12 Swimsuit Brands That Are Specifically Designed to Fit Long Torsos
Bathing suits are right up there as the number one most frustrating item to shop for (alongside jeans and bras). There’s just so much to consider for an item 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.
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 trunk, here are 12 brands with options that are designed and cut to specifically flatter you. Hallelujah!
This sustainable brand is one of our top go-tos, especially after the launch of the Power Suits collection. The five-piece collection was made in partnership with five inspiring women with the aim of creating swimwear that’s truly universally flattering, not just labeled as such. And yes, of course that meant including one-piece suits that fit long torsos. There are now six styles available in tall, and while Summersalt isn’t really known for its use of prints (there are a handful, but not many), there are a ton of fun colors and colorblocked styles that are flattering on every skin tone and body type.
Available in sizes 2 to 22
2. ASOS Tall
ASOS is one of the most size-inclusive (and affordable) retailers out there, with dedicated designs for ladies who are petite, plus-size, pregnant and—you guessed it—tall. While the ASOS Tall collection is designed for women 5’10” and above, shorter gals with lengthy middles can wear these styles just the same. The fashion-forward retailer has lots of sexy low-cut silhouettes, trendy prints and bright hues for you to choose from.
Available in sizes 0 to 16
3. Shade & Shore
It’s a tale as old as time: You go to Target for batteries and a new planner and leave with an adorable new swimsuit (or three). Target’s in-house brand Shade & Shore offers trendy prints, flirty frills and sexy cutouts that aren’t just stretched to fit your lengthy middle, but redesigned to actually hit where they will be the most flattering. So instead of a cutout floating somewhere around your armpit, it actually sits where it should (which is at your waist) where it will do more to create a sleek slimming effect.
Available in sizes XS to XL
All of Aerie’s 12 one-piece designs and colors options are available in tall lengths so you won’t feel limited in your choices. And we love that the brand is really, truly inclusive; Aerie has taken a stand against photoshopping model’s bodies and shoots its swimsuits on a wide range of body types and skin tones. There are a bunch of trendy, bright solid-colored options, but our favorites are definitely the patterned pieces with flirty florals that don’t feel too juvenile and multiple leopard variations to fit your personal style.
Available in sizes XS to XXL
If water sports and athletic days at the beach are more your style, Athleta’s got you covered. The brand offers 11 one-pieces in tall sizes, all of which will look sleek and stay in place for laps in the pool or a game of volleyball with the kids. And unlike classic swim-sport brands, Athleta’s chic designs, use of subtle ruching and bold colors (like bright red and cobalt blue) aren’t obviously sport suits, so you’ll feel just as comfortable wearing them to lounge by the water, cocktail in hand.
Available in sizes S to XL
6. Lands’ End
Lands’ End may not be the first place you think of for cute swimwear, but it actually has a number of fun prints available in classic minimalist silhouettes. There are also lots of styles that offer extra coverage, like rashguards and board shorts and skorts, ideal if you have a day of surfing, tubing or other water activities planned. It’s also one of the only brands we know that makes one-pieces that come in tall plus sizes.
Available in sizes 4 to 18 and 16W to 24W
7. Andie Swim
We love Andie for its wide range of long-lasting suits in a host of fun and flattering colors. So we were super excited two years ago when the brand announced it was branching into long lengths as a trial with its best-selling sporty Baywatch-esque “Ibiza” style or the sexy cross-back “Tulum”. That test run was such a success, Andie now makes all 13 of its one-piece suits in long torso versions (and sizes XS to XXXL, roughly 2 to 24). The color options are still limited, but there are a ton of gorgeous solid hues to choose from that will never go out of style.
Available in sizes XS to XXXL
8. Long Tall Sally
It should come as no surprise that a brand entirely dedicated to creating clothing for women 5’8” and taller would include one-piece swimsuits in its lineup. Because the fit experts at Long Tall Sally are super familiar with longer torsos, you know the technical construction and the placement of the adorable pattern will be just right. There are also a few tankini options, if that’s more your style, that will actually cover your middle as intended.
Available in sizes 4 to 20
9. Left On Friday
This young brand is all about combining premium quality swimwear with an active lifestyle, because nothing should stop you from playing a round of beach volleyball or teaching your kids how to swim—all while dressed in a chic, classic maillot. Left On Friday currently has two styles available in long lengths, a subtly sexy spaghetti strap one-piece called the “Sunday Suit” and the “Double Scoop” which has thicker straps and an under-bust strap at the back for added support.
Available in sizes XS to XL
This small athletic-wear brand is all about creating pieces that adjust to fit a wide range of activity levels and body types, including during pregnancy. Many of the one-pieces have an expandable front panel to accommodate a growing belly that has a flattering ruched look for non-pregnant gals. There’s an extensive size guide page to help you figure out exactly which suits work best for your shape, including a list of styles recommended for those with long torsos. Oh, and did we mention every suit comes with built-in UPF 45 sun protection? Score.
Available in sizes XXS to XXXL
Yes, there are indeed strapless styles that work for lengthy midsections. (And, no, you won’t have to spend any time worrying that your boobs might pop out because the fabric is pulling and stretching to cover them.) Better yet, all of Miraclesuit’s swimwear is made from the brand’s original innovative fabric Miratex, which works like traditional shapewear to shape and support your curves without any itchy linings or pointy underwires. Yeah, it truly is a miracle. Pro tip: Follow the size guide to find your best fit, as Miraclesuit swim tends to run small.
Available in sizes 8 to 16
J.Crew has long been a favorite for picking up classic, long-lasting suits in gorgeous hues that are actually affordable. Right now there are just two one-pieces that are made for long torsos—a ruched bandeau with a removable halter strap and a plunge-front maillot with wide shoulder straps—but fingers crossed more styles, colors or patterns are added later in the summer.
Available in sizes 0 to 16