I'm 5'2", and These Are My Favorite Swimsuits Right Now


(Image credit: @nicoleakhtarzad)

Now, I can’t speak for all (or any) other petite women, but I for one am very conscious of my height. While I rarely find that there are many things I truly can’t wear, within every category, I do know that there are brands, cuts, and styles that simply flatter my body better than others. And regardless of whether something is trendy or a brand is buzzy, I prefer to stick to pieces that do make me feel my best and complement my height rather than stunt it.

With that in mind, I thought I would share the swimsuit styles I not only love and recommend for this season but those which, at 5’2”, I would actually wear myself. Whether it’s a brand I’ve been wearing for years, a recent successful purchase, or simply a suit that, after much experience, I can just tell has that perfect fit, below you’ll find 26 bikinis and one-pieces I’m either wearing, buying, or eyeing for the months ahead. To get started shopping (and reading my two cents on each), just keep scrolling.

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Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
Senior Market Editor

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently senior market editor. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.