8 Swimsuit Trends Made For Plus-Size Women

Times, they are a-changing, and we couldn't be more thrilled. In the past, plus-size women have had to settle for whatever oversized, floral, and frankly not-so-cute bathing suit they could find, but it’s 20167 and swim designs for the size 14-plus set are finally on-trend.
As awesome as the variety is, it can be daunting to rifle through so many sites and racks to find the best piece. That's why we’ve curated a collection of the styles we're loving this season. Whether you’re all about embellishments or live for minimalism, there’s something for every style, budget, and body. Find yours ahead; it’s time to take back the beach.
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Off-the-Shoulder
One of the most ubiquitous trends of the season is the off-the-shoulder look. From runway to fast fashion, everyone's been getting in on the flattering cut and and a trendy swim set is a natural extension.

Eloquii Ruffle Off The Shoulder Printed One-Piece Swimsuit, $119.90, available at Eloquii.
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Boohoo Plus Emma Bardot Frill High Waist Bikini, $40, available at Boohoo.
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Rebdolls Summer 17 Over the Shoulder Two Piece Swimsuit, $39.99, available at Rebdolls.
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GabiFresh x Swimsuits For All Hera Bikini, $98 $68.60, available at Swimsuits For All.
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Colorblocking
Let's head back to basics. If you're style is a little more minimalist, a color blocked swimsuit is the way to go.

Forever 21 Plus Size One-Piece Swimsuit, $29.90, available at Forever 21.
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Eloquii Off The Shoulder Contrast Ruffle Bikini Top, $74.90, available at Eloquii; Eloquii Contrast Ruffle Bikini Bottom, $59.90, available at Eloquii.
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Eloquii Color Blocked One-Piece Swimsuit, $119.90, available at Eloquii.
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Adore Me Violanna Plus, $69.95, available at Adore Me.
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Neon Tones
Pastel's have had their turn. This summer, swimwear is stepping back into the '80s in a good way. From bright indigo bikinis to neon pink cut-outs that would Barbie would be adding to her wish list, there's a neon colored swimsuits for everyone to sport this season.

Addition Elle Nola Color Block Bikini Top with Zip Detail, $62, available at Addition Elle; Addition Elle Nola High Waist Color Block Bikini Bottom, $58, available at Addition Elle.
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Eloquii Flutter Sleeve Bikini Top, $82.90, available at Eloquii; Eloquii High Waist Belted Bikini Bottom, $64.90, available at Eloquii.
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Ashley Stewart One-Shoulder Asymmetrical One Piece, $89.50 $44.75, available at Ashley Stewart.
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Boohoo Plus Kitty Geo Print Colour Pop High Waist Bikini, $44, available at Boohoo.
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Lace-Up One-Pieces
Lace-up tops are still pounding the pavement as a style staple, so there’s no real surprise that this trend has infiltrated swimwear, as well. Most designs feature laces on the front and hips and double up as tops for your daytime looks.

Karla Colletto Iris Silent Underwire Lace-Up One-Piece Swimsuit, $363, available at Neiman Marcus.
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Aerie Lace-Up One Piece Swimsuit, $49.95 $34.96, available at American Eagle Outfitters.
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Forever 21 Plus Size Lace-Up Swimsuit, $29.90, available at Forever 21.
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H&M+ Swimsuit, $39.99, available at H&M.
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Bold Print Bikinis
Dainty patterns are cute, but a large one commands visual attention. This season's styles put the ocular action front and center.

Rue107 Asha Bikini Top, $64, available at Rue107; Rue107 Asha Bikini Bottom, $52, available at Rue107.
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Ashley Stewart Cheetah Print Twist Bandeau Top, $49.50 $24.75, available at Ashley Stewart; Ashley Stewart Cheetah Print Ruched Swim Skirt, $49.50 $24.75, available at Ashley Stewart.
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Lane Bryant Eyelet Stripe Off-the-Shoulder Bikini Top with Built-In Bandeau Bra, $78.50, available at Lane Bryant; Lane Bryant Eyelet Stripe Mid-Waist Swim Brief, $54.50, available at Lane Bryant.
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Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All Bonsai Bikini, $88 $61.60, available at Swimsuits For All.
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Old Navy Ruffled Animal-Print Plus-Size Bikini Top, $39.94 $22.97, available at Old Navy; Old Navy High-Waist Plus-Size Ruched Bikini Bottoms, $34.94 $16.97, available at Old Navy.
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Red
Red hot, Baywatch ready bathing suits can be surprisingly challenging to find in plus sizes, as so many brands feel the need to use darker, "slimmer" colors, and overlay it with some sort of fabric detailing. Think of this as the palate cleanser to all other swim trends this season. Find a bold red swimsuit that says the beach can take you exactly as you are.

Swimsuits For All Lifeguard Swimsuit, $84 $58.80, available at Swimsuits For All.
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Eloquii Off the Shoulder Ruffle Bikini Top, $79.90, available at Eloquii; Eloquii Ruched High Waist Bikini Bottom, $54.90, available at Eloquii.
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Aerie Piping One Piece Swimsuit, $46.95 $32.86, available at American Eagle Outfitters.
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Xhilaration Plus Size Lace High Neck Bikini Top, $24.99, available at Target; Xhilaration Plus Size Double Tab Hipster Bottom, $16.99, available at Target.
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Gingham
Is there any place we haven't seen gingham this year? There’s something inherently retro and picnic-like about the checkered print, but these takes on gingham are less southern BBQ ready and more beach worthy.

Torrid Gingham Print Ruched Bust Bikini Top, $58.90 $35.34, available at Torrid; Torrid Gingham Print Ruched High Waist Swim Bottom, $44.90 $22.45, available at Torrid.
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Lane Bryant Gingham Flounce Bikini Top with Built-In Bandeau Bra, $64.50, available at Lane Bryant; Lane Bryant Gingham Swim Brief with Strappy Cutout, $50.50, available at Lane Bryant.
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Rebdolls Checkmate Tied Up Two Piece Swimsuit, $45, available at Rebdolls.
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Torrid Gingham Print Tie Front Peplum Mid-Kini Top, $78.90, available at Torrid; Torrid Ruched Mid-Rise Swim Bottom, $38.90, available at Torrid.
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Mesh Paneled Midsections
If you like the cut-out trend but are a smidge too shy to show as much skin, consider a sheer insert swimsuit this summer. Mesh is like entry-level skin-baring. Plus there’s just something about that fishnet look that belongs in a body of water.

Torrid Mesh Panel One Piece Swimsuit, $98.90, available at Torrid.
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Forever 21 Plus Size One-Piece Swimsuit, $38, Forever 21.
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Adore Me Karrissa Plus, $49.95, available at Adore Me.
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Boohoo Plus Hannah Ruched Mesh 1 Shoulder Swimsuit, $40, available at Boohoo.
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