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.
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.
Scroll down to see our 13 picks for the best shapewear swimsuits!
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1. Best Stylish Shapewear Swimdress
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 a multitude of 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.
2. Best Plus-Size Shapewear Swimwear for Large Busts
A timeless option from Bare Necessities, 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.
3. Best Shapewear Swimsuit Bottoms for a High-Waisted Bikini
You can’t get much chicer than this beautiful high-waisted bikini by Miraclesuit, which comes in a gorgeous and versatile Pompei red patterned print. Both the bikini top and tankini top are made from quality stretch microfiber and have double-layer underwire cups with side boning to offer great shape. It's possible to adjust the fit, thanks to the back-adjustable stretch straps and hidden closures. The V-front bikini bottom stylehas a slightly lower six-inch rise.
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. “I have tried on at least 50 swimsuits at various stores and was about to give up until I took a chance and ordered this in the purple. I have a medical appliance on my abdomen and this suit covers it up beautifully, not to mention that it definitely slimmed me where I look several pounds less and being large breasted, it gives un-wired excellent support. The shaping material is tight and it takes a few minutes to get it on, but once on it is comfortable and doesn't feel tight. Although a bit pricey, it's worth it and I intend to buy another in green,” one very happy customer wrote.
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!"
6. Best Miraclesuit One-Piece Bathing Suit in a Tropical Print
Get this cute crossover swimsuit with a tropical floral print from Bloomingdale's to stand out from the crowd. The Miraclesuit Samoan sunset, Sanibel one-piece swimsuit, which comes in an exquisite midnight blue shade with orange flowers, is sure to draw attention and plenty of compliments. It has a stylish V-neck and side-shirred overlay front panel with fixed shoulder straps. The molded bra cups with underwire support will keep your bosom in place, so you can be carefree at the beach or pool this summer.
Land’s End has this amazing, old Hollywood-style, firming tunic one-piece swimsuit. An added bonus? It's made from their patented Slendertex® fabric, which smoothes and shapes your body, and even has UPF 50 sun protection. The sweetheart neckline accentuates the bust, and the sewn-in soft cups provide shape and support. What’s more, the drapey, skirt-like overlay provides coverage to minimize the hips, and it comes in sizes up to DDD, making it one of the best tummy control suitsuit options around.
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.
9. Best Shapewear One-Piece Swimsuit With Tummy Control Panel
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. Happy customer, Laura M., says of this swimsuit, “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.”
10. Best Plus-Size Miraclesuit Bathing Suit With Adjustable Straps
You’ll be ready for the beach with this Miraclesuit women's one-piece surplice swimsuit, which comes in a colorful print. This shapewear swimsuit has a hidden underwire, adjustable straps, and some serious tummy control. "Being 60+ with a few extra pounds and some wiggly-jiggly areas, I find this brand of suit to make me feel more confident about myself," on thrilled Amazon customer wrote. "Very well constructed and comfortable to wear."
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.
12. Best Shapewear Swimsuit for Lap Swimming on Amazon
This fun number from Miraclesuit comes in two funky and attractive designs in shades of turquoise and fuchsia. Made from nylon spandex for ultimate comfort and adaptability, it offers underwire foam bra support, tummy control, and a universally flattering surplice silhouette. “I'm a triathlete and only wear Miraclesuits,” says a happy customer. “This one is beautiful and stays in play during my 1-mile training sessions! Kudos. Makes me look thinner than I am.”
You can’t beat the price of this all-over body-control swimsuit by Kirkland with Miratex® fabric that provides triple the holding power of a regular swimsuit. This X-back one-piece is made to hold you in at all the right places and flatter your body shape. Buyer, M. Perrine, says, “I love Kirkland suits. I swim every week so I have 2 of this exact suit because it really holds up well. Great material, flattering fit (holds my tummy in nicely), and they have lovely colors & styles from which to choose.”