Bathing suits are right up there among the most frustrating items to shop for (alongside jeans and bras). There’s just so much to consider for something that symbolizes carefree days by the beach or pool. For women who have both a long torso and the specific desire to wear a one-piece, you’ve got yourself quite a tall order, no pun intended.
“My whole life, I hated wearing a one-piece,” says PureWow senior editor Dana Dickey. “I couldn't figure out why the bottoms of everyone else's suits weren't hiking up their behinds, like mine was. Or why these women didn't display the dreaded crotch cut (that's where your one-piece pulls upward so hard as you walk, it cuts off circulation down there).” The answer? The brands she was shopping weren’t catering to her longer torso.
All too often we find the straps digging into our shoulders, the seat riding up to give everyone a view, boob cups floating somewhere around our ribs—and don’t even get us started on the crotch situation (helloooo, camel toe!).
But just as brands are waking up to the need to adopt sustainable practices, they’re also working on extending their size ranges to fit larger and longer bodies. Because, no, simply adding adjustable straps does not instantly transform a suit into one that’s long-torso-friendly. If you’re in need of a cute one-piece bathing suit for your longer middle, here are 15 brands with options that are designed and cut to specifically flatter you, like the best-selling Baywatch-inspired scoopneck and the sexy Andie one-piece one PureWow editor deemed an absolute must-have. Hallelujah!