Last year we missed out on summer vacations, spring break trips and weekend jaunts to the beach, but this year we definitely plan to make up for lost time. While we could wait until the last minute to frantically search through the mall for a new bathing suit that’s cute, flattering and affordable, why not just shop ahead? Here are 30 of the best plus-size bathing suits to snap up ASAP to guarantee that next poolside afternoon is equal parts comfortable and chic.

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1. Magicsuit Amal Solid One-Piece Swimdress

Magicsuit’s designs combine slimming technology with chic silhouettes to give a super flattering fit no matter what. And while there are plenty of classic black one-pieces and bright tropical colors, we’re in love with this stunning merlot shade and the adjustable side-tie which can also loosened to fit as a skirt for those who prefer extra coverage. A note on sizing: Be sure to double check the size guide, as Magicsuit can run large in many styles.

Buy it ($170)

Available in sizes 16W to 24W

2. Kitty & Vibe Underwire Top and High Hip Bottoms

Kitty and Vibe was founded on the idea of creating a stress-free shopping experience. That even includes a mood-boosting playlist with each order, to get you feeling good as you try on the suits from the comfort of your own home. More important, however, is the brand’s unique sizing system which takes into account not just your waistband but the shape of your hips and bum, too. And every piece comes in the full size range, from small through 3XL, not just select styles.

Buy the top ($52) Buy the bottom ($46)

Top available in sizes A to G, bottom available in sizes S to 3XL

3. Raisins Curve Tortuga Swimsuit

The straps on this Mediterranean-print suit are removable so you can rock an off-the-shoulder look to prevent tan lines, if you like. The bust comes with pads to help with shaping and coverage, and the seams are placed just so to offer support without need for an underwire.

Buy it ($102; $35)

Available in sizes 14 to 24

4. Kona Sol Grommet Scallop Classic One-Piece Swimsuit

Just as everyone should have an LBD tucked away in their closet, a little black bathing suit is equally indispensable. We love the sweet scalloped trim along the bust and straps of this simple silhouette, but the addition of lacing at the front helps prevent it from looking too juvenile.

Buy it ($45)

Available in sizes 14W to 26W

5. Cupshe Pink Ruffle Bikini

Although Cupshe’s plus-size range is relatively new, there are tons of options to choose from, including bold floral prints, tropical pastels and even cover-ups, and it continues to expand season after season. And, because the price is pretty hard to beat (almost everything is less than $50), you can go ahead and stock up on a whole suitcase full of new suits for your next Miami Beach getaway.

Buy it ($33; $30)

Available in sizes 0X to 4X

6. Bleu by Rod Beattie Mio Plunge Drape One-Piece Swimsuit

Swim designer Rod Beattie worked for beloved brands like La Blanca and Anne Cole Collection for more than 20 years before launching his own line, Bleu, so you can bet this man knows how to craft a bathing suit that will fit, wear and last well. This particular one-piece is surprisingly sexy, with a low back and flattering draping across the front and back. The straps are also adjustable, a major bonus for both the long and short torso’d among us.

Buy it ($129)

Available in sizes 16W to 22W

7. Gabifresh Off-the-Shoulder Bikini Set

Plus-size fashion blogger Gabi Gregg has been designing fabulous suits with Swimsuits for All for a few years now, and each collection is better than the one before. This adorable lilac number is one of our absolute favorites for 2021, partially because the top could easily double as a shirt with high-waisted jeans for a night out (the sleeves can also be pulled up onto your shoulders). The bottoms also hit that sweet spot between too low cut to comfortably cover your belly and so high-waisted you might as well be rocking a one-piece.

Buy it ($126; $78)

Available in top sizes 10/D/DD to 24/E/F and bottom sizes 10 to 24

8. Kitty & Vibe Cut-Out One-Piece

Cut outs don’t necessarily have to be super sexy or complicated. Case in point, this sweet one-piece that still has ample coverage in the stomach, but with a fun peek-a-boo moment just under the bust. Don’t let the lack of underwire or molded cups worry you. Per one reviewer, “This is the only swimsuit I’ve found that actually holds in my girls (size 42F) and the material and quality is great. Worth every penny!”

Buy it ($95)

Available in sizes S to 3X

9. Kona Sol Bandeau Flounce High Coverage One-Piece Swimsuit

Flip-flop between a classic one-piece look and a strapless silhouette with removable adjustable straps. Plus, the flounced ruffles along the top are great for anyone looking to add a little oomph to their bustline.

Buy it ($45)

Available in sizes 14W to 26W

10. Lime Ricki Meadow Knotted Crop and Reversible Ultra High-Waist Bottom

Both the top and bottom of this cute two-piece are reversible so you can mix and match a solid, tan-enhancing marigold hue and the graphic daisies shown above.

Buy the top ($73) Buy the bottom ($53)

Available in sizes L to 4X

11. Bleu by Rod Beattie Urban Goddess Keyhole High Neck One-Piece Swimsuit

This timeless silhouette is also available in black and bright blue, but we’re partial to the Baywatch vibes of this red version.

Buy it ($129)

Available in sizes 16W to 22W

12. Torrid Swim Triangle Top and Snakeskin Shimmer Print Ruched Swim Bottom

Torrid is one of our favorite places to stock up on plus-size jeans and lingerie, so it should come as no surprise that it also makes enviably cool plus-size swim. This colorful snake print has just a hint of shimmer to make it really shine on a sunny pool or beach day.

Buy the top ($60) Buy the bottom ($45)

Available in sizes 10 to 30

13. Swimsuits for All Cut-Out Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit

This mixed-print one-piece is one of Swimsuits for All’s best-selling styles due to the universally flattering cut and the fact that there is ample boob support with a built-in underwire, molded bra cups and a Power Mesh frame.

Buy it ($100; $40)

Available in sizes 4 to 26

14. Eloquii Off-the-Shoulder Swimsuit

It was the gorgeous mix of artsy animal prints and abstract lines that originally drew us to this suit, but the incredibly chic off-the-shoulder cut (those top straps are removable) and subtle seaming at the bust is what really put us over the edge from interested to enamored.

Buy it ($150; $75)

Available in sizes 14 to 28

15. Miraclesuit Sanibel Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit

Say hello to the holy grail of shaping swimwear. Miraclesuit has pretty much perfected the art of incorporating smoothing control mesh into its swimsuits, making women around the world feel more confident as they dive into the ocean or lounge (with a margarita!) on a pool chaise. If allover smoothing and shaping is your goal, you can’t do better than Miraclesuit.

Buy it ($188)

Available in sizes 16W to 24W

16. ASOS Curve Knot-Front Top and High-Waist Bikini Bottom

ASOS is another hot spot for all things plus-size fashion (and accessories, jewelry and shoes, too) and is particularly great for those shopping on a budget. The retailer also often comes out with multiple tops and bottoms in the same print so you can mix and match however you like, plus they’re always sold separately so you can ensure you have a great fit both on top and on bottom.

Buy the top ($26) Buy the bottom ($23)

Available in sizes 12 to 26

17. Gabifresh One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit

Another Gabi Gregg design, this color-blocked cutie features hidden molded cups to ensure your bosom look fabulous, even without an underwire.

Buy it ($130; $78)

Available in sizes 10/D/DD to 26/G/H

18. Andie The Mykonos

With a phenomenal selection of one- and two-piece swimsuits in clean, basic styles, Andie is a particularly good option for those who a prefer a classic, no-fuss look. Plus, with new seasonal colors added every few months, you can build a swimwear collection that will work for a dip in the backyard hot tub or a trip to a trendy beach in Tulum.

Buy it ($95)

Available in sizes 1X to 5X

19. Ashley Graham Elite Triangle Bikini

Super model Ashley Graham has also designed an extensive collection of swim with Swimsuits for All, including this classic side-tie and tie-top bikini that won’t dig into your sides or back and which comes in six gorgeous colors. And, yes, our go-to standby, black, is one of those options.

Buy it ($116; $58)

Available in sizes 4 to 24

20. Torrid Underwire Swim One-Piece

The combination of underwire cups, a ruched bodice, criss-crossed straps at the back and a ladder effect on the sides make this one-piece ridiculously flattering on just about every body type, whether you carry your weight in your belly, sides or hips. One thing to note however, multiple reviewers mentioned getting into the cutie was a bit of a challenge, so you may want to consider sizing up if you’re between sizes.

Buy it ($110)

Available in sizes 10 C/D to 30 DD/F

22. Xhilaration Tie-Dye Top and Bottom

Yes, Xhilaration is one of Target’s in-house junior brands, but you don’t have to be a teen to pull off this tie-dye two-piece (or any of the brand’s other designs, for that matter). The sporty cut works for any age group, and the bright colors will help you fake a sun-kissed glow better than black or muted hues.

Buy the top ($20) Buy the bottom ($20)

Available in sizes 14W to 26W

Dia & Co

21. City Chic Salamis One-Piece Swimsuit

You don’t need to rock complicates straps or crazy patterns to stand out at the beach. All you need is a pop of hot-pink and a little ruffle detail and you’ll be all set and ready to live out your Malibu Barbie fantasy without compromising your minimalist style.

Buy it ($44)

Available in sizes 14 to 22

23. Nicole Miller Tankini Two-Piece Swim Set

For those who love a vintage vibe, this tankini is so much easier to slip into than a swimsuit, and offers more tummy coverage than your typical high-waist two-piece by way of a flounced hem and gathered fabric in the bodice. The straps are also removable if you want to avoid pesky tanlines.

Buy it ($80; $30)

Available in sizes 1X to 3X

24. Peek & Beau Curve Underwire Swimsuit

Peek & Beau started as a lingerie brand with a focus on larger busts and now utilizes all that technical knowledge to make swimwear that fits remarkably well without excessive straps, aggressive cups or bulky padding. This cute one-piece also has adjustable straps so, although it comes with underwire cups, you still have the ability to fit it to your curves rather than trying to jostle your bust to fit the suit.

Buy it ($57; $40)

Available in sizes 38D to 42F

25. Cupshe Yellow Floral One-Piece Swimsuit

For the minimalist looking for something with just a touch of detail, try this tropical one-piece that features a sexy lattice detail at the bust that can easily be adjusted to show off less (or more) of your bosom.

Buy it ($30)

Available in sizes 0X to 4X


26. J.Crew Ruched Bandeau One-Piece in Rainbow Blooms

This simple one-piece (that also comes with straps for those who want them) is one of J.Crew’s best-selling styles, in large part because of the incredibly flattering ruching, which helps to hide lumps and bumps without constricting your middle like a pair of Spanx would. It also comes in blue-and-white seersucker and a slew of gorgeous solid hues, as well.

Buy it ($118)

Available in sizes 0 to 24

27. Nakimuli Bright Delight Swimsuit

Much like that bridesmaid dress you bought for your cousin’s wedding, the top of this vibrant suit can be tied a number of ways to fit your preferences and your personal style. From one-shouldered to short-sleeved, there’s a tying technique for everyone. (Don’t worry, there’s also a handy tutorial video if you’re not sure how to get started.)

BUY IT ($120)

Available in sizes S to 3X

Dia & Co

28. Nomads Swimwear Bay Bikini Top and

This chic one-shoulder design is built with UPF50 to better protect your skin from the sun’s rays, plus the mesh paneling gives it the look of a skimpier suit without actually sacrificing any coverage.

Buy the top ($65) Buy the bottom ($60)

Available in sizes 10 to 28

29. Summersalt The Sidestroke

Since Summersalt’s launch in 2017, the brand has garnered a cult following thanks to the immense amount of research and data that goes into making each design as flattering and comfortable as possible. Unfortunately, this is the only suit Summersalt makes that goes up to a size 24, but the company plans to add more and more curve-friendly styles as the brand evolves. The Sidestroke has full bust support without any bulky cups or padding, and the diagonal seaming is designed to offer shaping without the constricting feeling of Spanx.

Buy it ($95)

Available in sizes 0 to 24

Saint Somebody

30. Saint Somebody Eye On the Prize Top and Go Your Own Way Bottom

Saint Somebody caters specifically to those between sizes 8 and 20, with an emphasis on crafting high-quality swimwear that will last through years’ worth of beach vacations and pool days. In that vein, most designs are solid-hued and no-frills classic silhouettes, though there are some fun leopard print pieces, too.

Buy the top ($109) Buy the bottom ($89)

Available in sizes 8 to 20

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