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The Most Flattering Swimsuits for Every Body Type

The Most Flattering Swimsuits for Every Body Type
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Finding a swimsuit that suits you is no problem in 2019. It’s a watershed moment for figure-flattering features, such as high waists, ruffled tops and underwire bras. Of course, there are sporty suits, too, for those who like to stay low-key while hitting the waves. Whether you’re petite or plus size, prefer a one-piece or a bikini, we found a swimsuit for every bride’s body type. You’ll certainly shine bright, no matter where you find yourself under the sun..

1 of 15 Image Credits: Boden

Best Swimsuit for Broad Shoulders: Boden Sardinia Swimsuit


This Boden swimsuit revives the look of a ’50s film star. It features slimming ruching at the waist and a halter neck that will flatter women with wider shoulders.

2 of 15 Image Credits: J. Crew

Best Swimsuit for Curvy Girls: J. Crew Underwire Bikini in Classic Stripe


The retro vibe is strong in this classic red-and-white striped bikini from J.Crew. The sculpted top will give you a boost and the high-waist bottom will give you extra tummy coverage. It’s perfect for those with hourglass figures.

3 of 15 Image Credits: J. Crew

Best Swimsuit for Extra Lift: J. Crew Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit in Leopard


This leopard-print swimsuit from J.Crew fits hand in hand with the retro swimsuit styles that are trending. With seamed underwire cups, this best-selling one-piece is lightly padded for that extra boost some slimmer ladies might want.

4 of 15 Image Credits: Boden

Best Swimsuit for a Curvier Look: Boden Formentera Swimsuit


If you want the look of extra curves, this Boden swimsuit delivers, with built-in cups, a body-contouring lining and a plunging V-neck. The fixed band under the bust accentuates the thinnest part of the waist to create an hourglass illusion.

5 of 15 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Swimsuit for Sporty Women: Nike Line Up Printed Cross-Back Bikini


To hit the beach hard, try this Nike bikini with a long-line bodice that features a cross back for additional mobility. The hipster bottoms feature hip-slimming mesh at the sides and moderate coverage.

6 of 15 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Swimsuit for Glamour Girls: La Blanca Go Bold Or Go Home One-Piece Swimsuit


We love this elegant kimono-inspired silhouette for women with narrow shoulders, as the wider straps of this La Blance one-piece balance out the bottom.

7 of 15 Image Credits: L.L. Bean

Best Slimming Swimsuit: LL BEAN Clasp Halter Dress


This flattering L.L.Bean suit is a master of disguise crafted from innovative fabrics for shaping, control and coverage. The subtle shirring minimizes hips and waist and the draping camouflages figure flaws.

8 of 15 Image Credits: Dillards

Best Swimsuit with Tummy Control: Miraclesuit Must-Have Oceanus Tummy Control One Piece Swimsuit


The exclusive Miratex® fabric in this Miraclesuit one piece provides total control to shape and firm, all in a flattering wrap style.

9 of 15 Image Credits: Bloomingdales

Best Swimsuit for Making a Statement: Tory Burch Lipsi One-Piece Swimsuit


The color blocking on this Tory Burch one piece takes illusion to the next level, trimming down one’s sides with blocks of white fabric while focusing on the center’s dark silhouette that visually shaves off pounds.

10 of 15 Image Credits: Lands End

Best Swimsuit for Minimizing Hips: Land’s End Women’s Slender Tunic One Piece Swimsuit with Tummy Control


This Land’s End swimsuit is from the company’s SlenderSuits® line, which means it includes a Slendertex® fabric that seriously smooths and shapes. Bonus: The draped overlay provides coverage and minimizes hips without a full skirt.

11 of 15 Image Credits: Macy's

Best High-Waist Swimsuit: Anne Cole Bra-Sized Bikini Top & High-Waist Bottoms


The bikini from Anne Cole features a chic twist to update the sweetheart neckline, as well as underwire support and bra sizing to improve the fit. A high-waist silhouette flatters the tummy on women who are slender, but have that one problem area.

12 of 15 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Swimsuit to Make Legs Look Longer: Becca Delilah One-Piece Swimsuit


The high-cut legs on this crochet-ruffled suit from Becca will make short legs look longer, while the soft bra cups with removable padding will amp up the bust.

13 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Swimsuit for Tall Women: JomeDesign Womens Two-Piece Tankini


This two-piece tankini from JomeDesign comes in sizes small to XXXL and features tummy control in the skirted bottom, plus a top with an underwire bra. It’s perfect for tall and curvy ladies.

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Best Swimsuit for Slender Women: Seraca Women’s Strap Side Bottom Halter Racerback Bikini Bathing Suits


This best-selling bikini by Seraca celebrates sportiness with a racer-back top and low-rise bottoms, which is perfect for slender ladies who will also appreciate the top’s push-up enhancement padding.

15 of 15 Image Credits: Dillards

Best Swimsuit with More Coverage: Beach House Set Sail Tankini Swimsuit


From Beach House, this tankini is perfect for covering up a tummy with the asymmetrical draping on the bodice, plus it boosts the bustline with an underwire bra.