Best Swimsuits for Big Thighs In 2022 That Don’t Necessarily Look Boring!

Christine Steuber
Jul 1, 2021
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It might seem that finfing the best swimsuits for big thighs is a real challenge, but it's not. Here I have twelve picks you will love!

Struggling to find the best swimsuits for big thighs?

That’s definitely a challenging task since you’re not just looking for more leg coverage (a beach wrap can do the trick, too) but also want the bathing suit to be functional and look great. Your regular bikini won’t do the job.

If you’ve spent countless hours looking for high-quality swimwear to cover your problematic thighs, I’m here with a list of twelve awesome picks. All of the products here are broken down into three categories – full, partial coverage, and styles that will encourage you to flaunt your luscious legs.

Let’s dive in!

Comfortable Full-Coverage Swimsuits for Women with Big Thighs

Thick thighs aren’t always the problem, but if you feel a bit ashamed and conscious of their size, I have three swimsuits that will cover them completely. These are mostly swimdresses with long skirts, and I really like them because they exude practicality and femininity.

Let’s see what we’ve got.

1. Cocoship Vintage Sailor Pin Up Retro One Piece Skirtini Swimsuit

COCOSHIP Vintage Sailor Pin Up Swimsuit

The first on the list of swimsuits that cover thighs is this model, which is perfect for all those women who prefer not to show off their large hips, and buttocks.

A skirtini surely offers more coverage than high-cuts. And that could be better if what you prefer is a swimsuit that hides away problematic areas. By far, this one’s the most flattering and there’s just no denying that. Even moms agree! So you can imagine how body-shaping it must be, particularly in the tummy area.

The overall slimming fit consists of soft, removable cups. As for the bottom part of the swimsuit, it’s double-layered for tummy control. And then you have the wide, adjustable halter neck tie-up for much-needed comfort and support. You can easily secure the top using these halter straps to hold your breasts in place.

Plus, extra points to the bottoms for not pinching thick thighs nor flashing anyone.

Pros

  • One-piece skirtini with a flattering slim fit
  • Double-layered bottom for tummy control
  • Adjustable, soft, removable cups provide breast support
  • Made of stretchy spandex and strong, quick-drying nylon

Cons

  • Boyshort bottoms tend to slide up in water

2. Woman Within Princess Seam Swimdress

Woman Within Princess Seam Swimdress

If the previous model doesn’t provide enough leg coverage, in your opinion, I’m sure you’ll be more than satisfied with this option. This is a swimdress by Women Within developed using a special technology for wide hips and tummy control.

The dress part in this bathing suit is actually the top that provides extra coverage. There’s a one-piece swimsuit underneath, providing a stellar slimming effect. The skirt also goes to the middle of your thighs, camouflaging them.

I particularly love the relaxed fit of this swimdress – it doesn’t feel too tight, which is perfect if you’re out on the beach on a really hot summer day. Many reviewers confirm my point, too, and they also say this model is great for busty plus-sized women.

Some customers, however, mention that if you buy a product made from colorful patterned fabric, it can fade quickly in the sun. So, I’d choose lighter colors to avoid this problem.

Pros

  • Comfortable fit
  • Fully tummy control and thigh coverage
  • Breathable fabric

Cons

  • Fabric color can fade quickly

3. Free Tech Athletic Drawstring Swimsuit Shorts

Free Tech Athletic Drawstring Swimsuit Shorts

If none of the full-coverage swimsuits for big thighs have satisfied you so far, why not go for the swim shorts? You can choose the size and length you want and pair them with any bikini top or tankini you like.

For instance, consider these swimming shorts from Free Tech – they cover your hips almost to the knee, which you will especially love if you want to conceal your cellulite thighs. The drawstring can also help you adjust and position these shorts as high or as low as you need. Besides, you can wear them as regular shorts on a walk with your dog or during your morning run.

Another perk of these shorts that most swimsuits don’t have is that they are suitable for machine washing. The only thing people seem to be disappointed about is inconsistent sizing, which is often an issue when you’re buying clothes online.

Pros

  • Comfortable fit
  • High-quality fabric
  • Effective hip coverage

Cons

  • Inconsistent sizing

4. Swim Solutions Plus Size Tummy-Control Romper

Swim Solutions Plus Size Tummy-Control Romper

Finally, if none of the models above are for you, how about going for a romper that can also be worn as a bathing suit that covers thighs?

This cute option from Swim Solutions is made of nylon fabric in a floral pattern that’s perfect for summer days. The scoop neckline is not too revealing, making this romper a versatile piece of clothing you can wear to a dinner or an evening walk.

Does it do a good job to hide thighs?

It offers moderate coverage compared to the swim shorts and a swimdress I mentioned earlier. However, you should definitely go for it if your goal is also to conceal your muffin top – the extra loose fabric at the front works well for tummy control and creates an illusion of an hourglass waist.

This romper includes removable straps, but it sadly doesn’t have removable cups. But I think it’s good, especially if you need extra bust support and don’t want to wear a bikini bra underneath.

Pros

  • Comfortable fit
  • Excellent tummy support
  • Moderate hip coverage

Cons

  • Non-removable cups
  • Not suitable for machine washing

Partial-Coverage Swimming Suits for Big Thighs

We went through some bathing suit options that cover thighs and stomach, and now let me show you some models that are a bit more revealing but still deliver the effect you expect.

Let’s see what options we have here.

5. Daci Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit

Daci Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit for Women High Neck Plunge Mesh Cutout Monokini Swimwear

True to size – that’s what you get, even if your size is large or extra-large. Then there’s the very attractive high neckline, which is yet another most suitable element in the best bathing suits for big thighs. With it, you also get a greater amount of shaping and support.

Although you may have to wait and see how the mesh performs in terms of durability. However, the visual appeal of this plunge mesh neckline is simply out of this world. And what I know to be extremely practical in this one-piece bathing suit is the mesh cutout in the waist region, which is specifically crafted for tummy control and highlighting your natural curves.

No doubt, this is an unexpectedly flattering one-piece swimsuit for all those women confident enough to show off their voluptuous bottom half.

Pros

  • One-piece swimsuit made of stretchy, quick-dry material
  • Peek-a-boo mesh for shaping and looks very attractive
  • High neckline offers more support

Cons

  • Built-in bra pads feel and look a bit awkward

6. Bestag Thick Thighs Saves Lives One Piece Swimsuit

Bestag Thick Thighs Saves Lives One Piece Swimsuit Bathing Suit Swimwear

A widely popular design, Thick Thighs Save Lives One Piece Swimsuit is specifically made for women who find that most of their weight is in their thighs and buttocks. Also, if you simply hate trying on swimwear, one like this can really feel like a blessing in disguise. It’s proof that buying online doesn’t necessarily have to go wrong provided you get the right size.

Speaking of size, even an XL fits perfectly around the butt and thighs. But you may have a problem with straps sliding off because the top feels slightly big on the shoulders. However, if you have larger breasts, then no need to worry about that AT ALL.

But what’s more important is that this one-piece swimsuit makes you feel a lot less self-conscious about your big legs. At the same time, it doesn’t even ride up the buttocks. On the contrary, it’s a very comfortable, perfect-fitting number the most suitable for curvy women.

Pros

  • Fabric blend includes durable, quick-drying polyester
  • Cotton for coolness and comfort on a hot, sunny day
  • Perfect fit with the right level of body-shaping compression

Cons

  • Straps keep falling off
  • Short torso if you’re tall

7. Holipick Women Sexy One Piece Swimsuit

It’s common to struggle with finding a swimsuit that perfectly fits around larger buttocks and thighs because, let’s face it, most of the designs are made for skinny legs. On that note, plus-size or curvy women are forever grateful for brands like Holipick that manufacture swimwear for voluptuous body types as well.

This one-piece bathing suit, with a deep V plunge neckline, lace-up side openings, cross back, and high-cut legs, is just what you might need to transform your beachside/poolside look. It covers your entire behind completely.

Even with major, more pronounced hip dips, I cannot emphasize enough how great this one is at eliminating any possible worry you may have with regards to your hips. And since the sides and front are adjustable, you won’t be gambling either in case you have a smaller chest.

On top of that, the materials used are a combination of stretchy, smooth, comfortable, and skin-friendly. You can adjust the straps and even remove the built-in padded bra if you like in order to achieve the most flattering fit for your natural body shape.

Pros

  • Deep V neck with plunge, adjustable lacing
  • Padded bra for chest support and shaping (removable)
  • Adjustable side lacing and cross back look very stylish

Cons

  • Bikini area cuts into thighs
  • Too many strings to tie and deal with

8. Pinjia Cute One Piece Swimsuit

PINJIA Cute One Piece Swimsuit with High Cut and Low Back for Women Bathing Suits

Let’s go to my final pick for thigh-covering swimwear in this category. This polyamide one-piece swimsuit fits tall, curvy women, no doubt about that. If you have larger thighs, thinner midriff, bigger hips – basically, a curvier body shape – then don’t think twice before putting this on and making the most of that high-cut design.

A big hit at bachelorette and birthday parties for sure! Just make sure you get the right size based on the measurements provided by the brand. Because, according to that, you may have to size up if you’re taller. So don’t be afraid, skeptical, or nervous about this swimwear not fitting taller women. All you have to do is go by THEIR size chart.

Many women say that the fit is slightly tight overall and the front is a bit too low. But what I’m saying is that such backless swimsuits are supposed to fit this way in order to keep all of you in place.

Pros

  • One-piece swimsuit fits like a glove
  • High-cut legs, thus perfect for thick hips and thighs
  • Polyamide fabric construction – stretchier and stronger
  • Made for plus-size women too

Cons

  • No bra or breast padding for any support
  • The print on the swimsuit comes off pretty quickly

Best Swimsuit Picks to Flaunt Your Thick Thighs

To all my ladies who love their bodies no matter the size – I commend you for it! I’m a firm believer in the idea that you can look good in any swimsuit for big thighs because it’s not about a piece of clothing; it’s about how confident you feel in it. And confidence, of course, comes from within.

To wrap up my list of swimsuits that cover legs, I actually want to show you some options that do the opposite – uncover them. In these pieces, you will definitely learn to love your curves and not feel ashamed about them.

9. CUPSHE Women’s High Waist Bikini Swimsuit

CUPSHE Women's High Waist Bikini Swimsuit

Not every woman here has worn a bikini-type swimsuit. Many are just too self-conscious because of their bigger thighs, buttocks, or tummy. So whatever your reason, it’s time to change that with this perfectly fitting High-Waist Bikini Swimsuit by CUPSHE. Even ‘moms’ have praised this one for helping them embrace their natural body shape more confidently.

Firstly, a high-rise waist of this bathing suit bottoms means seamless shaping of your curves and balancing out the extra curvy figure around your hips and thighs. And with the sizing of the brand being spot-on, the properties of stretchy spandex can be of great help indeed. But you can size up in the top in case you don’t want the swimsuit to be extra revealing.

Now the best part is yet to come – this High-Waist Bikini Swimsuit comes in 5 different patterns/colors. And each one looks extremely attractive, so all the best picking one!

Pros

  • High-waisted bikini cinches the tummy with overall shaping
  • More coverage around the buttocks and hips
  • Stretchy spandex highly resistant to sagging or losing shape

Cons

  • Shrink-prone chinlon is a part of the fabric blend
  • Not an adjustable top

10. Omkagi Women’s 2 Pieces Bandeau Bikini

OMKAGI Women's 2 Pieces Bandeau Bikini Swimsuits

If you are someone who has always been self-conscious about thick thighs or large buttocks hanging out of a bathing suit, then it’s YOU especially that the brand is trying to target. This two-piece bandeau-style bikini is indeed among the most flattering swimsuits I’ve seen. But then keep in mind here that you need to size up in case you have a bigger set of breasts.

The bottoms, in particular, are the best part because of their high-cut design, which is precisely what balances out the appearance and shape of “thunder” thighs. And the fact that the bandeau-style top is separate means you can be flat-chested with larger thighs and still look pretty amazing in this swimsuit.

And just so you know, the top features removable bra padding. Most importantly, the design is available in plenty of different patterns and colors. So you may have a pretty hard time finalizing which pair you want to buy because they ALL look so very stylish and attractive.

Pros

  • High-waist, high-cut bikini bottoms for a flattering shape
  • Stylish off-shoulder, strapless bandeau bikini top
  • Great stretch, thus you get the perfect fit

Cons

  • For larger breasts, top might feel too small (so size up)

11. Lomitti Women’s Side Tie Two Piece Bikini Swimsuit

Lomitti Women's Side Tie Bikini Set Light Support Laced Top Sexy Two Piece Swimsuit

If most of your weight is in your thighs and butt, then too you can flaunt a two-piece swimsuit. It’s just got to be the right one, such as this Lomitti Side Tie Bikini.

More often than not, women with larger hips, buttocks, and thighs choose the XL size, which fits like a dream. Although you may find the bottoms to be a little cheeky. Nevertheless, that’s just a minor complaint given how flattering everything looks.

The classic plunging neckline of the top features a tie-up back, so you can adjust it however and how much ever you like in order to get the most customized fit. Along with light support and removable padding.

Then there are the cut-out strappy bottoms. And even these are made using stretchy spandex and quick-drying nylon.

And one last thing – if you don’t like this color, there are plenty of others to choose from. But no matter the color, this two-piece swimsuit offers the perfect, most flattering fit for your summer, swimming adventures.

Pros

  • Two-piece swimsuit for moderate coverage
  • Plunging neckline creates the illusion of length
  • Strappy, cut-out bottom design shapes the bottom half
  • Removable padding + back tie for a customized fit

Cons

  • Slightly cheeky bottoms
  • Oddly shaped inserts, but they’re removable

12. Dixperfect High Waisted Two Piece Bikini Set

Dixperfect Two Pieces Bikini Sets Swimsuit

Honestly, you’re most likely to fall in love with everything about this bikini set. The low scoop crop top + high-waist high-cut bottoms – what’s not to like?! And if you’re concerned about how they’re going to complement your “thunder” thighs, just have faith in the high-cut design of the bottoms.

Such high-cut bikini bottoms are specially designed for curvier women. I mean why would a brand like Dixperfect manufacture swimsuits that don’t appeal to the masses when the masses consist of real women with curves, bulges, dips, and everything. So expect nothing but a flattering shape in this case.

You know the top is made for active women with all that amazing chest support you get. Even the bottoms are well-designed with their high-rise waist and banded construction.

Since the size runs smaller, you should order one size up. Once the tricky sizing part is taken care of, the swimsuit feels nothing but super-comfy. Plus, you also don’t end up flashing anyone at the beach or pool.

Pros

  • Low scoop, very supportive bikini top
  • High-waist, high-cut bottoms neutralize thick thighs
  • Highly flexible and durable (nylon + spandex)

Cons

  • Finding the right size is not easy
  • Bottoms are slightly cheeky

What’s Important When Buying A Swimsuit for “Thunder” Thighs

1. Material

Not every piece of swimwear is designed using the same material or even the same blend of materials. However, typically speaking, swimsuits are made using a combination of polyester or nylon with stretchy spandex.

Polyester may not be as soft as nylon but it’s definitely more chlorine-proof, thus more durable. Then there’s nylon, which is incredibly soft and also stretchier than polyester.

2. Design

What do I mean by design? The way the swimsuit is structured. Needless to say, not all swimsuit designs have the same style. And that means not all designs are going to look good on one particular body type (in your case, big thighs).

There are some pieces that look very stylish and flattering on plus-sized women that may not look as great on slender figures. And vice versa of course.

More often than not, women with a broader bottom half choose thigh-coverage swimwear, in both one-piece and two-piece designs. For example, skirtini, swimdress, swimsuit with boyshorts, etc.

But then some of them prefer to balance out the shape of big thighs by flaunting them with a high-cut bikini bottom. So you can do both – cover up or expose your thighs.

3. Neckline

Big thighs or not, the most popular neckline for swimwear is high-neck. So you too can be a part of that beach trend. There’s just no denying that the high neckline looks utterly flattering.

Then there are other popular choices too – adjustable ties, halter types, cross shoulder straps, or no neckline at all (I’m thinking bandeau bikini tops).

4. Color

So what color bathing suit makes you look thinner? No doubt, the answer is a dark-colored swimsuit. There’s just no denying that darker colors slim down the shape of the body. So you can choose either black or any other color but in a darker shade of course.

But then in the end, if a bright or vibrant colored swimsuit is what you can want to wear, even with big thighs, simply just go ahead and do that. So it’s all a matter of personal preferences and how much you don’t care about what others think.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to Make Big Thighs Look Smaller In Swimwear?

The first trick, one that works like magic, is wearing a dark-colored swimsuit.

Then another one takes the form of a high-cut bottom that gives your large thighs more space, which means it feels a lot less constricting and a lot more comfortable.

And more and more women with a heavy bottom are also now turning to the two-piece and one-piece swimsuits designed with adjustable tie-ups as a hack to create the illusion of thinner thighs.

How to Hide Cellulite In Swimwear?

One very effective method is coverage. If your swimsuit has enough butt and thigh coverage, then you don’t have to worry about your cellulite being on display. However, I don’t see anything wrong with showing cellulite either in case you happen to be a more confident person with a body-positive attitude.

But if not, no worries because there are plenty of high-waist bathing suits equipped with tummy control/shaping panels. You also have swimsuits with bottoms in the shape of skirts (skirtini) or boyshorts (tankini).

How to Hide Back Fat In Swimwear?

I’ll tell you what doesn’t work in your favor here – bikini swimsuits with thin or narrow straps. Because these are sure to dig into the skin deeper and cause more fat-bulging.

Instead, go for broader, flatter straps. And also high backs for smoothing out back rolls and lumps.

What Swimsuit Is the Best for A Big Tummy?

Without the shadow of a doubt, high-waist bikini. This type of swimwear not only supports the abdominal region but also slims down your waist.

On top of that, if it’s a darker-colored high-waist bikini bottom, even better!

Final Words

Swimsuits, when they’re not suited for your body type, can be very unflattering and uncomfortable. So if you have large thighs, it’s crucial to look at styles that work toward balancing out the rest of your body shape. Or you could simply choose swimwear that offers enough coverage to cover your thighs if that’s what you want.

But many women are now choosing to flaunt their big thighs with high-cut bikini bottoms. It’s actually turning out to be quite an effective hack for making the heavier bottom half of curvier women look more in proportion with the rest of the body.

So there are plenty of styles to try – you just have to pick the one you’re most comfortable with!

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