5 Showstopping Swimsuits for Every Body Type
Heads up: There are 101 days between now and Labor Day. And while that might seem like a long time, it’ll be over far too quickly. The last thing you want to waste time on is finding a new swimsuit. (After all, you have rosé to drink, barbecues to attend, ice-cream cones to eat…) These five suits will have you looking like a million bucks, so you can go back to focusing on everything else.
Best for: Allover smoothing
Sure, solid black may be slimming, but it’s not the only way to get that effect. An eye-catching pattern actually distracts from areas you might be less than confident about because it doesn’t let the eye rest anywhere. Besides, even if you’re a minimalist, the beach is the one place to go bold with abandon.
Get the look: Mara Hoffman ($260)
Best for: Flaunting your curves
These retro numbers are still going strong for a reason: They keep bellies and bums of all shapes and sizes right where you want ’em (with the welcome bonus of effortless Gidget vibes).
Get the look: Swimsuits for All ($57)
Best for: Strategic skin-baring
Last summer’s cutout trend is back and even better this time around. Look for one-pieces with deep V necklines or high-cut legs to help create a long, lean silhouette.
Get the look: Tory Burch ($195)
Best for: Balancing volume
Those ladylike frills aren’t just pretty, they also help give smaller-chested or pear-shaped gals a boost up top (which, in turn, helps balance wider hips). Solid colors are ideal for showing off the delicate details—as are poolside twirls.
Get the look: La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni ($395)
Best for: Creating curves
The boho material has a softer finish than your standard spandex, making it a great complement to a lanky or athletic figure. And unlike the crochet suits of past eras, 2017’s styles aren’t exclusively itty-bitty (though that option is totally available if you want to show off the results of all that Barry’s Bootcamp).