7 Crazy-Flattering Swimsuit Trends for Every Body Type
You’ve got a long summer of rooftop-pool lounging and Fort Tilden people-watching ahead of you. And these suits ensure you’ll look stunning in every one of your beach ’grams.
Don’t worry: The ruffles of 2017 are a far cry from that frilly suit you wore as a six-year-old. These suits are graceful and ladylike, and do an excellent job of amping up the curves on smaller-chested and petite ladies.
Show Me Your Mumu ($148)
Yep, the mega-flattering trend is now a mega-flattering swimsuit—both as a bikini and a one-piece. It’s good for anyone but particularly flatters pear-shaped gals, because it draws attention to defined shoulders and collarbones. (But maybe avoid swimming laps in this one.)
Another feminine detail taking over beachwear: scallops. The sweetly curved border suits athletic bodies especially well and makes even the simplest tanksuits look über-elegant (like what you’d wear to breakfast on a balcony in Mykonos, perhaps).
If the idea of wearing a triangle top makes you instinctively clutch your chest in fear, throw on a dancer-inspired surplice maillot that keeps the girls right where you want them (without looking like a sports bra).
Iris and Ink ($95)
Preppy checks are back in full force this year, and give us all the Mary Ann Summers vibes (if she moved to Williamsburg) on a tie-front monokini—which simultaneously perks up a less-than-bootylicious derrière.
Solid & Striped ($160)