I know just as well as anyone how difficult it can be to find a sexy plus-size swimsuit that doesn't cover every inch of your body in hideous fabric. Last summer I bitched incessantly about how impossible it was to find a skirtless suit in Tucson stores, large chains included. I pointed out that by refusing to stock viable options retailers were (not so) subtly body shaming without saying a word. THIS summer, I have 15 solutions and I've included babely images for your viewing pleasure.
This infographic demonstrates the correct way to "get a swimsuit body", and I'm going to challenge you to quit waiting until you lose "x" amount of pounds and rock a suit that makes you feel like a vixen now. If I could wear 15 swimsuits at once (I kind of want to try this), I would choose the following:
Lane Bryant, you've come a long way! Shimmer and support? Well done! I also love the mesh pieces in this suit from Nakimuli and I'm a sucker for anything that uses the word "plunge" in the description.
ASOS CURVE wowed me with their plus options. This fringe, graphic bikini, and tapestry inspired two piece had me clicking without hesitation.
High waists suit me just fine and so this black and white two piece is perfect. I'm also addicted to black and white everything so I'm pretty sure that played a roll in falling head over heels. How fantastic are the cutouts in this guy by the way? And I have a feeling that Marilyn Monroe's dark side would approve of this swimsuit.
I'm STILL on the prowl for a shiny gold bikini, so if you see one hook me up with the link. I was temporarily pacified with a killer Guadalupe swimsuit that had a metallic silver halter; you can keep your eyes peeled for the "behind the scenes" post of that. CandyStrike is doing it right. Of course Gabi's swim line is pretty great and the polka dot piece I wore in Vegas (which is also available in cherry print!) can be found here.
Have you had any success in suit shopping? Where would you recommend looking online?