30 Best Swimsuits To Downplay Broad Shoulders

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There’s no need to be insecure about your assets with these 30 amazing swimsuits that minimize the look of broad shoulders! With clever tricks of the eye, you can draw attention to other parts of your body that you’re more proud to show off.

Whether you’re aiming to channel your inner Bond girl or simply seeking a confidence boost by the shore, we’ve curated a collection of swimsuit styles so that you can feel your best by the beach. But first, let’s dive into a few tips and tricks so that you know exactly what to look for in a swimsuit.

How To Choose A Swimsuit For Broad Shoulders

If you are looking to create the illusion of smaller shoulders, these swimsuit categories are the most flattering, as they help to deflect attention to different body parts:

  1. Asymmetrical or one-shoulder tops break up the neckline, bringing balance to the body.
  2. Halternecks and V-necks draw attention to your chest, away from your shoulders.
  3. Bikini bottoms with a high-waist, bold prints, ruffles and volume draw more attention to the hips, bringing balance to your entire frame. Swim skirts and sarongs are especially great for this!
  4. Opt for sleek bikini tops without embellishments on the top.
  5. Lastly, wrap-around swimsuits are designed to define and bring attention to the smallest part of the body – the waist.
 What To Avoid
  1. Top-heavy swimsuits with ruffles or embellishments – these will draw even more attention to your shoulders.
  2. Bandeau swimsuits and swimsuits with thin straps – these types of bikinis and one-pieces create a visual line that is parallel to your shoulders, emphasizing them even more.
  3. Eye-catching prints on just the top part of the swimsuit – you don’t want to direct more attention to your top half!
  4. Tiny bikini bottoms – opt for bikini bottoms wit ruffles, embellishments or a high-waist to bring more balance to your frame, and more attention to your mid section.

Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite bikinis and one-pieces that will help you look your best on the beach – get ready to waltz your way into hot girl summer!

30 Best Swimsuits for Broad Shoulders

Black one shoulder swimsuit
1. Beach Riot Carlie One Piece

The one-shoulder neckline on this gorgeous swimsuit will break up any broad shoulders, while the polka dot belt will cinch you in and draw attention to your waist to create a flattering silhouette.

$128 at Revolve

Chic one soulder swimsuit
2. Summersalt The Sidestroke

This beautiful one-shoulder one-piece from Summersalt is a classic swimsuit that will always look stylish. We love that this one piece is available in 13 different colors and patterns, and sizes 0 to 24 – so there is an option for everyone.

$95 at Summersalt

Black and gold Balmain Logo Mesh Sarong Coverup
3. Balmain Logo Mesh Sarong Coverup

This stunning Balmain Sarong draws attention to your hips and waist, and away from your shoulder to balance out your frame. The gold embellishment adds a glam touch too!

$355 at Neiman Marcus

Bright green swimsuit for broad shoulders
4. Baobab Maple Pareo

The chic silhouette of this Maple Pareo balances out your frame perfectly, with a high waistline and volume around the hips, and gives you a little more coverage than a regular bikini bottom. You can also pair this pareo with the matching one-shoulder bikini top.

$170 at Revolve

Cute swim skirt for broad shoulders
5. Frankie’s Bikinis Izabella Floral Swim Skirt Bikini Bottom

We love the flared silhouette of this swim skirt that will suit anyone with broader shoulders. You can also style it with your favorite bikini top, like this triangle halter neck bikini, or an asymmetric design.

$95 at Frankies Bikini

White halter neck bikini with lace up detail
6. Becca Modern Edge Lace-Up Bikini Top

The deep V-neck and halter neck ties on this Becca bikini top will flatter broad shoulders, while the tie front detail adds a striking touch. This bikini is available in blue and white.

$78 at Nordstrom

Pink one shoulder Agua Bendita Bloom One Piece with waist cut outs
7. Agua Bendita Bloom One Piece

Agua Bendita is a Colombian swimwear brand that combines, luxe fabrics and incredible craftsmanship with bright colors and playful silhouettes – as you can see in this bubblegum pink one-piece with cutouts at the waist and a one-shoulder neckline.

$160 at Revolve

Burnt orange one shoulder Bikini
8. Montce Mila Bikini Top

If you are looking for a stylish and stunning bikini, then this Montce Mila bikini is just perfect for you! The sparkly terracotta-colored bikini has a flattering one-shoulder neckline and is decorated with oversized white pearls – so pretty!

$122 at Montce

9. Beach Riot Daisy Ruffled Ribbed Bikini Bottoms

The cute and feminine ruffle decoration on these high waisted bikini bottoms will draw attention to your waist, helping to balance out any broad shoulder. Pick up this bikini in black or beige. Pair it with the matching bikini top.

$82 at Anthropologie

Black and white asymmetric one piece swimsuit
10. Beach Riot Joyce One Piece Swimsuit

Go for this color-blocking, black and white one-piece to break up broad shoulders! This eye-catching swimsuit from Beach Riot has a stunning design that will look incredible poolside or when you are relaxing at the beach.

$168 at Revolve

Red Maaji Safari One Piece with a plunging neck line
11. Maaji Safari One Piece

The deep, plunging neckline on this Maaji one-piece gives the swimsuit a sexy look and flatters broad shoulders. The high-cut legs also give the illusion of longer legs, while the tie cinches in the waist.

$156 at Revolve

Black and nude skirt style Norma Kamali Bill Mesh Ruched Bikini Bottoms with ruched Norma Kamali Diana Mesh One-Shoulder Bikini Top
12. Norma Kamali Bill Mesh Ruched Bikini Bottoms

This incredible Norma Kamali bikini is bound to make a statement at the beach or by the pool, with ruched mesh details decorating the flattering high-waisted bikini bottom and one-shoulder top – just perfect!

$135 at Anthropologie

Red one shoulder swimsuit with cut out detail
13. Beach Riot Celine One Piece

The one-shoulder neckline and cut-out at the waist both flatters any broad shoulders and gives you a stunning silhouette – just perfect! This swimsuit is available in sizes XS to XL and comes in red or black.

$148 at Nordstrom

White Onia Voile Sarong with a white bikini
14. Onia Voile Sarong

This sarong from Onia adds volume to your waist and hips to balance out broad shoulders and can be layered over any swimsuit to ensure a striking and chic look.

$95 at Revolve

Black Sunshine 79 Gypset V-Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit
15. Sunshine 79 Gypset V-Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit

We love this gorgeous one-piece swimsuit from Sunshine 79, with the plunging neckline that looks incredible and will balance out broad shoulders. The ring detail in the center adds a touch of glam, plus you can pick this swimsuit up in black, green, and pink.

$121 at Neiman Marcus

Black lace-up swimsuit.
16. Becca Modern Edge Ribbed Lace-Up One-Piece Swimsuit

This Becca swimsuit looks amazing and will flatter any figure, with the plunging neckline and lace up front, that can be adjusted to give you the perfect fit! This one piece is available in black or coral to suit any personal style.

$148 at Nordstrom

Neon green one shoulder bikini
17. Superdown Tyler Bikini Top

If you are looking for a striking and attention-grabbing bikini, then this one-shoulder Tyler Bikini from Superdown is exactly what you need! This bright green bikini will flatter broad shoulders, while the matching high-waisted bikini bottoms will help to balance out your figure.

$40 at Revolve

Black asymmetric bikini
18. Summersalt The Ruched Sidestroke Bikini Top

Summersalt is one of the best swimwear brands if you are looking for flattering silhouettes, fun colors, and an inclusive size range. This elegant bikini is available in 4 different colours and sizes 2 to 22 so there is an option for everyone!

$60 at Summersalt

Multicoloured La Blanca Sunscape Shirred Triangle Bikini Top
19. La Blanca Sunscape Shirred Triangle Bikini Top

Go for something bright and colorful for your next vacation, like this La Blanca multicolored bikini top. The halter neck ties are flattering for broad shoulders, and you can pick up the high-waisted bikini bottoms too!

$83 at Nordstrom

White one shoulder bikini for broad shoulders
20. Superdown Misty Bikini Top

The cut-outs add a striking touch to this flattering one-shoulder bikini from Superdown. The white bikini top is bound to make a statement at the beach or by the pool – just stunning!

$48 at Revolve

Pink and nude Norma Kamali X REVOLVE Snake Mesh Mio one shoulder one piece
21. Norma Kamali X REVOLVE Snake Mesh Mio One-Piece

Norma Kamali is a brand well known for eye-catching and unique swimwear, just like this Norma Kamali X REVOLVE Snake Mesh Mio swimsuit! The bright pink one shoulder one piece is interspersed with mesh panels to create this sexy swimsuit.

$265 at Revolve

Teal La Blanca Island Goddess Shirred Strap Bikini Top with gold hardware
22. La Blanca Island Goddess Shirred Strap Bikini Top

This supportive bikini will flatter broad shoulders with wide straps that you can adjust to get the perfect fit. The gold hardware adds a glam touch, and you can pair this top with the matching turquoise bikini bottoms.

$78 at Nordstrom

Red hig waisted bikini bottoms
23. Beach Riot Beach Riot Highway Ribbed Bikini Bottoms

These Beach Riot bikini bottoms look stunning and are super flattering too, with the high waistband and bright red color to balance out your figure. These bottoms are available in black too and can be paired with your favorite bikini top.

$88 at Anthropologie

Black one shoulder Hunza G swimsuit
24. Hunza G Nancy One Piece

If you are looking for a classic one-piece swimsuit that will never go out of style, then this Hunza G one-piece is just what you need! This elegant black swimsuit has a flattering one-shoulder neckline and is also available in a black and gold colorway if you want a little more glamour.

$215 at Revolve

Chic pink swim skirt
25. Summersalt The Ruched Swim Skirt

Wrap-style swimsuits and swim skirts are flattering on so many different body types and shapes, including anyone with broad shoulders. This swimsuit can be paired with any one piece or bikini and is available in 8 different colors and sizes XS to 2XL.

$65 at Summersalt

Cic pink high-waisted bikini with asymmetric bikini top
26. Tularosa Lucci High Waist Bottom

These high-waisted bikini bottoms are beautiful in this cute coral pink shade and will balance out any broad shoulders, drawing attention to the waist with the ruched waistband. The matching bikini top is also perfect for broad shoulders.

$98 at Revolve

Blue, green, purple, and yellow floral print Ramy Brook Raquel Halter Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit
27. Ramy Brook Raquel Halter Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit

Don’t be afraid of color and pattern in your swimsuits and go for this gorgeous Ramy Brook Raquel Halter Plunge One-Piece. The halter ties and plunging neckline are just what you need to balance out any broad shoulder, while the floral print looks just incredible!

$238 at Neiman Marcus

Black and white high waisted bikini
28. Beach Riot Emmy Colorblock High Waist Bikini Bottoms

Color blocking is a great way to break up your figure and draw attention to certain parts of your body, like these color-blocked bikini bottoms that draw attention to your waist and hips and balance out your shoulders.

$98 at Nordstrom

Shimmery blue Boamar X Revolve Etro Cheeky One Piece with a one shoulder strap and cut outs at the waist
29. Boamar X Revolve Etro Cheeky One Piece

This one-shoulder one-piece is a must-have in your suitcase for your next vacation! We love the shimmery blue color and cut-outs around the neckline and the waistline to flatter broad shoulders.

$179 at Revolve

Black Norma Kamali Halter Low Back One Piece
30. Norma Kamali Halter Low Back One-Piece Swimsuit

This one piece from Norma Kamali is a a swimsuit that will always look amazing and will flatter a range of body types, with the plunging neckline and halter silhouette.

$160 at Revolve

We hope you found the perfect swimsuits to downplay your broad shoulders from this post. In case you’re still on the lookout for a great piece, check out more swimsuit ideas below.

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