Are you looking for a few more plus size indie swimwear brands and collections to shop? Especially while you are looking for a fun bikini to shimmy into? You know, while you lounge on the porch or patio, especially now? Well, we have a few fun options.
On the heels of the Tabria Majors x Cupshe, Gabifresh x Eloquii, and The Diva Kurves Collection, we are here to share more! This article is all about our excitement about plus size swim week, here at The Curvy Fashionista!!
We are doing things a little different! We are sharing the indie designers and brands that are dedicated to plus size swim or that are plus size swim inclusive!
While there are more than a few fly plus size brands and retailers to shop plus size swimwear from, these are the brands that specialize and cater to all things swim and that they include plus sizes or are plus size only!
If you are looking for a fun plus size swimsuit, definitely check out these indie plus size swimwear brands & collections to know!
15+ Indie Plus Size Swimwear Brands & Collections To Know
Photo Credit: https://alpinebutterflyswim.com/
“Alpine Butterfly Swim was created to inspire women to wear that sexy swimsuit and love yourself while doing it. In 2015, after realizing that finding swimsuits (that were also flattering!) for my plus size niece was nearly impossible, I was inspired to create a brand that didn’t forgot about all of the women who are above a size 8. Alpine Butterfly Swim officially launched August 2017.”
Available up through a size 6X.
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“THE BRAND features ready-to-wear styles in sizes XS-4X, home, swim, lounge and accessories. The eponymous brand focuses on using high-quality, cruelty-free materials in bold colours and exceptional textures when designing every product. ”
Available up through a size 4X.
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“To us, plus size bodies aren’t an add on demographic or a segment of a market. They’re us, and we are you.
We design, develop, and fit test premium activewear for exclusively for plus sizes L-7X. Our sole focus is making products for you with the quality, style, fit and functionality you deserve.”
Up to a size 7X!
Photo Credit: www.curvykini.com
“CURVYKINI is re-defining the plus sized swimwear industry by offering high quality, uniquely designed pieces that adorn the plus-sized woman’s curves beautifully. We use luxury fabrication engineered to smooth and float over your gorgeous curves.”
Available up through a size 3X/24.
Photo Credit: www.thedivakurvescollection.com
“The Diva Kurves Collection is designed for the full figured woman, who loves fashion, looking good and showing off her confidence. These women want to look, and feel great, no matter what the occasion is.”
Available up through a size 3X.
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Photo Credit: curvywaves.com
“I wanted to only create lingerie and shapewear for curvy women at the beginning but then I thought why shapewear when you can lounge around and swim in pool wear? Our range of one-piece, two-piece, and tankinis are inspired from life and will flatter any woman’s body.
And by woman, we don’t mean a size 2 but a size that would fit your mom, sister, friend, and yourself! Our sizes are matched from women like you and me and that’s what makes Curvy Waves special to me”
Available up to a size 6X.
Photo Credit: gyvmebody.net
“After designing for other well known labels for over 15 years, we noticed the average Real Woman was not being represented in swimwear. As a result in 2013, Gyv Me Body was created. We understand that Real Women have curves, stretch marks and yes….cellulite.
We cater to women who have lived, enjoy life, are Mothers, 25+, are NOT Photoshopped, but embrace their inner beauty and still desires to look good, sexy and vivacious. Furthermore, Gyv Me Body Swimwear is designed to fit a Real Woman’s Curves.”
Available up through a 3X.
Photo Credit: www.nakimuli.com
“NAKIMULI aims to go beyond the traditions of women’s fashion and explore more of the imagination, creating fashion forward garments for forward thinking young women.
Inspired by color, shapes, and prints, NAKIMULI has created their own fashion revolution: one that embraces a love of self at any size, inspires sisterhood, individuality, comfort, and lots of fierceness.”
Available up through a size 3X.
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“Over twenty years in swimwear design and a record number of retail best-sellers (according to the NPD Group) have earned Rod Beattie the title America’s #1 Swimsuit Designer. After two decades of designing for two of the nation’s top swimwear labels – La Blanca and Anne Cole Collection – Rod Beattie debuted his own swimwear brand in 2010: Bleu Rod Beattie.”
Real talk, a lot of their MOST fun swimsuits aren’t available in plus, so we’re going to watch this space and wait (with expectation1) that they’ve expanded their offering!
Available up through a size 22W.
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“The comments and conversations, e-mails and letters that we’ve read from our customers told us long ago that we were onto something bigger. At the heart of it all, we’re still us, the same founders since the beginning, with the most supportive and thought-provoking customers we could’ve ever hoped for. You helped us to create what TomboyX is today.”
Up to a 6X
Photo Credit: ninasharae.com
“Nina Sharae is a boutique luxury swim and resort wear line dedicated to celebrating the beauty of curvy women across the world.
Founded in 2015 by way of Chicago, IL, the Nina Sharae brand has been featured in your favorite fashion magazines from GQ to Vogue and even had designs featured internationally in the top fashion shows.
As we continue to push the envelope of diversity by celebrating all shapes and sizes we invite you to join us.”
Available up through a size 3X.
Photo Credit: www.nomadsswimwear.com
“At Nomads, we bridge the gap by offering continuity across sizes in luxe, destination-inspired swimwear. It is our belief that everyone should have access to the same style of clothing, no matter their size. That is why we offer our timeless, elevated swim and resortwear styles made from the best fabrics in sizes XS-5X.”
Available up through a size 5X.
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“Phylyda aims to redefine fashion-forward swimwear for all, crafting the perfect-fitting separates that are made to mix and match and celebrate the nuances and diversity of the female figure.
Pairing aesthetically-driven designs with fit-focused techniques and technology, each item in Phylyda’s collection is customizable and current. A pleasure-seeker first and foremost, the Phylyda woman knows she’s beautiful because she knows herself and reaches for swimwear that lets her truly dive into life.”
Available up through a US 3XL and 42 H OR 44g chest.
Photo Credit: sheeekbybee.com
“Sheeek By Bee was created to consistently cultivate the fashion industry with trendy, fashion forward designs made for plus size women. Inspired by the true essence of a full figured body, garments are constructed to accentuate each curve with bold, UNAPOLOGETIC, chic designs hence the name “Sheeek” By Bee.”
Available up through a 4X.
Photo Credit: www.summersalt.com
“We create travel essentials that are comfortable enough for the journey, and stylish enough for the destination.We believe fashion and function should always play well together, packing for a trip should be stress-free, and that comfortable doesn’t have to mean underdressed.”
Up to s size 22.
Photo Credit: origamicustoms.com
“Origami Customs is a customized and handmade line of swimwear, lingerie, and more for folks of all genders. Our team is made up of individuals of diverse identities and needs. All of us bring our unique experiences to the table of this company. We all have meaningful experiences with the body-affirming gear that we make and sell.”
Up to a 5X
Photo Credit: wildislesswim.com
“Wild Isles is a women-owned small business based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. After a year of design and development, Wild Isles launched in May, 2019 with a collection of mix and match bikinis designed for fuller busts in mind.”
Up to a size 22-24 in bottoms and a 44H in tops
Photo Credit: londrebodywear.com
Photo Credit: www.limericki.com
“Lime Ricki was born after a frustrating swimsuit shopping experience. Our simple goal was to design swimsuits that we wanted to wear.”
Up to a size 4X
Photo Credit: www.curvybeach.com
“Combining her passion for 80’s vintage silhouettes and the fit expertise of a garment industry pro, Curvy Beach has grown so rapidly that in 2019 Elizabeth quit modeling to run it full time. She relocated to Miami and is living her dream of helping women love their bodies.”
Up to a 4X or J Cup
3 Tips for Finding Fun Plus Size Indie Swimsuits!
When talking about plus size indie swimsuits, I love to share a few of my own tips from my experience:
- GO BOLD! Baby, plus size indie swimwear brands are all about BEING SEEN! Don’t be afraid to go for holographic or bright or strappy (or all three!) swimsuits.
- Be Price AWARE! Many of the plus size indie brands in this roundup make their swimsuits in the USA, using ethical labor. This means the swimsuits are going to cost more!
- Don’t forget your fun swim cover ups and kaftans! Complete your indie look with a fun plus size cover up!
Finally, a great roundup, right? It was fun to peruse the internets and to dig into out TCF Archives on plus size swim!
As for the retailers and places to shop?
Make sure you check out our Where to Buy Plus Size Swim Roundup when you can!!
Where do you buy your bathing suits? What types do you buy? Which ones are more your style?
Let’s discuss the options and styles you love!
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