Best Plus Size Swimwear for all Body Shapes

Here at Capriosca Swimwear, we understand that every body is different and there is not a "one style suits all" solution when it comes to choosing a flattering swimsuit. We design plus size swimsuits for all body shapes and sizes with an emphasis on bust support, tummy control, and coverage. 

So, how do you find the right swimsuit style for you? If you are looking for a flattering swimsuit, start by looking at your own body shape; identify your best features and any areas you'd prefer to play down. From there, we can suggest the best styles to balance your silhouette, show off your assets, and provide coverage where you want it. 

Pear Body Shape 

A pear body shape has narrow shoulders, a small bust, defined waistline, with larger hips and thighs. Our swimwear advice is to add volume to your upper body with extra detail at the bust line.

A Flouncy one piece or tankini top is ideal, as it gently balloons over your bust to balance your top and bottom.

Tankini tops are great if you need a smaller size top and bigger bikini bottom. Opt for a print or lighter colour on top to draw the eye upward, with a plain or darker colour pant. 

Swim dresses are fabulous if you prefer to cover your hips and thighs. Try the bandeau swim dress with twist front detail to accentuate the bust and an extra long skirt to skim over the hips and thighs.

Image 1 Red haired model wears black flouncy one piece. Image 2 - Brunette woman wears Midnight Garden off the shoulder tankini top and black pant. Image 3 - blonde woman wears black strapless bandeau swim dress

Pear shapes look great in styles that add volume to the bust or A line styles that skim over the hips

Heart Body Shape 

A heart shape body has a larger bust area in comparison to the lower half of your body. With a much slimmer lower half, we recommend choosing swim separates to achieve your perfect fit. 

A supportive bikini or tankini top to fit your fuller bust is essential. You can shop by your cup size with our underwire and shelf bra styles.

Opt for simple styles without too much detail. Frills and ruffles will add more volume to the bust, so if you wish to minimise that area, choose a classic cut with a flattering V, scoop, or square neckline. 

Image 1 - blonde woman poses on the beach wearing black Honey Comb underwire one piece swimsuit. Image 2 - woman poses by the pool

Heart shapes benefit from stylish bust support from underwire or shelf bra inserts

Diamond Body Shape 

A diamond body shape is characterised by having an undefined waistline with a noticeable tummy. 

Choosing a swimsuit style that skims over the tummy while giving the illusion of a waistline is what we recommend for the diamond shape body. 

Our 3 tier one piece and tankini top are ideal for the diamond. 3 tier styles are extremely flattering with frills coming down to a point. Not only do they skim over the bust, belly, and hips, providing coverage, but they also shape the body, creating a more defined waistline.

Image 1 - Brunette woman wears Sardinia turquoise and white floral 3 tier ruffle one piece swimsuit. Image 2 - blonde woman wears black 3 tier tankini top

Frills and ruffles work to provide stylish coverage and shape for Diamond body shapes

Hourglass Body Shape 

Hourglass body shapes have balanced proportions with bust and hips around the same width. They also feature a defined waistline. 

As they are already balanced, the hourglass body shape can wear most styles. If you have an hourglass shape, think about what you would like to show off. 

With all styles available to you, choose styles that suit your personality and fashion taste. Have fun trying different styles of bikinis, tankini tops, and one piece swimsuits in beautiful colours and prints. 

Image 1 - brunette woman wears Metallic Deep Teal one shoulder one piece swimsuit. Image 2 - brunette woman wears black triangle bikini top and belly pant. Image 3 - blonde woman wears Midnight Garden strapless twist front bandeau one piece swimsuit

Show off your shoulders, waistline or gorgeous curves with these styles for Hourglass body shapes

Rectangle Body Shape 

A rectangle body shape is an athletic silhouette with the same measurements through the bust, waist, and hips. 

You can either accentuate the sportier shape with athletic zip up styles or choose a swimsuit that creates a cinched waistline. 

A chic black sleeveless one piece with a zip front will show off your shoulders and athletic shape. Our chlorine resistant range features several great sleeveless, 3/4 and full length zip front styles to suit your shape. 

Alternatively, choose a style that cinches in your waist to give the illusion of an hourglass figure. One piece swimsuits with waistband details or wrap around styles are ideal for creating a waistline. 

Image 1 - brunette woman wears panelled black and Midnight Garden long sleeve one piece swimsuit. Image 2 - brunette woman wears Metallic Deep Teal criss cross one piece swimsuit

Show off your athletic shape with a zip front swimsuit or create a waistline with these styles for Rectangle body shapes

Every woman has a different body shape and we love them all. Look and feel your best this summer by embracing your unique shape and find the right pair of bathers for you. Capriosca Swimwear believes there is a perfect swimsuit for every woman and our plus size swimwear collection is sure to have just what you need. 

For more about fit and sizing, read our blog on multifit swimwear and how you can find your perfect swimsuit. 

August 16, 2022