From Beach to Poolside: Modest Plus Size Swimwear Outfit Ideas

Finding beach wear and swimwear that's size-inclusive and stylish can be tough at times - especially if you're looking for a more modest fit. Fortunately, we've curated a list of some of our favorite modest plus-size swimwear outfit ideas for you. Discover new beach cover-ups, swimsuits with tummy control, and more.
woman in plus-size beach cover-up

If you’re looking for plus-size beach wear and swimwear that provides coverage and a more modest look, this post is for you! Whether you prefer the look of a one-piece bathing suit or feel your absolute best in a swim dress with leggings, UV Skinz has got you covered.

We hope you feel empowered, comfortable, and beautiful in whatever beach or pool swimwear/clothing you choose, which is why we curated a list of our favorite beach and pool looks that feature modest plus-size outfit ideas just for you.

Best Plus-Size Swimsuit for Tummy Control

Sometimes you want a little extra tummy control with a one-piece swimsuit for whatever reason. And you want it to look cute and feel good too, right? Enter UV Skinz’s women’s long-sleeve half-zip swimsuit.

This plus-size bathing suit features super soft UPF 50+ fabric, so you feel very comfortable and are also protected from the sun’s harsh UV rays. Women love that it provides tummy control and provides a flattering fit that is modest too.

This swimsuit also has a full front liner for extra modesty and a built-in bra for additional support. Easy to take on and off, thanks to the front zipper, you’ll want to wear this swimsuit all year long. It's available in sizes Xl to 4XL.



women's plus-size swimsuit with tummy control

Best Plus-Size Beach Cover-Up

Style should never be compromised when looking for a plus-size beach cover-up. That’s why we created our women’s kaftan cover-up, which features a fun boho print and a cinched, adjustable waist so you can fit it to your body to feel your absolute best. 

Super soft, flowy, and rated UPF 50+ to provide you with best-in-class sun protection, this women’s beach cover-up is both modest, flattering, and size-inclusive. This beach cover-up is available in sizes L/XL and 2XL/3XL.


women's plus-size beach cover-up

Best Plus-Size Women’s Shrug

Look and feel your best poolside or at the beach with a women’s plus-size shrug that fits well and looks super stylish. UV Skinz’s women’s long-sleeve crossover sun wrap is just that. It pairs effortlessly well with any beach dress or over a swimsuit. It’s also made from bamboo viscose fabric and rated UPF 50+ to keep you comfortable and protected from the sun all day long.

This women's shrug is available in sizes XL to 3XL and can be added to a swimsuit to create a more modest beach look. 


women's plus size shrug

Best Plus-Size Women's Beach Skirt

Who doesn't love a fun, flowy beach skirt for summer vacation or a beach picnic with the family?

UV Skinz's women's wrap skirt is the ultimate beach skirt featuring a midi length and an adjustable wrap. This skirt is fun, cute, and oh-so-flattering. Shop it online in sizes XL to 4XL and put it over a bathing suit for a modest day look on the beach or by the pool.

plus-size women's wrap skirt

Best Plus-Size Swim Dress

If more comprehensive coverage is what you like, choosing a swimsuit such as a swim dress is a great option. You can also choose to wear swim leggings underneath the swim dress to if you want a more modest look. 

This swim dress is available in sizes XL to 4XL so you can find your perfect fit.  

women's plus-size swim dress 

Best Plus-Size Swim Tank

A plus-size swim tank for women should be versatile, comfortable, and stylish so you can confidently enjoy your summer.

We love the flattering fit of our women’s ruched swim tank top which can be adjusted to cater to your preferred length. This swimsuit top also has a built-in bra to provide you with extra comfort while doing all the water activities you love, or just laying on the beach, we won’t judge. 

Made from lightweight, quick-drying material and certified UPF 50+, this women’s plus-size swim tank will also keep your skin protected from the sun.

Available in sizes XL to 4XL, this plus-size swim tank top is a bestseller for many reasons you will just have to try it on to believe. 


women's plus-size ruched swim tank top 

Best Plus-Size Swim Shorts


Finally, plus-size modest shorts you will actually want to wear! Our women’s long swim shorts, we call them swim Jammerz, were specifically designed to be size-inclusive and offer more coverage for women who prefer longer swim bottoms. 

You can also easily pair these with a swim tank or bathing suit top for an effortless, stylish look that will support you in and out of the water.

Available in sizes XL to 4XL, find the size that fits you best whether you're at the beach or poolside. 

women's plus-size swim shorts

FAQs About Modest Plus-Size Swimwear

Where Can You Find Stylish and Affordable Plus-Size Swimwear? 

Look for a brand that caters to plus-size swimwear and believes in size inclusivity. Here at UV Skinz, we believe that swimwear should fit you well and make you feel confident at any age and size. We offer UPF 50+ plus-size swimwear and clothing, all certified UPF 50+, in sizes L to 4XL.


Are There Any Styles of Swimwear/Beach Clothing That Are More Flattering for Plus Size Women? 

When it comes time to choose women’s plus-size swimwear try to find swimsuits or swim tank tops with a v-neckline or scoop neckline. High-rise swim bottoms also offer tummy control and help show off the natural curves of your body. 

When it comes to beachwear, look for cover-ups and dresses that have a cinched waist. A wrap dress is also very flattering as well. 


What Are Some Tips for Finding Plus-Size Swimwear and Beach Wear?

Here are some of our favorite tips for looking for plus-size swimwear and beach wear: 

  • Read reviews to see what other people think of the swimwear brand. 
  • Look for size-inclusive swimwear brands. 
  • Don’t fear color or fun prints, and choose what you love. 
  • Choose swimsuits and beach cover-ups you know you’d love to wear that will make you feel confident.

How Can You Take Care of Your Plus-Size Swimwear to Ensure it Lasts Long?

  • Machine wash your plus-size swimwear in cold water on a gentle cycle with a mild soap/detergent and then lay it out to dry. 
  • Do not bleach, dry clean, or iron your swimwear. 
  • Minimize fabric damage and color loss by avoiding extended periods in hot tubs or pools. 
  • Avoid sitting on or rubbing your swimsuit against rough surfaces like concrete or wood as these surfaces can rib the material.

For more plus-size swimwear and clothing inspiration, be sure to check out our collection online. All of our swimwear and clothing are certified UPF 50+ to keep you sun safe wherever you go.