Curvily Swim Picks: SwimsuitsDirect

In just the few years I’ve been blogging, there has been so much progress in plus size swimwear.  From the surge in popularity (and availability) of the “fatkini” to more fashion forward, fun styles in every silhouette, the market has moved far beyond the sad, sacklike silhouettes that used to dominate.  Online shopping remains the best bet for finding a stylish plus size suit, so I am always excited to discover a new site to shop.  SwimsuitsDirect, with free shipping and their Zappos-style free and easy return policy, makes the process of finding the perfect suit easy.  You can order all the styles that catch your eye, from festival ready crochet bikinis to sleek and swimmable one pieces, and keep the ones that work for you.


I always love a good bikini, but I decided to go with this zippered monochrome maillot from It Figures, a label I had never tried before.  The distinct 90’s vibe was calling to me, and feels perfectly on trend for summer with criss cross slides for an athleisure look. I added rolled down cutoffs to amp up the throwback feel.  This look has me ready for a lake house with friends, a barbecue and a cooler full of beer, and a rope swing to jump into the water – I don’t ask for much 😀

The fit on this suit is great overall.  There is some shapewear built in around the belly area, but nothing restrictive.  I felt comfortable and ready to swim.  I find this suit a bit tight on the chest in my usual swimsuit size, so I would size up if you are busty.  Even with it a bit tight in the chest, I still feel supported and secure (no danger of wardrobe malfunctions!).  I’m so happy I have my functional (and cute) suit for the summer.  Now I am looking at some less practical options from, like this bright laser cut flounce bikini, or this stained glass tankini from Becca Etc.  If you are on a budget, they have plus size suits as low as $12.99.

*Bonus for my lovely readers: Take 25% off your order with coupon code CURVILY25*

 What’s your swimsuit style?  What have you been dying to try?  Tell me your favorite from in the comments.