Best Big & Tall Swim Trunks
Photos: Beth Olson

The Best Stylish Big & Tall Swim Trunks to Buy This Summer

Hot weather is officially here. With sweltering heat comes the need to immerse one’s self in a large body of water (while paying attention to social distancing etiquette, of course). Since skinny dipping is out for most of us, a good pair of big & tall swim trunks are a must.

The big question: are there options out there that offer a range of sizes along with styles you’ll actually want to wear? The answer is yes. Read our list below and find your favorite pair.

Meekos big & tall swim trunks
Meekos Bear Floating Big & Tall Trunks

Meekos – Sizes to 9X

Last summer, model Zach Miko launched his clothing line, Meekos, which dropped a solid collection of big & tall swimwear. This year’s collection builds on what came before, with colorful prints and more options that cater to everyone.

Meekos plus size men's swim trunks
Meekos Green Floral Swim Trunks

If you like shorter shorts, opt for the 5″ flex swim trunks, or get more coverage with the 8″ option. Throw in a matching tank or t-shirt and you’ll have a look that stands out all summer long.

Psycho Bunny Big & Tall Swim Trunks
Psycho Bunny Big & Tall Swim Trunks

Psycho Bunny – Sizes to 6X

You know all about Psycho Bunny’s colorful, streetwear-inspired clothing for big guys, but have you seen their big & tall swim trunks? Like everything else in the extended size collection, the brand’s swimwear is made to stand out with bold and colorful prints.

Psycho Bunny plus size men's swim trunks
Psycho Bunny plus size men’s swim trunks

There’s even a pair that changes patterns when exposed to water! Trunks sell out fast, and new designs are added regularly.

Bear Skn Oops all Bearies Trunks
Bear Skn Oops All Bearies Print

Bear Skn Big & Tall Swim Trunks – Sizes to 6X

Known for their great-fitting underwear, Bear Skn got into the swimwear game earlier this year with a selection of big & tall swim trunks and briefs. Go with the Oops All Bearies print (seen above) if you want to stand out, or try the Bear Hunter Camo (below) for a more classically cool look.

Bear Skn Bear Hunter Camo Swim Trunks
Bear Skn Bear Hunter Camo

Don’t want a print? Solid colors are available in shorts and briefs as well.

Bonobos Fielder Big & Tall
Bonobos Fielder Big & Tall Swim Trunks

Bonobos Fielder – Sizes to 3X

When Bonobos decided to branch out with an affordable, accessible streetleisure collection, it was a given that it would include some hybrid swim options. The quick drying Stretch 2-in-1 Shorts are available in 5 colors and feature a super comfortable mesh boxer brief liner. Add a performance tee and you’ve got a casual look that will work at the pool or out with friends. Note – the biggest sizes are available at Walmart, so get them there if you need them.

TomboyX Island Shade Swim Trunks

TomboyX – Sizes to 6X

TomboyX makes some great gender-inclusive underwear, and their swimwear collection is just as great. With bright colors and distinct prints and UPF 50 stretch fabric, these looks are hard to beat. Choose between their 4.5 inch shorts and their 7 inch board shorts in a variety of colors and prints.

Target Big & Tall Swim Trunks
Target 7″ Floral Print Swim Shorts

Target Big & Tall Swimming Trunks – Sizes to 5X

Target’s Goodfellow & Co. and Original Use brands are stepping up with some fun prints and modern big & tall swim trunks. You’ll find swim trunks, board shorts, and hybrid swim shorts available in a variety of lengths. Prices from $13.99.

Boohoo Man Big & Tall Swim Shorts

BoohooMAN Big & Tall Swim Shorts – Sizes to 5XL

Looking for big & tall swim shorts that aren’t too long, but still stand out? BoohooMAN offers a pleasantly surprising amount of swimming trunks with unique prints and contemporary fits. The best part? Prices start at $10.

DXL Big & Tall Swim
DXL big & tall swim trunks

DXL Big & Tall Swim Trunks – Sizes to 6XL

Everybody’s favorite big & tall retailer has around 90 different big & tall trunks from brands you know and love on their website. Prices start around $25.

Chubbies big & tall swim trunks
Photo: Chubbies

Chubbies Big & Tall Swim Trunks – Sizes to 3X

Chubbies is a brand we all agree we’d wear the hell out of if they offered more of their products in extended sizing. The company is taking a step in the right direction, offering select shorts and swim trunks to 3XL. They’re bright, they’re colorful, they’re fun, and their inseams start at 5.5′.

ASOS Men's big & tall swim shorts

ASOS Men’s Plus Size Swim Trunks – Sizes to 4X

ASOS is classing up big & tall summer swimwear with their two piece swim short prints, giving you a top and a bottom (sold separately) that allow you to put together an entire look. If this isn’t quite your style, shop the rest of their carefully curated selection of pastels, floral prints, solid color and runner swim shorts with prices from $11.50.

Walmart Big & Tall Swim Trunks
Walmart George Tomato Sauce Swim Shorts

Walmart Big & Tall Swimwear – Sizes to 5X

Walmart’s George brand offers some affordable basics perfect for anyone who wants traditional trunk. Might we recommend the ultra-bright Tomato Sauce swim short? It’s the perfect color for summer. There’s a much wider selection of big & tall swimming trunks available on the Walmart website, with prices from around $6.

Kohl's Big & Tall Swim Trunks
Nike Big & Tall Swim Shorts at Kohl’s

Kohl’s Big & Tall Trunks – Sizes to 6XB

If you’re a fan of a college or professional sports team, Kohl’s probably has swimming trunks for you. You’ll find sizes to 6XB, though the pickings in the more extended sizes are a bit slim. The retailer also carries Nike Big & Tall trunks, which you won’t currently find on Nike’s own website. Prices from around $20.

Amazon Goodthreads Big & Tall Swim Trunks

Amazon Big & Tall Swimwear – sizes to 8X

Shopping Amazon for…well, just about anything can be overwhelming. On the bright side, you’ll find a lot of big & tall swimwear to choose from. Check out their Goodthreads line for some solid options. The only downside is that Goodthreads stops at 3X. There are swim shorts from other brands available to 8X, however.

As we come across more brands, we’ll add to this article, so check back for more options throughout the summer. Which big & tall swim shorts are your favorite? Tell us in the comments let us know @chubstr on your favorite social network.