The Very Best Bathing Suits For Every Body Type
And where to buy them online!
No one needs to try on bathing suits in a fitting room surrounded by gigantic mirrors. Instead, check out these suits. They are available online, flattering for all bods and at one’s fingertips in a range of sizes. It’s time to take back swimsuit shopping.
The Sidestroke by Summersalt
It has hidden compression and covers your entire booty, and the fabric is sturdy enough for water slides, sunbathing and throwing children in the air. And even though the key to this suit is the superior compression (seriously, wearing this feels like a gigantic hug), it’s still sexy. The one-sided shoulder adds an instant glam factor.
Sizes 0–24; price $95; get it at Summersalt.com
The Franny One-Piece Swimsuit by ModCloth
Modcloth is our go-to for size-inclusive swimsuits that truly look fantastic on all bodies. Plus, we still own suits we purchased a decade ago from this site that look brand new. This one has adjustable straps and a retro look.
Sizes XS–3X; price $89; get it at Modcloth.com
Andee Full Circle One-Piece Swimsuit by Magicsuit
Part dress/part swimsuit, this can be tied to expose as much of your bottom as you wish.
Sizes 8–16; price $162; get it at Nordstrom.com
Old Navy Ruched-Bodice Bandeau One-Piece
We would like to personally thank whoever started the high-waist bathing suit trend. A suit that covers your entire belly but still makes you look and feel sexy? Sign.me.up. This is fun, flirty and flattering.
Sizes XS–XXL; price $45; get it at Oldnavy.gap.com
Twist Front Multifit Tankini Top by Sea Level
It’s one of the most flattering tankinis we’ve ever spotted. The straps are adjustable, and there’s added texture along the bustline.
Sizes 4–12; price $100; get it at Nordstrom.com
The Amalfi — Flat
This is your go-to black suit. You can choose the length (classic or long), along with the bottom coverage (cheeky, medium or full) so that you feel 100 percent comfortable. The cut is flattering, with a scooped neck that is still supportive.
Sizes XS–XXXL; price $95; get it at Andieswim.com
Slimming Control Colorblock Cut Out One Piece — Beach Betty by Miracle Brands
You’ll be the coolest mom at the beach in this swimsuit, which hides all the spots you *may* need to cover. The fabric is thick and slimming, provides a lot of coverage but isn’t ridiculously conservative, and is very trendy. The peekaboo hole is small and higher on your belly — so nothing will have a chance to bulge out.
Sizes S–3X; price $60; get it at Target.com
Triangle Bikini Top
We love shopping for bikinis at Athleta for two reasons: This company seems to understand how to support any size busts, plus all their bikinis are mix and match. So you can have a larger top and a smaller bottom (or vice versa), or you can choose a top that’s flattering with a different bottom because that’s the one that suits you perfectly.
Sizes XXS–XL, price $54; get it at Athleta.gap.com