Do you love a red swimsuit, or is black your go-to color? I have always had at least one red swimsuit in my swim wardrobe when I wasn’t plus size because putting on a red swimsuit like putting on a powersuit. So, I think there’s no reason not to have at least one red swimsuit in my closet now that I’m plus size. Because I love them so much, I scoured the internet and found some of the best red plus-size swimsuits for you.
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KEEPING IT REAL
Okay, first things first, when I asked The Hubs to snap this picture on the Fourth of July, I had no intention of posting in a blog post that could be shared on Pinterest or the interwebs. I would only include it in the newsletter that brings you Dimples Diary.
However, since my exact red swimsuit is no longer available, and I was searching for similar red plus-size swimsuits and finding so many good ones, I thought, why not share them with you? And including a photo of me in my red swimsuit is used here as clickbait. 😉
There was no preplanning, self-tanning, or photo editing out of those dimpled thighs. But in the name of keeping it real, I’m taking a deep breath and using this iPhone snap to encourage you to put on that swimsuit and get out there. Wobbly, cellulite thighs are NORMAL!
WHY YOU NEED A PLUS SIZE RED SWIMSUIT
Wearing a red swimsuit isn’t about looking like a Baywatch Babe. Instead, it’s about feeling pretty and powerful.
That might seem like a tall order for a swimsuit since we’re exposing so much of our wobbly bits. But that’s precisely why we should utilize the power of color when buying swimwear.
According to an article in Forbes, red is “associated with our primal survival and signifies strength and resilience. Subconsciously red inspires and helps the wearer to take action and succeed.”
If there was ever a time we’d like to feel powerful, it’s in swimwear!
And lastly, red is attractive, especially if you’re wearing the right shade.
Did you know that that’s why a baboon’s hiney is red? The redder, the better for attracting a mate. ;-D Now, I’m not suggesting that you turn around and shake your red-clad behind at someone at the beach, but you might be shocked at how attractive you feel in a red swimsuit.
Red is associated with our primal survival and signifies strength and resilience. Subconsciously red inspires and helps the wearer to take action and succeed.Forbes
15 OF THE BEST RED PLUS-SIZE SWIMSUITS
Most of these red swimsuits are one-piece swimsuits. You won’t find any “miracle suits” on this list because I seek comfort in a swimsuit over compression. And while a one-piece swimsuit isn’t as convenient for going to the bathroom, they are still my favorite for smoothing the midsection.
Each plus-size red swimsuit comes in sizes up to a minimum of XXL in letter sizing or a numeric size of 22, with many going well beyond that.
These swimsuits range in price from $18 to $158, with most falling in the middle price range.
MISSES AND MIDSIZE RED SWIMSUITS TOO!
Most of these swimsuits are also available in Misses sizes too, so I think you’ll find something for every size, taste, and budget!
THE RED PLUS-SIZE SWIMSUITS ON MY WISHLIST
If money and storage space were not a factor, I’d probably buy several on this list, but they are. But I’ve been eyeing this high-neck style for a while now.
This plunging O-ring halter swimsuit reminds me of an aqua swimsuit I had 60 pounds ago and loved.
And lastly, with plenty of coverage, sheer panels, and one-shoulder styling, and at just $32, this one would be well worth the try-on.
BASIC RED MAILLOT PLUS-SIZE SWIMSUITS
There is something so sleek about a basic tank swimsuit. But when it’s red, it’s far from basic!
PLUNGING NECKLINE PLUS-SIZE RED SWIMSUITS
A halter swimsuit or a plunging neckline can be very flattering to the girls and give a boost even without an underwire. However, you might have to alter the straps slightly to achieve the most flattering fit.
RED DRAMATIC NECKLINE PLUS-SIZE SWIMSUITS
I love swimsuits with out-of-the-ordinary necklines. The one-shoulder suit is so classy paired with a sarong or palazzo pants. Ruffles are cute and can boost a smaller bustline. But my favorite might be a high neckline, and this one can be left unsnapped for a sexy yet modest, henley-like look.
THE CUTEST RETRO INSPIRED RED PLUS-SIZE SWIMSUITS
OMGoodness, the retro-inspired suits are darling. I just told The Hubs that I was considering looking for a skirted suit. I think it would be more modest around certain friend groups, like church friends. And why not make it a red one? 😉
WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE RED PLUS-SIZE SWIMSUIT?
Have you found your power suit yet? A power swimsuit. 😉 I’d love to know if you tried one of these or if you have found your best plus-size red swimsuit and come over to the powerful side of swimwear. 😉