Many women don’t enjoy shopping for swimwear; skimpy styles with minimal coverage can take a toll on your confidence. Luckily, there are styles of swim bottoms available that provide extra coverage for plus size ladies so you can look and feel great.

A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe has taken the struggle out of swimwear shopping by curating our favorite swim bottoms for women of all shapes and sizes. We’ve collected high-quality items from trusted brands so you can pick the style that speaks to you.

About swim shorts

Swim shorts are a favorite among plus size women because they offer maximum coverage and mobility so you can lounge or exercise without feeling self-conscious. These swim separates have an athletic style that makes them both practical and versatile so you can mix and match with your favorite swim top.

Swim shorts for women come in a variety of lengths and fits, so we’ve done the hard work of narrowing our favorite swim bottoms down to the top three for plus size women.

The classic fit

Penbrooke Swim Short With Tummy Control

Bring back the carefree energy of high school with these classic track-inspired swim shorts. This adorable pair of Penbrooke swim short with tummy control offer a tailored, athletic look without restricting your range of movement.

These nylon and LYCRA spandex swim shorts come with a built-in tummy control band to gently enhance your figure and the fitted legs won’t float up when you are in the water. They are available in black and navy for versatile swim bottoms that you can wear with any swim top.

The subtle twist

Topanga Swim Shorts

These Topanga Swim Shorts will have you twisting and shouting all the way to the pool. Similar to board shorts, they feature a slightly looser fit that could pass as a swim skirt from afar, but you get the practicality and coverage of shorts, no matter how you move.

The Topanga swim shorts come in a variety of colors so you can have fun with your style. Keep it simple in black and marine navy or go bold with the fun Caribbean blue,
Deco royal, or dark brown styles.

Pair these plus size swimming shorts with a contrasting tankini top for a fun mix-and-match style that always looks fresh, or try it with a matching top for a style that resembles a swim dress. However you chose to wear them, these shorts can help you feel stylish and confident at the same time.

The modern solution

Classic Swim Shorts

For a classic-style swim bottom that offers the best modern support technology, turn to the Penbrooke ultra-high waist swim brief with tummy control. The full-coverage swim brief combines the typical swim short look with a basic bottom for a leg line that subtly flatters your thighs.

The ultra-high waist feature is the real innovation for plus size swimwear. It provides support and a slimming effect all through the middle without making you uncomfortable.

These bottoms come in black and navy for a slimming fit and elegant style. They’ll go with just about any swim top you have on hand to give you the look of a plus-size swimsuit with enhanced coverage and support.

Layer a tankini top over these shorts for a smooth style that hides the high-waisted effect, or pair with a bikini top for a fun and flirty style.

For a more versatile option, flip the top down on these swim briefs for a bottom that stops at your waist to accentuate your figure. Add a bikini top and head to the pool in your retro bikini.

Other benefits of our top choices

Each of these three choices of swim shorts is a great base piece for a plus size bathing suit. They’ll provide the coverage and support you need to enjoy your day in the sun.

These high-quality swim bottoms are affordable and convenient to purchase online and give you a versatile, timeless style that is made to last so they can become a staple part of your summer wardrobe.

Other swimwear options

Swim shorts are a great option for plus size ladies, but they’re far from the only style meant for you. Swim dresses and skirts are also flattering, feminine styles that many women love.

Look instantly put together and skip the hassle of coordinating a top and bottom with a swim dress. The 2020 T.H.E Collection mastectomy swim dress is a beautiful piece that combines a modest high neckline with a cute, flirty skirt and a vibrant pattern. The 3-button adjustable straps let you customize the fit to your body and the soft cups feature interior pockets to hold breast forms.

Skirts are another great way to add a little extra coverage to a swimsuit and instantly elevate the look from basic to stylish. The Penbrooke side slit skirted brief with tummy control employs an A-line shape for an elegant silhouette.

Swim tops

Once you’ve found the perfect swim bottoms, it’s time to complete your look with a swim top. Most women use the swim top as a way to showcase their style while keeping swim bottoms simple. Try a bright color, bold pattern, or interesting structural element to make a swim outfit that suits your personal style.

Tankini tops are a favorite of plus size ladies because they offer extra coverage while providing ease of access and the opportunity to mix and match. We love the 2020 T.H.E. collection mastectomy high-neck tankini swim top for its modest neckline and armholes and availability in three nature-inspired prints as well as solid black.

In sum

Don’t let the thought of wearing skimpy swim bottoms keep you away from the water. Swim shorts can help you head to the pool with confidence by providing additional coverage and shaping support.

Browse our extensive swimwear collection at and call us at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe on (954) 978-8287 to schedule an appointment with an accredited fitter to find the perfect fitting plus size swimwear for your body.

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