Summer has arrived, but you don’t have to worry about not feeling “beach-ready” if you have one of the best shapewear swimsuits to flatter your shape. We’ve found 13 of the cutest tummy-slimming bathing suits for you to look and feel great while oozing confidence this summer.
Swimsuits With Shapewear: Are they worth it?
In a word, yes! Shapewear swimsuits are all the rage and with good reason: Their special design keeps all the bits you want tucked in smoothly hidden away. Like normal shapewear, shaping swimwear adds extra support to smooth your body's curves. Slimming swimwear and tummy control swimsuits not only make you look fashionable, they are also super comfortable, and will give you an extra boost of confidence. Shapewear swimsuits accentuate your best assets while hiding the parts you don't want on display, keeping you carefree so you can have a blast on the beach or by the pool.
Choosing the Best Shapewear Swimsuits for Your Shape
We’ve found an array of shaping swimwear to suit your body type and taste. Whether you like simple and chic one-piece swimwear or love a splash of color with your tankini, get ready to knock ‘em dead this summer with one of our top picks for the best shapewear swimsuits for you to look and feel your absolute best. Like the best shapewear for plus-size women or bathing suits for women over 50, the best shapewear swimsuits can 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 cute alternative to your regular old swimsuit is a swim dress. This Profile by Gottex plus-size, tummy-control, ruched and ruffled swim dress from Macy’s comes in red, black, indigo, and purple, and has removable, adjustable over-the-shoulder straps. The cute sweetheart neckline with a twist detail at the bust gives it an elegant touch. Macy’s customer, Libby, says, “This suit is as good as all the previous reviews. It is sexy, gives good coverage, stylish and holds you in tight! It is more expensive but worth every penny!”
2. Best Plus-Size Shapewear Swimwear for Large Busts
A timeless option from Swimsuits for All, this black crossover number comes in sizes 10 to 24 and features a sweetheart neckline and a ruched bodice. Although the straps are non-adjustable, they are very wide and offer full bust support. If you're looking for supporting swimwear, this suit is a great option. Jackie from Brooklyn said of her swimsuit, “Hard enough to find the right suit in a store, much less online. This bathing suit fits perfectly, is flattering, and is comfortable. Thank you!”
3. Best Shapewear Swimsuit Bottoms for a High-Waisted Bikini
You can’t get much chicer than this beautiful high-waisted bikini bottom by Miraclesuit, which comes in a gorgeous and versatile Pompei red patterned print. You can also get the matching Hibisicus Criss-Cross Bikini Top or Hibisicus Criss-Cross Underwire Tankini Top. 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. You can also get the matching shapewear bathing suit bottoms in a V-front bikini bottom style, which has 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, all the while making you look slimmer. It's a comfortable, quality option that comes in black, purple, and green. Cindy, a very happy customer, says, “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.”
We love the versatility, safety, and coverage of a good tankini, and this black two-piece tankini 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 summery indigo. From their Indigo-Go collection, this shapewear swimsuit has a hidden underwire, adjustable straps, and some serious tummy control. One satisfied buyer, with the username Grammaof3, says of this best Miraclesuit for tummy, “The Miraclesuit fabric is great. Does make you look your best. This pattern design draws the eye up with the white at the top. I also like the adjustable straps. Happy with this purchase.”
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.”