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The Best Types Of Swimsuits For Every Body Shape

Knowing the types of swimsuits your body can wear will help you identify the flattering designs that will complement your body type. And most importantly, you can now skip the hassle of going through all the swimwear racks or all the available products online.

Check out these pro tips on the types of swimsuits that suit your body shape best.

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Plus Size

With larger curves, a one-piece suit or chest band two-piece suit will do a great job defining your bust and shape. This type of swimsuit will make your waistline look slimmer.


  • Solid or dark colors or shirred patterns will make you look slim too
  • Wide straps help make your bust appear smaller
  • Underwires and wide chest bands will offer you the needed support

1. Textured Rib Underwire V-Neck One-Piece Suit

The coverage offered by this textured rib monokini makes your midsection appear smaller, which makes your hips more pronounced.

2. Wide Strapped Side Chest Band Bikini Set

You don’t have to be stuck with one-piece suits all season. Rock this stylish Co-ord swimsuit or something similar.

High cut bottoms make your legs look longer, which is a great trick to make yourself look taller and sexier.

Apple Shape

If your body is apple-shaped, your bust and waist are considerably wider than your hips. Monokinis and tankinis will do a great job hiding your belly pooch.

3.Underwire Tankini

Tankini swimwear is a chic way to draw attention to your hips and away from your bust and waist. Steer clear of bandeaus or halter neck tank tops as they make your bust appear larger.

Low cut bottoms will help highlight your features.

Pear Shape

Pear-shaped body types have hips that are significantly wider than the bust and the waist. Draw attention to your bust by wearing triangle and halter neck swimsuits.

Tips: Ruffled or floral bandeau swim tops will help you achieve a more hourglass look.

4. Striped Floral Halter Neck Swimsuit

Halter necks emphasize your bust, and this striped floral halter neck does that to perfection.  The sexy cleavage created by the keyhole design draws the attention away from your pear shape bottom.

A busy print will add some oomph to your bust.

 5. Floral High Cut Bandeau Swimsuit

Bandeau tops like the halter neck swimsuit are your best option when you want to mimic an hourglass shape. Go for a lightly padded bandeau top to avoid pancaking your chest.

6. Frilled Plunge High Cut Monokini

You can also steal the show this vacationing season with a high cut monokini, if you are not fond of a two-piece set. The plunge neck gives you a cleavage that makes your bust appear bigger, and so does the cute frill design.

The high cut detail allows you to flaunt your curves.

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Straight Shape

An athletic shaped body has no pronounced differences between the waist, bust, and hips. With this body type, you want to go for a swimsuit that defines and plays up your features. Less coverage will make you look shapelier.

7. Textured Ruffle Tie-Side Bikini

Tie-side bikinis are the best bet for athletic bodies. The tie-side bottoms define and highlight your hips while the halter neck padded bikini bra adds some volume to your bust, giving you a more defined figure.

8. Tie-Side Plunge Halter Neck Monokini

This halter neck monokini is a cute alternative to bikinis. With its plunge design and tie-sides detail, you get the best of everything, from increased bust size to well-defined hips.

Hourglass Shape

For hourglass body types, you will notice the width size of the hips and busts is the same. And the waist is considerably smaller.

Tips: To avoid exaggerating your figure, avoid basic monokinis or tie bikini bottoms with thick ties.

9. Asymmetric Orange Swimsuit

This asymmetric swimsuit will flatter your figure perfectly. The high cut detail gives you an elongated sassy look.

10. Striped Two Piece Bikini Set

The wide shoulder straps and chest band offer you the support your bust needs to stay in place, while the high-waisted bottoms add a touch of sass to the swimsuit.

Small Boobs

While bandeau swim tops make your bust appear wider, steer clear of any pieces with accessories in front. Instead, go for an underwired lightly padded bra to enhance what you have while giving you a cleavage.

11. Padded Ruffle Bikini Set


Padded bikini tops are a surefire way to play up your small bust volume.  But frills, ruffles, and bows will help in making your bust look more prominent.

As a bonus, here are tips that cut across all body shapes:

  • Chevron prints are flattering and eye-catching.
  • Small prints make you look slender.
  • Angled and vertical stripes give false impressions of how you look.
  • Monokinis with fun prints have a slimming effect and are perfect for flaunting your legs.
  • Use bright colored patterns to highlight features you like.
  • Solid colors help hide features you do not like.
  • Use frills, ruffles, or bows to increase the volume of your bust or hips.

Find out more tips to know the best swimsuits for all body types in this video from NewBeauty Magazine:

There you have it, ladies. These tips couldn’t have been more timely, I bet! Steal the show this summer with the best swimsuit for your body type.

Let us know what you have learned and will be trying this summer by leaving a comment below!

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