Post # 1
Ug…..why must all plus sized bathing suits be so ugly? There are so many cute, figure flattering ones in the regular sizes, but once you jump to plus sizes, they all turn into weird mini skirt/brief bottom combos or they are flowy, which personally I think makes me look even bigger!
Of course, I’m only talking about the few stores I went to yesterday, I know there are some cute ones out there, but I just hate that our options are generally limited and the department stores only have super ugly and not flattering suits for us!
Post # 3
It depends on where you are shopping!
Pinup Girl Clothing goes up to a 2x and carries cute, retro swimsuits.
ModCloth carries up to a size 26.
Lany Bryant has some decently cute ones on their website.
Old Navy goes up to 4x.
I think they are harder to find, but not impossible if you look around. Unfortunately, ordering off the internet might be a better bet than shopping in-store. :/
Post # 4
Yeah every year when I want to buy a new swimsuit I think okay I’m not a old lady, so why do all of these look like old lady suits.
Post # 5
What kind of bathing suits do you like? I’m about a size 16 and I LOVE Lands End suits. Especially because you can order them in D and Dirty Delete. Personally, I like the mini skirts, but they have all sorts of bottoms and they have most everything in plus sizes, too. The only thing I don’t like is that they’re fairly pricey. I hate that because I’m bigger I can’t go buy cute $12 bikins at Target or wherever.
Post # 6
Someone already suggested Modcloth and they are right on! I got a suit there last summer that is absolutely beautiful! Here is the link to all of their swimsuits: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/swimwear#?price=26,190&sort=newest&page=1
They have a lot of really cute/retro swimsuits. I really recommend the “Bathing Beauty” swimsuits if you’re looking for something form fitting that will look good on curves. I got the one in Emerald! 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I’ll second the suggestion for Lands End. Their suits are really good quality and come in all sorts of combos.
Post # 8
I love the modcloth swimsuits!
Post # 9
I love ModCloth and didn’t even think to check there! Woo Hoo!
I know there are cute ones, but I get so frustrated and annoying because I can’t go into a regular store and buy something, it takes time and generally online shopping. Gah!!!
Thanks for the support and ideas ladies!
Post # 10
I find choices limited too, This one is kinda cute: http://www.1-plus.com/swirl-print-halter-tankini/705711,default,pd.html?dwvar_705711_color=Black%20Swirl&start=6&cgid=AE-Apparel-Swimwear (they have a store but it’s in Canada, don’t know where you are)
@Future MrsB: I know! it doesn’t take THAT much more material to make a plus suit that you can buy a regular one at $12 but plus one’s start at $50! Same for bra’s…don’t get me started on bras.
Post # 11
@T-Rex: I adore Modcloth too! Good luck in your search! Hopefully they will have something on their site (they have a pretty good number of plus size suits as far as I can tell). 🙂
Post # 12
Try Cyberswim.com! They have a lot of amazing suits!
Post # 13
@DeathByDesign: Some of those are pretty nice, but so much more epensive that I would like to buy 🙁
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Depending on how plus-sized you are, you might have good luck with the Spanx suits. I was also able to fins great suits at Everything but Water when I was a 16 or 18, but that would be the limit and selection was limited.
Post # 15
I was just in Old Navy yesterday and they had some really cute suits.
I personally own the black one and I love it. The halters are adjustable and the ruching camoflauges problem areas.
MiracleSuit is (expensive but) great, because the lycra gives so much support.
Buying a bathing suit sucks….Good luck!!!
Post # 16
I agree with cyberswim, as they sell Miaraclesuits. These things really are a miracle. I hate most bathing suits on me because they don’t provide enough control and support. I have about 4 or 5 Miraclesuits and I love them. I could serioulsy do jumping jacks in them and there would be no jiggle. I love that support! Sometimes Lane Bryant does sell them online and when they do, you can sometimes get a good price using 40% off deal or something like that. They are expensive, but worth it! Sizes run true to size or up one size from what you are wearing in clothes.