7 Flattering One-Piece Bathing Suits for Every Body Type

We’ve all been there. It’s time to buy a new bathing suit but finding swim styles that suit your body type is an exasperating endeavor. Take a deep breath and check out our hotlist of seven one-piece swimsuits that make the most of what you’ve got and make any beach vacation packing list a breeze. 

When you’re trying to maximize your assets, great-fitting one-piece bathing suits tick all the boxes in one quick step. Plus, they can be just as sultry and sophisticated as bikini styles if you know how to pick the right one piece for your body. 

If you don’t see the one that you like below, don’t stress it. We carry swimsuits for all body types, so you can feel extra-confident at the beach, whatever your shape.

CONCEAL A TUMMY

Whether you tend towards an apple-shape or you’re just trying to hide the after effects of a big lunch, bathing suits for your body type should include strategically placed ruching, which hides bits and bumps better than plain flat fabric. Gathering across the waist, torso, and hips are particularly good at camouflaging the stomach area. Another thing to know: light colors expand and make things look larger, while dark colors contract to make things look smaller. Our Lost Butterfly Shirring One-Piece Swimsuit does this with a black bottom half and plenty of ruched details. The pretty floral print at the top draws the eye upwards, creating a long, lean line from head to toe. This is the one, along with sunscreen and plenty of water, that should definitely make your beach checklist.

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MINIMIZE HIPS

Remember the tip we mentioned above about how light colors make things look larger? The white top haIf of the Time For You Dropped Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit does exactly that, which is exactly what you want when you’re trying to narrow down the look of hips. An off-the-shoulder neckline adds length along the collarbone, while the cutout in the center is placed high on the waist for another stylish component that keeps the focus firmly up top. A dark bottom half plays down the hips, keeping the whole look perfectly balanced. Plus, how great would this swimsuit look with a pair of oversized sunglasses and a dramatic wide-brimmed hat? Or take it from swimming pool to sidewalk and wear it like a bodysuit with a pair of jeans. 

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BEST FOR SMALL BUSTS

When you’re figuring out what to pack for the beach, don’t leave out a plunging V-neck bathing suit if you’re a small-chested gal. When it comes to these types of swimsuits, they actually look better on women with small busts. Plus, women with larger chests need more supportive bathing suits anyway. The hidden cups in our Rose Only Print One-Piece Swimsuit will smooth everything out and bump up your chest size a little bit, but the real key to finding the best swimsuits for smaller chests is to just embrace what you’ve got. That means feeling confident about the fact that your A cups can pull off a daring design like this one more easily than a DD cup could.

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BEST FOR LONG TORSOS

Ladies with long torsos understandably have a hard time finding one-piece bathing suits that fit their proportions correctly. No one should have to feel uncomfortable because they’re wearing a swimsuit that’s pulling down or riding up all day long. Cupshe’s Flamingo Print Plunging One-Piece Swimsuit is what to pack for the beach if you have a long torso. Why? Because the adjustable straps let you customize the length just for your body—and everyone’s body is different. The low-cut back contributes to the illusion of a shorter torso, too, making it look like your waist is higher up than it actually is. A deep V-neckline and high-cut legs accentuate your limbs for a look that’s long and lean. Plus, how adorable is that flamingo print? 

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DEFINE A WAISTLINE

Though corsets are generally a thing of the past, many of us still want a more defined waistline. Instead of going the “swimsuit-as-shapewear” route (thanks, but we’d prefer a free range of motion rather feeling like we’re trapped in a sausage casing), try bathing suit styles that merely give you the appearance of whittled waist. Besides being perfectly on-trend thanks to its 80s-inspired, retro-cool design, The Spring Snow One-Piece Swimsuit is ideal for carving out a waistline on both curvy and straight up-and-down figures. The colorblocked surplice-neck top on this one-piece bathing suit makes it look like it’s wrapping around the body—a good trick to have up your sleeve, er…strap…if you want an hourglass silhouette. The tied waistband creates even more curves by leading the eye to the narrowest part of your midsection. Clever, right?

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BEST FOR CURVY FIGURES

It’s all about proportion when it comes to finding swimsuit styles for curvy gals. If you’ve got a well-endowed chest, a smaller waist, and you’re wider through the hips and derriere, pick a cute one-piece bathing suit that balances out your curves. Our Enjoy It One Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit is a perfect choice thanks to a one-shoulder design that highlights the collarbone and the neck. The asymmetrical ruffle trim also helps to draw the eye upwards, with a no small amount of feminine flourish. This one-piece swimsuit comes in two dark colors that are more fun than basic black but are still wildly flattering on all those dangerous curves you’ve got. 

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WORKS ON ANY BODY TYPE

Much like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, there are a few swimsuits out there that miraculously look good on everyone. Our Stay With You Falbala One-Piece Swimsuit is, in fact, one of these unicorn bathing suits. For starters, the crisscrossing ruffles at the bodice offset busts of all sizes and provide a little welcome distraction at the midsection, a place where many of us want it. The thighs and derriere are both cut high to elongate the legs like crazy. Since this is a halter one-piece swimsuit, it has adjustable self-ties at the back of the neckline, delivering a perfect fit for short, long, and regular-length torsos. The solid color ensures all of these thoughtful design details won’t overwhelm your body, and the desert-inspired hue looks great on all skin tones. If you’re packing for the beach, make this the one piece you reach for!

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