5 Plus Size Swimwear Trends Making Waves

Ring in the warmer weather with these five fun and fashionable plus size swim trends. Whether you want to show off your best assets, display your unique sense of style , or simply be the baddest queen to hit the beach this summer, thanks to these tips from SwimSpot and their superb range of plus size swimsuits, 2018 is looking to be the hottest summer on record.

1. Racy Lace

Previously a material that most wouldn’t even dream of using in a swimsuit, many of the latest plus size swim trends now include a hint of lace. Lace for swimwear is typically manufactured from nylon and spandex to keep it looking fresh and sweet as you saunter in the sun. When it comes to a lace swimsuit, it’s all in the details. Look for scalloped edges on the lace and ensure the surrounding material is complementary to the lace.

Racy Lace

Notice the stunning lace edges on this teal, plus size bikini. The high waist bottoms are cut higher on the leg to emphasize your length while still providing a moderate amount of coverage at the back. The halter top is designed to provide good uplift and support with the sassiness of peekaboo cleavage.

2. Get Nostalgic With 90’s Throwback Style

Hit the beach in these plus size swim trends and you’re sure to feel confident, bold, and ready for anything. Look for bright colors that pop contrasted against bands of white. Cotton, ribbed, and velvet materials are a perfect match for this unmistakable look.

Throwback Style

These cute and comfortable bikini bottoms are made from a crushed velvet style material manufactured from polyamide and elastane. They’re designed specifically for swimming and a day by the pool or beach. The bubblegum pink color with a white trim is a great throwback to the roller skating rink. The cropped bikini top is in a contrasting lemon yellow. It’s flattering, comfy, and branded on the front for a truly 90s take on plus size swimsuits in 2018.

3. All in the Details

Plus size swim trends this year are all about the specific details, incorporating touches that often, we haven’t seen in swimwear before. From that scalloped edge lace, to the use of ribbed or iridescent fabric, to lace up backs, plus size swimsuits for 2018 scream detail. And this detail isn’t purely for aesthetics, either. Function, comfort, and style are of equal importance when it comes to the little extras. iridescent fabric


This swimsuit is all about the unique detailing. The wrap front design takes this beyond a traditional one piece and helps cinch your waist, too. The crisscross strap design provides a strong visual statement and helps to provide uplift and support to the bust while the deep v-neck with the tab adds that hint of chic style without ending up overexposed. wrap front design

crisscross strap

One of our favorite plus size swimsuits of 2018 includes a bustier style lace-up back to allow for an almost custom fit. Notice the great hint of lace in the centre and the 90s style contrasting colors. This strapless one piece hits all the right notes when it comes to plus size swim trends.

4. Shine Bright With Iridescent Fabrics

An explosion of iridescent fabric is one plus size swim trend having the most dramatic impact this year. Glamorous, seductive, and stunning on all body types, this material is slinky, shimmery, and a sure fire summer hit. Just ask Hailey Clauson, who wore an iridescent bathing suit in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

Iridescent Fabrics

In fact, SwimSpot stocks the very same swimsuit and it’s available in plus sizes. So if you ever dreamed of being the next Hailey Clauson or Ashley Graham, now’s your chance. Available in an holographic style color fading from green into shimmery purple, this one piece sports a high cut leg, deep v neckline, and wide straps for all day comfort, making it very on trend for plus size swimwear this season.

5. Sweeping style with an asymmetric outline

A true fashionista knows that style is not necessarily about smoothing this and matching that. High fashion is often about line, structure, and form… and the confidence to pull it off. So take your swimwear up a notch and make a bold statement with an asymmetrical design that the draws the eye, draws attention, and helps you feel like you own this summer.


This one shoulder swimsuit is sure to make a statement that’s unforgettable. A one piece suit in iridescent snake print fabric, this is swimwear designed to make an impact. And thanks to checking off the boxes for asymmetry, iridescence, and added details, this is another example that perfectly meets the plus size swim trends for the year. Yet like all high fashion art, it will continue to make a statement for years to come. Worn by Kate Upton in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, this style features a high cut leg to emphasize your length and a high drama keyhole neckline. And an added bonus detail: the straps are adjustable so you can find the ideal fit for you.

Now that you’ve seen the five top plus size swim trends for the year, you can shop with the same confidence that you plan to take to the beach. Rock your style, be fashion forward, and be ahead of the trend thanks to SwimSpot, your one stop shop for on-trend plus size swimsuits for 2018