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Your Favorite Internet Shopping Guide to Stylish Curvy Clothes: Size 12 +

Plus-Size Clothing Internet Shopping Guides
>> Plus-Size Beach, Pool, and Swim Cover Ups

 
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 24, 2018

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After finding the perfect bathing suit, often the next task is choosing the perfect cover up.  Whether for modesty, convenience for getting too and from the beach, or to keep the strong sun at bay while lounging by the pool on a cruise, plus-size swim cover ups are a must-have.
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Crinkle Gauze Popover Dress, Size 2 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Tassel Trim Pareo, Plus-Size XL - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Beach Caftan, Size S - 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Lace Up Beach Cover Up, Size 12 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Crinkle Gauze
Popover Dress

Size 2 - 24W
Petite to 18P

Tassel Trim Pareo
Size XL - 5X

Beach Caftan
Size S - 3X
 

Lace Up
Swim Cover Up

Size 12 - 28W
 

 

 

Caftans, maxi dresses and skirts, loungewear, palazzo pants, and long tunic tees can all also double as great beach looks. Fashion designed specifically as swim cover-ups tends to have a filmy, peek-a-boo quality with fabrics like chiffon, light gauzes, and lace being especially popular.

Although cruises and tropical vacations are increasingly popular during the Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas and New Year's holiday season, swimwear and beach cover ups are noticeably absent from most stores from September through January.   Options become much more plentiful at the beginning of the official "resort season" in mid January with the largest number of retailers and inventories available from mid February through mid August when cruises, winter vacations, Spring Break, and the summer pool and beach seasons are in full swing.

 

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Chambray Beach Cover Up, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Tie Dye Romper
Size XL - 3X

 

Rainbow Tie Dye
Maxi Skirt
Size S - 3X
 
 

 

Faux Wrap
Palazzo Pants
Size
1X - 3X

Chambray Beach
Cover Up
Size 1X - 3X

 

Swim & Beach Cover Ups Shopping Resources for Size 12 +

Lane Bryant, which also designs some of the best fitting swimwear available for fuller-figures, usually has a small selection of coordinating cover ups including tunics, beach pants, sarongs, shorts and more available for size 14 to 28W. 

More seasonal from the winter cruise season through the summer months are the selections at department stores such as Dillard's and Lord & Taylor for sizes 1X to 3X.  

Avenue and Catherine's are the spots to stop for super sized divas to size 32W in the winter resort season, while Ulla Popken  in size 12 to 38W offers a wide variety of styles both in the swimwear tab, and elsewhere in their catalog such as chiffon tunic tops and knit maxi dresses.

 

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Swim Tee, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Fish Print Beach Dress, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Hooded Beach Cover Up, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick BoHo Maxi Dress, Size 1X - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Swim Tee
Size
0 - 26W
Petite to 18P, Tall to 26T

Fish Print
Beach Dress
Size 1
X - 3X

Hooded
Beach Cover Up

Size 1X - 3X

BoHo Maxi Dress
Size 1X - 4X 

 

Sealed with a Kiss is an especially good resource for knit maxi dresses, convertible jersey dresses, and palazzo pants, all of which can make great poolside apparel over bathing suits.  Sizing is generous at XL to 6X.

For those who like upscale bohemian looks, Soft Surroundings often has luscious maxi dresses, caftans, free flowing tunic tops,  and wide leg  beach pant styles in size XS to 3X.  Petite and tall sizes are available up to 18.  Meanwhile, Serengeti is the best resource for beach friendly broomstick maxi skirts and dresses in peasant styles with border prints in size S to 3X.  They've also added a cute collection tee and swing dresses appropriate for popping over swimwear.

 

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Sheer Print Tunic Dress, Plus-Size 12 -34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
 
Embroidered Romper, Size 8 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks Striped Ring Beach Cover Up, Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Crochet Trim Beach Tunic, Size S- 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Sheer Print Tunic Dress
Size 12 - 34W
 
 Embroidered Romper
Size 8 - 28W 
 

Striped Ring
Beach Cover Up

Size
14 - 32W
 

Crochet Trim
Beach Tunic
Size S - 3X

 

 

 

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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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