The Best Swimsuit For Each Body Type

We wanted to help end all of the stressful and frustrating swimsuit shopping this year, so we created this guide to help you figure out what type of swimsuit will be stylish and flattering for your body type. 

We hope this will help you make sense of all the endless swimsuit options and help you narrow down your choices to the swimsuits with the best fit to flatter your frame, and the right colors that will help you stand out and look stylish.

We also have a few dos and don'ts from experts', that we think will help you to fall in love with your swimsuit and your shopping experience. One thing to think about, most women will fall into multiple categories, so don't limit yourself to just one or two styles.

Remember, this is just a guide! If you think you will look amazing in something that goes against these guidelines, you should definitely buy it and wear it with confidence. No matter your body type, you will look amazing in many different styles! With that all being said, let's jump right in!

Pear Shape

Having a 'Pear Shape' means that you are curvy at the hips and thighs and are smaller up top. Some gorgeous women who are great examples of this are Beyoncé, Bebe Rexha, and J-Lo.

What you need for a perfect swimsuit is getting the coverage you need for your bottom half and accentuating your smaller assets on top.

What To Do:

  • A plunging neckline or an eye-catching top will draw the eyes upward, which will minimize the bottom.
  • Look for a clean-skirted bottom that will fall just below the largest part of your upper thigh. This is where swim skirts and covers can also come in handy.
  • Avoid boy shorts or a thick-banded bottom. That extra fabric will just call attention to the area you are trying to mask.

See Our 'Pear Shape' Collection

Curvy

Our curvy ladies are just that, curvy throughout with a full bust, hips, thighs and butt. The best examples of curvy are Kim Kardashian, and Ashley Graham.

The key to a great swimsuit for a curvy frame is to highlight your curves while also providing enough support and coverage. If you don't want to accentuate your curves, then avoid monokinis, or string bikinis with thicker ties, which will actually accentuate your widest areas.

What To Do:

  • Asymmetrical (meaning not symmetrical) suits will draw the eye towards your neckline, which will highlight the line from your neck to your collarbone.
  • Colorblocking swimsuits can contour your figure to help your best features pop. Retro Suits will also accomplish this, just think high waists and boxy halter tops.

See Our 'Curvy' Collection

Athletic

Athletic figure just means that you're more straight up and down and have small curves. Think Miley Cyrus, and Gal Gadot.

What we want to do for the athletic type is play up their curves with styles that will flaunt your frame and help to create a curvier figure.

What To Do:

  • Swimsuits with bold prints and ruffles can help to create the appearance of more curves.
  • Monokinis help to create fabulous curves, as do one-pieces with cutouts strategically placed.
  • Smaller swimsuits can help to create fuller and curvier breast and bottoms.
  • Tie-side bikini bottoms enhance your curves and are easily adjusted to perfectly fit your body.
  • Swimsuit tops with padding will also give you padding so that you appear curvier on top.

See Our 'Athletic' Collection

Small Bust

A 'Small Bust' means you're smaller on top with an A or B cup. Great examples are Ariana Grande, Kate Hudson, and Zoe Saldana.

The goal here is to find a swimsuit that flatters your smaller bust. 

What To Do:

  • Much like the athletic body type, you want to look for tops with ruffles, bold prints or padding.
  • Swim tops that are padded or help to "push-up" can offer extra lift and can create cleavage, as can certain halter tops.
  • Embrace the tiny scoop tops or bandeaus! They are cute, sexy, stylish and will help you stand out!

See Our 'Small Bust' Collection

Large Bust

Your are chesty, have ample cleavage and you require more support up top, like Sofia Vergara, Kate Upton, and Christina Hendricks.

With a large bust the key is going to be support up top, so ladies, string bikinis are not your friend here! You should always opt for swimsuits with underwire or molded cups to give you the support you need.

What To Do:

  • Avoid ruffles or embellishments up to, if you are trying to minimize the focus on your chest.
  • Tops with underwire and adjustable straps will provide extra bust support. A thicker strap here would be what you are looking for.
  • Molded cups are great for large busts because they are available in many different styles and the support is great.
  • Higher backs are also nice to help keep the girls up.

See Our 'Large Bust' Collection

Tummy Concealing

For all of the 'Tummy Concealers' out their, you are shaped more like an apple and carry more of your weight in the middle. 

It's important to remember that just because you want to conceal your tummy, it doesn't mean that your only options are one-piece suits.

What To Do:

  • Try a high-waisted bottom that extends above your belly button. This will help prevent a "muffin top".
  • Shirring swimsuits are great. The gathered fabric hides bulges and helps to create definition in your waist.
  • A figure-flattering wrap or cover can help to trim the waist.

See Our 'Tummy Concealing' Collection

Flat Booty

A 'Flat Booty' can mean flat, but it can also mean small. Again, think Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, or even Megan Fox.

Just like with a flat top, you can accentuate your but with frills and ruching also comes in handy.

What To Do:

  • Showing a little more cheek is great when you have a flat booty and is preferable to full-coverage bottoms.
  • Get a bottom one size smaller than you normally would. The tighter fit will help to accentuate your booty.
  • Bright colors and loud prints also will help to distract from a flatter tush.

See Our 'Flat Booty' Collection

Big Booty

If you've got a full or ample backside, string bikinis and high-cut suits can often be uncomfortable and sometimes more revealing than you want.

Most women think Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, when they think of big booties.

What To Do:

  • As mentioned above, avoid string bikinis and other skimpy swimsuit cuts.
  • You'll want a swim suit that will cover your bottom area so that you are not always picking out a wedgie or constantly tugging on the swimsuit.
  • Look for designs with solid bottoms, and printed top. This helps to balance out the look of your whole body.

See Our 'Big Booty' Collection

Love Handles

This section to us is an exact mirror of the 'Tummy Concealer' section. The biggest thing to note here, is that just because you have love handles it doesn't mean you have to wear a one-piece suit or use cover ups or swim dresses.

You are beautiful just the way you are! (Refer back up to the 'Tummy Concealer' section, to get more details.

See Our 'Love Handles' Collection

Small Torso

If you think your mid-section is a little too short or compact, there are things that you can do to make your torso appear longer.

Women who have shorter torsos are Hayden Panettiere, Nicole Richie, and Cameron Diaz.

What To Do:

  • Choose a low-rise bottom to make your torso appear longer.
  • Halter straps help to draw the attention to your neck and shoulders, making people skim over your mid-section.

See Our 'Small Torso' Collection

Short Legs

If you are worried about having shorter legs, stop worrying! For those who aren't listening to that, there are ways to "elongate" your legs. High cut bottoms are the easiest way to do that.

You are in great company with these women who have shorter legs: Rihanna, Olivia Wilde and Kiera Knightley.

What To Do:

  • Swimsuits with high cuts will help your legs to appear longer.
  • If you are really brave and like to show a lot of skin, then you can also opt for a string bikini.

See Our 'Short Legs' Collection

Pregnant

Since you obviously don't want anything tight or uncomfortable, it's best to look for tankinis. They provide lots of wiggle room, and protection from the sun. Plus you'll have a much easier time going to the bathroom in a two-piece!

What To Do:

  • Tankinis, tankinis, tankinis! Need we say more.
  • Depending on how far along you are, you can just stick with your normal body type and pick out a swimsuit style from that.
  • There are also one-piece suits that are made specifically for pregnant women. There are many cute styles that not only look great, but also aren't tight around your belly.

See Our 'Pregnant' Collection

Cellulite

It doesn't matter if you are slender, curvy, short or tall, cellulite doesn't discriminate! There are some great ways to cover them up without turning into some kind of "Modest Molly" or sacrificing on style.

What To Do:

  • Look for swimdresses and tankinis with longer hemlines.
  • We like finding a swimsuit with solid colors.
  • There are also a lot of skirted swimsuits that are very cute and stylish.

See Our 'Cellulite' Collection

Sensitive Skin

For those ladies with skin that burns easily, instead of putting on sunscreen numerous times throughout the day, maybe you just want to find a swimsuit that will cover you up better.

What To Do:

  • There are a lot of long-sleeved top options that aren't just for serious surfers anymore. They come in¬†a variety of fun and eye-catching prints.
  • Obviously it's always smart to have a nice hat or coverup to go along with your swimsuit.
  • Lastly, even if you have a swimsuit that covers you up better you should still be wearing sunscreen with at least a 50 SPF. Stay safe out there!

See Our 'Sensitive Skin' Collection

Conclusion

To check out our large collection of swimwear, you can either use the navigation bar, or the search bar found on the top of this page, or you can click on any of the buttons to see just the swimsuits from your body type.

We hope this will help give you a few ideas on what type of swimsuit you can start to search for. Good luck with your perfect swimsuit search!