While swimsuit shopping can feel like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be if you know what you’re looking for. We’ve done the hard work for you with these 30 clever swimsuits that help bring balance to a body with a long torso and short legs.
When it comes to swimsuit shopping, finding the perfect fit can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Women come in all shapes and sizes, and each body type presents its own unique set of challenges and preferences.
While the long torso and short legs body type may not be seen as the most feminine by society’s standards, with a few clever tricks of the eye, you can flatter and bring balance to your body shape.
How To Choose The Perfect Swimsuit For A Long Torso And Short Legs
The key to achieving a balanced look lies in understanding your body proportions and selecting swimsuits that create the illusion of elongated legs, a shorter torso and a harmonious figure. To enhance this effect, look for swimsuits that…
- Break the torso. Asymmetric (one-shoulder) suits, as well as color block swimsuits and cut-out one-piece swimsuits are incredibly flattering.
- High-leg swimsuits elongate your legs – look for this cut in both one-piece and bikini swimsuits.
- High-waisted bikinis and belted swimsuits will focus attention on your waist.
- Deep V-neck swimsuits are universally flattering and accentuate a feminine figure.
- Look for adjustable shoulder straps that accommodate a long torso.
- Minimal swimsuits without loud prints deflect attention from your torso, balancing your overall figure.
What To Avoid
- Low rise bikinis – these will make your torso look even longer.
- Vertical stripes in a one-piece suit – this has an elongating effect, which you don’t want.
- High-neck styles further elongate your torso.
- Underwire one-piece suits, as the underwire can be misplaced on your long torso.
- Loud prints on the torso – busy prints will bring extra attention to the body part they’re on. If you love prints, it’s best to have them on the bottom part of your bikini.
With these tips in mind, let’s jump straight into our 30 favorite swimsuits for a long torso and short legs. We’ve broken up the post into 15 bikini and 15 one-piece swimsuits, so if you’re not interested in one or the other, you can skip a section entirely.
The Best Swimsuits For Long Torso And Short Legs:
High Waisted Bikinis
High-waisted bikini bottoms with a high-cut style hug your waist while making your torso appear smaller and your legs longer than they actually are. This is an excellent swimsuit style for a long torso and short legs!
1. Beach Riot Emmy Colorblock High Waist Bikini Bottoms
The colour blocking on this bikini breaks up the long torso, while the high-waisted bikini bottoms elongate the legs. This bikini is available in blue, pink, or black and white to suit any personal style.
$98 at Nordstrom
2. Hermoza Lauren Two-Piece Bottoms
We love the feminine silhouette and pastel pink and ivory color palette in this bikini set that is guaranteed to look gorgeous relaxing by the pool or beach on your next vacation! Wear them with the matching bikini top.
$88 at Hermoza
3. Montce Paula Bikini Bottom
Go for a bold look with this emerald green bikini from Montce – a brand that puts comfort and confidence at the center of each design to make sure women feel great in their swimwear. Wear them with the matching bikini top.
$98 at Revolve
4. Zimmermann Alight Eyelet High Waist Bikini Bottoms
The eyelet design on these high waist bikini bottoms really sets them apart and accentuates the waist, giving you a flattering silhouette. Just pair with the matching eyelet underwire balconette bikini top for a chic look.
$170 at Nordstrom
5. Farm Rio High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms
Farm Rio is an Australian brand best known for their luxurious fabrics and fun, brightly colored prints that are perfect for summer dresses and striking bikinis – like this stunning blue and green toucan-printed high-waisted bikini bottoms and matching top.
$75 at Anthropologie
6. Summersalt The Ruched High Leg High Rise Bottom
Summersalt is an amazing swimwear brand that offers lots of super stylish swimsuits and bikini in a wide range of sizes and plenty of colours to suit any personal style. These ruched, high-leg, high-rise bikini bottoms are available in sizes 2 to 22 and there are 2 different levels of butt coverage available!
$45 at Summersalt
7. Lovers And Friends Daytona High Waist Bottom
The colour blocking design is super flattering, especially the coral band around the waist to accentuate an hourglass silhouette. We also love that the matching bikini top has adjustable straps so you can get the perfect fit. Wear it with the matching bikini top.
$88 at Revolve
9. Beach Riot Daisy Ruffled Ribbed Bikini Bottoms
The ruffle detail on these gorgeous bikini bottoms from Beach Riot is so pretty, while also breaking up the torso – just what you need if you have a longer torso. These bikini bottoms are available in black and beige, both super versatile colours to suit a wide range of bikini tops.
$118 at Free People
10. Agua Bendita Irene Numen Bikini Bottoms
Agua Bendita is known for beautiful prints and summery color palettes, as you can see in these stunning Irene Numen Bikini Bottoms, with the bold floral print on top of a pastel blue and pink background. The adjustable side ties also ensure the perfect fit. Wear it with the matching bikini top.
$130 at Neiman Marcus
11. Montce High Rise Bikini Bottom
These Montce Bikini Bottoms have the perfect silhouette, with a high waist and high leg cut that shortens the torso while elongating the legs – plus the bottoms and matching bikini top are available in 13 different colors and patterns to suit any style. Wear it with the matching bikini top.
$92 at Montce Swim
12. L*Space Nora High-Cut Bikini Bottoms
We love the contrasting trim on these L*Space bikini bottoms that accentuate the high-waist, high-cut leg silhouette. Style with the matching bikini top, fitted with adjustable straps and an underwire for extra support – just what you need for your next vacation. Wear it with the matching bikini top.
$99 at Revolve
13. L*Space Solstice High Waist Bikini Bottoms
These L*Space bikini bottoms look incredible, with the asymmetric cut-outs and the half-black, half-white color-blocking design – so stylish. There is also a matching bikini top available too!
$125 at Nordstrom
14. Montce Tamarindo Ruffle (w/Trim) Bikini Bottom
Go for a feminine, girly look with this ruffle bikini bottom from Montce. This pretty bikini is available in 7 different colors to suit any personal style, each with a ruffle at the high-rise waistband for a striking look.
$118 at Montce Swim
15. Kya Reversible Camilia High-Cut Bottoms
The high-cut silhouette of these Kya bikini bottoms is guaranteed to elongate the legs, which is perfect if you have shorter legs. We also love that these bottoms are reversible for twice the wearability, with one black side and one beige side! Wear it with the matching bikini top.
$89 at Free People
1. Beach Riot Celine One Piece
Beach Riot has some of the most fun swimsuits, including this gorgeous Celine One Piece, with a one-shoulder neckline, cut-out at the waist, and high-rise legs. This one piece is available in 5 different sparkly colors that will really shine in the sun.
$148 at Revolve
2. Cult Gaia Atiana Cutout Swimsuit
You may know Cult Gaia from their incredibly popular handbag, but did you know they offered swimwear too?! This Atiana swimsuit is just one piece from the collection, with an incredible, intricate cut-out design that will flatter long torsos.
$288 at Net-a-Porter
3. Ramy Brook Kezia Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit
This chic black Ramy Brook One Piece swimsuit looks stunning, with a flattering one-shoulder neckline, and cut-outs under the bust and around the waist to break up long torsos. There is also an adjustable tie at the hip to help you achieve the perfect fit.
$238 at Neiman Marcus
4. Riot Swim Maddox One Piece
The high-leg cut on these Riot Swim Maddox One Piece is ideal for anyone with shorter legs, with the high cut and band at the hips that will elongate your legs. The one-shoulder neckline is just perfect too!
$150 at Revolve
5. Frankies Bikinis x SYDNEY SWEENEY Gemma Wrap One Piece Swimsuit
We love not only the fun cherry print on this one-piece swimsuit, but the central cut-out, and belted waist to break up a longer torso and adjustable halter straps to make sure you get the perfect fit. Features adjustable straps.
$180 at Frankies Bikinis
6. L*Space Solstice One Piece Swimsuit
Go for a bright pop of color with this L*Space swimsuit! The asymmetric, color-block design and one-shoulder design are flattering for long torsos, while the high-cut legs are ideal for short legs. The mini cut-outs look incredible as well!
$220 at L*Space
7. Bond-Eye Rico Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit
This Bond-Eye One Piece features all the design details that will flatter a long torso and short legs, making it a must-have in your wardrobe, ready for your next vacation.
$200 at Neiman Marcus
8. Beach Riot Joyce One-Piece Cutout Swimsuit
This Joyce Swimsuit from Beach Riot is just irresistible, with the one-shoulder neckline, color-blocking design, and waist cut out – just gorgeous! The marine blue color palette would look incredible when you are relaxing on a white sandy beach.
$168 at Anthropologie
9. Summersalt The Long Torso Perfect Wrap One Piece
This swimsuit from Summersalt is specifically designed for long torso and ranges from 2 to 22 in long torso sizes to help you get the right fit. The belt will also cinch in the waist to break up a long torso and give you a stunning silhouette. The plunging neckline and belt detail help create the illusion of an hourglass shape – so flattering.
$95 at Summersalt
10. Vix Brenda Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit
Vix is a Brazilian swimwear and beachwear brand that is best known for striking, fashionable designs, luxe embellishments, and flattering silhouettes, as you can with this Brenda Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit – with a chic design and adjustable halter neck ties to help you get the right fit.
$248 at Neiman Marcus
11. Camila Coelho Kitana One Piece
This Camila Coelho one-piece is just gorgeous, with high-cut legs, cut-outs at the waist and at the neckline to flatter your figure and break up a long torso. The bright green color will look stunning when you are relaxing by the pool too!
$138 at Revolve
12. Sunshine 79 Garden Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit
We just adore the bright colors and floral pattern on this Sunshine 79 one-piece swimsuit! The high-cut legs and adjustable straps are just what you need if you have a long torso and short legs, while the print has a perfect floral aesthetic. Features adjustable straps.
$138 at Neiman Marcus
13. Cult Gaia Eshita Halter One-Piece Swimsuit
Another irresistible swimsuit from Cult Gaia! This one-piece has an adjustable halter neck, a central cut-out, and gleaming gold ring embellishments to add a glamorous touch to your summer look.
$358 at Neiman Marcus
14. Vix Gi One-Piece Swimsuit
This Vix swimsuit really makes a statement with a stunning silhouette that not only looks amazing but will flatter long torsos and short legs too. The adjustable halter straps also mean you can get the right fit.
$286 at Neiman Marcus
15. Michael Costello x REVOLVE Kailo One Piece
This Michael Costello x Revolve swimsuit looks incredible, with the cutouts at the neckline and around the waist for a sexy look and to flatter long torsos. Available, in nude, black, and orange, there is a color to suit any personal style.
$148 at Revolve
We hope you enjoyed our favorite swimsuit picks for a long torso and short legs, and found a few that are worthy of your wardrobe space! For more similar swimsuit guide articles, make sure to check out our posts below.