17 Plus-Size Swimsuits That'll Make You Want to Jump In the Waves

Swim season can breed insecurities for anyone, and the fact that plus-size swimwear has always been so limited by frumpy-filled, body-hiding pieces hasn't helped us fuller-figured women feel any better about stripping down and hitting the seaside. The selection of bathing suits made in sizes 14 and up have either been so concealing that tanning is an impossible feat (resulting in hideous, uneven color lines in all the wrong places), or so boring, and quite frankly unattractive, that you wouldn't want to be seen in them anyway.

Last year, things got a bit better. Gabifresh launched an unapologetically lovely collection with Swimsuits for All, for one. And Monif C. did some wonders with cut-outs and slits. But 2014 is promising to be even more exciting. Whether you love the high-waisted pinup look, the classic one-piece or the daring low-rise bikini, brands are catering to diverse styles in a wider range of sizes than we've ever had. So hopefully this means we'll be shedding some layers and hitting the pool feeling more confident than ever before, too. Image:

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Cherry Bomb Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

Cherry Bombshell Ruffle Underwire Top and High Waist Bottom, $160, blackcatbikinis.com

Trippin' Out Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

Rumiko High Waist Bottom, $48, blackcatbikinis.com

Rumiko Sliding Halter Top, $50, blackcatbikinis.com

Flamingo Song Plus-Size Swimsuit

Flamingo to the Shore One Piece, $139, modcloth.com

Stripey Banana Plus-Size Swimsuit

And Then Sun One Piece in Island, $118, modcloth.com

Tribal Queen Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

Gabifresh Nala Underwire Midkini, $59, swimsuitsforall.com

Flower Garden Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

Swim Sexy Jardin Plus-Size Bikini, $59, swimsuitsforall.com

Brazilian Summer Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

Sao Paulo Plus-Size Bikini Fringe Top with Underwire in Blue Geo, $98, monifc.com

Sao Paulo High Waisted Plus-Size Bikini Brief in Blue Geo, $80, monifc.com

Neon Leopard Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

Sao Paulo Plus-Size Bikini Fringe Top with Underwire in Rude Gal, $98, monifc.com

Sao Paulo High Waisted Plus-Size Bikini Brief in Rude Gal, $80, monifc.com

Mad Hatter Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

ASOS Curve High Waisted Bikini Pant in Wide Stripe, $30, asos.com

ASOS Curve Longline Bikini Top in Wide Stripe, $30, asos.com

Black and White and Red All Over Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

Unique Vintage Gingham and Red Loren Bikini Top, $38, unique-vintage.com

Unique Vintage Gingham and Red Loren Bikini Bottom, $38, unique-vintage.com

Retro Princess Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

Black Gingham Maraschino Two Piece Swimsuit, $116, unique-vintage.com

Rock Chic Plus-Size Swimsuit

Skull and Floral Print Natural Support One Piece Swimsuit, $89, torrid.com

Bahama Mama Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

Blue Wahoo Bikini Set, $60, simplybe.com

Blue Cherry Plus-Size Two-Piece Swimsuit

Simply Yours Bikini Set, $50, simplybe.com

Breeze of Ibiza Plus-Size Swimsuit

Ibiza One Piece, $78, citychiconline.com

Heart of Tahiti Plus-Size Swimsuit

Tahiti One Piece, $78, citychiconline.com

Gorgeously Glam Plus-Size Swimsuit

Sand and Glam Illusion Swimsuit, $138, kiyonna.com