The Best Swimwear For Your Body Type

Summer days are here and you’ll soon be heading to the beach with friends and family, pamper weekends and cocktails.

Best Swimwear For Your Body Type miladys

Wonderfit Full Costume, Miladys, R359 – R399

There’s nothing worse than worrying about your holiday or event because of your beach body.

We all have bits we don’t like – a troublesome tummy we want to flatten, a bigger bust we want lifting and curves we want flattering. These savvy figure-fixing swimwear solutions will give you a beautiful body regardless of your size or shape. Hello body confidence!

Problem area: Small bust

Feeling you’re in need of a boost? Those looking to give the appearance of a bigger bust on the beach will love the fab swimwear from H&M.The super-push up bikini top will help to give you more cleavage.

Best Swimwear For Your Body Type h&m

Top, R279; bottoms, R179, both from H&M

Here are a few clever tricks for dressing yourself slimmer:

Slimming Outfits: Dress Yourself Slimmer For Summer

Problem area: Broad shoulders

A high neckline and wide straps will give the appearance of narrow shoulders – perfect for athletic body shapes. Treat yourself to this Woolworths one piece.

Best Swimwear For Your Body Type woolworths

R399, 4 to 24, Woolworths


Problem area: Lower tummy

If you’re heavier on your bottom half, a retro high-waisted style is perfect. This one from AC Activewear will draw eyes upwards and show off your waist, bust and shoulders, while the tummy control pants will give you a confidence boost.

Best Swimwear For Your Body Type AC Activewear

R785, 32 to 44, AC Activewear

Problem area: Shapeless waist

We all need some contouring in our mid-section.  When it comes to the rounded tummy, look no further than Miraclesuit. The swimsuits are perfect for creating some shape in the waist area and especially great for athletic figures to fake the hourglass silhouette we long for!

Best Swimwear For Your Body Type miraclesuit

R 3495, 32 -44, Miraclesuit at Slimsuit

Problem area: Round tummy

Trying to conceal a troublesome tummy? This Woolworths shape enhancing swimsuit will do the job perfectly thanks to some cleverly placed gathers in the waist. The sweetheart neckline also draws the eye upwards, creating a slimmer appearance.


Best Swimwear For Your Body Type woolworths david jones

R650, 6 to 22, David Jones at Woolworths

Problem area: Fuller bust

How fabulous that you can wear a bikini even with a larger cup and it will also give you the support you need? Lu May’s supportive bikini is ultra- flattering.

Best Swimwear For Your Body Type lu may

R1 395, Top, B to D; Bottom, 30 to 44, Lu May

Get your feet summer ready:

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Problem area: Big bottom

This Swim Dress from Lu-May swimwear is just so fabulous. Not only is it a swimsuit but it can also be worn as a dress for walks on the beach or days lounging by the pool. It’s particularly flattering on hourglass shapes, thanks to the empire line style, which shows off a teeny waist.

Best Swimwear For Your Body Type lu may swimdress

R590, S to 3XL, Lu May Swimwear

Problem area: Wide hips

Balance out wide hips with a halterneck and longer clever length top with clever silhouette-slimming panels. No more worrying about wide hips thanks to this Moontide one-piece. No more worrying about wide hips thanks to this Elle Sport swimsuit from Next.

Best Swimwear For Your Body Type next

R545, S to XL, Elle Sport at Next

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