Plus-Size Swim Separates, A Shopping Guide  @ Elegant Plus, Sizes 12 +

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Elegant Plus Shopping Guides Editor's Picks:   Swimsuit Separates in Size 12 +

All Editor's Picks clothing featured is hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of fashion business partnerships. Options available in all size ranges, although we specialize in hard-to-find sizes 12 and over.  Mixing and matching swim tops and bottoms has gotten very popular with pool, cruise and beach goers.  From swim skirts and shorts to bikini and tanking tops, to rash guards and swim tees, the looks are endless.  Some pieces can even double as swim cover ups.
 

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Plus-Size Swim Separates at Kohl's
Swim Shorts: 16 - 22W

Print Bikini Separates, Plus-Size XL - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Striped Bandeau Tankini Top, Plus-Size 16-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Top & Bottom Sold Separately

Maxine of Hollywood, Paisley High Neck Tankini, Plus-Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

 Kohls Department Stores Inc

Bikini Separates
Size XL - 5X

Striped Bandeau Tankini
Removable Straps & Soft Cup

Size 16 - 24W

  Maxine of Hollywood
High Neck Paisley Tankini Top
Size 16 - 24W

Plus-Size Swim Separates Report
[Shopping Resources & Editor's Picks Below]

Swim separates are a fantastic way for hard-to-fit plus-size women to get swimwear that works for differently sized tops and bottoms.  But it's also a great way to create unique bathing suit looks.  The same bikini or tankini top can be mixed and matched with a variety of colored bottoms in different styles from swim skirts to retro high leg and waist swim bottoms. 

Mixing bright colors and bold patterns is the trend this year, and swim separates can help play with this look.  Full-figured bikinis and tankinis are another story of the year, creating more demand for colored and boldly patterned swim tops.

Bra fit and underwire support tops are in demand with full-figured women who need better support, but still are relatively difficult to find. Swim bras meant to be worn under other swimsuit styles for extra support are a common solution. Meanwhile, more athletic women and those who appreciate more coverage on the beach are wearing rash guard swim tops with bikini bottoms or swim shorts.

 

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Tummy Control Swim Brief, Plus-Size 14-28W | EleganPlus.com Editor's Pick

Ruffled Swim Top, 14-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Elomi, Snake Print Tankini Top, Plus-Size 12-22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Contrast Trim Tankini Top, Plus-Size 10 - 26W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tummy Control Swim Bottom
Size 14 - 28W

Ruffled Swim Top
Size 14 - 26W

Elomi
Snake Print Tankini Top

Size 12 - 22W

Contrast Trim Tankini Top
Size 10 - 26W

 

Shopping for Plus-Size Bathing Suit Separates

One of the hottest trends this year is rash guards in both long and short sleeves with bikini bottoms. Particularly popular with sports enthusiasts, they provide a little extra coverage with chic on-trend style. These are reliably available in women's sizes at Lands End in size 2 to 26W, and at Lane Bryant in size 14 to 28W. 

Bikini or fatkini tops as separates are mainly available from bra and lingerie specialty retailers such as Her Room and Bare Necessities which are the most likely to offer underwire support styles and bra fit styles. Inexpensive, trendy bikini options are also regularly available from  Forever 21 and Torrid during the winter resort, Spring Break, and summer swim seasons. These are sometimes mixed with pareos and swimwear cover ups for poolside cocktail glam. 

 

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Swim Skirt, Size 8 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available 


Plus-Size Swim Separates: Elomi Swim Bra, Plus-Size | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Racerback Sports Swim Separates, Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Swim Top & Shorts Sold Separately

Ruffled Swim Skirt, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Swim Skirt
Size 8 - 24W

Elomi
Underwire Swim Bra
Sizes 36 - 46 DD - G

Racerback
Sports Swim Separates

Size 14 - 32W

Ruffled Swim Skirt
Size 16 - 24W

 

 Tankini tops that can be mixed and matched can be found a wide variety of retailers, including  Kohl's and JC Penney. More upscale department stores such as Dillard's and Nordstrom are beginning to carry plus-size bikini tops, in addition to tankini tops, swim skirts, and swim bottoms, especially during the winter cruise and summer pool swim seasons in size 14 to 24W. 

Value priced tankini tops can often be found at Old Navy and Target, both of which offer their plus size lines in size 1X to 4X on-line only. 

Plus specialty retailers such as Just My Size and Avenue also will offer less expensive tankini top options during the main swim seasons in size 14 to 32W.  Sportier options can often be found at both, with Just My Size often offering chlorine resistant styles.

 

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Kenneth Cole, Skirtkini Separates, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Top & Bottom Sold Separately

Tribal Print Swim Top, Plus-Size 16 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Adjustable Tunic Rash Guard, Size S-3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks

Bikini Separates, Plus-Size XL - 3X  | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Kenneth Cole
Ruffled Skirtkini Separates
Size 1X - 3X

Tribal Print Swim Top
Size 16 - 34W

Adjustable Tunic Rash Guard
Size S - 3X

 Bikini Separates
Size XL - 3X

 

Amazon can be a good resource for swim separates of all types in the largest range of sizes, including super sizes. These can be anything from swim shorts to rash guards and tankini tops.

Swimwear specialty sellers are also an excellent source for sizes up to 3X. These include Swimsuits for All, home of blogger Gabifresh's fatkini, and  Always for Me which.carries not only their own swim line, but also some hard to find contemporary designers such as Monif C in size 14 to 26W.

One of the deepest inventories of name brand, high quality swimwear with a variety of swim separates, especially contemporary style tankini tops is available from QVC in size 0 to 28W.  Some items have extended payment plans available, bringing more expensive and better quality swimwear into more budgets.

 

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Swim Separates, Size 16 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Top & Bottom Sold Separately

Long Swim Shorts, Plus-Size XL - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Patterned Foldover Swim Brief, Size S - 2X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Patterns Available

Solid Color Rash Guard, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Tankini Separates
Size 16 - 22W

Long Swim Shorts
Size XL - 4X

Foldover Swim Brief
Size S - 2XL

Kanu Surf
Rash Guard
Size 1X - 3X

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