5 Swimsuit Struggles Curvy Women Face (And How to Solve Them)

Finding a swimsuit that enhances your shape and leaves you feeling confident isn’t always easy. Now would be a great time to remind you that you deserve to enjoy your beach days and your poolside hangouts...not spend them stressing over how your suit is fitting.

Here are some plus-size swimsuit woes we’re all-too-familiar with, plus a solution that we think you’ll love.

1. Teeny Tiny Trends

Let’s face it. Most of the swimwear trends plastered on major advertisements and featured in department stores are not geared towards fuller figures (aka most real women.). From flimsy triangle tops to elaborate cut-out designs, a lot of what’s out there simply doesn’t make sense from a practical standpoint.

The Solution:

A fashionable ruffled bikini top that has adjustable straps and removable cups designed to support all chest sizes paired with High-Waisted Control Bikini Bottom that features light tummy control and ruching to enhance your shape.

Shapermint bikini Top and Bottom

2. Limited Sizes

Say you do find a swimsuit style you love. Yay! Except...not necessarily. We know the disappointing experience of falling in love with a style only to then learn that it simply doesn’t come in your size.

The Solution:

A swimwear designed for all body shapes. Like the Shapermint Essentials Swim Knot-Front Swim Dress that comes in sizes S - 4XL. You’ll love the empire waist overlay that minimizes the waist and thighs, and it has an inner power mesh panel for comfortable tummy smoothing.

Shapermint Essentials Swim Knot-Front Swim Dress

3. Plus-Price

Being expected to pay more (sometimes, significantly more) for plus-size swimwear is a uniquely frustrating struggle that just makes the already-annoying process of finding a curve-friendly suit that much more of a hassle.

The Solution:

Affordable swimwear collection for all body shapes.

4. Too Cheeky for Comfort

Finding a suit with just the right amount of coverage is almost always a challenge. Sometimes it seems that everything is either too frumpy or too sexy. Searching for a suit within that covered-but-not-overly-exposed sweet spot can be downright exhausting, not-to-mention discouraging.

The Solution

A halter bikini top with full-coverage breast support and a built-in soft wire and adjustable neck and waist ties, you can easily adjust this top for the perfect fit paired with a full-coverage swim skirt that has a wide waistband for smoothing and attached bikini bottom.

Shapermint bikini

5. Unsupportive

A quality plus-size swimsuit is about more than just being the right size. Poor-quality material and a lack of attention-to-details can often mean that even though a suit “fits,” it still leaves you feeling self-conscious when you should be feeling carefree.

The Solution:

An innovative and stylish swim top with adjustable straps that give serious support and a smoothing pull-on one-piece with wide straps for maximum support.

Shapermint Tankini

Have the confidence to celebrate your shape this season with the Shape Enhancing Swimwear Collection designed with extra support and ideal coverage that helps make you feel like your best self.

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