The best bathing suits for every body

The best bathing suits for every body

Summer is here and let's be honest: we all want to look and feel our best when that cover-up comes off. But have you ever wondered why that suit you've been pining over online just doesn't work on you? Well, not all bathing suits flatter all body types, so check out my guide to finding the best swimsuit for your body type, whether you're athletic, pear-shaped, curvy, small or large busted.

Women with athletic frames look fabulous in swimsuits with bust-enhancing details and triangle-shaped tops

Women with athletic frames look fabulous in swimsuits with bust-enhancing details and triangle-shaped tops

Triangl - Ollie Twiggy Starburst, $79.00

This slick black bikini has adjustable shoulder straps and a hipster boyleg bottom for an ultra-flattering fit.

Available in Twiggy Stardust (pictured), Penny Wanderlust and Tilly Sunburst

Athletic Body Type

Athletic Body Type

Gypsy 05 – Sporty Bikini Top, $90.30 and Bottoms, $90.30

This two-piece has a halter-style top with cool cross-hatched back straps that will turn heads at the beach.

Available in black multi (pictured)

Athletic Body Type

Athletic Body Type

Roxy – Tides of waves Crop Halter, $46 and Cheeky Scooter Bottoms, $46

This sassy suit features cute cut-outs and tastefully cheeky bottoms.

Available in Mazarine Blue (pictured)

Athletic Body Type

Athletic Body Type

Victoria’s Secret – The logo Teeny Triangle Top, $28.50 AND Logo Cheeky bottom, $20.50

This sexy suit has slim straps and Victoria's Secret logo bands on the top and bottoms for a fun, sporty look.

Available in white (pictured), black and neon citrus

High-cut bottoms and low-cut tops are flattering on those with pear-shaped bodies

High-cut bottoms and low-cut tops are flattering on those with pear-shaped bodies

Idah – Pagoda Swimsuit, $240.53

The plunging neckline and whip-stitched sides make this a sexy one-piece for women who are curvier on the bottom than the top.

Available in black

Pear-Shaped Figure

Pear-Shaped Figure

Rip Curl Beach Babe Surf Suit, $69.50

The geometric mesh panels and sleek lines on this suit make it easy to chanel your inner surfer.

Available in black

Pear-Shaped Figure

Pear-Shaped Figure

Stella McCartney – Cutout bikini, $360.29

The cut-outs on this black bikini give the classic colour a modern twist.

Available in black

Pear-Shaped Figure

Pear-Shaped Figure

Monica Wise – Mirage Audrey Fringe Swim Top, $84 and Bottom, $73

The fringe on this L-shaped halter top gives it a groovy look that goes well with the striped  print.

Available in shell

Bra-style tops are a fantastic choice for women with bigger busts

Bra-style tops are a fantastic choice for women with bigger busts

Triangl Milly Candy Pink, $89

This balconnet-style bikini top has moulded cups, underwire and adjustable straps for the ultimate bust support.

Available in Candy Pink (pictured), Rosa Splash, New York Noir, Arizona Sunset, Las Vegas Lights and Indiana Ice

Busty

Busty

Wildfox – American Paisley Mermaid Bustier, $108 and Bottoms, $82

This vintage-inspired suit with its bustier-style top and cheeky ruffled bottoms screams fun and flirty.

Available in floral (pictured)

Busty

Busty

Victoria’s Secret – Reversable Lace-up Halter, $46.50 and Side-tie Cheeky Bottom, $32.50

The lace-up front on this top conforms to your curves while the beaded tassles on the bottoms create a summery feel.

Available in blue/purple (pictured), Zepplin Tie Dye/Sante Fe Geo, Aqua/Coral Leo, Neon Hot Pink/Pineapple Jungle and Black/Fiesta Geo

Busty

Busty

Beach Babe – Gunpowder & Lace Triangle Bikini Top, $156.51 And Bottoms, $156.50

This black lace bikini combines a classic print with a modern design to create one smoking hot swimsuit.

Available in black lace (pictured)

Triangle tops with bold, big, fun embellishments look great on ladies with smaller busts

Triangle tops with bold, big, fun embellishments look great on ladies with smaller busts

Triangl – Chloe, $79

This neoprene bikini is fully lined and comes in an array of neon colours that beautifully complement a nice summer tan.

Available in Santa Rosa Splash, Arizona Sunset, Miami Mint, Malibu Blue, California Coral (pictured) and Indiana Ice

Smaller Bust

Smaller Bust

Victoria’s Secret – V-wire Bandeau $48.50 and Cheeky Bottoms, $34.50

This bandeau top boasts an eye-catching goldtone V-wire detail and comes with a pair of handy removable straps.

Available in black

Small Bust

Small Bust

Tone It Up Pink Flamingo, $130

The tropical pattern and zig-zag detail on this bikini will have all eyes on you.

Available in pink

 

Small Bust

Small Bust

Tigerlily – Galium Patchwork Bikini Top $106.90 and Bottom $106.90

With its irresistibly soft fabric and bright patterns, this bikini is a summer staple.

Available in dark indigo (pictured)

Asymmetrical suits and colourblocking prints are flattering on curvy girls.

Asymmetrical suits and colourblocking prints are flattering on curvy girls.

Anthropologie Mix and Match Tankini, $78

This trendy tankini has padded cups, ruching and an adjustable/detachable strap.

Available in moss (pictured), green, blue, turquoise and black

Curvy

Curvy

Mara Hoffman Cami printed underwire bikini, $288.24

This bold bikini has supportive underwire cups, a wide band and adjustable straps for a flawless fit.

Available a variety of colours and prints, including Cosmic Fountain Seafoam (pictured)

Curvy

Curvy

Anthropologie Nightmarch Maillot, $315

The Nightmarch Maillot by Zimmerman is exquisitely detailed and will draw attention to all your best assets.

Available in black motif (pictured)

Curvy

Curvy

Free people Printed Brallette and High-waisted bottoms, Top $94.28 and Bottoms $106.36

With this bikini, vintage meets sporty to create the perfect summer swimsuit.

Available in tropical print (pictured)