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How To Find The Best Plus Size Swimwear For Your Body Shape

10/06/2021

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Sometimes swimwear shopping can be a daunting task. We’re firm believers in you should wear whatever you want! Everyone should wear what makes them feel happy and confident. But if you’re lacking in inspiration, or are unsure what sort of styles might suit your body shape, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite plus size swimwear from fierce swimsuits to beach-ready bikinis for you to check out.

Keep scrolling to discover our top tips and styling advice on the best swimwear for pear shapes, apple shapes, big busts and tummy support.

Best Swimwear For Pear Shaped Figures

Pear shaped figures are curvier on the bottom with narrower shoulders and smaller busts. The hips tend to be wider than the shoulders, so by creating balance with the swimwear you choose you can show off your silhouette with confidence this summer. The easiest way to flatter pear shapes is to draw attention to the top half of your figure, plunging styles and bold printed bikini tops and swimsuits are your go-to!

Best Swimsuits For Pear Shapes

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Halter neck swimsuits and bikinis are a must-have for pear shaped figures. The halter neck style helps to balance out your shape by widening narrow shoulders. The plunge shape on this orange snake print swimsuit will also add volume to your smaller bust, and draw the attention to the upper half of your body, its also bang on-trend and a must-have for any beach babe.

Plus Size Red Gold Trim Neckline Swim Dress
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Swim dresses are perfect for flattering pear shaped figures. They skim over the waist and thighs to sit nicely on the hips to create an overall balanced look. This red swim dress is a scorching addition to your swimwear collection. Featuring gold detailing, tummy support and adjustable straps, what’s not to love?

Best Bikinis For Pear Shapes

Plus Size Palm Frill Bikini Top and High Leg Bottoms
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Opt for bikinis that help draw the eye upwards. This palm leaf print is fab for this and this bikini top features frill sleeves as well as a all-over bold pattern. If your hips are wider than your upper body, frill and ruffle detail help to create a visual balance. Fuller briefs are more flattering, these co-ordinating bikini bottoms sit nicely on the hips to show off your curves in all the right places.

Pink Animal Print Wrap Bikini Top with black high waisted plus size bikini bottoms
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Mix & match bikinis are a pear shaped woman’s best friend. Opt for a bold bikini top like this pink animal print bikini top, and dark bottoms like these black high leg bottoms. This helps to help draw all the attention to your top half and balance out your figure. The wrap detail on this bikini top is also super flattering on your bust.

Best Swimwear For Apple Shaped Figures

Apple shaped women tend to have larger busts and broader shoulders with narrower hips, slender legs and a less defined waist. The best swimwear for apple shapes tends to feature bust support with wider straps and high waisted, high leg bottoms to show off your fab legs.

Best Swimsuits For Apple Shapes

plus size Black Mesh Panel Swimsuit Best Swimsuits For Apple Shapes
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Show off your shape with confidence in this mesh panel swimsuit. Featuring wide straps for bust support and ruched detail across the bust and stomach area, this swimsuit is a best seller for a reason.

plus size Black Animal Print Swimsuit
Best Swimsuits For Apple Shapes
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Show off your great legs in this animal print swimsuit! The high leg shape of this one-piece is super flattering for apple shapes. The high waisted tie helps to define your waist, whilst the contrasting animal print helps to define your curves. This swimsuit ticks all of our boxes.

Best Bikinis For Apple Shapes

Plus Size Black Clasp Detail Bikini Top with black high waisted control bikini bottoms Best Bikinis For Apple Shapes
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You can’t go wrong with a classic black bikini, a timeless staple like a black dress, this bikini will be in your collection for many summers. This bikini top features thicker, adjustable straps to help support your bust without adding extra bulk to your shoulders. These high waisted bikini bottoms feature tummy mesh for support and control, this helps to define your waistline.

plus size animal print bikini top with high leg black bottoms Best Bikinis For Apple Shapes
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Our bigger busted ladies will know the struggle of halter neck bikini tops digging in all-day long. This animal print bikini top offers stretchy support, wider straps perfect for bigger boobs and offers more coverage that your usual bikini top. Style with your favourite high waisted bikini bottoms and floaty beach trousers for a look you’ll be wanting to wear all summer long.

Best Swimwear For Tummy Support

We’re all about loving your body no matter what shape it is. Sometimes when wearing swimwear, a little tummy support allows us to feel more confident in the body we’re in. Lots of our swimwear features built in subtle tummy support panels to allow you to feel great and comfortable whether you’re at the pool or the beach. Own your curves this summer!

Tummy Supporting Swimsuits

plus size Black Daisy Cold Shoulder Swimsuit
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If you’re after tummy support, this daisy print swimsuit is the one for you. Designed with tummy control mesh and ruching, this one-piece subtly sculpts your curves in all the right places. With padded cups and the choice of removeable straps, this swimsuit guarantees a fit you’ll love. Also we’re loving the daisy print this season.

plsus size Neon Pink Ruched Swimsuit
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If you’re after a tummy supporting style without control panels, this ruched neon swimsuit is your go-to. Ruching really is a girl’s best friend, ideal for shaping and showing off your fabulous curves whilst remaining super comfortable. Also neon for summer?! A must-have.

Tummy Supporting Bikinis

Black Wrap Bikini Top & high waisted bottoms
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High waisted bikini bottoms are a must-have in every swimwear collection. We’re loving these high leg, high waist bottoms. They not only lengthen your legs, they lift your bum whilst supporting your tummy – win, win. Mix and match with all your favourite bikini tops for looks to take you from the pool to the beach with ease.

Black Floral Ruched Side Swim Skirt Best Swimwear For Tummy Support
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If you’re after a little extra tummy coverage, try out a swim skirt. Curve flattering yet comfortable our plus size swim skirts sit above the hips to provide subtle tummy support all-day long. Wear with your favourite bikini and tankini tops for a look you’ll look and feel amazing in.

Modest Plus Size Swimwear

Plus Size Modest Swimwear long sleeve swim top and swim leggings
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If you’re after a more modest, high coverage swimwear option, look to our plus size swim leggings and tops, all designed specially for water. Made from stretchy and comfortable fabric, this swimwear set has contrast stitch detailing with a pretty floral print on the top. Swap out the leggings or top with bikini tops and bottoms, whatever you feel most comfortable with.

Swimwear Tips & Tricks

  • Do Try On Lots Of Styles New swimwear styles and trends arrive every summer, don’t be afraid to try out something new. You might end up finding a new look you love!
  • Don’t Size Up – Swimwear tends to stretch and expand when it gets wet, so to ensure a flattering fit stay true to size.
  • Do Opt For Adjustable Straps And Ties – If you’re wanting a perfect fit, look to styles which you can adjust to comfortably fit you. Detachable straps are always a win for sunbathing.
  • Don’t Dry Swimwear On Washing Lines – To maintain your swimwear avoid hanging it out to dry on a washing line, especially by the straps or ties! This can stretch it out, and ruin the shape. Instead lay it out to dry over a towel.

Wanting more? Check out our full plus size swimwear range with a whole range of bikinis, tankinis, swimsuits, swim dresses and cover-ups to choose from in UK sizes 16-40.

What swim styles are you reaching for this summer? Show us how you’re getting ready for summer using the hashtag #ThisIsYours on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter, you might even get featured!