Who’s ready to hit the resort? Is the warm sun calling your name? Of course, it is! But in order to be ready, you’re going to need a swimsuit. Don’t freak out! We all know that swimwear shopping can be a little intimidating — but it doesn’t have to be! No matter what style you prefer, the key to suit shopping is to find one that fits you properly and makes you feel comfortable. These are my two main must-haves for when I go shopping for one because if you feel like you look good, others will feed off that confidence and think you look good, too. And as a curvy woman, you shouldn’t feel like you’re limited to only one design or style. There are tons of plus-size swimsuits out there for every taste and every budget. I found a few below that made it to my most wanted list.
Which one of these plus-size swimsuits is your favorite?
Total Cutout 1 of 13
Standout out in the crowd with the Cabarita cutout swimsuit. The stunning combination of purple and magenta will mesmerize any onlookers. Oh ... and the side cutouts will get their attention, too.
Purchase it at Monif C., $158
Retro Beauty 2 of 13
Show off a little bit of your retro side in this Jessica Simpson seashell swimdress. It's a classic! The halter top looks comfortable and is great for bust support.
Purchase it at Swimsuits for All, $118
Bikini Best 3 of 13
Who said curvy girls can't wear bikinis? This South African safari bikini set will prove them all wrong. The design is edgy, but feminine at the same time.
Purchase it at Josephine Swim, $198
Green with Envy 4 of 13
Take back the beach with this classic one piece swimsuit. The Ava is reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe's famous white swimsuit, but in a beautiful emerald color.
Purchase it at Sorella Swim, $149
Black and White Delight 5 of 13
Bask by the pool in a contrasting piece like the Mod Moment strapless swimsuit. This sit will definitely show off your chic side.
Purchase it at Forever 21, $27.80
Polka Dot Pretty 6 of 13
Daringly Tribal 7 of 13
Give them bold at the beach! Dare to show off your unique side in this Zanzibar one piece swimsuit. I love the tribal print and asymmetrical design.
Purchase it at Josephine Swim, $160
Striped to Perfection 8 of 13
All fashion rules are out the window — curvy girls can and should wear stripes! I'm a big fan of this cobalt, black and white one piece swimsuit.
Purchase it at Evans, $57
Plunging Appeal 9 of 13
The little black swimsuit just got a little sexier with this plunging neckline and fringe detail. This one should come with a warning sign.
Purchase it at ASOS, $41.40
Tropical Two Piece 10 of 13
It's time to get tropical with the Island Life bikini set. The halter top and high-wasted bottom will give you that retro vibe you've been looking for.
Purchase it at Forever 21, $27.80
Animal Instinct 11 of 13
There's nothing like an animal print swimsuit to awaken your senses. Michael Kors always brings us elegant, but on trend designs.
Purchase it at Macy's, $132
Berry Alluring 12 of 13
Start your pool time off right with the Kenneth Cole Reaction ruffle bikini top and ruffle swim skirt. A little fun will be brought to sun bathing in this amazing berry color.
Purchase it at Macy's Top, $62; Bottom, $70
Lovely Layers 13 of 13
Trends don't stop when it comes to swimsuits. This black and white layered piece is super chic and fun for a day at the beach.
Purchase it at Addition Elle, $99.99
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