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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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6PM is a flash sale website with deeply discounted clothing and an inventory that changes almost daily.  The swimwear section often has some unusual labels that would be hard to find elsewhere in larger sizes.  Along with with well-known name brands, more difficult to find upscale designer swimsuits can also turn up (during our spot check we found a Jean Paul Gaultier bathing suit at 70% off that would fit a size 16).  The sorting tools in the side bar will allow you to locate fashion by size once you've drilled down into the appropriate clothing category.  Size S to 4X.

Always for Me carries both their own labels and many well known swimwear brands. One of the deepest selections available on the internet in larger sizes, styles range from chlorine resistant sports and lap suits to the latest swim trends and colors.  Choose from one piece, swim dress, swim separates, tankinis, and bikini styles. Size 14 to 26W.

Asos carries a small selection of swimwear during the resort and summer swim seasons. Styles are trendy, youthful, often with a sexier edge including two piece bikini styles. Size 14 to 24W.

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.

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.

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.

Evans carries contemporary to trendy swimwear including, one piece, tankini and bikini styles all year. Underwire support and bra sized swimwear is often available here. Some piece sold by bra cup size.
Size 10 to 28W.

Forever 21 is a junior trendy hot spot that carries fashionable swimwear at low prices during the swim season. Fantastic spot for affordable and trendy bikini styles in plus-sizes. Junior size S to 3X.

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.

Just My Size has a selection of bathing suits in plus-sizes in styles with a little more coverage than most, in season. Styles include underwire support, larger bust sizes, one piece maillots, swim dresses and tankini separates. Chlorine resistant and practical athletic styles are also frequently available here. Also carries hard-to-find masectomy swimwear in in plus sizes. Size 14 to 32W.

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. 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.

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.

QVC  has a good selection of swimwear in one piece swim dress and maillot styles, two piece tankini styles, and swim separates and beach cover ups from top swimwear brands like Miracle Suit, Fit for U, and Carol Wior in harder to find sizes. Size 0 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. A mixture of one-piece and two-piece styles at moderate prices during the swim season 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.  Size 12 to 34W.



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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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