Tankini Swimwear

"Best Tankinis for Comfort, Coverage and Style!"


Tankini swimwear is the ideal womens swimsuit when you want more coverage without sacrificing style! So if you're not comfortable showing off your skin, due to childbirth, extra weight around the torso, etc., then a tankini swimsuit should be one of your top bathing suit choices!

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This type of swimwear is a two-piece style suit composed of a tank top and a bikini panty or boy shorts (however you can also find skirt bottoms known as 'skirtinis'). Compared to those hip and bust hugging bikinis, tankini swimsuits are one of the most forgiving and comfy swim wear pieces because they cover more of your stomach.

How to Select a Figure-Flattering Tankini

You can choose between the fully covered tank top and the cropped one which exposes your mid-riff. You're also free to mix and match the top and bottom. Experiment with different prints, necklines, colors and bottom styles (like for example boy shorts, string, regular panty, skirt), but always have your body shape in mind when making your final decision on a tankini.

Save money by going for neutrals and versatile styles

If you want to wear your tankinis more than once and be able to mix & match easily, look for tankini swimwear in neutrals (eg. black, dark chocolate, dark navy blue, deep olive green, white) and in simple styles with minimal details.

Select the right tankini top for your bust

For extra comfort and support for your bust - especially if you have a large bust, choose tankinis with a halter neck, underwire and/or thicker bands below the bust. Underwire is a MUST if you have a full bust! ;-)

Triangle tankini tops (especially with ruching) are best for smaller breasts. If you have a short waist select a top that lifts up your girls to help elongate your torso.

The best necklines for your torso and shoulders

V-necks are universally flattering on all body shapes because they help slim down and elongate your upper body. Your neck and chest look elegant in this neckline.

However if you have a narrow shoulders and chest - you may need a straighter and rounder neckline tankini top to balance out your body shape.

If you have prominent, wide shoulders go for tops with a low (or regular v-necks) to make them look slimmer. You also need thick straps.

Tankini swimwear is the perfect plus size swimsuits and especially if you have some extra weight around the torso. Most tankini tops are flexible but supportive, shaping your figure as well as holding in your tummy. And of course, minimizing your love handles.


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