40 Figure-Flattering Swimsuits That Make You Look Thinner

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Summer is the season of sun-soaked adventures, beachy vibes, and—let’s face it—those dreaded moments of swimsuit anxiety. But fear not; we’re sharing 40 swimsuits that will immediately make you look thinner, and most importantly, feel like a million bucks.

Now, before we share a few hacks and important details to look for, it’s essential to remember that your worth is not determined by the number on the scale or the shape of your body: every body is deserving of love and respect. However, you can’t deny the allure of a slimming swimsuit that makes you feel happier and more confident in yourself.

Black shaping and slimming swimsuit

Get this shaping swimwear on TA3 Swim

With a few clever tricks and the rise of shapewear-style swimwear, it seems like nowadays, you can really have it all. Brands like TA3, Skims, and Spanx have dedicated their entire collections to shaping apparel, which fortunately also includes swimwear.

Out of these labels, TA3, featured above, is a really exciting, perhaps even revolutionary, brand that you should absolutely check out if you haven’t heard of them before. All of their “mega sculpting” swimsuits have built-in lacing at the back, which allows you to tighten your figure as much or as little as you’d like.

Of course, all of the swimwear has sculpting fabric, which further flattens out any bulges you may have in your tummy area, as well as built-in bust support.

With this said, there are, of course, many other slimming swimsuit styles that you should check out – you’ll find our favorites below.

40 Best Swimsuits That Make You Look Skinny

1. TA3 Mega Sculpting Plungey

If you couldn’t already tell, TA3’s Plungey is our #1 choice for a slimming swimsuit. Available in 10 stunning colors and a high-leg version, this curve-enhancing swimsuit has everything you need to look and feel your best. While we would generally recommend avoiding very light colors if you want to look skinnier, shapewear swimsuits are the exception. We particularly love the army green, baby pink and royal blue versions of this swimsuit, but you can also get it in a classic dark color like black.

$158 at TA3

Pink and red color block one piece swimsuit
2. Summersalt The Sidestroke Swimsuit

Summersalt is another brand to check out for slimming swimwear; many of their best-selling pieces have superior built-in compression, such as this Sidestroke swimsuit. Plus, the color scheme and vertical lines on this swimsuit are incredibly flattering.

$95 at Summersalt

Black slimming Spanx one piece swimsuit
3. Spanx Pique Shaping Plunge One Piece

When in doubt, go for classic cuts and colors. Black is known to be the most slimming color, and Spanx has a reputation as one of the leading shapewear brands for a reason.

$188 at Spanx

Burnt orange slimming one-piece swimsuit
4. Miraclesuit Jena One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit

Miraclesuit is another brand you’ve definitely heard of if you’ve shopped for tummy control swimsuits before. The medium-coverage Jena one piece offers ruching throughout the swimsuit, as well as mesh panel details for a sultry touch – so flattering!

$178 at Nordstrom

5. Good American Sparkle Swim Brief

If you’re after slimming two-piece swimsuits, the high-waisted Sparkle swim bottoms are great for accentuating your curves in all the right places. Available in 3 colors, the bikini also has a matching top with underwire support and padding.

$59 at Good American

Blush pink one piece swimsuit
6. Beach Riot X REVOLVE Carlie One Piece

Beach Riot’s Carlie one piece has been a best-seller for many years, and for a good reason; it’s incredibly flattering on all body types. The swimsuit has thick, textured fabric that smoothes any bumps, while the side tie and color scheme add a flattering effect.

$148 at Revolve

Black shaping one piece swimsuit
7. TA3 Mega Sculpting Lifty

If you’re looking for a swimsuit that defines your bust while shaping your core, get the Lifty swimsuit from TA3. As we mentioned already, the swimsuit comes with lace-up back detailing that adds a snatching effect, but unlike before, with this swimsuit, your boobs are also getting a lift.

$178 at TA3 Swim

8. Hermoza Genevieve One-Piece Swimsuit

Dark colors are known for their slimming effect, but this doesn’t mean you have to wear just black. Experiment with other dark colors like royal blue, as shown here in Hermoza’s Genevieve swimsuit that features a hig neckline and slimming waist belt.

$148 at Hermoza

Floral print one piece swimsuit
9. Skatie Rachel One Piece

Prints are another good option to create the illusion of a slimmer figure. The key to remember is to look for small patterns instead of large ones – similar to vertical stripes, they decrease the appearance of volume, , whereas big prints make you look larger.

$160 at Skatie

Black and white slimming swimsuit with 3D flower detail
10. PatBO Beaded Flower Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit

We love the feminine flower details on this timeless swimsuit – so elegant!

$450 at Anthropologie

Light blue cut out one piece swimsuit wit belt
11. Camila Coelho Paulista One Piece

Swimsuits with a belt detail are great for cinching in the waist, and if you’re looking for a unique buy, a one piece with cut-out details is always a great option. Plus, the color of this swimsuit is just gorgeous!

$148 at Revolve

Neon yellow cut-out one piece swimsuit
12. Becca Prima Twist Front One-Piece Swimsuit

Add a pop of color to your beach look with this Becca swimsuit! The thick material and twisted cut-out details help to cinch everything in while you enjoy the sun.

$148 at Nordstrom

Leopard print one piece swimsuit with slimming effect
13. Summersalt The Perfect Wrap One-Piece

The Perfect Wrap One-Piece is another best-selling style from Summersalt that features built-in compression. We love the small leopard print and black color scheme for an extra slimming effect, but it also comes in 13 other colors.

$95 at Summersalt

Black and white striped swimsuit
14. Norma Kamali Striped One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit

Vertical stripes are known to have a slimming effect; opt for skinnier stripes for an even more dramatic effect. This black and white swimsuit from Norma Kamali is a great choice for a classic look.

$165 at Neiman Marcus

Beige shaping swimsuit
15. Skims Swim Scoop Neck One Piece

Skims is another fantastic brand to check out for all things shapewear. Their classic Scoop Neck one piece comes in multiple neutral colors, as well as limited-edition seasonal colors. This year, the seasonal colors include many neon options – but many are already sold out!

$88 at Skims

Hot pink one piece saping swimsuit
16. TA3 Mega Sculpting Squarey

If you’re looking for more cleavage coverage in your slimming swimsuit, the Squarey one piece is the perfect choice. The chic square-neck detail is incredibly flattering on all body types, and gives the swimsuit a more casual vibe, making it perfect to be worn as a bodysuit with jeans, too!

$178 at TA3 Swim

Black ruched slimming swimsuit
17. Norma Kamali Bill Mio Shirred Halter One-Piece Swimsuit

If you’re looking for a Marilyn Monroe inspired swimsuit that gives you an hourglass figure, the Bill Mio swimsuit from Norma Kamali is a great option. It has plenty of flattering ruching, a retro look, and full coverage for all your needs.

$175 at Neiman Marcus

Hot pink and orange color block one piece swimsuit
18. Lovers & Friends Jojo One Piece

We love the sunset-inspired color scheme on this Jojo one piece! This colorful swimsuit is great for hiding a small pouch in your belly area, but doesn’t offer breast support. It’s a great buy for smaller-chested women looking for just a bit of slimming.

$148 at Revolve

Black cut-out swimsuit with floral applique detail
19. Bahia Maria Amelia One-Piece Swimsuit

Black swimsuits don’t need to be boring, as demonstrated here in the form of the beautiful Amelia swimsuit from Bahia Mahia. The black and white reversible applique leaf detail adds such a high-class touch to the piece.

$268 at Anthropologie

Slimming black swimsuit with ruffles on the tummy
20. Marysia French Gramercy Maillot

Peplum tops are great for anyone suffering from a bit of bloat. Plus, it creates the illusion of an hourglass figure and a cinched-in waist – great for carefree sunbathing.

$429 at Marysia

Long bright orange swim sarong skirt
21. Skims Sarong Swim Skirt

Sarong skirts and coverups are great for anyone who isn’t confident about their thicker thighs and would rather keep them covered. Luckily, Skims offers a figure-flattering swim sarong in 10 different colors, that match all of their existing swimsuits.

$78 at Skims

Light blue sculpting swimsuit
22. Hermoza Lupe One-Piece Swimsuit

While darker colors are generally better for a slimmed-down look, if you want to opt for light colors, look for one-pieces with sturdy fabric that hugs you in all the right places, as well as understated ruching – just like on this Lupe swimsuit from Hermoza.

$188 at Hermoza

Black slimming swimsuit with white bow detail
23. Summersalt The Bow-Shoulder Ruched Sidestroke

We love the cute bow detail on this glamorous swimsuit. Available in 11 different colorways, this chic one piece has waist-defining seaming and built-in cups for lift and coverage.

$115 at Summersalt

Black slimming swimsuit wit laopard print tie
24. Beach Riot Carlie One Piece

We’ve already featured one colorway of this gorgeous swimsuit from Beach Riot, but the design is so flattering that it deserves a second spot on the list. We love the slimming black material on this swimsuit, and the small leopard print belt adds such a chic finishing touch.

$128 at Revolve

Dark green shaping swimsuit
25. Miraclesuit Illusionists Azura Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit

All of Miraclesuits swimsuits are made with Miratex fabric, which provides allover body control for a super slimming effect. We love the mesh detailing on this Illusionist swimsuit, as well as the added underwire support perfect for a large bust.

$172 at Nordstrom

Dark green croc-print one piece swimsuit
26. Skatie Alabama Swimsuit

As we mentioned, smaller prints tend to have a slimming effect. If you’re typically not into feminine prints like florals, opt for a more unconventional print, such as this crocodile print swimsuit.

$160 at Skatie

Royal blue shaping one piece swimsuit
27. TA3 Mega Sculpting Hi Cut Plungey

Royal blue is such a beautiful, attention-grabbing color that we had to feature one more (and final) TA3 swimsuit on this list. This version of this mega sculpting plunging neckline swimsuit has a high leg detail that lengthens the leg and defines the waist – so flattering.

$178 at TA3 Swim

High-waisted leopard print bikini
28. Beach Riot Highway Bikini Bottom

If you’re looking for a slimming bikini, high-waisted bottoms are your best friend. These Beach Riot bottoms feature a small, slimming print and a black waistline for a super-flattering effect.

$98 at Revolve

Black cut-out one-piece swimsuit
29. Skatie Nicole Swimsuit

This cut-out swimsuit from Skatie features a high-leg and high-waist fit for a sculpting effect, flattening your tummy and elongating your legs. Choose from 11 colors, which include 9 different prints.

$135 at Skatie

Navy blue high-waisted contour swim bottoms
30. It’s Now Cool The Contour Surf Bottoms

These compressing high-waisted bikinis have a thick waistband that prevents its edges from rolling. While they’re designed for activities, they’re a great option for a more relaxed beach day, too.

$90 at Free People

Chic red slimming swimsuit with rivets
31. Miraclesuit Diana Riveted One-Piece Swimsuit

Much like all of Miraclesuit’s swimwear, the Diana is an incredibly flattering and figure-hugging swimsuit. We love the modern touch of rivets and the attention-grabbing color.

$186 at Neiman Marcus

Black and white polka dot swimsuit for a slimming effect
32. Summersalt The Ruffle Oasis With Polka Dots

This flattering one piece features a cute ruffle detail on the shoulders, built-in soft cups and seaming at the waist to flatter your figure. Available in multiple cute color ways, the classic black swimsuit and polka dot versions are our favorites for a slimming effect.

$95 at Summersalt

Hot pink shaping swimsuit with belt
33. Simkhai Noa Belted One Piece

This gorgeous belted one-piece has lightly padded underwire to lift your bust, as well as a detachable belt for a waist-defining effect.

$195 at Revolve

Hot pink sculpting swimsuit with underwire cups
34. Good American Compression Showoff Swimsuit

This confidence-boosting compression swimsuit was designed to be curve-hugging and shape-boosting in all the right places. The underwire cups adds added cleavage support.

$119 at Good American

Black and white cut-out slimming swimsuit
35. L* Space Solstice Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit

This cut-out one piece features a curve-enhancing diagonal line that creates an optical illusion of a more slender torso – very chic.

$220 at Nordstrom

Pink and red colorblock slimming swimsuit
36. Summersalt The Perfect Wrap One-Piece

Wrap-style one piece swimsuits are universally flattering, and the color blocking adds a slimming effect, too. Plus, like many of Summersalt’s best-selling swimsuits, this one has built-in compression.

$95 at Summersalt

Black high-waisted slimming bikini bottoms
37. Norma Kamali Diaper Tie-Front High-Waist Bikini Bottom

While the name of this swim piece is questionable, there’s no doubt that it can help you look incredible. The high-waisted fit, soft fabric and full coverage design are all great for a shaping-effect.

$75 at Neiman Marcus

Red shaping swimsuit
38. Calzedonia Padded One-Piece Shaping-Effect Swimsuit Indonesia

If you’re looking for a swimsuit with slight padding and a tummy-shaping effect, the Indonesia swimsuit is a great option. It has side ruching to shape your silhouette, as well as a plunging back for a playful touch.

$79 at Calzedonia

Navy blue shaping swimsuit
39. Miraclesuit Illusionist Crossover One-Piece Swimsuit

The crossover panel details on this Illusionist swimsuit provide a waist-cinching hourglass effect that can instantly make you look 10 pounds lighter.

$172 at Nordstrom

Black slimming swimsuis
40. Skims Zip Front Sleeveless One Piece

If you’re looking to stay active on the beach and partake in sports, there’s nothing safer than a zippable, slimming one piece that will keep your tummy tucked in and provide extra support for your girls.

$94 at Skims

Hopefully, these tips will make this year’s swimsuit shopping easier for your body type, whether you’re looking for a high waisted bikini or a one piece to hide your problem areas. Remember, solid colors, busy prints, ruched fabric,  high-waisted swimsuits and swimsuits with built-in shapewear or tummy control panels are your best  bet to achieve a slimmer look.

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