When S told me that Summersalt sells plus-size swimwear, I knew I needed to hop on the train and give it a try. Cams has been raving about these suits for so long and just posted her try-on haul, so I was curious to see how well they work for plus-size and what they have to offer. And as always, I have some thoughts…
Summersalt Swim: A Review Of Plus-Size Bathing Suits
When these bathing suits first arrived at my door, I was so stoked and was very impressed with the vibrancy of the colors, the fun patterns, and the feel of the fabric! At first blush, I was excited to try a bunch of plus-size suits in styles I haven’t found anywhere else, and also thrilled that Summersalt is sustainable. Another initial bonus for me was the already sewn-in bra cups — which means no fuss or muss with readjustments during pool time.
While I absolutely loved the colors and feel of the fabric, things went south once I actually tried on the suits. There was one swimsuit that I did really love and wanted to work, but unfortunately, the cup placement was just too low for me. I really wish all five swimsuits would have been wired for extra support. One-piece suits tend to be a challenge for me, and sadly, the same was true with Summersalt. While the swimsuits ultimately didn’t work for me, this white button-down cover-up did! I loved it when I saw it online and was ecstatic when it fit in person!
A quick note about Summersalt’s website: searching for plus-size suits here proved to be a real challenge. Some suits were available in sizes 2-12, some in a 2-14, others in a 2-22, and lastly 2-24, but I had to click through to each piece to find that out. I wish they had a designated Extended Sizes section on their website. Even worse, when you search “extended sizes” or “plus-size” nothing comes up either. So to make things a bit easier on you guys, I linked up every single swimsuit and cover-up that I could find offered in extended sizes on the site (boy, was that a LOT of searching)!
Summersalt Plus-Size Swimsuits: The Good & The Not-So-Good
My Favorite: The Button-Down Cover Up
Of all the things I tried from Summersalt, this cover-up was by far my favorite piece! I love a good button-down, and I also love dusters, so this is the best of both worlds. The material feels slightly waterproof — which is great for throwing on after a dip in the pool!
This was the swimsuit that fit me the best, and I really loved the design! I do wish it had more support in the chest, but overall I really loved how it looked on me. This suit runs true-to-size, is definitely full-coverage, and felt like it would stay in place all day long!
The Marina was the best fitting suit of all the ones I tried. I love the color and the pattern, but she ranks in second place for me solely based on my own style preference. This suit was really a great fit, and also comes in many different colors and patterns. I personally would have kept it if it were in a more classic pattern. She a solid suit for sure!
I absolutely loved the Voyager swimsuit bottoms! Everything about them just worked for me and they fit like a glove. Unfortunately, the same was not so for the top. I had some issues with the cup placement and needed more support. I did love the bright color and the turquoise straps, though!
Yes to these vibrant colors, but no to the bra cups — too low for me. I also think the cut at the bum area could come up higher. This suit is full coverage and might work for someone who is a little less curvy than me!
I LOVE this pattern, but this suit didn’t work for me at all. Too small, and I only managed to get this puppy on once. When my shipment arrived, it was late at night, and I decided I needed to try this on right then and there. After struggling to get it on, I snapped a quick pic and decided trying to wiggle back into this the next day wasn’t going to happen. What made this so hard to put on for me, was the one-shoulder strap. Trying to get that over my hips had me in a sweat — I most definitely could have gone up a size. I really wanted to love this one, but this design just doesn’t work for my body type. P.s. This suit looks amazing on Cams!
Shop More Plus-Size Swimsuits & Cover-Ups From Summersalt
Even though Summersalt swimsuits didn’t end up working for me, I did really love their shirtdress cover-up and the bright colors in their collection. Have you tried Summersalt yet? And if so, what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!
XX – Kat