12 stunning swimsuits for every body type

We're obsessed with them all 😍

by Ruby Barry |

We're thoroughly enjoying the British summer this year - in fact, we're enjoying it so much that we've expanded our swimsuits collection by about twelve pieces. Oh, happy days.

If you're in need of some gorgeous swimsuits that will help you stand out at the pool or on the beach, then you've come to the right place. We've hand-selected some bangin' swimsuits that will suit you, whatever your body shape - from apple to pear, from curvy to tall to petite.

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What is my body shape?

Your body is one in a million, so it's going to be unique in comparison to everyone else. However, there are categories you can place yourself in that might help find the best swimsuits to flatter your shape. With the help of lingerie powerhouse Boux Avenue, we've listed a selection of body types you might relate to...

Pear-shaped figure 🍐

Having a pear-shaped body means narrow, delicate shoulders, a smaller bust but much curvier hips. Celebs with pear-shaped bodies include Beyoncé and Rihanna.

Apple-shaped figure 🍎

Apple-shaped bodies tend to have slender shoulders and hips, with curves at the midriff and bigger bust. You'll want swimsuits that celebrate your boobs. Celebs with apple-shaped bodies include Christina Hendricks and Oprah.

An athletic figure 🏃‍♀️

An athletic figure will have a leaner silhouette and a smaller bust. Often referred to as the 'straight up and down' look, there will be no real difference in size between their shoulders, hips and waist. Celebs with athletic figures include Zendaya and Jennifer Aniston.

Hourglass figure ⏳

An hourglass figure is balanced like an hourglass, with bigger boobs and curvier hips, with a more cinched-in waist at the centre. Celebs with hourglass figures include Sydney Sweeney and Sofia Vergara.

Inverted triangle figure 🔻

Called either the carrot or inverted triangle figure, this body type has wide shoulders, big boobs and narrow hips. Celebs with inverted triangle figures include Renée Zellweger and Angelina Jolie.

As well as swimsuits for these types, we've also got swimwear for petite, tall and curvy gals too, so everyone is invited to the party.

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The best swimsuits for every body shape to buy in 2022

So what are you waiting for? Shop our all-inclusive range of swimsuits for every body shape...


SHOP: swimsuits for every body

Asos Design Tall Cut Out Swimsuit With Chain Detail in Red
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The best swimsuit for pear-shaped bodies
The best swimsuit for tall women

This swimsuit from ASOS is perfect for pear-shaped girls because it isn't focused on bust support. Instead, its focus is on bringing attention to the curve in your hips with cut-outs and your delicate shoulders with the chains. We love to see it 🙌.

On top of this, it is ideal for our tall ladies as it's in ASOS' tall range.

Sizes available: 4 -20

Kasos Trim Wired Plunge Swimsuit - Black
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The best swimsuit for apple-shaped bodies

For our fellow apple queens, Boux Avenue recommends the Kasos Plunge swimsuit for its thick supportive straps for your bust and a belt to bring in the centre of your waist.

Sizes available: 32B - E, 34B - DD

Review: "Amazing! Holds you in, in all the right places. Keeps the boobs looking perky! Had so many compliments on a recent spa weekend."

Prague Zebra Swimsuit - Black Mix
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The best swimsuit for athletic figures

If you've got smaller boobs, make use of the freedom, like this plunge zebra option, where you don't need bust support. We love the tied belt, too.

Sizes available: 6 - 18

Haiti Ruched Strapless Swimsuit - Red Mix
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The best swimsuit for athletic figures
We love this ruched swimsuit in red for an easy-to-wear, relaxed vibe.

Sizes available: 6- 18

CURVY KATE  Holiday Crush Non Wired Plunge Swimsuit Rust
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The best swimsuit for hourglass figures

We are in awe of this beautifully coloured swimsuit, which has cut-outs around the waist. This rust orange will suit any and all skin colours, and the seersucker fabric complements your curves. It also features bust support.

Sizes available: 30 F/FF - 38 J/JJ

Plus White Cross Neck Swimsuit
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The best swimsuit for inverted triangle figures

For our inverted triangle girlies, a style like a halterneck or cross neck is superb. This shiny number from PLT is perf for our plus-sized queens and is super affordable.

Sizes available: 16 - 28

Asos 4505 Petite Swimsuit With Back Detail in Mono Animal Print
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The best swimsuit for petite women

The ASOS petite range is a godsend for those of us who still get ID'ed at the bar. Small gals unite with this gorgeous animal print swimsuit, which celebrates smaller boobs with its square neck bust.

Sizes available: 2 - 16

NastyGal Plus Size High Leg Strappy Swimsuit
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The best swimsuit for plus-sized women

Have you ever seen a more beautiful shade of green?! With a plunging neckline to let your cleavage shine, and a high-leg silhouette to show off your curves- we love this one from NastyGal. Also has adjustable straps- yessssss.

Sizes available: 16 - 24

ASOS Design Tall One Shoulder Cut Out Swimsuit in Khaki
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The best swimsuit for tall women

Tall gals, where we at? 🙌 Show off your long legs with this one-shoulder number from ASOS' tall collection. We love how the one shoulder on the left and cut out on the right create a swirling S shape down the body, and then - BAM. LEGS. If you've got 'em, flaunt 'em.

Sizes available: 6 - 20

MAGISCULPT Flatter Me Swimdress Longer Length
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The best swimsuits for women who want to hide their bum

Sometimes you don't want your bum out on display, and that's ok. Swimsuits can be intimidating if you don't want to show certain parts of your body for whatever reason. A great solution is a swim dress, like this stylish one from Simply Be. It's made with a special power mesh swimsuit for the ultimate in tummy control, if that's what you're after.

Sizes available: 12 - 32

Review: "Perfect swim and beach wear if you're a little self-conscious of your belly or top of thighs like me!"

V by Very Shape Enhancing Draped Swimsuit - Black
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The best swimsuit to enhance your curves

This swimsuit has everything you need to accentuate your curves. V neck and padded bust to show off the goods? Check. Sculpting panels to round off your figure? Check. The classic black colour makes it adaptable to any mood and scenario, so this is a staple for your wardrobe. Reviews recommend sizing up.

Sizes available: 10 - 22

Review: "This is one of the few swimsuits I feel confident wearing! I’m a size 20 with a 38H chest and this covers them really well, would definitely recommend it for women with larger chests who don’t want to worry about spilling out. The tummy control is good and is still comfortable, and the swimsuit covers your whole butt without making it look saggy. A great swimsuit overall."

Roxy Featuring Kelia Moniz Long Sleeve Surf Swimsuit in Pastel Zebra
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The best swimsuits for covering your arms

If you want to cover your arms, we've got you with this stylish long sleeve swimsuit from ASOS. Created in collaboration with surfing champion Kelia Moniz, you know this swimsuit is going to be killer, and it has an open back for that sultry kick.

Sizes available: XS - XL

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