We’re getting ready for a tropical beach holiday! After a couple of years of staying in, more and more borders have opened and we can start ticking off items from our beach bucket list. Of course, we want to look chic in our swimsuits wherever we’re sunbathing.
For women with bigger busts, opting for one-pieces that come with underwire is a sure-fire way to find swimwear that offers support — but finding them can prove challenging. There’s still a lot to be improved in the plus-size department when it comes to swimwear but things are thankfully getting better.
We’re seeing more body-positive swimwear brands popping up. I was quite glad to discover these after doing some sleuthing. Let me tell you — the selections are pretty good.
Whether you’re looking for simple black, coral red or vintage prints, these plus-size swimsuits offer both style and support. They’re all underwired and run up to a size 42F, so you can feel comfortable at the pool or wherever you’re enjoying the sun.
Here are 8 of the best plus-size one-pieces with underwire from our favourite curve fashion stores, including Simply Be, Curvy Kate, ASOS, Next, and more.
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Where to buy the best underwired plus-size swimsuits
Joe Browns Print Swimsuit, £36, Simply Be – buy now (available up to a size 44FF)
You can always trust Simply Be for cute plus-size swimwear, as the Joe Browns swimsuit proves. If the print-on-print action isn’t enough to sway you, maybe the underwire control and flattering ruching will.
Underwire Contour Swimsuit, £34, ASOS – buy now (available up to a size 28FF)
If vintage style is more your thing, this suit from ASOS has your name on it. Aside from the wire support, it also has a thick closure band for added protection from slip-ups (or slip-downs) and adjustable straps for the perfect fit. The neon colour’s a cool feature too.
Fantasie Black Ottawa Underwire Swimsuit, £78, Next – buy now (available up to a size 40DD)
Picture this: you, wearing a black suit, sunbathing on white sand. This Fantasie one piece comes with underwire and a high leg, for a chic beach look.
Figleaves Curve Sienna Underwired Swimsuit, £18, Simply Be – buy now (available up to a size 26)
Simple yet striking, the classic black swimsuit never fails. This one piece comes up large, so we recommend sizing down.
Pour Moi Front Control Swimsuit, £40, Next – buy now (available up to a size 38G)
This suit has it all: tummy control, underwire support and a cute ruffle detail.
Bermuda Swimsuit, £56, Bravissimo – buy now (available up to a size 40K)
This palm printed swimsuit from Bravissimo offers a tropi-cool look, with ring strap details.
Retro Sun Padded Swimsuit, £58, Curvy Kate – buy now
It’s the retro look for us, which give this underwire suit a twist.
La Chiva Striped Swimsuit, £86, M&S – buy now (available up to size 32GG)