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Dive into summer with the best plus size swimwear brands

Find your perfect fit with a new pair of togs.

When we’re not lounging in comfortable and stylish plus size activewear, Aotearoa summers and overseas holidays are best spent relaxing poolside or on the beach in our favourite curvy togs.

From swimsuits and bikinis to shorts, sarongs and cover ups, here’s where the Now to Love team are shopping for plus size swimwear in NZ.

Shop the best plus size swimwear brands NZ

1. Taking Shape

Leading Melbourne label Taking Shape offers a gorgeous array of plus size togs in sizes 12 to 30. There’s something for every style preference, from tankinis and swimsuits to board shorts and cover-ups, including in chic black and bright patterns.


2. Skims

Iconic shapewear brand Skims produces swimwear in XL, 2X, 3X and 4X sizes. From sleek onepieces and cheeky-cut bottoms to sexy sarongs and cover ups, feel and look fabulous all summer in the Kim Kardashian-created brand.


3. Andie Swim

Prepare to meet your newest curvy swimwear obsession. Andie Swim offers trendy swimwear in one-piece and bikini silhouettes in sizes ranging from XS to XXXL. We love that every suit is chic, stylish and sustainable!


4. Modibodi

Australian period-wear brand Modibodi now offers swimwear, including bikinis and one pieces that go up to a size 4XL. The beautiful designs mean you don’t have to save them for when you’re on your period, but as the innovative garments prevent leakages, you can swim no matter the circumstances.


5. Cotton On Curve

Find affordable and cute plus size swimwear at Cotton On for the ultimate win-win! Cotton On Curve is a dedicated range by the retailer for plus-size bodies, offering swimwear up to size 22 (and clothing up to size 28).


6. The Iconic

Leading New Zealand fashion destination The Iconic offers swimwear in sizes 18-28. Whether you’re after a classic black one piece or a vibrantly patterned tankini, you’re in good hands, as the online retailer stocks plus size togs from curve dedicated brands like Artesands, Avenue and Evans.


7. ASOS Curve

ASOS Curve’s swimwear is stylish and fun, featuring brands like Peek & Beau and South Beach. Here, you’ll find styles that range up to a size 32. Importantly, the plus size togs cater to various bust sizes for extra support. From lurex-look bikninis to trending styles featuring ruffles and cutouts, it’s time to unleash your inner fashionista.


8. City Chic

City Chic has long been a champion of plus-size fashion, and its swimwear offering in sizes 12 to 32 is a must-have. From dress styles offering maximum coverage to fun and skimpy cutouts, find all types of bikinis, one pieces and cover-ups in various summery colours and patterns.


9. Clique Fitness

Popular activewear brand Clique Fitness has done it again with its new range of high-performance swimwear. Supportive and smoothing, the togs are made from a high-performance knit mesh that gently hugs the body without feeling restrictive. The range is available up to size 22 and features one pieces, bikini tops, and bikini bottoms.


What should I look for when choosing a plus size swimsuit?

These days, there are plus size swimwear options aplenty, meaning you can choose from different silhouettes, colours and patterns best suited to your personal style.

There are no rules when it comes to curve swimwear — it’s up to you whether you prefer a bikini, one-piece, sleeved rash top, high-waist bottoms, or a swim dress.

Pick what you feel the most confident in, because every body is a beach body!

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