How to Pick the Best Bathing Suit for Your Body Type


Ah, bathing suit season… a time that many have grown to fear and dread because finding both flattering and comfortable bathing suits can, at times, be tricky. I have good news for you though! I’m going to share my tried and true tips to help you know How to Pick the Best Bathing Suit for Your Body Type!

I want you to find a suit that helps you feel beautiful and flatters your best curves.


How to Pick the Best Bathing Suit for Your Body Type

Ready to dive in? Great! Let’s talk about your body type and the suits that will boost your beach confidence.

So, what’s your shape?


Most women have either a Large Bust, a Small Bust, are more Pear Shaped, are looking for Slimming options or have a Long Torso

If one of these sounds like you, read on for suits that offer solutions.


Best bathing suits if you have a Large Bust:

For most women with a large bust, support is vital. Fortunately, there are many suits on the market to meet this need. I recommend that you look for swimwear that offers built-in bras. Shop for these with your bra size as opposed to traditional S, M, L, etc… sizing.

Styles with underwires or molded cups may be beneficial and provide you with even more support. Thicker straps will also distribute weight well and keep them from digging into your shoulders.

Below are a few favorites from HerRoom for women with a large bust (click on an image to learn more).

Sunsets Rose Garden Forever Underwire Tankini

Fantasie Geneva Underwire Moulded Gathered Bikini 

Lise Charmel Antigel La Decouvreuse Bikini

Panache Portofino Balconnet Bikini


Best bathing suits if you have a Small Bust:

If you have a small bust and are looking for ways to enhance it we have many suits with built-in push-up cups and padding that can help. You might also consider styles with triangle tops, which are another great way to create an illusion of curves.

Bright colors, bold patterns, and ruffles on tops are great options to help make your chest appear fuller too. 

Below are a few favorites from HerRoom for women with a small bust (click on an image to learn more).

L Space Color Block Bodhi Reversible Bikini

Hot Water Garden Blooms Push Up Racerback Bikini

Trina Turk Moroccan Paisley Off The Shoulder Bandeau Swim Top

La Blanca Running Stitch Triangle Tie Back Bikini


Best bathing suits if you have a Pear Shape:

With a pear shape figure, the key to great swimwear is balancing your proportions. Consider plunging necklines and anything eye-catching at the bustline. This will help draw the eye up. Cut-outs are another alternative that can help add interest.

Look for styles that minimize attention to your bottom.  High-waisted bottoms can help slim, lengthen and soften your silhouette, as well.

Below are a few favorites from HerRoom for women with a pear shape (click on an image to learn more).

Gottex Orlena Deep Plunge One Piece Swimsuit

OndadeMar Blue Iris Striped Triangle One Piece Swimsuit

Freya Totally Check Underwire Off The Shoulder Swim Top

Elomi Paradise Palm Underwire Flounce Bikini


Best bathing suits if you are looking for Slimming support:

If you are looking for a bit of slimming support around your middle, great news! Many of today’s designers are borrowing elements from shapewear and incorporating them into their swimwear – helping you feel infinitely more confident on the beach.  

In addition to swimwear with shaping incorporated into the suit itself, look for styles with shirring details and ruching to flatter your figure. Wrap style suits and swim dresses can also create a slimming illusion. 

Below are a few favorites from HerRoom for women with Slimming support (click on an image to learn more).

Profile by Gottex Tutti Frutti Underwire Tankini

Miraclesuit Rock Solid Revele Underwire One Piece Swimsuit 

Miraclesuit Pin Point Marais Wireless One Piece Swim Dress 

MagicSuit Cobra Taylor Underwire Tankini


Best bathing suits if you have a Long Torso:

If your torso (the area from your head to your crotch) is longer than the measurement of your crotch to the floor, then you have a long torso. To help bring your figure into a visual balance, and make your torso look a bit shorter, seek out styles that will visually break the long line of your torso. This could be done with a belted design or with a pattern change for example. Also, styles that are cut to help visually lengthen and enhance your legs can also be flattering.

Tankinis can be particularly nice because you are able to adjust the shirring on the sides to shorten or lengthen the top to tailor your fit.

Below are a few favorites from HerRoom for women with a Long Torso (click on an image to learn more).

Fantasie Amalfi Underwire Tankini

Fantasie Fiji Underwire V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit

Panache Anya Tankini

Sunsets Native Blooms Shirred Underwire Tankini

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I hope these suggestions help put you on the fast track to gorgeous swimwear this season. I’m going to be sharing even more great swimwear tips for looking good poolside soon. Please stay tuned for those. Until then, I wish you happy swimwear shopping!

Find a better fit,

Tomima

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