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

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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. 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: May 31, 2016

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Ruffled  Bikini Separates, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Ruffled Bikini Separates
Size 1
X - 3X

 


 

Long Line Underwire Bra Bikini Top & Skirted Bottom
Top Bra Size 40 - 44 D - DDD
Bottom Size 14 - 28W

 

 

Lace Trim Floral Skirtkini
Size 16 - 34W



 

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Swim Dresses

 

Swim Cover Ups

 

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 promises to see much more of both these women and other full-figured divas splashed across fashion spreads in two piece swimwear.
 

BoHo Toppers

Maxi Dresses

BoHo Skirts

Shorts & Capris

Sandals

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Embroidered Tassel Tankini, Size 12 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tankini Top, Size 8 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Kenneth Cole Reaction, Embroidered High Neck Bikini, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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Color Block Bikini Separates, Size 12 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Embroidered Tassel Tankini
Size 12 - 26W
Jogger Tankini
Size 8 - 26W

Kenneth Cole
Embroidered Halter Bikini
Size 1X - 3X

Color Block Bikini Separates
Size 14 - 28W

 

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.

 

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Polka Dot Halter Tankini, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Underwire Tankini Top, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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Crochet Neck Halter Bikini, Size XL - 2X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Underwire Support, Lemon Print Retro Bikini, Size L - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Polka Dot Halter Tankini
Size 16 - 24W
Underwire Tankini
Size 16 - 24W C - DD
Crochet Neck Halter Bikini
Size
XL - 2X
Underwire Support
Retro Lemon Print Bikini
Size L - 6X

 

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 and Unique Vintage will usually 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..  The on-line companion shopping site for QVC also has a particularly deep selection of two piece swimwear styles including tankinis, skirtkinis, and shortkinis in size 8 to 26W.

 

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Ashley Graham, Cut Out Bikini, Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Zebra Print Bikini, Size 12 -26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Tiered Crochet Tankini, Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Flamingo Print Retro Bikini, Size 2X - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Ashley Graham
Cut Out Bikini

Size 1
4 - 22W
Zebra Print Bikini
Size 12 - 26W
Tiered Crochet Tankini
Size 1
4 - 32W
Flamingo Print
Retro Bikini

Size 2X - 4X
 
 

 

 

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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. 
 

 

TAGS: # SWIMWEAR | # RESORT | # SUMMER | # TRENDY

 

 

Plus-size swimwear for women sizes 12+