, contemporary, and trendy styles all year.  The extensive collections includes one piece, two piece - including both tankinis and bikinis, and swim dress styles, in addition to a good beach and swim cover up collection.  Selected styles are bra fit and provide underwire support for fuller figures. Size 8 to 28W.

Target has been working hard to improve extended sizes in both fit and style, especially online, and their swim, cruise and resort collections are no exception.  Styles include bikinis, tankinis, rash guards, swim leggings, and classic one pieces and tankinis. Prices are moderate and shipping often free. Size S to 3X.

Torrid offers a selection of bathing suits with a sexier than average edge.  Underwire support and retro vintage styling are frequently features. A mixture of one-piece and two-piece styles at moderate prices during the resort and summer swim seasons in size XL to 6X.

Ulla Popken has been amping up its style game in recent months, including swim and resort collections with a more fashionable and contemporary vibe.  Along with sleek one piece, swim dress, and tankini styles the beach cover up collection is well worth a stop. One of the deepest year round swim collections available in plus-sizes.  Size 12 to 34W.

Unique Vintage offers cute, pin up worthy two piece styles and vintage one piece swimwear looks.  Sizing here is a mixture of US and British, so be sure to check fit charts.  Size XS to 4X.

Zappos has turned into a surprisingly good shopping destination for plus-size clothing, not just shoes!  Swimwear often includes well known labels such as Miraclesuit, Ralph Lauren, Becca and many other swim specialty designers.  Sizes up to 24W.




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 Along with classic swim dress styles that provide maximum coverage there are now much barer two piece and bikini styles. The latest one piece trends and designer styles are available in misses and plus-sizes.  More athletic styles for women who enjoy active water sports are available next to sexy, pool side lounge styles for resort beach vacations and winter cruises. 



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