The Best Bathing Suits for Long Torsos

The Best Bathing Suits for Long Torsos

Everyone wants to feel confident in their bathing suit, but it can be quite the task to find one that looks and feels good. Tall women, and women with long torsos and shorter legs, may have an especially hard time. Bathing suits that are too short tend to ride up uncomfortably and create unwanted lines.

A long torso swimsuit will accentuate your beautiful body instead. With so many options out there to choose from, we know the search can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best bathing suits for long torsos to help you find the perfect one.

Elongate Your Legs with a High-Waisted Bikini

A high-waisted bikini will accentuate your waist and help break up your midriff. When picking out high-waisted bikini bottoms, go for a higher cut to lengthen your legs and create balance. If you feel comfortable in Brazilian and thong cuts, these bikini bottoms can also help to maximize length. Be sure to check out the waistband placement and stitching.

High-waisted bikini bottoms with a clear finish seam will lie flat against your body for a streamlined fit. When it comes to choosing your bikini top, there are plenty of options to mix and match with high-waisted bottoms. A longline bikini top elongates the midriff. Bikini tops with cap sleeves, extra-wide straps, or ruffles make shoulders appear wider for a more hourglass shape.

Create New Shapes with a Cut-Out One Piece

For women who love one-piece bathing suits, a cut-out design is another great choice. This silhouette can create new shapes while defining the waist to give the illusion of a shorter torso. Whether you go for side cutouts or a keyhole design, this silhouette oozes glamor.

One-piece cut-out bathing suits are also versatile, which makes styling them a breeze. Heading to the boardwalk for brunch, or meeting friends for a post-beach drink? Transform it into a top by popping on a pair of denim, cotton, or linen shorts. You can achieve a similar look by styling your cut-out one piece with a wrap skirt or sarong.

Trick the Eye with a Color Block Suit

A swimsuit in a color block design is another way to create flattering shapes for long torsos. It will elongate your legs and shorten your torso while brightening up your look. Choose from different patterns to draw attention to your most flattering features.

To guide the eye up, go for a two-tone color block design with a solid dark bottom and vibrantly patterned top. Diagonal color blocking will create a wraparound effect to accentuate your waist. For dividing up your silhouette, go for classic horizontal stripes.

Create Balance with a Swim Skirt

Swim skirts are another great choice for long torsos. Since you can’t see where your legs begin under a skirt, they will appear longer. A swim skirt that sits high in the waist helps to shorten the midriff and create a more balanced figure. This silhouette also provides extra coverage and tummy control for a smooth, streamlined fit.

Pair your swim skirt with any bikini or tankini top to create your own suit. Halter and deep-V necklines are especially flattering swim top styles. You can also wear your swim skirt over bikini bottoms for versatility or extra coverage. To maintain your swim skirt season after season, go for a chlorine-resistant fabric.

Flatter Your Figure in a Swim Dress

Swim dress bathing suits offer the same benefits as swim skirts in a simpler, effortless silhouette. Swim dresses offer more coverage than most swimwear, so you don’t really have to worry about how you look. They’re modest and low-key but still flattering for the figure. They’re also super comfy and offer more protection against the sun. When it comes to styling, you can have a lot of fun with a swim dress. Pair yours with a hat, flip-flops, and sunglasses for an easy, beach-ready look.

Complete Your Look with a Cover-Up

Bring your beach or poolside look together with women's tall cover ups. Not only do coverups add style to a swimsuit, they also offer protection from the sun. When you’re ready to go from the water to your next activity, they’re ideal to slip on.

You can also use them to create beach-to-bar outfits with accessories like belts. Find the coverup that best suits your wardrobe from an assortment of vibrant colors and eye-catching prints. These lightweight garments are easy to take with you in your carry-on or beach bag.

The most important thing when searching for a new swimsuit is to find one that makes you feel like your best self. Try on one of these silhouettes the next time you go shopping, and you might just find the perfect fit. Lands’ End offers a wide range of cuts, sizes, and styles, so you can enjoy the pool or beach with confidence. Don’t miss our collection of comfy long torso swimsuits for women.


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