It’s summertime and though the livin’ might be easy, finding the perfect swimsuit often is not! Because we’ve all shifted into this seasonal panic-mode at some point, We tried on hundreds of suits and came up with three flaw-fixing options for every body type. (Just think of all the time — not to mention the hopping up and down in a tiny fitting room! — you’ll be saving yourself.)
Just click on a body type, and find the perfect suit!
Wide Waist ::
Even in white, belts or horizontal stripes around your midriff cinch the waist and make it appear smaller.
Keep it simple
Stay away from busy prints. Classic styles and solid fabrics are the most slimming.
Streamline your sides
When you’re thick through the middle, geometric detailing slims you down.
Boost your bust
Padded, close-together cups enhance and lift a small chest.
Pick catchy prints
Prints, patterns, and strategically placed seams can create the illusion of curves.
Pull yourself up
Can’t do padding and underwire? Seek out short straps — they’ll pull you up and fill you out.
Bottom Heavy ::
Skirt the issue
Don’t think of a skirted suit as matronly (a lot of our road testers were wary). Today’s styles are fashionable and flattering.
Draw eyes up
To look longer and leaner, go for vertical detailing on top.
Straighten things out
Straight necklines help to visually broaden shoulders and balance out your proportions.
Large Breasts ::
Concerned about cleavage? Opt for high, straight bustlines, which conceal while still providing a pretty silhouette.
Be strap happy
Tops with wide straps cover side bulges and offer super support.
Do a two-piece
Don’t discount two-piece suits. Many tankinis and sporty bikinis flatter curves and have lots of lif
Ample All Over —
Show a little skin
Revealing styles are not necessarily a no-no. Pick sheer insets or cutouts that offer just a sexy peek of skin.
Create an illusion
Light colors down the sides give the impression of a slimmer body.
Get a leg up
A higher-cut leg optically elongates thighs.