We Found the 9 Hottest Plus-Size Swimsuits to Wear This Summer

Rachel Farganis Photography

A few facts everyone should know about me: I'm a size 22, I love to swim, and I am beyond tired of the struggle to find a swimsuit that I love and feel comfortable and beautiful in. The problem with so many plus-sized suits is that they either treat my body like a problem to be solved or they are incredibly boring. The pickings are incredibly slim, when there's no reason for it to be. Save me from another plain black tank suit, please! 


Given that summer is coming soon, I made it my mission to hunt down the best plus-sized swimsuits of the summer.* Not to toot my own horn, but I basically killed it -- we've got cute suits, practical suits, affordable suits, and, yes, even some seriously sexy ones! We found the perfect suit for every type of personal style.

I tried them all on, so we can see what these suits look like on someone who has had two kids, thighs that touch, and a body that is perfectly imperfect. Since I got brave last year and rocked a bikini for the first time, I even made sure to throw in another two-piece this time around!

So, click on for the hottest suits of the season, and get ready to feel awesome in the water this year -- no matter what size we are! After all, doesn't everyone deserve to have some fun in the sun and look fresh as heck in the process? We're gonna go with a hard yes on this one. 

* I went shopping and also reached out to several brands. Swimsuits for All, Lane Bryant, and HydroChic all kindly sent suits to try. 

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