Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits

There is absolutely no reason why plus size sistas can’t be fabulous at the beach. It’s taken decades for swimwear designers to catch on to the fact that, hey, full-figured women like to swim, sunbathe, and worship the sun just like their thinner counterparts.

Whether you’re pear shaped, apple shaped, big bosomed, sporting a lot of junk in the trunk, or you’ve just had a baby and you’re getting used to sagging skin (yep, skin does that), we’ve got a nice hodgepodge of sultry one-pieces, cute tankinis, and everything in between for plus size fashionistas.

Great Plus Size Swimsuits

Updated black one-piece
The color black – it’s always in fashion, and it’s got that magical slimming effect. Just like a black dress, a black swimsuit should be in every woman’s closet. Find one with good tummy control and you’ll be set to conquer the world. Or at least the beach.

Womens Plus Halter Swimsuits Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits1. Women’s Plus Size Halter Swimsuit, $54.94

2. One Piece Scuba Style Belted Control Swim Dress, $79.00 at Spiegel.

Pin Up Style
Those seemingly conservative, but really quite suggestive, one-pieces from the 50s are making a comeback. To borrow Marilyn Monroe’s flirty beach look, go with a halter top one-piece.

Womens Plus Leopard Print Halter Swimsuits Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits1. Women’s Leopard Print Halter Swimsuit, $54.94 at Old Navy.

2. One-Piece Shirred Bandeau Control Swimsuit Dress by Shape fx®, $89.00

Red One Piece Vamp Swimsuit Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits3. Women’s Plus-Size Merona® Red One-Piece Vamp Swimsuit, $30 at Target.

Womens Plus Solid Shirred Swimsuit Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits4. Suddenly Slim by Catalina Plus Size Shirred Swimsuit, $32.00 at Walmart.

Carefully Placed Details
Before trying on a suit, examine its most eye-popping feature, because that is the area people will focus on when you wear the suit. Make sure you’re only highlighting one of your more positive assets.

A little pattern or color around the waistline adds definition to your figure and also makes your suit memorable, in a literal pool of other suits. As well, other elements of texture – like belts and ruffles and wraps – enhance the elegance of your suit and showcase your curves (in a good way). Solid color suits with simple, colorful details are a great place to start!

Necklace Print One Piece Swimsuit Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits1. Necklace-Print One-Piece Swimsuit, $79.00 at Newport News.

2. One-Piece Colorblocked Maillot Control Swimsuit by Shape fx®, $79.00 at Spiegel Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits

Ruffle Surplice One Piece PLUS Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits3. Longitude® Ruffle Surplice One Piece, $42.99 at JcPenney’s

Skirtinis and Tankinis
You can totally do two-pieces. In fact, two-pieces are easier to shop for than one-pieces. There aren’t as many rules for this realm of swimwear as there are with one-pieces, but try not to go for a pattern that will swallow you hole. For example, if you’ve got a busy top, get a solid color bottom (and vice versa). This is especially true if you’ve got a round body type.

Warning: don’t go for super long shorts or skirts. The higher the cut, the thinner and longer your legs will look.

Black White Halter Tankini Swim Top Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits1. Women’s Plus-Size Mossimo® Black/White Halter Tankini Swim Top, $24.99 at Target.

Twist Tankini Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits2. Allen B Floral Tank Suit, $24.99 and $24.99 at JcPenneys,

All About The Prints.

A bold, consistent print has a slimming effect by camouflaging any “lumps or bumps”. Try these sexy picks.

Sequined One Piece Leopard Print Bandeau Swimsuit Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits1. Sequined One-Piece Leopard-Print Bandeau Swimsuit, $64 at Newport News

Floral Print Bathing Suit Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits2. Floral Print Bathing Suit, $29.80 at Forever21 Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits

Womens Plus Leopard Shirred Swimsuit Budget Friendly Plus Size Swimsuits3. Women’s Leopard Print Plus Size Shirred Swimsuit, $32 at Walmart.