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Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Finding summer's barest of necessities – a figure-flattering swimsuit – can be stressful. Never fear! We've outlined tips for finding a suit that feels tailored to your shape.
Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Here are our best tips and tricks for picking swimwear that makes the most of your assets.

50 swimsuits for your body type

Best for a large bust

If your shape is stacked, an ideal suit is akin to a dream house: all the pretty aesthetics based on a good foundation. As well as swimwear designed to specifically accommodate a large chest (like customizable band and cup sizes similar to your best-fitting bra), consider underwire and molded cups the baseline for support. Favour bold prints over bitty ones, seek out trim and twisted details which can have a minimizing effect or dive into a plunging V neckline that will instantly elongate your torso.



"Calabria" asymmetric suit, $185, Fantasie.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a large bust

D-cup underwire one-piece swimsuit, $148, J.Crew.


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Best for a large bust

Bikini top, $20, H&M.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a large bust

Bikini bottom, $15, H&M.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a large bust

Scalloped v-neck one-piece, $155, J.Crew.


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Best for a Large Bust

"Averio" twist bandeau swimsuit, $80, Fantasie.


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Best for a Large Bust

"Barbados" colorblock one piece swimsuit, $337, DVF.


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Best for a Large Bust

"Lilith" one-piece swimsuit, $120, Anita.


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Best for a Large Bust

"Cactus" underwire twist front bikini top, $60, Addition Elle.


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Best for a Large Bust

Cactus high-waist panty, $58, Addition Elle.


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Best for a Large Bust

"Paolita" aquarius balconette swimsuit, $390, matchesfashion.com.


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Best for a Large Bust

The "Angel" convertible top, $60, Victoria's Secret.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a large bust

The classic high-waist bottoms, $44, Victoria's Secret.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for an athletic figure

Look for colourblocking, sassy cutouts and bold graphics—they all have the visual come-hither power to enhance feminine lines and create an hourglass shape. Take advantage of a certain pretty accent that you can pull off more effortlessly than others: side-tie bikini bottoms.



Zeus + Dione swimsuit with cutout front, $285, stylebop.com.


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Best for an athletic figure

Print triangle bikini top, $16, Joe Fresh.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for an athletic figure

Print side tie bikini bottom, $16, Joe Fresh.


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Best for an athletic figure

Issa de’ Mar "San Sebastian" one-piece, $217, bikini.com.


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Best for an athletic figure

"Illiana" mesh detail swimsuit, $199, Ted Baker.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for an athletic figure

Wrap halter, $65, Victoria's Secret.


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Best for an athletic figure

The hottie cheeky, $45, Victoria's Secret.


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Best for an athletic figure

"Golden Girl" padded strapless swimsuit, $179, Huit.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for an athletic figure

Printed one piece, $40, Winners.


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Best for an athletic figure

Solid and Striped "The Ballerina" swimsuit, $207, net-a-porter.com.


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Best for an athletic figure

Jessica Simpson one-piece swimsuit, $134, Bikini Village.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for an athletic figure

Anna Sui "Rosa Mexicana" cutout halter swimsuit, $257, net-a-porter.com.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for the classic triangle

If your goal is to balance weight that’s carried in hips and thighs, your mission is to create a sartorial diversion. A deep neckline or otherwise eye-catching detail near the chest will help draw attention up top, while strategically placed prints can make a bottom half appear more proportional. Champion any design that offers a panel effect, with either prints or blocks of colour hugging the sides of the body.



"Larena" plunge-front swimsuit, $145, Reiss.


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Best for the classic triangle

Halterneck swimsuit, $40, H&M.


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Best for the classic triangle

Laundry by Shelli Segal one-piece swimsuit, $138, Bikini Village.


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Best for the classic triangle

Mosaic one-piece, $322, Tory Burch.


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Best for the classic triangle

High neck surf top, $63, and surf bikini bottoms, $34, Victoria's Secret.


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"Wrenar" floral cut-out swimsuit, $195, Ted Baker.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for the classic triangle

Duskii "Zip Me Up" top, $168, bikini.com.


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Best for the classic triangle

Duskii "Zip Me Up" bottoms, $123, bikini.com.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for the classic triangle

Adrianne Ho x Simons "La Mer Noire" one-piece swimsuit, $50, Simons.


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Best for the classic triangle

Mara Hoffman cutout printed swimsuit, $281, net-a-porter.com.


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Best for the classic triangle

Bustier bikini top, $50, La Vie En Rose.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for the classic triangle

High waist bottoms, $35, La Vie En Rose.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a tummy

To downplay your mid-section, it’s best to consider something a little off kilter. Whether with stripes or florals, you’ll be amazed at how effortlessly an asymmetrical print can define a waistline. Prefer your suit in a solid hue? Np. Look for gathered fabric, or try anything that boasts an interesting high-cut neckline.



Ruched femme one-piece swimsuit, $148, J.Crew.


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Best for a tummy

Norma Kamali "Bishop" printed bandeau swimsuit, $258, net-a-porter.com.


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Best for a tummy

George women's one piece colour block swimsuit, $23, Walmart.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a tummy

"Camilaa" citrus bloom swimsuit, $195, Ted Baker.


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Best for a tummy

Multi-way bikini top, $33, La Vie En Rose.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a tummy

High-waist bottoms, $35, La Vie En Rose.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a tummy

Red Carter one-piece swimsuit, $194, Bikini Village.


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Best for a tummy

MICHAEL Michael Kors asymmetric swimsuit, $225, stylebop.com.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a tummy

Colour Block one-piece swimsuit, $34, Joe Fresh.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a tummy

"Marguerite" one-shoulder one-piece, $277, Tory Burch.


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Best for a tummy

Bandeau swimsuit, $23, Walmart.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a small bust

More is more when it comes to enhancing a small bust, so look for designs that are embelleshed up top. On the coquettish side, tops with ruffles, bows and ties at the chest are all foolproof options. For those in search of minimalist cool, stripes, straps, cutouts and colourblocking are equally flattering.



Swimsuit with a bow, $40, H&M.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a small bust

"Sapri" ruffle one-piece, $322, Tory Burch.


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Best for a small bust

Mesh inset one-piece swimsuit, $70, Express.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a small bust

Triangle bikini top, $20, H&M.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a small bust

Tanga bikini bottoms, $15, H&M.


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Best for a small bust

Topshop one-piece lace-up swimsuit, $58, The Bay.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a small bust

Rip Curl swimsuit, $84, Bikini Village.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a small bust

Bikini top, $35, COS.


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Best for a small bust

Bikini bottoms, $35, COS.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a small bust

"All I Want" swimsuit, $105, Huit.


Swimwear for your body type: The 50 best swimsuits

Best for a small bust

"My Bleu Bikini" one-piece swimsuit, $123, Bikini Village.


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