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

4Full-Coverage Cuteness

I live in Minnesota, where spending long days at the lake are practically required by state law. When my family hits the lake, we do it all: swim, kayak, paddle board, and spend hours digging in the sand. For days like this, I like a full coverage suit both for sun protection and to be able to move from swimming to playing without having to grab a cover-up. 

This suit, from HydroChic, is probably not going to the typical definition of sexy, but it is colorful, comfortable, and great for all types of lake or beach activities. 

Baseball Babe Rashguard, $84.00; HydroChic

Performance Wave Runner Swim Tights, $66.00; HydroChic

5Hello, Cleavage

Full disclosure here: While I love the price tag and the color on this tankini top, it was a bit more revealing than I'd like. It also doesn't really have the breast support that I need. I'd recommend it for my D-cup and below friends, especially those who aren't afraid of a bold pattern. 

Catalina Fashion Women's Plus Copacabana Twist Halterkini Top, $16.48; WalMart

Catalina Women's Plus-Size Skirted Swimsuit Bottom, $11.84; WalMart

6Not So Basic Black

Oooh, this one is GREAT. I planned to try to avoid black swimsuits, because I've had way too many boring ones in my past, but I had to make an exception for this one. This high-neck tankini from Swimsuits for All has great support and some sexy mesh panels at the top. This one is elegant enough for a couple's weekend but also totally workable for taking the kids to the pool. A+ all around. 

Lush Mesh High-Neck Tankini, $62.05; Swimsuits for All

7Best Exercise Suit

Swimming is one of my favorite exercises, so I'm always on the hunt for something to wear doing laps. I'm usually disappointed with my options. If I see another plain blue or black tank suit, I'm going to lose my mind.

So, imagine my delight at finding this athletic option from Cacique, available exclusively at Lane Bryant. The print on this reminds me of a watercolor painting and the straps stay in place for lap after lap. Now, if only it came with a matching cap and goggles...

One-Piece Lap Suit, $104.95; Lane Bryant

8Best Boobs Ever

I don't say this lightly, but this suit made my boobs look AMAZING.

So, let me tell everyone about this two-piece option from Cacique, available exclusively at Lane Bryant. This one has bra sizing, so we can order just the right size for our body. It comes with a built-in underwire bra and hooks like a bra and also has a halter neck closure. In other words, it takes a little bit of work to get it on, but the end result is so worth it. There'sa bit of cleavage, a lot of support, and the textured fabric looks luxe. This one is worth the price tag. 

Textured Swim Tank with Built-In Balconette Bra, $68.50; Lane Bryant

Textured Mid Waist Swim Brief With Cutouts, $54.50; Lane Bryant

9Bold Bikini

On paper, the thought of a white bikini sounds kind of terrifying.

But then I saw the Milestone Underwire Bikini and matching Romper from Gabi Fresh for Swim Suits for All, and I kind of fell in love. First of all, the cactus print is adorable, and given that I'm originally from Arizona, I had to have it.  

The bikini top has bra sizing, so it fits great and the straps don't slip at all. I dig the high-waisted bikini bottom but the romper totally sealed the deal for me. I can't wait to wear this to the pool the summer. 

Gabi Fresh Milestone Underwire Bikini, $70.00; Swim Suits For All

Gabi Fresh Milestone Romper, $43.40; Swim Suits For All

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