5 Swimsuit trends made for Curvy Girls

Times, they are a-changing, and we couldn't be more thrilled. In the past, plus-size women have had to settle for whatever oversized, floral, and frankly not-so-cute bathing suit they could find, but it’s 2016, and swim designs for the size 14-plus set are finally on-trend. 

As awesome as the variety is, it can be daunting to rifle through so many sites and racks to find the best piece. Below is a curated collection of the styles we're loving this season. Whether you’re all about embellishments or live for minimalism, there’s something for every style, budget, and body. Find yours ahead; it’s time to take back the beach as we prep for Labor Day Weekend!


Cutout swimsuits are dominating summer style, and thankfully there are options for every comfort level, from teeny-tiny slices to full-on lattice work. If you're worried about funky tan lines, we'd say this trend is worth it.

Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All Liaison Swimsuit, $109, available at Swimsuits For All.


Minimalist bathing suits can be surprisingly challenging to find in plus sizes, as so many brands feel the need to add rooching, twists, or some sort of fabric detailing. Think of this as the palate cleanser to all other swim trends this season. To pull it off, stick to solid colors, avoid ornaments, and look for designs that cut higher up on your hip.

Rebdolls "Nobody's Angel" One Piece Swimsuit, $34.99, available at Rebdolls.

Mesh Layers

If you’re loving the cutout trend but are stressed about exposing so much skin, consider mesh-lined swimsuits your solution. Mesh is like entry-level skin-baring. Plus there’s just something about that fishnet look that belongs in a body of water. 

Addition Elle Cactus V Neck One Piece Swimsuit, $100, available at Addition Elle.

Swingy Ruffles

Ruffles are everywhere, so it’s no surprise they're taking their talents poolside. There’s something inherently girly about flouncy fabric, but these frills are decidedly less froufrou. 

Rue107 Moko One-piece, $92, available at Rue107.


This might be one of the easiest trends to get into, literally. It's fashion-meets-function at its finest, and its versatility allows you to expose as much (or as little) skin as you want.

Forever 21 Plus Size Zipped Bikini Top, $17.90, available at Forever 21; Forever 21 Plus Size Cutout Bikini Bottoms, $17.90, available at Forever 21.