The Best Swimsuit for Your Body Shape

Small chested? Curvy? Whatever your body shape, we’ve found a swimsuit to flatter it!

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Balance a Heavy Bottom

The trick to minimizing a pear shape is to add vibrant, colour-blocking up top as it draws the eye (and interest) upward.

Bikini Top, Freya, $67; Speedo Googles, Sporting Life, $21

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Enhance a Small Chest

Deliver a strategic set-up. A bandeau top in a lighter shade guarantees to boost a petite bust, while darker bottoms help achieve full-body balance.

Bikini Top, Joe Fresh, $16; Zip Crop Top, Seafolly, $127; Polo Ralph Lauren Bikini Bottom, Sporting Life, $142 (for full set); Visor, Hunter, $50

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Trim a Tummy

Designed to catch eyes as much as it tricks them, vertical side panels and a graphic print pack a one-two, belly-slimming punch. The mixed stripes on the bustier top draw the gaze up, highlighting shoulders and décolleté.

Swimsuit, Winners, $30; Ray-Ban Sunglasses, Holt Renfrew, $200

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Minimize a Large Bust

Why, yes, the girls can have it all! The criss-cross patterns adds dimension, and the underwire design doesn't comprise support. Bright bottoms make for a fresh-looking finish.

Bikini Top, $55; Bottoms, $40, Lole. Nike Visor, Sporting Life, $25

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Shrink a Long Torso

Aided by thick shoulder straps, wide mesh bands that run across the body are the chicest way to shorten the distance between Point A (your rib cage) and Point B (your hips). In a juicy shade, the V-neckline combined with peekaboo effect makes it clear that a one-piece can be plenty sexy.

Swimsuit, Shan, $295

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Create Curves

Dipping low at the neckline, nipping in along the waist and revealing a toned back, a cut-out swimsuit instantly transforms boyish to bombshell.

Swimsuit, Winners, $40; Watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs, $180; Sandals, Teva, $60

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Elongate a Short Midsection

Do not adjust your page! Bright bars of colour lined up across the body, accented with bands that encircle hips, will stretch you out faster than a Pilates machine.

Swimsuit, Seafolly, $210; Watch, Adidas, $95

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Flaunt an Hourglass Figure

It doesn't take too much to make evenly proportioned curves shine. Think simple yet striking. This striped maillot is tailor made for a classically feminine figure.

Swimsuit, $40, and Tote Bag, $25, Old Navy; Sandals, Michael by Michael Kors, $128