The Best Swimwear For Plus Size

It’s beach body season Insyders!

JK - as if we are on board with the idea that your 'beach body' should be anything but your natural self.

We all know that all you need to get beach body ready is, have a body and take it to the beach. But this time of year can be tough for us ‘fat bottomed girls’ as we are reminded about our body hang-ups literally everywhere we go by toxic diet culture. As temperatures rise, don’t let your confidence plummet.

Take a look at our top picks for the best swimwear for plus size. So whether it's your thighs or your arms that are giving you beach anxiety, you're self-conscious of your belly or you just DGAF… We’ve got some great swimwear styles that are flattering, comfortable and will have you feeling confident at the beach and pool this summer!

Swimwear with Sleeves

If the thought of baring your naked arms is causing you unnecessary stress; you don’t have to cover up on the beach in a towel!

Unless, of course, you are protecting yourself from the sun’s rays and want to wear a long-sleeved rash vest, you can now take your pick from some gorgeous swimwear with sleeves. We love this vibrant red Plus Collins Drape Sleeve Swimsuit from Boohoo as modelled by Gemma Collins.

Another amazing plus size swimwear brand with sleeved swimwear is Alpine Butterfly Swim. You know it’s one of our favorites for quality and fit, but it is on the more expensive side.

Boohoo Plus Collins Drape Sleeve Swimsuit

Gemma Collins

If fear of your shoulders being out is holding you back, then we love this cute pink BFF bikini (sold separately) from Alpine Butterfly. For more inspo on how to wear a bikini, check out or Can Plus Size wear Bikinis post.

We also LOVE the huge range of plus size swimwear styles available here.

Alpine Butterfly BFF bikini

the best swimwear for plus size swimwear with sleeves


Don’t let your FOB (Fear of Bikinis) stop you from wearing a bikini to the beach… there are so many options available to us plus girls such as supportive high waisted bottoms if you want extra support.

We love this Coastal Blue onepiece bathing suit for keeping your belly in check.

But hey, don’t be afraid to get your belly out and bare all in a string style bikini like our muse Tallulah Moon. The only thing you need to pull this off is confidence baby!

Tallulah wears this cute animal print number from Mimikinis.


For a one piece with tummy control look for styles with ruched detail. These flattering swimsuits give the illusion of minimizing your tummy area. This blue Gingham Ruched One- Piece Swimsuit from Torrid is a great pattern for summer. 

Torrid Blue Gingham Ruched One-Piece Swimsuit

the best swimwear for plus size

Swimwear with shorts

If worrying about getting your thighs out is holding you back from hitting the beach with confidence this summer, then why not opt for swimwear with shorts. We love the vintage swimwear from Beyond The Sea like the Rita Boyleg Malliot Pinstripe swimsuit.

Wearing a shorts or skort (skirt short) design can help to cover the part you’re self-conscious about whilst providing a flouncy distraction that flatters your figure.

Beyond The Sea Rita Boyleg Malliot Pinstripe Swimsuit

the best swimwear for plus size swimwear with shorts

Shorts, not your thing? Then why not try a swim dress with a cute skirt overlay. We love this classic black Lattice Swim Dress from Torrid.

This is one of the cutest styles of modest plus size swimwear that we love! It’s perfect for all body types and hides a multitude of insecurities.

Obviously, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in everything you wear – but not every day is going to be an easy one on the road to body confidence. Swimwear like this is kinda perfect for those low days

the best swimwear for plus size

For more swimwear suggestions check out our body shape series, including:

The Best Swimwear for the Apple shape

The Best Swimwear for the Pear body shape

Swimwear for the Strawberry body shape

Swimwear for the Hourglass body shape

or The Best Swimwear for the Banana body shape.

Tell us where you are showing off your beach body this summer!