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Find Sexy Plus Size Swimwear

Updated on April 22, 2019
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Wendy is a journalist who has been writing online since 2007 on topics such as plus size fashion, learning languages and traveling.

Vintage High Waisted Bathing Suit

One-piece swimsuit features in plunging deep V neckline, Adjustable halter straps extend to the back of the neck. Backless. Good quality strong material offers support  and acts as a girdle
One-piece swimsuit features in plunging deep V neckline, Adjustable halter straps extend to the back of the neck. Backless. Good quality strong material offers support and acts as a girdle | Source

Why This is My Favourite Swimsuit

On the photo above I am wearing one of my favourites bathing suits. I love its vibrant red color but my favourite feature is its ruching on the front panel as it makes it extremely flattering camouflaging my problem area, the tummy. I also like that it covers and holds my breasts perfecty without any uncomfortable wiring.

You can find it on Amazon (link below) in different colors and sizes ranging from S= US(2-4),M= US(6-8),L= US(10-12),XL= US(14-16),XXL= US(18-20).

Tips When Buying Plus Size Swimwear

If chosen correctly, the right swimwear can make anyone look spectacular. There is a wide choice of sexy plus size swimwear which includes slimming swimwear that accentuates, flatter and helps slim the figure for women who are concerned about unpleasant areas.

Tips when buying plus size swimwear

Some tips that help to optically minimize your waistline are:

- Colour striping. Choose swimwear that has colour strips that define the waist.

- Princess seaming, because it defines your shape.

- Wear lighter colours on your upper body and darker colours on the bottom to accentuate your waistline.

- Chose accents that draw the eye up, for example, a nice little bow, a pattern or a deep neckline to draw attention away from ample hips or an undefined waist.

- Look for side shirring and waist inserts to slim down your silhouette.

- If you have an ample bust, go for wide shoulder straps to eliminate digging into your skin. Also, look for cup sizes with built-in elastic to accommodate your breast and support it comfortably.

- If you have an ample back then look for high cut armholes to eliminate bulges popping out on the sides.

- To dissimulate wide hips and stretch marks on your thighs you can go for a swim dress.

- Remember that it is all about accentuating the positive and concealing the negative.

How To Look Awesomely Stunning In Your Plus Size Swimwear

  1. Keep it simple and stylish. The one piece bathing suit is a must have basic for any wardrobe. Carefully chosen swimwear can minimize, maximize, support, elongate and add curves. The secret is to know your body and to know what you want to show off and what you want to conceal. Once you understand your shape it is easier to choose what models and cuts work best to flatter your figure.
  2. Choose good quality materials. When you are buying your plus size swimwear, make sure that you go for good quality materials. The material used can make all the difference between good support that slims your silhouette and a frumpy look. Let’s face it unless you wear a size 8 you won’t look good in crochet or a string bikini. A plus size woman needs good support and cannot get away with string models or very thin materials.

There are plenty of sexy swimwear styles to choose from if you are prepared to spend some time studying your shape and selecting the right material and cut for you.

Sexy Plus Size Swimwear on Ebay

eBay can also be an excellent source for finding sexy plus size swimwear. You only need to type in Plus Size Swimwear to come out with a very large selection of swimming suits in plus sizes. You can find new, second hand, designer swimwear and even the most unusual styles, colours and prints you can imagine.

Buying in eBay is very easy. You can select products by size and colour. You can also search by brands in case you are looking for a special brand of plus size swimwear. And if you don’t like waiting for your bid to go through you can always select the buy it Now option so you know straight away how much you will be paying for your swimwear and whether you are going to have it or not.

Fit Expert Suzanne Walker describes the features of the Mirror One Piece Plus Size Swimsuit from

Tankini For Sizes 12 And Up

Tankinis are a good choice for shy girls plus they have the benefit of really holding your body in place. When selecting a tankini go for well-structured, solid-support styles that don't hide your body. You want support NOT hiding. Control panels and built-in bras are also a must for good fitting plus size swimwear.

2pc Plus Size Swimwear from Swimsuits just for

2pc Plus Size Swimwear.  You'll love this new flattering design from Christina plus size swimwear. The busy pattern of this tankini distracts the eye from focusing on any one spot. The top offers a bust-enhancing V-neck cut and soft cup bra with a wi
2pc Plus Size Swimwear. You'll love this new flattering design from Christina plus size swimwear. The busy pattern of this tankini distracts the eye from focusing on any one spot. The top offers a bust-enhancing V-neck cut and soft cup bra with a wi

Swimwear Care Instructions

After each use, rinse your swimsuit in cool or lukewarm water to remove residue from salt water or chlorine. I do prefer to hand wash all my swimwear even if it is washing machine safe. To dry, hand wring gently and hang outside in shade, or lay flat on a towel. Never put your swimwear in the dryer, it will ruin the elastic in the fabric and you will get zero support from it. Also avoid drying your swimwear directly under strong sun or any source of heat.

46% of 141 people who read this article are a size 2X and over.

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    • profile image

      Plus Style 

      5 years ago

      AlwaysForMe has some great flattering swimsuits for bigger sizes. Everything from plus size bikinis to takinis and swim dresses. Cute patterns and colors and coverups too.

    • poetryman6969 profile image


      6 years ago

      Love the smiling models. You look good so why not smile about it!

    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Great tips for all plus size woman so they can be comfortable and look beautiful.My wife has always had a tough time finding the right fit.You have made it easier to shop.Thanx again.

    • Plussizeswimsuits profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      These are great tips for finding the perfect plus size swimsuit. Thanks!

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

      marlyn: Plus size swimwear doesn't need to be boring there are some lovely designs and colours to choose from.

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      10 years ago

      very nice swimwear, all posts are very nice really i like it in swimwear collection

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

      prasetio30: thanks for your visit

      The rope: You must try again, it is all about finding the right cut to suit your figure.

    • The Rope profile image

      The Rope 

      10 years ago from SE US

      Honey, I haven't looked good in a swimsuit in ...well never :) But! after reading your hub, I'll give it another try, you have some great tips and a couple of sites I hadn't seen before. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      10 years ago from malang-indonesia

      really sexy. thanks for share those beautiful picture.

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      10 years ago

      I just got in from the beach here in SC and I had on my new Miraclesuti Pandora Tankini top (in red) and hi-waist bottom in black! I love it!

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

      jayb23 : thanks.

      Peter: you make me blush ^_^

      sheristeele: thanks for sharing.

    • jayb23 profile image


      10 years ago from India

      i really liked those swim suits. the choice of your photos are really nice.

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      10 years ago

      wow, you look stunning in red princesss

    • sheristeele profile image


      10 years ago from Siler City, NC

      very cute. I love swimsuits from Newport news.. they are so flattering.

    • KyonSOS23 profile image


      10 years ago from Nabon

      Your hub cool but I like two piece more that.

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

      Robert: Everyone should have the right to look their best it is just a matter of being patient to find something that suits and flatters.

      Mike: Plus size can also be a very relative term.

      anglnflt4ua: you are welcome :)

    • anglnflt4ua profile image


      10 years ago from Bay Area, CA

      Always good to see positive info on curvy girl topics. Thanks for the hub!

    • MikeNV profile image


      10 years ago from Henderson, NV

      I love politically correct marketing terms. Plus size is one of the best ever! When I saw the Lane Byrant pictures I was thinking to myself... that's not plus size.

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      10 years ago

      Hey Princessa, I love the Halter Style Tankini swimsuit myself because the straps do not slide off my shoulders as other swimsuits will. I like to wear Hi-cut bottoms and it is a wonderful swimsuite for me as I do enjoy the beach. Yes I do get some looks, but that’s ok. I love the various patterns and colors I can get with these combos.

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      11 years ago

      I totally should always look your best. It's never easy to look for that perfect suit that will complement your body, but its also priceless if you make heads turn with what you have on. My daughter always say that specially now that she's going Back-to-School and on the swim team. Keep it up guys and gals.

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      R. Blue: I am sure you'll find one :)

      Cailin: thanks for stopping to read.

      Blondepoet: thanks, you made me blush @_@

    • blondepoet profile image


      11 years ago from australia

      Wowee how fantastic you look in that hot red number. :)

    • Cailin Gallagher profile image

      Cailin Gallagher 

      11 years ago from New England

      Great ideas Princessa! Thanks for the advice for us curvy girls!

    • R. Blue profile image

      R. Blue 

      11 years ago from Right here

      I 'm trying to find a bikini I can get into.

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      Hi dayzeebee, thanks for stopping to comment :)

      JPSO138: thanks for the compliment!

    • JPSO138 profile image


      11 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Up for this one. I am sure that many will be enticed to wear swimsuits later on. You certainly look great out there.

    • dayzeebee profile image


      11 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Wow, now that I've seen the collection... it's time I remind myself to dare show more skin when taking a swim. LOL. Thumbs up!

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      xfuzemalaysia and textile: thanks for stopping to comment :)

      badcompany99: I should have known you would go for a curvy cabin girl. Who else would rock your boat?

      egos: Yes, it is difficult to find good fitting and good quality swimwear, that is why it is so frustrating to do so. Fortunately a few tips can save you money and dissapointement. A good fitted swimsuit is a blessing that can make a lot of difference to your summer holiday.

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      11 years ago

      its good ...... topic

    • egos profile image


      11 years ago

      it is too hard to find good appropriate swim wear However as we can see it is possible :)

    • xfuzemalaysia profile image


      11 years ago from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

      Great swim wear for the great size...

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      RooBee: that's right, I wish I had before and after photos so everybody could see the great difference that a well cut swimsuit does to a woman's shape.

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      Arby Bourne 

      11 years ago from USA

      Great suits. It is amazing how the right (or wrong) suit can really change how we look. There are so many beautiful bodies out there and they come in varying shapes and sizes.

      Women should definitely accentuate the assets they like best about their bods, because when a gal feels attractive the confidence emanates from her.

      Nice hub. :)

    • Princessa profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      11 years ago from France

      Vladimir: thanks for the visit.

      Blondepoet: great to see you here and thanks for your support :) As I have said many times all women are beautiful on their own right regardless of their shape or weigth. The most important thing to look pretty and fashionable is to be confident with who you are.

      SweetiePie: That's a magic swimsuit ;-)

    • SweetiePie profile image


      11 years ago from Southern California, USA

      These are great tips for purchasing a flattering bathing suit. Wow you look really good in that first picture Princessa. The red suit is very nice.

    • blondepoet profile image


      11 years ago from australia

      This is great what you have done, curvy woman are beautiful and it is so kool to see them here woo hoo. I am too skinny, and I know men love curves. This also sends a great message, out there, we get sick of having skinny thrown in our faces, I think these women are beautiful.

    • Vladimir Uhri profile image

      Vladimir Uhri 

      11 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Cannot vote. Very slim. Ha.


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