In my experience, there are really only highs and lows when it comes to swimsuit shopping. And when it comes to
plus size swimsuit shopping? Well, it's easy to think there are a lot more lows than highs. There's the societal pressure to somehow magically transform yourself into the mystical "beach body" between the months of April and June. There's the lack of options in plus sizes that don't have ruffles or aren't tankinis. And then, if you're like me, there's also that little voice in your head — the same one that was there when you were a teenager — that says you will never look good enough in a bathing suit or a bikini, no matter how cute the suit. That you should just cover up, sit down, and totally give up on finding a cute bikini altogether. But here's the thing: Feeling confident in a swimsuit requires first being confident enough to try on swimsuits. And you deserve to feel confident in a swimsuit. Maybe you'll take the time to try some on and finally find just one this summer that you love — that's OK. Maybe you'll find a dozen.
In any case, though, societal pressure or that annoying voice in your head shouldn't stop you from living your best life at the pool, on vacation, or at the beach. And while finding bathing suit can seem overwhelming, online shopping can make the experience just a little bit more manageable. Order a handful of suits, try them on in the comfort of your own home while you blast your favorite music, and remind yourself of this: Life is too short to miss out on opportunities and memories just because you don't have a swimsuit that you feel great on. Need a place to start? Here are 35 of the best, new plus size swimsuits you can shop right now.
Summersalt Atlas One Piece
Cult favorite swimbrand Summersalt is known for having super supportive swimsuits — and now they go up to size 22. Plus size style influencer
Katie Sturino designed the Atlas one piece in collaboration with the brand, and it is cute. Eloquii One Piece With Cut Outs
This one piece is a little bit retro, and a little bit trendy. It has super subtle cutouts and a zipper down the front that looks pretty darn stylish zipped up or down to form a V-neck. Personally, Eloquii swimsuits are some of my absolute favorite because of their structure and support.
Eloquii Cross Strap One Piece
If you love a halter or a strappy detail, but hate a plus size swimsuit with way too much coverage (you know the type), this pale pink Eloquii suit is for you.
Boohoo One Shoulder High Leg Bikini
Who says bikinis have to be high-waisted? How about high leg bikinis? If you're looking for a little black bathing suit to add to your collection, this is a good one.
Boohoo Off-The-Shoulder Bikini
Ready to hop on the off-the-shoulder trend? This red bikini from Boohoo is perfect (and only $20).
ASOS Floral One Piece
Heading to a tropical destination sometime soon? Then you're going to need a bright, floral print bathing suit in your suitcase. This one from ASOS is great — and, as an added bonus, if doesn't work,
ASOS's return policy is one of the easiest to work with. ASOS Neon Bikini
If floral neon from ASOS isn't your style (or you're not in the mood for a one piece) there's always this solid blue neon bikini.
If you're looking for a more gender neutral suit, or you simply like more coverage, try TomboyX's unisuit. The best part? It's available up to size 4X.
GabiFresh x SwimsuitsForAll Orange One Piece
Plus size style blogger Gabi Gregg collaborated with size inclusive brand SwimsuitsForAll and created the retro-inspired swimsuits of your dreams. If you're looking to shop swimsuits by cup size, this collection's right up your alley.
Torrid Gingham One Piece
Interested in some vintage vibes and a classic pattern? This Torrid one piece (that goes up to size 30) is for you.
Lolli x Ban.do Gingham One Piece
If you want to combine bright colors, vintage prints, and a trendy silhouette, buy this ban.do x lolli swimsuit
immediately. Marigold Bikini
Marigold yellow is pretty much everywhere this way in terms of trendy hues, and this bathing suit is less than $17. What more is there to say?
AdoreMe Palm Print One Piece
More of a palm tree print fan than a plain yellow? This plant-inspired one piece is a trendy silhouette and available to a 4X.
Bruna Malucelli Tie Dye Bikini
This tie dye bikini is yellow and tie dye — the best of two major trends this year. Plus, it's super sexy. It's an investment piece at just under $200, but worth it if it makes you feel your very best.
Alpine Butterly Noami Bikini Top
Pro tip? Mix and match your bikinis. If you don't want to drop serious cash on a full bikini, try picking just the top or bottom and choosing a more affordable counterpart elsewhere. If you're looking to invest in a top, this Alpine Butterfly top is a great option and entirely unique.
Volcom Bikini Botoms
If you're just looking for a pair of quality, classic bikini bottoms, Volcom has you covered.
Alpine Butterfly One Piece
Everyone needs a hot pink swimsuit in their wardrobe, and this Apline Butterfly number is the perfect option — just make sure you're applying plenty of SPF unless you want some really sweet tanlines.
AdoreMe Unlined Bikini
If you love bikini tops with underwire but not about all the padding, this AdoreMe swimsuit is the perfect summer addition to your wardrobe (and only $59.95).
Fashion Nova Red Low-Rise Bikini
If your closet has barely-there bikini-shaped hole, meet this Fashion Nova piece. It's $34.99 and will leave you with basically zero tan lines.
Old Navy Graphic One Piece Swimsuit
Everyone needs a swimsuit with a fun message for that vacation you've been looking forward to forever. And if that vacation just happens to be in Hawaii? Well, this Old Navy suit works pretty well for that.
Target Square Neck Bikini
Square necklines are everywhere recently, so why not experiment with the trend with a bikini — and a leopard print bikini at that.
Torrid Structural One Piece With Piping
Everyone needs a solid black one piece in their closet that makes them feel amazing. This suit from Torrid has white lining that emphasizes its structural silhouette, making it anything but boring.
Fashion Nova Wild Ones Sunsuit
If you love to sit pool and beachside but you're not really interested in going in the water, meet the sunsuit. Fashion Nova recommends this for more of a next to the pool situation than going in the pool — and hey, maybe that's just your style.
ModCloth Striped One Piece
My favorite thing about this swimsuit — aside from its cute silhouette and variety of patterns — are the photo used to advertise it on ModCloth. Curious how this will look like on your body if you have stretch marks or rolls? ModCloth's got you covered. And spoiler: you will look
great in it. Unique Vintage Yellow Poppies Bikini
One of my favorite swimsuits of all time was a high-waisted, vintage-inspired floral bikini. This one from Unique Vintage features a yellow poppies print that will probably make you happy just to look at it.
Unique Vintage Halter One Piece
The '70s are
definitely back, and this halter top one piece is retro gold. ModCloth Rainbow Bikini
Rainbow bikini bottoms? What more do we even need to discuss?
Forever21 Ribbed One Piece Suit
A white bathing suit might seem like a bold choice, but it's actually incredibly versatile. If you don't believe me, though, this Forever21 suit's cute silhouette might convince you.
Cynthia Rowley Long Sleeve Swimsuit
For those days when you don't want sun on your arms, or you just want to look fierce as hell, there's this Cynthia Rowley swimsuit.
Bruna Malucelli x Katie Sturino Embroidered Bikini
This Bruna Malucelli collaboration with Katie Sturino resulted in swimwear that looks good enough to wear as real clothes. Plus the collection goes up to 4X.
Chromat Colorblock Bikini Top
Investing in a designer piece of swimwear is intimidating, but Chromat's focus on impeccable design and high quality fabric make it a little easier to hand over your hard earned cash in exchange for something beautiful.