Editor’s Picks: The Best Swimsuits for Every Body Type

Put the winter coats away… it’s swimsuit season!  Love the warm weather, but struggle with finding the perfect swimsuit for you? We’re breaking down swimsuits by body type to help you find the best fit for your figure.  

Warning: Our love of the stylish one-piece is SO real!

Check out a few of our favorite swimsuits below, grab a fun poolside floatie, and get ready to sunbathe in style!

Straight Figure

Want to add a bit more curve? Opt for padding and cup separation to create fullness. Also, deep necklines and fun cut-outs can be super chic and add a bit of oomph to your poolside look.

Tummy Control

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Nobody wants to feel like they’re sucking in when wearing a swimsuit. Need to conceal a bit of a tummy? High-waist bottoms and one-pieces with shape-flattering fabrics look great on a variety of figures.

Small Bust

The great thing about a small bust with swimwear is that you can seriously wear just about anything. The key here is to enhance (if you want) with embellishments, padding, or other fun details like ruffles and frills to create the illusion of fullness.

Large Bust

Need to get the “girls” in check? Think the same type of control you would with your regular bra. Thick (but still chic!) adjustable straps and underwire boning will ensure everything stays where it should. Even better? Several incredible brands are getting smart about creating bra-specific sizing for fuller cups.

Full Hips and Thighs

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Carry most of your weight in your legs? Stay away from boycut or hipster styles and instead, opt for a higher cut on the leg to showcase your bottom half. Create length and height by drawing the eye upward with interesting cuts and designs on top as well.  

Which swimsuit style do you love the most? Tell us in the comments! 

  • Mullica

    I bought all my suits from Aerie. I love them. I still really want the

  • This is so useful thank you! I don’t shop for swim wear enough to know where to start but this has inspired me and also made me want a new swimsuit so bad even though I don’t have a holiday planned – there are so many lovely ones here

    – Natalie

  • Ooh this is superb! Thank you for putting this awesome recommendation!

  • Nikki Laraja

    That Ava one piece is everything!


  • ModCloth also has some great bathing suits for fuller figures! I got a few of my favorites from there.

  • I sooo want to get my hands on a high waisted bikini!


    Ellie x

  • Lindsay

    I love the white top red bottom for the plus size suits! Where can I find that one?