25 Cute Plus Size Bikinis For Babes Who Are Ready To Hit The Beach

Spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather comes the ever increasing desire to hit the pool or the beach. Basically, it's time to start contemplating your new swimwear. Well, these 25 plus size bikinis are perfect for plus size ladies who are ready to hit the beach or sip a cocktail by the pool. From retro ruching to gorgeous tropical patterns, the market for plus size bikinis has exploded, and your options are practically unlimited.

Although we're nowhere near perfect, important strides have been made in the world of plus size fashion in recent years. Whether it's been plus size bridal gowns or the availability of plus size street wear the options today go far and beyond what I remember when I was growing up. With plus size models and fashion mavens like Tess Holliday, Ashley Graham, and Gabi Fresh, curvy women are able to find more and more spaces in an industry that was previously meant only for straight sized women.

While the plus size fashion industry definitely has a bit of a way to go in terms of being totally size-inclusive the options for women over size 22 are still nearly nonexistent it doesn't take away from the fact that items like plus size bikinis are even on the market. A decade ago, the idea of a model like Ashley Graham slaying the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit was all but unthought of. Now, however, the bikinis that were considered off limits for curvier women are not only available but cute as hell. These 25 plus size bikinis are only the top of the extended size swimwear iceberg.

1. Vibrant Color

Plus Size Bikini Bottom, $15.90, Forever21

Plus Size Textured Bikini Top, $17.90, Forever21

How gorgeous is this vibrant yellow bikini with black piping and caging? 

2. Ruffles For Days

Meadow Floral Print Underwired Bikini Top, $34, ASOS Curve

Meadow Floral Print Frill Side High Wasit Bikini Bottom, $31, ASOS Curve

Those ruffles add the perfect amount of girlyness. 

3. Mesh Madness

Plus Size Bikini Bottoms, $17.90, Forever21

Plus Size Layered Bikini Top, $19.90, Forever21

Want something a bit sexy? This layered, mesh bikini is for you.

4. Geometric Stripes

Plus Size Bikini Bottoms, $17.90, Forever21

Plus Size Bandeau Bikini Top, $17.90, Forever21

The lace up bottom plus the bandeau top is perfection, but add in that gorgeous pattern, and it's plus size bikini heaven.

5. Crochet Halter

Swim Sexy The Charlatan Bikini, $57.40, swimsuitsforall

This gorgeous crochet pattern over the halter is so fun.

6. Laced Up Look

Plus Size Bikini Bottoms, $15.90, Forever21

Plus Size Halter Bikini Top, $17.90, Forever21

This may look demure, but those lace up are totally sexy. 

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7. Modified String

Swim Sexy The Globetrotter Bikini, $50.40, swimsuitsforall

If you want something more bare, this is the way to go. 

8. Racer Back Perfection

Sunbeam Me Up! Swimsuit Top, $82.99, ModCloth

Sunbeam Me Up! Swimsuit Bottom, $67.00, ModCloth

The racer back on this mesh meets pattern top is perfect.

9. Gorgeous White

Swim Sexy The Beach Babe White Bikini, $47.60,swimsuitsforall

Such a classic.

10. 90s-esque Florals

Floral Print Lattice Front Bikini Top, $58.50, Torrid

Floral Print Lattice Mesh High Waist Swim Bottom, $44.50, Torrid

Does this floral print harken back to those 90s floral frocks? I think so.

11. Sailor Inspired

Robyn Lawley Navy/White Tie Front D/DD Underwire Bikini, $174.90, swimsuitsforall

Sailor inspired and incredibly fun. What's not to love?

12. Flowy Details

Crochet Swim Brief, $54.50, Lane Bryant

Crochet Halter Bikini Top With Built-In Bandeau Bra, $68.50, Lane Bryant

This flowing top is so adorable.

13. Fruity Fun

Fruity Suity Two Piece Swimsuit in Black, $62.99, ModCloth

Those retro cherry are perfect for a bygone decade loving lady.

14. Solid + Pattern

Swim Sexy The Virtuoso Underwire Bikini, $57.40, swimsuitsforall

Loving this combination of straps, pattern, and solid.

15. Funky Prints

Bright Geo-Tribal Print Longline Bandeau Bikini Top, $38, ASOS Curve

Bright Geo-Tribal Print Lattice High Wasit Bikini Bottom, $31, ASOS Curve

If strapless is your thing, this gorgeous funky print is ideal.

16. Bold Print Cheetah

GabiFresh The Tsarina D/DD Underwire Bikini, $68.60, swimsuitsforall

Animal print in bold? Yes, please.

17. Subtle Geometrics

Your Fest Effort Swimsuit Top, $63.99, ModCloth

Your Fest Effort Swimsuit Bottom, $53.99, ModCloth

Gorgeous retro meets geometric gold.

18. Skirty Flirty

Striped Bow Back Bikini Top, $68.50, Torrid

Striped Skater Skirt Swim Bottom, $44.50, Torrid

Thinking you want a flirty skirt? Here's your perfect plus size bikini.

19. Strappy Bikini

Strappy Bikini Bottom with Hardware, $38.15, Lane Bryant

Strappy Bandeau Bikini Top With Hardware, $45.15, Lane Bryant

Strappy and sexy. So perfect.

20. Brilliant Solids

Lattice Front Bikini Top, $58.50, Torrid

Lattice Mesh High Wasit Swim Bottom, $44.50, Torrid

Think soilds are boring? Think again.

21. Tropical Prints

Bikini Top With Built-In Plunge Bra, $60.50, Lane Bryant

Coral Gardens Side-Tie Swim Brief, $54.50, Lane Bryant

Tropicals are basically a must for summer, right?

22. Animal Print Amazement

Leopard Print Twist Bikini Top, $68.50, Torrid

Leopard Print High Waist Ruched Swim Bottom, $44.50, Torrid

Wanted animal print for your day in the sun? I've got you covered.

23. Chevron Beauty

Junarose Zig Zag Bikini Top, $31, ASOS Curve

Junarose Zig Zag Bikini High Wasit Bikini Bottom, $29, ASOS Curve

How cool is this chevron printed bikini?

24. Stripes + Florals

Floral Stripe Bikini Top, $68.50, Torrid

Floral Stripe High Waist Swim Bottom, $38.50, Torrid

Bold floral + a simple strip = match made in heaven.

25. Retro Floral

Pretty Floral Print Contrast 50s Bikini Top, $30, ASOS Curve

Pretty Floral Print Contrast High Wasit Bikini Bottom, $31, ASOS Curve

Vibrant color, vintage print, bikini perfection.

Images: Courtesy Brands

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