By Christene Carr

Cutouts, graphic prints and sheer inserts have made the one-piece bathing suit trendy, versatile and a definite fashion statement this season. Unlike the bikini, the right one-piece bathing suit can be flattering on just about any body type.

Ruching Done Right
This Esther Williams one piece features low cut legs, a flattering neckline and ruching across the tummy to flatter any figure.

Bathing Suit for Curvy Women 1

Modcloth $89.99

Simplicity is Best

This INC International Concepts Contrast-Trim One-Piece Swimsuit will be flattering on just about any body type. The dark fabric will camouflage imperfections but also accentuate curves.


Macy’s $69.98

Peplum Perfect

If your hips are narrow a one piece with a peplum is a great choice. This animal print DKNY suite gives you the opportunity to show off your body while creating the illusion of fuller hips.


Macy’s $116

Take Control

Contrast control panels in this River Island suits smoothes and controls the tummy. The leopard insert also gives the illusion of a more slender frame.

River Island Leopard Print Tummy Control Swimsuit

Asos $58

Cut Above the Rest

Show off a perfect body with this OYE swimsuit that features a puzzle cutout and sheer inserts in all the right places.

Selina Cutout Crisscross Back One-Piece Swimsuit

Neiman Marcus $350

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