12 great plus size swimwear ideas

We have our hats waiting, beach bag packed, and sunscreen at the ready… Whether you prefer to swim in a pool, the lake, your local awa or the sea, we’ve got you covered with swimwear options in different styles.

Plus size swimwear

H&H Cross Cup Swimsuit (size 20-28), $35 from The Warehouse (left), Artesands Delacroix Swimdress (size 12-24), $149.95 from EziBuy (centre), Cancun Underwire One Piece (size XS-XL / 14-22), $139.99 from City Chic (right).

One piece swimsuits now come in so many different colours and designs – look for details like sassy cut outs or interesting embellishments to find one that suits your style.

Plus size swimwear

Zest Resort Curve Mesh Overlay Swimsuit (size 16-26), $99.99 and Zest Resort Curve Animal Print Swim Short(size 16-26), $59.99 from Farmers (left), H&H Plus Women’s Swim Shaper Tankini (size 20-28), $27 and H&H Plus Women’s Swim Basic Boyleg Pants (size 20-28), $14 from The Warehouse (centre), Zest Resort Curve Jenny Tankini Top (size 16-26), $79.99 and Zest Resort Curve Gingham Boyleg Swim Brief (size 16-26), $59.99 from Farmers (right).

If you’re someone who finds that a one piece swimsuit is too short in the body or you are different sizes on top and bottom, you might like to try a tankini two piece set. This gives you the same amount of coverage as a one piece and you can mix and match different sets.

Plus size swimwear

Ibiza Print Bikini Top (size 14-22), $99.99 and Ibiza Print Bikini Brief, (size 14-22), $79.99 from City Chic (left), Elomi Plain Sailing Bikini Top (size 12-20 E-H), $100 and Elomi Plain Sailing Bikini Brief (size 14-22), $80 from Avokado (centre), H&H Plus Women’s Swim Wrap Front Top (size 20-28), $18 and H&H Plus Women’s Swim High Waist Control Pants (size 20-28), $16 from The Warehouse (right).

Prefer a bikini? We’re seeing a lot more plus size bikini options becoming available in Aotearoa, which is great! Keep an eye out for bra fit bikinis – these are sized in the same way as bras so are great for people who are bigger busted or want some extra support.

Plus size swimwear

Autograph Short Sleeve Zip Front Rash Vest (size 14-24), $64.99 and Autograph Mesh Trim Bikini Bottom (size 14-30), $54.99 from Autograph (left), Cancun Long Sleeve One Piece (size XS-XL / 14-22), $149.99 from City Chic (centre), Tropical Blues Rashi (size 12-24), $129.95 and Tropical Blues Boardshort, (size 12-24), $79.95 from Taking Shape (right).

Sleeved swimwear is great for both sun protection and for helping to keep you warm (mine is an essential when I’m swimming in Lake Taupō where the water is pretty crisp). You can get long sleeved swimwear or get a rash vest that you can zip up over your existing swimwear.

Meagan Kerr also writes at This is Meagan Kerr.

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