How to Pick Out the Best Swimsuit Based on Your Body Type

by Rayanne M. Writer

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Swimsuit season will be here before you know it. Do not be caught off guard this summer without the right suit for your figure. By doing your research now about all of your swimsuit options, you will feel more confident as you step out at the pool or at the beach in the coming months. Here are a few tips when trying to select the best swimsuit for your specific body type.

Plus Size Bodies

In order to find a swimsuit that flatters full figures, you are going to want to avoid solid-colored suits or bikinis. It is also a good idea to put bright colors on the parts of the body that you want to emphasize while choosing darker colors for those problem areas that you want to minimize. There are also a number of tummy trimming features that will make your midsection appear smaller. Ruching will minimize this part of your body while paneling will make the surface appear smoother. Choosing a print that stretches from the bust across the body will create the appearance of a leaner torso. Shopping for excellent styles such as Maxine of Hollywood swimsuits will ensure that you enjoy a large selection of suits that flatter every body type, regardless of size and shape.


A pear-shaped body type is distinguished by its large hips that extend wider than the bust and shoulders. This type of body also generally has a defined waist and slimmer arms. In order to accentuate a pear-shaped body, you should look for suits that draw attention to the bust area while drawing eyes away from the legs. Good choices include one-piece suits, skirtinis, and tankinis. Going with a brightly colored top will also attract eyes to the bust rather than the bottom half of your body. Be sure to avoid sarongs or bold bikini bottoms that draw the eyes downward.

Full Bust

If you've got it, flaunt it. If you have a full bust, you should look for swimwear that will accentuate this body feature while also providing the right amount of support. The best swimsuit tops to meet this objective are those with underwire or thick straps. A halter or underwire top with sturdy and thick straps will also provide support and comfort. You should stay away from skinny straps or tops that have built-in padding. A V-shaped neckline will flatter your bust.

No Curves

If you were not blessed with curves, you should shop for suits that enhance both the top and bottom of the body. For example, swimsuit tops with ruffles and designs will create the appearance of a fuller bust. Or try padded tops to enhance your chest. For the bottoms, pieces with features such as ruffles, belts, and skirts will make your bottom look fuller, drawing away from the lack of curves. You want to avoid plain suits that will make your body get lost. Instead, find features that will make your figure look fuller.

Long or Short Torso

Those with a short torso will want to find a swimsuit that elongates the body to make the torso look longer. A one-piece suit will add height to a short torso. Other good features include a high neck or an asymmetrical design. Or choose a vertical design that will lengthen the body. Bikinis are not the most flattering suit style for those with short torsos. Conversely, those with a long torso will want a swimsuit that has features to break up the body so that the torso looks shorter. Good choices to achieve this effect include two-piece suits, v-shaped necklines, and high-cut legs. This includes bikinis and tankini styles. You do not want to wear bikini bottoms that ride straight across the hips. One-piece suits are also generally poor choices for those with a long torso. Bright colors and horizontal prints will also create the illusion of a shorter torso.


By choosing the best suit for your particular body type, you will be able to minimize your areas of concern while flattering your best features. Instead of trying to fight Mother Nature, choose to embrace your body type and find the suit that flatters it the most this summer.

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