Where to Buy Plus Size Gender Neutral Bathing Suits | 7+ Brands for Summer 2021


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Talking 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), they can be worn by anyone. Really.

[Heads up! This post was originally published on April 29, 2020. It was updated July 1, 2021!]

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.


You’re looking for more coverage in your swimsuit, but you still want to feel snazzy. Wetsuits are cool, but that’s not really the jam we’re after.

Below, I’ve shared 8 plus size gender neutral swimsuit brands:

Brand #1: Gender Neutral Bathing Suits from DYINSF

My Twitter friend, Shilo Byrd, let me know about this brand – and I’m stoked! I love learning about small independent brands.

From the 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.”

The brand has really fun options, and I think you’ll appreciate this singlet and this crop top!

The brand lists going up to a 4X on their site, AND you can email for a custom size – at no extra cost.

Shop here!

“Gender neutral doesn’t have to mean style neutral. Gorgeous custom swimwear for every body with elastic finishing at armhole, neck and dip back, with soft leg openings for comfortable movement.”

Brand #2: Gender Neutral Bathing Suits from Beefcake Swimwear

A longtime favorite of the LGBT community, Beefcake Swimwear offers 1920’s inspired swimwear. 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.

The company goes up to a 5X (a plus size 5X), which is around a size 30.

You can stick with a classic black and white look, or go for a more 1970’s inspired print!

Shop here.

“The Dreamboat”

Brand #3: Gender Neutral Bathing Suits from TomboyX

Another LGBT-owned brand, TomboyX, offers gender neutral swimsuits!

The brand has two style options, their one piece “unisuit” and interchangeable shorts and tank tops. Swimsuits go up to a 4X!

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!

Shop here.

Brand #4: Rebirth Garments 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.

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!

Power Clashing Geometric Sports Bra ($120 USD+)

Shop this piece here!

Bright and colorful plus size gender neutral swimsuit
More images of this amazing photoshoot here!

Swim Sports Bra/ Chest Binder Crop Top ($60 USD+)

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Sports Swim Top with Racerback ($75 USD+)

Shop this piece here!

More details here

Brand #5: CHROMAT 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!

CHROMAT pieces go up to a 3X, sometimes a 4X.

Shop here.

Brand #6: OUTPLAY 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 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.”

Shop gender neutral swimsuits here!

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We’re all living in uncharted territory but between the news updates and trying to prepare for the unknown immediate future, we’ve got to remember we’re all in this together. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this is just that, we’re a global community that’s more connected than ever before and we will come out the other side even stronger and better than before. We recognize that the situation isn’t going to get better just yet, and we know that these are anxious times for everyone. Our thoughts go out to those affected in any way by COVID-19. and immeasurable thanks to the health care workers and volunteers keeping our communities running. In the meantime, we’re here for you, our community, our Outplay family and friends. As always, our mighty team of four is here and ready to help in any way we can in the comments and DMs as well as by phone or email. If you want to talk about swimwear, sportswear, or just life in general, send us a message. Our team is practicing social distancing for now but we’re also busy getting ready for some great summer weather we’ll be able to enjoy in just a few weeks. We’re continuing to invest in our communities and have some amazing new Outplay gear coming soon. We continue to work with our factories and logistics partners and continue to support those whose livelihoods depend on what we do. There are brighter days ahead filled with water splashing and sand castles just waiting to be built. When it comes to what else you’ll be hearing from us, we plan to continue to send out our normal communications via email and social media platforms like right here on IG. We know that shopping isn’t a top priority right now for most, but we hope our messages can be a momentary escape and maybe shed some hope on what’s at the end of this global emergency. The sun will shine bright and we’ll all go out and enjoy each other’s company again soon. Stay safe & healthy! . . Photo by @chris__ochoa @a_florida_tran in navy Parguito @lilboog14 in Choroni boardshorts @petipuasaturno in Swimmee & Boi shorts . . . #staysafe #update #covid_19 #werehereforyou #outplay #outplayswimwear #washyourhands #sunnydaysahead #swimshorts #smallbusinesshighlight

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Brand #7: 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.”

Shop here!

Brand #8: Origami Customs Gender Neutral Swimwear

Origami is a small and independent brand whose products can be worn in and out of the pool. Their size chart goes up to a 5X!

Shop here!

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FEELINGS ARE FACTS – AND THEY’RE… not?! ☀️ . Growing up, I was embarrassed of the intensity of my feelings. It felt like other people were able to maintain a sort of calm repose about life, and I was constantly barraged with feelings and opinions. . Not in the sense of being manic, more that I’m just Full of Feels. Captain Feelings or a Drama Queen, if you will. . When people say, “Oh I don’t really have an opinion on that,” or genuinely don’t care about something – I canNOT relate. My Being is full of swirling emotions and thoughts and opinions. i am not chill. I am a Leslie Knope! . If I act “laid back” then I want you to know the body snatchers have got me! ? . I used to be really embarrassed about this. Other people were able to look cool and effortless, and I’m the dork who is super excited and bouncing on her heels. If a friend is crying, I’m probably tearing up. . Thankfully, over the years I’ve learned to carry on with whatever needs to happen while being a stuffed to the brim with feelings. Emotional regulation FTW! For a while, I was ashamed of having so many opinions and feels that I took refuge in books. I found the characters in them a beautiful respite, as the novel shared all of their feelings and thoughts without the need to filter them out. . But I wouldn’t trade being this way for anything. Exploring my emotional response to fabrics, color and settings makes my artistic work, well, more rich imo! Learning to observe my feelings and responses, instead of getting swept up in them without my consent – is truly lovely. . Now I’m able to canon ball into them, into my Self, and fully take in their glory. . How do you like to experience feelings? Are you laid back? Or the opposite of chill? . #gabifreshxswimsuitsforall #effyourbeautystandards #createandcultivate #designyourlife #lgbttravel #queerfashion #desiremap #emotionalintelligence #wanderandwonder #bigmagic #lgbtlife #plussizeswimwear

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