Make A Splash With 2016 Plus Size Swimwear Trends

June 7, 2016

Summer is right around the corner, and we’re gearing up for sun-soaked months filled with fashionable fun! Just because you’re cannon-balling this summer doesn’t mean you can’t look good while you’re doing it. Trends change, styles come and go and so we’ve rounded up some Plus Size Swimwear trends for the Summer 2016’s season to make sure you’re styling!

Information on 2016 plus size swimwear trends

Sporty Spice

The athleisure trend is everywhere. No, really, everywhere. From lounge pants to sweatshirt-style blouses – the laid back vibes of comfort and function have saturated the fashion industry, swimwear not excluded. With bright colorblocking, fun prints, functional cuts, and sport-focused details, the trend is anything but boring. These are not your mom’s speedos!


A sporty crop with zip-up details make this a great surf & sand option!


Chlorine resistant fabric and a sporty swim short are great suit features.


A scuba-inspired suit in a bold blue/green color combo.


A beach mainstay, the nautical/Americana inspiration is not a new concept. It’s certainly been done before, but the good news for those of you who love this swimwear trend, is it’s here to stay. With a focus on clean silhouettes, traditional color combinations and attention to decorative details- the Americana trend can mean more stylish and effortless plus size swinwear for you.


A retro-inspired striped bikini makes for a fun beach day!

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A more modest silhouette in a fire engine red w/ with a flirty skirted bottom is a great choice for someone looking for more coverage.


A fun bandana print in red,white & blue is a great go-to swimdress for the season.

Little Black Swimsuit

Just as your little black dress is your go-to evening grab & go item, your little black swimsuit can become your grab & go easy beach option. Sure, it’s fun to wear bright colors and interesting prints, but some of us prefer a clean, sophisticated, traditionally classic plus size swimsuit option. And so, we reach for our LBS, or little black swimsuit. Easy, simple, and always flattering, these suits tend to have a simple on-trend fashion detail that makes it standout, like a shirred skirt or a twist front neckline.


A little black swimdress that looks like a onepiece but has the ease and function of a 2 piece!


A sexy deep plunge & mesh details make this a sassy swimwear choice for those looking to make a statement!


Achieve subtle sexiness by showing a touch of skin through the peekaboo mesh detail.

Print Party

Animal, exotics, Moroccan-inspired textile prints and more! From tribal to geometric, printed plus size swimsuits are everywhere this swim season! Go all out with a head to toe bold statement suit or tone down your trend-choice by pairing a printed piece with a solid to ground it. Whatever you choose, make sure your colors are fun, bold, colorful and show your personality- because that’s what style & fashion is all about!


Bright,bold colors and a great textile print!


An unexpected animal print makes this swimdress more versatile and easy to wear.


Faux snakeskin print, mesh detail and a mock-2piece design, this onepiece swimsuit has a lot to offer.

Whatever you choose this summer, be sure to wear your swimsuits proudly, with confidence! Fun assortments, creative details and exciting colors and silhouettes make the plus size swim options for 2016 that much more fun. Embrace your curves, show the world you’re confident and beautiful (because you are)! We invite you to join our body positive conversation by sharing your photos and hashtagging them with, #AFMSwimSquad!








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