These clever swimsuits are hiding an array of sculpting, structuring and slimming tricks up their sleeves, oh and they're pretty too...
Do you feel like all your problems would be solved if Spanx were acceptable poolside attire? Yes, we think the same too. The good news is however, that these days swimsuits aren’t all that elastic stretchy material that is just too thin and flimsy in certain places, far too tight in others, and quite frankly, rides too high in places we won’t mention…
There are a whole host of swimsuits out there nowadays which have been created for those of us who like a more forgiving fit. Slimming swimuits offer a more structured option for the curvier and more busty ladies, and for those of us who just need a little bit of a helping hand with certain wobbly areas we’d like to keep firmly fixed in one place – thank you very much.
We’ve found nine of the best slimming swimsuits, and told you exactly how they work and who they’re best for too. Whether you’re looking to create the illusion of a killer waist, one that will support big boobs, or something that will flatteringly skim your tummy, check out our fave slimming swimsuits from this season and look fabulous in them!
This brightly coloured swimsuit is slimming for two different reasons, one, the wrap style is flattering on the bust and the waist, and two, it features a textured weave which skims flatteringly across your tum.
Swimsuit, £7 on sale by Wallis.
M&S know that black is slimming when it comes to swimsuits but they’ve got a few more tricks hidden up their sleeves, too. This one features a hidden control panel to smooth over any wobbly tums and the black side panels give the illusion of a slimmer waist.
Swimsuit, £32.50 by M&S.
This feminine holiday wardrobe must-have has pretty detailing and a rouched area across the stomach which kindly disguises wobbly bits. It also features a tummy control panel for extra support where we need it most. The straps are detachable and can be worn as a halterneck, too.
Oh and FYI, this colour will look amazing with a tan.
Swimsuit, £11 on sale by Wallis.
The strong halterneck straps and underwired cups on this swimsuit offer great support on the bust and will help even-out your silhouette if you’re rather on the pear side. Plus the gentle rouching across the middle hides away all kind of sins.
Swimsuit, £12 on sale by Evans.
You lucky hourglass types. This gorgeous swimsuit will flatter your waist with the rouching and add pretty detailing to your neckline with a gold embellishment and halterneck straps.
Swimsuit, £29 by Swimwear 365.
We absolutely love this vibrant print swimsuit. It’s so on-trend no one will ever guess it’s actually built with a concealed control panel over the tummy, whilst the side panels smooth over your waist.
Swimsuit, £35 by M&S.
Although the priciest in our round-up, this tankini is definitely worth the money. Designed for the bustiest of ladies, the top incorporates a moudled bra (available in sizes 28-40 D-K) which will give you support and confidence whilst around the pool. The length is adjustable, and the rouching around the hips and thrills on the briefs will help balance out any top-heavy, apple-shaped ladies.
Tankini, £40, ruffle brief, £19, by Curvy Kate.
This nautical-looking swimsuit is gorgeous! The twist front gives those of us with smaller busts a bit of a lift and the concealed tummy panel does wonders for lengthening your torso.
Swimsuit, £29.50 by M&S.
There’s nothing better than a flattering black swimsuit and we love this rouched one by New Look. It features a supportive bust and rouching around the waist that will give the illusion of a smoother silhouette. Plus the sweetheart neckline is feminine and flattering on any broad-shouldered ladies.
Swimsuit, £27.50 by New Look.