Flattering Swimsuits for Every Body Type

Everyone has insecurities about their body, especially around swimsuit season (and yes, myself included). Going to the beach or the pool wearing next-to-nothing doesn’t really help with those insecurities! Sadly, embracing your body and loving it from head to toe isn’t something that can happen overnight but we all know that when you look good, you feel good. Am I right?

I put back on my stylist hat (did you guys know my past life was as a full-on stylist? I absolutely loved it!) and pulled some of my favorite swimsuits to flatter every body type. I hope you guys enjoy this because I put in WORK looking for awesome swimsuits for you guys!


If… You’re Straight Up & Down

No curves? No problem. If you have more of a boyish figure, try wearing suits that have chic cutouts and patterns that help give the illusion of an hourglass silhouette.

If… Your Problem Area is Your Tummy

A lot of the population gains weight in their tummy, including me! After having Chloe, I wanted nothing more than to hide my tummy. It’s the hardest place to work off! One piece suits (besides being super chic, trendy and sexy) are a great way to hold everything in. Similarly, high-waisted bottoms helped control my tummy.


If… You’ve Got A Smaller Bust

Finding suits that have fun ruffles or more detailing going on up top can help visually balance you out, giving the appearance of a bigger or fuller bust! I love these sets and the CINC girls here that are more on the smaller bust side gave me their approval!

If… You’ve Got A Bigger Bust

If your girls are a little bigger than most, you’ll need some support! Halter and underwire tops are the best for showing off your assets while keeping everything where it needs to be 😉

If… You’re Curvy

My two rules for finding a suit for a curvy figure is 1) support- thicker straps and underwire and 2) ruching- which is basically the gathering of fabric to create the desired shape. Plus, a sexy suit with a fun print and lace-up detail is a total win.

And like I’ve said before, everybody and every body is beautiful. And if you like something, WEAR IT, ROCK IT AND FLAUNT IT. 



  • Mary says:

    Don’t hide behind your towel this summer. Try some cup-sized swimwear designed especially for the fuller bust. Feel comfortable, confident and own it!

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  • Aneisa says:

    Although I don’t have a smaller bust, the smaller bust swimsuit suggestions are my favourite.

  • Joy says:

    I know I should be here for the swimsuits but I’m here for the hat. I always love your hats, so beautiful!

  • I need some high waisted swimsuits!

  • karin smith says:

    I wish the swim suits that are meant for all the different body types actually used a model with the “problem” area you talk about. All these models look good in everything they wear and I don’t see any difference in their bodies describing your “solutions” to make them look better. Why not show someone who actually IS built like a tree trunk or HAS the poofy tummy you talk about? If every body is beautiful like you say…why are you using perfect models to show your examples?

  • Christina says:

    Love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I fall in the busty category – I’ve shared my swimsuit shopping tips for busty babes here – 🙂

  • I love one-piece swimsuits and the black one you are wearing is so chic!

  • chichi says:

    love the high waisted options! great post!

  • esther says:

    Perfect breakdown and share love this especially with summer in full swing xx

  • Vivian says:

    Nothing beats a chic one piece!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE
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  • And that hard work has paid off, great selection Chriselle! I wouldn’t know which one to choose as so many great choices !
    Thank you for sharing

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  • THe suits are sooo gorgeous. Love em all. Making me fall in love.

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for this detailed guide Chriselle! 🙂 Shopping for swimsuits can be fun, but I definitely do feel self conscious! I think everyone has certain areas of their body that they’re not confident about, so this guide was super helpful! 🙂

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Aly says:

    How about an inverted triangle shape? I have Broad shoulders and flabby arms. What type of a swimwear would be suitable? Thank you.

    • Jess says:

      I’m in a similar boat, and tend to go for a one-piece, as it flatters the most, and takes attention away from the arms. Also, I know it’s easy to say – “don’t worry about your arms!” – but at the end of the day when you’re struttin’ down to a body of water, remember that everyone’s too focused on sand in their various nooks and crannies to judge anything.

  • Jennifer says:

    This guide was really helpful! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Savannah says:

    Love this positive post, each year I feel more confident in swimwear and I hope that one day I won’t feel self conscious at all! Finding the right type of swimsuit for your body shape does wonders for your confidence! x

  • I don´t really consider one pieces when I pack for the beach, but you have shown a few options I should consider next time.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Olivia says:

    I love one pieces that hide my tummy! I’m working on a 6 pack but I just hate worrying about what I look like when I’m trying to relax.

  • LENA says:

    Nice tips! Cute swimsuits!
    -xo, Lena

  • DEMELER says:

    loving the cut out one pieces! i could definitely use a bit of shape..eek!

  • Alyssa says:

    Adore all of these swimsuit options! The ruffled ones are my favorite! xx

  • I am loving the swimsuit trend. It’s so much more flattering than a bikini!

  • Natali says:

    Lovely post with great tips! I have small chest so I do struggle with finding a well fitting swimsuit/ bikini for myself but thanks goodness for the endless options in online shops. 🙂

  • Sheriden says:

    Cute pieces! I really dig the message as well. No matter what body type you have, embrace it, own it, rock it, and flaunt it. Yas!

  • Kim says:

    This is so helpful! And I absolutely love that wrap swimsuit in the first slider!

    Kim .. HIVE first impressions!

  • sanssouci says:

    Beautiful swimsuits! Love your images as always!!

  • Diana says:

    Loving your picks!!

    || The Neon Factor, by Diana ||

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Ray says:

    You look so stunning in that swimsuit. Perhaps I should give one-pieces a try.

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Beautiful swimsuits styles … love the one you are wearing. 🙂

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