Shop Swimwear By Body Type - Buying Guide

October 14, 2013

Swimsuits for your body type

When searching for the perfect fit, it is important to assess your shape and choose a compatible style. These days swimsuit styles allow women to shop for swimwear specifically for their body type. As women's builds can differ from top heavy, to pear-shaped or minimal curves and everything in between it helps to know what to look for to help make you feel happy when stepping out on the beach.

Full Bust

    • Feeling flirty? Choose a moderate coverage top like a wrap or surplice swimsuit that will accentuate your bust, or for more coverage a bandeau if you prefer a subdued look
    • Look for thick straps and underwire swimsuits will provide you with comfort and support
    • V-shaped necklines naturally flatter your bust by drawing the eye up and down
    • Avoid skinny straps and push-up padding
    • Shop swimwear by bra size to help get the right fit

    Small Bust

    • If you want to enhance your bust a lifting, push-up bikini or swimsuit, or padded top will add some curves.
    • Choose a top with horizontal lines, fringe or ruffles to create the illusion of a larger bust.
    • Avoid flat triangle tops and solids.


    • Choose swimsuit sets that enhance both your top and bottom.
    • Tops with ruffles, horizontal lines, fringe and designs create an illusion of a larger bust.
    • Push-up or padded tops can accentuate your chest.
    • Brazilian bikini bottoms offer a cheeky cut to enhance your bottom.
    • Choose bottoms with shirring and patterned details to give the appearance of a larger bottom.
    • Shop active swimwear for the best fit for your body


    • If you're a little self concious about your bottom half choose a swimsuit that draws attention to your upper body.
    • Brightly colored and vibrantly patterned tops with solid bottoms accentuate your bust while minimizing your legs.
    • Choose boy-short bottoms or thick hipster bikinis for a flattering fit with extra bottom coverage.
    • Colorful sarongs and bold bikini bottoms will exaggerate the hips if you want to show off your curves.



    • Choose a swimsuit that accentuates your legs while giving you more coverage in the bustier and tummy area.
    • Tummy trimming one-piece swimsuits smooth and flatten the stomach to make you appear leaner.
    • Features such as rouching and shirring (gathering) or panel designs on the sides slim the appearance of the waist.
    • Print designs down the middle of the body elongate the torso.
    • Plus sized apply shapes benefit from high waisted bikinis and bold bikini tops to show off your figure

    Flatter Your Figure

    Embrace your body type, whether you have large hips, a large bust, or few curves and feel comfortable in your skin. Choose the style that fits your personality and your body. Choosing a flattering fit for your body type will leave you feeling cool and confident when you dive into an endless summer.

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