Top Swimsuits - For Your Body Type

Top Swimsuits

Don't stress, no matter what size or shape your body is, you can find the right bathing suit for your body type! You will have to look and try on several swimsuits but it will pay off! Don't be afraid, just jump in and try on the bathing suits that fit your body best. Here are the top tips to making your body look great in a swimsuit! For women and men, check out these amazing swimsuits!

Feel Confident in Your Swimsuit

Pick the right swimsuit for your body!
Pick the right swimsuit for your body!

Women's swimsuits

Are you sporty? Fit body and need a more sporty swimsuit?

Are you top heavy and need something to minimize the breasts and enhance your lower body too?

Are you hippie? Need to have a swimsuit to minimize your hips and make your ta-ta's look larger?

What body type are you? Well, I am going to start with the tall folks first but continue to read, because these tips for all shapes and sizes will make you feel confident when hitting the beach! Designers have advanced the technology of swimsuits, tummy control to thongs, how cool is that?

Tall and Slender Figure

if you have a long torso no doubt the bikini is best for your body. If you are the tall, long legged beauty (that we all wish to be) then this swimsuit is best for you. However, there are still varies styles of the swimsuit so make sure if you have little perky breasts, the use one that picks you up or has an under-wire and a little padding to add to your size A breast.

But if you have B cup or larger then you may want to find a uplifting top, halter is always good too. However, don't get a strapless, it makes your breast look sagging, so be careful about that. You always want to enhance your breasts and make sure the top is really making them stand up and say hello (if you will).

Bottoms for tall, slender people, most any of them will help your bum. I would recommend the bikini scoop bottom first, then the boy shorts but not a fan of the high waisted because you are taking away from your slender long frame when you put on high rise bikini bottoms. Thongs are optional, if you have a nice butt then go for it! Being tall allows you to be versatile and that is a good thing with bikini bottoms.

Short or Petite

If you are short or petite then you have to purchase a swimsuit that elongates your body. Like a halter top and a basic scoop bikini bottom. Make sure NO boy shorts/boarding swim trunks or high waisted bottoms. These are so very bad for short women. Make sure if you purchase a one piece that the legs are high waisted because it makes your legs look longer.

Petite women, in my opinion, have the hardest time finding the right fit for their body shape. If you are thick in build and can wear a two piece bathing suit then try the halter or under-wire top (if you aren't too large of a cup size) and a basic scoop bottom. If you are too nervous to wear a two piece then invest in a one piece that sucks everything in, Speedo does a great job with their swimsuits. Or try tankini's but be aware that tankinis are to cover up the tummy but they do not provide tummy control, whereas one piece swimsuits do.

Don't be afraid to try new swimsuits (if you have a good bum try a thong if you can pull it off) and see if your body shape can do something new. If you really want the board shorts, make them the shorter hem version so they elongate your legs. However, be opened minded and set out of our comfort zone and try on something different. Because a basic bikini with a halter top and string bikini bodies can make your body look longer and leaner.

Pear Shaped

If you are plus size then I highly recommend NOT wearing board/boy shorts, they just make your butt look bigger and not in a good way. Sorry, had to say that first. Next, if you are an hourglass figure, then make sure you flaunt it. If you have the tiny waist and big delicious butt then invest in the right swimsuit. One piece swimsuits can be so sexy and make you look amazing!

The one piece swimsuit that pulls in your waist and the bottoms that sit high up on your thighs or buttocks is best for pear shaped women. Also, don't be afraid to show a little cleavage or bare some skin in the mid section or back. If you prefer a skirt type suit that is your preference but higher the sides of the suit the longer your legs will appear. This can be incredible sexy and total beautiful at the same time. You can wear two piece swimsuit. like the bra type top with under-wire and high waisted bottoms that are snug. but one piece swimsuit makes your figure that much pretty if you pick the right fit, flaunt your assets by making sure your breasts are piled up (under-wire or halter, bra top is good too) and then snug fitting through midsection then high waisted scoop bottom, if you are really tall then go for the mid-rise scoop bikini body. Play with your figure, enjoy it, doesn't matter what size you are be confident, throw your shoulders back, hold your head up high and embrace what you have!

They are your assets to advertise as you see best but make sure you are wearing the right swimsuit for your figure. These hourglass figures look simply wonderful in a beautiful bright color or print!

Swimsuits - A MUST HAVE

During the spring and summer it's important to invest in the right swimsuit. You may have to try on many to find that one that is perfect for your figure. However, I recommend getting two swimsuits and make sure they elongate your body if you are short or a plus size person. These guidelines are here to help you so experiment with styles and see what is best for your shape. Tankinis are good if you need to cover up the mid-section but do no support your stomach, they other one piece swimsuits are better for tummy control.

Pick the right top for your bra size. Under-wire is your friend, experiment with a range of under-wire styles and halter tops. If you are a busty type girl then find the right top that is perhaps a racer back or shoulder straps that minimize your breasts but enhance your shoulders. These tips will help you find the confidence you need when venturing out to the beach or the pool!

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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

Lady, As long as your legs show, that's all that counts. How's it going, cutie? Did you have any tornado trouble, hope not? My cousins in Alabama had each one go around them. Talk about praying successfully! H


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Harvey, how are you? How is life? All good here, we have had issues with the storms and been making life a little busier ;) thanks for asking and always good to hear from you!


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Wow oooooooo,what an interesting piece of work in here. In fact, am in love with the sample of the swimsuits you actually featured in here and definitely going for one sexy one.


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

Lady, I woke up, so it's a good day. Glad things are ok with you. H


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Hi Sun-girl, how are you? Thanks so much for reading and love your comment!! thank you again.


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Harvey, love how you look at life. You are sweet man. My best.


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

Lady, That is an old Jewish saying. My mantra is; if you put a smile on someone's face, it was a good day. I can still say thay after getting a root canal today. Actually it never bothered. My friend is a great endodontist.

The lips are likke the legs! H


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jamterrell 5 years ago

Great stuff.


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SueShepard 5 years ago from USA

Very informative!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What a wonderful and informative Hub Ladybird. Who likes bathing suite shopping...Your Hub has been a great HELP!


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mmt2966 5 years ago

Thanks for the great article. I just had my first child in march and am already back to my original weight...Now I just need to tone up for the summer!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Hi Harvey, I just love your comments! You are a love, thanks for reading and commenting!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

jamterell, thanks for reading, love your comment!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Hi Sue, how are you? Thanks for reading and I hope it helps. Finding a bathing suit is never fun.


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

b. Malin, thank you for the awesome comment and I do hope it helps many women!!! My best!


Harvey Stelman 5 years ago

hey legs, you can borrow my suit. H


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

mmt2966, congrats on your first child! So exciting and you will find the right suit this summer! You have baby love on your body, that is all. Good luck!!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Harvey, you are too funny! Thank you!!!


Harvey Stelman 5 years ago

Legs, Don't tell me the top is too tight. H


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clynn10884 5 years ago from Rhode Island

Love this article. I know every year, I wonder what kind of swimsuit to get, but this year I have baby fat just in my stomach, i try to work out and eat healthy but it is so hard. I have no stretch marks and the rest of my body looks good, but because I am so self conscious of my stomach, which looks like a little gut i think I am doing a tank this year.


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

clynn, the only thing that is going to get rid of your stomach is cardio, running, swimming, biking, walking and then you will see it decrease. I hope this helps but it's worth it! Thanks for reading and congrats on the two beautiful girls. You are blessed!


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

All women, Looking good in a bathing suit drives men wild (as you know), keep us going crazy. H


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clynn10884 5 years ago from Rhode Island

Thank you Ladybird. That is what people tell me, so I think after this holiday weekend I will start lol Yes I am very blessed, they bring so much joy to my life.


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Harvey, I have to agree with you....thanks for teh comment!


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

clynn, how are you? thanks for commenting and hopefully it helped. Hope your weekend was good!


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Cocoa Fly Fishes 5 years ago from Wherever the fish are!

Dear Ladybird33...

Thank you so very much for offering a helpful hub on such an important topic for us ladies! This can save time in the shops & dressing rooms & alleviate worries.

How good of you to share this!

Thank you so much! I totally enjoyed this article, voting it "Up", with a "helpful", an "awesome", & an "interesting"!

Warm regards...Cocoa Fly Fishes


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA Author

Cocoa, Thank you for the awesome and inspiring comment! Thrilled you liked it. Wishing you all the best!


mtsi1098 5 years ago

Although I am a guy I could find something to buy (or recommend because it is tough to buy a suit for a lady)...What do you have for the guys, none of these are my style :)


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Londonlady 4 years ago

I love reading hubs like this! I wrote a similar hub a while back also. Long live fashion and confidence :) Voted up


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

Great hub I know what you mean about the strapless I have a big bust so strapless always fits horrible.


ladyX 4 years ago

I really want to wear a swimsuit, but due to after giving birth, I have tons of stretchs mark all over my legs. I feel embarrass wearing a swimsuit.


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Anil and Honey 4 years ago from Kerala

I am appreciating your sense of beauty. Every one should take their own dress accordance withe their body style. Thanks .

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