Anyone who loves shopping can attest that it’s both widely exciting and excruciating at the same time. On one end of the spectrum, the joy of finding the perfect linen dress to wear on a hot summer day is a top-tier life experience. But on the other hand, shopping for a cute swimsuit that works for your curves can be bittersweet—partly because most brands still lack inclusive sizing. Of course, some brands are revolutionizing how the fashion industry views sizing. However, finding trendy new arrivals, much less a fashionable swimsuit for the summer (beyond an XL size), can still be daunting.
Luckily, we don’t have to suffer because some stylish, size-inclusive beachwear brands are out there. Need proof? Ahead, we’ve done some digging to find the 26 best plus-size swimwear brands and are shopping out the trendiest bathing suits of the moment. Consider your shopping woes solved.
You may know Good American for its size-inclusive denim or even its eye-capturing campaigns with Khloé Kardashian, but there may be some other things you don’t know about this brand—like the fact that it was co-founded and is owned by a Black female founder and that it has a line of size-inclusive swimwear. If that’s not enough to sell you on this brand, then look no further than its trendy suits in sizes XXS to 5XL as proof that this line is a must-shop for the summer.
Fewer brands have been ahead of the curve quite like Chromat. Founded in New York City in 2010, this size-inclusive swimwear brand uses regenerated nylon spun from fishing nets and post-consumer plastic bottles to create each swimsuit in sizes XS to 4X. Basically, it’s changing the world one suit at a time.
Torrid has long been a fan favorite for its size-inclusive pieces, but many may not know that the brand’s swimwear is equally noteworthy. Available in sizes 10 to 30 at prices below $150, this brand is a reminder that great style shouldn’t be limited by style, budget, or even the weather.
For some brands, inclusivity is just an idea, but that’s not the case for the Toronto-based brand Hilary MacMillan. Founded in 2013, the contemporary size-inclusive label has built a dedicated fan base for its posh pieces, including colorful leather trenches and blazer dresses. But the brand’s recent foray into swimwear—a campaign led by celebrity drag queen Priyanka—is another example of how it is redefining what inclusivity truly means.
At some point or another, you may have unknowingly spotted one of Cuup’s mesh bras (they are a fan favorite among the fashion set) and kept scrolling. But you might not have known that, in addition to having a slew of size-inclusive undergarments, it has a swimwear line. Its bikini tops are shoppable in 53 different bra sizes, and the bottoms are available in sizes XS to 3XL, making it the perfect place to shop for a swimsuit for the summer.
Kai Collective first made waves among the fashion set for its printed second-skin pieces. Since then, the London-based, Black-owned brand has continued to rock the boat. Just last year, it tested the waters by creating a line of size-inclusive swimsuits in sizes XXS to 3XL, and it was the right move, in our opinion. If you want a genuinely cool suit, you’ll shop from this brand from across the pond.
The New York–based independent label Tanya Taylor has built a name for itself on account of its art-inspired, size-inclusive pieces. But what you may not know is that its swimwear is just as good as its ready-to-wear collections. With pieces in sizes XS to 3XL and fun prints, you’ll be sure to stand out this summer should you be wearing a Tanya Taylor suit.
When shopping for the perfect swimsuit, what’s on the checklist as a must for you? Does it have to be trendy? Size inclusive? Made in the U.S.? How about whether it's sustainable? If all of that is nonnegotiable for you, you’ll want to look no further than Dippin’ Daisy’s. This female-founded label is produced in Los Angeles and creates cute swimwear from recycled nylon in sizes XS to 3XL. In essence, it checks all the boxes on the wish list.
Another size-inclusive swimwear brand to have on your radar? Cupshe. Founded in 2015, this beachwear brand is all about creating pieces designed to accentuate every body type (in sizes XS to 4XL) so you can look and feel your best while lounging at the beach.
Some of the best size-inclusive brands are smaller labels. Case in point: Nakimuli. The Black-owned label was founded in Brooklyn in 2009 and has since created custom pieces for celebrities such as Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Jazmine Sullivan. But it’s not just the brand’s affinity with icons that make it special. The label’s unique, creative approach to size-inclusive swimwear (see the one-piece above as proof) makes it a must-shop brand.
Ever since 2013, Eloquii has been known for its trend-forward, size-inclusive pieces. But the brand’s swimwear collection is just as worthy of shopping—just look at the one-piece above! With sizes ranging from 14 to 28, all under $200, this is your one-stop shop for the perfect swimsuit this summer.
Some brands are all hype with no substance, but that’s not the case with Girlfriend Collective. The brand was founded in 2020 and went viral because of its sustainable and size-inclusive activewear, so it’s only a matter of time before its swimwear does too. The beachwear collection comes in classic silhouettes made from old water bottles and fishing nets and is available in sizes XXS to 6XL, so it’s very much worth the hype.
Just in the past few years, there’s been an explosion of new size-inclusive brands, one of them being Toluca Swim. In 2020, three female co-founders with long fitness careers created the label to cater to curvier women. With sizes ranging from XS to 4XL and design details like “no-dig” fold-over seams to ensure maximum comfort, this brand is one you’ll want to keep on your radar.
Finding size-inclusive lingerie is as difficult as finding great swimwear, but luckily for us, Adore Me does both. Founded in 2010, the brand creates affordable beachwear in sizes XS to 4XL. Plus, it offers a subscription service if you want to save even more on a swim and lingerie capsule you love.
You might’ve had the experience of ordering a super-cute piece that is described as “size inclusive” and realizing that it wasn’t designed with your curves in mind when you put it on. Well, that’s not going to happen with Fashion to Figure. Founded in 2002, the brand only specializes in trendy ready-to-wear and beachwear available only in sizes XL to 4X, so you know it’s the real deal.
Noize has long been known for its cruelty-free and sustainable outerwear, but this Canadian brand also has excellent swimwear. Available in sizes ranging from XS to 3X and spun from post-consumer recycled plastic, its swimwear is the perfect option if you want a suit you can feel good about wearing this summer.
If it’s not clear from the name, let’s set the record straight: Swimsuits for All’s whole mission is size-inclusive swimwear. Not only does it offer sizes ranging from 4 to 40, but with regular collaborations with icons like Ashley Graham and GabiFresh, you can ensure you’re getting the trendiest suits in your size.
You know when you stumble across a piece that feels like you’ve unearthed a hidden pearl? That’s very much the case when shopping H&M’s extended-sizing line. Sometimes, you do have to dig, but you can find some great pieces—like this sparkly cutout one-piece. This suit is not only affordable, but it’s also available in sizes L to 4XL, making it the perfect suit for the summer.
Traditional sizing has always been off, so Lori Coulter and Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin set out to change that with the launch of Summersalt. Founded in 2017, the beachwear label dedicated itself to taking measurements from 10,000 women to inform the sizing range of its suits (2 to 22). The result? Possibly the most perfectly fitted suit you can find.
What happens when you’re a plus-size model and have seen and tried it all? You feel compelled to start your own brand, or at least, that’s the case for the Black founder behind Nomads Swimwear, Taylor Long. With a focus on classic staples crafted from sustainable fabrics in sizes XS to 5X, the brand aims to create the beachwear that the former model herself wanted while shopping.
Anyone with wider hips or a bigger butt knows the struggle of finding bikini bottoms that fit—enter Kitty and Vibe. The female-founded, sustainable beachwear brand goes beyond having an inclusive range (from 0 to 28) to include two butt-size options based on your hips, so you never have to worry about sizing mishaps again.
Searching for another trendy swimwear brand? You may want to peep the swimwear section at Pretty Little Thing (yes, really). With trendy suits available in sizes L to 5X, all within an affordable price range, it’s actually the perfect place to find a suit for the summer that taps into the biggest trends of the moment.
You’ve made it to the end of this story, and hopefully, you realize that, while shopping for size-inclusive swimwear may seem like a challenge at first, there are so many brands dedicated to creating stylish suits in every size—including one of the OG size-inclusive brands, Venus. Whether you opt for a classic suit from Venus or something more unique from any other brand in this roundup, you can rest assured that the right swimsuit for you exists. You just have to be willing to shop for it.