8 Curve-Loving Swimwear Brands for Total Beach Confidence

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You’ve booked the flights, and you’re already visualising sipping mojitos while lounging in your hammock. But hold on: What the heck are you going to wear?

Rather than trawling the high street getting hot and bothered (you'll definitely need more than a single mojito to handle that), we’ve assembled the best catwalk of slimming swimsuits to celebrate your shape. 

These eight scorching brands take full advantage of your curves and add a little something special too, allowing you to relax and enjoy the sunshine…

1. Magisculpt Creates Hourglass Curves



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Oh, hello hourglass. Magisculpt is the queen of hidden curve-control panels, which hold you in and lift you up in all the right places. Alongside great Instagram-worthy bikinis and slimming one-pieces, Magisculpt’s swim dress is the hero buy. Yep – it's a dress you swim in.

The flirty, flared skirt flatters your bottom and thighs, while the secret girdle cinches in your waist. It works from sunlounger to surfboard, and even holds up in big waves. 

What’s more, a swim dress looks so cool, you might even be tempted to wear it out on the town, too.

2. You’ll Love Lane Bryant



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Hallelujah: This elusive American brand can now be found on eBay UK. Beloved in the USA, Lane Bryant boasts bold, feminine designs that make you feel instantly beach ready. Who knew holiday shopping could be such a pleasure?

We love the bold palm-print two-piece, and the turquoise blue swimsuit that’s the exact same shade as the Caribbean. When the sun goes down, slip a gorgeous floral maxi dress over the top, and you're good to go. And with sizes up to 32, there’s definitely one to fit you.

3. Rediscover Your Fashion Mojo With Forever 21



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We know what you're thinking: Isn’t Forever 21 a brand explicitly for impossibly-thin teenagers? Well, it's time for a rethink, because sizes now go up to a UK 22, and it's proof plus-size can be fashion-forward.

As well as flirty floral bathing suits and retro-style bikinis offering just the right amount of coverage, there’s also a sexy range of animal prints, mesh panels and metallic fabrics – guaranteed to get you noticed for all the right reasons. 

And the even better news? The plus-size swimwear line also includes essentials like embroidered cover-ups to throw on when you hit the bar.

4. Big Boobs Love Bravissimo



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You have two amazing assets, so it’s frustrating when the average bikini gives you four bad boobs. Fortunately, lingerie and swimwear brand Bravissimo goes up to a K-cup, so your days of squeezing into too-small sizes are over.

It makes sense to buy bikini tops and bottoms separately (why doesn’t every brand do this?), so you can create a bespoke two-piece to suit your body, while the industrial-strength underwiring means you get all the structure and support you need without unnecessarily bulky straps. 

You can even rock a strapless bandeau style without worrying about giving everyone on the beach a whole lot more than they bargained for.
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5. Drop a Dress Size in Spanx



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Remove that nightmare image of flesh-coloured cycling shorts from your head – because Spanx now do a beautiful beach collection that you will definitely want to be seen in. From bust-boosting padded halters, to elegant one-shouldered bikinis, each piece boasts all the suck-in slimming qualities you would expect from the Spanx brand.

Clever tailoring tricks such as side-ruching create a nipped-in waist you never knew you had, while underwiring provides plenty of support. What’s not to like?

6. Simply Be Yourself



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With beaded bandeaus, paisley prints, nautical details, sequins, animal print, sporty styles and block colours in every shade of the rainbow, Simply Be has a wide ranging beachwear collection.

Tankinis and bikinis are mix and match, so the chances of the person on the neighbouring sun lounger rocking up in an identical outfit are slim to none. But be warned – the flattering maxi dresses, jumpsuits and kaftans that complete the swimwear range are likely to tempt you into spending more than you bargained for.

7. Bring Out Your Sexy Side in Figleaves



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Think bikinis aren’t for you? Think again. Figleaves’ luxury swimwear collection goes up to a size 22, bikini tops come in sizes up to a 44F, and the bikini briefs with a flattering fold-over waist makes muffin tops history.

As well as favourites like vintage-style polka dots, tropical prints and clever contouring stripes, you’ll find underwired swimsuits, tummy-friendly draped tankinis and balconette bikini tops that pretty much defy gravity. Whatever style you choose, you’ll get structure and support so you'll feel as good as you look.

8. Don't Forget M&S



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No search for perfect plus-size beachwear is complete without checking out shaping solutions at Marks & Spencer. The range – which includes colourful, trend-led prints, embellished cover ups and lower leg options – is a failsafe holiday option. 

But the eternally popular secret support tummy control swimsuit, which features clever silhouette-smoothing ruching, allows for total beach confidence. All you need to add is sunscreen...

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