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Even if your beach holiday has been put on hold, you can still put a new swimsuit to good use – spend summer afternoons lounging around the pool (yes, inflatable pools count) or sun yourself in the garden while reading a good book (don’t forget your SPF!). Whether you’re after a full-coverage one piece or a confidence-boosting bikini, we’ve found all the best swimwear options in South Africa to flatter plus-size and fuller figures.

Miladys

In need of a confidence boost? You’ll find it here at Miladys where they take their WonderFit technology very seriously – especially when it comes to swimwear. Browse the plus-size swimwear that’s available and you’ll notice they’re cut generously, offer thicker shoulder straps for extra support, as well as slimming ‘powermesh’. Get a full swimsuit, swimdress, bikini or tankini – and there’s probably a kaftan or cover-up to match! Available up to a size 48. 

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Donna

Already a firm favourite with plus-size shoppers, Donna’s swimwear offerings have kept their already loyal customers coming back for more. With suits and cover-ups designed to fit and flatter every shape and size up to a 28, you’re bound to find something you love.

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Bacon Bikinis

Local designer Candice Bacon creates luxe swimwear without the hefty price tag – and don’t these gorgeous prints just scream ‘throw on a sarong and let’s head to the beach for cocktails’? Bacon Bikinis gets our stamp of approval for the best beach-to-bar swimwear. Sizes run to a 20 and a 5XL.

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Cotton On Curve

Here you’ll find all the fabulous swimwear you’d expect to find at Cotton On, just in bigger sizes up to a 22/24. There’s nothing fuddy-duddy about the glam fuller-figure selection here – head in store (or online) to find your new favourite swimsuit!

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Woolworths

The Woolworths Classic Collection offers exactly what its name promises: classic swimwear that’s both classy and comfy and we want everything in the range. Made with quality fabrics, these swimsuits are designed to last more than just one season, and some of the  sizes go up to a 22.

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Lady Secreto

If you want to make a splash on the beach (see what we did there?!) you’ll find plus-size swimwear in sizes up to a 24/26 here. But they don’t only do swimsuits, there’s an extensive (and lust-worthy!) collection of shoes, dresses, lingerie and handbags, so it’s really a one-stop wardrobe shop. Looking for something special? You’ll find it here at Lady Secreto.

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MRP

The fashion retailer is known for creating statement clothing on a shoestring budget, and they’ve done the same with their swimming costume collection – and what more could a beach-loving gal really ask for? With styles available up to an XXL, the swimming costumes at MRP are too well priced to pass on (in fact, you may want to take two!).

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Quayside at Superbalist

A brand that originally started out in New Zealand, we’re so glad that Quayside swimwear – stocking pretty swimsuits in sizes up to a 44 – made its way to South African shores. They’re known for their attention-grabbing prints but we also love that the swimwear comes with supportive straps and smart panels that fit and flatter where it matters most.

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