Here Are The Top Plus-Size Swimwear Styles To Wear This Summer - Steel Pony

Here Are The Top Plus-Size Swimwear Styles To Wear This Summer

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Summer is just around the corner, and now that traveling is taking off again, it's likely that you're looking for a new swimsuit or two. According to the Global Swimwear Market 2022 Research Report, there is an increasing demand for swimwear this year, with a predicted $8.3 million revenue by 2027.  The increased spending is partly due to the availability of a wide range of styles, including size-inclusive swimwear. More brands are now providing bathing suits for all shapes and sizes, especially for plus-size women. 

There are a lot more swimwear style choices for plus-size women today, so you may need tips on shopping for your size and shape to make the ordeal less daunting. If you're looking for swimsuit styles that would show your curves in the best ways, here are the trends that you need to check out for your next swimsuit shopping trip. 

Swim Tops With Support

Bust support is important, especially if you have a large cup size. Recently, swimsuit brands have re-engineered their swimsuit tops to cater to plus-size women, and one of the most popular styles they offer are bikini tops that offer support. An example of this is the balconette top. It has underwire cups that provide comfortable support and at the same time gives that needed lift for fuller busts. If underwires make you uncomfortable, you can go with bikini tops with wide straps. They offer more support and structure and are usually adjustable to ensure proper fit. 

Play on Ruffles

Swimsuits with ruffles can help you show off your curves. Well-placed, tiered ruffles can highlight the curve of your hips. Angled ruffles, on the other hand, are highly flattering since they draw the eye downward and away from the midriff. You can also look for a swimsuit with a ruffled plunging neckline and a high-cut bottom to create a streamlined shape. Meanwhile, a swimsuit with wide ruffles and a striped pattern can make you stand out on the beach or pool. 

The Swim Dress

A swim dress has a skirted bottom, usually with an attached brief. The skirt detail adds flowy fabric to your hips, which can make your waist look more defined. It also adds a very feminine and sexy look. Look for a swim dress tankini set, as it's very flattering and looks more modern than the typical swim dress. Something with a sweetheart neckline, a supportive built-in bra with molded cups, and a fluttery long-length silhouette will look perfect for lounging by the pool or hanging out at the beach. 

The Reliable Maillot

The maillot, or the tank suit, is a one-piece swimsuit that consists of a tank-style torso top with high-cut legs. Recently, brands have made upgrades on this classic style to highlight womanly curves, adding plunging necklines and cutouts to the basic swimsuit. Look for a maillot that has a scoop design and light shirring to flatter the midsection. Meanwhile, a maillot with bold designs or colors can be a fun look, and it offers good coverage for swimming and other water activities. 

Looking for the right swimsuit can be daunting, but knowing what styles to pick can help you choose the most flattering swimwear for your summer holiday. Pick out one or two styles from the ones mentioned above, and enjoy looking your best on your vacation! 

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Hi I am Joanne Litz Cofounder of Steel Pony.
I graduated in Textile Design from, the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Worked in the "Industry" as a design director before starting Steel Pony. A company focused on slow sustainable fashion over 30 years ago
I love Creative Fashion, Art, and Energy Healing. My mission is to help women find their inner goddess and shine from the inside out.