Heading to the beach or pool this summer? If you’re feeling insecure about problem areas like a thick middle, a droopy bottom or saddlebags, you might be dreading slipping into a swimsuit. Thankfully, we got you covered -literally! Not only did we find swimsuit cover ups to camouflage each trouble spot so you can accentuate your best features while hiding the ones you don’t love, we also found fashionable swimsuits that will flatter your figure – from waist-cinching wrap one-pieces to retro-style two-pieces! Read on to find the swimsuit and cover up that will boost your confidence.
The Best Cover Up for a Thick Middle
A Cute Belted Swimsuit Cover Up Dress
By cinching in at the waist, a belt or tie around the middle helps create the illusion of a more defined torso. Plus, one with a V-neckline and vertical buttons can “stretch” the tummy for a more sleek, slender appearance while also disguising lumps and bumps.
Get the Look: NEXT Yours Curve Linen Utility Tunic (Buy from NEXT, $48)
The Best Swimsuit for a Thick Middle
A Wrap-Style Wonder
Thanks to the diagonal design that runs across the body’s center, a faux wrap-style suit conceals rolls and tricks the eye into seeing a smaller belly. Bonus: One with firm-control fabric flattens bulges to further minimize the midsection.
Get the Look: L.L. Bean Women’s Shaping Swimwear, Tanksuit Print (Buy from L.L. Bean, $109)
The Best Cover Up for a Droopy Bottom
Fab & Flowy Swimsuit Cover Up Pants
The belly button–grazing design of a pair of wide-leg palazzo pants helps the waist appear as if it sits higher on the torso, optically lifting the derriere. Plus, the flowy pant structure camouflages lower-body jiggles, cellulite and spider veins, while letting the breeze in.
Get the Look: Venus Lace Detail Wide Leg Pants (Buy from Venus, $39.99)
The Best Swimsuit for a Droopy Bottom
A Chic Colorblocked One-Piece
Chunky blocks of varying color and an open back direct the eye up for the illusion of a higher backside. Plus: The bottom tier being the darkest color makes the suit seem high-waisted, which works to instantly perk up the rear.
Get the Look: Summersalt The Sidestroke (Buy from Summersalt, $95)
The Best Cover Up For Saddlebags
A Sexy Swimsuit Cover Up Romper
A romper with a deep V-neck acts like an arrow pointing in, distracting the eye from jiggles around and below the hips. And one with thigh-skimming, flared-hem shorts glides right over the upper thigh area to mask lower-body trouble spots.
Get the Look: Lulus Grand Romance White Surplice Romper (Buy from Lulus, $65)
The Best Swimsuit for Saddlebags
A Classic High-Waisted Bikini
The full coverage of the retro-style bottoms helps contain saddlebags. Pairing with a top that has distracting details like ties and stripes pulls the eye up and away from hips and thighs.
Get the Look: Swimsuits For All Scout Underwire Shirred High Waist Bikini Set (Buy from Swimsuits for All, $110)
Want more swimsuits? Check out our other swimsuit fashion stories:
- 19 Best Modest Swimsuits for Women That Flatter Every Age and Shape
- 28 Best Swimsuits for Women Over 50
- Swimsuits for Big Busts That Don’t Look Frumpy
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A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.