Plus Size Swimsuits

Many plus size women worry about vacation time because it means exposing flesh at the beach or by the pool. However, with the wide variety of plus size swimsuits now available to choose from, women can find swimwear that not only looks great but fits well too.

Just because the sun is shining does not mean that you have to bare all. Many plus size swimsuits are designed to smooth and flatter curves as well as providing you with some modesty. For example, you can choose two piece swimsuits that have a shorts or skirt bottom. Two piece swimsuits, such as shortinis, skirtinis and jogkinis are extremely functional as you can mix and match tops and bottoms. The tops are long enough to cover your mid-drift area, whilst the shorts are quick drying and very comfortable. The various necklines of the tops available allows you to choose if you want a scoop neck or a higher neckline. V necks and halter tops can be extremely flattering and slim the face.

Two piece bathing suits are ideal because they allow for freedom of movement. Whether you are short waisted or long waisted a tankini will fit perfectly and be comfortable. Of course because you can mix and match tops and bottoms it means that you can create a number of different looks without packing too much in your suitcase. I also find that I am more comfortable visiting the pool bar or snack bar in a two piece bathing suit. I have even wore the tops with jeans or long shorts to go sightseeing and shopping whilst on vacation.

Some women prefer to wear a one piece swimsuit. There are different styles of one piece bathing suits to choose from. The obvious choice is the usual one piece, either plain color, with pattern, or with color blocking. Color blocking can have a slimming effect depending on where the color block detail is on the bathing suit. Some one pieces also have tummy controlling panels or shirred sides which will help waists appear slimmer. Another style of one piece swimwear is the Swimdress. Swimdresses allow for a little more coverage and many also have slimming effect tummy panels. A new one piece design that is proving to be very popular is the sarong front swimsuit. The draped sarong front covers tummy bumps and tops of thighs whilst the main body of the suit slims and trims waists.

When choosing the plus size swimwear that is right for you you need to think about how you want it to fit.

  • If you are full busted then you need good support, therefore choose a swimsuit that has full bra cups or has a criss cross front that will support your breasts. Adjustable straps will also mean that your swimsuit fits comfortably.
  • Minimize your waist by choosing a swimsuit that has color blocking down the sides, this will help to create shape. Side shirring and waist inserts will also have a slimming effect on your waistline. If choosing a two piece suit then go for darker bottoms and a top with color or detailing.
  • If you want to smooth or hide your tummy then choose swimsuits with tummy control panels, or has shirring detail or double fabric detail over your tummy area. Swimdresses and sarong front swimsuits will hide any tummy lumps and bumps.
  • To hide your hips then swimdresses, skirtinis, shortinis and jogkinis will work best. Wear a darker color on your bottom half, and have color or detail on your top half to draw the eye upwards.

I hope that this article has helped you to choose the right plus size swimsuits to suit your shape.

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