Swimsuit season is upon us and yes, every woman deserves to find the perfect costume to flatter her curves. Our fashion team went on the hunt for the best stores in South Africa to buy trendy plus size swimwear that will have you looking and feeling stunning and confident.
Some of our favourite places to buy swimsuits for plus size women are physical stores where you can try costumes on before buying them, and some of them are online stores. If you go for the online option, make sure you take your time to read the website FAQs, delivery and return policies and the sizing information.
Where to buy plus size swimwear in South Africa
Urban Plus SA
Is it a problem that we want every single plus size bikini from the Urban Plus SA range? If you’d rather go for a one-piece, they also have loads of options — and most of their swimsuits for plus size women come with slimming tummy control panels and built-in flattering push-ups. They even have swim dresses we actually want to wear!
After years of being in the South African plus size fashion game, Donna (previously known as Donna Claire) has upped their game. The new Donna image is all about celebrating curves and creating a memorable shopping experience for fuller figured women. Their innovative swimwear designs have the best cuts, fabric, designs and technical features to enhance your curves.
This relatively new South African online store prides itself on catering to women of all shapes and sizes, as you can see from their range of plus size swimwear. The costumes at Fave are trendy, vibrant and fit curvier ladies like a glove. This is definitely a store that should have your attention, especially because it’s reasonably priced!
We are loving Miladys new WonderFit range of plus size swimwear. The innovative WonderFit technology slims, sculpts and enhances every shape to make sure you feel as good as you look. Our favourite swimming costume from their range is the Multiway, which is infinitely customisable so you can wear it in a way that suits you.
Sometimes the secret to feeling fabulous in a swimming costume is clever figure fixing swimwear that covers the bits you feel self-conscious about and shows off your assets. Fashion Hub — an online fashion retailer — has some genius options when it comes to plus size swimwear. Their plus size tankinis are particularly good at hiding tummies.
Did you know that Cotton On sells swimming costumes in plus sizes? Their on-trend swimwear will make you feel like the most glamorous person at the pool (just add red lipstick and oversized sunglasses). Cotton On is now available online with Superbalist, but you can always go to their physical stores where you can try on their plus size bathing suits.
Woolworths is working hard to extend sizes to accommodate all the beautiful shapes that women come in. Our top picks from Woolworths are beautifully coloured and remind us that plus size swimwear, can come in bright colours and trendy styles and still be flattering, too.
Although their range of plus size swimwear is small, with sizes that go up to 42H, Curvolutions is a great place to shop for top quality swimming costumes in bigger sizes.
City Chic is definitely at the forefront of trendy, wearable plus size fashion, and their swimwear is no different. The Australian brand aims to break boundaries when it comes to what plus size women ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ wear. Check out their stores in Sandton and Menlyn.
This local brand actually does adjustments so that you’ll find the perfect swimming costume for your size and shape. All you have to do is check out their catalogue online, book an appointment at one of their showrooms and email through your sizes. Then, you’ll be able to try on the designs you like and request alterations during your fitting. You can also purchase from their online store as some swimwear pieces are already available in plus sizes.
Disclaimer: Our team does take care to research brands mentioned in round-ups; however, readers are still responsible to check the credentials of e-commerce websites before purchasing products. Caxton only offers suggestions and we cannot be held responsible for any damages, losses or misleading claims.