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Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.

Last Update: December 2, 2016

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One Piece Bathing Suits

Sports Swim Bra, Size 14 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Calvin Klein, Adjustable Strap One Piece Swimsuit, Size 16 - 24W  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Swim Tee, Rash Guard, Size 10 - 28W  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Designer Bathing Suits
Underwire Support Swimwear
Bra Fit Swimsuits
Two Piece Bathing Suits
Swim Separates
Swim Cover Ups

Chlorine Resistant
Swim Bra
Size 14 - 24W

Calvin Klein
Adjustable Strap
One Piece Swimsuit
Sizes 16 - 24W

Swim Tee - Rash Guard
Sizes 10 - 28W

Resort & Cruise Wear

Whether it's for scuba diving, playing water polo, racing, or simply doing laps in the pool for exercise, sometimes basic athletic swimwear is the perfect choice. Cuts and colors tend to be conservative, although options other than classic black are becoming more readily available.  Necklines are usually higher while straps are often wider and constructed to stay in place and add support.

Available in one-piece and swim separates, athletic swimwear can include specialty features like built-in long-line shorts or long sleeves.  Leg openings can be conservative or high, depending on intended use. Options are available in both plus and hard-to-find super sizes for those enjoying active, Health at Every Size lifestyles.

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Color Block Aquatard, Size 6 - 20 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Reebok, Striped Maillot, Size 8 - 18
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High Neck Lap Suit, Size 16 - 34W

Print Zip Bikini, Size 16 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Color Block Aquatard
Size 6 - 20

Striped Maillot

Size 8 - 18

High Neck Lap Suit
Size 16 - 34W

Print Zip Bikini
Size 16 - 26W


Internet Shopping Resources for Athletic Style Swimwear Size 12+

While the summer swim season sees more options, those in need of athletic swimwear generally swim or play water sports all year.   The following resources are available for all twelve months of the year.

Home of basic, good quality tank and maillot swimwear, some with racer or butterfly backs and more modest leg openings, Lands End has added harder to find styles such as rash guards for water sports such as surfing and jet skiing in recent years.  Sizing here is some of the most diverse with some swimsuits available in long torso, in addition to women's size 2 to 26W.  Lane Bryant has also been adding sporty styles in recent years, including rash guards, swim tees, and long leg swim bottoms for size 14 to 28W.

Just My Size regularly carries chlorine resistant bathing suits with modest leg openings and cross backs for active swimmers in size 14 to 32W.  Swimwear super store Always for Me carries styles all year for a variety of water activities in size 12 to 26W.  Meanwhile, Kohl's is a sure bet for Speedo and other racing and competitive swimsuit labels in extended sizes up to 24W.


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Plus-size swimwear for women sizes 12+