30 Gorgeous Swimsuits To Balance A Long Torso And Short Legs

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Have you ever had trouble looking for swimsuits for a long torso and short legs? If so, then this article was made just for you!

First of all, how exactly do we determine that a torso is long? According to this blog entry from petitedressing.com, “typically, a woman’s torso is 55% of her height and legs are 45% of her height.  If your torso is longer than 55%, that means you have a long torso and short leg body type.”

So, if there’s any doubt in your mind, get your measuring tape out and see if you fit the bill.

Sounds overwhelming? We know it is! Fortunately, we’ve come up with a list of absolutely gorgeous swimsuits that are designed to flatter and bring balance to a long torso and short legs. 

 

How To Choose The Perfect Swimsuit For A Long Torso And Short Legs

 

When shopping for one piece swimsuits for long torso and short legs, be sure to get the ones that will bring attention to your waist, and give the illusion of a shorter torso. This can be done with colorblock swimsuits, wrap-around swimsuits, high waisted bikinis or cut-out one-pieces that define the waist.

In this post, you will see different styles and varieties of swimsuits for a long torso and short legs, such as one-pieces, high-waist, skirt bikinis, and runched swimsuits.

Without further ado, here are the best swimsuits for long torso and short legs.

 

The Best Swimsuits For Long Torso And Short Legs:

1. One-Piece Swimsuits

Black one piece swimsuit with side knot

Get this at Nordstrom

This flattering wrap swimsuit almost tricks the eye into seeing it as a high-waisted bikini. The cut is great, as it creates the appearance of your waist being slightly higher, blurring the line where your torso ends and your legs begin.

 

Flattering purple one piece swimsuit for long torso and short legs

Get this at Shade & Shore in Target

Your choices are definitely not limited when it comes to choosing flattering swimsuits for a long torso. If you’re on a budget, Shade and Shore in Target have a great selection of flattering one-piece swimsuits that will surely fit your frame.

 

Colorblock one piece swimsuit for long torso and short legs

Get this at Nordstrom

Deep v neck and peplum one piece for long torso and short legs

Peplum tops, like this one, can conceal your long torso and the plunging v-neck gives an illusion of a shorter one. Plus, the ruffles around the waist make your hips look more defined!

Get this at Etsy

 

Black swimsuit with knot for long torso and short legs

Get this at Shein

 

Green one piece with tie on waist for long torso and short legs

 

Get this at Target

 

Sexy orange one piece swimsuit

Get this at Shein

 

Colorblock one piece swimsuit for long torso and short legs

Colorblock swimsuits, like this one, in particular, give the illusion of a high-waisted swimsuit, and the white line across makes the torso look shorter and smaller, while adding length to your legs at the same time.

Get this one at Nordstrom

 

Floral one piece swimsuit for long torso and short legs

Get this one at Shein

 

Sexy black mesh swimsuit

Get this at Target

 

Floral colorblock one piece swimsuit for long torso and short legs

 

Get this at Nordstrom

 

Runched one piece swimsuit

Get this at Target

 

Navy blue one shoulder one-piece swimsuit

Get this at Nordstrom

 

Sexy pink tie dye one piece swimsuit

This particular one-piece has a deep V cut-out on both sides, making the torso look shorter.

Get this at Princess Polly

 

2. High Waisted Bikinis

 

High-waisted bikini bottoms hug your waist while making your torso appear smaller and your legs longer than what they actually are. This is a great style of swimsuit for a long torso and short legs!

 

High wasited swimsuit for long torso and short legs

Get this at Shein

 

Checkered high-waist bikini bottom

Get this at Sabo

 

High waisted bikini set for long torso and short legs

Get this set at Etsy

 

Red high waisted bikini for long torso and short legs

Get this set at Etsy

 

Black high waisted bikini

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Pastel tie dye high waisted bikini

Get this set at Etsy

 

Sage green high waisted bikini

Get this bikini set at ASOS

 

Simple white high waisted bikini

Get this at ASOS

 

3. Skirt Bikinis And Swimsuits

 

The great thing about skirts is that people cannot see where the legs begin, which elongates short legs! Skirt bikinis have been growing in popularity thanks to fast fashion, and the best part? It gives you the freedom to take it off or cover yourself as much as you please!

Shein has an amazing selection of skirt bikinis that are super affordable as well! I mean, where else can you get a three-piece swimsuit for just under $20?! Look no more, Shein has got you covered.

 

Purple marble skirt bikini three-piece

Get the set at Shein

 

Colorblock three-piece bikini

Get the set at Shein

 

y2k aesthetic three piece bikini set for long torso and short legs

Get the set at Shein

Abstract patterns are so in this season, and this cute swimsuit is no different. 

 

Purple three-piece bikini set for long torso and short legs

Get this at Shein

 

Pink swimdress for long torso and short legs

Get this at Shein

 

Blue swimdress for long torso and short legs

Get this at Shein

 


Modest blue swimdress

If Shein is not your cup of tea and you’d like something a little more modest while still flattering, Etsy also has a wide selection of skirt swimsuits.

Get this set at Etsy

 

White and black swimdress with patterns

Get this at Etsy

We hope you found your next swimsuit for a long torso and short legs! Everyone deserves to feel confident and sexy this summer, so we hope that you will too with these clever swimsuits. While you’re here, check out other swimsuit ideas down below!

 

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