Why Choose a Plus Size Swimwear Dress over a One Piece?

The swim dress has always been a favourite with mature women. The extra coverage it provides over the hips, thighs and booty, allows the wearer to feel more confident moving around the beach or pool. With updated styles in fresh new prints and colours, the popularity of this feminine swimwear option is now growing with younger swimmers. Everyone is loving the swim dress as a stylish alternative to a regular one piece.

At Curvy Swimwear we have made swimwear dress online shopping a breeze, with our extensive range of style options. We are the ultimate destination to buy your plus size swim dress in Australia. Choose from a variety of styles in different prints and colours. The options are endless and you're sure to find a swim dress to suit you.

So why choose a plus size swim dress over a one piece? Here is a list of our gorgeous plus size swimwear dress styles, highlighting their features and benefits.

Plus Size Swimwear Dress

Know what you're after? Simply click on the style you are interested in. Alternatively, take a scroll through to learn more about our swim dress collection. 

Underwire Swim Dress

One of our most popular swim dress styles, especially among younger shoppers, is our underwire swim dress. Cut to fit a DD/E cup, this style offers extra support for the bust. Double adjustable straps allow you to create the perfect fit and support for you while looking extra cute.

This flirty style shapes the top half to show off your natural cleavage with the short A line skirt falling from under the bust and skimming the hips. This is an ideal option for your first foray into swim dresses, as it is similar to a one piece, with just a little extra coverage with the shorter skirt.

This style is available in plain black or red or choose one from our beautiful print collections. The printed swim dress is black all over except for the bust panel. This is where we have injected colour and pattern to draw the eye up and focus it on the top of the swimsuit. Your decollatage will be highlighted and shown off beautifully in this ultra feminine style.

Check out our plus size women’s swimwear clearance range for a selection of underwire swim dresses at reduced prices. If you’re looking for a swim dress in size 16 or larger, there are many options on sale. 

Wide Strap Swim Dress

The Wide Strap swim dress is a classic style swimsuit with features designed specifically for the curvy body. A built-in shelf bra fits a wide range of bust sizes with comfortable support, with the wide, adjustable straps offering the option of a customised fit.

The dress skims the curves of the body for a flattering fit, with the skirt finishing below the hips for extra coverage over the booty and upper thighs. Vertical panelling creates a slimming effect, with the featured pattern drawing the eye to the centre of the body with the block colour shaping the sides and back. These details give an optical illusion, creating an hourglass shape and slimmer silhouette.

You can also opt for plain black in this style if you prefer a simple and chic look at the beach, with this option extending to size 28. The coverage offered by this swim dress will have you feeling confident and care free. You'll want to wear it everywhere!

This swim dress is made with the curvy figure in mind which is why we offer it in extended sizes. So if you’re looking for plus size swimwear in size 24 and beyond, be sure to look at our Wide Strap swim dress as an option.

Tahiti Wide Strap Swim Dress 

Chlorine Resistant

Our swim dresses are so popular with active women who love spending time in the pool, that we’ve made some of our best-sellers in chlorine resistant fabrics. If you need long lasting, waterproof dressing for swimming, we have you covered.

Both our Underwire and Wide Strap swim dresses are available in chlorine resistant fabrics so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your swimsuit will last three times longer than normal fabrics. Available in block colours and a range of prints, you’re sure to find your perfect pool friendly swim dress.

Shop our favourite chlorine resistant prints including Ink and Water and Navy and White Dots. Or choose our sizzling hot plain red underwire swim dress with sexy black piping around the bust and straps.

Navy and White Chlorine Resistant Swim Dress


Not so much for swimming in, but a fabulous dress option for throwing over your swimsuit, the kaftan is having a major fashion moment. Go from beach to bar, or just wear them around the house, this versatile dress will be your best friend for travel or everyday wear. Dress them up or down and feel fabulous in your new kaftan.

This plus size swim cover up dress is the new must-have for your summer wardrobe. And the options are endless. Our favourite for long hot summer days is the classic 100% cotton short kaftan. Featuring a self stripe with side splits and pom pom fringing, this lightweight kaftan is available in black or white.

The latest addition to our range is the Full Moon kaftan. Featuring a beautiful batik print in either black or navy, this dress is a dream to wear on and off the beach. Simply change your shoe choice and add some statement accessories to effortlessly take you from day to night. The Full Moon is a must have to pack for your next vacation.

Plus size long kaftans, plus size short kaftans, prints and plains in a variety of fabrics, we have a beautiful collection of beach dresses just for you. If you can't choose just one, our affordable prices will make it easy for you to grab a few for your next holiday or for every day wear.


Now that we've shared our love for the swim dress, we think you might fall for one too. If you need help deciding on your perfect style, chat with us online today. Alternatively you can call our toll free number 1800 287 897 to speak to one of our fit specialists. We'd love to help you choose your next swimsuit.


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