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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.
This blog post is all about where to buy plus size gender neutral bathing suits!
[Heads up! This post was originally published on April 29, 2020. It was updated August 2, 2023!]
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! As I’ve shared in other posts, “gender neutral” is quite nuanced and varied. I’ve done my best to use my experience to share brands that offer different things to the person looking or a gender neutral swimsuit!
I’ve done my best to use my experience to share brands that offer different things to the person looking or a gender neutral swimsuit!
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. However, I am disappointed by the lack of plus size and fat models in their photoshoots and on their Instagram feed.
It isn’t enough to include us in the size chart — we deserve to be SEEN in the feed and the photos. How can people buy something in their size, if someone doesn’t show it? I’m going to stop my rant there, and hopefully DYINSF takes action to be more inclusive. (BTW, I don’t necessarily think this should keep you from shopping at DYINSF, rather I want my readers to be very prepared with as much knowledge as possible.)
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. They also have their famous “unisuit’ a one piece swimsuit with longer shorts and sleeves!
- 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!
Brand #5: Plus Size Gender Neutral Swimsuits from Universal Standard
Universal Standard recently entered the swim market, which is pretty freakin’ exciting, as they’re one of the most size inclusive brands on the market, going from a 00 to a size 40. I’ve linked to my personal favorite gender neutral swimsuit of theirs, but they have a BUNCH! Don’t be afraid to click around!
From the brand: “
The Rashguard is a classic. Whether you’re surfside or poolside, this water-ready longsleeve is a summer staple. Made from UPF 50 swimwear jersey, it offers coverage and sun protection while looking pretty cute. The close fit is super comfortable thanks to 4-way stretch, and it boasts incredible bounce-back. Additional details include a half-zip mock neck with branded zipper pull, a seamed bodice for the best fit, and a curved hem.”
- Sizing: Up to a 4XL, which on their size chart is a 80″ chest
Brand #6: 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 6X.
Brand #7: 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. Like a few other brands on this list, they don’t have very many photos of their pieces on their largest size, so heads up there. <3
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
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: Ulla Popken Plus Size Gender Neutral Swimwear
Ulla Popken doesn’t ONLY make plus size gender neutral swimwear, as they’re a MASSIVE international company, lol.
But they do make a few pretty rad plus size gender neutral swimsuits, so I wanted to include them as an option, here at the end!
- Sizing: Up to a size 36
Shop this plus size gender neutral swimsuit here!
Brand #10: 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 4X
I also love that Chromat plays with STRAPS and fun with their plus size gender neutral swimsuits! The interplay of design and gender is pretty rad.
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.
This blog post was all about where to buy plus size gender neutral bathing suits!
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