Tried & True Tips For Plus-Size Swimsuit Shopping

Swimsuit season is in full swing and it's not slowing down any time soon. Our crystal ball says there are still plenty of poolside hangs, weekend beach trips, and full-on vacation getaways in your future before fall rolls around. That being said, you'll need the right suits to take full advantage of the warm weather while it lasts. If you haven't quite found a bathing suit that fits the bill yet, you may be delaying the often-tiresome search — or worse, returning to your go-to suit from two summers ago (the one that's faded, pilled, and now totally shapeless).
Swim shopping doesn’t have to be a chore. You just have to go into the hunt with an idea of what you want — whether that means knowing what type of suit you like (one-piece or two?) or just deciding which parts of your body you want to highlight and flatter. Ironing out your tastes and preferences ahead of time can save you from a headache down the line. That's why we spoke to six women about what they've discovered works for them when it comes to shopping for swimwear.
Fortunately, each of these plus-size tastemakers had her own unique go-to tip for finding a suit that makes them feel beautiful. As expert Chauncéa Carothers explains, "The methods I use are not exclusively for plus-size women — they are for all women." Read on to steal their advice and shop our picks — and don’t forget to #TakeBackTheBeach this summer.

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