Every Body Is A Beach Body: Choosing The Right Swimwear For You

Curvy woman wearing swimsuit

The official start of summer is, oh wow, now. Stripping down can be intimidating, but bathing suit anxiety is so out of fashion. We want you to be relaxed in lycra, lady, so here are our takes on this season’s most flattering swimwear. Everybody has their summer suit psychology, but bathing suits are just math.

Sunglasses, sandals, and a summer hat laying on the beach

Here’s the formula: accentuate what you love, pick a color that makes you feel like a queen, strut. Find the cutest equation for your sexy shape and enjoy.


Girls with girls, we’ve got you covered. You deserve a good fit and support (in life and leisure wear). Full busts benefit from underwire structure and thicker straps always assist. Try a halter for a flattering natural lift. Specificity leads to bathing suit bliss.

Four examples of low cut swimsuitsTRY:
1. Forever 21 Underwire Bikini Top ($20)
2. Forever 21 High Waist Bikini Bottoms ($16)
3. Ashley Graham Leopard Swimsuit ($92)
4. Malia Mills Valencia Maillot A/B/C/D Cup ($395)


If your shape is straight up and down, and you have fewer curves, play them up with ruffles and embellishments. The smaller the suit, the more swerve in your seat, i.e. teeny weeny bikinis are your friend. Padding and bandeaus help too. Add side ties and florals and you’re the portrait of pretty.

Four examples of bikinis for athletic bodies

5. H&M Bandeau Bikini Top ($18)
6. H&M Tie Bikini Bottoms ($13)
7. Minkpink Floral Mesh Swimsuit ($92)
8. Express Off The Shoulder Swim Top ($35)
9. Express Low Rise Bikini Bottom ($21)


Dangerous curves ahead. That’s right babe, we’re talking about you. You’ve got ample assets, and we’ve got ample options. To play up your waist, go for a high-waisted vintage bottom. To draw attention to those hot hips, get skimpy. Fun fringe necklines bring the eye up. Of course, support and coverage are always beloved, but do what you like. You want keep thrills to a maximum this summer. Four examples of swimsuits for curvy figures

10. Forever 21 Plus Size One-Piece Swimsuit ($28)
11. Topshop Ruffle Gingham Bikini Top ($35)
12. Topshop Gingham Bikini Bottoms ($26)
13. Kate Spade Color Block Halter ($120)


There’s no shame in the tummy-concealing game. If you don’t feel like full exposure, bask in these bevy of choices. Go for shirring or a peplum. Loose like a tankini or high-waisted color-blocking, whatever makes you feel like getting outside. Because the fun in the sun, darling, starts with you.

7 Examples of swimsuits that cover hips

14. Old Navy Underwire Long- Line Balconette Bikini Top ($30)
15. Old Navy Side Tie Swim Skirt ($27)
16. Fuller Bust Triangle Bikini Top by Wolf & Whistle ($45)
17. High Waisted Bikini Bottoms by Wolf & Whistle ($30)
18. Flyaway Tankini Top by Gottex ($98)
19. Hipster Bikini Bottoms by Gottex ($48)
20. Profile by Gottex Origami Bandeau Swimsuit ($128)

-Written by Amy Turner