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Metro.Style Swimsuit Guide: Know What Style Will Look Best For Every Body Type

Put an end to stressful swimsuit shopping with our summer ready tips and tricks on how to find the perfect swimsuit, and get that bombshell look on beach season. From curvier frames to athletic bods, we’ve narrowed it down to help you find what flatters your body type to get the perfect fit in no time. Check out our round up of stylish picks made just for you!



1. Pear Shape

If you’re quite curvy on the hips and thighs, the key to perfect your swimsuit style is by balancing your proportions and getting enough coverage on the hips and thighs.


Tip 1: Go for a low V-neck cut, strappy swimsuits to draw the attention to all the right places. 

Emma Pake tasseled swimsuit


Tip 2: A cutout or high waist swimsuit puts emphasis on a smaller waist, which makes this a flattering style for everyone.

Mara Hoffman cutout swimsuit

Zimmermann belted high waist swimsuit


Tip 3: Don’t be afraid to turn up the ante with bright colors or an interesting print even.

Anjuna crochet trimmed bikini



2. Small Chest

Small chested girls rejoice! If you think having a small chest stops you from getting that bombshell look, think again! With so many styles to choose from, you’ll be surprised by how flattering most swimsuit style looks on you.


Tip 1: A ruffled top will be your best friend! Play up your assets and flaunt this style any day.

Zimmermann bikini set


Tip 2: A crochet or seersucker swimsuit might be risky, but trust us, this works wonders for ladies with small chests.

Hunza G seersucker bikini

Tip 3: You can’t go wrong with a classic triangle top. Try it in a bold print or color to create the illusion of curves and a hint of cleavage too.

Rye triangle bikini


Tip 4: Go carefree and work it in a ribbed swimsuit with a vintage square neckline that only small chested girls can pull-off.

Mara Hoffman ribbed swimsuit



3. Curvy

Curvy girls, listen up! Don’t ever feel the need to shy away from flaunting your amazing assets in these tried and tested swimsuit tips. Remember, proper support and coverage is key to highlight your hourglass curves.


Tip 1: Show off those killer curves in a high waist bikini, for more bust support, go for a halter neck swimsuit with thick straps.

Solid & Striped belted bikini


Tip 2: An asymmetric swimsuit is the perfect way draw the attention to your collarbones, the ruffle detail adds the illusion of smaller arms too.

Lisa Marie Fernandez asymmetric swimsuit


Tip 3: Emphasize a smaller waist with a thick waist belt detail for more curve mileage.

Diane Von Furstenberg belted swimsuit


Tip 4:  A wrap style swimsuit works best for curvy girls who want to conceal a little tummy pouch. Play it up with strategically placed details like prints or ruche.

Ariana Degreas halter neck swimsuit



4. Athletic

If you have amore athletic frame, meaning you have fewer curves or a straight torso, go for swimsuits that will create the shape for you.


Tip 1: Add a feminine touch to your look with smock or ruffle detail. The thick waistband will also add an illusion of fuller hips.

Tory Burch smocked bikini


Tip 2: Show off that rock hard abs with a shape-making wrap detail, giving the appearance of a smaller waist.

Stella McCartney wrap bikini


Tip 3: Go for swimsuits with separate or thick bands for the illusion of fuller hips, and slimmer waist.

Norma Kamali banded bikini


Tip 4: Color blocking is also key to add more shape, the cutout detail also puts emphasis to your waist. 

Solid & Striped color block bikini


Lead photo from @solidandstriped