A Guide to Swimsuit Styles That Flatter All Body Types

A Guide to Swimsuit Styles That Flatter All Body Types

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get ready for sunny, warm days, a smorgasbord of outdoor activities, and, of course, plenty of memorable afternoons spent on the beach. A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without all the right beach gear, including cute swimsuits, chic accessories, oversize sunglasses, and beach bags. To make your beach days more fun, fabulous, and fashionable, you need the right swimsuit—something that is just as flattering as it is comfortable. In this post, we will look at some of the most flattering swimsuits that look fabulous on all body types.


As the name suggests, tankinis are cut similarly to regular tank tops and thus provide more coverage than a regular bikini. It’s the kind of swimsuit that creates a flattering appearance for all body types, whether slender, curvy, athletically built, or anything in between. Along with a tank-style bathing suit top, tankini bottoms come in all different cuts from regular bikini bottoms to boy shorts. Part of what makes tankinis so flattering on body types is that they come in an endless variety of styles, cuts, and colors. If you’re the kind of person who loves to have an assortment of different bathing suit styles in your beach wardrobe, consider making a tankini a staple piece.

The One-Piece

A one-piece swimsuit is a beachwear classic. It’s timeless, elegant, chic, and flattering on all body types. Like tankinis, there’s no end to the variety of one-piece swimsuit cuts and styles, from one-pieces with a scoop neck and back cuts to suits with one shoulder strap or ruffles. And why limit yourself to just a single one-piece bathing suit, especially if you plan to spend lots of time on the beach? Once you’ve picked out your favorite cut styles, go wild with different colors and designs.

A Beach Cover-Up

Although beach cover-ups aren’t technically swimwear pieces, you’ll likely want to have one with you on the beach, especially on a scorching hot, sunny day. Beach cover-ups are practical, offering a certain degree of sun protection, while also allowing you to add greater dimension to your beach wardrobe collection. Like many bathing suit styles, beach cover-ups are designed to offer a flattering and comfortable fit for all body types. Many lengths and styles are available, so you can create a fabulous look no matter your body type. For an effortlessly sporty look with sun protection, choose a long-sleeve cover-up top to match your bathing suit bottoms. Other beach cover-ups are longer in length and can double as a cute sundress.

A High-Waisted Bikini Set

High-waisted bikini bottoms are back and better than ever. Unlike other bikini bottom styles, high-waisted bottoms offer more belly coverage and offer a flattering cut reminiscent of something a glamorous, vintage Hollywood starlet might wear to the beach. Along with cute and flattering high-waisted bottoms, you can explore the many bathing suit tops, from a traditional bikini top style to one more like a bralette.

The Monokini

Is it a bikini? Is it a one-piece? A monokini is a little of both, and it looks great on every body type from curvy to athletic and everything in between. Monokinis are a wonderful addition to anyone’s beach wardrobe collection because there are many style varieties to choose from. They are also a more daring choice fashion-wise because they allow you to showcase so many unconventional cuts, designs, and colors. Of all the bathing suits we listed, we’d say the monokini is the most creative option and something that can really spice up your beachwear collection.

A Halter Swimsuit

There’s something very elegant about a halter swimsuit, making it appealing to women regardless of body type. Halter swimsuits are sophisticated and fashionable, and they look great day or night, whether you plan to beach it all day long or take a dip in the pool or hot tub at night. Halter swimsuits also come in one- and two-piece styles, so there is a lot of variety to work with. Once you have found the halter swimsuit style you love, you can play around with different designs or monochromatic colors to find a look that suits your personality.

We have highlighted just a few great bathing suit styles that will revamp your 2021 summer beach wardrobe. With these ideas in mind, you can start adding new pieces that will offer a flattering fit, no matter what your body type is!


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