Stylish Plus Size Dresses and Separates

Swimwear Trends for Summer

It is warming up here and all I can think about is wearing less and keeping cool. If you are too then Always For Me is right up your alley with their beautiful line of plus size swimwear and resort wear. Always for Me dresses curves size 16W to 26W and they truly have the best designer swimwear for plus size bodies available.

Animal Prints

They were popular this winter and they show no sign of dying off for the summer. If you want to live on the wild side then check out Always For Me’s Serpent 1-Piece Bandeau Underwire Swimsuit for $59. I love the teal and black print on this swimsuit which was recently featured in Plus Model Magazine.

plus size serpent swimsuit from Always for Me


They are feminine, they are camouflaging and they are fun. If ruffles are your thing this summer then step into Always For Me’s Zadar Ruffle Plus Size Tankini with briefs for $59. This pretty swimsuit comes in three color options.

bright blue ruffle swimsuit from Always for Me


There is something to be said for the security and function of solid colored swimsuits. They can be matched with pretty much any cover up, wrap, or towel. One of my absolute favorites for a few years now is the Twist Front Bandeau bathing suit. This retro looking swimsuit is so figure flattering with the ruching (love ruching) and comes in one piece ($79) or two ($89). There are seven color choices to choose from.

solid purple retro swimsuit from Always for Me


Summer is just not summer without a little floral print and Always for Me has you covered with the hottest floral print from their Chic line — Salinas ($89). I love the blue but it also comes in fuchsia.

blue and white floral plus size swimsuit from Always for Me


This summer Always for Me started carrying Monif C’s extravagant bikini. Do not worry, it is not itsy bitty, it has a comfortable full brief and a full support top so you do not feel like you are hanging out in the wrong places. It comes in classic black or animal print ($148).

plus size retro bikini from Monif C

And there is even more to choose from in their online shopping center which also carries plus size active wear.

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Silhouettes Swimsuit Sale

Silhouettes has a small selection of plus size swimwear on sale for 25% off until April 30. You’ll need the coupon code: SILSW25. Shown here is one of my favorites, the Tie-Front Swimdress by Longitude. The zebra print bust is right on trend for spring and summer and isn’t as overbearing as a full pattern could be in this style. It is available in sizes 16 to 24 for $108.

Animal print swimdress

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Support Susan G. Komen

Swimsuit for All has announced that they will donate 12% of every swimsuit order to the Susan G. Komen for a Cure for the month of October in honor of breast awareness and finding a cure for breast cancer. When shopping use the code: KOMEN12.

plus size animal print bathingsuit

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Natural Camouflage

Leopard print is a great accent for plus size swimwear. Because the spots are irregular in shape and fill they are pleasing to the eye. In the wild they provide a natural camouflage to surroundings. On clothing they can draw attention to an area and lead away from others. plus size leopard print two piece

This Profile by Gottex Animal Print Tankini is a perfect example of leopard print (with a little tiger perhaps at the bust line) used to accentuate the positive which is usually the chest area. The lovely brown pattern draws the eyes up and away from the hips and midsection. I love the little ruffle around the neckline.

This plus size swimsuit is on sale at Macy’s for $83.20 (reg. $128). It is available in sizes 16 to 22. Be sure to check out their other swimsuits and sign up for their newsletter on upcoming promotions.

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