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The Best Swimsuits for Your Body Type

Swim Suits For Your Body Type

There are two words that strike fear into the hearts of women everywhere: swimsuit season. Sure we know that perfect bodies don't exist and we even managed to lose a few pounds, but there’s something about wearing the first suit of the season that makes us feel queasy.

We hear your pain and created a list of swimwear for every shape and size. So whether you want to minimize your hips, support your chest, hide your belly, or fake a curve, we've got tips for flattering your body type so you can strut with confidence the entire summer.

Small on Top
Wear tops with eye-catching details to give the illusion of a fuller chest. Look for tops with a touch of padding or an under wire. Opt for tops with adjustable straps at the shoulders and around back so that you can tighten and adjust things. You also may want to try swimsuits from Brazil. Brazilian women are generally smaller on top than the American girl, and their swimsuits are cut accordingly.

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The Bikini Lab Sorry for Party Blocking bikini top and bottom, $40 each
h&m swimwearH&M bikini top and bottom, $13 each

Big on Top
If you need extra support, try purchasing swimwear with underwire tops. Halter-top bikinis can be a good choice because they offering support, while providing sexy cleavage.

You’ll also look great in styles that are banded around the midriff and can be tied in the back or neck area. This style allows for adjustments. Avoid strapless bandeau tops and those tiny, tri-tops that offer minimal coverage.

Fantasie swimwearFantasie Key West bikini top and bottom, $52-$59 each

Freya swimwearFreya Sunset Boulevard bikini top and bottom, $38-$68 each

Plus Size Figures
If you’re a larger girl, look for one-piece swimsuits with lace or mesh inserts. Try a swimsuit with dark, solid panels down each side of the torso and a floral printed middle. And of course, avoid too much fabric and stay away from white. Remember: show skin in the right places and you will look seductively slender.

Adidas by Stella McCartney swimsuitAdidas by Stella McCartney swimsuit, $120
Too Much Tummy
If you’re self conscious about your tummy go for two-piece swimsuits—especially tankinis because they cover just enough, but you still have the freedom and hip factor of a bikini. Suits with draping around the waist or hips can also help to conceal extra skin.

Tigerlily swimwearTigerlily Brigitte one-piece, $150

Badgley Mischka swimwearBadgley Mischka Twist and Shout two-piece, $179
Pear Shape
If you’re shaped like a pear, don't go for a super frilly suits. Instead, pick a skimming skirt that is short and sweet, but covers exactly what it should. Steer clear of boy shorts; they cut you off at the widest part of your body.

It Figures swimwearI.F. by It Figures! He Loves Me! bikini, $100

KushcushKushcush Carolina bikini, $176

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