The Hottest Bikinis That Come In Plus-Sizes

Stylish options for plus-size swimsuits have been few and far between for way too long. But things are finally changing though, and 2019 is making up for lost time. Joanna Griffiths, the the forward-thinking founder of the size-inclusive Canadian intimate apparel brand Knix, recently launched her company’s swim collection in sizes XXL+ in tops and XXL in bottoms. It’s a line that’s been a long time in the making. “When we started working on the swim category three years ago, there wasn’t a lot of diversity at all,” says Griffiths, who has also pioneered period-proof panties and a game-changing sports bra.
The demand was already there. “Because of the way our bras and our underwear fit, swim became the most requested category for us as a brand,” says Griffiths. Still, she took her time to do it the Knix way, which meant making styles for all the shapes, sizes, and ages. As a disruptor brand, she believes Knix has a responsibility to do things differently. “It’s still not really common to show women of different sizes and ages together,” she says of today’s swimwear imagery. But life doesn’t work that way. “When you’re wearing a bathing suit, you’re around your family and friends of all different ages, and they look very different, so we want to showcase that in our marketing,” says Griffiths.
It’s the kind of body-positive messaging that has attracted 141,000 Instagram followers, inclusive fashion designer and reality TV star Roxy Earle included. “We first started chatting with her two years ago, and we were looking for a project we could partner on together,” says Griffiths. When it came time for swimwear, Earle was a natural fit for the project. “If you follow her on Instagram, you know she loves swimwear,” says Griffiths. “She’s also an advocate for the idea that anyone can wear any type of bathing suit.” Earle had strong ideas about what a suit should offer. “It had to draw the eye to the waist,” says Griffiths. Good cleavage was also high on Earle’s priority list. Most importantly, it has to be a style you can move around in and feel good wearing.
Ready to jump in? Keep scrolling for 8 amazing plus-size two-piece bathing suits, from full-coverage to string bikinis.
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Your fave off-the-shoulder crop style is now available in swimwear, and thanks to Forever21, it’s more affordable than it’s ever been before. Available to size 3X.

Forever21 Plus Size Tropical Toucan Off-the-Shoulder Bikini Top, $29.90, available at Forever21. Forever21 Plus Size Tropical Toucan Off-the-Shoulder Bikini Bottom, $26.90, available at Forever21.
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Feeling racy? This Canadian company’s halter top and high-waisted bottoms available in XL are the way to go to get hearts everywhere beating just a little bit faster. You can also custom make your own suit from over 200 styles, up to a J-cup, and sizing is available up to 4XL by request.

Unika Swim Alessia Top, $139.00, available at Unika Swim. Unika Swim Alessia Bottoms, $124.00, available at Unika Swim.
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Only Ashley Graham could dream up a high-neck peek-a-boo bikini with macramé detailing that shows off just enough to still leave a little to the imagination whether you’re a size 4 or 24.

Ashley Graham X Swimsuits For All Black Halter High Neck Bikini, $64.00 USD, available at Swimsuits for All.
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Knix asked its Instagram users what colour they most wanted from its new swimwear collection. The answer: this rich teal that’s selling out fast. Available in every size, up to XXL+ in tops and XXL in bottoms.

Knix Peekaboo Bikini Top, $65.00, available at Knix. Knix High Rise Bottom, $50.00, available at Knix.
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Ruffle bikini tops are officially a thing, but it’s the mix-and-match solid and print that really takes the look to a whole new level. Choose from two colourways and sizes 12–28.

Eloquii Drama Ruffle Bikini Top, $29.97 USD, available at Eloquii. Eloquii Ruched Bikini Bottom, $19.97 USD, available at Eloquii.
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If this new Toronto-based bathing brand’s latest suit drop shows us anything, it’s that sometimes a whole lot less can really be so much more. Tie up the L, if you dare to bare.

437 Swimwear The Jordan Top, $55.00 USD, available at 437 Swimwear. 437 Swimwear The Jordan Bottoms, $55.00 USD, available at 437 Swimwear.
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Fans of this empowering New York line are getting behind the scuba-inspired suit for good reason. It’s edgy, slightly sexy, and statement-making all in one. Plus, it comes in every size from 4 to 4X.

Chromat Launch Top , $176.00 USD, available at Chromat. Chromat Launch Bottom, $149.00 USD, available at Chromat .
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Double up on your neon and snakeskin fixes with this athletic-style bikini — because two trends are better than one. It’s available in sizes 12–26.

Asos Design Curve Mix And Match Crop Bikini Top In Neon Snake, $23.00, available at ASOS. Asos Design Curve Mix And Match High Waist Bikini Bottom In Neon Snake, $26.00, available at ASOS.

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