Skip Nav

Best Swimsuits by Body Type

The Most Flattering Swimsuits For Every Body Type

The pear shape: You're curvy at the hips and thighs and smaller on top, like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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:

  • For a traditional fix, look for a clean-skirted bottom that falls just below the largest part of the upper leg.
  • Avoid reaching for a boy short or thick-banded bottom. The extra fabric will only call attention to the area you're trying to mask.
  • A plunging neckline or eye-catching top draws the eye upward, minimizing the bottom.
Image Source: ShopStyle Photography
Product Credit: Victoria's Secret bathing suit
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds