A few short years ago, women who fell on the higher side of the size chart were given meager swimwear choices that lacked the chic, stylish qualities they deserved. However, a recent body-positive revolution has changed all of that. Ashley Graham is the curvy model who helped spearhead said fashion movement, but we’ve also been inspired by the beauty and messaging of models like Yasmin Geurts, Nadia Aboulhosn, and Denise Bidot.
These women have proven that being “brave” doesn’t just mean being proud of their looks; it means standing up to the stereotypes that have robbed women of body confidence for centuries. Where curvy women were once left with inadequate, ill-fitting suits that tried to cover up “problem areas” instead of flattering them, new swimwear lines that stock a range of styles and sizes – like Gabifresh, Becca Etc, and Modcloth’s ‘High Dive’ line – have provided the kind of swimsuits that make them feel confident. Think a curvy girl can’t rock a bikini? Think again!
In Savoir Flair’s shopping guide to swimwear for curvy girls, you’ll find flattering and on-trend styles that are perfect for flaunting your assets. A word on sizing: If you’re clicking through the gallery below and notice that some models don’t share your body type, don’t worry. We’ve made sure that all of the options are available in a diverse range of sizes.