8 Flattering Plus-Size Bathing Suits
Land’s End Plus Size Floral Beach Halter One Piece Floral Swimsuit
Let loose your inner bombshell with this feminine vintage-inspired halter. Shirring helps downplay the tummy, while the sturdy sewn-in bra lends support. Sizes 16W to 26W. Also available in ivory/black floral.
To buy: $100, landsend.com.
Featured May 2012
Catherines Side Wrap Draped Swimsuit
Simple yet so chic, this wrap star is like the little black dress of swimsuits. Diagonal lines created by the side draping visually slim the waist. Sizes 16W to 34W.
To buy: From $98, catherines.com.
Avenue Retro Crossover Swim Suit With Control
Talk about print friendly: A bold and beautiful print keeps the eye engaged so it doesn’t home in on problem spots. Sizes 18 to 24.
To buy: $78, avenue.com.
Profile High Neck Full Figure One Piece
Simultaneously demure and sexy, this blue-accented tank’s high-cut neck and back straps keep you secure while swimming laps. Sizes 16 to 24.
To buy: $128, bloomingdales.com.
INC International Concepts Plus Size Swimsuit, Ruffle Front Solid One Piece
You’ll look red-hot in a number with a flirty wrap neckline that will draw compliments—and attention up and away from hips and thighs. Sizes 16W to 24W. Also available in black, black/white, and slate.
To buy: $80, macys.com.
Miraclesuit ‘Sanibel’ One Piece Swimsuit (Plus)
Sure, black is naturally slenderizing, but this suit also is made with extra-powerful fabric that claims to make you look 10 pounds slimmer instantly. Sizes 16W to 24W.
To buy: $172, nordstrom.com.
Fashion Bug Shimmering Dots Halterkini Top and Bottom
The black panels on this shimmery tankini work to trim your silhouette. Plus, the top and bottoms are sold separately so you can customize your fit. Sizes 16W to 28W.
To buy: Top, $39.50, and plus-size 95732 swim brief, $25.50, fashionbug.com.