Plus Size Swimwear Style Tips

By on December 3, 2011
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Gottex Confetti Plus Size Swimsuitby Susan Bodack

These days, it can be pretty disheartening when shopping for swimwear, particularly if you’re searching for plus size swimwear styles. After awhile, everything sort of seems to look the same—I’m talking dark solid swimsuit styles with very little detail or embellishment. Talk about boring! At, we believe that everyone can look amazing in a swimsuit, regardless of your shape, size, creed or color; the key is to choose the right style for your body and minimize your problem areas. So before you go out and shop for some new plus size swimwear, read these simple swimsuit tips so you can look your best this season.

Hiding Your Tummy

For many of us ladies, the tummy is a major problem area, as well as a major source from where we draw insecurities. When shopping for new plus size swimwear, go for a style that features a dark solid bottom half (think black, plum or navy) and a busier top half. For example, the Confetti one-piece from Gottex Profile (available in 16W – 24W) has a solid black base with a gorgeous grey and white confetti-inspired print up top, embellished with ruffle trim detail along the bustline. Furthermore, this plus size swimsuit has substantial full back coverage and soft molded cups, which will give your gals great support. By choosing a style like this, you’ll draw eyes away from your bottom half and toward your top half.

In addition to the actual style or pattern featured on a swimsuit, you can also help conceal a not-so-toned tummy by choosing plus size swimwear with tummy control. The key to control swimwear fabrics is the high Lycra Spandex count, which helps suck you in and flatten your tummy. Brands like Gottex Profile, Charmline by Maryan Mehlhorn and Spanx feature plus size swimsuits with amazing tummy control.

Hiding Your Bottom Half

In addition to the tummy, a woman’s backside is a popular problem area, and many plus size swimwear styles lack that substantial bottom coverage that you crave. Always go for a swimsuit that features full back coverage and don’t be afraid to try the swimsuit on for size. If you’re shopping online, make sure the online retailer has a good return policy before you check out.

In addition to your backside, the thigh area (specifically the top inner thigh area) can be very problematic for many women. To put your worries at ease, go for plus size swimwear that has a skirted bottom. Whether you prefer a skirted one-piece or a skirted tankini, the adorable skirted detail can work wonders for your body shape. Styles like the Tricolore swimsuit from Gottex Profile (available in 16W – 24W) features a black tankini silhouette with purple and aqua ruffle trim detail. The halter straps provide great support and the skirted bottom helps hide your top inner thighs. But if you can’t find a skirted plus size swimwear style that you love, a sarong is the perfect substitute and you can fashion it as you please.

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