13 Trendy Plus Size Swimsuits for 2018

Summer is swimsuit season, and shopping for something that is on trend and fits your shape can be challenging. Instead of sifting through racks of swimsuits not designed for with your curves in mind, try these 13 plus size swimwear options below! These hand picked one piece and two piece plus size styles were chosen for their trendy styles and stellar design so you can shine on the beach and by the pool this summer! Remember to always wear what fits and feels best on you - because owning your look and loving your body is always in style.

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I scream, You Scream

Forever 21
Forever 21

One trend you may want to try: playful, cheeky, graphics combined with vibrant colors! The world is your playground - or waterpark in this case - in this Plus Size Ice Cream Cone One-Piece Swimsuit from Forever21. What keeps sets this one piece aside from other full figured swimwear is the high sheen stretch-knit and the ice cream cone graphics in just the right place on the chest with sequins and embroidery (and a strong wink of the eye). This cute suit also features a scoop neckline and back, shoulder straps, and a cheeky cut. Try it in sizes 0X to 3X, or one of Forever21's other fashionable plus size swimsuits.

Keep in mind that trends come and go, so a fast fashion brand like this means you can skip the higher price tag and try out trend without fear. If it goes away in a year or two you won't break the bank! If you want to invest in a high quality swimsuit, stick to styles that are almost always in fashion like solid colors, stripes, or timeless silhouettes.

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Tie Dye to Die For

Torrid swimsuit

One of the hippest trends in swimsuits: tie dye! This fun print is casual but chic. Match that with the ultra cool high waist bottom and the so on trend right now flounce top, and you've got a plus size bikini stunner. This Blue Tie-Dye Strappy Flounce Bikini Top and matching High Waist Swim Bottom, from plus size company, Torrid, is available in sizes 00 to 6, which fits a Medium to size 6X.

According to the company, the bottom "has front and back ruching for a tummy-smoothing effect". The top also features a V-neck shape with super hot lattice detail, and convertible, adjustable straps. Plus, they claim it's their "most flexible style" and "fits all bust sizes". Can't beat that!

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Crochet Your Way

Swimsuits Direct crochet
Swimsuits Direct 

Everyone is going crazy for crochet this summer, and you can, too! This Becca ETC Women's Plus Size Color Play High Neck One Piece Swimsuit from Swimsuits Direct is available in a few colors, and this Mauve is very of the moment. But that's not all. Also on trend is the lace crochet, high neck, and tie at the back.

The texture brought out by the crochet look brings an added element of depth and dimension to the suit, giving it a great mix of boho and downtown style. Everything about this suit says style + substance. Nervous about the fit? This beautiful bathing suit available in 0X to 3X sizes, and this style includes double ric rac with removable halter cups, adjustable straps, and reinforced side stays. See you at the beach, babe!

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All Black with a Stunning Back

Bare Necessities/Magicsuit

This Plus Size Kylie One Piece by Magicsuit from Bare Necessities is your sassy little black bathing suit on turbo boosters. Trends and features (in not particular order) trendy high-neck and daring zipper front, wire-free, figure flattering double-layer front panel with slimming seams, built-in firm control feature smoothes your entire midriff, built-in shelf bra with removable foam pads, cozy no-dig elastic bands at the end of short sleeves. And did you see that back? This one is so hot you'll be tempted to wear it out and show it off, not just in the hot tub. It comes in sizes 18W to 24W, and the site suggests to size up.

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Sporty and Fresh Floral

Deakin and Blue
 Deakin and Blue

If you're an active gal, give Deakin and Blue swimsuits a go! Their one and two piece plus size swimsuit options provide fuller coverage and great support for AA-HH cup sizes. Try this Signature Swimbra and the High Waister in the Lily print for a great combination of sporty and fresh. It has firm underbust elastic and a racerback to keep your bust in place. Plus, the high neck and high waist aren't just trendy - they help the suit stay in place whether you're on a surfboard or by the pool.

According to Rose Cook, CEO and Founder, "We worked closely with a size 20 model to develop our plus size range in order to make sure the level of support and the shape of the product was designed with a plus size customer in mind. In all our swimwear we think extensively about flattering the female silhouette by elongating the leg and enhancing the waist."

Not to mention, this brand uses chlorine & UV resistant recycled fabric. If you want to keep it simple you can go with a classic, solid color but for those trendsetters out there, choose the fun print this summer!

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Say Yes to the Swim Dress


When it comes to coverage at the beach, you get to decide how much you want to show and share. And if wearing something with a bit more fabric and a looser fit feels great, go for it! Suggestion: stay away from those swim dresses of yesteryear. Instead, go for something flirty and fun like this Fit4U Fit 4 Ur Thighs Vintage Tie Front Swim Dress from Brayola. It's a contemporary dress with a cute tie and cinch at the bust. The trendy color-blocking at the sides and adorable floral print are modern and stylish. And underneath, this suit is fully constructed with soft cups and a basic swim panty built-in. Available in sizes 8 to 16, you may be tempted to wear this little number with a pair of heels and cute clutch when you're not poolside with a margarita. And why not? We won't tell!

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Fabulous Flutter

Raisins Curve
 Raisins Curve/Bare Necessities 

Flutter shoulders are hot hot hot this summer. You've probably seen those off the shoulder ruffle blouses from your favorite clothing companies, so now it's time to take the trend to the pool, too! Try this Raisins Curve Plus Size Tortuga Flounce Wire-Free Tankini Top available at Bare Necessities. and Pair it with the matching Plus Size Sayulita Solids Costa Bikini Bottom or something of your own. Mixing and matching is the magic of a two piece that looks like a one piece. Made to adorn sizes 14W to 22W, this sassy little plus size tankini top has a few hidden secrets. First, it features supportive, built-in foam, contour cups. And just in case you need a little extra assurance, it also arrives with fully adjustable stretch straps so you can wear it as a halter with one strap, straight back with two, or even criss cross in the back. Now sashay that way to the pool party!

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Full Bust Favorite

Panache Anya

A classic cut in a come hither color, this is for the person who wants to mix in a little trend with some timeless support. Ruching and a little hardware are just the start for this Anya One Piece Swimsuit from Panache Swim. All of the styles from this popular UK bra company feature built-in underwire, which means that bikinis, tankinis and one-pieces all give the same amazing lift and support as your regular bra. 

While some brands create plus size only styles, this company has a range of sizes. Panache Swim is available in band sizes 30-40 and D-K cup sizes (yes you read that right!) with matching swimsuit bottoms in XS-XXXL. What’s more, Panache Swim designers give a nod to the current season’s trends, from high-neck bandeau silhouettes to nautical-inspired styles, to zig-zag and floral prints, ensuring that whatever size you wear, you are stylish and on-trend!

PS: The brand’s two piece swimwear is sold as bra-sized separates, so women can find the perfect fit for their tops and bottoms rather than worrying about a one-size-fits all approach.

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Marvelous in Metallic

Swimsuits for All
Swimsuits For All 

This Voyager Napili Bikini from Swimsuits For All is ready for your summer adventures. Wear it to a pool party or an exotic beach, or slip on a pair of cut off shorts and a fringe vest and you're festival ready. The vibe is casual and soulful in this suit. You'll love the trendy straps across the bust and and on the sides of the bottom, and that metallic print is so in right now. It's like wearing a flash tattoo that you can slip on and off with ease!

This suit has less coverage and structure than other plus size bikinis, and fits sizes 4 to 18. And since you can buy the top and bottom separately, you can get the best fit for each. A note on bikini top sizing: sizes 4-16 fit up to a C/D cup; sizes 18-34 fit up to a D/DD cup. Get the size that fits your bust best and tie the back and halter neck firmly to support.

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So Hot (Pink) Right Now

Asos Curve

For the drama queen who lives for trends. This sensuous swimsuit features exposed shoulders with draping sleeves, choker collar halter neck with a metal necklace detail, down to there plunging neckline, and out of this world color. All this is packed into this Monif C Halter Detail Pink Swimsuit from ASOS Curve. This sexy suit is for the fashion forward and curvy woman who is going to the pool to be seen. Heels, big sunglasses, and floppy hat are optional and highly encouraged. Bonus points if a yacht is involved. 

Available in US sizes 16 to 22, there's little support for the bust. Since this swimsuit is more for the lounging by the poolside or a dip in the hot tub kind of gal, you may not need it. If you're anticipating some athletic aquatic adventures, you may want to choose a style with a bit more support.

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Lovely in Lattice

Bleu by Rod Beattie

Bleu by Rod Beattie/Macy's

Laced up like a corset in the back and front, this Bleu by Rod Beattie's plus size swimsuit is glamorous and so on trend. The olive color is soft and sophisticated and the contrasting laces are fashion forward and fun. Want another color? This suit comes in two more! Made for sizes 16W to 22W, it's on the Macy's It List, and should probably be on yours, too! And you better believe you won't want a cover up for this one. The back is just as daring and stylish as the front. Summer sandals and a straw bag complete the look for this plus size one piece suit.

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Sexy Science


What happens when you combine retro style and science? The You've Got Chemistry Bikini Top in Bustier and its matching high waist bottom! This set is a cheeky nod to the fact that smart and sexy are not mutually exclusive. This plus size swimsuit features a back hook and eye closure (instead of a tie back), removable padded bust cups, underwire support, boning at sides, and oh yeah - removable straps. That means you can wear this trendy little number strapless (bye bye tan lines) or as a halter top. Choose the style that suits you best! However you decide to wear it, we suggest leaving the lab and getting some sunshine. This look is made to be worn out and about!

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Ravishing in Retro

Profile by Gottex

Profile by Gottex/Macy's

Sometimes to be up on the latest trend, you have to go back in time. This retro style Plus Size Tummy-Control Ruched Ruffled Swimdress from Profile by Gottex is a perfect example. Available at Macy's, this brand took the twist front, ruching, and ruffle trend to create a sliming and stylish swimsuit for sizes 16W to 24W. The strapless style is great for tanning and for the current trends, but it comes with straps should you need them (we get it!). Not to mention, it has supportive boning at the sides and tummy control for a sleek and sexy look. Try it in this Royal color (very regal) or three other classic poolside colors. Mix in your favorite (and currently trending) accessories to update this look for 2018 vibes.