After this wild, epic winter our thoughts turn to more peaceful, relaxing days ahead: lazing on sandy beaches, lounging by crystal pools, taking refreshing dips in cool lakes, oh, and competing in those triathalons…(why not? Swimwear for women has come a long way, baby!)
Well, let’s help make those fantasies a reality, and let’s find you the perfect swimsuit to make those experiences joyful, and not fraught with self-shaming or frustration. Here are our suggestions for the perfect suit for your body shape and for your specific purposes.
Why We Love It: Side panels and shirring create terrific support and make you look slimmer. The bright front zipper detail draws attention to your curves and there’s great full bottom coverage.
Why We Love It: The notched sweetheart neckline is an attention getter for your great bust and the ruching around it is echoed in the torso adding an alluring element.
Why We Love It: The ribbed textile and horizontal stripes add texture and visual bulk in this bright and cheerful leotard-like suit. Adjustable straps insure a perfect fit for the bust.
Why We Love It: Tri-color blocking including a banded waist create some optical curves in this halter top suit. The deep v-neckline and back are added sexy elements.
Why We Love It: Cut outs and a cute bow tie bring attention to your bust line and waist, adding style and sex appeal to this joyful marigold knit textile. The straps are adjustable and the band hooks in the back.
Why We Love It: The wide straps, underwire cups plus a criss-cross bodice all offer great support. A higher back assists in supporting the construction details in the front.
Why We Love It: They call this one a “monokini” because of the deep slit/separation between the breasts in the halter top. It has removable pads, but customer reviews from women who wear up to a triple D say it works, and many mention how cringe-worthy it felt to find such a budget-friendly piece on Amazon. Looks like this is a true fashion find!
Why We Love It: Double set of criss-cross panels over the bust and belly look more like a styling effect than a serious tummy holder. Navy is a beautiful color that harkens to nautical themes, and suits most skintones.
Why We Love It: The Inset pattern combined with slimming sides and a ruched front panel all add great elements to create a lean look.
Why We Love It: The floral trend this year has finally made its way into swimwear. What’s not to love? Convertible cap sleeves, (for a more classic look) removable soft cups, and a sweetheart neckline make it a feminine, flirty option for many body shapes.
Why We Love It: The one-shoulder look is big this year and the romantic draping and ruching are both slimming and add some sense of more curves.
Why We Love It: You just can’t beat Speedo for athletic swimwear that will help you go the distance. But this year they’ve added an attractive racerback that gives added support and more style.
Why We Love It: The high neck and adjustable straps (that tie in the back) offer great coverage and minimal ‘drag’ in this hip take on color blocking.
Suggested bottom: 24Th & Ocean, Solid High-Waist Shaping Bikini Bottom, $40
Why We Love It: This one is a two-fer: A trendy tie-dye stripe reversing to a trendy polka dot print. The halter top is flattering for many body shapes and both elongates the torso and emphasizes the bust.
Why We Love It: The diagonal pattern is both slimming and the scallops at the hem add a nice touch, taking it from utilitarian to feminine.
Why We Love It: Wetsuit-inspired, this chic back zip one-piece offers coverage to shoulders, upper arms and back with a lot of style.
Why We Love It: Leopard is showing no signs of slowing, so take advantage of the cut of this two-piece set and strut your stuff. Pair with black accessories or black separates to tone down the print.
Why We Love It: Architectural construction playsbeautifully off the softness and delicate color of this chic combo. Plus, it is available in many color combos so you can find your personal fave.
Why We Love It: Bright and bold, the diagonal piecing construction and off-shoulder look adds an extremely flattering bit of curve to your body.
Why We Love It: Jaunty stripes and peek-a-boo openings in a super wide bra band and multiple back ties ensure great style, coverage and no unwanted slip ups.
Why We Love It: Double tying back straps and molded cups (up to a size F) plus cut-outs and bust criss-cross strips will support and minimize an ample bust, making this a sleek and chic option.
Why We Love It: The double fold-over waist band adds extra control and the high leg opening gives the look of legs forever; a sweet ruffled top draws attention to the bust line. https://www.summersalt.com/products/high-leg-high-rise
Why We Love It: The vintage styling alone brings a lot of charm, and at a price that warrants even a single wear-but it also features a very supportive halter bra top plus two back straps. The high-waist bottoms rein in a more ample tummy.
Why We Love It: One-shoulder styling and color block are both trending big right now. And this one is deceptively supportive as the shoulder strap connects to the opposite side in back for a very sleek and chic line.
Why We Love It: Simplicity of style equals maximum function for sporty swimmers. The adjustable strap bra-like top has a very supportive under band.
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