Industry Insiders Share the Most Flattering Swimsuits for Their Body Type

The key to beachwear confidence? Finding the right style for your body. Here, 11 fashion insiders share the best silhouettes for their shapes. Dive right in!

perfect-swimsuits-one-pieceFlagpole Swim swimsuit, $400, net-a-porter.com
The Sexy One-piece
Robyn Lawley, model: “I’m tall, broad, and curvy, and I like to keep active and healthy. When I play sports, I prefer to wear one-pieces.”
Karla Martinez de Salas, cofounder of Piamita NYC: “My upper body is small and muscular, but I don’t have a very defined waist. I go for V-neck one-pieces that create a long, lean illusion.”

perfect-swimsuits-sporty-two-piece2Patagonia top, $49, patagonia.com; Patagonia bottom, $39, patagonia.com
The Sporty Two-piece
Maria Sharapova, tennis player: “I’m obviously quite athletic and tall, so I usually opt for chic, monochromatic two-piece suits with clean lines.”
Jessica Sailer Van Lith, Glamour‘s fashion market director: “I used to wear skimpy bikinis, but now that I have two small kids, I need a sleek yet practical suit I feel comfortable in while playing at the beach.”

perfect-swimsuits-retro-halterLaura Urbinati bikini, $285, creaturesofcomfort.com
The Retro Halter Suit
Bonnie Morrison, publicist: “I have muscular legs and narrow hips, so I pick retro-style swimsuits that make my shape more feminine.”
Chanel Iman, model: “I have a long torso and legs to match. They called me “chopsticks” in school. Now I’ve come into my own with a few curves that help my confidence. When it comes to making a statement under the sun, I love high-waisted briefs.”

perfect-swimsuit-red-bikiniJ.Crew top, $44, jcrew.com; J.Crew bottom, $40, jcrew.com
The Itsy-Bitsy String Bikini
Emily Ratajkowski, model and actress: “I grew up in a California beach town where bikinis were the summer dress code. I wear tops that are stretchy and soft but offer some support.”
Meredith Melling, cofounder of La Marque: “My go-to is a string bikini with adjustable side ties. I can usually get away with a triangle top, since I have a smaller bust.”

perfect-swimsuits-flirty-bandeau
Lisa Marie Fernandez bikini, $450,lisamariefernandez.com
The Flirty Bandeau Top
Chloe Sevigny, actress: “Ruffled bikinis-—like the one I designed for Opening Ceremony—are flirty yet modest and hold you in in all the right places.”
Shoshanna Gruss, designer: “I designed a bandeau for women like me who have a larger bust. The construction is based on my favorite strapless bra, so it has great support. The best part? No tan lines!”
Lisa Marie Fernandez, designer: “My Mira suit [above] is as much a crop top as it is a bikini. The ruffled bandeau accentuates sexy shoulders.”



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