These 6 Swimsuits Look Good on Every Shape and Size
Oh, do we know it's an issue: finding a swimsuit you're madly in love with that actually works to flatter your body. But what if we told you we found six possible styles that we swear will look good? You're bound to take a liking to one of them. And there's better news: the handful of silhouettes here don't only have to come in a slimming shade like black to look good. In fact, we found a pattern that makes everyone's frame look long and lean and a cutout design that'll complement your curves. Scroll for a rundown of the six suits worth shopping and all the proof you need that you'll have #noregrets.
A Modest Bikini That Matches Your Skin Tone
Call it the "naked suit" if you will, but there's nothing overtly sexy about a design that complements your glowing tan. Choose your favorite type of separates that you feel most comfortable in — whether that's a halter-style top or a bandeau, a cheeky bottom or a retro, high-waisted cut — and match to your skin tone. It'll be your one #noregrets bikini that stays in style (and in rotation!) year after year.
A One-Piece With Cutouts at the Sides
Whether your one-piece has lace panels, a striking pattern, or texture, triangle cutouts under your bust break up the suit, drawing attention to your waist and giving you that hourglass shape. You can even try this look with a slash on just one side — it'll still do the trick.
A Monochrome High-Leg Bikini
You already know black is a slimming color, but once you find the right swimsuit top based on your bust size, it's time to focus on the bottom. When in doubt, choose a high-leg cut that travels to the very top of your hip. It will flatter the shape of your thigh, while also lending your leg a few extra inches.
A Graphic One-Piece With Strategically Placed Lines
Don't refrain from the colorblock look. In fact, it can be seriously flattering, as long as the varying shades don't come across as too busy. Crisscross diagonal lines like the ones on Natalie Suarez's suit draw attention to her plunging neckline and the top half of her body — but they also point right to the highest point of her leg, as if they're an extension of it. Neutral earth tones will also complement your skin and blend in with the background if you're taking pictures.
A Scoop-Back Maillot
A simple one-piece in your power color is a must have for your swim drawer. But a scooped back works to highlight your shoulders and your back, staying tight to your frame. Bonus: if you find a design with a high cut at the hips, your legs will look miles long.
Whether they're covering a bikini or a one-piece, stripes that travel vertically give off the illusion of a long-line shape. Look for skinnier stripes, which will work to flatter even more so than wider ones.