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40 Plus-Size Swim Pieces You’ll Feel Cool & Confident In

40 Plus-Size Swim Pieces You’ll Feel Cool & Confident In

I will be honest: The idea of shopping for a swimsuit used to terrify me. Everyone has their own insecurities, but as a plus-size person, those insecurities felt so much more heightened. I focused so much on what I wanted to cover up that it took the joy away from being in the water. Over time, after following influencers, models, and folks that I just thought were cool and shared the same body shape and size as me, I realized that if I can love and admire them, then I can feel the same way about myself. 

Do you remember that iconic scene from Hulu’s Shrill, where Aidy Bryant’s character attends the Fat Babe Pool Party? That scene made such an impact on me and so many plus-size women I know. To just exist, to be fully present and enjoy the sun kissing your skin, that, to me, is bliss.

It doesn’t matter how much or how little coverage your swimwear or activewear has, just as long as you feel comfortable and cute! I like switching it up and have several swim pieces to choose from. Swimwear can be super-versatile, and thankfully, there are plenty of styles to choose from in plus sizes.  Ahead are 30 of the best plus-size swimsuits from one-pieces to bikini separates that are sure to make a splash.

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Summersalt The Ruffle Backflip

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Summersalt The Ruffle Backflip, $, available at Summersalt

Parade Scoop Bikini Top

Shop Parade

Parade Scoop Bikini Top, $, available at Parade

Parade Thong Bikini Bottom

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Parade Thong Bikini Bottom, $, available at Parade

Yonique Plus Size High Waisted Bikini

Shop Yonique At Amazon

Yonique Plus Size High Waisted Bikini, $, available at Amazon

ASOS Design Curve Rib Square Neck Crop Bikini In Cobalt Blue

Shop ASOS Design Curve At ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Curve Rib Square Neck Crop Bikini In Cobalt Blue, $, available at ASOS

ASOS Design Curve Rib High Leg High Waist Bikini Bottom In Cobalt Blue

Shop ASOS Design Curve At ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Curve Rib High Leg High Waist Bikini Bottom In Cobalt Blue, $, available at ASOS

Gabi Fresh Swim x ELOQUII U-Wire Detail Bikini Top

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Eloquii Gabi Fresh Swim x ELOQUII U-Wire Detail Bikini Top, $, available at Eloquii

Gabi Fresh Swim x ELOQUII Super High Waisted Bikini Bottom With Twist Front

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Eloquii Gabi Fresh Swim x ELOQUII Super High Waisted Bikini Bot, $, available at Eloquii

Cupshe Olivia Floral Cutout Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit

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Cupshe Olivia Floral Cutout Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at cupshe

Curve & Plus Floral & Leaf Ruffle Swim Dress With Bikini Bottom

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cider Curve & Plus Floral & Leaf Ruffle Swim Dress With Bikin, $, available at Cider

ELOMI Magnetic Underwire Plunge Bikini Top

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Elomi Magnetic Underwire Plunge Bikini Top, $, available at Nordstrom

ELOMI Magnetic Bikini Bottoms

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Elomi Magnetic Bikini Bottoms, $, available at Nordstrom

Torrid Wireless Racerback Tankini

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Torrid Wireless Racerback Tankini, $, available at Torrid

L.L.Bean Shaping Swimwear Soft-Drape Tankini Top

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Madewell Plus Abstract Tie-Back Bikini Top

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Madewell Plus Abstract Tie-Back Bikini Top, $, available at Madewell

Madewell Plus High-Rise Crossover Bikini Bottom

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Madewell Plus High-Rise Crossover Bikini Bottom, $, available at Madewell

Cacique Underwire Longline Bikini Swim Top

Shop Lane Bryant

Cacique Underwire Longline Bikini Swim Top, $, available at Lane Bryant

Cacique Foil Swim Brief

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Cacique Foil Swim Brief, $, available at Lane Bryant

Superfit Hero Half Zip Crop Bikini Top

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Superfit Hero Half Zip Crop Bikini Top, $, available at Superfit Hero

Superfit Hero 9 Inch Swim Shorts

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Superfit Hero 9 Inch Swim Shorts, $, available at Superfit Hero

SummerSalt Long Torso Sidestroke Swimsuit

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Summersalt The Long Torso Sidestroke Swimsuit, $, available at Summersalt

Kitty and Vibe Ruffle Scoop Top

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Kitty and Vibe Ruffle Scoop Top, $, available at Kitty and Vibe

Kitty and Vibe Ruffle Bottoms

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Kitty and Vibe Ruffle Bottoms, $, available at Kitty and Vibe

Skims Swim Scoop Neck One Piece

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Skims Swim Scoop Neck One Piece, $, available at Skims

Fashion to Figure Sasha Eyelet Bikini Top

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Fashion to Figure Sasha Eyelet Bikini Top, $, available at Fashion to Figure

Fashion to Figure Sasha Eyelet Bikini Swim Skirt

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Fashion to Figure Sasha Eyelet Bikini Swim Skirt, $, available at Fashion to Figure

Eloquii Mesh Detail Swimsuit

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Eloquii Mesh Detail Swimsuit, $, available at Eloquii

Knix Scoop Bikini Top

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Knix Scoop Bikini Top, $, available at Knix

Knix Leakproof Full Coverage Bikini Bottom

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Knix Leakproof Full Coverage Bikini Bottom, $, available at Knix

Good American Cropped Swim Tee

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Good American Cropped Swim Tee, $, available at Good American

Good American Swim Bike Shorts

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Good American Swim Bike Shorts, $, available at Good American

Nomads Bay Top

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Nomads Swimwear Bay Top, $, available at Nomads Swimwear

Nomads Bay Bottom

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Nomads Swimwear Bay Bottom, $, available at Nomads Swimwear

Elomi Plus Size Pebble Cove Ruffle Underwire Bikini Top

Shop Bare Necessities

Elomi Plus Size Pebble Cove Ruffle Underwire Bikini Top, $, available at Bare Necessities

Elomi Plus Size Pebble Cove Adjustable Bikini Bottom

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Elomi Plus Size Pebble Cove Adjustable Bikini Bottom, $, available at Bare Necessities

Simply Be Open Shoulder Frill Detail Swimsuit

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Simply Be Open Shoulder Frill Detail Swimsuit, $, available at ASOS

Kingdom & State Plus Size Poppy Swim Top

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Kingdom & State Plus Size Olive & White Poppy Swim Top, $, available at Unique Vintage

Kingdom & State Plus Size Poppy Swim Bottoms

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Kingdom & State Plus Size Olive & White Poppy Swim Bottoms, $, available at Unique Vintage

Lehona Swimsuit With Bust Cross-Over Detail

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Lehona Swimsuit With Bust Cross-Over Detail, $, available at Dia & Co.

Ruby Love Out Of This World Racerback Period Swimwear

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Ruby Love Out Of This World Racerback Period Swimwear, $, available at Ruby Love

Old Navy Wrap-Front Swimsuit Dress

Shop Old Navy

Old Navy Wrap-Front Swimsuit Dress, $, available at Old Navy

Miraclesuit Illusionist Crossover One-Piece Swimsuit

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Miraclesuit Illusionist Crossover One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Nordstrom

Cupshe Downy Blue Rib Knotted Plus Size Bikini Top

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Cupshe Downy Blue Rib Knotted Plus Size Bikini Top, $, available at cupshe

Cupshe Downy Blue Rib High Waist Plus Size Bikini Bottoms

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Cupshe Downy Blue Rib High Waist Plus Size Bikini Bottoms, $, available at cupshe

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