Best Bathing Suits for Curvy Girls

by Angel

A good fitting bathing suit is hard to find for someone with a lot of curves. As a curvy girl myself, I suggest you try one of the following styles.

As summer approaches it reminds me of the times I would search and wonder where I would get my bathing suit for the summer. I don't bother looking anywhere else since I found Victoria's Secret bathing suits. Yes, they sell more than underwear! They actually have a line of clothes too. That is for another article. Getting back to the curvy girl bathing suits. As I have gotten older and a little bigger I can't wear the string bikinis anymore. Well, I could but might get busted by the fashion police. I struggled with finding one that fit good for a couple of years and then tried a Victoria's Secret one piece suit. I was so happy with the suit I plan to purchase another one this summer season. Never can have too many bathing suits.

Victoria's Secret is Revealed!

These suits go up to a size 16 and some have cup sizes of up to DD. A suit to these specifications are hard to find. The biggest thing for me is looking good and covering all my no so good areas. Let's say I like to accentuate the positives and play down the areas that I don't want to draw attention to. These suits do all of that. My husband says the bathing suit looks better on me than any others I have had. I thought I was going to have to resort to the suits with ruffles around the bottom area until I found these Victoria's Secret Bathing Suits.

Firm Control Convertible Dress One Piece

This versatile new style is designed to go from the beach or pool to the street. It has an attached skirt that can be tied up into a bow when you are ready to swim and pulled down when you are ready to move around. It makes you look slimmer and provides complete support. The built in bra provides ultimate support yet lightweight in design. Includes figure shaping fabric.


  • Wear 3 ways for different coverage: classic with belted sash, classic with sarong, or as a dress

  • Skirt is not detachable

  • Soft cups

  • Ties at neck

  • High back

  • Full bottom coverage

  • Fully lined

  • Nylon/Lycra® spandex

  • Size 6 – 16

  • Cup sizes up to DD

 Sizing Tip: Buy one size larger for a better fit.  

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Firm Control Ruched Skirt Bottom

This design allows you to mix and match tops with the full coverage bottom. It also makes you look slimmer in seconds. Provides firm control and support. Includes figure shaping fabric.


  • Skirt with built-in bottom

  • Top sold separately

  • Side ruching

  • Nylon/Lycra® spandex

 Sizing Tip: Buy one size larger for a better fit.

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Firm Control Retro One Piece

This great design contours and shapes your body. The molded cups provide support needed. Includes figure shaping fabric. It makes you look slimmer without taking anything away from it.


  • The bra is lined and provides support

  • Underwire bra

  • Double strings that tie at neck

  • Banded waist

  • Nylon/Lycra® spandex

  • Cup sizes up to DD

  • Available in solid and printed designs

Sizing tip: Buy one size larger for a better fit.

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Firm Control Twist Front One Piece

This design is a twist front top with control top and through the mid section. It provides ultimate support while smoothing the body. Lightweight suit design. A figure shaping fabric.


  • Center front twist design

  • Provides underwire support

  • Adjustable straps

  • Full bottom coverage

  • Fully lined

  • Nylon/Lycra® spandex

  • Cup sizes up to DD.

  • Available in solid and printed patterns.

 Sizing Tip: Buy one size larger for better fit.

Buy from Victoria's Secret

Firm Control Crisscross Shaping One Piece

This crisscross designed suit is lightweight and provides firm control. It is a figure shaping fabric with lycra and nylon.


  • Wrap design

  • Provides underwire support

  • Adjustable slim straps

  • Full back coverage

  • Long torso style is 1 1/4” longer than regular fit

  • Cup size up to DD

  • Available in solids or printed designs

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Retro One Piece

This suit has a 50's flare. It is my favorite this year. It slims you in all the right places and still looks good. Can be worn with or without straps. The front top is a bandeau style and is fully lined.

  • Shirred silhouette for the most flattering fit

  • Soft cups

  • Removable halter strap

  • Twist-front bandeau ties at back

  • Full bottom coverage

  • Fully lined

  • Nylon/spandex

Buy from Victoria's Secret

The Best Bathing Suit

The best bathing suit is comfortable and looks good on you at same time.  These suits are slimming and supportive of all your curves.  I can't wait for summer and days of lounging at the pool with my Victoria's Secret Bathing Suit on.

Updated: 02/22/2012, Angel
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Angel on 02/12/2013

Thank you Mira and 2uesday. I can't wait for warm weather and bathing suits. The recent comments on this article have really got me thinking about pool time. I am all for things fitting properly. I think it makes you feel more confident and it shows.

Mira on 02/12/2013

These look so good! :) Great page!

Angel on 02/12/2013

I am pretty sure that I will still be ordering a 14 for this year. Oh well... I will rock it like a big girl would. Ha.. I have noticed that I feel a lot more confident when I wear a suit that fits properly and accentuates all the right areas while de-emphasizing others. If I showed up at the pool with a itsy bitsy yellow polka dot bikini on, I would get busted by the Fashion Police for sure! I need to update some of these suits with 2013 versions. Check back soon and see what 2013 Miracle Suits look like. So you can order that size 12 you will be needing. :)

SimplySara on 02/11/2013

These are so cute! I'm currently a size 14, hoping to be a 12 or 10 by summer, so these are still great ideas for me. My current suit will definitely be too big by then! Yayyy!

Angel on 04/10/2012

Brenda - I think I have decided on the one with the wrap skirt. It is so versatile I can pass it up. It covers my body in the right places but also looks good. Yeah.. it has the lycra in the mid section for slimming. Will let you know how I like it. Thanks stopping back by.

BrendaReeves on 04/08/2012

Angel, That's good news. I love them all. Especially the black one with the scarf/skirt.

Angel on 02/24/2012

@kinworm - I like the Convertible Dress bathing suit. It has so many looks and covers all the right spots. Skirts are great as long as they don't have the ruffles around the bottom.. I just have a thing against them for me... not others.. I look terrible in them. LOL.. Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

Marie on 02/24/2012

Some great options here, Angel. I'd love a bathing suit with a skirt as they look very flattering.

Angel on 02/23/2012

Brenda - this type of suit is exactly what you describe. They are made of this lycra spandex material that holds it all in! The black one is great because it is so versatile. I am torn between that one and the retro one for this year. I like them both. Thanks for stopping in.

BrendaReeves on 02/23/2012

I love the black one with the skirt. It's been a long time since I've bought a swimsuit. When I was a kid, swimsuits were made out of elastic material like the girdles of the time. I wish they still made them that way. They held in all the fat.

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