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Find the Perfect Swimsuit For Your Body

Jul 8 2016 - 11:00am

We've resolved to put an end to the fear and frustration that come 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? Scroll 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 below for your needs:

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 fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Pear

Nasty Gal Side Stroke Mix & Match Bikini Top [11] ($55) and Bottom [12] ($50)

Pear

Magicsuit Ruched One-Piece Halter Swimdress [13] ($172)

Pear

Mara Hoffman Diamond Twist One-Piece [14] ($238)

Pear

Kate Spade New York Balboa Island Kite-Front One-Piece Swimsuit [15] ($160)

Pear

Chromat Yoko Halter Bikini Top [16] ($133)

Pear

Giejo String Tie Bikini Top [17] ($118) and High Waist Bikini Bottoms [18] ($99)

Pear

Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Swimsuit [19] ($334)

Large bust: Ample cleavage; you're chesty and require more support up top like Brooklyn Decker, Katy Perry [20], 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 fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Large Bust

Lepel Helena Bandeau Swimsuit [21] ($68)

Large Bust

Wolf & Whistle Longline Mesh Insert Bikini Top B-G Cup [22] ($34)

Large Bust

Ted Baker London Scube One-Piece Swimsuit [23] ($149)

Large Bust

ASOS Fuller Bust Exclusive Magical Floral Print 50s Longline Bikini Top DD-G [24] ($34)

Large Bust

Shoshanna Toucan Long-Line Halter Top [25] ($132)

Large Bust

J.Crew DD Cup Underwire Swimsuit [26] ($110)

Large Bust

Tommy Bahama Stripes Bandeau Underwire Bra Cup Sized Bikini Swim Top [27] ($98)

Small bust: Proportionally, you're smaller on top with an A or B cup, like Kate Hudson [28].

What to look for: A smaller chest requires less support [29], 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 fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Small Bust

Tori Praver Ruffle Bandeau Bikini Top [30] ($35)

Small Bust

Solid & Striped The Morgan Bikini Top [31] ($88)

Small Bust

Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy Stripe Bandeau Bikini [32] ($385)

Small Bust

Out From Under Plunging V Printed One-Piece Swimsuit [33] ($72)

Small Bust

Beach Riot Deep V Plunge Swimsuit [34] ($205)

Small Bust

Zimmermann Henna Crochet and Printed Bikini [35] ($195)

Small Bust

Mara Hoffman V Wire Bikini Top [36] ($126)

Small Bust

Daisy Crop Bikini Top [37] ($103)

Small Bust

For Love & Lemons Cannes Underwire Bikini Top [38] ($101)

Athletic: You're more straight up-and-down and have fewer curves, like Cameron Diaz [39], Jessica Biel [40], and Jennifer Aniston [41].

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 fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Athletic

Cynthia Rowley Colorblock Top [42] (105) and High-Waisted Bottom [43] ($105)

Athletic

Calvin Klein Triangle Bikini Top [44] ($78) and Bottom [45] ($65)

Athletic

Milly Solid Swim Amalfi Colorblock Bikini Top [46] ($100) and Bottom [47] ($95)

Athletic

Marysia Cutout Swimsuit [48] ($323)

Athletic

Boohoo Lille Polka Dot Bandeau Bikini [49] ($26)

Athletic

Rob & Lulu Digital Zig Zag Jungle Jane One Piece [50] ($139)

Athletic

Kiini Blue Crochet Tuesday Bikini [51] ($300)

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 fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Tummy Concealing

Magicsuit Harper Wrap Effect One-Piece Swimsuit [52] ($160)

Tummy Concealing

Magicsuit Fringed One-Piece [53] ($152)

Tummy Concealing

Peplum Halter Tankini [54] ($78)

Tummy Concealing

Somedays Lovin Moody Moody High-Waisted Bikini Bottom [55] ($59)

Tummy Concealing

J.Crew Blouson One-Piece [56] ($125)

Tummy Concealing

La Blanca Mio Plunge-Neck Halter One-Piece Swimsuit [57] ($115)

Tummy Concealing

Splendid Hamptons Tankini Top [58] ($84) and Bottom [59] ($48)

Tummy Concealing

Victoria's Secret Halter Shaping One-Piece [60] ($100-$104)

Curvy: You're curvy throughout with a full bust, hips, thighs, and butt like Christina Hendricks, Scarlett Johansson [61], and Kim Kardashian [62].

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 fit and style experts for Everything but Water:

Curvy

Marysia Venice One-Shoulder Swimsuit [63] ($343)

Curvy

Unique Vintage Mrs. Davis Ruffle Halter Top [64] ($40) and High-Waist Bottoms [65] ($40)

Curvy

ASOS Mesh Panel Cupped Swimsuit [66] ($48)

Curvy

Loft Colorblock One-Piece [67] ($90)

Curvy

Victoria's Secret The Stitched Flirt Bandeau [68] ($49) and Classic Hipster ($32)

Curvy

La Blanca Printed Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit [69] ($123)

Curvy

J.Crew Seersucker Demi-Underwire Top [70] ($58) and Bottom [71] ($54)

Curvy

Roxy Pop Surf Polynesia Zip Bikini Top [72] ($42) and Bikini Bottom [73] ($52)


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