The Best Swimsuit for Your Body Type

We all see those workouts to get your bikini body a few months before the summer months hit us. The goal is for women to be confident and comfortable while baring it all. Do we all feel confident and comfortable though? If you are someone who has trouble getting into a swimsuit and being in front of a bunch of strangers, there are some ways to help pick a suit to flatter your body.

Pear Shape

What is it? Curvy at the hips and thighs and smaller on top.

What to shop for? The key to the perfect bathing suit is balancing your proportions and to get the perfect amount of coverage for your bottom half. The traditional fix is to find a clean-skirted bottom that falls just below the largest part of the upper leg. Find something with a plunging neckline or an eye-catching top to draw the eye upward. This will minimize attention on the bottom.

Large Bust

What is it? You’re chesty and require more support up top.

What to shop for? Finding suits with underwire or molded cups gives you the support you need. Avoid ruffles or embellishments up top if you are trying to minimize focus on your chest. Another thing to look for are thicker straps and suits with higher backs. They allow for more support. Looking for suits that have sizing like regular bras will also be very helpful for finding the right amount of support.

Small Bust

What is it? You are proportionally smaller on top with an A or B cup.

What to shop for? You don’t need as much support as people with a larger cup size. You can shop for styles with more minimal coverage or more detailing like embellishments, bows, and patters to create the illusion of a larger chest. Bold prints, ruffles, and triangle tops create an illusion of curves. Bra tops and padded tops offer an extra lift. Having a smaller chest also means you can wear tiny scoop tops or bandeaus.


What is it? You have fewer curves and are more straight up and down.

What to shop for? For you, you want to find a style that flaunts your frame. Suits with less coverage will help to create an illusion of a more curvy figure. Like women with a smaller bust, tops and bottoms with bold prints, ruffles, and embellishments can create the illusion of curves. Monokinis and one-pieces with slashes and cutouts also help create the same illusion. Also, smaller swimming suit bottoms and tie-side bikini bottoms will enhance your curves.

Tummy Concealing

What is it? You’re built more like an apple shape. Your weight is carried mostly in your middle

What to shop for? High-waisted bottoms and tankini styles help to smooth out your middle. Gathered fabric is a great way to hide what you want to cover up. It is also a great way to create definition in the wait.


What is it? You’re curvy throughout with a fuller chest, hips, thighs, and butt.

What to shop for? The key is to highlight your curves while providing enough support and coverage. Colorblocking can help highlight your shape. Retro styles, like high waists and halter tops, are also a great way to accentuate your curvy figure.


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