Summer after summer I struggled to find swimwear that would fit my large bust but also look super cute, too. Throw in the added complication of being plus size, and I often felt I had no other option than to squeeze into a wetsuit and be done with it.
Things have now, thankfully, changed and there is a wealth of gorgeous, well-fitting options out there made for curves. I’ve sifted through the pieces on offer and picked out my favorites that are guaranteed to make you wow this summer.
Whether you’re planning a glam girl’s getaway, family vacation or a romantic chilled out escape, here are some suitable swimwear options for every occasion.
Curvy Kate’s Paradise Palm is perfect for a fun glam weekend away with friends. It mixes bold colors and prints with sexy strap details. You will be sure to wow on the beach or at the pool in this stunning range.
This swimsuit is the equivalent of the LBD. You can wear Wrapsody in a whole host of different ways, each one giving you a fresh look for the pool. Which means you can pack less swimwear and have more room in your suitcase for shoes! What more could you want?
There’s slightly less coverage with this one but who says fat girls need to hide away our bodies? The Freya High Tide is a glorious explosion of color that is fun & fabulous. Available up to a UK 2XL/G Cup it is on the lower end of plus size. But it’s one to try if you fit in that size range.
If you like to stand out from the crowd, then this ASOS designed bikini has got to make it into your case this summer. Available up to a 42 band in the top and a size 30 in the bottoms, you can feel bold and beautiful on that beach!
Paradise Palm by Elomi has the vibe of a bikini but with the coverage of a tankini. It’s a perfect midway piece if you don't want to bare that belly. It is a structured bra sized top with flowy fabric covering the mid-section. In bold, vibrant colors it will keep you looking stylish in the sunshine.
If a simple and chic poolside look is your thing, then Monaco by Pour Moi could be your thing. In classic navy with flattering waist belt detail. It is the epitome of stylish swimwear. This suit is cup sized and available up to a UK G cup.
Indie by Elomi is one of my favorite swimwear ranges. It has three different choices for the top so you can mix and match with the shape you most prefer. Each piece Elomi’s signature fit and support so you can feel confident your boobs are staying where you want them!
Striking, sheer and sexy. The Sheer Class by Curvy Kate will be a beautiful addition to your summer vacation. There are several pieces in the range so you can style it your way and feel amazing. Meaning all you need to worry about is sipping that cocktail on the beach.
Bravissimo gives us a Classic Nautical look with their Marseille set. With the top being available to a K cup you can lounge on your yacht (yes, we can dream!) safe in the knowledge you look incredible and uplifted.
I wouldn’t usually go for a dress sized bikini, but I couldn’t resist including this Animal print beauty from Simply Be. It’s fun, it’s sexy, and it will be sure to unleash your wild side!
I’m off to book myself some time in the sun so that I can have an excuse to buy all of these gorgeous swimsuits. Let me know which one is your favorite and which suits you're packing for your next sunny vacation.