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Create the Perfect Plus Size Bikini for Your Body Type

"As a 60 year old grandmother, I rock this suit."

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Swimsuit shopping can be a headache, especially if you’re looking for a two-piece and your entire body is expected to fit into one size. Very few women are perfectly proportionate (if you are, I am extremely jealous), hence all the conversations about different body shapes.

But at the end of the day, almost no woman’s top is the same size as her bottom. Though one-piece swimsuits are lovely and modest, you’ll often end up with a suit that fits perfectly along your bust but is too small for your butt, or visa versa. That’s why a plus size bikini is ideal — you can buy different sizes and styles for your top and bottom, so you know you’re getting a custom fit suit that hugs and flatters all your curves.

Whether you plan on hitting the beach, local pool, or just a backyard inflatable, scroll down for plus size bikinis you can mix and match to find the best fit for your bod.

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Raisins Curve Mombasa Printed Tanzania V-Wire Bikini Top & High-Waist Bottoms

Plus size bikini

Starting at $70.50, Macys

The exotic vibe of this bikini will make you feel like you’re sipping Mai Tais at a Mexican cabana (even if you’re really just getting some sun on the back porch). Unlike standard horizontal stripes, the zebra print design finds a way to beautifully outline all your curves without making you look wide. The faux belt trims your waist at its smallest spot, which is flattering for all tummies.

Marilyn Push-Up Bra Top and Leila High Waist Bottom

Plus size bikini

Starting at $36, Venus

Shown with Leila High Waist Bottom, $36

Venus knows that women want to feel confident in their swimwear, so they make it easy to mix and match different styles and colors of tops and bottoms until you find the suit that is perfect for your body. This one features a push-up halter top with a high-waisted tie bottom, but you can choose from sport and tankini tops, swim shorts and pants, and more.

Ashley Graham X Swimsuits For All Elite Black Triangle Bikini

Plus size bikini

Starting at $82, Swimsuits For All

Ashley Graham is a famous plus-size model who has championed the need for more inclusive fashion for women of all sizes. Her Ashley Graham swim line at Swimsuits for All does just that.

This classic black bikini features tied bottoms and a halter top with ample room for a large bust.

One reviewer wrote, “I’m 48, 5’6 and 190. This bikini is absolutely the best ever. Fits perfect. Top size 16 bottom 14. Material is amazing. Never thought I’d go with white but i’m absolutely in love with my bikini and got so many compliments. Total confidence! Will buy from here on out.”

Hollywood Colorblock Wrap Bikini

Plus size bikini

Starting at $65, Swimsuits For All

This sexy bikini wraps in all the right places to provide support while hugging your curves. It features wire-free removable bra cups, a cute keyhole back, and “Power Mesh” tummy control lining in the bottoms to keep everything in.

One reviewer wrote, “Nice looking top … Unique looking. The mesh helps cover up if there is too much cleavage.”

Madame Cabo Underwire High Waist Bikini

Plus size bikini

Starting at $78, Swimsuits For All

Swimsuits for All lets you choose different sizes for tops and bottoms, so you won’t have to worry about the fit. With a built-in underwire molded bra, side boning, fully detachable and adjustable straps, a double keyhole back, and a fully-lined “Power Mesh” tummy-control front panel brief, you’ll be texting your friends selfies the moment it arrives in the mail.

One reviewer wrote, “I love this suit, great support and true to size. I bought a size larger bottom and turned out to be too big but the customer service was fantastic, new bottoms on the way! Whatever size you really are, buy that size and you will be very happy with this suit. As a 60-year-old grandmother I rock this suit.”

Asos Design Recycled Curve Mix And Match Flutter Sleeve Crop Bikini Top and Frill Edge High Waist Bikini Bottom

Plus size bikini

Starting at $29, ASOS

Shown with Frill Edge High Waist Bikini Bottom

A new take on the classic black bikini, this crop-top with flutter sleeves is not only super cute, but provides ample coverage for larger busts. ASOS Curve swimwear lets you buy your tops and bottoms separately, so you can mix and match with other prints to find the perfect style and fit.

Raisins Curve Las Brisas Printed Byron V-Wire Bikini Top & High-Waist Bikini Bottoms

Plus size bikini

Starting at $70.50, Macys

The patchwork handkerchief design on this bikini is busy but on-trend, and the top has wide enough straps to hold up larger busts. Tops and bottoms both come in sizes 14-24W and are sold separately. Pear and apple shapes can find just the right fit, no matter your proportions.

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