Looking for plus size swimwear? Swimsuit season shouldn't cause anyone anxiety, least of all a hot plus size nerd like yourself. Don't be afraid to hit the beach or lounge poolside just because you've got generous curves. This gorgeous and geeky plus size swimwear and cover ups are flattering and nerdy. Some of them are downright sexy!
Depending on when you're looking at this blog post, there may be limited sizes available in the style you want. Click the link or the picture and check on the shop's website. CowCow is a great place to shop because they make items on demand. You just need to make sure your size is offered in the plus size swimsuit you want.
P.S. Don't let some of these pictures fool you. The model might not be a plus size, but I only listed swimsuits that have plus sizes available to buy.
In the video below, I tried on Torrid plus size swimsuits in their dressing room. I don't think any of these are available anymore, except perhaps on Poshmark. You can at least get a sense for the style of their one-piece and two-piece bathing suits.
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Updated: January 18, 2020
Note: Torrid must have taken a bath (ha ha! see what I did) on nerdy swimsuits in the last couple of years because they only have a few this year. They're getting harder to find. Check Poshmark if you're looking for older ones that aren't for sale anymore. Even Hot Topic is selling out fast.
Plus Size Disney Swimsuits
Ursula One-Piece – Ursula is finally getting her due when it comes to plus size apparel. This beautiful Ursula swimsuit with a skirt will be flattering with the shapely top.
Minnie Mouse Two-Piece – This bathing suit is super cute, but I wouldn't be able to wear something strapless (42H girls). However, if you're more pear-shaped, this might be perfect for you.
Belle Swimsuit – This plus size Disney two piece looks more like an outfit than swimwear. It's definitely the right shade. Just looking at the swim skirt, however, makes me think they'll ride up every time you get up or sit down.
Hot Topic Minnie Mouse – Here's another version of a Minnie Mouse two-piece. Again, watch out for that swim top that tends to spill over, although it does have a bit of underwire.
Nightmare Before Christmas Sally – Ah, Sally. She's really popular in clothing lately, like this patchwork swim dress. It's also very slimming.
Moana Swim Top – Talk about that island vibe! Very cute plus size swimsuit for fans of Disney's Moana. I think you can get the Moana swim bottoms here. Although the words say “swim top” the photo shows the bottoms.
Disney Villains – The villains have been stealing the spotlight for years. It's only in the last few years that clothing companies are catching on how much we love to hate them. LOVE this plus size swimsuit.
Polka Dot Bikini – Okay, this plus size bikini isn't technically nerdy. But it's got such a beach-blanket-bingo-Minnie-Mouse-retro-vibe thing going that I couldn't resist including it. I especially like the long halter, which is always flattering. Just watch out for a tight neck.
Plus Size DC and Marvel Swimwear
Harley Quinn Two-Piece – I like the modesty of this plus size swimsuit, which is ironic, considering that Harley Quinn has very little modesty. The high-neck top and modest shorts are fun while providing plenty of coverage.
Superehero Two-Piece – This gorgeous plus size swim dress isn't officially a Wonder Woman or Captain America design, but it could pass for either. There are blue and stars bottoms to match.
Sci Fi Plus Size Swimwear
Planets Tankini – I refuse to make some kind of comment about how this plus size swimsuit is out of this world. I refuse. So you won't hear me say it's out of this world. I promise.
Dinosaur One-Piece – Get prehistoric at the pool. These cute dinosaurs will keep you company while the rest of the pool is checking out that sexy, low-slung belt as you sashay away.
Darth Vader One-Piece – Here's a Day of the Dead take on Darth Vader. I really like this design. There are other Darth Vader swimsuits on CowCow too. You can also check out the Darth Vader Cat swimsuit, whatever that is.
Alien One-Piece – This swimsuit's design is titled “the most ugly alien ever.” Is it though? Have you seen Alien? Doesn't get uglier than that. This cartoon guy is kinda cute.
Plus Size Fantasy Swimsuits
Mermaid Tankini – Here's another version of a mermaid swimsuit. I like this one more than the Ariel two-piece above. Mostly because it has a little more modesty.
Castle Guardian Swimsuit – I love the design of this suit because it's like a costume. Can someone tell me in the comments if this is for a particular fandom? Zelda?
Floral Skulls Tankini – I don't think skulls really count as “fantasy,” but I didn't know where else to put this plus size swimsuit. The asymmetrical line of this tankini set and the wide straps make it very flattering to a plus size figure.
Wicca / Pagan Swimsuit – Call it Supernatural or call it Wicca or call it Pagan. It's a fun design for anyone whose a fan of the Winchester brothers or a practitioner of the spiritual arts.
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