The perfect bathing suit is out there – you just have to find it. We've designed suits with every figure, age, and style in mind, so you're sure to discover one you love. Don't be afraid to experiment either, as you might be surprised by what looks amazing. Here are nine of the best bathing suits and the most flattering swimsuits you'll want to try this summer.
Washboard abs aren't required for wearing a bathing suit. But if you want to shrink your midsection, slip into one of our tankini swimsuit tops with a slimming panel, or a one-piece swimsuit made with firming Slendertex® fabric. For a fabulously retro look, try a high-waisted bikini bottom that covers your navel. When it has a tummy control panel, you get a little extra control to help you own your beach stroll.
Though you might think swimwear only emphasizes your figure, a beautiful suit also draws attention to your smile. For instance, a v-neck kaftan cover-up highlights your face and elongates your body. If you have angular cheekbones, a bikini with a sweetheart neckline has a softening effect, while a scoop neck swimsuit complements a longer face.
There are so many one-piece bathing suits that will help you feel gorgeous after having a baby. A loose-fitting blouson swimsuit top subtly masks your stomach and waist, while the soft cup bra keeps things in place. A swimsuit with a cascading ruffle down the middle and draping at the sides has a similar effect and looks incredibly feminine.
Don't be afraid to show off your décolleté a little, whether you have a large or small bust. Women who need extra support will love the feel of a swimsuit with a built-in underwire bra that lifts and shapes. Those with a smaller bosom can try a strapless bandeau swimsuit to highlight their collarbone and shoulders.
Many women feel self-conscious about their thighs, though chances are everyone else thinks you look great. Instead of worrying, grab a swim dress and enjoy the extra coverage. One of our ruffled swim skirts also hides your upper legs, as will any swimsuit with draping around the bottom.
Anyone with sensitive skin should wear a full-coverage swim top, which offers UPF 50 protection from the sun while taming sand and other irritants. Plus size swim tees with a longer tunic length and adjustable sides can be altered until everything is just right. A slim-fitting rash guard works on a sporty figure; look for one with a zipper that makes it easy to take on and off.
If you're always chasing kids or playing sports when visiting the beach, you need something you can move in. Create your own swimwear ensemble with a top and matching women's swim shorts. You can run around, play volleyball or just have fun with your little ones while staying comfy and covered, and they look nice on any build. Who says you have to give up your favorite aquatic activities to wear flattering women's swimwear?
Try a two-piece swimsuit if you have a fuller bottom and a smaller chest, or vice-versa. Start with dark swim bottoms and a patterned top for a look that's anchored, but not too busy. For little hips and a full bust, wear a flouncy swim skirt and a matching bikini or tankini top to balance out your figure.
Lands' End offers a selection of mastectomy swimwear designed with your body in mind. If you want to cover surgical scars, get a suit with a high neckline, smaller arm openings, and soft seams that won't cause irritation. Women who wear prostheses will enjoy a Grecian-inspired suit with wide straps and cups for their breast forms.