For a pear-shaped body
: Work a suit with a retro twist that gives you coverage.
Red Carter Admirals Club One Piece, $165
The flirty detailing and cut-out on the hips is perfect for an athletic figure.
Barbados Floral Bandeau, $99.99
Barbados Floral Bottom, $54.99
Hit the sand in style and feel cool and confident in the best silhouette for your body type — read on for tips on how to flatter your figure and SHOP if you’re still searching for the perfect swimsuit.
Aside from Kate Upton, it’s hard to find a girl who feels totally, 100% comfortable frolicking around in a bathing suit — but don’t fret! Everyone has a specific part of their body that they wish they could tweak, but luckily with the slew of swimsuit styles we’re seeing this season you can strategically mask your insecurities while also looking so stylish when you hit the sand, rocking one of these trendy new looks! Whether you want to cover up certain areas or wish you had more to work with, read on to see what bathing suit is best for your body type and SHOP if you want to scoop up the perfect swimsuit.
For a boyish body:
“The side ruched silhouette is flattering on every body type and molds to the shape/curve of your hip, while the graphic pattern on both the top and sides of the bottoms creates contrasting lines that help accentuate your curves,” Giejo designer Gabby Sabharwal says.
Giejo Triangle Tie Top, $115
Giejo Mixed Side Ruche Bottoms, $95
A top with under-wire will provide extra coverage if you want to support your assets.
Juicy Couture Diamond Stripe Ring Underwire Top, $49.00 Diamond Stripe Ring Classic Bottom, $49.00
Hide your stomach
: The retro swimsuit trend is back in a big way — and it’s great if you want a little more coverage in the stomach.
Guess After Party Triangle Bra Bikini Top, $27 After Party High-Waist Bikini Brief Bottom
: Opt for patterns or even ruffles — and I recommend a bandeau top over a triangle top if you want to give the illusion that your chest is bigger than it actually is.
Victoria’s Secret Push-up Bandeau Forever Sexy Top, $28.99 Bottom $21.99
: An adjustable bottom makes the hips appear smaller while also flattering the waist. This suit is popular with the celeb set and is a very forgiving bikini!
ViX BIA LOGO TURQUOISE TOP & BOTTOM, $88 & $88
For all-over slimming
: This one-shoulder suit will hold in all the areas you want to hide and firm you up — now you can secretly enjoy the same benefits that your shapewear provides without having to bring them to the beach!
Miraclesuit Asymmetrical One Piece, $150
Hips and thighs
: You want to draw the eye upward. The plunging halter neckline will draw attention to your top, taking away from your hips and thighs
Everything But Water Trina Turk One Piece Halter, $134