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The Best Swimsuits for Your Body Type

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May 01, 2014 · 1.8k Views

Swimsuit season is coming up and it’s time to focus on finding the perfect bikini, one-piece or tankini. Whether you want to take the focus off your hips or create a more voluptuous profile, finding the most flattering style for your figure is just a click away.


Don’t let your height deter you from making a splash at the beach this summer. Pick colors that pop, but stay away from anything too girly such as florals or polka-dots. Mix and match the Arizona Bandeau Top ($20, JCPenney) in Mint Green with the Arizona Hipster Bottoms ($20, JCPenney) in Extreme Pink.


Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and for plus-sized gals, swimsuits that accentuate a sexy neckline combined with a pretty silhouette will make you feel like a million bucks at the pool. The Kenneth Cole Reaction Ruffle Bikini Top ($70, Macy’s) and Swim Skirt ($62) in Berry will sweep your crush off his feet.


A little padding goes a long way for small-busted women. The SO Push-Up Halter Bikini Top ($32, Kohls) will give you just the right amount of oomph and cleavage and looks super-cute when paired with the SO Boyshort Bottoms ($28, Kohls)



Busty women can sometimes find it difficult to find swimsuit tops that keep everything contained. If you’re set on rocking a bikini, opt for tops that provide coverage, support and lift—swimsuit tops that mimic bras, like this cute red and white striped one from Panache (starting at $45), are perfect for women with bigger chests. Other options include triangle or halter tops with underwire, like this blue and white polka dotted one (starting at $38), also from Panache.


Long legs look killer when your strut the sand catwalk. If you’ve got some serious height, opt for a bold-printed bikini such as the Xhilaration Multi Stripe Top ($17.99, Target) and Hipster Bottoms ($14.99, Target). For your Fourth of July pool party, show off in the Zicac Sexy Stars and Stripes American Flag Swimsuit ($8.88-$18.89, Amazon.com).

So, no matter what size you are, swimsuit season doesn’t have to be a scary time of year as you can always find the best bathing suit for your body type.


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Jennifer Geisman is a self-professed product junkie covering trends in lifestyle, consumer products, fashion and beauty. Geisman is a freelance writer and works regularly with top fashion designers, celebrity makeup artists, celebrity hair stylists and beauty/fashion related consumer products. Geisman launched her own blog in June 2012, BeautyGrl.com, and has since established a significant following including high-ranking numbers on the BeautyGrl Facebook page, which is currently above 20,000 followers. Geisman is the "L.A. Beauty Trends" Examiner for Examiner.com, covers shopping and style for CBSLA.com, pens a fashion column for the Vail Daily (Vail, CO), entitled Haute Alpine Couture, and most recently writes for Fearless Fashionista covering Southern California fashion trends.
YoyartApr 05, 2017
Great article.

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