It's officially spring, which means it's officially time to think about your swimsuit situation. If you're one of the many women who despises going to a store and trying on swimsuits, this one is for you. Here's why: When you're well informed on the year's most flattering swimwear trend, you can simply order one online from the comfort of your home (sans scary fitting-room lighting).
To help you in your flattering swimsuit–seeking quest, we sought the advice of a couple experts in the arena: Solid & Striped Design Director Michelle Copelman and Vitamin A founder and designer Amahlia Stevens. Since both of these ultra-popular swimwear brands have a plethora of flattering swimsuits, who better to get the scoop from on the most flattering swimsuit for any body type? Luckily, they were on the same page.
As Copelman told us, "No matter what the cut, a one-piece swimsuit is a staple that will take every woman through the summer season. Our Solid & Striped Anne-Marie is a classic and timeless design whose silhouette is truly flattering for all body types. The style is sporty yet feminine and satisfies all figures. Choose the style with vertical stripes or ombré colors (new this season!) if you want to elongate your torso."
Stevens echoed that sentiment: "One-pieces flatter so many different body types because they leave something to the imagination. They're the fashion backlash to the teeny bikini. One-pieces feel so much more modern and sexy and draw the eye to the woman's shape instead of how much of skin is being shown." She also divulged the most flattering type of one-piece, adding, "The most universally flattering type of one-piece is one with a high-cut leg to elongate the leg and features clean lines and a sophisticated design. Typically, I would say that a sleek one-piece in the color black is what every woman shouldn't be without, but for me at the moment, white is the new black. Our Leah Bodysuit is chic and simple and is really versatile as it can also double as a bodysuit."
Ready to find your new flattering swimsuit? Read on to shop 18 stylish suits that fit the bill.
Our Solid & Striped Anne-Marie is a classic and timeless design whose silhouette is truly flattering for all body types.
One-pieces feel so much more modern and sexy and draw the eye to the woman's shape instead of how much of skin is being shown.
Black and white stripes will never go out of style.
Ballerina swimsuits are a thing right now. Case in point.
A high halter neckline is both modest and flattering.
A bit of color-blocking is always on trend.
Fashion girl are obsessed with this brand's feminine suits.
Wait until you see how cool the back of this one is.
Kind of shocked that this pretty lace number (on sale!) hasn't sold out yet.
The sides of this striped iteration feature the coolest cutouts.
The zipper detail makes this one-piece feel sporty and modern.
The one-shoulder look is a major trend this spring.
Reversibility equals double the bang for your buck.
This basically couldn't be any chicer.
Next up, find out which swimsuits are trending on Pinterest this season.
Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.
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