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12 Best Shapewear Swimsuits to Help You Feel Great This Summer

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Summer is almost here, but you don’t have to worry about not feeling “beach-ready” if you have a swimsuit that flatters your figure. Shapewear swimsuits are all the rage and with good reason. Their special design keeps all the bits you want tucked in and hidden away. Below, we reviewed the best shapewear swimsuits that will trim your tummy and show off all the right curves.

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Like normal shapewear, swimwear and tummy control swimsuits add extra support to smooth your body’s curves and give an extra boost of confidence. They are not only super comfortable, but fashionable, too. Whether you’re looking for a simple and chic one-piece or love a splash of color with your tankini, we’ve found an array of shaping swimwear to suit your body type and taste. Like the best shapewear for plus-size women or bathing suits for women over 50, these will add some extra support while still looking stylish. 

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Swimsuits for All V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit

Best overall Shapewear One-Piece Swimsuit
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Buy at Swimsuits for All, $42 (was $84)

Why we like it:

  • Sewn in, soft wire-free cups with Power Mesh bra frame
  • Twist front V-neckline
  • Fully lined swimsuit with Power Mesh tummy-control front lining

This extremely flattering and timelessly elegant black V-neck swimsuit from Swimsuits for All has built-in, soft wire-free bra cups for maximum comfort and hold. It’s fully lined with a power mesh front panel and adjustable straps for the best fit. It now comes in three other colors (one is a flattering print!).

Happy customer: ““I love the suit! The cut of this suit is very flattering and holds the girls up very well. I finally found a suit that I feel comfortable in.”

Profile by Gottex Classic Bandeau Swimdress

Best Stylish Shapewear Swimdress
Profile by Gottex Swimdress
Amazon

Buy at Amazon, $114.99 (originally $168)

Why we like it:

  • Adjustable and removable straps
  • Tummy control
  • Ample top coverage

A swim dress is a cute alternative to your regular old swimsuit. This Profile by Gottex plus-size, tummy-control, ruched and ruffled version comes in two colors and has removable, adjustable over-the-shoulder straps. The cute sweetheart neckline with a twist detail at the bust gives it an elegant touch.

Happy customer: “I have this bathing suit in 3 colors & love it! The fit is great and the style is very flattering. I have always felt self conscious in swimwear – not anymore!

Miraclesuit Mirage Tankini Top

Best High-Neck Shapewear Tankini Swimsuit
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Buy at Bloomingdales, $120

Why we like it:

  • Illusion scoop neckline
  • Adjustable shoulder straps and underwire support
  • Order one size up for more coverage

We love the versatility, safety, and coverage of a good tankini, and this black two-piece set from Bloomingdale’s, with its mesh illusion neckline and ruffle overlay, makes for a sophisticated addition to your swimsuit collection. Its high-waist bottom gives it a retro touch, and one buyer raves, “This suit is flattering… It has good support in the bust and was very comfortable to wear. Buying and wearing a bathing suit isn’t fun for me but I felt good in this one!”

Happy customer: “This swim tankini top is very slimming and figure flattering. The illusion top provides coverage, has a comfortable underwire, but is cute and sexy. Looks great with the swim skirt that I already have. Can’t wait for summer to wear it.

Miraclesuit Seraphina One-Piece Tummy Control Swimsuit

Best Plus-Size Shapewear Swimwear for Large Busts
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Buy at Bloomingdales, $190

Why we like it:

  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Provides for total full body shaping & control
  • Exclusive Miratex fabric helps slim and slenderize without panels or linings

A timeless option from Miraclesuit, this patterned number comes in sizes 10 to 18 and features a plunging neckline and a ruched bodice. This suit comes with adjustable straps to offer full bust support. If you’re looking for supportive swimwear, this suit is a great option. 

Happy customer: “Flattering. Swimwear is not my favorite thing but I did a lot of research when choosing a suit to NOT make me look like I was squeezed and squashed. This suit actually looks good on. I’m a happy customer. I would also like to add that the fabric has support where needed and dries quickly, unlike some other brands of swimwear that stay wet for hours after swimming”

Miraclesuit Marais Allover Slimming V-Neck Swimdress

Best Shapewear Under Swimsuit
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Buy at Macys, $190

Why we like it:

  • A-line silhouette; knotted at center front
  • Pull-on style
  • V-neckline and over-the-shoulder straps

If you prefer more coverage over your lower half, then this cute swim dress is your best bet. The Miraclesuit’s Marais allover slimming V-neck swim dress was made to provide coverage and support, while making you look slimmer. It’s a comfortable, quality option that comes in slimming black.

Happy customer: “I am in love with this new swimdress and all of the GREAT reviews are right on! It fits perfectly and holds me in well in all the right places. I had previously purchased suits that were called ‘slimming’ and they never have enough tight coverage in the stomach area. This is PERFECT! I love the lower cut of the neckline and the way it makes me look and feel without being too revealing! I felt great in this suit at the beach! A+!”

Miraclesuit Sunset Cay Peephole Wireless Tankini Swim Top

Best Shapewear Two-Piece Tankini Waist Cincher
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Buy at Amazon, starting at $86.80

Why we like it:

  • Padded, wire-free cups
  • Adjustable straps
  • Vibrant print

For a two-piece shapewear swimwear set with a little more pizzaz, get the Sunset Cay keyhole tankini top with the solid super high-waist tankini bottoms. The flowy top comes with adjustable straps, and the matching tummy-hugging bottoms are sure to be your summer favorite this year. With its extra flattering fit and vibrant, eye-catching ikat-print, everyone will be asking you where you got this tankini from, and your tummy will feel secure.

Happy customer: “This is the nicest swim suit I have ever owned. The quality is high. The colors are gorgeous. I feel pretty in this suit, and that’s not easy at size 18!

Magicsuit by Miraclesuit Solid Brynn Swim Dress

Best Skirted Magicsuit Swimsuit With Spanx Effect
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Buy at Bare Necessities, 174

Why we like it:

  • Built-in firm control feature smoothes your entire midriff
  • Double-layer underwire cups with removable pads
  • Figure flattering drape with ruched tie-side

For something unique and sexy, try the Magicsuit Solid Brynn underwire one-piece swimsuit. This swimsuit will give you the coverage you need while still being feminine and chic. It has a built-in firm control feature, which smoothes your entire midriff, and you can adjust the straps for a better fit. The ruched side-tie flatters the figure, while the double-layer underwire cups with removable pads provide support. Its sleek, stretch microfiber gives you maximum comfort and mobility, and the nylon/Spandex combo gives it a Spanx-like effect, keeping your tummy tight and tucked in.

Happy customer from Amazon: “Way better than expected! Very flattering, classy, and covers all the right places, including my belly! All this without looking like I’m wearing a mumu.

The Sidestroke

Best one shoulder swimsuit for tummy control

Buy on SummerSalt ($95)

Why we like it:

  • Asymmetrical design
  • 11 shades to choose from
  • Editor favorite

People rave about this fun and flattering asymmetrical colorblock suit. A perennial bestseller, it offers full bust support and coverage for your derrière and comes in a long-torso version as well. Available in nine color combos (including solid black for a more classic look), your biggest problem will be choosing just one! 

Promising review: So not only is this beautiful swimsuit comfortable and aesthetically gorgeous but it is so flattering. I’ve never felt so comfortable in a swimsuit. Not worried about my boobs popping out or having to tuck them in. The suit is very formfitting but not in a uncomfortable way. Keeps everything in its place.

Becca Color Code High-Waist Bikini Bottoms

Best bikini bottoms for tummy control

Buy on Nordstrom ($58)

Why we like it:

  • Smooths “problem areas”
  • Includes cute ruching
  • High-waisted

Those searching for the perfect bottoms to wear with their tankini (or even a bikini — yes, you can!) need look no further: Becca’s high-waisted option features ruching that will magically smooth your tummy and hips, and is right on trend, too.

Promising review: After gaining some weight in the stomach area, I still really wanted to wear a two piece but not feel self-conscious. This is the perfect solution. The ruching is super flattering and they are very comfortable and give you that retro look without looking like you’re just trying to cover up your stomach.” 

Panache Anya Spot Underwire One-Piece

Best underwire swimsuit for women over 50

Buy on Bare Necessities ($103)

Why we like it:

  • Fun polka-dot pattern
  • Adjustable straps won’t dig in
  • Double-layer cups

This adorable polka-dotted suit has a built-in underwire and double-layer cups, so if you need some extra support up top, this could be the suit for you. Adjustable straps help ensure a secure fit that won’t dig into your shoulders, and ruching on the sides flatters your curves. A snap-back closure might require an extra set of hands to help you fasten it, and because it is UK sizing, you should definitely consult the size chart before ordering.

Promising review:Never been able to wear a one piece since I have to have underwire. This fits like a bra and the suit is cute to boot!

The Marina

Best one-piece plus size swimsuit for women over 50

Buy on SummerSalt ($95)

Why we like it:

  • Available in 3 different colors and patterns
  • Mix and match top and bottom sizes
  • “Tummy control” lining

Buy on SummerSalt ($95)

Another winner from SummerSalt, the Marina has a shelf bra with built-in cups and full coverage in the back, making it a great choice for plus size figures. Available in 10 colors and patterns — including leopard print — it comes in sizes up to 22, to fit and flatter a wide range of body types.

Promising review: “I just received the Marina in seaweed and sea glass and I LOVE it! The colors are so pretty and it is very flattering. I am 38, 160 lbs, 5,6”, a 34DD, and have a “mom of three” stomach. I bought the size 13 and it fits great! Not too much cleavage, good support, adjustable straps. I will feel cute and confident at the pool with my kids!”

SouqFone Ruffled Bikini

Best one-piece plus size swimsuit for women over 50

Buy on SummerSalt ($95)

Why we like it:

  • Available in 3 different colors and patterns
  • Mix and match top and bottom sizes
  • “Tummy control” lining

Where to buy: From $9.79, Amazon

This two-piece swimwear set comes in a stunning array of mixed-and-matched colors and patterns — 18 in all! (Just be aware that the pricing can vary greatly according to the color you choose; while some styles are only $10, most are around $30.) We love that it covers your stomach, but is still truly a bikini. High-waisted bottoms won’t slide down, and the flowy top flatters busts of all sizes.

Plus-size women, take note of this rave review! “As a size 22-24 pear shape with small breasts, I owed it to my ladies to leave an honest review. It’s nearly impossible for me to find clothes that fit correctly, particularly swimwear. I’m not disillusioned about my figure. I’m a big girl. But I deserve to rock a bikini like the best of them. I love this suit. Coverage is great. The top hangs as low as the pictures suggest, and leave enough skin where I still feel like I’m wearing a bikini.”

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