Are you tired of the never-ending quest for the perfect swimsuit that not only flatters your figure but also makes you feel great in your skin? Well, fret no more because we’ve got you covered with these 25 swimsuits that cover thighs— quite literally!
In a world where it feels like less is often considered more, we’re here to champion the power of swimsuits that offer a touch more modesty without sacrificing style. Whether you’re seeking a little extra confidence boost or simply prefer a more demure beach look, we hope you’ll find the perfect swimsuit for your needs in this article.
Pst – If you’re seeking more thigh coverage than some of these swimsuits provide, it’s always a good idea to look for a waterproof sarong skirt or a cover-up that effortlessly blends into your beach look. These skirts often provide full leg coverage, so they’re not just good for your confidence, but they’re also good for protecting your skin from the sun!
Best Swimsuits That Cover Thighs
1. Jade Swim Mira Skirt
Three-piece swimsuits which include a waterproof swim skirt are our favorite option for great thigh coverage. This chic option from Jade Swim has a trendy front twist and a high-waisted silhouette – so flattering!
$160 at Revolve
2. Vix Swimwear Karen Ruched Cover-Up Miniskirt
This high-waisted ruched swim skirt features a side slit and extra coverage for both your tummy and thigh area. We love the understated burnt orange color.
$98 at Nordstrom
3. Norma Kamali Ruffle Halter Mio One-Piece Swimdress
If you’re looking for a one-piece swimsuit that has a slimming effect on big hips, tummy and thighs, Norma Kamali has great options, such as this best-selling Mio swimdress.
$165 at Neiman Marcus
4. Skims Swim Mid Waist Short
Shapewear brands like Skims are an excellent option to turn to for swimsuits with serious compression. These high-waisted bottoms come in 12 different colors, so you’re bound to find the perfect shade for yourself.
$42 at Skims
5. Riot Swim Ivy Cover Up
If you’re looking for a slimming effect, we generally advise against light-colored swimsuits. However, if you’re looking to accentuate your hips, the ruching detail on this cover-up is a great way to create the illusion of an hourglass figure.
$89 at Revolve
6. Montce Jade Sparkle Sarong
For minimal thigh coverage, we love this sparkling sarong from Montce swim.
$68 at Montce Swim
7. Boston Proper Tie Front Swim Dress
If you’re looking to cover just your upper thighs, swim dresses are often a good option. This flattering swimsuit smoothes your curves and lifts your bottom for an instant confidence boost.
$138 at Boston Proper
8. Skims Swim Sarong Skirt
If you’re looking for a heavy-duty, full coverage option, a long sarong skirt is your best friend. This flattering option from Skims is made from nylon and spandex, making it a great option to wear anywhere from lounging in the sun, to having fun in the water.
$78 at Skims
9. Cult Gaia Harley Coverup
This chic beach wrap is a great option for lounging, or even attending a pool party thanks to its stylish side detail.
$286 at Revolve
10. Norma Kamali Halter One-Piece Swimsuit
We love this elegant swim dress with its ruched detailing and backless design. While it’s designed to be worn in water, it’s so chic that you could easily wear this to a beach bar, too!
$205 at Nordstrom
11. J.Crew Ruched One-Shoulder Swim Dress
Dark colors are universally known to have the most slimming effect. So, if you’re self-conscious about your body shape, whether that’s your thick thighs or also your tummy area, look for black and navy blue swimsuits with extra coverage.
$128 at J.Crew
12. Lovewave Sandra Mini Skirt
This swim skirt comes with a drawstring design, which makes it easy to show just the right amount of thigh.
$98 at Revolve
13. Norma Kamali Diana Ruched Bikini Bottoms
This swim skirt comes with built-in briefs and has stylish ruching on the side for a flattering effect. If you prefer vibrant colors over neutral ones, the same swim skirt is also available in neon green.
$115 at Nordstrom
14. Summersalt The Ruched Swim Skirt
Summersalt is a great brand to check out for size-inclusive swimwear; many of their best-selling swimsuits have built-in tummy control designs for an ultra-flattering fit! For thigh coverage, just throw on this swim skirt in a matching color.
$65 at Summersalt
14. Bananhot Billy Skirt
This best-selling swim skirt perfectly matches its matching strappy bikini top for a trendy finish –so chic.
$98 at Revolve
15. Skims Swim Ruched Mini Skirt
While the brand’s Sarong skirt we featured before will provide better coverage, you may also want to get a mini skirt from the brand for those days that you feel like exposing more skin. This design comes with adjustable front ruching details for a flattering fit, and 7 different colors.
$54 at Skims
16. Trina Turk Ripple Cinched Skirt
We love how seamlessly this cinched skirt blends into its matching one-piece swimsuit. Wear it with flat sandals and your favorite sunglasses for a stylish look by the pool.
$88 at Neiman Marcus
17. Summersalt The Short Beach to Brunch Wrap Skirt
As this product’s name would imply, this skirt has enough coverage for you to wear it from the beach to brunch. Wear it with a matching bikini top for the best effect.
$65 at Summersalt
18. J.Crew Halter Wrap Swim Dress
This halter neck style swim dress features a mid-back, low-cut leg and full bottom coverage for ultimate comfort. While the swimsuit regularly retails for $128, it’s now available for $52.50 in red, and $79.99 in black, navy, sky blue and eggplant.
$128 $52.50 at J.Crew
19. Kya Reversible Lola Skirt
This stylish swim skirt features textured fabric and a large twist detail at the hip for a trendy effect.
$128 at Revolve
20. Good American Sparkle Mini Twist Sarong
This mini sarong is perfect if you’re looking for a swimsuit with a matching top suitable for large busts. The demi cup bikini top features a supportive underwire, as well as adjustable straps for ultimate comfort and extra support.
$65 at Good American
21. J.Crew Halter Wrap Swim Dress
This swim dress is the same one as we’ve featured above, only this time, it’s in a flattering black color – great for an overall slimming effect.
$89.99 at J.Crew
22. Baobab Maple Pareo
We love the high-fashion look of this cover-up, with its vibrant color and thick whale-tail design.
$170 at Revolve
23. Montce Wave Repeat Sarong
Montce has made it easy to match this sarong with any of your swimsuits – this stylish wrap is available in 40 different colors and prints!
$58 at Montce Swim
24. Skims Swim T-Shirt Dress
This t-shirt style swim dress has the most coverage out of any swimsuits featured in this article. If you’re looking for an ultra-modest tummy control swimsuit, this is the best option for you.
$88 at Skims
25. LoveShackFancy Chyanne Swim Skirt
While LoveShackFancy is known for feminine designs first and foremost, this practical swimsuit, with its matching cropped swim cardigan, is as great for playing volleyball or water sports as it is for general lounging.
$115 at LoveSackFancy
Why Wear A Swimsuit That Covers Thighs?
Thighs can be a tricky area and there is no shortage of reasons why you might want to cover up their thighs during the summer months.
1. Extra Comfort
First of all, having big thighs can make your legs feel uncomfortable in tight and tiny, non-stretchy swimwear fabric, especially if the suits are not cut right for your proportions. Some times, girls with thicker proportions simply need bigger pieces of fabric and looser cuts to feel comfortable.
2. Extra Coverage
Many women also have a classic pear-shaped body that easily accumulates a few extra pounds around the lower part of the body. Wearing a swimsuit that covers large thighs can really give you peace of mind if you often yoyo with your weight.
Also, there is the everlasting struggle with cellulite. While there is no reason you should feel like you need to cover up your cellulite (hey, it’s completely natural!), this doesn’t mean there aren’t women who feel insecure about it.
Finally, even if you are skinny, you might have scarring or stretch marks around your stomach, hips, and thighs. Again, all of these things are completely natural, and while there’s no reason to hide them, if concealing them makes you feel more confident, more power to you.
3. Extra Protection
Lastly, there is also a chance you are on your period on your planned beach day. While you can wear whichever bikini or swimsuit that you like, even on your period, many of us feel more comfortable when our swimsuits have a little bit of extra coverage around the bikini bottom. If you’d like, you could even wear a pad with many of the swimsuits we’ve featured above, and no one would know!
We hope you found some good tips for your body type from this set of 25 fabulous swimsuits that cover cellulite thighs. See you at the beach!