Christine Roos

10 Stylish Swimsuits for Every Body Type

Introducing our ultimate guide to embracing your body shape with the right swimwear.



Why waste our beautiful year-round sunshine by wearing swimwear that makes you feel uncomfortable? No matter your body shape, there is a swimsuit out there for you – with a stylish cover-up to match.

If you want to… conceal your tummy

Firstly, stop worrying about getting that elusive six-pack and instead focus on showcasing your assets. If you want to conceal your tummy, stay away from bold, big prints and low-rise bottoms that will only draw attention to your midsection.

A dark one-piece will streamline your silhouette and hide a multitude of sins. Draw attention upwards with an interesting neckline or contrasting straps.

Floral Embroidered Front Plunge one-piece

No one will be looking at your tummy with this embroidered suit! The flamboyant flowers take centre stage without going full Chelsea Flower Show.

Embroidered Plunge Swimsuit

aed 155 South Beach

Asymmetrical Ruffle swimsuit

The bold ruffled neckline draws attention upwards and away from the midsection. Choose from a dark silhouette or a bright dash of colour with this reversible piece.

Black Terlaque Reversible One-Shoulder Swimsuit ON SALE

aed 910 Juan De Dios
aed1300 30

Belted one-piece

The waist detailing draws attention to your waist, while the dark colour conceals your silhouette and distracts from the belly.

Belted Textured Swimsuit in Black

aed 138.09 New Look

High Halterneck one-piece

The thick colourful stripes and small cut-out detail at the bust will keep the attention away from the midsection in this classic one-piece suit.

Signature Stripe Crossover Halter One Piece Swimsuit

aed 589 Tommy Hilfiger

Wear with…

A Printed Kimono or White Kaftan

Floral Printed Kimono

aed 135 Trendyol

Crochet Detail Beach Kaftan

aed 140 South Beach

If you want to… make your legs look longer

A high-leg one-piece will make you legs look long and create a beautiful slim, long-line silhouette. A high-leg, high-waisted bikini will also make your pins look extra lean.

Lace-detail swimsuit

This deceptively simple indigo blue one-piece creates a flattering silhouette, while the lace detail gives the illusion of longer legs that start much higher.

The Raquel Denim Swimsuit

aed 652.04 Solid & Striped

High Waisted Bandeau swimsuit

You can’t go wrong in a high waisted bikini with bold colours that draw the the eye upwards.

Maya Liz High-Waisted Bandeau Bikini ON SALE

aed 826.42 Flagpole
aed1652.85 50

Striped swimsuit

Vertical candy stripes create a fun and modern optical illusion to make you look leaner and longer.

The Anne-Marie Swimsuit ON SALE

aed 426.57 Solid & Striped
aed611.14 30

Wear with…

A Straight Dress, or Bottoms with a Peek-a-Boo Slit

Crochet Beach Dress in White

aed 106.21 New Look

Printed Beach Pants

aed 110 South Beach

Ring Sheer Maxi Skirt

aed 145 Candypants

If you want to… create an hourglass shape

The key to creating that enviable hourglass waist is to balance out the proportions on the top and the bottom. Wider straps will even out your top and bottom, while ruching or detailing at the waist will create the illusion of a slim midsection.

Petite Colour Block Cut Out Detail swimsuit

The contrasting colours of the swimsuit and band detailing at the waist create the perfect hourglass cut.

Petite Colour Block Cut Out Detail Swimsuit White

aed 108.63 Boohoo

One-shoulder Contrast Elastic Bandage swimsuit

The interesting bandage top accentuates the bust while minimizing the waist.

One Shoulder Contrast Elastic Bandage Swimsuit in multi tape

aed 170.03 Asos Design

Mono Stripe Plunge swimsuit

Create the ultimate narrow-waist illusion with these strategic and dramatic mono stripes.

Recycled V Plunge Swimsuit in Mono Stripe Print

aed 116.89 Asos Design

Wear with…

A Tie-waist or Cuffed-sleeve cover up

Crochet Tie Waist Cover Up

aed 125 Trendyol

Cuffed Sleeve Detail Cover Up

aed 150 Trendyol

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Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash