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Best Swimsuits for Apple Shaped Body

Many of us are in a seemingly never ending battle with a spare tire that sits around the lower waist. Trying to find swimwear that hides those unwanted curves can become downright depressing for some. So we've come up with a comprehensive list of bathing suit styles that can make you feel a little bit leaner, more confident and keep your mind where it should be, enjoying the sun, your family, a good book or just a lazy summer's day.

Create an Illusion

Swimwear that gathers on the side or in the middle can create an illusion of a smaller waist. These can typically be found under the category Surplice Swimsuits

Surplice Knotted SwimsuitKrickle Surplice SwimsuitSide Effect Bathing Suit

Add an Effect

When you add a pattern or texture to a swimsuit that is gathered to the side, or overlapping down the middle, it can highlight the upper waistline giving you an effect of a more cuvacious body.

Layered one piece swimsuitOne Piece Plus Size Swimsuit Polka Dot One Piece Surplice Swimsuit

Go Deep

A deep neckline in a bathing suit can generate a vertical accent drawing the eye up and down, accentuating the bust and elongating the body.

Plus Size Punge Neck SwimsuitMesh Plunge neck Bathing SuitPlunge Neck Apple Shaped Swimwear

Go High

A high waisted bikini bottom with control panels can flatten your tummy and smooth out some of the lumps and bumps. Team it with a shirred tankini top or a-line tankini top to complete the look.

High Waist Bikini BottomMiraclesuit High Waisted Bikini bottomShirred Tankini Top

Get Colorful

Alternatively try a one piece swimsuit with a colorful top and a plain bottom to draw the emphasis away from the waist region.

High Neck Cross One Piece SwimsuitPlus Sized One Piece SwimsuitLow Waist Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit

Ruffle it Up

Well placed overlapping ruffles can help conceal a larger lower waist, with a flirty, baby doll look dropping from an empire waist often called Blouson Swimwear.

Blouson One Piece SwimsuitBadeau Baby Doll one piece swimsuit

Get your Dress On

If you want to cover your upper thighs as well, a swim dress would be the best option. Try a modern, sporty swim dress that will make you feel like a top flight athlete who has got the style dial turned up to 11.

Sporty Swim Dress Empire Waist Swim DressHalter top swim dress

Side Panelling

Colorful curved side panels in a one piece swimsuit can also help give the effect of a more streamlined body from the front and rear view

MiracleSuit High Neck side pattern swimsuitPenbrook Plus Sized SwimwearDlfin Side Cut One Piece

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8 months ago.
These women are not apple shape
1 year ago.
These models are not apple shaped. Apple shaped bodies are larger on top with a larger waist with narrow hips and thin legs. What a waste of time looking at these bathing suits on people who are not apple shaped.
9 months ago.
I agree! I am short, round, skinny legs and big busted, neither of which are evident in the pictures. Swim Outlet pease update this site to refelct our needs.
Tina Davis
8 months ago.
1 year ago.
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1 year ago.
Where are the models that are actually Apple shaped? Not a single one here. Disappointing. An apple is large waist, small chest & hips. Every single woman pictured is small waist, larger chest.
1 year ago.
lol I love how people really like to cover what they don't think is "picture perfect" I'll let you know that I look like what those beautiful ladies look like and every blog says the same "cover it, slim it, flatten it" what is wrong with showing a bit of skin? do we always have to cover up like a trash bag and so everyone else can show skin but people who have a bit of curves have to 'cover up' there are no bikinis only tankinis and one pieces.
1 year ago.
So no bikinis lol way to reaffirm what apple bodies think people are thinking of them
1 year ago.
Hi N!

Top:an underwired balconette bra top that both supports and enhances your cleavage
Bottoms: full or turn-down bikini bottoms that you can fold over as much or as little as you like to hide a little tummy. The high waisted bottoms are waist-defining and, what’s more, their retro look is trendy and fashionable!
Choose swimsuits in darker shades, such as black to slim down your body. You can also work with prints and patterns.
A crossover suit is a great option for apple shaped women. A color-blocked style with color in the middle will balance the figure and camouflage body problems.
– Waistbands around your tummy

– Frills, tassels, and flounces

– Prints and colors that draw attention to your tummy
Toni Fortner
2 years ago.
I've list a lot of weight and am totally apple shaped. Problem now is loose skin oblique belly and most plus size suits have leg openings that are too big
2 years ago.
Hi Toni!

Suits with side panels can give a cover-up effect for it.
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