Lifestyle, Summer Outfit, Travel

The Best Swimsuits for Every Body Type

This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Athleta. The product recommendations and text are all mine.

Swimsuit season is finally setting in with Memorial Day weekend only another week away. That means pools and waterparks are officially opening up – and beaches are becoming a common destination. If you haven’t started shopping for your summer swim gear yet, don’t fret because there’s still time! One of my new favorite brands for all things swim-related is Athleta because they literally have the best swimsuits for every body type. With a wide range of pieces that flatter different shapes and sizes, you’ll feel empowered and confident in no time!

Sharing two Athleta swimsuits in today’s post from my time in the South of France!

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Athleta Swimwear | The Best Swimsuits for Every Body Type

Athleta Swimwear | The Best Swimsuits for Every Body Type

Shop my Athleta one piece swimsuit here. 

1. Lean Build

My body falls on the leaner side, so I look for swimsuits with feminine elements like triangle and halter tops, embellishments around the hip area, shirring details, and fun prints. (I love the print on this mix and match Athleta swimsuit top and high waist bottom!) These characteristics help create the illusion of curves – and help me feel more confident! If you also fall on the leaner side, I would advise avoiding boy shorts which can often make our bodies appear long and straight.

Athleta Swimwear | The Best Swimsuits for Every Body Type

2. Athletic Body

For athletic builds – think strong shoulders and a powerful bottom – two-tone or mix-and-match pieces are great for creating contrast and drawing attention to specific areas of your body. Also, reach for bikini tops with a plunging neckline, halters, or scoop necks as they help make broader shoulders appear more narrow. Although off the shoulder tops and bandeaus are cute and trendy, they’ll really extend and highlight broad shoulders. Athleta swimwear offers high performance materials while offering a comfortable fit no matter what the activity!

Athleta Swimwear | The Best Swimsuits for Every Body Type

Shop my Athleta swimsuit top and high waist bottom here.

3. Curvy

Curvier bodies will love one-pieces, tankinis, and high-waisted bottoms as they accentuate curves while providing enough support and coverage. Solid colors or small prints are also great options for creating balanced proportions I love this striped one piece swimsuit that’s offers a little more coverage but still has a fun cutout detail.  If you’re not comfortable showing off your curves, it’s best to steer clear of string bikinis, hipster bottoms, and horizontal stripes.

4. Busty

For my bustier girls, support is key. But stay away from embellishments and ruffles around the chest area as that will just draw more attention there. Underwired bikini tops will help provide lift and support so you can feel strong and confident going for a long walk on the beach. High-waisted bikini bottoms are also great for creating balance – I’m a personal fan of this high-waisted bottom! And finally, avoid triangle bikini tops and bandeaus.

Athleta Swimwear | The Best Swimsuits for Every Body Type

Be sure to jump over to Athleta for high-performance swimsuits that will help you look and feel your best this summer!

Athleta Swimwear | The Best Swimsuits for Every Body Type

Shop my Athleta blush tank and blush shorts here. 

Athleta Swimwear | The Best Swimsuits for Every Body Type

Ruhl Plage | Nice, Cote d'Azur

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    I love your swimsuits, they all fit you so well! Perfect! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    May 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Kari

    So many cute swim suits! I am excited for summer!

    May 21, 2018 at 11:37 pm
  • Reply Natali Karppinen

    All of them are just fantastic!

    May 22, 2018 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Laura Leigh

    Great post lady! I am partial to the one piece with the cut out detail. It is adorable!

    xo Laura Leigh

    May 23, 2018 at 8:07 am
  • Reply Natalie Redman

    These are all so pretty!

    May 24, 2018 at 4:37 am
  • Reply Kate

    OMG! Villefranche! One of my absolute faves on the French Riviera. I recognized it in your photo before seeing the photo with Villefranche tagged on it. Stayed in the coral building over your left shoulder in the picture with the floral high-waisted bikini. Great swimsuits and great advice. Thanks!

    May 24, 2018 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Gene24

    Thank you for your works.

    May 29, 2018 at 1:23 am
  • Reply Blaze24

    Definitely a great post.

    June 13, 2018 at 3:35 am
  • Reply Vanessa Valiente

    Love your thoughtful tips for finding the best swimsuit for every body type! I just published a Best Swimsuits – Flattering Swimwear post myself and came across yours during my research.. So happy I discovered you!

    June 15, 2018 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Allena Rissa

    I enjoyed reading this article. This is great!

    October 1, 2019 at 3:09 am
  • Reply Afton Jackson

    Since we’ll be taking a swimming vacation at my brother’s beach house, I wanted to gift my wife a proper swimsuit that she can use when we’re there. I loved your suggestions of one-piece type swimsuits that still provide coverage for curvier bodies because my wife has done a lot to make sure her body stays in shape and I want to help her confidence by getting something fitting for her. I’ll be sure to take the rest of your article’s tips into account when shopping for more custom swimsuits that we may buy before taking a dip. Thank you!

    June 23, 2020 at 8:06 pm
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