Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Plus Size Swimwear Everyone’s Been Waiting For

Australian Plus Size Bathers

No one wants to look frumpy. At any time. For those of us who are viewed as plus size, it can be hard to choose outfits that make us look sexy and stylish. And shopping for plus size bathers is even worse. No-one needs reminding about how that can be a nightmare. For those who shop bricks and mortar it can be demoralising and impossible to leave those fitting rooms with an undamaged ego.

But there is good news! With the help of some wonderful Australian plus size bathers brands, it’s possible to look good, feel good and enjoy the beach. And, stop the press, even look and feel sexy. There’s no need to stay home in the heat because a day at the beach is now a fun idea.

Here are some of the best Aussie plus size bathers that are ethically and sustainably made and make a day at the beach sound like the best fun!

Es Una

First Nations Fashion Design

Possibly the most inclusive Ausssie plus size bathers on the market, Es Una sizing ranges from sizes 6-24. Sustainably and ethically made in Australia by a certified Ethical Clothing Australia manufacturer, they’re made out of 100% recycled fibres. Stylishly modest, forget about feeling self-conscious with Es Una’s range of rashie dresses, long pants, shorts, or very practical yet chic tops. Rated as having excellent UPF sun protection too, 50+.


First Nations Fashion Design
Image credits: @baiia_label

While shopping for bathers can be a confidence killer, thankfully Baiia is another sustainable swimwear brand that creates unique, sustainable and flattering swimwear that gifts confidence to those who wear. it. For anyone who’s never felt beautiful in a swimsuit. Sizes 4-26.

Shapes in the Sand

First Nations Fashion Design
Image credits: @shapesinthesandswim

Shapes in the Sand is an eco-conscious swim brand, boasting one-of-a-kind designs up to size 16 made with responsible manufacturing. Patterns are cut and printed in Sydney using minimal waste practices, this is a plus size bathers brand with a range that singles out five different female shapes that it specifically promises to fit well. Along with many other boxes they tick, a good fit is key to what they offer.


First Nations Fashion Design
Image credits: @artesands

Artesands vision is to help all women love their bodies and feel damn confident in their own skin. With their own grading system, every size is followed by a + which means: plus a little bit more. Catering for everything from long torsos to different size tops and bottoms, they’re known as being true-to-size for curvy women. They have a sustainable swim range with full support swimwear for e and f cup busts. Sizes 12-28!

Saint Somebody

First Nations Fashion Design
Image credits: @saint.somebody

Saint Somebody is an independent luxury swim and resort wear label with sizes up to 24. Finished by hand and made in small batches, Saint Somebody preferences recycled fabrics and 100% sustainable linen. With mindful design and sustainable practices, Saint Somebody is inspired by all women and their beautiful diversity.


First Nations Fashion Design
Image credits: @kamara

Kamara Australia collaborates with First Nations designers to include Indigenous designs across their swimwear range. With bathers up to size 18, this Australian bathers brand, like Es Una, aims at maximum sun protection. Ethically made in Australia, Kamara’s range includes one-piece, crops, tops and pants.

Featured Image: Es Una

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