Wendy is a journalist who has been writing online since 2007 on topics such as plus size fashion, learning languages and traveling.
Vintage High Waisted Bathing Suit
Why This is My Favourite Swimsuit
On the photo above I am wearing one of my favourites bathing suits. I love its vibrant red color but my favourite feature is its ruching on the front panel as it makes it extremely flattering camouflaging my problem area, the tummy. I also like that it covers and holds my breasts perfecty without any uncomfortable wiring.
You can find it on Amazon (link below) in different colors and sizes ranging from S= US(2-4),M= US(6-8),L= US(10-12),XL= US(14-16),XXL= US(18-20).
Tips When Buying Plus Size Swimwear
If chosen correctly, the right swimwear can make anyone look spectacular. There is a wide choice of sexy plus size swimwear which includes slimming swimwear that accentuates, flatter and helps slim the figure for women who are concerned about unpleasant areas.
Tips when buying plus size swimwear
Some tips that help to optically minimize your waistline are:
- Colour striping. Choose swimwear that has colour strips that define the waist.
- Princess seaming, because it defines your shape.
- Wear lighter colours on your upper body and darker colours on the bottom to accentuate your waistline.
- Chose accents that draw the eye up, for example, a nice little bow, a pattern or a deep neckline to draw attention away from ample hips or an undefined waist.
- Look for side shirring and waist inserts to slim down your silhouette.
- If you have an ample bust, go for wide shoulder straps to eliminate digging into your skin. Also, look for cup sizes with built-in elastic to accommodate your breast and support it comfortably.
- If you have an ample back then look for high cut armholes to eliminate bulges popping out on the sides.
- To dissimulate wide hips and stretch marks on your thighs you can go for a swim dress.
- Remember that it is all about accentuating the positive and concealing the negative.
How To Look Awesomely Stunning In Your Plus Size Swimwear
- Keep it simple and stylish. The one piece bathing suit is a must have basic for any wardrobe. Carefully chosen swimwear can minimize, maximize, support, elongate and add curves. The secret is to know your body and to know what you want to show off and what you want to conceal. Once you understand your shape it is easier to choose what models and cuts work best to flatter your figure.
- Choose good quality materials. When you are buying your plus size swimwear, make sure that you go for good quality materials. The material used can make all the difference between good support that slims your silhouette and a frumpy look. Let’s face it unless you wear a size 8 you won’t look good in crochet or a string bikini. A plus size woman needs good support and cannot get away with string models or very thin materials.
There are plenty of sexy swimwear styles to choose from if you are prepared to spend some time studying your shape and selecting the right material and cut for you.
Sexy Plus Size Swimwear on Ebay
eBay can also be an excellent source for finding sexy plus size swimwear. You only need to type in Plus Size Swimwear to come out with a very large selection of swimming suits in plus sizes. You can find new, second hand, designer swimwear and even the most unusual styles, colours and prints you can imagine.
Buying in eBay is very easy. You can select products by size and colour. You can also search by brands in case you are looking for a special brand of plus size swimwear. And if you don’t like waiting for your bid to go through you can always select the buy it Now option so you know straight away how much you will be paying for your swimwear and whether you are going to have it or not.
Fit Expert Suzanne Walker describes the features of the Mirror One Piece Plus Size Swimsuit from SwimsuitsForAll.com
Tankini For Sizes 12 And Up
Tankinis are a good choice for shy girls plus they have the benefit of really holding your body in place. When selecting a tankini go for well-structured, solid-support styles that don't hide your body. You want support NOT hiding. Control panels and built-in bras are also a must for good fitting plus size swimwear.
2pc Plus Size Swimwear from Swimsuits just for us.com
Swimwear Care Instructions
After each use, rinse your swimsuit in cool or lukewarm water to remove residue from salt water or chlorine. I do prefer to hand wash all my swimwear even if it is washing machine safe. To dry, hand wring gently and hang outside in shade, or lay flat on a towel. Never put your swimwear in the dryer, it will ruin the elastic in the fabric and you will get zero support from it. Also avoid drying your swimwear directly under strong sun or any source of heat.
46% of 141 people who read this article are a size 2X and over.
© 2009 Wendy Iturrizaga
Plus Style on August 12, 2015:
AlwaysForMe has some great flattering swimsuits for bigger sizes. Everything from plus size bikinis to takinis and swim dresses. Cute patterns and colors and coverups too.
poetryman6969 on December 25, 2013:
Love the smiling models. You look good so why not smile about it!
DREAM ON on June 14, 2012:
Great tips for all plus size woman so they can be comfortable and look beautiful.My wife has always had a tough time finding the right fit.You have made it easier to shop.Thanx again.
Plussizeswimsuits from United States on February 01, 2012:
These are great tips for finding the perfect plus size swimsuit. Thanks!
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 04, 2010:
marlyn: Plus size swimwear doesn't need to be boring there are some lovely designs and colours to choose from.
marlyn on May 04, 2010:
very nice swimwear, all posts are very nice really i like it in swimwear collection
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on January 18, 2010:
prasetio30: thanks for your visit
The rope: You must try again, it is all about finding the right cut to suit your figure.
The Rope from SE US on January 18, 2010:
Honey, I haven't looked good in a swimsuit in ...well never :) But! after reading your hub, I'll give it another try, you have some great tips and a couple of sites I hadn't seen before. Thanks for the inspiration.
prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on January 02, 2010:
really sexy. thanks for share those beautiful picture.
iwhcpanties on September 18, 2009:
I just got in from the beach here in SC and I had on my new Miraclesuti Pandora Tankini top (in red) and hi-waist bottom in black! I love it!
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on September 14, 2009:
jayb23 : thanks.
Peter: you make me blush ^_^
sheristeele: thanks for sharing.
jayb23 from India on September 12, 2009:
i really liked those swim suits. the choice of your photos are really nice.
peter on September 12, 2009:
wow, you look stunning in red princesss
sheristeele from Siler City, NC on September 11, 2009:
very cute. I love swimsuits from Newport news.. they are so flattering.
KyonSOS23 from Nabon on September 11, 2009:
Your hub cool but I like two piece more that.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on September 09, 2009:
Robert: Everyone should have the right to look their best it is just a matter of being patient to find something that suits and flatters.
Mike: Plus size can also be a very relative term.
anglnflt4ua: you are welcome :)
anglnflt4ua from Bay Area, CA on September 08, 2009:
Always good to see positive info on curvy girl topics. Thanks for the hub!
MikeNV from Henderson, NV on September 08, 2009:
I love politically correct marketing terms. Plus size is one of the best ever! When I saw the Lane Byrant pictures I was thinking to myself... that's not plus size.
iwhcpanties on September 06, 2009:
Hey Princessa, I love the Halter Style Tankini swimsuit myself because the straps do not slide off my shoulders as other swimsuits will. I like to wear Hi-cut bottoms and it is a wonderful swimsuite for me as I do enjoy the beach. Yes I do get some looks, but that’s ok. I love the various patterns and colors I can get with these combos.
Robert on August 04, 2009:
I totally agree..you should always look your best. It's never easy to look for that perfect suit that will complement your body, but its also priceless if you make heads turn with what you have on. My daughter always say that specially now that she's going Back-to-School and on the swim team. Keep it up guys and gals.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on August 03, 2009:
R. Blue: I am sure you'll find one :)
Cailin: thanks for stopping to read.
Blondepoet: thanks, you made me blush @_@
blondepoet from australia on August 02, 2009:
Wowee how fantastic you look in that hot red number. :)
Cailin Gallagher from New England on July 16, 2009:
Great ideas Princessa! Thanks for the advice for us curvy girls!
R. Blue from Right here on July 11, 2009:
I 'm trying to find a bikini I can get into.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on July 06, 2009:
Hi dayzeebee, thanks for stopping to comment :)
JPSO138: thanks for the compliment!
JPSO138 from Cebu, Philippines, International on July 04, 2009:
Up for this one. I am sure that many will be enticed to wear swimsuits later on. You certainly look great out there.
dayzeebee from Cebu, Philippines on June 25, 2009:
Wow, now that I've seen the collection... it's time I remind myself to dare show more skin when taking a swim. LOL. Thumbs up!
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on June 20, 2009:
xfuzemalaysia and textile: thanks for stopping to comment :)
badcompany99: I should have known you would go for a curvy cabin girl. Who else would rock your boat?
egos: Yes, it is difficult to find good fitting and good quality swimwear, that is why it is so frustrating to do so. Fortunately a few tips can save you money and dissapointement. A good fitted swimsuit is a blessing that can make a lot of difference to your summer holiday.
textile on June 18, 2009:
its good ...... topic
egos on June 16, 2009:
it is too hard to find good appropriate swim wear However as we can see it is possible :)
xfuzemalaysia from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on June 15, 2009:
Great swim wear for the great size...
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on June 15, 2009:
RooBee: that's right, I wish I had before and after photos so everybody could see the great difference that a well cut swimsuit does to a woman's shape.
Arby Bourne from USA on June 15, 2009:
Great suits. It is amazing how the right (or wrong) suit can really change how we look. There are so many beautiful bodies out there and they come in varying shapes and sizes.
Women should definitely accentuate the assets they like best about their bods, because when a gal feels attractive the confidence emanates from her.
Nice hub. :)
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on June 14, 2009:
Vladimir: thanks for the visit.
Blondepoet: great to see you here and thanks for your support :) As I have said many times all women are beautiful on their own right regardless of their shape or weigth. The most important thing to look pretty and fashionable is to be confident with who you are.
SweetiePie: That's a magic swimsuit ;-)
SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on June 14, 2009:
These are great tips for purchasing a flattering bathing suit. Wow you look really good in that first picture Princessa. The red suit is very nice.
blondepoet from australia on June 12, 2009:
This is great what you have done, curvy woman are beautiful and it is so kool to see them here woo hoo. I am too skinny, and I know men love curves. This also sends a great message, out there, we get sick of having skinny thrown in our faces, I think these women are beautiful.
Vladimir Uhri from HubPages, FB on June 10, 2009:
Cannot vote. Very slim. Ha.