Online shopping offers a comforting degree of privacy, and can help you avoid sizing mistakes caused by deceiving fluorescent lighting in dressing rooms. Consider taking a photo of your measurements to use as reference when comparing to a brand’s size chart.
Direct-to-consumer brand Andie puts a big focus on fit, and offers a 12-question fit quiz to pinpoint your precise size. Their swimsuits also include 50+ UPF protection.
With a multitude of swimwear options, this online retailer is a top pick for shoppers looking to add cute bikini sets and one-pieces that “spark joy” to their collection. Its website is also a trove of customer reviews that help shoppers determine what fits well based on real photos and measurements.
Another plus is that Amazon’s sizing is inclusive (i.e., runs from XXS to 3X or 4X) and most items have a detailed fit guide. This helps ensure that buyers’ measurements match and are accurate — unlike in-store shopping, which can result in a bathing suit that doesn’t fit or feel like the model on display.
This e-tailer is known for its luxe bohemian beachwear, including this floral one-piece that gives us serious mermaid vibes. Its lining and chlorine-resistant fabric make it a long-lasting choice for frequent swimmers.
ASOS has a huge selection that includes a variety of colors, silhouettes, and patterns. The do-it-all retailer also offers free shipping and returns if you don’t love your purchase.
Aerie, the lingerie- and swimwear brand from American Eagle, has fun, vibrant suits designed to flatter. Its curated collection has a lot of one-piece options, including ones with ruching that helps conceal trouble spots, and it even includes styles made specifically for bigger busts and longer torsos.
Bruhn suggests reading the fit guides for each suit to make sure your measurements match the size you’ll get. Also, look for retailers with inclusive sizing. Swimsuits for All, for example, has the largest size range of any of these retailers. Its collections are based on surveys of real women’s bodies.
You might not think to look here for swimwear, but the do-it-all retailer has a massive selection that’s fun and affordable. Plus, it’s easy to shop by size and style. (Sidenote: “If you’re shopping for a suit, always read the reviews. The sizing can vary and online photos can be deceiving.”)
Bare Necessities is another solid option, especially for those who need a larger cup size. The quirky brand reworks trends into whimsical swimwear pretty enough to hang on your wall. Think crochet triangle bikinis that double as crop top Dua Lipa suits or high-waisted bottoms that accentuate curvier frames.
Swimsuits for All may not be the most trendiest place to shop, but this online retailer is the most inclusive with its huge range of bathing suits in sizes up to XXL. You can even sort by shape to lead you right to what you’re looking for.
One of the leading expert e-tailers of women’s intimate apparel, Bare Necessities offers a large selection of bras and lingerie in plus sizes. The company also offers a wide range of swimwear and lounge-wear for women. The website is easy to navigate, and customers can sort items by best sellers, new arrivals, brand, or price.
The website also provides helpful customer reviews and a sizing chart for every item. The site also features a variety of shipping options, including free standard delivery on orders over $70.
The company’s SEAMLESS rewards program offers benefits to customers who shop regularly. The entry-level level includes free shipping on orders over $70 and exclusive sales. The higher tiers of the program offer additional rewards, such as birthday gifts and free return shipping.
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One-shoulder swimsuits are a summer essential, and Madewell’s collection includes plenty of flattering options in neutral hues and playful patterns. Its curated collections also include options for coverage, top support, and longer torsos. Plus, it’s an eco-friendly brand that uses recycled materials whenever possible.
Stylist Samantha Brown loves Andie’s full-coverage options for “looking classic without being grandma-core.” Plus, the brand takes a page from activewear trends with thick straps and animal prints.
For DD-plus bra sizes, Chiwaya recommends Lane Bryant’s intimate brand, Cacique. Its stylish, size-inclusive suits range from C to H and feature power mesh lining for support without compromising on style. And, if you sign up for its FullBeauty credit card, you can get free shipping and exclusive birthday offers.