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Plus Size Swimwear in Australia

Swimwear Care

Every swimsuit purchased from swimwearplus.com.au will include our guide Caring For Your New Swimsuit, which contains helpful care advice.


Rinse in cold water - if possible, wear your swimsuit in the shower to open and saturate the fibres with cold water as soon as you can after swimming.

Rinse again - by hand in cold water as soon as possible after removing your swimsuit.

Hand wash, using mild soap only.
Hang dry ASAP in shade or inside - to prevent loss of colour from the sun.

Be careful where you sit, lay & lean - pool edges are rough to prevent slipping (so are rough on swimsuit fabric too!)
Be extra careful after spas and heated pools - hot water + the extra chemicals can threaten the life of your swimsuit.

Be careful with sunscreen, oils and tanning products - they can discolour your swimwear.

Alternate your swimwear - having two swimsuits is ideal (or, if you only have one, ensure that your swimsuit is completely dry before wearing again).


Don't leave your swimsuit wet in your towel/gym bag - moisture and darkness are the most common way to breed damaging bacteria (ensure your swimsuit is completely dry before you put it away).

Don't wash in the washing machine - washing machines and detergents are too harsh on swimwear.

Don't use a dryer or iron - excessive heat from dryers or ironing destroys swimsuit fabric.

Don't use fabric softener, wool wash or dishwashing liquid - all contain chemicals that will disintegrate the delicate stretch fibres.  Use mild soap ONLY.

Don't wring / twist tightly, scrub or soak your swimwear. 

Chlorine bleach - never, ever use bleach of any type on any swimwear (even styles advertised as chlorine-resistant aren’t chlorine-proof).

Please note: colour fade and fibre breakdown to swimwear not specifically labelled as 'Chlorine Resistant' is considered normal wear and tear. You can reduce (but not entirely prevent) it by observing the swimwear care instructions, and avoiding pools that have recently undergone 'shock treatment' (high dose of chlorine).

Your swimsuit is a high quality garment but without the proper care, all swimwear can be affected by pool chemicals, sun, heat and detergents.
To maximise the life of any swimsuit we recommend following the Do’s and Don’ts and the care instructions on the label.
Enjoy your new swimwear!

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Swimwear Plus is located in Australia... for Australian plus size women.  We understand that shopping for a swimsuit can be daunting – change-rooms are often a self-conscious experience. Shop online for plus size swimwear in the privacy and comfort of your home, using our size charts and virtual fitting service.  Due to the stretchy nature of the fabric, getting a great fit is simpler than you’d imagine.  We offer personalised attention - we know women, we know plus size and we know swimwear.

We offer FREE postage with tracking (standard Parcel Post) for all purchases. Need it fast for your holiday?  No problem!  Upgrade to Express Post for the bargain price of $5 (choose this option at checkout).

Swimwear Plus stocks a range of curvy plus sizes (18 20 22 24 26) and extra plus for full figured ladies (28 30 32 34 36) as well as a small range of standard sizes (10 12 14) for the woman who prefers a little more coverage.  Sizing is generous, and we cater for modest or sexy... sporty or glamour.

Our range features flattering styles and colours to accentuate your positives and disguise those other parts.  Colour, cut and style can help to minimise hips, cover thighs, enhance your bust and trim the tummy.  Some quality features include power net mesh for support, low cut legs and cupped bra or underwire.

Australian girls have a special connection with swimwear, and many different names for the Aussie Cossie: bathers, togs, swimmers, bathing costume, one piece, two piece, bathing suit, swimming cozzie.  Call it what you like, the swimsuit is a much loved part of our beach culture!

If you prefer the pool, you’ll find a selection of chlorine resistant swimwear and Speedo racers – perfect for aquarobics or hydrotherapy.  Whether swimming or sunning, a cover up is the perfect addition to your Summer wardrobe.

We have your favourite styles: swimdress, tankini, skirtini, shortini, maillot (traditional tank style), sarong front, legsuits, board shorts, separate pieces, swim dress... and plus size maternity.  Halter neck, bandeau, strapless, wide straps, racer-back, blouson – Swimwear Plus has got you covered.

All swimwear orders include a leaflet on how to best care for your new swimsuit... to make sure you get the longest wear from your quality garments.

Visit Swimwear Plus to find fashion swim suits and designer styles at reasonable prices – make the most of your curves and flatter your body shape with a well fitting swimming costume.