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Plus Size Swimwear
Cheers on blogger Gabi Fresh’s plus size swimwear collaboration with SwimsuitsForAll.com! Now, her ‘Fatkini’ may have sold out in 48 hours, but never fear, cute and sexy options are still out there. Whether you covet a midriff-baring two-piece or you’d rather a one-piece stunner: If you still need a great summer suit, check some of our favorite plus size swimwear styles. What will you be sporting this summer?
Bohemian Cool: ASOS Curve
This is the bikini made for summer bonfires and boho chic beach parties. The tribal inspired print is vivid and colorful and so modern it deserves to be styled accordingly. After a long day of saltwater hang-out, pop on a 17 Sundays acid washed jean band jacket and a white swiss dot and crochet maxi skirt from Denim 24/7 at OneStopPlus. Slip on flip flops and you are boho to go. Plus you’ll get that layered, tummy reveal look that’s so hot right now.
Preppy Polish: Evans
With bright blue polka dots, this is just plain sweet. It’s a little flirty, a little vintage, a little modest, a little muah and a whole lot prep. In between swims, top this suit with a long-length Lauren Ralph Lauren crest-insignia cardigan in white or navy. A pair of Ray Ban or Warby Parker Wayfarer shades and your favorite Sperry boatshoes complete this collegiate look. A giant Land’s End monogram tote to haul your pool-side must-haves will compliment the Brat Pack style.
Sexy Edge: Lane Bryant
Versatility, thy name is this shimmer bikini. On one hand, this is what a hot rocker chick would wear to the summer BBQ. Rock it with jean cut-offs from Old Navy and a pair of black Frye boots and you are instant ride-or-die. On the other hand, give yourself a Brigitte Bardot blow-out and layer on loads of costume jewels with pearl-accented Chanel shades and you’re one hot cabana diva. Black patent Louboutins required for post-swim martinis.
Retro Class: ModCloth
Of course a suit this vintage smooth would come from ModCloth. If you’re more patriot than noir they have a red, white and blue version as well. But we adore the classic and classy black and white. With it’s peplum and fluting details and perfectly patterned striping, this feels more like a cocktail frock than a swimsuit. A wide-brim Eric Javits hat in black is a simple compliment. Maybe just sit by the water and don’t go in; this suit is too pretty to get wet!
Cool Cover-Up: Simply Be
If you simply must cover up, then do it glam! We love the sequin striping and heather grey combo of this inviting cover up. It’s fluid and chill but still sexy. No mu-mu here! For vacation strolls around your favorite beach town, pair this with a cuffed white short from Inc. International and some Sam & Libby for Target patterned wedge heels. A Michael Stars fedora and Gucci aviator shades finish the look.
Clothing images from www.modcloth.com, www.simplybe.com, www.asos.com, www.evansusa.com, www.lanebryant.com