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Plus-Size Clothing Internet Shopping Guides >>  Plus-Size Tankinis, Bikinis, Skirtkinis & Two Piece Swimwear

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TWO PIECE SWIMWEAR

 

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. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. 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: January 11, 2018

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Zebra Print Skirtkini, Size 16 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Bra Fit Bikini
Top: Full Figure Bra Sizes
Bottom Size 14 - 28W
 

 

 

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Underwire Tankini
Floral Tankini
Size 16 - 22W



 

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Plus-size two piece bathing suits are popular for comfort and ease of wear. Bikinis have come on the scene for plus-sizes in just the last couple of years.  Younger plus-size women are used to barer and more body conscious styles than their older sisters, and have been demanding bikinis to fit their curves. Plus fashion blogger Gabi Gregg introduced the Fatkini in 2015, a retro high waisted twist on the bikini, that gives more tummy coverage while still offering barer two piece style. The appearance of plus modeling bombshell Ashley Graham on the 2016 Sports Illustrated cover in a bikini cements how far curvy bodies and swimwear choices have come.  The 2017 swim season saw much more of both these women and other full-figured divas splashed across fashion spreads in two piece swimwear. By 2018, the idea that curvier body types can wear more revealing swimwear has gone mainstream. So if you want to, go ahead and flaunt it!
 

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Paisley High Neck Tankini, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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Blouson Tankini, Size 8 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Bikini Separates, Size 8 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Tropical Print Tankini, Size 12 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Paisley
High Neck Tankini
Size 1
X - 3X
Blouson Tankini
Size 8 - 26W
Bikini Separates
Size
8 - 28W
Tropical Print Tankini
Size 8 - 26W

 

Tankinis have been popular for their ease in wear and swapping of tops and bottoms.  Two piece swimsuits also solve many fit challenges felt by plus-size women. Options include swim shorts (shortkinis or shortinis), swim skirts (skirtkinis or skirtinis), and traditional swim bottoms mixed with swim tanks and tops.

Those looking for rash guards, swim skirts and shorts should consult the plus-size swim separates and athletic swimwear pages. 

Bra fit and underwire support tops are in demand with full-figured women who need better support, but still are relatively difficult to find.  Some of the best options come from lingerie manufacturers who have already perfected the engineering and fit necessary for bras.

Swim season runs from mid January to mid July at most retailers.  A fuller collection of editor's picks will be updated in January 2018.

 

 

Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Two Piece Swimsuits

Those looking for plus-size bikinis will find they are increasingly available on-line from trendy plus retailers, department stores, and swim specialty retailers during both the summer pool season, Spring Break, and winter resort vacation season. Peak shopping and inventory seasons range from mid January through mid July.

The least expensive versions are available from Fast Fashion retailers such as Forever 21 and Rue 21 in sizes up to 3X.

Increasingly available at the plus specialty retailers, those at Lane Bryant are built on their experience with fitting bras in their very popular Cacique line.  Both bikini and tankini tops will often include underwire support, and some are even available in bra sizes.

Those looking for a vintage, retro pin up flavor will want to check out the high waist bikini styles with underwire support from Torrid in size L to 6X.  Modcloth  will often have deeper selections available during the summer swim season in similar styles for sizes up to 3X.

The best quality, often with features such as underwire support, from well known designers and brands are available at Macy's and some of the on-line lingerie specialists such as Her Room and Bare Necessities

Tankinis are more plentifully available at more retailers. A good year round selection is available from Kohl's, Lands' End.

 

 
 

 

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our
extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships.

Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer,
and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. 
 

 

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