Slimming Swimsuits for Every Body Type Swimwear today has so many different styles and options that you would think it’s easy to find one for you. Here’s the problem though. While some of us know our bodies thoroughly, others do not. Some swimwear does wonders for our shape but nothing for our confidence or posture. Here’s an easy guide to narrow down the harrowing list of options based on your form. Break up The Elongated Torso Start by picking styles and features that visually break up your body to create the illusion of a shorter torso. V-shaped necklines, horizontal stripes, and high-cut legs can be flattering for ladies with long torsos. Two-toned two-piece bathing suits in bright, cheerful colors can shorten the length of the torso and make your waist look smaller. Choose classic and bandeau bikinis or a tankini top for optimal effect. Avoid bikini bottoms that cut straight across the hip and low rise one-piece suits. Focus on The Top Half of The Body if You’re Pear-Shaped Brightly colored uppers with solid bottoms accentuate your top half while minimizing your heavier bottom half. Pick one-piece suits, skirtinis, or tankinis with brightly colored tops and darker bottoms and stay away from colorful sarongs and bikini bottoms that exaggerate your hips. Tummy Issues – Make Friends with Gathers Choose a swimsuit that accentuates your legs while giving you more coverage in the bustline and tummy area. One-piece suits flatten the stomach to provide you with a slimmer look. Features such as ruching and paneling on the sides slim the appearance of the waist. Printed patterns down the middle of the body elongate the torso. Pick swim dresses, try one-pieces and colorful sarongs that draw the eye downward instead of low rise bottoms and bikinis. Accentuate a Full Bust Choose a moderate coverage top to accentuate your bust. Make sure you have thick straps and underwire for support but avoid skinny straps and push-up padding. V-shaped necklines naturally draw the eye up and down, for a flattering look. But if you want to add some personality, choose a halter or underwire top with supportive straps. Enhance a Small Bust While we’d ask you to avoid flat triangle tops and flat solids, do look for a top that will enhance your bust. Choose a top with horizontal lines or ruffles to create the illusion of a larger bust and look for a little lift, push-up, and padding to bring out your curves best. Show Off a Plus Size Today it is easy to get tummy control, ruching and paneling to smoothen and flatten your stomach’s appearance. When picking a suit to flatter a full figure, opt for bright colors on areas you want to emphasize and dark colors on areas you want to minimize. Patterns and prints that extend across the body or from the chest to hip areas can give you the appearance of a longer, leaner torso. Stay away from colored suits and bikinis that don’t do anything to highlight your best assets. Finally, the key to picking the right swimwear is learning to embrace your body type and having some fun with it.