Every woman’s body is different, so there are very few swimsuits that are universally flattering. Most of us benefit from swimwear that emphasizes and accents elements of our body type while minimizing others. Good use of color, cut and patterns can help you look your best in your late summer swimwear. Which swimsuits are best for a round or apple-shaped body type?
The Best Swimsuits for a Round Body Type
If you’ve got a round or apple body type, you’ll want to create a waistline and emphasize your cleavage and legs to create the most flattering figure. Swimwear that provides great support in the bust is a must, as it lifts your bust and helps to create more division between the bust and the waist. Colors and patterns that create separation and help define a waistline are also flattering for this body type. Finally, high-cut legs help to elongate the legs and torso and help you create a flattering look.
Tankini Tops for Round Body Types
If you like a tankini style that gives you the ability to mix-and-match tops and bottoms to get just the right size and coverage, we’ve got some great combinations for round body types.
One of our favorites is the Sunsets Separates Bra Sized Underwire Twist Tankini Top Style 77. This is an underwire tankini top with a shelf bra and adjustable straps to give you great support, which lifts your bust and helps to create a waistline. But even better is the use of color in this tankini top – the pattern on the bra cups is oriented slightly differently than the patterns below, creating a high faux waistline and really emphasizing your curves. Pair it with a high-cut leg on the bottom and you’ve got a winning look!
Another tankini top that’s great for a round body shape is the Tara Grinna Florica Underwire Tankini with Adjustable Straps Style 112. This is another underwire tankini with bra-sized cups that really lifts and support your bust, creating a great look on top. The material is a bit more loose below the bra cups, so it’ll skim your figure without emphasizing your mid-section. The open back helps to create an outward V which defines a line from your shoulder blades to your hips and really helps to create definition for a round body type.
One-Piece Swimsuits for Round Body Types
The Panache Loren One Piece Halterneck Swimsuit SW0510 is a great example of a swimsuit for a round body type. This halter style swimsuit has a built in underwire to offer support, and it’s got black trim detailing just below the bust at the narrowest part of the body to help create and define a waistline. The v-neck has a slight plunge that emphasizes your bust without showing too much, and the pattern is pretty and flattering.
Another one of our favorites is the Anita Comfort Glory II One Piece Swimsuit 7275. This great swimsuit has a faux belt at the waist which helps define the waistline, and it also helps to camouflage problem areas in this region. The bust lining provides shape and support, but as there’s no underwire, it’s not the best choice for women with larger cup sizes.
Armed with these examples, you should be ready to find your own favorite swimsuit for your round body type! Browse our swimwear collection to find just the right look for you, and let us know which one is your favorite!