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Plus size swimwear ideas 2021

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about getting some new bathers.

In this day and age, your size should never stop you from enjoying the beach. You just need a cossie that you feel confident stepping out in. 

Here’s a rundown on what to look for in your plus size swimwear: 

Support and figure-specific design

One thing you need in quality plus size swimwear is support. A quality one piece is the best way to go if you are most concerned about being held together in all the right places. 

Look for swimwear like our Bondi One Piece. Available in watermelon, black and navy, and in sizes from S to 3XL, it has a built-in shelf bra with removable padding for perfect support.

Reviewers describe this cossie as “comfortable and flattering”.

Another tip is to look for plus size swimwear that is designed for a fuller figure, not just cut larger than the smaller sizes. At Active Truth, every size in every one of our products has been tried, tested and tailored on real bodies—we don't just 'upsize' our patterns.

Think blue

Black is a perennial favourite but what are the alternatives? Navy blue or midnight blue are the new black for swimwear. 

Just as elegant as black, dark blues go with almost every skin tone. Active Truth’s Noosa One Piece is a good place to start while you’re searching for the best plus size bathers. 

This came to AT from new mum Jessica D: “As a new mum I was looking for a swimsuit that supported my new body and made me feel comfortable. “This suit looks and feels amazing. It was flattering across my stomach, covered my bottom and held my boobs in. Thank you.”

Go sporty

Vintage swimsuits may look fun on the rack but they are often thick so they get soggy and take a long time to dry. If you’re looking for a plus-size swimsuit, consider a sportier look and fabric. 

Feel sporty and confident with the Byron One Piece from Active Truth. The no-budge zip in the front of the suit adds some flair while being guaranteed not to come undone. This style is cut high around your shoulders and comfortably on the hip so it will stay in place. 


Easy returns

It is also important to find a good return policy. Your swimsuit needs to fit properly and if you’re ordering online you can’t try it on first. Active Truth has a free return and exchange policy (terms and conditions apply), making it simple to swap your swimsuit out for a better size. Just make sure to wear your undies when you’re trying the bathers on.


Find your best ever pair of plus size bathers. Shop the collection at Active Truth. 

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Swim - Adjustable One Piece - Black from Active Truth™
Swim - Adjustable One Piece - Black
Rated 4.9 out of 5
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Swim - Adjustable Bikini Top - Black from Active Truth™
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