The summer holidays are here, and next up? July 4. Whether you've got a family barbecue to head out to or a poolside party with friends, looking patriotic and stylish while you sip on sangria is always a good idea. These 15 plus size swimsuits for the Fourth of July will be the perfect option for your fashion needs if you've got an ocean, lake, or poolside celebration to head to over the long weekend. From one-pieces to string bikinis, there's a suit for all bodies.
The market for plus size swimsuits has increased dramatically in the past few years. With body positive activists, plus size fashion bloggers, and models working in collaboration with brands, retailers and labels have worked to increase their size ranges meaning that plus size ladies can snag looks that were unavailable to them only a few years earlier.
A great example of fashion expansion is model Ashley Graham's designs for swimsuitsforall. The online retailer of swimwear features gorgeous suits for all body types. Graham's latest designs, though, are special for their inclusion of low-rise and string bikinis. While swimsuits have come quite a long way, the inclusion of low-rise bottoms and string designs is unique, and good news for plus size, ladies, they're available just in time for July 4.
While these 15 plus size swimsuits for July 4 aren't exactly an exhaustive list, they're a great starting place with some seriously killer retailers.
1. Polka Dot Perfection
All you're missing is the blue.
2. Sexy String
Ashley Graham x swimsuitsforall Double-Cross Siren Bikini, $109, Swimsuits For All
A subtle homage to the Fourth but a killer sexy look.
3. Mix and Match
Bikini Top With Built In Bandeau Bra, $64, Lane Bryant
Crochet Trim Swim Brief, $32, Lane Bryant
Mixing and matching colors can get you a perfect patriotic look.
Fables by Barrie Try A New Spangled One Piece, $81, ModCloth
It doesn't get more Fourth of July than this.
5. Retro Red
Twist Front Bikini Top, $48, Torrid
High Waist Swim Bottom, $23, Torrid
While the skirt may no longer be on Torrid, that twisted bikini top is retro gold and American flag red.
6. Sailor Inspiration
Merry Mariner One-Piece Swimsuit, $74, ModCloth
This sailor-inspired suit is adorable, retro, and red, white, and blue.
7. Bikini Vibes
Swim Sexy The Dame Polka Dot Underwire Bikini, $50, Swimsuits For All
Itsy bitsy teeny weeny blue polka dot bikini.
8. Gingham Gorgeous
Beach to Beach Classic Swimsuit, $52, Simply Be
If you're down south, this gingham number will be perfection.
9. Pattern Fun
Marimekko For Target Women's Plus Size One-Piece Swimsuit Lokki Print, $24, Target
Some red sunnies, and you're all set.
10. Neon Brightness
Plus Size Bralette Bikini Top, $18, Forever 21
Plus Size Caged Bikini Bottoms, $18, Forever 21
Want some added brightness? This coral and neon blue mix and match suit is perfect.
11. Stars and Stripes
Women's Plus Size Salute Suit Bottom Star Print Ava & Viv, $25, Target
Women's Plus Size Bikini Swim Tops Red Stripe Ava & Viv, $25, Target
A little ruffle, a bit of some star, and you're pool ready.
12. Tie Die Fun
Bleu Tie Die Molded Cup Bikini Top, $115, Addition Elle
Blue Tie Die Skirtini with Slit, $99, Addition Elle
Some gorgeous tie die is always fun.
13. Festive Flag
Women's Plus Size Hipster with Banding Ava & Viv, $23, Target
Women's Plus Size Flounce Star Print Top Ava & Viv, $25, Target
Definitely a fun and festive suit for your festivities.
14. Bejeweled Details
Bleu Multi Strap Bikini Top, $111, Addition Elle
Bleu Solid Swim Panty, $67, Addition Elle
That bejeweled detail on the top adds a little sparkle to your Fourth of July fun.
15. Striped Fun
Bettie Page Current Mood One-Piece Swimsuit, $67, ModCloth
A little nautical flair would be perfect for a seaside celebration.
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