Women's Plus Size Wetsuits: 16 to 22
Finally plus size women can wear a beautiful wetsuit that is made for their body type. Available in Women's Plus Sizes: 16 to 22. It is exciting that plus size women have wetsuits options for diving, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), wakeboarding and more!
We have spoken to countless women who have told us they have had to wear men's wetsuits because they couldn't find their size The result of wearing a man's wetsuits is that women end up being cold in their wetsuits because the proportions of the suit do not coincide with women's body types.
We have searched high and low for women's plus size wetsuits for our customers. We finally found plus size suit that could provide a wide range of sizes to fit many body types.
3 Styles of Plus Size Women's Wetsuits Available
Springsuits & Fullsuits Available in Women's Plus Sizes
Henderson makes a 3mm springsuit for women in plus sizes. Additionally the Thermoprene Pro is made in a full length wetsuit in the following thicknesses: 3, 5, 7mm.
3mm Henderson Thermoprene Pro Plus Size Springsuit (Front zip & Back Zip options)
- Available in Women's Plus Sizes: 16 to 22.
- The Henderson Thermoprene Pro 3mm Shorty Springsuit comes in a back zip and a front zip. The shape of the suit was designed for a plus-size figure. We get a lot of positive feedback about how well the suit fits and how flattering the pattern is.
- This suit definitely runs larger than the size chart suggests. We recommend going down a full size from the size chart. We like that the zippers allow you to get into the wetsuit with ease.
- The flexibility will be one of the most noticeable enhancements found in the new Thermoprene PRO line. Now boasting a full 250% stretch; a significant improvement over the 180% stretch of the original Thermoprene material.
Women's Plus Size Thermoprene Pro Full Length comes in a 3, 5, and 7mm thickness.
- Available in Women's Plus Sizes: 16 to 22.
- We know that women often swim in the 3 and 5mm thickness doing sports like swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, stand up paddleboarding, spelunking, and so much more. For colder water sports like scuba diving the 7mm is what is often purchased. The thinner the wetsuit, the more flexible it is on.
- The shape of the suit was designed for a plus-size figure. We get a lot of positive feedback about how well the suit fits and how flattering the pattern is. This suit definitely runs larger than the size chart suggests. We recommend going down a full size from the size chart.
- We like that the zippers allow you to get into the wetsuit with ease. The flexibility will be one of the most noticeable enhancements found in the new Thermoprene PRO line. Now boasting a full 250% stretch; a significant improvement over the 180% stretch of the original Thermoprene material.
How to determine your wetsuit size?
- Your clothing size does not reflect your wetsuit size. Wetsuits are skin tight and each company has a completely different size chart for their wetsuits.
- The first thing you want to do is take a look at the manufacturer's size chart for the wetsuit that you are interested in. In the Henderson Plus Size size chart you will need your measurements for your bust, waist, and hips.
- Your wetsuit should fit comfortably and snug. You should be able to breath freely and move your arms and legs. Wetsuits work by allowing a small amount of water inside the suit that your body heats up. If your wetsuit is too large it will allow too much water to flush in and out of your suit and your body will not be able to warm it up.
Where can I wear my Plus Size wetsuit?
- We hear from our customers everyday and they share all the activities they participate in. Diving, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), wakeboarding and just hanging out in the pool.
- The different thicknesses are worn depending on the water temperature and activity. Cold water divers often wear the 5 and 7mm wetsuits.
- Women swimming typically wear the 3 and 5mm wetsuits.
- If you are in cool waters but not too cold, the springsuit in a 3mm may be just what you are looking for.
- If you decide to wear your wetsuit in the swimming pool make sure to rinse it in fresh water so that the chlorine does not break down your wetsuit.
How to measure myself for my wetsuit?
- If you don't have a tailors flexible measuring tape, don't worry. You can to get your measurements by using a piece of string and wrap it around your body and then lay the string flat on a tape measure to get your measurements. Anything you can wrap around your body like a belt, string, etc. is great to use and then lay it on a measuring tape.
Plus size wetsuits and pricing.
- There are very few wetsuits that carry true plus sizes. Wetsuits have become more stretchy over the years. Wetsuits that have more stretch typically cost more because the materials to make them more stretchy cost more. Wetsuits with more stretch are much easier to put on and take off.
- Wetsuits that are in the plus-size range cost more for manufacturers to produce, package, and ship.
Tips for putting on your wetsuit.
- All body types can use these tips for putting on your wetsuit. First, plastic bags on your feet and hands can help reduce friction getting your suit on. Putting a hair conditioner on the bags or on your skin can also reduce friction and increase glide.
- Make sure to pull up your wetsuit above your ankles so that you have enough material to get up in your groin area. When you take your time and make sure your pants feel snug up around your waist you not leave extra material in the legs and this give you a more precise fit in the chest and neck.
- When wetsuits feel tight in the neck and shoulders, often the issue is because the wetsuit is nut up the legs enough and there is material left in the legs.
Is the size chart true to size?
This particular tends to run a full size too large. In some cases it runs a size and a half too large. So we recommend going a full size down on the size chart. Additionally, If you fall between two sizes in a wetsuit we recommend that you go down a size in the Henderson Thermoprene Pro for women. The reason we recommend going for the smaller size is because wetsuits that are too large tend not keep you warm because too much water is flushing through the wetsuit.