Slimming Swimsuits

"Swimwear That Takes 10 Pounds Off Your Figure
- Best Slimming Swimsuits"


If you're looking for slimming swimsuits that zap away 10 pounds off your body (well, not literally, but you can definitely fake it!) then you came to the right place! This page will provide you with fashion tips and shopping advice on the best slimming bathing suits, from the bestselling Miraclesuit swimwear to classic black swimsuits and bikinis.

Polkadot one pieve slimming swimsuit
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We all want to feel good and look our best when we're on the beach. And there's no doubt that the tiniest flab on our bodies can make us feel insecure. You're too lazy to hit the gym; you just want the extra flab around the bust, stomach and hips to be gone in a snap! So what are the best swimsuits that make you look thinner?


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Let me introduce you to 3 types of slimming swimsuits..

1. Slimming Details

First of all, the best slimming bathing suits have the right details that visually trim down the body; such as deep necklines, vertical prints and embellishments, etc. anything that draws the eye up and down, instead of from left to right. So kick horizontal stripes, round and straight necklines (and anything that encourages the eye to move horizontally on your body) to the curb!

The chic fashionista Anna Villaruel says
But of course it depends on which parts of your body you want to minimize. For example: If you have curvy hips and small bust, you might want to choose a swimsuit with a rounded top and slimming bottom. These aren't easy to find but a two-piece suit such as a tankini makes it possible for you to mix and match!

If you're familiar with the tips many fashion sites and consultants have provided, then it won't surprise you that it's the small details that can take pounds off of your body frame.

Here's a list of slimming details that you might want to look for when selecting a bathing suit:

V-necks and plunging necklines

A v-neck or a neckline that shows skin slims down your chest and torso because the v-shape draws the eye up and down.

However it's not recommended if you have a Pear body shape because your main focus should be to slim down your hips or add more width to your upper half - and not least draw the eye away from your hips. So if you have narrow shoulder compared to hips and butt, opt for rounder and straighter necklines - because they visually add width to your narrow shoulders and balance out your frame - making you look visually pleasing and your lower bottom slimmer.

Also, if you have a large bust or an Apple body - I recommend you to look for V-necks that end just above the top of your cleavage to avoid it from highlighting your chest.

Prints that match with the scale of your body

If you wear prints that look too big for your body frame then they'll overpower your figure and make you look small and fragile. The same rule applies to small prints. If the print looks smaller compared to the size and dimensions of your body, you'll look bigger.

  • If you're average to Plus Size, opt for medium to large prints.
  • Vertical medium prints if you're a full-figure petite.
  • Small prints if you're Petite

Waist-cinching bands

If your waist or torso is of your trouble spot you can slim it down with swimsuits that pulls in at the thinnest part of your waist. Like for example a black band around the bust on a halter top bikini or one-piece swimsuit

Shirrings across the midriff

It simply conceals the lumps on bumps on your stomach

Surplice swimsuit

It features a wrap style bodice, a great match for those who want to hide their belly. Works like shirrings.

High-leg cut bottom

As much as boy shorts seem to hide more of your butt they can actually add pounds that area and shorten your legs! Try sticking to simple bikini or string bottoms to elongate the sides of your hips and your legs. Showing more skin makes you look leaner. Cover up with swimsuit coverups if needed.

Get the right fit

A slightly big swimsuit or bikini bottom can make you look sloppy. Besides, grandma-poo-looking panties is so not hot. A too-small swimsuit on the other hand squeezes your fat and skin, making you look bulky. So make sure to get the size right. Click here to learn how to take your body measurements.

    Tip: When trying on swimsuits, bend and stretch in front of the mirror to make sure the suit stays in place.


2. Miraclesuit

And then there are the slimming swimsuits that are designed to tuck in the extras, such as the Miraclesuit swimwear which contours, slims and firms your body figure.

One of the things that sets a Miraclesuit swimsuit apart from the rest is the fabric. It's made of Miratex which has three times as much spandex than the standard bathing suit. Spandex is known to pull in the extra fat (that's why I love my spandex leggings!) without feeling heavy on your body.

If you slip on this baby you'll instantly look 10 pounds lighter! It's called the Miraclesuit because it has three times the holding power of the average swimsuit. It is one of the 10 top recommended slimming swimsuits for women of all ages!


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3. Dark-colored Slimming Swimsuits

Lastly, solid dark colored swimwear such as black swimsuits and bikinis. Dark brown, dark purple and dark navy blue are also three other fool-proof slimming colors. Light colors expand while darker colors minimize.

A Special Note if You're Petite, Plus Size or Curvy

Color contrasts (black on light skin) can make you look shorter and/or curvier. Colors that resemble the color of your skin (nude) or are the same value (depth = light with light, dark with dark) help taking the elongating and slimming effects to the max!


You can never go wrong with black swimsuits (anything that is solid and dark colored )! It's a classic that stands the test of time. The black swimsuit is also quite a versatile piece of garments that blends in with most color combos.

They don't have to be boring. For that little extra, look for gorgeous details like surplice, cut outs, plunging neckline, sequins, beads, woven straps, etc. Just review the list of slimming swimsuits (details) mentioned earlier in this page :-)

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