Because we live in a tropical country, we don’t need an excuse to buy a swimsuit any time of the year. The beach is easily accessible by land or plane, which allows us to enjoy some sea and sand even during quick weekend getaways. That said, you better have a stylish bikini or maillot in your closet to flaunt when you soak up the sun.
A classic silhouette most girls shop for is the one-piece swimsuit. Timeless, versatile, and comfy, the one-piece is the style you can’t go wrong with—whether printed or in a chic solid color. But let’s admit, not everyone is blessed with golden ratio curves or proportions. So despite it being a suit that’ll flatter most body shapes, it’s ideal to pick one that will flaunt your best assets.
If you don’t know where to start your search, here’s a quick and easy guide of the best one-piece swimsuit styles for every body type.
The Best One-Piece Swimsuits For Your Body Type
Whether your tall or petite, an hourglass body type is characterized as having a tiny waist that draws attention to your chest or shoulders and hips. Since your midsection is slim, you can wear a solid no-fuss piece as well, because your hips and bust will naturally create shape.
Scoop-neck one piece
A simple scooped neckline suit with thin straps and a low back will give you much needed support and coverage.
Depp V one piece
Flaunt your cleavage with this maillot that will draw attention to your waist and away from your hips.
Strapless one piece
Let your curves work for you with this simple silhouette that will hug you in all the right places.
This body type is mainly characterized with having wider hips than your shoulders. Because of this, you’ll want to draw attention away from your hips or lower body, and focus more on your torso for balance. That said, pick a suit that’ll provide more coverage for your arms and shoulders.
One piece rash guard
If you like to cover up at the beach, this style is perfect and will lessen the attention from your lower curves.
Off-shoulder one piece
You’ll want to highlight your upper body more and give your bust and waist more exposure or use the fabric to expand your narrow shoulders. To draw focus on your torso and arms, an off-shoulder maillot is a flattering silhouette to try.
One piece with sleeves
Hide your arms with a suit with sleeves that can double as a flirty top!
If your shoulders and hips are the same width but you don’t have a small waist, you basically have a rectangular body shape. The key to dressing up this body type is to create the illusion of a curvier shape.
One piece with waist cutouts
The goal is to always make your waist look smaller to create that seemingly hourglass silhouette. Opt for suits with side or rib cutouts that pull into your navel to achieve a smaller waist.
High-cut one piece
Your extremities are your best assets, so why not flaunt them? A high-cut suit will elongate your legs and create and illusion of a narrow midsection.
One-shoulder one piece
The curved or asymmetrical neckline will give off an illusion of curves.
If you have narrow shoulders and hips but a wide waist, you’re most likely diamond-shaped. The trick here is to draw attention away from your midsection.
Two-toned one piece
Make solid contrasting colors work for you to create those flattering curves!
Halter neck one piece
Draw eyes away from your waist with a suit that shows off your shoulders in the most flattering way possible!
Deep V one piece (with waist band)
A suit that cuts you in the middle (without exposing any skin), will elongate you and create the illusion of an hourglass silhouette.
If you’re blessed with an ample bust and booty, then you’ve got a round body type! Our advice is to actually reveal than conceal when it comes to this body shape!
If you got it, flaunt it! Show off your hips and bum with a suit that shows it off beautifully!
One piece with cutouts
Maillots with peek-a-boo detailing on the waist will help cinch your midsection with ease.
Deep-V halter neck one piece
Make those vertical lines work in your favor with a suit that’s sexy and shows off skin.
Broad shoulders and narrow hips make you fall under the inverted triangle body shape. The key here is to make your shoulders appear narrower and slimmer. That said, it’s best to expose them rather than covering them up.
High-neck one piece
The trick is to try to draw your shoulders in and create more curves on your hips.
Halter neck one piece
Girls with broad shoulders know that halter tops are always flattering. So don’t forget to cop a maillot with the same neckline to show off your arms in the best way.
One-shoulder high-cut one piece
Asymmetrical lines help create shape and draw eyes away from what you don’t want to flaunt.