, the leading online retailer of plus size swimwear and cover-ups has released their picks for the hottest, most flattering styles in plus size bathing suits and cover-ups for 2011. Flattering swimwear is created by design with tummy trimming construction and materials that support and tone. With over a decade of experience and an impressive list of sell-out styles, is the expert in figure flattering swimsuits for larger sizes.  Please consider us your go-to resource for swimwear for real women, sized 16W-26W.  Visit for this year’s most beautiful swimwear in plus sizes.

AFM Chic Solid Isabella – Twist front tankini w/brief 79363wa – $89.00’s Isabella from the Chic Solids Collection takes the best-selling qualities of AlwaysForMe,com’s classic twist front one piece bandeau to a new level in a flirty two piece style. The twist front body slims the silhouette with its sweetheart neckline, removable, adjustable strap and waist minimizing ruching throughout.  Eye appeal is heightened with a thigh skimming ruffle that offers light leg coverage and leg falttering movement. Most consumers report buying this flattering style in more than one color – black, chocolate, turquoise, lilac, and rose – for a complete summer swimsuit wardrobe.

AFM Chic Solids – Illusion Swimsuit – 67165w (new lilac and plum) – $79.00

Crafting a superior plus size swimsuit requires a lot of know-how and a bit of magic.  So it’s no wonder that one of’s most requested plus size swimsuits (by editors and consumers alike!) is the Illusion suit in black, brown, turquoise, lilac and plum.  Sexy and supportive, this one piece swim mini offers high end design and classic plus size minimizers: drop waist skirt, shirred fabric, v-neck, gold ring bodice detail, and criss-crossable lingerie style support straps.

Always for Me Cover Onion Skin Kaftan Style #1109X – $39

With baggage costs rising, it’s a welcome relief to be able to pack beachwear that is multi-purpose, lightweight and wrinkle-free. The super lightweight onion skin material of our kaftan style cover-up adds little weight, is versatile enough to be worn as a top, and travels extremely well. Casual but contemporary, this through sleeve tie look pairs well over a great plus size bathing suit — or over capris and a cami (sides are open, so a top underneath is de rigeur), A great color story also adds to this cover-ups appeal.  Available in black, white, peacock and papaya.

Always For Me  Cover 6 Way Convertible Dress Style #4005X – $59

In a world of multi-taking this will be the most versatile dress of the season!’s 6-Way Convertible dress in turquoise, fuchsia and purple moves easily day to night, casual shopping to car pooling, and beach to bar hopping. Every look is designed to slim with solid color length and a variety of ways to tie the neck straps: straight halter, cross halter or keyhole halter; bandeau and even as an off the shoulder cape!

Tina Graham

Tina Graham is the Managing Editor of Curvy Magazine. She lives in Nw York City with her husband and daughter.

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