If you’re a big, beautiful woman, and you’re ready to hit the beach, patio or pool this summer, you deserve gorgeous, sexy and supportive plus size swimsuits, made just for women your size. Good news. After years of searching for a swimsuit, only to find a paltry selection of sized up skinny girl suits, lots of designers have embraced your unique shapes and sizes, and started to cater to your specific needs. Happily, you’ll discover the same is happening with other fashion basics, from plus size sports bras, to little black dresses.
Whether you’re ready to rock a plus size bikini, maillot, tankini or swimdress, there are amazing options that will make you feel confident and beautiful. Plus size swimwear has definitely taken a turn toward form and function. If you want to swim laps, Speedo has a line of top quality swimsuits that will fit the bill. If you’re simply looking to turn some heads while you relax and work on your tan, you’ll see the best designers, from Kenneth Cole to Gottex, creating beautifully supportive plus size swimsuits with tons of features that I love. From tummy tucking panels and flattering ruching, to underwire cups and bust enhancing options, plus size swimwear offers both high performance and serious style.
Swimdresses have emerged as one of the most popular styles this year, and they’re an adorable swim style that can be as revealing or as modest as you’d like. It was especially great to find some super sexy plus size bikinis that tap into summer’s hottest style trends. Isn’t it nice to know that finally, the best summer swimwear is actually being designed with real women in mind? Nice change. So pack your beachbag, slather on the sunscreen, don your your fave sunglasses and get ready to proudly strut your stuff with these Top 20 Best Plus Size Swimsuits for Summer 2017.Best Plus Size One Piece Swimsuits 1. Kenneth Cole Reaction Women’s Plus-Size Ruffle Shuffle Solid High-Neck Swimsuit
What more can we say? Hot. Pink. Sexy. Gorgeous. This sweet plus size swimsuit takes the monokini to a new level of alluring. The Ruffle Shuffle solid one piece mio swimsuit features a high neckline and ruched bodice, ruched cups, and slim keyhole in the front that shows just the right peep of cleavage. For ultimate adjustability, it has a tie-back halter strap so you can cinch it up for the perfect fit. The ruching does a yeoman’s job of hiding any extra bulk around your midriff, but as an added extra, this pretty swimsuit has an internal tummy control panel to give you an ultra-glam fit. If you like ruffles instead of ruching, a hot pink plus size tankini could be your favorite new swimsuit. If strapless is your best look, a Kenneth Cole tankini in a Boho chic print is a fun beach option.
Price: $75.38 – $122.00Buy the Kenneth Cole Reaction Women’s Plus-Size Ruffle Shuffle Solid High-Neck Swimsuit here. 2. Speedo Women’s Plus-Size Aquatic Endurance Ultraback Swimsuit
Whether you’re a beach babe, or a serious endurance swimmer, you can count on Speedo for comfort and long lasting performance both in and out of the water. This solid moderate ultraback plus size suit is one of Speedo’s most popular designs and its simple silhouette is great for all water activites. Made of Speedo’s exclusive endurance, chlorine resistant fabric, it will last 20 times longer than ordinary spandex. This suit also has four way stretch technology for a body hugging fit and softer feel. The soft cup construction and moderate cut offers just the right amount of coverage for women who are a bit more modest about baring their body. The suit is ideal for water aerobics, lap swimming, or while sunning poolside or at the beach. You know you can look and feel great in a Speedo. If you like the slimming look of shirring, Speedo has a pretty plus size tank swimsuit with side shirring. Their clever square neck suit offers ruching, front and center.
Price: $56.43 – $84.00Buy the Speedo Women’s Plus-Size Aquatic Endurance Ultraback Swimsuit here. 3. Tropiculture Women’s Bon Voyage Convertible Sheath
In sizes up to 24, this perfect polka dot sheath is a gorgeous way to enjoy fun in the sun. The twist-front sweetheart neckline offers up a daring homage to your cleavage. This plus sized swim suit offers a full encircled shelf bra with a plus elastic underband, and soft, wire free molded cups to give your bust great lift and shape. The versatile bandeau styling means you can wear this suit two ways – strapless or with the straps tied up halter-style. This cute suit even has attached strap ties in back when you want to go for that strapless look. The clever secret in this sheath is the power mesh, tummy control lining, a plus no matter your size. The side shirring also allows for the functional pull ties to allow you to hike up the sides for a more traditional look. You can get this plus size swimsuit in basic black, or check out a sexy high neck, mesh top Tropiculture swimsuit at a terrific price.
Price: $50.70 (35 percent off MSRP)Buy the Tropiculture Women’s Bon Voyage Convertible Sheath here. 4. Miraclesuit Network Madero Plus Size Swimsuit
This gorgeous maillot shows off everything it should and none of what it shouldn’t. Count on looking your best in this chic, slimming one-piece swimsuit that evokes the bandage style but keeps it subtle with bands of stretch mesh. This suit is made of chlorine resistant stretch microfiber, which means it’s going to look as sexy wet as it does dry. The innovative Miratex fabric offers triple holding power to maximize your curves and minimize bulges. The flattering side ruching adds to the slim silhouette of this plus size swimsuit. This one piece should be order one size larger than you normally wear due to the body slimming fabric. If you love the look of that peek-a-boo mesh, Miraclesuit also has a high neck plus size swimsuit with just a hint of see through mesh at the top and sides. Their Oceanus suit offers slimming surplice styling that’s flattering on every figure.
Price: $160.88 (12 percent off MSRP)Buy the Miraclesuit Network Madero Plus Size Swimsuit here. 5. Aquabelle Women’s Plus Size Maillot
Sweet, simple and sexy is the perfect way to describe the plus size swimsuit from Aquabelle. This maillot is like a summer bouquet – flowers are splashed on the top and sprinkled lightly as they move down the body of the suit. It is chlorine and fade-resistant, UV blocking, quick drying and retains its shape. Aquabelle plus size swimwear has Xtra-Life Lycra spandex, which resists chlorine, and Creora which means this suit will last up to ten times longer than ordinary swimsuits. It retains color without fading, retains its shape and looks new longer. The easy-fit stretch fabric moves with you for fantastic comfort and ease. A Power Mesh tummy-control panel provides instant slimming. Looking to get in a game of beach volleyball? No worries. The anti-bounce soft cup molded bra with a plush empire underband will keep your girls secure. The keyhole back with an S-hook closure is designed to ensure free movement. This durable, flattering suit is ideal for your aquatic fitness routines or an everyday dip in the pool. Love the flowers, but prefer a traditional tank that doesn’t give you funky tan lines? Aquabelle makes a hot, hot pink floral tank too. An empire waistline swimsuit flatters all figures.
Price: $55.97 – $72.17Buy the Aquabelle Women’s Plus Size Maillot here. Best Plus Size Tankini Swimsuits 6. Jessica Simpson Women’s Plus Size Patched Up Ditsy Floral Cross Back Halter Tankini
While I’m not totally crazy about the name of this plus size tankini, (ditzy seems a bit annoying,) I do think this is a beautiful swimsuit that has oodles of cool design detail. The blue, white and cream print is especially beautiful with a tan, and the tankini top is long enough to cover ample hips. It has an absolutely adorable ruffle around the bottom, making it look more like a swimdress than a tankini. Made with a hefty 18 percent spandex, you can be sure this suit will keep its shape, whether it’s wet or dry. The top features soft cups to give you a little shaping, and the halter tie closure at the neck means you can hike up the girls if they’re looking a little droopy. There’s an additional tie closure at the back that adds a pretty detail and features some sassy tassels on the ends. If you love this print, but not this suit style, a plus size one piece with an off the shoulder ruffle is super cute. If you’re daring enough to don a bikini, this sweet floral print also comes in a Jessica Simpson swim skirt and bikini top.
Price: $88Buy the Jessica Simpson Women’s Plus Size Patched Up Ditsy Floral Cross Back Halter Tankini here. 7. Anne Cole Women’s Plus Size Triangle Stripe Twist Front Tankini
Flexible, funtional and super sporty well describe this cute Anne Cole signature plus size triangle print tankini swimsuit. The clever twist front and shirred bandeau give your bust a more sculpted look. Wear it in the strapless bandeau style, os switch this flexible suit and attach the straps for a more secure suit if you’re surfing or in big waves. The top features molded sewn in cups for definition, and the removable straps are adjustable for a customized fit. To give this cure plus sized swimsuit even more personalities, add an Anne Cole sarong style swim skirt, instead of the standard bottoms. They also offer this same cute tankini in a jungle palm print.
Price: $78Buy the Anne Cole Women’s Plus Size Triangle Stripe Twist Front Tankini here. 8. Woman Within Plus Size Blouson Tankini
This beautiful blouson style plus size tankini is light, airy and perfect for the beach. The balmy navy and white print feels so summery and nautical. The flattering styling features a little extra fabric if your looking to hide a slightly fuller waistline. The full encircled shelf bra holds your bust in place with a plush elastic underband, and soft, wire-free molded cups. Adjustable straps ensure a comfortable fit, and the soft, lightweight fabric creates a relaxed silhouette. This plus size suit fits true to size, so order the size you normally wear. Toss on a fun and feminine cover-up to head from the beach to happy hour. Take your swim look into evening with a cover-up that features cut out shoulders and a little more sass.
Price: $45.97 (37 percent off MSRP)Buy the Woman Within Plus Size Blouson Tankini here. 9. Kenneth Cole Reaction Women’s Plus-Size Hot To Trot Hanky Tankini
This playful hanky-style plus size tankini from Kenneth Cole Reaction features a top in allover abstract pattern with an easy, adjustable tie at the neck. The bright tribal print is especially great when showing off your tan. The top offers a layered look over the fitted bottom that are modestly cut. That billowy top also hides any extra tummy you might want to cover. For a more sporty look that you can wear away from the beach or pool, pair the cute hanky tankini top with the ruched Ruffle Shuffle swim skirt and matching sandals.
Price: $80.00 – $107.90Buy the Kenneth Cole Reaction Women’s Plus-Size Hot To Trot Hanky Tankini here. 10. Coco Reef Women’s Plus Size Tropical Escape Perfect Fit Bra Tankini
If you’ve ever suffered through a summer season with a poorly fitted swimsuit, you’ll rejoice over this plus size tankini that offers bra fitting on the top. The tankini top features and fun black on black pattern with a lovely tropical floral print around the flared hemline. The molded cups with underwires, lift your bust and give it shape versus swimsuits with a soft bra. This creates an attractive and flattering empire waist that gathers nicely over the tummy area. With adjustable shoulder straps, you can achieve a comfortable and flattering fit. A less structured, but equally flattering scarf tankini, also features underwire construction along with a sexy bandeau top. Bring out your inner animal with a bra fit twist front tankini in a sexy kitty print.
Price: $94Buy the Coco Reef Women’s Plus Size Tropical Escape Perfect Fit Bra Tankini here. Best Plus Size Swimdresses 11. Kenneth Cole Reaction Women’s Plus Size Riviera Stripe Halter Swim Dress
As a woman who sports an ample bottom and thighs that touch, I personally love the swimdress concept. A plus size swimdress falls just long enough to cover both of my least favorite body areas. The thing I love even more about this Kenneth Cole Reaction Riviera multi-colored striped swimsuit is the halter top. While I’m so busy covering my bottom and thighs, I still like to show off my assets up top, and this cute suit allows for that. Even better, it has tummy control, and while my waistline isn’t an issue, I still like the feel of that extra gut sucking offering. The adjustable neck ties mean you can snug up your bust to show as little or as much cleavage as you’d like. For princess styling with a sweetheart neckline, the Intuition swimdress is a keeper. And an underwire long plus size tankini doubles as a swimdress in my opinion.
Price: $122Buy the Kenneth Cole Reaction Women’s Plus Size Riviera Stripe Halter Swim Dress here. 12. Roamans Women’s Plus Size Ruffle Neck Swimdress
Perhaps it’s my penchant for swearing like a trucker that often has me searching out something feminine and ruffly to soften my sometimes sassy way of being. This adorable A-line plus size swimdress migh just do the trick for summer. With a deep front V-neck, and back scoop, this suit is sexy and accommodating for larger women. The cascading ruffles along the front and back neckline soften the look, while a full PowerNet shelf bra and tummy-control shirring at under the bust leave you looking totally supported and well put together. The bodice skirt features flattering princess seaming, and this suit has an attached panty. If you’re not a ruffle gal, an adorable small print swimdress is equally flattering and comes in sizes up to 34. If you like a style that looks more like a two-piece suit with a swim skirt, a black and white plus size swimdress with a mock surplice front might be more your style.
Price: $77.17 (21 percent off MSRP)Buy the Roamans Women’s Plus Size Ruffle Neck Swimdress here. 13. Woman Within Plus Size Sarong Swimdress
Sometimes a single pop of color can be the most eye-catching when it comes to sexy swimwear. This gorgeous plus size swimdress has everything going for it. Start with the deep V-neck that looks flattering on almost every woman. Inside this suit, you’ll find a full encircled shelf bra, with a plush elastic underband and soft, wire-free molded cups. That adds to the figure flattering potential of this swimdress that also has adustable straps so you can get a perfect fit. Naturally, I’m a fan of the Power Mesh tummy control front liner that’s instantly slimming. The ruched bodice adds to the form fitted look of this suit, and I am in love with the sarong style skirt that shows just a tiny bit more leg on one side. You can also find this pretty swimdress in dramatic purple. Bold blocks of color are another way to make a fashion statement. This colorblock swimdress is a great homage to that sytle trend.
Price: $67.17 (22 percent off MSRP)Buy the Woman Within Plus Size Sarong Swimdress here. 14. Anne Cole Women’s Plus-Size Twist Front Shirred Swim Dress
Doesn’t this elegant Anne Cole plus size swimdress remind you of 1940s Hollywood? I can picture some starlet (or you) lounging by the pool, martini in hand. This sexy, solid swim dress in pretty periwinkle features allover shirring that is universally flattering on every body shape. The sweetheart neckline is accented by a dramatic twist at the bustline. Sewn in cups give you the support you need. I also like the fac that this swimsuit offers detatchable straps, so you can wear it bandeau style or attach the straps for more strenuous water sports that could have a tendency to reveal something you hadn’t planned to show. Plus, at the price, it’s one of the best buys for this summer. You can also get this cute swimdress in a color block style with a patterned bodice.
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Price: $12.84 – $115.54Buy the Anne Cole Women’s Plus-Size Twist Front Shirred Swim Dress here. 15. Woman Within Plus Size Scalloped Swimdress
Feminine styling meets classic good looks in this ulta-sweet plus size swimdress. The pretty scalloped neckline will make it a standout at the beach, pool and beyond. The skirted silhouette flatters those of us with more ample hips and thighs. Made of easy fit stretch fabric, this swimdress moves with you, rather than sticking to you. Shirring below the seamed bodice adds bust definition, and the adjustable straps allow for a custom fit. This suit has a full shelf bra, and attached briefs with elastic waist. Toss a beautiful kimono over the top, and pack your beach bag baby. It’s going to be a great summer.
Price: $80.17 – $91.37Buy the Woman Within Plus Size Scalloped Swimdress here. Best Plus Size Bikini Swimsuits 16. Lalagen Women’s Sexy Strap High Waist Ruched Plus Size Bikini
Are you ready to rock it this summer by sporting a plus size bikini? If you consider yourself a vogue, plus size fearless beauty, this sassy bikini is for you. The top features underwire cups that are totally supportive, the adjustable straps are versatile, and can be worn either crossed, straight depending on your mood. The sexy bikini top back features a peek-a-boo cutout and an adjustable hook closure to give you the perfect fit. A high waist bottom provides tummy smoothing coverage. The retro styling of this suit also features ruching that adds a slimming element to your silhouette. Lalagen also makes a sexy halter top high waist bikini in lots of color choices. You can also find a super cute fringed bikini in sizes up to XXXL.
Price: $26 (65 percent off MSRP)Buy the Lalagen Women’s Sexy Strap High Waist Ruched Plus Size Bikini here. 17. Runbox Women’s Push up Plus Size Retro Print Bikini
This cute print plus size bikini shows a little more than many, but buyers love it. It’s build to show off your curviest assets with a push up bra top, and a fitted bottom that falls just below your belly button. The bottom back is modestly cut, to cover the right amount of rear. A cute faux tie adorns the front of the top that also offers fully adjustable straps. If you love the nautical style of navy and white, Runbox makes an adorable push up bikini adorned with tiny navy and white polka dot trim. If you love pure, simple color, with no fancy stuff, they’ve got that plus size bikini too.
Price: $19.99 – $21.99Buy the Runbox Women’s Push up Plus Size Retro Print Bikini here. 18. Anne Cole Women’s Plus Size Vines Underwire Twist Front Bikini
This cute and modest Anne Cole signature plus size black and white floral print bikini offers a great way to get your bikini mojo on without revealing too much. The twist front top features underwire bra styling for better fit and more support. With adjustable straps and a wide back band, this bikini top flatters big busted women who need a more highly constructed swimsuit top. The matching bikini bathing suit bottoms are sold separately. The bottoms, which fall just above the navel, are double lined with mesh, so you can fold down the top for a different look and if you like a lower cut. This sweet swimsuit even has a matching cover up that you can pull on once you’re done in the water or in case you’ve gotten too much sun.
Price: $64 + $60Buy the Anne Cole Women’s Plus Size Vines Underwire Twist Front Bikini here. 19. Swim Sexy Women’s Diva White Dot High Waist Plus Size Bikini
Who wouldn’t feel like a complete diva in this awesomely sexy polka dot plus size bikini? This cute suit is cut for a woman with a voluptuous body who wants to openly flaunt her stuff. Swim Sexy’s style embodies what swimwear is supposed to be about: having fun, looking amazing, and feeling great in your own skin. The modern print, trendy pattern and strategically placed cutouts, this is an alluring swimsuit for curvy women. The 11-inch high waist brief smooths and flattens the your tummy, while a double keyhole back closure and self-tie halter straps on the top provide a comfortable, secure fit. The wire-free, soft foam cup halter top has power mesh lining to provide moderate coverage, supreme comfort, and full bust support. Looking for something more revealing? The Beach Babe Bikini is another curvy girl style that shows more skin. For a look that’s more lacy and racy, check out the Charlatan Plus Size Bikini that features sheer insets on the top and bottom.
Price: $44.20 (35 percent off MSRP)Buy the Swim Sexy Women’s Diva White Dot High Waist Plus Size Bikini here. 20. Jessica Simpson Women’s Plus Size Dusty Road Denim-Inspired High Neck Bra Bikini
This extra cute, modestly cut plus size bikini from Jessica Simpson will get tons of admiring looks from men and women alike. It’s sweet styling includes a high neck halter with a beautiful knotted macrame braided back that is super unique. The top also includes removable soft cups, for more or less support as you choose. The uber-cute, fully lined ruffle bottom swim skirt must be purchased separately. It features side shirring that flatters the already cute styling. If you’d prefer not to have a print fabric around your bottom, you could also consider the Jessica Simpson solid color adjustable swim skirt, or a shirred high waist bottom instead.
Price: $82 + $74Buy the Jessica Simpson Women’s Plus Size Dusty Road Denim-Inspired High Neck Bra Bikini here. Heavy, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon. Our product recommendations are guided solely by our editors. We have no relationship with manufacturers.