Heat Things Up This Summer in the Fiercest Plus-Sized Swimsuits of the Season

05/19/2014 02:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

2014-05-19-66677.jpg(Photos Courtesy of Monif C. & Swimsuits for All)

By Marissa Stempien

Swimsuit season is finally here--a time of both excitement and dread. Not because we have to show off our bikini body, but because we are now burdened with the task of trying to find a plus-sized swimsuit that doesn't look like a tent, a muumuu or one of those tummy-trimming, "miracle suits" 60-year-old moms wear. And for the size 14 and up women out there, those giant cover-ups just won't do. What's wrong with showing a little skin--accenting those legs or displaying that fabulous Kardashian backside? But to find truly beautiful, plus-sized luxury swimwear, we had to do a bit of digging. Was it on-trend? Colorful? Flattering? To get you through summer looking fierce, we searched for the sexiest bathing suits from sizes 14-26--without all the monochromatic black or built-in shorts.

Summer's Fiercest Plus-Sized Swimwear