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>> Plus-Size Designer Swimsuits, Maillots, Bikinis, Swim Dresses, and Swimwear Separates

 
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: February 11, 2017

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Designer: Miraclesuit, Print Underwire One Piece Bathing Suit, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick La Blanca, Removable Strap Lemon Print Swimsuit, Size 16 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Jessica Simpson, Print Halter Suit, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Miraclesuit
Underwire Support
Print One Piece Bathing Suit
Size 16 - 24W
 

La Blanca
Removable Strap
Lemon Print Swimsuit

Size 16 - 22W
 

Jessica Simpson
Print Halter Suit

Size XL - 3X
 

 

It wasn't very long ago that plus-size swimwear was relegated to few, sad classic style maillots and swim dresses in limited "slimming" color ranges.  Today full-figured women are given their due with curvaceous, flattering styles ranging from sleek one piece looks to two piece tankinis and bikinis in premium quality fabrics, construction, and designs.

The newest entry into the bathing suit market is high-end premium and designer swimsuits constructed to enhance curves and fuller busts in sizes 12 to 24W.  While Miraclesuit premium swimwear has been leading the upscale market in larger sizes for several seasons, new entries from top level design names are diversifying the selection. Constructed with high quality fabrics, supportive and often smoothing technologies and the aesthetics that are expected from luxury clothing, these suits will make every pina colada sipping, cruise lounging, and beach playing woman happy.
 

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Designer: Miraclesuit, Patterned Maillot, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Joe Browns, Dandelion Floral Print, Underwire One Piece Swimsuit, Bra Fit | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Ralph Lauren, Paisley Print Bikini Separates, Size 16 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Top & Bottom Sold Separately
Designer: Marina Rinaldi, Print Maillot, Size 10 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Miraclesuit
Pattern Sculpt Maillot
Size 16 - 24W
 
 

Joe Browns
Underwire Support One Piece
Bra Size 34 - 46 C - H
 

 Ralph Lauren
Paisley Print Bikini Separates
Size 16 - 22W
 

 Marina Rinaldi
Print Maillot
Size 10 - 22W
 

 

Swimwear exclusive upscale designer brands include names such as Gottex and La Blanca are often stocked by the better department stores such as Neiman Marcus.  Like Miraclesuit the fabrics and construction tend to be oriented to slimming body lines, in addition to providing good support and fabric durability in sun and chlorine.

These bathing suits usually cost $100 to $200, with superb design and quality fabrics, many including slimming technologies, underwire support, and some bra fit sizing.

 

 

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Top & Bottom Sold Separately
Designer: Liz Claiborne, Print Swim Dress, Size 6 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Gottex, Illusion Cut Out One Piece Swimsuit, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Elomi
Tankini Top
Size 12 - 22W
 

Freya
Polka Dot Bikini Separates
Bra Size 30 - 38 H - JJ
Bottom S - XL
 

Liz Claiborne
Print Swimdress

Size 6 - 22W
 

Gottex
Illusion Cut Out
One Piece Swimsuit

Size 16 - 24W
 

 

Shopping Resources for Designer Plus-Size Swimwear

Mainly available from high end department stores such as Macy's, a growing number of on-line retailers are beginning to carry designer swimwear looks for more voluptuous figures. Labels here can include well known premium swim exclusive lines in addition to brands such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Jessica Simpson.  Nordstrom also offers a small premium collection for size 14 to 24W, all year.  Of the department stores, Nordies is the one most likely to carry some of the smaller celebrity designer lines such as the one from plus super model Robyn Model.  Saks Fifth Avenue offers one of the deepest collection of Miraclesuit swimwear in extended sizes, along with the hard-to-find Marina Rinaldi line for sizes 10 to 24W.

The brand website for Ralph Lauren will often have the extended size swim line available to size 22W. Two piece styles from British designers often have bra fit and underwire support and are often available through Simply Be in size 8 to 28W.

Long a leading force for style and fit in the plus specialty marketplace, Lane Bryant has begun designer capsule collaborations in recent months, including swimwear from Sophie Theallet and suits from Miraclesuit.

 

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Gabifresh, Wrap Underwire Bikini Top & Bottom, Bra Fit | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Top & Bottom Sold Separately
Designer: Ralph Lauren, Leopard Print One Piece Swimsuit, Size 16 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Anne Cole, Floral Print Tankini Top, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Top & Bottom Sold Separately
Designer: Crochet Tankini Top , Plus-Size 16 -22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Gabifresh
Wrap Bikini Separates

Bra Size & Bottom Size 14 - 22W

LAUREN Ralph Lauren
Leopard Print One Piece Suit

Size 16 - 22W
 

Anne Cole
Floral Print Tankini Top
Size 16 - 24W
 

 Bleu by Rob Beattie
Crochet Tankini Top
Size 16 - 22W
 

 

Meanwhile, the on-line lingerie super retailers focus on premium quality swimwear, often with bra fits and underwire supports.  These are some of the best spots to find high end two piece styles, but one piece are also available.  Two of the best for full-figured designer styles are Bare Necessities and Her Room.

Mainly focusing on one piece maillot styles, and a few tankinis, from premium swim labels, Zappos will often have options from names such as Miraclesuit, Ralph Lauren, and Badgley Mischka in addition to less well known premium swimwear labels.

Flash sale site 6PM can be an unexpected resource for smaller plus women looking for truly luxurious, designer swimwear.  Inventory changes daily with limited sizes frequently available, but easy-to-use sorting tools help find styles in just your size.  A spot check by Elegant Plus turned up a size 16 Jean Paul Gaultier bathing suit at 70% off full retail.
 

 

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Anita, Floral Print Underwire Bikini Top, Bra Fit | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Matching Bottom Sold Separately
Designer: Miraclesuit, Zebra Print Swimsuit, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Robyn Lawley, Deep Plunge One Piece Swimsuit, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Designer: Gottex, Ruffled Swim Dress , Plus-Size 16 -24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Anita
Underwire Bikini Top

Bra Size 34 - 42 C - H
 

Miraclesuit
Zebra Print Swimsuit

Size 16 - 24W
 

Robyn Lawley
Deep Plunge One Piece Suit

Size 16 - 24W
 

Gottex
Ruffled Swimdress
Size 16 - 24W
 

 

 

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