Benefits of a Swim Dress

Want to know more about the fabulous swimwear style that is the swim dress? Here at Curvy Swimwear we offer a great range of swim dresses to suit all fashion tastes. Whether you love the cute retro styling of a skirted swimsuit or if hip and booty coverage is what you're after, then the swim dress is a style worth considering. 

 Women pose on the beach wearing different styles of swim dresses

A swim dress is a popular choice for coverage and retro inspired style

What is a Swim Dress?

swim dress is an extremely popular style of swimsuit that caters to many women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Once a popular choice with mature women, swim dress design has evolved, now offering cute, retro inspired options for women of all ages.

A swim dress offers stylish coverage for the tummy, hips, and thighs. Unlike a one piece or swim pant that shows the shape of the bottom, a swim dress skims over the body from under the bust and down to mid thigh, providing coverage and feminine styling.

Most swim dresses feature a built in one piece with a dress overlay. The one piece supports and shapes the body while the dress provides stylish coverage and modesty. You can also find swim dress styles with separate swim pants. These styles are similar to a long line tankini, offering the convenience of a two piece with the modesty of a swimdress.

Brunette woman poses on the beach wearing Navy and White Dots wide strap swim dress

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Plus Size Swim Dresses

Swim dresses are available in extended sizes to fit up to a size 30. You’ll also find a style to fit and support large bust sizes.

Click below to discover the swim dress style that is right for you. 

Chlorine Resistant Swim Dresses

We offer chlorine resistant options in both our underwire and wide strap swim dress styles. Chlorine resistant fabric lasts three times longer than standard lycra. These chlorine friendly styles are perfect for women who want the coverage of a swim dress with the longevity of pool safe fabric. Swim all day in the sunshine in our chlorine resistant swim dresses

Blonde woman poses by the pool wearing Corsica Turquoise black and floral panelled swim dress

Corsica Turquoise Chlorine Resistant Wide Strap Swim Dress

Wide Strap Swim Dresses

Our wide strap swim dress is a best selling style that falls to upper thigh length. This is a fabulous style for women wanting coverage across the bust, upper thighs and bottom. This figure flattering style features a printed panel through the centre creating the illusion of a slimmer silhouette. Bust support is provided by a shelf bra and adjustable straps.  

Brunette model poses on the beach wearing Molokai wide strap swim dress swimsuit

Molokai Wide Strap Swim Dress

Underwire Swim Dresses

Our underwire swim dress is a cute, flirty style with simple fine strap detail and an empire line shape. Feel supported by the built-in underwire and adjustable double straps. The shape shows of the smallest part of your waist and the length falls just below the hips. This feminine A line dress is perfect for women who love to frame their bust in a flattering way. 

Brunette model poses on the beach wearing Positano Black underwire swim dress swimsuit

Positano Black Underwire Swim Dress


If you are rocking big hips and thighs, find out other ways you can dress for the beach this season with our expert advice on shape and fit.


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