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The 5 Best Figure-Flattering Swimsuits For Almost Any Body Type

* Regardless of your body type, figure flattering options exist
* One-Piece and two-piece options
* Play up your best features and feel confident on the beach

Regardless of how many swimsuits you own, or how many times you go shopping for one, swimsuit buying is never easy. With an endless amount of options available, it can be especially overwhelming trying to find one that works for your personal style and body type. Here are a a few pieces of swimwear that are figure flattering for most body types.

1. Small Bust

For those with a smaller bust, swimsuit styles with embellished detailing, patterns and ruffles are ideal to create the illusion of a fuller bust. Being on the small side, you have a wider array of styles to choose from that will strategically enhance your figure, such as padded pushup tops or halters and bold prints. The

is an ideal option for this body type and includes a ruffled top, removable padded, non-underwire cup and a high-waist bottom. As an added bonus, the high-waist bottom helps to disguise any bottom areas you wish to keep covered while creating a naturally feminine silhouette.

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2. Curvy/Tummy Concealing

The high-waist suit is ideal for most body types as it is extremely flattering and creates/enhances an hourglass-type figure. When targeting specific body types, the high-waist works wonders on curvy figures and as a great tummy concealer. The

is a great option for those aforementioned body types and features a full coverage bandeau top and high waisted, high cut bottoms for maximum elongation and support.

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3. Athletic

This ruffle one-piece by Robin Piccone is another flattering option for many body types, especially those with athletic builds. The classic one-piece has been updated with flowing ruffles along the neckline and an exposed, crisscrossed back with slender straps that tie in the back. This suit creates the illusion of a shapelier, more curvy figure while being the perfect suit for relaxing poolside.

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4. Athletic

The Lily One Piece by Solid & Striped is a red stunner that will take you from the backyard pool to St. Barth’s in just one Summer. Even more to love is how this piece can actually be flattering for those with a more athletic shape and/or want to create the illusion of curves.  The side-tie closures actually work for, not against, the figure as they will not only enhance your curves but can be adjusted perfectly to your size.

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5. All Body Types

Everyone knows that horizontal stripes elongate your frame in clothing, so when you they’re printed on a swimsuit you can pretty much guarantee it will be figure flattering as well. The Onia x WeWoreWhat suit is a sleek, lingerie-inspired silhouette with a striped print, full coverage style and adjustable straps. Complete with a waist-cinching decorative belt and underwire cups, this one piece would also work great for those with larger busts and athletic builds.

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