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
in size 2 to 26W, and at
in size 14 to 28W.
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.
Bikini or fatkini tops as
separates are mainly available from bra and
lingerie specialty retailers such as
which are the most likely to offer underwire
support styles and bra fit styles. Inexpensive,
trendy bikini options are also regularly
during the winter resort, Spring Break, and
summer swim seasons.
These are sometimes mixed with pareos and
swimwear cover ups
for poolside cocktail glam.
Tankini tops that can be mixed and matched can
be found a wide variety of retailers, including
More upscale department stores such
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.
Plus specialty retailers such as
Just My Size
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
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
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.