It’s time to prepare for a scorching NZ summer, best spent relaxing poolside or on the beach in your favourite togs.
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!
From swimsuits and bikinis to sarongs and cover ups, here are our favourite brands to shop for plus size togs.
Shop the best plus size swimwear brands NZ has to offer
Ellenny’s sustainable plus size swimsuits offer superior bust support for C to F cups, ranging to a size 22.
The curvy swimwear brand’s extra-supportive, super-stretchy one pieces offer excellent tummy support and feature front zippers for slipping them on and off with ease. Even better, Elleny creates supportive bikini tops and mid-rise briefs for maximum coverage and comfort, with or without sleeves.
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.
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!
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.
Cotton On Curve
Find affordable and cute plus size swimwear at Cotton On for the ultimate win-win! Cotton On Curve is a dedicated line by the retailer for plus-size bodies, offering swimwear up to size 22 (and clothing up to size 28).
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.
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.
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 boardshorts and cover-ups, including in chic black and bright patterns.
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.
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.