6 Most Flattering Types of Women’s Swimsuits

Between daydreaming about all the poolside frozen margaritas you’ll be sipping, choosing a fun new read to flip through as you catch some rays, or brainstorming the perfect caption for your tropical Instagram post, it can be tricky to pick the best part about planning for a beach getaway.

One of our personal favorite vacation prep steps? Picking out the perfect new swimwear for lounging by the waves or relaxing in the hot tub.

Whether you’re a bikini babe or a one-piece wonder, you’re sure to discover a luxury swimsuit style that’ll have you both looking and feeling your best on your next vacay. Fortunately, out of all the types of womens swimsuits, you can find the best swimsuit that suits you. Let’s take a dip into six of the most flattering swim looks.

#1 Go for a Sleek Shape with a Tube Style Bikini

A tube style bikini is one of the most iconic types of women’s fashionable swimsuits for a reason—with its elegant yet simple shape and adjustable sliding tube design, it goes with just about every color and pattern and looks fab on just about everyone. While the bikini’s easy-to-wear silhouette means it flatters bodies of all shapes and sizes, there are some body types that look especially stunning in this classic shape.

If you have a larger bust and are on the hunt for a swimsuit style that provides the support you need as you soak up the sun (and look amazing doing it!), look no further than the Bia Tube Top. With its feminine and flattering shape, the Bia Tube Top will turn heads whether you’re poolside or lounging by the waves.

For women with a larger bust, swimsuits like this one can combine style with support—after all, it’s no fun to be constantly adjusting your bikini top all afternoon. Wondering what to look for if you’re searching for a tube bikini perfect for a larger bust? Here are a few key details for the most flattering fit:1

  • Thick straps – Opting for a top with thick straps over one with a thin strap means you’ll have more support and less discomfort.
  • Adjustable coverage – Sometimes, you want a swimsuit with a sexy hint of cleavage, but other times you’d rather be covered up. The Bia Tube Top’s adjustable halter top means you can decide just how much coverage you’d like and change it up at a moment’s notice. The matching Bia Tube Bottom offers similar coverage choices, coming in either a full coverage cut or a cheeky Brazilian cut.
  • Sturdy support – If you’ve got a larger bust, look for bikini tops that offer support similar to that of a bra lik underwire bikini tops. The Bia Tube Top offers an extra layer of lift with double straps under the bust for D and DD-sized tops.

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    #2 Get Sporty In a Bralette Bikini

    If your idea of a relaxing vacation is a sunrise yoga class at the beach followed by a ten-mile hike, you’ll love sporty, athletic-inspired picks when hunting for new swimsuit trends. For body types that are more muscular and narrow, sporty bathing suits with full coverage and fitted material make the perfect option for a day of surfing or snorkeling. 2

    If you’re looking for the perfect bikini top to pack for all of your aquatic adventures, look no further—the Firenze Gwen Li Top will be your beachside BFF for a full day of activity. Whether you’re going for a swim or just soaking up some sunshine, this fully lined crepe top will match your speed with its removable padding and easy-to-adjust straps with knot detailing.

    Need something to pair it with? We’ve got you covered:

    • Try the matching Firenze Gwen Bottoms in punchy Gojiberry. With their thick straps and full coverage cut, these bottoms are effortlessly flattering on athletic body types.
    • Heading out on a hike? Slip the Bela Shorts over your bikini—they’ll provide the perfect amount of stylish coverage as you’re getting your steps in, while still being easy to slip off if you discover the perfect swimming spot along the way.

    #3 Step Into Full Coverage Style with a One Piece

    No matter what your body type might be, we all appreciate a full-coverage swimsuit option every now and then. Flirty bikinis or one-piece swimsuits with cheeky cutouts are always in our rotation, but sometimes you want a perfect swimsuit that’s stylish and offers spectacular coverage and support.

    Full coverage suits don’t have to be totally blah, either. Far from boring, full coverage swimsuits have become just as chic as bikinis, making them a reliable and easily wearable option for any body type.3Another major benefit of full coverage swimsuits? Since there’s more fabric on display, they’re a fantastic way to showcase pattern and texture, making them your secret weapon for showing off your fashion know-how.

    The Kayla Ceci One Piece gives you the best of both pattern and texture with its one-of-a-kind, ultra-soft stripe fabric in a warm golden brown. Crafted out of recycled materials, including lycra fiber waste, it’s a pick you’ll look incredible in (and feel incredible about).

    The Kayla Ceci will be your one(-piece), true love—you’ll love it for its adjustable straps, including a removable horizontal strap in the back, and the combo of a classic high neckline with a flirty low back for an unexpected twist.

    Another feature you’ll love about one pieces like the Kayla Ceci? They’re a snap to style, thanks to their bodysuit-inspired appearance. Try it with these bottoms for an instant outfit:

    • A floaty midi skirt like the Clara Long Skirt in Dark Desert for an effortlessly feminine, perfectly put-together look perfect for grabbing cocktails after a day at the beach.
    • A pair of structured shorts like the Victoria Shorts—splendid for throwing on over your one piece as you stop at the store to pick up beach snacks (and maybe a can of rosé or two!).
    • High-waisted flowy pants like the Nelly Pants. The striking shape elevates your one piece so that you can wear it out to dinner, while the botanical pattern of the Nelly Pants plays perfectly with the Kayla Ceci One Piece’s subtle stripe.

    #4 Have a Blast from the Past with a Retro-Style Push-Up Top

    From 80s scrunchies to 70s disco wear and 90s slip dresses—who doesn’t love a little style nostalgia? If you’re looking for a swimsuit option that has its roots in retro fashion (while still keeping it fresh and modern), you’ve found your time-traveling soulmate in the Firenze Jade Top.

    With its pin up-inspired shape and supportive yet sexy structure, the Firenze Jade Top is the perfect pick for those with hourglass body types looking for a bikini top that offers both chest coverage and style.

    The Firenze Jade Top offers the best of both worlds with its supportive wide straps and sexy push-up cups. Fully lined with removable padding and available in bright blue Pacific or cheerful coral Gojiberry, it’s made for a day of lounging poolside and listening to your favorite throwback playlist. Wear it with the Firenze Fany Bottom in a full or Brazilian high-waisted bikini cut for a flirty twist on this fifties-inspired fashion.

    #5 Put a Twist on a Classic with a Triangle Top One Piece

    Looking for a one piece pick that still feels sexy and stylish? While one piece swimsuits can look flattering on just about anyone, you’ll especially love one piece swimsuits with a plunging low back if you’re looking to show off your curves or if you’ve got a pear-shaped body type.

    If you’re looking to put a steamy twist on a classic shape, you’ll fall in love with the Firenze Claire Flora One Piece. From the front, this one piece offers a deep neckline in a classic triangle shape, accented by metal and tortoiseshell resin details. Available in Black, Pistachio, and Duchese, it’s an easy piece to mix and match, perfect for layering under:

    • Wide-legged pants
    • High-waisted jeans
    • A patterned maxi skirt
    • A breezy linen mini skirt

    It’s the back of the bathing suit that’ll really stun, with a plunging low back complete with gold detailing and adjustable straps. Perfect for highlighting your curves or accentuating a pear-shaped figure, the low back provides a sexy spin on the tried-and-true one piece bathing suit, making the Firenze Claire Flora One Piece the perfect travel companion.

    #6 Get Sultry with a Triangle Top

    If you’re looking to make a splash at the beach, your new favorite partner in crime will be the Tri Top. This classic triangle bikini gives the iconic shape a flirty update with its string straps and ultra-flattering halter neck. With your pick of three uniquely bold patterns and matching Tie Side Bottoms, you’re sure to be making waves when you step out in this swimsuit.

    The best part about triangle bikinis is how universally flattering they are. Whether you’re apple- or pear-shaped or sport a more athletic build, this style is both effortlessly sexy and effortlessly flattering to wear. Try it with a white pareo-style midi skirt like the Karen Midi Skirt and a pair of strappy wedge sandals for a look that’s equal parts beachy chic, and model-off-duty.

    Find Your Most Flattering Swimsuit with ViX

    You can elevate your swimwear by following the spring 2023 color trends. Whether you’re a one piece devotee or a die-hard bikini babe, finding a swimsuit that’s perfect for your style and your body type is easier than you think. No matter what your go-to bathing suit look is, you’ll be able to find stylish swimsuits designed for the modern woman at ViX.

    At ViX, we combine expert craftsmanship, unexpected details, and fashion-forward designs to craft pieces that are created to make women feel like their most confident, empowered, beautiful selves. Visit us today at ViX to check out our luxury design swimwear (which includes some best selling bikinis and best beach wear) and stock up ahead of your next getaway.



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