The 14 Best Plus-Size Thong Bikinis, According To Curvy Reviewers

Thong bikini summer!!!

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The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! And no, I’m not talking about the holiday season. I’m talking about that summertime fine — beach shenanigans, pool parties, rooftop brunches, sunset cruises, and sunbathing in the park. This, of course, means a required update to your current swimsuit collection. Excited yet?

Luckily, summer 2023 is bringing a whole drawerful of sassy swimsuit trends all guaranteed to boost your confidence. Options include one-piece swimsuits with sheer details that mimic the see-through trend sweeping Hollywood, the Kim Kardashian-approved metallic triangle bikinis, the high-octane Barbiecore pink sets, and chic coverups to go along with them. Last but not least, there’s the famed thong bikini, worn by the likes of Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner — which is what we’re here to talk about today.

Historically, thong-style swimsuits have been regulated to bodies of a particular size (i.e.,: thin). But no longer. Plus-size icons like Lizzo and Tess Holliday have normalized barely-there swimsuits (with barely-there coverage) on big bodies and I’m 100% here for it.

Right ahead, shop fifteen top-rated plus-size thong swimsuits — from Khloé Kardashian’s size-inclusive brand, Good American, to customer-loved Amazon finds — that’ll make you feel like an absolute dime.


SKIMS, Kim Kardashian’s inclusive (XXS-4X) brand, often sells out for a reason. Though her swimwear line is relatively new, it has already been embraced by her legions of fans. Consider this metallic design, a more modest take on the classic thong silhouette.


With thousands of 5-star reviews, this three-piece bikini set (triangle top, thong bottom, and matching sarong) is an easy favorite. One reviewer wrote, “I have ordered MANY bathing suits off Amazon, and they’re always hit or miss. This one is definitely a hit!”


String bikinis tend to be a crowd-pleaser like this fuchsia one from Victoria’s Secret. One reviewer said: “This bikini bottom is the most gorgeous, [comfortable] and perfect fit that I could find in my whole life.”


Not only does the thong bottom give that perfect, cheeky look, the matching top fits large busts, as well. One reviewer wrote: “180lbs, 34DD, 44in hips and this fit comfortable and so soft ! Recommend highly!!!!”


A matching set with a cover-up to go with it? Win-win all around. “I'm a heavy set woman, and feel extremely good in this two-piece. I love the thong bottoms aren't your traditional thong, its about 3 inches thicker so I don't have to worry about it riding up. The top covers my 42DDs, the cover up is thick enough to help smooth out my figure but not too thick to be a sweat box.”


The low-back one-piece gives serious Baywatch vibes, but the silhouette will never get old. Apparently, over 3,300 people agree. One reviewer waxed poetic about the fit, saying: “I’m a thick girl normally a XL but got the Large AND IT LOOKS AMAZING I’m a 38 DD and the girls look nice too.”

With over 30 prints and colorways to choose from, snag this 4.4-star swimsuit in your favorite hue and choice of print.


If you needed any convincing on this suit, this review will do it. Warning: lots of exclamation points ahead. “FIRE AS F!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS. It fit amazing!!! Like super sexy! This is now my favorite swimsuit!”


Influencer, model, and body positive activist Tabria Majors collaborated with Cupshe for Paraiso Miami Beach Swim Week to create a 19-piece capsule collection. Booty-centric one-pieces are only part of this saucy line.


Kitty and Vibe goes the extra mile with sizing, giving two size options for each individual size — in both a small booty and larger booty option. “I have always been nervous to buy a string bikini because I'm not super comfortable in a cheekier bikini bottom, BUT this string bottom has the perfect amount of cheekiness,” one review reads. “I also love how it has more coverage in the front than other string bottoms.”


Black woman-founded swimsuit brand BFyne made a splash at Paraiso Miami Beach Swim Week in 2021, as the first designer to feature only Black models. The brand stocks sizes up to a 3XL, with bust sizes fitting 48 DDD — this thong set included.


JMP The Label goes up to a size XXL in most of their swimsuits, which accommodates sizes 38DD-42D. This reviewer shared: “I was a little nervous cause I usually don’t wear cheeky bottoms but it fit so well and was so flattering.”


Yes, the underboob bikini trend is hot as hell, but the underwire top is also great for fuller chests. “I have a difficult time finding tops that will support my heavy DD's but this one worked! The underwire was supportive while the criss-cross straps pinned down the girls. Also, I just had a tummy tuck, so I was looking for bottoms that cover the scar. These bottoms cover it completely while also being cheeky which I love.”


Everyone needs that one swimsuit that is their go-to for a tropical vacay and this little baddie fits the bill. It’s classic in the front, but an absolute treat in the back. Shop it in sizes XS-3X.


Alpine Butterfly has collaborated with model Tess Holliday and is a fav of other curvy babes like @nataliemeansnice and @thisisjessicatorress. The brand carries super high waisted thong bottoms to give both ample tummy coverage and full booty exposure.

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