Once summer hits in Australia, there's nothing quite like taking a dip to cool off.
And these days there is a swimsuit for every body out there!
Whether you're looking for a bikini, tankini, one-piece or swim dress, there are many alternatives to make all women feel as comfortable as possible.
What's more important than anything is to find plus size swimwear which you're happy to splash about in no matter what size you are.
There are many shops – both on the high street and online – which offer a wife array of styles for everyone.
If you're wondering, "where do I find the best plus size swimwear?'' then we have the answers for you.
Do's and Don'ts
- try a variety of options, just because one swimsuit doesn't feel quite right doesn't mean there isn't one out there for you
- consider in underwire! For those women with a large bust, make sure you choose an option with proper support
- Cheap swimsuits are great, but be warned they may not keep their shape for long
- settle for something that isn't quite right. If you don't like it in when you try it on in private then there's no way you will wear it to the beach!
- get the wrong size. Avoid buying something too big for you. As soon as you start swimming, the water will weigh down the material and stretch
- ignore the bikini. It might sound scary but you may as well give it a go!
The beauty about there being so many places to find plus size bathers and a plus size bikini, there are lots of styles to choose from!
Here are some of the latest trend to consider when you're shopping for you new swimmers.
Where can I buy plus size swimwear?
City Chic - available online and in store
Target – available online and in store
Taking Shape – available online and in store
Kmart – available online and in store
Myer – available online and in store
ASOS – available online only
Boohoo – available online only
The Iconic – available online only
BeMe – available in store and online only
Autograph – available online only
10 best plus size swimsuits
City Chic - Seville Underwire Bikini (coral)
A sassy new Bikini style in a summer fun colour.
Key Features Include:
- Frilled off shoulder neckline
- Removable, adjustable & interchangeable straps
- Padded moulded bra cups
- Mesh lining
- Underwire for added support
Belle Curve Shape Your Body swimdress is perfect for the beach or your next resort holiday.
- Moulded, padded cups.
- Gathered detail on bust and throughout front.
- Adjustable shoulder straps.
- One piece with attached skirt.
- Shape Your Body: Power net lining is designed to slim and shape your body.
- Made with LYCRA Xtra Life fibre for long lasting fit and fabric resistant against chlorine, heat and sunscreen.
Taking Shape - Goldie Swimsuit
Flattering and chic, the Goldie Swimsuit from our new plus size swimwear collection is perfect for the pool, beach and holidays. As versatile as it is stylish, this one piece swimsuit features adjustable and convertible straps along with a gorgeous, embellished frilled neckline with convertible off-the-shoulder sleeves. It also has in-built cups for support and is made from soft fabric with excellent stretch.
- Adjustable straps that can be crossed at back.
- Frilled panel neckline with convertible off-the-shoulder sleeves.
- Bust Management - comes with built in cups and power mesh lining for support and a smooth silhouette.
- Soft fabric with four-way stretch.
- Avoid rough surfaces, rinse immediately after use, do not store wet, warm hand wash, do not tumble dry.
Kmart - Spliced One Piece Swimsuit
Hit the beach looking fabulous in this spliced one piece!
- One piece swimsuit
- Spliced design
- Adjustable shoulder straps
- Crossback design
- Contrast waistband
- Moulded foam cups
- Tummy control
- Nylon and elastane
- Machine wash according to instructions on the care label
• Regular fit
• Cross back
• Fabrication: 85% polyamide 15% elastane
ASOS - Zizzi bikini in red
A lovely ruched high-waisted bikini in a striking red tone.
You’ll find full on fashion for the fuller figure with the boohoo Plus range.
Delivering directional designs for UK sizes 16 to 24, this ultra-flattering collection combines perfectly proportioned fits with statement styles so that you can stay on top of this season’s trends.
The Iconic - Artesands Hues Delacroix Tankini Top
- Best suited to D to G cup
- Tankini silhouette
- Multifit soft cups
- Powermesh support
- Smooth, stretchy swim fabric
- Adjustable shoulder straps
- Twist detail to bust
- Wide straps for comfort and support
- Fully lined
BeMe - Quayside Woman Mesh Swimsuit
Autograph - Tile Swim Skirt
This skirted brief comes in a colourful tile print and will flatter any plain printed top. Featuring a supportive double layer to flatter your hips, the skirt bottom will be your new favourite summer style.
- Colourful tile print
- Ruched turn over hip layer
- Skirted Brief design