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Find the Perfect Swimsuit For YOUR Body

Jul 1 2015 - 4:00am

We've resolved to put an end to the fear and frustration that comes with swimsuit shopping. With the help of the swimwear fit and style experts over at Everything but Water [1], we're breaking down the best fit tips for every body type. From curvier frames to athletic body types, we're helping to make sense of the endless swimwear options and narrowing them down to the picks that were made to fit and flatter your frame. Want to know what you should be looking for? Click on to get the experts' dos and don'ts, find your perfect suit, and never hate swimsuit shopping again!

Be sure to check out our bikini body workout plan, too [2]!

For even easier shopping, click your body type:

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The Pear Shape: You're curvy at the hips and thighs and smaller on top, like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez [9], and Jennifer Love Hewitt [10].

What to look for: The key to the perfect swimsuit is balancing your proportions and getting the coverage you need for your bottom half.

Tips and tricks from Sabra Krock and Leslie Koren, fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Pear

Mara Hoffman Rainbow Bird Black Racerback Bikini Top [11] ($128) and Bottom [12] ($112)

Pear

Victoria's Secret Closeup Halter [13] ($36-41) and Forever Sexy Skirted Bottom [14] ($37)

Pear

L*Space Fringe Halter Top [15] ($73) and Monique Bottom [16] ($68)

Pear

Bronx Acacia One Piece [17] ($212)

Pear

Stella McCartney Cutout Bikini [18] ($300)

Pear

Loft Beach Keyhole Halter One Piece Swimsuit [19] ($80)

Pear

Zimmermann Confetti Strapless Bikini [20] ($260)

Large Bust: Ample cleavage; you're chesty and require more support up top like Brooklyn Decker, Katy Perry [21], and Sofia Vergara.

What to look for: If you're more well-endowed on top, then support is key. Opt for suits with underwire or molded cups to give the girls the support they need. Avoid ruffles or embellishments up top if you're hoping to minimize the focus on your chest.

Tips and tricks from Sabra Krock and Leslie Koren, fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Large Bust

J.Crew DD-cup Demi-Underwire Halter One-Piece Swimsuit in Liberty Santa Maria Floral [22] ($139)

Large Bust

Jets by Jessika Allen Cross-Front Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit [23] ($199)

Large Bust

Kate Spade "Georgica" Bralette Bikini Top [24] ($116) and Bottom [25] ($67)

Large Bust

Seafolly Romeo Halter Top Black 6 Swimwear [26] ($102) and Bottom [27] ($67)

Large Bust

Asos Fuller Bust Watercolour Contrast Longline Bikini Top DD-G [28] ($34) and Asos Watercolour Contrast High Waist Bikini Bottom [29] ($34)

Large Bust

Zimmermann One-Piece Floating Halter Swimsuit [30] ($330)

Large Bust

Tory Burch Issy Printed Underwired Bikini [31] ($285)

Small bust: Proportionally, you're smaller on top with an A or B cup, like Kate Hudson [32].

What to look for: A smaller chest requires less support [33], so you can look for styles with more minimal coverage or embellished detailing, bows, and patterns to create the illusion of a larger chest.

Tips and tricks from Sabra Krock and Leslie Koren, fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Small Bust

Topshop Textured Stripe Print Triangle Bikini [34] ($60)

Small Bust

Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy Textured High-Waisted Bikini [35] ($395)

Small Bust

Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini [36] ($260)

Small Bust

Victoria's Secret Beach Cutout One-Piece [37] ($53)

Small Bust

Solid & Striped The Poppy Bandeau [38] ($198)

Small Bust

Forever 21 Push-Up Corset Bikini Top [39] ($17) and Lace-Up Bikini Bottom [40] ($13)

Small Bust

Nasty Gal Vitamin A Neutra Bikini Top [41] ($88) and Bottom [42] ($78)

Small Bust

Zimmermann Trinity Tri Bikini [43] ($220)

Small Bust

Asos Plait Back Plunge Swimsuit [44] ($37)

Athletic: You're more straight up-and-down and have fewer curves, like Cameron Diaz [45], Jessica Biel [46], and Jennifer Aniston [47].

What to look for: The name of the game is playing up your curves with styles that flaunt your frame. Suits with less coverage help to create the illusion of a shapelier figure.

Tips and tricks from Sabra Krock and Leslie Koren, fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Athletic

Amuse Society Stella Colorblock Triangle Bikini Top [48] ($45) and Bottom [49] ($44)

Athletic

Acacia Florence Tied Sides One Piece [50] ($198)

Athletic

Nasty Gal Void Swimsuit [51] ($78)

Athletic

Kiini Tuesday Crochet-Trim Bikini [52] ($327)

Athletic

Michael Kors Ruffled Floral-Print Bandeau Bikini [53] ($315)

Athletic

Tori Praver Swimwear Cabazon Bikini Top [54] ($106) and Bottom [55] ($101)

Athletic

Victoria's Secret Forever Sexy Ring Halter [56] ($45-$49) and Victoria's Secret Forever Sexy Ring High-Waist Bottom [57] ($47-$51)

Tummy Concealing: You're built a little more like an apple shape and carry your weight mostly in your middle.

What to look for: Whether you prefer to be covered up, or you're out to slim your middle, there are a number of one-piece and two-piece suits, like high-waisted or tankini styles, that help to smooth out your middle.

Tips and tricks from Sabra Krock and Leslie Koren, fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Tummy Concealing

Topshop Tonal Poppy and Check Contrast Print Bikini Set [58] ($65)

Tummy Concealing

Jessica Simpson Ship Shape Tankini [59] ($70) and Bottom [60] ($58)

Tummy Concealing

Lisa Marie Fernandez Dree Louise Two-Tone Wrap Swimsuit [61] ($550)

Tummy Concealing

J.Crew Jersey Lomellina Blouson One-Piece Swimsuit [62] ($125)

Tummy Concealing

Anthropologie Mix-and-Match Peplum Tankini [63] ($78)

Tummy Concealing

Victoria's Secret Secret by Swim Ruched One-Piece [64] ($138-$142)

Tummy Concealing

Michael Kors One-Piece One-Shoulder Swimsuit [65] ($283)

Tummy Concealing

Roxy Wetsuit One-Piece Swimsuit [66] ($96)

Curvy: You're curvy throughout with a full bust, hips, thighs, and butt like Christina Hendricks, Scarlett Johansson [67], and Kim Kardashian [68].

What to look for: For curvy frames, the key is to highlight your curves while providing enough support and coverage. If you're not keen on exaggerating your curves, then steer clear of monokinis or string bikinis with thicker ties, which can accentuate your widest areas.

Tips and tricks from Sabra Krock and Leslie Koren, fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Curvy

Giejo Crossbody Suit Floral [69] ($185)

Curvy

Xhilaration Peplum Bandeau Tankini Top [70] ($25) and Bottom [71] ($15)

Curvy

Forever 21 Forever 21+ Bandeau Halter Bikini Top [72] ($13) and High-Waisted Bikini Bottom [73] ($12)

Curvy

Mara Hoffman Cami Printed Underwire Bikini [74] ($240)

Curvy

Free People Colorblock High Waist Bikini Bottom [75] ($88)

Curvy

Marc by Marc Jacobs Mini Blurred Gingham Lucy Underwire Bikini Top [76] ($128) and Bottom [77] ($88)

Curvy

Modbe High Tide Style One Piece [78] ($60)

Curvy

Asos Cupped Mesh Insert Bandeau Swimsuit [79] ($52)


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