Feeling confident about your body is as much a state of mind as it is a way of looking. Clothes play a huge part in this equation, and any item that contributes to boosting your self-esteem is worth every penny. Which is why it’s worth investing in a flattering swimsuit that optimises your figure as opposed to merely opting for the newest styles every summer. Not that flattering can’t be trend-driven, but if delicate detailing suits your neckline more than an athletic style, then apply a little tunnel vision and remember that buying pieces that show off your figure is always a good way to spend your money.
Sticking to a list of key requirements when shopping for swimsuits (which, let’s face it, can feel like a minefield) will make the process so much easier. For example, spotlight dainty shoulders with halternecks and cutaway necks, highlight your waist with belted panels, or go for vertical stripes if you’re susceptible to bloating. But the bottom line? Find a swimsuit that you want to wear, not a swimsuit that wears you.
Check out our edit of classics with a twist below. Trust us—these will have you skipping to the pool minus the body hang-ups.
With its lingerie-esque sensibilities, this delicate piece recalls the softer elements of underwear, making it a sophisticated choice. Consider it your LBD for the beach.
This beauty isn’t just forgiving—it sculpts an hourglass silhouette, too. Perfect for curating your own Marilyn Monroe moment poolside.
That trick of vertical stripes creating a streamlined silhouette? It works. Coupled with a scoop back, this affordable style will have you feeling a million bucks.
The high cut of this all-in-one does wonders for making your legs look longer.
As the Rolls-Royce of swimsuits, a style by Eres won’t let you down. This punchy red all-in-one features a simple scoop neck and a striped waistband panel to cinch the midriff.
Bigger busts can take on a plunging neckline, with the right support. This tropical print is offset by super-flattering white waistbands, too.
We love the flippy and frilly peplum hem on this retro-inspired design.
Yes, Hunza G’s one-size-fits-all swimsuits are a thing of magic. We’ve yet to find someone who doesn’t covet theirs.
Dramatic ruffles ensure that your bathing suit isn’t too athletic-looking. They also echo your natural curves and flatter your physique in the process.
With its delicately corseted structure and beautiful painterly print, you’ll feel like you’re wearing more than just something to swim in.
The Outnet’s in-house brand of swimwear is well designed and super desirable.
See what we mean? Super chic and sophisticated.
There’s just something about lace-ups that endure and suit everyone thanks to the style's adjustability factor.
This shade of red suits all skin tones. Plus, a crisscross back is always more supportive and likely to stay put.
This practical yet flirty option is great for swimming and sunning.
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