|This is how I pictured myself in the store's suits, sans surf board|
Swimsuits For All: This site optimizing the idea that plus-size swimwear can be as fashion-forward and sexy as any size. Has very cute options at reasonable prices. Ok, ridiculously reasonable price, as in a quality bikini for $40. And whether you are looking for all-out sexy, or something more classically beautiful, this place has it all. And the bikinis come in a range of styles (high waisted for a retro look and tummy concealing), one-pieces, tankinis, you name it. Sizes ranges from 10-24.
Simply Be: Also a great option. SimplyBe has a larger size range (8-28), and many styles ranging from conservative to more modern, but also higher prices. In my opinion, if you aren't looking for a very trendy, sexy, or intricate pattern, this is the site for you. You can find a great suit here on this website, shifting through the many options. Prices will be higher, but they are lower than what you can find at a Macy's or Nordstroms.
Torrid: The sassy staple of plus-sized edge. Torrid has the sex appeal and modernity to make you feel on-trend as a plus size woman. There are stores and online shopping options available, as the above two choices are online only. They created their own style-sheet, good or bad, ranging from 0-5. I have owned two Torrid suits previously, and while they were both cute, they disintegrated and color faded quickly due to chlorine and the sun. As this option is more expensive than SFA, and on-par or more of SB, I'm ready to try another option before I buy another suit from here. That being said, they do have cute styles if you need to find an in-store option.
My Two Cents: As being burned by Torrid's quality control before, and ready to find a more stylish two-piece option (I have a long torso and one piece's always fit awkwardly on me) I am going to try Swimsuits For All. Getting a hot suit for less than $50 makes it worth the try.
Happy shopping! The struggle is real.