Spring has sprung, and with the warmer weather comes the ever increasing desire to hit the pool or the beach. Basically, it's time to start contemplating your new swimwear. Well, these 25 plus size bikinis are perfect for plus size ladies who are ready to hit the beach or sip a cocktail by the pool. From retro ruching to gorgeous tropical patterns, the market for plus size bikinis has exploded, and your options are practically unlimited.
Although we're nowhere near perfect, important strides have been made in the world of plus size fashion in recent years. Whether it's been plus size bridal gowns or the availability of plus size street wear the options today go far and beyond what I remember when I was growing up. With plus size models and fashion mavens like Tess Holliday, Ashley Graham, and Gabi Fresh, curvy women are able to find more and more spaces in an industry that was previously meant only for straight sized women.
While the plus size fashion industry definitely has a bit of a way to go in terms of being totally size-inclusive — the options for women over size 22 are still nearly nonexistent — it doesn't take away from the fact that items like plus size bikinis are even on the market. A decade ago, the idea of a model like Ashley Graham slaying the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit was all but unthought of. Now, however, the bikinis that were considered off limits for curvier women are not only available but cute as hell. These 25 plus size bikinis are only the top of the extended size swimwear iceberg.
1. Vibrant Color
Plus Size Bikini Bottom, $15.90, Forever21
Plus Size Textured Bikini Top, $17.90, Forever21
How gorgeous is this vibrant yellow bikini with black piping and caging?
2. Ruffles For Days
Meadow Floral Print Underwired Bikini Top, $34, ASOS Curve
Meadow Floral Print Frill Side High Wasit Bikini Bottom, $31, ASOS Curve
Those ruffles add the perfect amount of girlyness.
3. Mesh Madness
Plus Size Bikini Bottoms, $17.90, Forever21
Plus Size Layered Bikini Top, $19.90, Forever21
Want something a bit sexy? This layered, mesh bikini is for you.
4. Geometric Stripes
Plus Size Bikini Bottoms, $17.90, Forever21
Plus Size Bandeau Bikini Top, $17.90, Forever21
The lace up bottom plus the bandeau top is perfection, but add in that gorgeous pattern, and it's plus size bikini heaven.
5. Crochet Halter
Swim Sexy The Charlatan Bikini, $57.40, swimsuitsforall
This gorgeous crochet pattern over the halter is so fun.
6. Laced Up Look
Plus Size Bikini Bottoms, $15.90, Forever21
Plus Size Halter Bikini Top, $17.90, Forever21
This may look demure, but those lace up are totally sexy.
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7. Modified String
Swim Sexy The Globetrotter Bikini, $50.40, swimsuitsforall
If you want something more bare, this is the way to go.
8. Racer Back Perfection
Sunbeam Me Up! Swimsuit Top, $82.99, ModCloth
Sunbeam Me Up! Swimsuit Bottom, $67.00, ModCloth
The racer back on this mesh meets pattern top is perfect.
9. Gorgeous White
Swim Sexy The Beach Babe White Bikini, $47.60,swimsuitsforall
Such a classic.
10. 90s-esque Florals
Floral Print Lattice Front Bikini Top, $58.50, Torrid
Floral Print Lattice Mesh High Waist Swim Bottom, $44.50, Torrid
Does this floral print harken back to those 90s floral frocks? I think so.
11. Sailor Inspired
Robyn Lawley Navy/White Tie Front D/DD Underwire Bikini, $174.90, swimsuitsforall
Sailor inspired and incredibly fun. What's not to love?
12. Flowy Details
Crochet Swim Brief, $54.50, Lane Bryant
Crochet Halter Bikini Top With Built-In Bandeau Bra, $68.50, Lane Bryant
This flowing top is so adorable.
13. Fruity Fun
Fruity Suity Two Piece Swimsuit in Black, $62.99, ModCloth
Those retro cherry are perfect for a bygone decade loving lady.
14. Solid + Pattern
Swim Sexy The Virtuoso Underwire Bikini, $57.40, swimsuitsforall
Loving this combination of straps, pattern, and solid.
15. Funky Prints
Bright Geo-Tribal Print Longline Bandeau Bikini Top, $38, ASOS Curve
Bright Geo-Tribal Print Lattice High Wasit Bikini Bottom, $31, ASOS Curve
If strapless is your thing, this gorgeous funky print is ideal.
16. Bold Print Cheetah
GabiFresh The Tsarina D/DD Underwire Bikini, $68.60, swimsuitsforall
Animal print in bold? Yes, please.
17. Subtle Geometrics
Your Fest Effort Swimsuit Top, $63.99, ModCloth
Your Fest Effort Swimsuit Bottom, $53.99, ModCloth
Gorgeous retro meets geometric gold.
18. Skirty Flirty
Striped Bow Back Bikini Top, $68.50, Torrid
Striped Skater Skirt Swim Bottom, $44.50, Torrid
Thinking you want a flirty skirt? Here's your perfect plus size bikini.
19. Strappy Bikini
Strappy Bikini Bottom with Hardware, $38.15, Lane Bryant
Strappy Bandeau Bikini Top With Hardware, $45.15, Lane Bryant
Strappy and sexy. So perfect.
20. Brilliant Solids
Lattice Front Bikini Top, $58.50, Torrid
Lattice Mesh High Wasit Swim Bottom, $44.50, Torrid
Think soilds are boring? Think again.
21. Tropical Prints
Bikini Top With Built-In Plunge Bra, $60.50, Lane Bryant
Coral Gardens Side-Tie Swim Brief, $54.50, Lane Bryant
Tropicals are basically a must for summer, right?
22. Animal Print Amazement
Leopard Print Twist Bikini Top, $68.50, Torrid
Leopard Print High Waist Ruched Swim Bottom, $44.50, Torrid
Wanted animal print for your day in the sun? I've got you covered.
23. Chevron Beauty
Junarose Zig Zag Bikini Top, $31, ASOS Curve
Junarose Zig Zag Bikini High Wasit Bikini Bottom, $29, ASOS Curve
How cool is this chevron printed bikini?
24. Stripes + Florals
Floral Stripe Bikini Top, $68.50, Torrid
Floral Stripe High Waist Swim Bottom, $38.50, Torrid
Bold floral + a simple strip = match made in heaven.
25. Retro Floral
Pretty Floral Print Contrast 50s Bikini Top, $30, ASOS Curve
Pretty Floral Print Contrast High Wasit Bikini Bottom, $31, ASOS Curve
Vibrant color, vintage print, bikini perfection.
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