Flattering Swimsuits

Flattering swimsuits – how to find a shape to flatter

Finding a flattering swimsuit can be a lengthy and soul destroying process so we have put together a guide to help you find a one piece swimsuit that will flatter your body shape. We have picked a selection of flattering swimsuits from some of the best internationals swimsuit designers like Seafolly and Moontide because their fabrics and designs feel so different and are sure to hold you in and support in all the right place.

Before choosing which swimsuit, there are a few more general guidelines to follow to ensure you get a swimsuit that really flatters.

The Guidelines to finding a Flattering Swimsuit

  • Be prepared to spend a little bit more as there really is truth in ‘you get what you pay for’. The better quality fabrics and cuts will work much harder for you.
  • Choose colours carefully. Getting the right colour to flatter skin tone can take off optical pounds. Some of our most popular colours are Indigo (who doesn’t look good in Indigo), Dark Olive and Black.
  • Use details like ruching, ties and lacing to help make the best of your shape.
  • Shop for your shape (we are going to help you with that below)


Flattering Swimsuits for Small Busts

Go for Swimsuits with moulded cups as these will boost your cleavage.  Also, you will find detailing and fun designs draw the eye upward. Avoid halternecks as these can flatten a smaller chest.

Flattering Swimsuit for small cups - Seafolly Active Maillot
Seafolly Active Maillot
Flattering Swimsuit for Smaller cups - Seafolly Twist Bandeau Maillot
Seafolly Twist Bandeau Maillot
Flattering Swimsuits
Seafolly Castaway Maillot


Flattering Swimsuits for Fuller Bust and Hips (hourglass figure)

The key is to balance your proportions whilst making sure that the eye is drawn upwards.
Therefore you will find a plunging neckline, ruching or eye-catching print draws the eye upward, minimizing the bottom.

Flattering Swimsuits for fuller cups - Piha Glastonbury Swimsuit
Piha Glastonbury Swimsuit
Swimsuits to flatter small cups - Seafolly Sunflower Maillot
Seafolly Sunflower Maillot
Flattering Swimsuit for Small cups - Moontide Jacquard Stripe Maillot
Moontide Jacquard Stripe Maillot


Flattering Swimsuits for D/DD+ Cups

Swimwear Designers have dedicated much time recently dd swimsuits. As a result there have been amazing developments in fabrications and cuts to make sure that DD+ cup swimwear does not compromise on style but offers even better support and shape. A few years ago a bandeau swimsuit would have been a ‘no no’ for instance but now there are some very supportive bandeau swimsuits around.

Flattering Swimsuits - Seafolly DD Swimsuit
Seafolly Sun Temple DD Swimsuit
Flattering Swimsuits - Seafolly D Cup Maillot
Seafolly D Cup Maillot
Flattering Swimsuits - Seafolly C/D Cup Singlet
Seafolly C/D Cup Singlet


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