Flatter Your Figure with the Right Swimsuit

Is it possible to find a great bathing suit for your body type?

Below is a list of the general body types that most women have. You might not fall exactly into one of these categories but figuring out which shape best describes your figure can help you make the right decision when shopping for the “perfect” bathing suit.

Body Shape

A rectangle-shaped figure consists of a longer torso with equal hip and shoulder widths. Your figure creates more of a straight line down from your shoulders to your hips. This body type is a more athletic build, but you’ll tend to gain weight around the tummy and midriff area. With this shape, you’ll want to go for bolder swimsuit styles if you want to add curves and accentuate a slim waist. Features like ruffles, plunging necklines, and fabric ruching will help accentuate those curves and showcase your best figure.

Styling Tips:

  • Balance your shoulders, bust, waist, and hips.
  • Use lines to create curves and emphasize your favorite parts of your body.
  • Think about color.

Celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Natalie Portman, and Nicole Kidman all have a rectangle body shape. The most important thing is to find a swimsuit that adds curves. Styles like the Oceanus and the Sanibel are perfect options for a one piece swimsuit to add curves and shape to your figure.

Pear or Triangle
Body Shape

A triangle or pear-shaped figure holds most of its weight in the lower half of the body. This body shape tends to combine wider hips and thighs with a slimmer waist and shoulder area. If you fall into this category, try swimsuits that will accentuate your shoulders and upper body. Features like wider straps and halter tops draw attention to the shoulders, while molded cups fill out your bustline to help balance out your lower body. A statement piece swimsuit can work well for you by drawing the eye upward, and balancing out your figure. Ruffles and detailing at the top of your swimsuit can help create some visual balance.

Styling Tips:

  • Ruched Tops Contrasted with a sleek bottom.
  • An asymmetrical neckline will draw the eye up.
  • High-cut bottoms in a dark color, lenghen your bottom half.

Feel free to try many different patterns and colors if you’re brave enough! Styles like Marais and the Wrap are perfect for your shape.

Know that you are in good company! Celebrities with a pear shape figures include Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna.

Heart or Inverted Triangle Body Shape

An inverted triangle figure tends to have a wider upper body. With this body shape, the shoulders and bust area are more prominent than the hips and waist. If you’re not careful, an ill-fitting swimsuit can make you look somewhat out of proportion. With an inverted triangle body type, you want to accentuate your lower body. Try a bathing suit with a print pattern. This will help balance your silhouette out. Steer clear of strapless swimsuits as they draw more attention to the bust and neckline.

Styling Tips:

  • Printed bottoms paried with solid colored tops – enhance your hips
  • Plunging neckline draws focus from your shoulders to the middle of your chest.
  • Look for swim tops with eye-catching details in the middle.

Fabric ruching and ruffles can help add shape to your lower body, so keep a look out for swimsuits with a more textured look. Miraclesuit swimsuits that can help accent your hips and waist include the Gandolf and the Escape.

Some celebrities with an inverted triangle body shape include Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, and Rene Zellweger.

Apple or Round
Body Shape

A round or apple figure pairs a fuller chest and upper body with a very minimal waist. If this sounds like your body type, you’ll want to find a one-piece swimsuit that draws attention to your lower body. Ruching or layering around the waist can help define your chest and hip area better and give you a more balanced appearance. Thicker straps and molded cups with underwire will help support and shape your bust to accentuate your best features.

Styling Tips:

  • One piece with a pruched torso defines your waist.
  • Halter tankini tops elongate your body.
  • Sweetheart neckline with underwire will draw the attention towards your chest.

Tummy control one piece swimsuits will be your best friend. The main thing you want to look for in a swimsuit will be something that can help balance out your upper body with your lower body. A couple of Miraclesuit styles to keep in mind include the Highneck and the Revele. These tummy control styles are sure to help slim, shape, and make you feel confident and sexy because you’ll look great in a Miraclesuit swimsuit. 

Some celebrities with an apple body type include Elizabeth Hurley, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Adele.

Body Shape

The hourglass figure usually consists of a fuller chest, slimmer waist, and hips equal in width to the shoulders. If you have this figure, most swimsuits will do wonders for your shape.

Styling Tips:

  • Bold prints play up your curves without overpowering your frame.
  • Wrap styles prefectly highlight your waist.
  • Fit-and-flare to highlight the waist and flow effortlessly from the hips

A lot of the style choices are up to you. How much coverage do you want? What features do you want to accentuate? You may want to think about underwire and fixed straps to help support your bust. Wrap styles are amazing and really help accentuate your waist and enhance your figure. Some Miraclesuit swimsuits that might be right for you include Madero and the Brio.

Some celebrities with an hourglass body shape include Beyonce, Sofia Vergara, and Katherine Heigl.

Solving Common Swimsuit Shopping Problems!

If you’re looking for a swimsuit that will conceal or accentuate a certain part of your body, you’re in luck! We have some quick-fit solution tips that will help you as you’re shopping for a one piece swimsuit.

Accentuating or minimizing bust

Whether you have a smaller or fuller chest, finding a swimsuit that does what you want, or need can be a challenge. If you’re looking to enhance your bust, try a push up one piece swimsuit with molded cups and underwire bra for comfortable lift and support. Going in the other direction, you can minimize your bust with higher necklines and control fabric made to keep you secure and shapely.

Miraclesuit has plenty of styles that will give you the fit you are looking for. Our High Neck swimsuits give you all the coverage and shaping you want, minimizing the bust and creating a sleek figure. On the other end, the Miraclesuit Escape and its uniquely scalloped neckline is made to tastefully lift and accentuate the bust. No matter what, you have great options when it comes to getting a great fit for your bust.

Taming the Waist and Hips

Defining or minimizing the waist and hips can be tricky if you’re not sure where to start. But that’s why we’re here to help. If you’re looking to slim your figure, look for a shaping one piece swimsuit that was made to skim your curves. Fabric shirring and ruching can also help give you a slender silhouette. In addition, if you’re looking to add curves to your figure, try a bathing suit with a tantalizing pattern.

We have plenty of styles that are made to either show off or conceal your hips. If you want to conceal your hips, a swim dress style like the Miraclesuit Marais could be just the ticket. The flowing fabric on this one piece can help conceal and slim. If you want to add curves to your hips then something like the Revele with its wrapped style can help minimize the waist and add curves to your hips. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Smoothing the Tummy

When shopping for a swimsuit that helps conceal your midsection, Miraclesuit one piece swimsuits are a great option because of our superior tummy control fabric. Super-effective, yet lightweight and breathable, this amazing fabric helps smooth your tummy. It is what Miraclesuit is known for, and all of our one piece swimsuits come with some degree of this gorgeous control. You really can’t go wrong.

Finding that perfect one piece swimsuit can make any swim season more memorable and enjoyable. Use our helpful tips to find a bathing suit that fits you well and gives you a new sense of confidence.

Miraclesuit has plenty of one piece swimsuit options to choose from that are flattering on all figures. With these handy tips on how to flatter your figure with the right one piece swimsuit, you’ll know exactly what to look for to make your swimsuit shopping experience with us a breeze.