Guess what! Spring is p. much here, and the bone-chilling cold will soon be a distant memory. It also means that summer is fast approaching, and in order to properly prepare, you may feel like shopping for a new swimsuit. Perhaps even sooner if you’re planning a spring getaway.
We rounded up ten brands that not only make amazing suits, but do it with a focus on body positivity and size inclusion. Thanks to much-needed improvements in the industry, and the realization that “beach bodies” are just bodies on the beach (duh), it wasn’t too much of a challenge to find cute suits that run up to a size 28.
What we did find challenging was sourcing adaptive swimwear, made for people with physical disabilities who might face difficulties putting on a conventional suit, or even finding one that fits their body shape. We did manage to source one brand that makes a cute adaptive swimsuit, but this is definitely a corner of the market that needs some serious attention. (Are you listening, swimwear brands?)
Scroll through to check out our picks for this year’s best body-positive swimwear.
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Box Leg Style Swimsuit, $139, sliponswimsuits.com
This adaptive swimsuit made by New Zealand-based brand, SlipOn, is perfect for someone with limited mobility. Its patented cross-over bodice design makes it easy to put on and take off, unlike a lot of suits that need to be yanked up over your whole body.