The Best Plus Size Swim Suits of 2020
Posted on May 26 2020
Here's a little secret: I have almost never bought clothes online. I'm my own worst customer. The idea of boxes of ill-fitting clothes crowding my doorstep is overwhelming to me and I really prefer to just go to the store. Now that I started Three Wrens, I have an entire store full of clothes that I love that fit me, and I barely shop anywhere else - great for my personal wardrobe, not great for confronting my discomfort.
Oh, how the era of COVID has changed me. Now that I absolutely cannot go to the store, I am trying to make a big mind-shift about online shopping. I've decided to rip the bandage right off and shop for swim suits online. For the past few years, I have settled into boring black and super utilitarian swim suits, and I need to break my mold and go for color, 2 pieces, matching sarongs, all of it. After all, I deserve it, and so do you. Will I be lounging at the pool or on an island retreat this summer? No, but I have a backyard, a hose, and 2 sons, so I'll get out and get it wet one way or another.
I'm designating June to be "I'm finding a swimsuit no matter what" month. I will order 10 swimsuits online to try on, a couple at a time, from stores with great return policies and no-risk shipping. I will start with one style, get 2 or 3 sizes and see if anything fits. I will keep the best one, return the rest, and then move on to the next style, getting my perfect size and style. By July 1, I will have one suit that I love. Okay, knowing me, I might have more than one.
I hope you join me! Styles are going fast (you know stores, once you need the items, they aren't for sale anymore), so shop now and let's do this thing.
I love Gabifresh in all things - social media, clothing design, modeling - she's amazing. Her new line of swimsuits for sale on Swimsuits For All are gorgeous. The bikini tops and bottoms can be ordered separately, and you have a choice whether you want a style that is cup-sized or not. The Power Mesh-encircled bra provides full bust support. I cannot wait to try them on.
While you are falling in love with her suits, follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabifresh. You won't regret it!
Ruby Ribbon isn't just about camis! Their swimwear sizes correspond to your cami size, so if you are already a cami customer your shopping will be a breeze. If you aren't a cami customer yet, what are you waiting for? Now you can try out two products at once!
They feature either a gorgeous sweetheart or a halter style top, a shelf bra that provides ample support and coverage, strategic ruching, full-coverage bottoms, and their trademark Invisishape™ technology to shape & smooth. You can order the bottoms and tops separately. The bottoms come in a high-waist brief or a swim skirt.
Becca Etc. is one of my new favorite swim suit stores. They currently have a whole line modeled by Catherine Li (featured in a Three Wren's Model Friday post), who says "I was drawn to BECCA ETC because the brand designed swimsuits with premium fabrics cut at the perfect spot to accentuate my body correctly." There are one-piece, two-piece, and tankini styles, and also several coverup options including pants.
Rod Beattie has gorgeous swimwear. The 2-pieces options are all available as separates so you can get just the size you need. There are bikini and tankini options, with both briefs and swim skirts, and of course there are one-pieces as well. They also offer an array of of complementary or stand-alone caftans and coverups. It would take a lot to make me consider a bikini top at this stage in my life, but that teal number is calling me.
Who doesn't love Ashley Graham? Not a lot of people, which is sort of the problem. Her line of swim suits is sexy and bold, but the plus sizes on Swimsuits for All are dwindling. Plus side, they are sale priced! If you like the look of her suits, act quickly.
To to recap, I'm buying these things ladies, and I hope you do, too! Together we can brave the online swimwear world and I promise, we'll come out the other side with a gorgeous suit that is as beautiful as you deserve. Remember - return shipping is free for all the above sites, so you have nothing to lose by being timid and everything to gain by being bold!