Best Swimwear for Every Body Type

by Carissa Wong
LIFESTYLE  |  December 13, 2018
  • Accentuate your best features
    1 / 10 Accentuate your best features

    It’s natural to feel self-conscious in swimwear – not everyone is ready to embrace their love handles or stick-thin shape. But you don’t have to feel uneasy, if you know how to pick the right swimsuit for your body type. Try these recommendations the next time you go shopping.

    (Also read: 12 Pretty Swimwear That Will Flatter Your Figure)

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  • Universally flattering: Pink Salt Swim Penn Tankini ($159)
    2 / 10 Universally flattering: Pink Salt Swim Penn Tankini ($159)

    This go-to piece is a classic for a reason. It has sufficient support, coverage, and most people can wear one without feeling too shy. The colour blocking design also make this an interesting piece for a fun day in the sun.

    Where to buy: www.pinksaltswim.co

    Photos: Pink Salt Swim

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  • Classic bikinis for all body types: Pomelo Fashion Shoulder Tie Bikini (Top $54, Bottoms $24)
    3 / 10 Classic bikinis for all body types: Pomelo Fashion Shoulder Tie Bikini (Top $54, Bottoms $24)

    This basic bikini is fun and cheery without showing too much skin, and the high-waisted bottom suits most body types though wide-hipped women may opt for a flattering midi bottom.

    Where to buy: www.pomelofashion.com

    (Also read: 5 Fun Facts About Bikinis You Didn’t Know)

    Photo: Pomelo Fashion

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  • Top details for pear shapes: Seafolly Shine On Frill Front One Piece ($129)
    4 / 10 Top details for pear shapes: Seafolly Shine On Frill Front One Piece ($129)

    Many women deal with a heavier lower body due to fat distribution and hormones. While some embrace it, others might feel the need to balance it out. Try going for a bikini or one piece that has more design on top to draw the eyes away from the hips.

    Where to buy: www.seafolly.com/sg

    Photo: Seafolly

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  • High cut bottoms for petite frames: Eres Blondi swimsuit ($600)
    5 / 10 High cut bottoms for petite frames: Eres Blondi swimsuit ($600)

    If you’re on the shorter side or want to elongate your legs, find a swimsuit with a higher cut. This will give the illusion of longer legs and a smaller waist.

    Where to buy: Eres, #01-12 Four Seasons Hotel (Blondi will be available from February 2019)

    (Also read: How to Care For Your Swimsuit So That It’ll Always Look As Good As New)

    Photo: Eres

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  • High waist bikini for longer torsos: Solid & Striped Nina belted polka-dot swimsuit (USD170) ($234)
    6 / 10 High waist bikini for longer torsos: Solid & Striped Nina belted polka-dot swimsuit (USD170) ($234)

    High-waisted bottoms can help tuck in love handles and give extra coverage while lengthening the legs. Alternatively this belted one-piece will help cinch the waist in the most flattering way.

    Where to buy: www.net-a-porter.com

    (Also read: 12 Stylish Swimsuit Cover-Ups For Your Beach Holiday)

    Photo: Net A Porter

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  • Cut out swimwear for athletic body types: Lorna Jane Bridgette Active Swimsuit ($110.99)
    7 / 10 Cut out swimwear for athletic body types: Lorna Jane Bridgette Active Swimsuit ($110.99)

    If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Cut-outs in the back or at the tummy area can show off your taut backs and abs. And they make your swimwear look more interesting too.

    Where to buy: www.lornajane.sg

    (Also read: Work Out According to Your Body Type, For Best Results)

    Photo: Lorna Jane

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  • Halter tops for big busts or broad shoulders: Pink Salt Swim Harper One Piece ($159)
    8 / 10 Halter tops for big busts or broad shoulders: Pink Salt Swim Harper One Piece ($159)

    Ladies with broader shoulders can opt for halter tops as the neckline draws the upper body together, making it look slimmer. It also provides good support for bigger busts.

    Where to buy: www.pinksaltswim.co

    (Also read: 20 Flattering Swimsuits By Body Type)

    Photos: Pink Salt Swim

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  • Cheeky bottoms for smaller bums: Lorna Jane Swim Active Reversible Bikini (Bottoms $55.99, Fluer top $77.99)
    9 / 10 Cheeky bottoms for smaller bums: Lorna Jane Swim Active Reversible Bikini (Bottoms $55.99, Fluer top $77.99)

    The itsy-bitsy bikini bottom is perfect for tiny bums as it makes your glutes look fuller and rounder.

    Where to buy: www.lornajane.sg

    (Also read: This Sport Will Give You The Best Bikini Body Ever!)

    Photo: Lorna Jane

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  • Chest details for smaller busts: Moeva Lena (€300) ($466)
    10 / 10 Chest details for smaller busts: Moeva Lena (€300) ($466)

    To give the appearance of a larger bust, choose a bikini top with a design on the front that will draw attention away from the bust size. Cutouts, patterns, textures, and ruffles all help to add volume.

    Where to buy: www.moeva.com

    (Also read: Where to Buy Pretty Swimwear That’s Designed For Asian Body Types)

    Photo: Moeva

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