Find the Sexiest Swimsuit for Your Body Shape


Your search for the Holy Grail of bathing suits ends here. These makeovers by Glamour's Suze Yalof Schwartz give every woman choices, choices, choices.

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If you're athletic :

Casey Hurley, 23, was stuck with a droopy bandeau that did nada for her.

Better: suits with bust-enhancing details.

After suit: Voda Swim, sizes S-L, top, $70, bottom, $57,

If you’re athletic, a ring-top bandeau flatters.


Volcom, sizes XS-XL, top, $46, bottom, $46, Volcom stores, 212-334-2215


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If you're bigger on the bottom :

Maghen Sickler, 29, was wearing bikini boy shorts that cut her thighs off in the wrong place.

Two-second fix: higher-cut bottoms. Great!

After suit: Huit Swimwear, sizes S-XXL, $129,



If you’re bigger on bottom, a tankini lengthens you.

Tommy Bahama, sizes XS-L, tank, $95, bottom, $45,



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If you have a short torso...

For a longer, more elegant look on top, toss the boring tank and try chic details. Shadé Akanbi, 27, looks amazing in graphic cuts and colors.

After suit: Karla Colletto, sizes 6-14, $281, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, 212-753-7300


If you have a short torso, punchy hues draw your eyes up to your collarbone.

Shape FX, sizes 2-20, 8-18 tall, 16W-24W, $59,



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If you're lanky...

Five-foot-nine Erica Cho, 29, traded in a swim-team-esque one-piece for a hot little ruffled number that gave her sizzling curves.

After suit: Seafolly, sizes XS-XL, top, $73, bottom, $64,

If you're lanky, a front tie top makes you curvier.

Salinas, sizes S-L, $104,


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If you're apple-shaped...

Never settle! Vivian Feldman, 22, swapped out her frumpy style for these way-sleek alternatives. Fab legs, fab smile, fab makeover!

After suit: Miraclesuit, sizes 8-16, $142, Lord & Taylor, 800-348-6940

If you're apple-shaped, ruching = flattering.

Athleta, top, sizes XXS-XL, S-XL tall, $59, bottom, sizes XXS-XL, $44,


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If you're boy-shaped...

Charli James, 25, wanted a flirty suit that didn’t make her look rail thin. Ta-da! Ruffles and bows do the trick.

After suit: A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz, sizes 2-14, top, $79, bottom, $55,


If you're boy-shaped, a wild print is va-va-voom!

Diane von Furstenberg, sizes XS-L, $190,


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If you have a little pooch...

Hey, we’ve all got one! But a sleek red suit smooths out the belly and flatters Samantha Moorin, 22, everywhere.

After suit: Spanx Swimsuits, sizes 6-14, $178, Bloomingdale’s, 800-232-1854


If you have a little pooch, chevron stripes slim you.

Cosabella, sizes S-L, $183, Cosabella, Miami Beach, FL, 305-534-4731


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If you have a long torso...

When you have an extra-tall upper body, like Annie Winger, 27, does, prints and cutouts are your friends. Her smokin’ after shot is proof!

After suit: Rygy Sport, sizes S-L, $99,


If you have a long torso, side-tie details help curv-ify.

Roxy, sizes S-L, top, $42, bottom, $42,


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If you're pear-shaped...

Color blocking, as on Kaylea Moss, 28, is an easy slim-down trick. By putting the slightly lighter color on top,she looks teenier all over.

After suit: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, sizes 2-14, $104,


If you're pear-shaped, an asymmetrical cut flatters.

Beach Belle, sizes 8-16, 18W-24W, $68,

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If you're busty...

It’s like with bras: You need supportive cups. Caroline Renfro, 28, found comfort and style in a patterned bikini.

After suit: Freya Stellar, top, sizes 34C-38C, 30D-38GG, $70, bottom, sizes XS-XL, $32,


If you're busty, a band below the bust helps.

Gianni Bini, sizes S-L, top, $55, bottom, $49,


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If you're curvy...

A boy-short suit is a no-no. Opt for feminine styles, as Sabena Perret, 27, did. They flatter while still offering support and coverage—nice!

After suit: Magicsuit by Miraclesuit, sizes 8-16, $144, select Macy’s, 800-343-0121


If you're curvy, ruffles on top showcase curves.

Monif C. Plus Sizes, sizes 14-24, $118,


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If you're an hourglass...

Alison Jennifer, 19, has a gorge figure, but no bathing suit should give you muffin top! The solution? Avoid anything that cuts you off mid-hip.

After suit: ANK Swimwear, sizes S-XL, $168,


If you're an hourglass, a deep plunge is sexy.

Aerin Rose, sizes 6-24 D/DD, $130,




OMG, this bikini looks good on everyone!

It’s an all-body flatterer that worked on 12 different shapes and sizes.

Bikini: Next by Athena Good Karma racerback top and retro bikini bottom. Top, sizes 32B/C-38D, $53-$55, bottom, sizes XS-L, $41,




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