While the northern hemisphere is still bundled up in cozy layers, trying to get the hang of dressing fashionably for the cold, the southern hemisphere rejoices in summer’s warm temperatures, which means blue skies, beach days and on-trend bikinis, basically the stuff of dreams.
And while seemingly uncomplicated, dressing for the beach often means figuring out the type of swimsuits best fitted for your body type, and that alone can lead to some serious frustration. Focusing on enhancing and complementing a curvy figure while also providing enough support and coverage, these stunning piece of swimwear sure make for a tantalizing presence.
After the break, 10 super-flattering swimsuits for a curvy figure.
Lenny Niemeyer Ruched Cutout Swimsuit.
Crafted from a smooth and sculpting stretch fabric in a gorgeous shade of burgundy, Lenny Niemeyer’s swimsuit features flattering ruched sides and cups, alongside a sexy cutout front:
Shop: Lenny Niemeyer Ruched Cutout Swimsuit at Net-a-Porter.com.
La Perla Corniche Appliquéd Swimsuit.
If you’re looking for a one-piece swimsuit able to define and accentuate your waist, seek no further than La Perla’s signature ‘nervures’ appliqué number, featuring flattering mushroom and mustard stripes and a high-leg cut:
Shop: La Perla Corniche Appliquéd Swimsuit at Net-a-Porter.com.
Paolita Empire High-waisted Bikini.
Retro suits featuring high waisted bikini briefs and balconette bikini tops in striking prints and bold colours sure make for standout vacation looks for the ladies blessed with a curvy figure:
Norma Kamali Bill Mio Ruched Halterneck Swimsuit .
Ruched throughout and featuring a supportive halterneck strap, Norma Kamali’s midnight blue swimsuit is all about highlighting a beautiful curvy body shape:
Shop: Norma Kamali Bill Mio Ruched Halterneck Swimsuit at Net-a-Porter.com.
L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Adrina Halterneck Swimsuit.
High-cut sides to create a leg-lengthening effect, a lightly padded underwired top to lend support, and a sleek black stretch fabric just perfect for beachfront lounging; Agent Provocateur sure knows how to flatter a woman’s body:
Shop: L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Adrina Halterneck Swimsuit at Net-a-Porter.com.
Ward Whillas Clermont Faye Reversible Bikini.
Aside from being reversible and offering UV-protection, Ward Whillas’ body-sculpting bikini is also set on complementing a curvy figure with its high-rise briefs and boxy top:
Shop: Ward Whillas Clermont Faye Reversible Bikini at Net-a-Porter.com.
Mara Hoffman Cutout Printed Halterneck Swimsuit.
Mara Hoffman’s psychedelic prints work wonders in catching and entertaining the eye, this one-piece swimsuit featuring the graphic ‘Starbasket’ motif cut out to draw attention to the slimmest part of your frame:
Shop: Mara Hoffman Cutout Printed Halterneck Swimsuit at Net-a-Porter.com.
Flagpole Swim Joellen Cutout Color-block Swimsuit.
Colorblocking can also help highlight your curvy shape, Flagpole Swim’s strategically designed color-blocked panels bound to flatter your figure in making for quite a statement beach-look:
Shop: Flagpole Swim Joellen Sutout Color-block Swimsuit at Net-a-Porter.com.
Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy Bandeau Bikini.
A contemporary take on a classic vintage style, Lisa Marie Fernandez’s Poppy bandeau bikini is the perfect answer to dressing a curvy figure, the 1950s inspired silhouette made out of a bandeau-style top with a knotted front and high-waisted zip-front briefs:
Shop: Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy Bandeau Bikini at MatchesFashion.com.
Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Swimsuit.
With its bold colour, flatteringly placed cutouts and scalloped trims, Marysia’s one-piece swim offers extra coverage without having to give up on sex-appeal:
Shop: Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Swimsuit at Net-a-Porter.com.