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Best Swimsuits by Body Type

The Most Flattering Swimwear for Every Body Type

Best Swimsuits by Body Type
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Everybody is beach-body ready, and we'll continue to shout it from the rooftops until body-shaming is drowned out. But that doesn't mean we're all confident and fear-free when it comes to stepping out in public in a swimsuit or bikini.

Just as with any other form of clothing, swimwear comes in a huge range of designs to fit and flatter different figures, so finding the perfect match for your holiday isn't always easy. The most important thing is that you feel your best self. There is one piece of advice that we do need to share: if you're opting for white swimwear, do an at-home test before getting in the water with friends. We cannot stress enough how many times we've been caught out with more on show than we bargained for.

While there's no rulebook for swimwear shopping, there are some styling tips that might help you feel even more fabulous in your own skin. Hannah Turner, Bravissimo Buying Manager says, "We're all different when it comes to our boobs, bodies, and height so it might be a little bit of trial and error to find the swimsuit size that is the best fit for you and that you feel most confident in. If you're looking for a swim style with tummy coverage, try a tankini or swimsuit. They are not only great for extra coverage, tankini's and swimsuits are versatile pieces that can be styled with shorts and shirts to take you from beach to bar in no time."

Whether it's supporting bikini tops for fuller busts, tummy-control swimsuits, or high-waisted bikini bottoms, we've found the best swimwear for all body types and budgets. Just add some chunky sandals, a great pair of sunnies, and a handy bag. Read on to see our handpicked options and, for even easier shopping, click the most relevant category for you ahead.

Additional reporting by Lauren Cunningham

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