Plus-Size Swimsuits with Sleeves

This Summer, the Hottest Swimsuits Are the Ones That Have Sleeves

A new era in warm-weather fashion has arrived, and it’s centered on—you guessed it—swimsuits. Gone are the days when you’d wear a bathing suit solely for the purpose of swimming or getting a tan. Swimwear has become its own section of fashion—and more and more, we’re seeing one-pieces, bikinis, and even tankinis worn as real clothes. After all, a bodysuit is basically a swimsuit you can wear with jeans, so turning swimwear into outfits was the obvious next step. This is one theory we have as to why we’re seeing so many plus-size swimsuits with sleeves these days. They’ve basically become swimwear and summery tops in one. And frankly, we’re kind of into it.

Of course, there are all types of plus-size swimsuits with sleeves. You can have short-sleeve suits that flutter in the wind or long-sleeve swimsuits that are reminiscent of surfer gear (and sometimes called “rash guards,” in case you’ve seen that term floating around). And not only are these swimsuits actually great for lounging by the pool—and even protecting your skin a little bit more than traditional swimwear, considering they cover more of your body—but they’re also super cute. We love when fashion meets function!

While you may have some preconceived notions as to what a plus-size swimsuit with sleeves looks like, let us assure you that there are plenty different styles from which to choose. You definitely don’t have to go with a long-sleeve swimsuit if that’s not really your vibe. You can opt for a short flutter sleeve or even a cap sleeve. The choice is yours, but once you see just how adorable—and, in some cases, sexy—these swimsuits are, you’re going to want to jump on the trend faster than middle schoolers cannonball into the pool this summer.

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1. Water Sports Long Sleeve Bikini

Woman wearing a teal bikini with long sleeves.

shop the look — $42.99 from Fashion Nova


2. Ama Saturday Danari One Piece

Woman wearing a hot pink short sleeve swimsuit.

shop the look — $115 from CoEdition


3. Flutter Sleeve Crop Bikini Top

Woman wearing a black and white bikini with flutter sleeves.

shop the look — $32 from ASOS


4. Iggy Three Piece Sunkini

Woman wearing a bright multi-colored bikini.

shop the look — $49.99 from Fashion Nova


5. All in Motion Camo Rash Guard

Woman wearing a navy camo rash guard.

shop the look — $39.99 from Target


6. Flutter Sleeve Crop Bikini Top

Woman wearing a black bikini with flutter sleeves.

shop the look — $20.30 from ASOS


7. Broderie Off Shoulder Swimsuit

Woman wearing a white swimsuit with short sleeves.

shop the look — $40.80 from ASOS


8. Three Strikes Swimsuit

A woman wearing a pink and white swimsuit with short sleeves.

shop the look — $39.99 from Fashion Nova


9. Peek & Beau T-Shirt Bikini Top

A woman wearing a light purple floral bikini with short sleeves.

shop the look — $45 from ASOS


10. South Beach Tank Bikini Top

A woman wearing a dark red bikini with short sleeves.

shop the look — $35 from ASOS


11. Water Sports Bikini

A woman wearing a black bikini with short sleeves.

shop the look — $34.99 from Fashion Nova


12. Lehona Long Sleeve Crop Top

A woman wearing a red and black long-sleeve bikini.

shop the look — $67.90 from CoEdition


13. Zip Front Rash Guard Swimsuit

A woman wearing a black long sleeve rash guard.

shop the look — $49.75 from Torrid


14. Three Strikes Bikini

A woman wearing a pink and white bikini with sleeves.

shop the look — $39.99 from Fashion Nova


15. Lime Ricki Rust Gingham Rash Guard

A woman wearing an orange patterned rash guard.

shop the look — $44.63 from CoEdition


16. Lehona Long Sleeve Crop Top

A woman wearing a green and yellow patterned swimsuit with sleeves.

shop the look — $67.90 from CoEdition


17. Water Sports Bikini

A woman wearing a pink bikini with short sleeves.

shop the look — $34.99 from Fashion Nova


18. Lightening Streaks Rash Guard Swimsuit

A black patterned short sleeve rash guard.

shop the look — $49.75 from Torrid


19. Ama Saturday Danari One Piece

A woman wearing a black one-piece swimsuit with short sleeves.

shop the look — $115 from CoEdition


20. All in Motion One Piece Rash Guard

A woman wearing a pink rash guard swimsuit.

shop the look — $44.99 from Target


21. Ama Saturday Danari One Piece

A red short sleeve one-piece swimsuit with cut-out.

shop the look — $115 from CoEdition