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Here’s how to make shopping for a new bathing suit a fun adventure rather than a humbling bummer: Skip the shops and order online, with a little help from our flattering swimsuits edit. We’ve sorted through the current trends (mesh inserts? Swim dresses?) and found the best of the best, starting at just $25. From swimsuits that work well with a big chest to the best bikini for most everybody, these are the 25 most flattering swimsuits from brands like J.Crew, Cupshe, Andie, Aerie and more to shop at this very moment. But start now—you’ll want your flattering one-piece or tankini before it sells out.

The 25 Most Flattering Swimsuits at a Glance

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Revolve

1. Norma Kamali Halter Low Back One Piece

Most Flattering One-Piece Suit

• Why We Love It: Gathered bust coverage, medium leg height

This classic one-piece looks great on everyone—the V-neck gathered bust is comfortable and sets off both modest and ample bosoms. And the simple lines of the suit’s body show off your midsection, but discreetly.

Buy it ($160)

Available in sizes XS to XL

Nordstrom

2. SEA LEVEL Cross Front Molded Underwire Bikini Top

Most Flattering Two-Piece Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Crossover top, adjustable straps

The molded cups flatter most everyone’s girls, and you can control the amount of support by making the straps a little tighter or looser. Pair this top with the matching mid bikini bottoms for a classic, appropriate for all occasions swim style.

Buy It ($85)

Available in sizes 4 to 14

Lululemon

3. Lululemon Waterside High-Neck Medium Bum Coverage

Most Flattering Sporty Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Ultra-lightweight fabric, high neck coverage

Made for sporty pursuits with its high neck, wide back straps and scoop styling, this suit is a bullseye for both figure enhancement (that bit of cheeky rear end reveal) and athletic utility.

Buy It ($128)

Available in sizes 0 to 20

Revolve

4. Riot Swim Blaise One Piece

Most Flattering Monokini Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Distinctive cutouts, one-piece design

This creative one-piece is nearly as bare as a bikini, but the cutout side and the split shoulder strap accentuate the bust and your waistline. And because it’s all connected, there’s no risk of your bottoms falling off in the surf.

Buy It ($150)

Available in sizes 0 to 24K

Summersalt

5. Summersalt The Sidestroke

Most Flattering Swimsuit for Slimming

• Why We Love It: Compression fabric, one shoulder styling

Summersalt is famous for its compression fabric which minimizes jiggle, and this bestselling suit has full seat coverage and a diagonally seamed design that is elegant and flattering.

Buy It ($95)

Available in sizes 0 to 24

Cupshe

6. Cupshe Pool Party Ruffle Halter Tankini And Hipster Set

Most Flattering Tankini Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Adjustable halter, crisscross ruffle

Love a tankini but hate a tankini that’s too tight (who wants to wait to exhale all day?) or too tent-like (all that draping fabric is not chic)? This suit’s not-too-snug fit and bust-accenting ruffle is our sweet spot.

Buy it ($33)

Available in sizes XS to XL

Amazon

7. Tempt Me Two Piece High Waisted Bikini Set

Most Flattering Off-the-Shoulder Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: High-waisted brief, adjustable straps

In your choice of more than 35 mix-and-match colorways, this two-piece set deserves a place in your swim wardrobe for its flattering coverage up top and tummy controlling high-waisted briefs down below.

$33 at Amazon

Available in sizes XXS to XXL

Revolve

8. Oye Swimwear Lucette Bikini Set

Most Flattering Bikini Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Pink sheen fabric, fashion-y strapped design

This bikini set is a whole look, not just a swimsuit: The top is a crisscross set of wide, off-the-shoulder straps, and the bottoms echo that design. And pink is the color of summer 2022.

Buy It ($319)

Available in sizes XS to L

Neiman Marcus

9. Johnny Was Mari Skirted One-Piece Swimsuit

Most Flattering Swim Dress Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Bright pattern, pleated skirt

It has padded cups and wide straps, sure, but this isn’t your grandma’s skirted swimsuit. The sleek polyamide fabric and unique birds-and-animals patchwork is pure contemporary style.

Buy It ($268)

Available in sizes XS to XXL

ASOS

10. Figleaves Toulouse Plunge Tummy Control Swimsuit

Most Flattering Tummy Control Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Removable, adjustable straps, high cut legs

In a fun tropical blue-on-white print, this plunge-neck one-piece has tummy control, chic waistline detailing and a glamorous design made to fit cup sizes B to G.

Buy It ($87; $45)

Available in sizes 32 to 38, B to G

Amazon

11. American Trends Vintage Push Up Tummy Control One Piece Bathing Suit

Most Flattering Swimsuit for Pear Shapes

• Why We Love It: Retro prints, mini-shorts leg opening

This suit puts an end to that uncomfortable constant pulling-down-your-swim-bottoms feeling, since it’s a one-piece with boy-cut shorts styling. And the shelf bra and halter top says, “Eyes up here, everybody.”

$25 at Amazon

Available in sizes 4/6 to 18/20

Target

12. Shade & Shore Plunge Sash Tie One-Piece

Most Flattering Swimsuit for Apple Shapes

• Why We Love It: Shapely midsection cutout, removable cups

A plunging neckline and tie bow over a keyhole cutout add shape to a midsection. And we love the ultra-comfy ribbed nylon-spandex.

Buy it ($40)

Available in sizes XS to XL

Old Navy

13. Old Navy V-Neck Wrap-Front One Piece Swimsuit Dress

Best Swimsuit for Creating an Hourglass

• Why We Love It: Adjustable side tie, adjustable shoulder straps

The interior mesh on this charming checked swim dress holds the wearer in, while the wrap neckline can be fitted to be as modest or all-out-there as you choose. And built-in briefs ensure modesty no matter what active poolside hijinks are going on.

Buy It ($50)

Available in sizes XS to 4X

Adore Me

14. Adore Me Ellena Contour Plus

Most Flattering Swimsuit for Plus Sizes

• Why We Love It: Sexy cutouts, crisscross front

This eco-friendly suit is sustainably made and doesn’t skimp on the style, with great coverage in a fashionable animal print that’s got a keyhole bust and side cutouts.

Buy It ($50; $25)

Available in sizes 0X to 4X

J. Crew

15. J. Crew Ribbed Cross-Back Underwire Bikini Top

Most Flattering Swimsuit for a Big Chest

• Why We Love It: Classic and DD cup sizes, ribbed fabric

This underwire top is sized like a bra for your exact fit, but looks way more stylish than a typical undergarment, thanks to the pieced design of the cups, the color options and the soft, crisscross straps. And bonus, you can choose your favorite shape of bottoms to pair with it: cheeky bikinis or mini shorts.

Buy It ($72; $60)

Available in sizes 32A to 42D and DD

L'Space

16. L’Space Camacho Bikini Bottom

Most Flattering High-Cut Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Adjustable to high- or low-rise

Want maximum sun exposure? Hoist these babies up to your hipbones and you’ll soon be sizzling. For more modest coverage, say walking to the beach cabana, you can push the side straps a little lower to create a more traditional bikini leg.

Buy It ($70)

Available in sizes XS to XL

Nordstrom

17. La Blanca Off the Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit

Most Flattering Swimsuit for a Small Chest

• Why We Love It: Ruffled statement neckline, shirred body

We love what a well-placed ruffle can do to zhush up a bustline, and this fully lined one-piece suit has removable cups, too. What’s more, the laced string detail on the back makes this fancy enough to wear as an top with a skirt for patio drinks.

Buy It ($130; $78)

Available in sizes 4 to 12

Title Nine

18. Title Nine Wahine Swim Skirt

Most Flattering Skirted Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Mid-rise waistband, built-in brief

This is the new swimwear piece you need for when a bikini bottom feels like too little but a swim short feels too bulky. You can mix with whatever your favorite top is currently, or spring for a matching top from the brand.

Buy it ($65)

Available in sizes XS to XL

Amazon

19. Hilor Women's One Piece Front Crossover Swimsuit

Most Flattering Swimsuit to Add Curves

• Why We Love It: Removable wire-free cups, 45 colorways

The central sheer bands on the abdomen are made of elastic that adds a bit of curve to the figure. And the bustline has discreet cups to add even more shape.

$34 at Amazon

Available in sixes 4/6 to 16

Madewell

20. Madewell Second Wave Rash Guard One-Piece Swimsuit

Most Flattering Full-Coverage Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: UPF 50 protection, light support

Want to preserve your skin while still getting sporty in the sun? Wear this long-sleeved one-piece that is like a swimsuit with a built-in rash guard. The recycled nylon fabric is lightly lined, so you know you’re covered.

Buy It ($69)

Available in sizes Small to X Large

21. Sanctuary Tie-Front Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit

Most Flattering Swimsuit for Big Thighs

• Why We Love It: Plunge neckline, medium leg opening

The secret to feeling most confident in a swim look if you have shapely thighs is balance, and the crisscross design of this top—as well as the single-strap patterned design—does just that.

Buy It ($119)

Available in sizes XS to XL

Target

22. Anne Cole Women’s Solid Twist Front Shirred One Piece Swimsuit

Most Flattering White Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Removable straps, medium leg opening

A classic shirred white swimsuit is the ultimate in classic swim style, and this iteration promises all that plus opaque coverage and strap-free sunning.

Buy It ($88)

Available in sizes 6 to 18

Leonisa

23. Leonisa One-Piece Swimsuit with Slimming Compression and Tulle Details

Most Flattering Compression Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Stomach compression, sheer front details

Securely sewn-in cups and a pretty floral print that reminds us of fancy wallpaper? That’s the formula for this sophisticated one-piece, and we’re here for it.

Buy It ($100)

Available in sizes S to XL

24. Andie The Nantucket

Most Flattering One-Shoulder Swimsuit

• Why We Love It: Compression fabric, low-cut leg

This one-shoulder suit has a bit of Grecian goddess vibes as well as a touch of futuristic minimalism. We like the removable cups and underbust seam, which keep wearers in place without being restrictive.

Buy It ($95; $80)

Available in sizes XS to XXXL

Aerie

25. Aerie Asymmetrical Wrap One Piece Swimsuit

Most Flattering Swimsuit for Long Torsos

• Why We Love It: Cut out side detail, wrap waist

The popular side cutout style is updated with an adjustable wrap belt. The belt waist is great to accent your natural waist, wherever it falls on your long torso.

Buy It ($55; $39)

Available in sizes XXS to XXL, Long sizes

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