It’s time for that dreaded annual ritual: finding a swimsuit that flatters your shape.
We’re all self-conscious about certain parts of our body, so with that in mind, we picked nine suits that will camouflage those areas you’d rather not show.
Whether you’re buff enough to pull off a bikini or you’re more comfortable in a one-piece, these swimwear suggestions will get you one step closer to a day in the sun.
It’s all about support for busty ladies—and that doesn’t mean that sexiness should be sacrificed. The Victoria Secret bikini top comes in cup sizes as big as DD and is constructed with a stabilizing underwire and halter neck. Magicsuit’s tankini flatters the cleavage with a criss-cross top and playful print. We love Rachel Comey’s the most, with its feminine cut-out in front and supporting drawstring in the back. It defines your waist, makes sure the “girls” stay in place and allows you to wear a backless suit without worry.
|Unforgettable bikini, $57 (top) and $31 (fold-over bottom), Victoria Secret||Magicsuit “Karma Edie” tankini, $102 (top) and $62 (bottom), Bloomingdale’s||Rachel Comey “Ethel” one-piece, $276, Madewell|
Full Hips and Thighs
When some think of skirted bathing suits, they think of what their grandmother might don to the beach. We think these suits have pinpointed the place between too safe and too high-cut. With girly ruffles and cute patterns, the bikini and one-piece nicely cover the upper thigh region, while looking modern and stylish. We also like that the skirt length on the Merona tankini bottom is adjustable, so you can show as much leg as you’d like.
|Montecito ruffle bikini, $150 (top) and $135 (bottom), Tory Burch||Merona tankini, $25 (top) and $20 (bottom), Target||Gottex “Tutti Frutti” skirted one-piece, $128, Nordstrom|
Haven’t had a chance to tighten up your abs for beach season? These suits will forgive you. Topshop’s neon bikini is a fun retro style that covers up your midsection. The ruching on the emerald La Blanca tankini top will hide any bulges you’re not happy about. And the belt on J.Crew’s tank will divert the eye upward and accent your waist.
|Hot pink longline bikini, $50, Topshop||La Blanca “Glamour” tankini, $93 (top) and $55 (bottom), Nordstrom||Gold-trim tank, $98, J.Crew|