How to Choose Flattering Plus Size Swimwear

Shopping for flattering plus size swimwear can be a challenge. Knowing what styles work for your body will make swimsuit shopping easier and more enjoyable.

Begin your search by establishing your general body shape, what you like to show off and the areas you prefer to conceal. From here you'll be able to easily edit the options available to you and narrow it down to the most flattering swimsuits for you. 

Black Honey Comb Underwire Ruched Tankini Top


Shop for your Shape

Working out your general body shape and identifying your assets can make swimsuit shopping so much easier. Are you top heavy with narrow hips, pear shaped or balanced like an hourglass? Do you want to show off your shoulders or cover everything up? Are you rounder in the middle and want to create some shape? 

Whatever your shape is, there is a swimsuit style to fit and flatter your body. Finding the right style for you will improve your confidence so you can enjoy getting out and about in your new swimwear.

Larger busts will love the support and lift that an underwire style offers, while small busts will benefit from frills and details that add volume to their top half. A lower leg line will add curves to straight hips, while a cheeky cut flatters a fuller booty. You can cover round tummy with cleverly designed ruffles or create the illusion of a waist with panelled styles and ruching. 

Royal Blue Lace Up One Piece

Choose Your Preferred Styles

Once you've figured out what you want to highlight and what you'd prefer to conceal, you can then choose the style of swimsuit you need. Are you a classic one piece lover or do you want to rock a flattering bikini this summer? You can find a range of options across our plus size swimwear collection to suit you perfectly.

Our extensive one piece collection includes underwire, strapless, sleeved, ruffled and athletic swimsuits in beautiful colours and stunning prints. Extend your one piece options to our swim dress collection if you want additional coverage for your lower body.

Tankini tops are another fabulous option if your top and bottom halves are a different size or if you have a long torso. Tankinis can be great for balancing the body and providing coverage for the areas you wish to conceal. You can mix and match with your ideal swim pant to find a set that fits and flatters your unique shape and size. 

If you've been hesitant about wearing a bikini, we're here to help you get into a two piece that will make you feel amazing. With a variety of tops to mix and match with different pants, you'll be on your way to rocking a bikini with confidence. 

Leopard Sustainable Swim Collection

Flattering bust support

The first thing you need to consider when looking for swimsuits with flattering bust support is the cup size. The swimsuit must fit well and adequately support your cup size in order to look good. We offer our underwire styles in cups ranging from D to G.

An underwire will lift the bust away from the waist, creating a flattering shape for the mid section, perfect for Heart and Apple shaped bodies. Underwire support is available in a selection of one piece bathers, tankini tops, bikinis and swim dresses. 

A shelf bra is another great support option offering a comfortable lift and ample room for larger busts. If you are larger than a G cup you will find our shelf bra styles roomy enough to accommodate your curves. Our 3 Tier styles are an excellent option for all cup sizes. The shelf bra provides a multi fit solution and the ruffles give coverage for larger busts and add volume for smaller busts. 

Honey Comb One Piece in Turquoise, Navy and Plum

Tummy control

Flattering tummy control swimwear is all about creating and accentuating a waistline. Our tummy control collection features ruched, panelled and supportive styles that hold the mid section in with lined and gathered fabric. Often using a firmer lining called Power Mesh, our tummy control styles provide support for the mid section in a similar way to shapewear, but way more comfortable. 

Our tummy control styles suit all body shapes. They work for Apple, Heart and Rectangle shapes by creating a waistline and holding in a fuller belly. The twist front bandeau style works particularly well to create a waist and show off gorgeous curves. Panelled style and those with contrasting waistbands use an optical illusion to create a slimming effect. 

Hourglass and Pear shapes will also benefit from tummy control swimwear by accentuating their already small waist to further show off their beautiful curves. High waisted pants worn with either bikini or tankini tops are ideal for these body shapes. 

Black Twist Front Bandeau One Piece

Stylish Coverage

While showing off your curves can be super flattering, sometimes we just don't have the confidence and would prefer to cover up. Fortunately we are coming up with flattering and fashionable ways in which to camouflage and conceal the areas we aren't always loving. While it's easy to throw on a beach cover up, sometimes we want to remain covered in the water. 

Our 3 Tier one pieces and tankini tops softly skim over the bust, belly and hips with beautiful ruffles. These styles provide coverage as well as creating shape for the body and are among our most flattering and best selling styles. Swim dresses are also fabulous for providing coverage and shape for the tummy, hips, thighs and booty. With a built in one piece to smooth and shape the curves, you'll love the support and coverage a feminine swim dress offers.

For customised coverage, you can simply add swim separates to your swimsuit. Swim shorts and boardies can be thrown on over your bathers to cover your lower half, while short or long sleeved rash vests will give you upper body concealment and sun protection. 

Leopard 3 Tier Tankini Top and Black High Waisted Pant


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