The Best Swimsuit For Your Body Type—Yes, Yours!


Whether you're lanky or petite, the key is to fake curves where there aren't any. Feminine ruffles should do the trick.

Digital Writer

When morning talk shows and local newspapers dole out their seasonal swimsuit shopping advice, I'm usually pretty disappointed by the lack of body types represented. What about the women who don't resemble fruit? (Or aren't boy-shaped—the third "one of these things is not like the other" category I've never quite understood. Couldn't they say "banana?" Or is that somehow more offensive than "apple" and "pear" shapes?)

As a short-waisted busty girl with very narrow hips myself, I've had enough of this three-options-only nonsense. For my fellow frustrated swimwear shoppers, I've found flattering silhouettes for a wide variety of figures, all available online. You might discover that you fall into more than one category, so don't be afraid to mix and match tops and bottoms or even buy a couple different styles. Because hey, when you look great in a bikini and maillot, don't question your good fortune—just get both!

Click through the slideshow to discover the best swimsuit for your body type now.