Swimsuit Style Guide

Swimsuit Guide.

Find the swimsuit style that fits your figure, flatters your shape and makes the most of every curve.

Swim tops: bandeau, triangle, underwire, halter and tankini.

Features: may have soft or molded cups; structural boning; detachable strap

If you want: to eliminate tan lines

Features: most are adjustable with ties at neck and back

If you want: to enhance a smaller bust; to create more or less coverage

Features: built-in wire

If you want: more support for a larger bust; to enhance a smaller bust

Features: most have wide bands for additional support; ties behind neck

If you want: support, lift or enhanced cleavage

Features: full-length top that covers the tummy

If you want: more coverage; the look of a one-piece with the ease and versatility of a two-piece

Swim bottoms: Brazilian, side-tie, hipster, high-waisted and skirted.

Features: super-sexy; a cheeky back

If you want: a narrow cut; the skimpiest, barest look

Features: adjustable side ties

If you want: minimal back and hip coverage

Features: wider sides; sits lower on the hips

If you want: more coverage from a smaller style

Features: a higher rise; fuller back

If you want: more coverage for your tummy; full back coverage

Features: an attached skirt in a variety of lengths

If you want: additional coverage for hips and thighs

One-piece swimsuits: bandeau, classic tank and halter styles.

Features: most have detachable straps; higher, supportive back

If you want: to minimize tan lines

Features: supportive straps over the shoulders

If you want: a universal style that flatters most figures

Features: ties behind neck

If you want: more support for a larger bust