Though it's hard to believe, we've almost made it to swimsuit season. That's right, lounging on the beach and soaking in that much-needed vitamin D—a summertime activity that seemed so far away at the beginning of the year—are just around the corner. So now's finally the time to start parting ways with your cold-weather classics (bye, sweaters, coats, and Ugg boots) and start trading them in for summer dresses, lightweight blouses, and, you guessed it, fresh, new swimsuits.
If the idea of freshening up your swimwear collection intimidates you, don't worry. We fully know the struggle to find a good suit is all too real—and sometimes the limited sizing options make it even harder for those of us with curves. Luckily, however, there are a handful of great brands out there that have the best plus-size swimsuits, and we've handpicked the top five that we know you'll love, too. Not only are the suits flattering, stylish, and comfortable, but many come with a very affordable price tag, as well. And we know how quickly swimwear prices can exceed our budget, right?
Ahead, see the five best plus-size swimsuit brands we're eyeing right now, and shop our favorites from each.
Eloquii is the destination for elevated plus-size staples you can wear for work or play. What's more, the brand offers an impressive assortment of printed (and solid) bikinis and one-pieces that are well made, on trend, and just as much street-style staples as they are beachside ones.
2. Becca Etc.
Becca Etc. is a brand from California designer Rebecca Virtue, so you can bet it's chock-full of the most perfect Cali-cool swimwear around. Not only are the brand's suits cut in classic, flattering silhouettes, but the designs are also timeless yet on trend at the same. You'll find a mix of printed pieces as well as solid one-pieces that double as bodysuits, too.
3. Addition Elle
If you're not yet familiar with Candian-based Addition Elle, prepare to be obsessed. The brand offers a great selection of trendy plus-size staples and has long partnered with supermodel Ashley Graham on a handful of collections. The swimwear, though, deserves all your attention. Not only is it incredibly affordable—because yes, wallet-friendly suits are hard to find—but it's also well-made, comfortable, and flattering. Just read through the customer reviews if you need further convincing.
4. ASOS Curve
ASOS has long been a brand that offers a great selection of plus-size staples, from suits to jackets to pants, so it should come as no surprise that its swimwear is great, too. Fun prints and unique silhouettes define its extensive selection of swimwear. Top quality and trendy designs—what more could one ask for?
Chromat is a brand that is seriously changing the fashion game, especially when it comes to inclusivity. It should come as no surprise that its line of athletic-inspired swimwear is truly one of the best. From bright shades to cool cuts, Chromat's swimsuits are all you'll want to wear this season.