The Best Slimming Swimsuits for Each Body Type

It's official: Summer is nearly here, and the hunt is on for swimwear that feels like you've discovered a goldmine as soon as you try it on. To help in your search, we chose some of the best swimsuits by body type, along with a few general guidelines for each that can aid in your search. Although we've gathered four of the most common body types here, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Women's bodies are much too diverse to peg down to a handful of terms. What we have attempted to create here is a starting point. You may find yourself fitting a certain category to a T, or perhaps you're a combination or in between types.

If choosing the best slimming swimwear is a concern you have, we suggest keeping in mind what your goals are. What areas of your body would you like to emphasize? Which areas would you like additional support in? As you go through this list, keep these goals in mind. Above all, the most flattering swimsuit is one that makes you feel as beautiful and confident as you rightly deserve. Think of the below list as an outline, a way to jump-start your search—and don't be afraid to experiment and have fun. Keep reading for four of the most common body types and a selection of the best slimming swimsuits for each.

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