20 Standout Plus-Size Swimsuits for Every Budget

May is heating up, which means swimsuit season is right around the corner. Like a lot of women, I found that shopping for swimwear is an awful experience. Growing up in a society where the “perfect” swim body involved a flat stomach and smooth silhouette, my size 16-18 frame never quite fit the mold.

It wasn’t until I was well along on my self-love journey that I started to become excited about showing my curves and rocking cute two-piece swimsuits. It was also then that I noticed a huge lack of options out there when it came to fashion-forward plus-size swimwear.

Excitingly enough, the swim industry was flipped on its head a few years ago with the launch of plus-size blogger Gabi Fresh’s swimwear collection. The collaboration was with the brand Swimsuits For All, and included her iconic, self-coined “fatkini.”

The major success of Gabi’s body-baring size-12-plus swimwear was just the wakeup call the industry needed. Now more then ever, swim brands are beginning to realize that plus-size customers want to embrace their curves and aren’t afraid to show a stretch mark or two. Even plus-size clothing brand Eloquii recently launched a fun and flirty 43-piece swimwear line in sizes 12 to 28.

With all the new online plus-size retailers, the need for those dreaded physical swimsuit shopping trips with cramped dressing rooms and unforgiving fluorescent lighting has become obsolete. Some brands even go up to size 30 and an H bra cup, offering plenty of options for every size, style, and budget this summer.

From fashion-forward printed bikinis to super-flirty one pieces, here are 20 knockout swimsuits to help you have your bombshell beach moment!

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Asha Evergreen Bikini

Top, $64, and bottom, $52; Rue 107.

Eloquii Off-the-Shoulder Cross-Front Bikini Top and Bottom

Top, $79.90, and bottom, $59.90; Eloquii.

Marina Rashguard Plus-Size Bikini Top and Curacao Plus-Size Bikini Bottom

Top, $88, and bottom, $78; Monif C.

Pineapple Plus-Size Bodysuit

$17.90, Forever 21.

Tri Something New Swimsuit

Top, $34.99, and bottom, $29.99; ModCloth.

Ashley Graham Condesa Bikini

$88; Swimsuits For All.

La Blanca All Meshed Up Bikini

Top, $99, and bottom, $71; Always For Me Swim.

Torrid Push-Up Balconette Top and Ruched High Waist Swim Bottom

Top, $68.90, and bottom, $44.90; Torrid.

Eloquii Wrap Halter One Piece Swimsuit

$119.90; Eloquii.

Gabi Fresh Aphrodite Swimsuit

$98; Swimsuits For All.

Beach Betty Plus-Size Mara Halter One Piece Swimsuit

$64.99; Target.

Control Max Plus-Size Underwire Swimsuit

$62.94; Old Navy.

Aqua Plus-Size Bikini

Top, $19.90, and bottom, $17.90; Forever 21.

Bali Bandage Plus-Size Swimsuit

$148; Monif C.

Kirby One-Piece Rich Mocha Swimsuit

$98; Rue 107.

Bathing Beauty One-Piece Plaid Swimsuit

$89.99; Modcloth.

Timothy Snell Jaden Scuba Plus-Size Swimsuit

$99; Always For Me.

Surfside Tropical Bikini

Top, $24.99, and bottom, $19.99; Target.

Marcela Lace-Up Swimsuit

$78.90; Fashion To Figure.

Torrid Striped Bikini

Halter top, $68.90, and skater skirt bottom, $48.90; Torrid.

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