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The best swimsuit for your body shape

Black multi colored swimdress with princess seaming that is lined and shelf bra with molded cups

With spring just around the corner, we’ve broken down a list of the best bathing suit styles for every shape – from a small chest to curvy hips, we’ve got you covered. Well, the suit has you covered.

Black multi colored swimdress with princess seaming that is lined and shelf bra with molded cups
Sparkler Swimdress

Here is the ultimate guide to choosing a swimsuit that will flatter your figure:

Large bust

If you’re a bit chesty, you’ll want to find a bathing suit that provides enough support and doesn’t show off too much cleavage. The best style for you is one that closely resembles a bra – with an underwire and molded cups – to fully get that support you need. Avoid tops that come in small, medium and large, and instead opt for your proper cup size. Thicker arm straps and hook-and-eye latches will also help keep those girls in place as you cannon ball into the pool. Steer clear of tops that have ruffles – this only draws more attention to your chest.

Woman wearing a black and white swirl patterned swimdress
Tidal Wind Empire Swimdress

Small bust

A small chest doesn’t require as much support, so lucky ladies with this body type can get away with just about any top! Feel free to explore styles with minimal coverage, stand-out bows, intricate patterns and embellished detailing. To give off the illusion of a larger chest, wear a tiny triangle top or bandeau. You could also try a suit with a little bit of padding to offer an extra lift and create cleavage.

Blue multi colored ruched swim dresss with solid color side and back panels
Modern Tribe Swim Dress

Short torso

If you’re in this category, choose a suit that will add length and lift your bustline to elongate your short torso. Do so by wearing a low-rise bottom to make your torso appear longer; pair it with a halter top drawing attention to your upper body. This way, people will skim over your midsection and look straight at your neck and shoulders.

Faux-Skirtini with tropical black and white patterned top and dark skirt bottom with touch of shimmer and side tie
Shimmering Night Faux-Skirtini One-Piece

Tummy pouch

If you haven’t been hitting the gym as much as you wished and can’t seem to shake that tummy pouch, not to worry – hiding your belly is actually a lot easier than you think. Opt for a one-piece swimsuit with a plunging neckline to keep the focus upward rather than on your mid-section. A darker color suit will also defer attention away from your stomach. If you want to wear a bit of color, go for a two-piece suit with a peplum or tunic top paired with your standard bottom.

woman wearing a black and blue swimsuit with colorblock side ruching
Gulfstream Temptation

Full thighs

Feeling a little self-conscious about your cellulite and thicker thighs? Not to worry! Balance out your proportions with a skirted bottom that falls just below the largest part of your leg. This is the perfect way to conceal your upper thighs and mask those insecurities of yours. Again, consider going for a top with a plunging neckline to draw eyes upward.

woman in blue multi top and black bottom swimdress with empire waist and side cinch adjuster
Galaxy Swimdress


If you’re on the curvier side and are looking for a way to hide those love handles, a high-waisted bottom works like magic. Don’t be afraid to go bold and wear a fun pattern – these bottoms do wonders in covering you up. Just be sure the bottoms are pulled up over your belly button to avoid a muffin top.

Black multi colored swimdress with princess seaming that is lined and shelf bra with molded cups
Sparkler Swimdress

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Anita Curtis

Like the look of Shanghai

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Published on Jan 20 2021

Last Updated on May 21 2021

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