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The 14 Most Flattering Swimsuits for Your Body Type

14 Most Flattering Swimsuits for Your Body Type. Summer officially kicked off a few weeks ago which means bathing suit season. Once upon a time, I use to dread bathing suit shopping that’s until I figured out what works for my body type. When it comes to picking out a bathing suit, there is no such thing as one style fits all. It’s not always easy but with some research, I found the perfect bathing suit at an affordable price that fits all body types. Hope this list helps you in finding the perfect swimsuit for your body type.

The 14 Most Flattering Swimsuits for Your Body Type

14 Most Flattering Swimsuits for Your Body Type

Enhance Small Bust

Bathing Suit for Small BustA swimsuit with padding, fringe, ruching, flounce, horizontal strips, sweetheart neckline, halter top, polka dot, or one with embellishment on top will create the illusion of a perkier bust area. Recommendations – fringe bandeau top or embellished bandeau swimsuit

Minimize Big Bust
minimizing large bust

If you have a big bust and you’re looking for a suit to minimize it. Try a plain halter top with pattern bottom to draw attention away from the bust area. The halter helps to avoid wardrobe malfunction. You an also get an under-wire suit which will work great for support. I wear DDs so I understand the headache attached to finding a bathing suit that supports large boobs. Recommendations – Under-wire halter bikini top, underwire tankini

Plump up a Flat Booty
Plump up a flat booty
You can fake a big booty with frills, floral, ruffles or bold patterns. These pieces will draw attention to the desired body part, so to enhance your bottom consider going for patterns or a bottom with frills to give it a voluminous look. Recommendations – frill bottom, bold print one piece

Tone Down a Big Derriere
Tone down a big booty

To camouflage a big derriere try an high-waisted bikini with ruching,  flirty skirt or tie bikini. Having a patterned bikini top with a solid bottom draws attention to your face. Mixing prints on top with darker bottom will draw attention away from your bottom. Recommendations – High-wasited bikini or

Give Curves to Slim Hips
Give curve to boyish hips
To create the illusion of curves get a one piece with prints, or a one piece with sexy cut outs. Mono kini can also give the illusion of an hour glass shape especially one with a push-up bikini tops with a ruffles bottom or a belted one piece with vibrant colors. Recommendations – Geometric print monokini, Garland one-piece swimsuit 

Shrink Curvy Hips
Accenture a big bootyTo tone down curvy hips, pick a bandeau top with embellishment with a full coverage bottom in dark colors. The embellishment on the top will draws the eyes up. A tankini and monokini are also excellent choices, while a one piece with a deep v distracts the eyes from the bottom. Recommendations – Deep V-neck one piece swimsuit , embellishment bandeau top

Camouflage post Baby Pooch
camouflage belly bulge
To give the illusion of a slimmer mid-section opt for a one piece with ruching around the waist or high-waist bikini bottom. A tankini or a swimsuit with a fitted bust line and flowy midriff will also do the trick. Recommendations – Miracle Suit Bathing Suit, high waisted bikini bottom


There you have it 14 Most Flattering Swimsuits for Your Body Type. I hope this has been helpful in easing the stress associated with swimwear suit shopping.  No matter how frustrating it is to shop for a bathing suit at the end of the day, as long as you find a suit that makes you feel sexy, confident and happy that’s all that matters.

Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 

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