Are you preparing to go on a cruise? If so, it is always wise to plan ahead and start to gather up the necessities that you will need before you travel. This ensures you are not stressed trying to shop at the last minute for the items you will need. On your trip, you will want pieces that flatter your voluptuous body and showcase your curves. Here are a few of the items you will want to have in your suitcase as you set sail.

Plus Size Tankinis

On your cruise, you will want clothing and swimwear that is cool and comfortable, while also being stylish and flattering. Sundresses are one of the must-have items for your trip. As you look for resort wear for your vacation, look for fabrics that are light-weight, pack well and have some fun colors or tropical patterns. A-line dresses are perfect for plus-sized women as the cut showcases beautiful hip curves, while also disguising round tummies. And the dresses have some movement, which looks beautiful as you are walking on the deck of the ship or strolling along the beach after departing the boat. Swimsuit tankinis are the most comfortable as you two pieces always make it easier to change out to your evening wear. 

Plus Size Swimwear

Another cruise necessity is a swimsuit or two. Plus size swimwear has come a long ways and you can now find many different styles and patterns when it comes to these bathing suits. As you shop for a bathing suit for your trip, think about what you will be doing in the suit. If you plan on snorkeling or paddle boarding, a suit with a crossed back or H-back may be perfect to ensure the straps don't fall. Or, if you plan on sunning and having a few drinks, a halter top or even a bikini may be perfect for you. Find a cut and color that is flattering for you, while also giving you the support you need to ensure you are confident in your new bathing suit.

Plus Size Cover-Up

The last item you must pick up before you set sail is a cover-up. While you may feel confident and comfortable strutting around in your bathing suit, many sundry shops, bars and grab and go food shops on the boat will require you to be covered should you want to come in and grab something before or after you leave the pool. Plus size women consider showing off your figure by grabbing a curvy cover-up, instead of a shapeless mumu. This will allow you to show off your body while still being covered.

Once you have booked your cruise, you can start to shop for your trip. Be sure to pick up colorful resort wear, a flattering swimsuit and a cover-up that highlights the beauty of your body.