Finding flattering and trendy plus size swimwear is often extremely difficult. Especially in a society that up until recently has emphasized that larger body types simply aren’t as pretty. Most stores have a very small selection of swimwear for plus size women, and the selection they do have isn’t flattering or modern. However, thanks to many new companies who believe that big is beautiful, women are now able to find swimwear to fit their body type online.
For years, models have been seen as tall and skinny, which made them pretty. However, now, many plus size women are becoming models, and showing other women that being larger is just as beautiful. People like Tess Holliday and Robyn Lawley are advocating for plus size women, and showing them that they’re beautiful just the way they are. These models often face hate from many people, but this doesn’t stop them from showing the world that any shape and size is beautiful.
Most department stores have few plus size swimsuits to choose from. Any that they do have are typically not flattering, or don’t fit quite right. Some department stores have larger selections online, but most women still are not able to find a swimsuit that fits their style and body type. For this reason, plus size model and body positive activist Ashley Graham has teamed up with online swimwear retailer swimsuitsforall to offer her own line of sexy and comfy plus size swimsuits. Her campaign is dedicated to helping women feel better about their bodies and to offering choices not normally available in sizes 8-34.
Graham’s collection offers a number of womens plus size bikini, tankini, swimdress, and skirtini options, proving that women of any size can feel beautiful at the beach this year. Thanks to plus size exclusive retail, women are finding it easier and easier to find a swimsuit for their body. Since these websites are solely for plus size people, the products are sexy, flattering, and trendy, and women will be able to find exactly what they need thanks to personalized body type calculators.
Styles that typically flatter plus sized women are ruching and high waists, which are available in spades. Ruching is cinching on one or more sections of the garment, and offers a slimming effect, while high waisted bottoms are often used on plus size swimsuits so that women can still wear a bikini, but show less midriff, which is where women often feel the most uncomfortable. No matter your swimwear preference, they have the perfect body-specific swimwear for your keen fashion sense. If you prefer a classically elegant look, high-waisted bikinis and tankinis offer coverage and sex appeal, accentuating your beautiful curves, while providing style and support.
Though society tells women that being big isn’t as beautiful, we now have voices telling us otherwise. Thanks to Ashley Graham, Robyn Lawley, Tess Holliday and others, plus size women are able to buy flattering swimwear, and feel gorgeous no matter what their body type.