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Today on the blog, I’m sharing resources on plus size gender neutral bathing suits. Real talk – discussing about gender neutral fashion can be kind of weird, because, technically, anything can be gender neutral.
As people shopping, we ascribe gender to garments. But on their own (without society’s programming), any garment can be worn by anyone. Really.
[Heads up! This post was originally published on April 29, 2020. It was updated April 6, 2022!]
Plus Size Gender Neutral Bathing Suits
But, if you’re searching “Plus Size Gender Neutral Bathing Suits” on Google, I’m betting that you’re looking for a few things. Well, one thing, really.
From talking with my friends and readers who share they’re looking for a “gender neutral swimsuit” is usually means they want coverage. I realize this isn’t true for everyone, so I wanted to be sure to share this insight.
If you want to wear a bikini? Good for you! If you want to wear a wetsuit?! Good for you!
And if you’re looking for a plus size swimsuit with more coverage, then this post is written for you!
Below, I’ve shared 8 plus size gender neutral swimsuit brands:
Brand #1: Plus Size Gender Neutral Bathing Suits from DYINSF
My Twitter friend, Shilo Byrd, let me know about this gender neutral bathing suit brand – and I’m stoked! I love learning about small independent brands.
From the swimwear brand: “DYINSF began by selling handmade swimwear-for-all out of a San Francisco studio in 2012. We moved our queer-owned operation to LA and soon expanded our line into activewear. Today, we make custom garments that help people find ways to express who they really are, with custom work at no additional cost.”
- Sizing: The brand lists going up to a 4X on their site, AND you can email for a custom size – at no extra cost.
Brand #2: Gender Neutral Plus Size Bathing Suits from Beefcake Swimwear
A longtime favorite of the LGBT community, Beefcake Swimwear offers 1920’s inspired swimwear – that fits the whole ~gender neutral swimwear~ vibe. The company was launched a few years ago with the help of Kickstarter, when the founder’s roommate wss looking for masculine-of-center swimwear.
- Sizing: The company goes up to a 5X (a plus size 5X), which is around a size 30 [a 55 inch waist].
You can stick with a classic black and white look, or go for a more 1970’s inspired print!
Another LGBT-owned brand, TomboyX, offers plus size gender neutral swimsuits!
The brand has one style options, interchangeable shorts and tank tops.
- Sizing: Gender neutral swimsuits go up to a 6X, which corresponds to a 55 inch waist!
In addition for being great for a day at the pool, the unisuit is also a go-to swimsuit for triathlons, surfing and other activities!
Brand #4: Rebirth Garments Plus Size Gender Neutral Bathing Suits
Some members of the LGBTQ+ community don’t go swimming, because their binder will be damaged by chlorine or salt.
Luckily, ReBirth Garments has swooped in with a solution! The brand has combined a binder with swimsuit fabric, making it easier for folks to just, you know, live their life and go the freakin’ pool.
- Sizing: The brand does made-to-order pieces, so you share your measurements for the perfect fit!
Below, I’ve shared a few of the top styles from Rebirth Garments!
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Brand #5: Plus Size Gender Neutral Swimsuits from GenderBenderLLC
Next up on this guide to plus size gender neutral swimwear, we have GenderBender LLC! From the brand: “Our garments are made in LA with attention to the special issues our community faces.”
- Sizing: The brand makes plus size swim tanks in up to a 5X.
Brand #6: OUTPLAY Plus Size Gender Neutral Swimsuits
I *just* learned of this brand, and I don’t know where I’ve been! They specialize in gender neutral clothing, and have a TON of different plus size gender neutral swimsuit options.
From the brand: “Outplay is a company without gender but a lot of heart. We’re a group of passionate humans who love clothes and we love having fun in them. We don’t follow or conform to dictated fashion rules, just our gut and our comfort.
At Outplay we believe everyone should be able to feel and look great in what they wear. We don’t think you should have to conform to only what has always been available even if its not really what you need or want. We are here to design and make that piece of clothing that fits just right, holds, hides, binds or shows exactly what you’ve always wanted to hold, hide, bind, or show.”
- Sizing: Up to a 2XL, which corresponds to a 48″ waist
Brand #7: Plus Size Gender Neutral Swimsuits from Otherwild
Next up on our list is the Hirsuit from Othewild! This swimsuit is available in up to a size 4X.
From the brand: “Hirsuit Swim Simple is an androgynous swimsuit designed for a wide variety of bodies and gender expressions. Hirsuit fills the hole left by a limited and patriarchal notion of swimwear, made for people whose style choices fall outside of the fashion industry’s antiquated assumptions regarding bodies, gender and identity. Inspired by early twentieth century swim costumes, wrestling uniforms and modern dance unitards, Hirsuit is here to change the game.”
- Sizing: Up to a 4XL, which on their size chart is a 43″ waist.
Plus Size Gender Neutral Swimwear Brand #8: Origami Customs
Origami is a small and independent brand whose products [including binders] can be worn in and out of the pool.
- Sizing: Their size chart goes up to a 6X, with a 56 inch waist! The brand also offers custom sizing.
Brand #9: CHROMAT Plus Size Gender Neutral Bathing Suits
One of my fave LGBT-owned brands is CHROMAT, a high end swimwear brand known for architectural pieces. Founder, Becca McHaren-Tran, was having inclusive runway shows before journalists started caring about inclusive fashion!
- Sizing: CHROMAT pieces go up to a 3X, sometimes a 4X.
Be sure to use the filters on the website to sort by size, as it looks like a lot of the new Chromat swimsuits don’t go up to a 3X. :[
Plus Size Rashguards
Some LGBTQ+ folks prefer plus size rashguards or wetsuits to swim in! I wrote a roundup on where to shop for plus size rashguards here.
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