How To Choose & Where To Find Flattering Plus Size Swimwear

How To Choose & Where To Find Flattering Plus Size Swimwear

Summer's calling, and with it comes the chance to soak up the sun, have a blast by the pool, or hit the beach waves. But swimwear shopping can be an adventure, a treasure hunt, or, let's be honest, a daunting ordeal, especially when you are looking for plus-size swimwear that flatters your amazing curves and makes you feel confident. Knowing what styles work for your body makes shopping for swimwear more enjoyable and easier. However, keeping up with swimwear trends might not be everyone's most flattering option. To help you out, we have created this guide to help you find the most flattering plus-size swimwear without the hustle. At ThirdLove, we have a collection of swimwear items that will make you look and feel fabulous. Whether you are lounging by the pool or taking a dip in the ocean, this guide aims to help you find the perfect suit that makes you feel like the sun-kissed queen you are.


Choosing the Right Swimsuit for Your Body Type

Every body is a beach body; finding the most flattering plus-size swimwear is about embracing your unique shape. Working out your general shape and understanding the assets you want to accentuate most will make shopping easier. You want a suit that enhances your natural beauty. 

If you carry most of your weight around your middle and have a fuller bust, you likely have an apple-shaped body. Look for a swimsuit that supports your bust, such as an underwire bikini top. Our Swim Demi Cup Bikini Top is an excellent option. It features an underwire, and it is very comfortable for large busts. Choose a high-waisted bottom to support and a cinched effect like our High Waist Bikini Bottom for a confidence-boosting combo.

If you have a pear-shaped body characterized by wider hips and thighs with a smaller bust, choose a swimsuit to give you a balanced look. High-cut legs can elongate your legs, and bold patterns or embellishments on the top can draw attention upwards. The High Waist Bikini Bottom is perfect for this as well.

You have many options if you are blessed with an hourglass figure with a defined waist and a balanced bust and hips. The goal is to highlight your natural curves and accentuate your waistline. Go for a swimsuit that will offer support and coverage without overwhelming your figure with complicated patterns or embellishments. Let your body be the star of the show.

For those with a more rectangular shape, the aim is to create more defined curves. Swimwear with ruching or ruffles at the top and the bottom can give that va-va-voom effect.



Guide to the Best Fabric & Fit

Now that you know the styles that might work for your body, let's discuss fabrics and fit. They can make the difference between a swimsuit you wear once and one you can't wait to flaunt all summer.

Look for swimsuits made from high-quality supportive fabrics like nylon and lycra. These materials provide the necessary stretch and durability, ensuring your swimsuit retains its shape and offers support where needed. The fabrics should be able to hold up against chlorine water and saltwater. Also, consider the ultraviolet protection factor(UPF) rating; good swimwear should protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation, especially when basking in direct sunlight. Our swimwear collection features premium fabrics that ensure both comfort and longevity, and we have a UPF rating of 50+, which is the Skin Cancer Foundation's recommended value.

A swimsuit that fits well will flatter your body and make you feel unstoppable. There shouldn't be any bulging or gaping, and the straps should offer comfortable support. It should feel snug but not constricting. Here at ThirdLove, we offer a wide range of sizes, including half-cups, to ensure you find the perfect suit for your unique body.


Flattering Trends & Styles for Your Body

Swimwear trends come and go, but when it comes to plus-size swimwear for women, some styles are timeless: 

High-waisted bottoms: High-waisted bottoms are a great way to elongate your legs and offer comfortable tummy control. They provide coverage, support, and a retro flair that is both stylish and functional.

Wrap styles: They are a clever way to achieve a customized fit. They cinch at the waist and offer adjustable coverage, perfect for highlighting your curves.

Ruching and shirring are stunning design elements for flattering plus-size swimwear. They can hide imperfections and enhance natural curves.



Importance of Confidence & Body Positivity

More than anything else, confidence is the most essential accessory you can wear, and body positivity is the secret ingredient to looking and feeling amazing in your swimwear. Don't be afraid to show some skin; you deserve to enjoy the sun without worrying about hiding your body. Every body is beautiful and deserves to be celebrated. Embrace your curves, your lines, and your unique shape. If you are not used to baring it all, try practicing body-positive affirmations. Avoid dwelling on the areas you might feel self-conscious about; focus on all the parts of your body you love. Surround yourself with people who make you feel great about yourself. Sometimes, it takes a little confidence boost to get you feeling fabulous. Stand tall, hold your head high, and rock that swimsuit.


ThirdLove for the Swimsuit Fit of Your Dreams

At ThirdLove, we are committed to helping you find the perfect swimsuit. That's why we design our swimsuits with all body types in mind. Our collection of swimsuits features high-quality fabrics, outstanding designs, and an extensive size range to ensure you find your perfect piece. Moreover, the Swim Demi Cup Bikini Top is available in half-cup sizes for precise fitting. 

Choosing the right plus-size swimwear doesn't have to be stressful. At ThirdLove, we are here to help you every step of the way. Treat yourself to some swimwear and celebrate your beauty inside and out. Explore our entire swimwear collection here and find your perfect fit for a summer full of confidence and style.