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.
This atypically shaped top (which I'm wearing above) is like a magnet for complements.
I love the cut of this suit, which is the same as the leopard-print style I'm wearing above, just in an updated print.
Shop the matching High-Rise Mini Sail-Print Bikini Briefs ($85).
I'm wearing a blue bikini by this brand in the photo at the top of this article and have always loved the way it fits. This pearl-embellished suit is really speaking to me for the season.
I'm obsessed with every little detail on this one-piece.
I'm obsessed with Maiyo's statement-making swimsuits.
I'm typically wary of one-size-fits-all swimsuits, but the two I own from this brand fit me perfectly.
The Oséree bikini I purchased on sale two summers ago is still one of my favorites this year.
Shop the matching High Leg Bikini Bottom ($24).
I have this in a now-sold-out print, and I love the fit. The low-cut back is especially nice.
Gotta love a good Amazon find.
Belts are a blessing for us petite women because they let you kind of customize the fit of a suit to your body.
This cut of bikini top is newer to the swimwear circuit but on its way to becoming a classic.
Shop the matching Tie-Dyed Castaway Side Tie Bikini Bottoms ($27).
Another irresistible print (and markdown).
This delicate print and frilly neckline are a perfect match.
I've had luck with other Zara swimsuits in the past, which gives me hope that this one will fit well, too.