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2020 Guide to Buying Your New Swimsuit

How to choose the right swimsuits to flatter your figure

Shopping for new swimwear? The good news is there are endless types of swimwear designs, colors and styles to choose from. Surely there are women who can pull off a variety of different styles, however, with these helpful tips, you’ll find just the right suits that’ll make you feel the most confident in and most flattering for your figure. Here’s your guide to buying swimwear in 2020.

model lounging on the beach wearing a coral tankini with high-waisted bikini bottoms.
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DECIDING ON THE COVERAGE

Before you go right to one-piece swimsuit styles and rule out two-piece swimsuits, consider tankini swimsuits that provide more, rather than less, coverage. A tankini top and full bottom can cover as much, or more, than a one-piece. Look for tankini-top styles with built-in support and a looser fit if you are thick-waisted or want to minimize the belly area. Also, if you are top-heavy, be sure to find a top with thick and/or padded straps to ensure there’s no digging at the shoulders.

Many bathing suits are offered as separates, giving you more options for matching up the ideal bottoms to wear with a tankini top. A high-waisted bottom and bottoms with an extra-wide waistband tend to help hold you in and give you a smoother look over a mid-rise or low-cut bottom. Also, a skirted bottom is quite flattering with a fit past the hip.

For these looks, check out Swim Sense by Carmen Marc Valvo, designed exclusively for Boston Proper®.

model wearing a blue one piece swimsuit with gold embellishments and statement sunglasses.
model wearing a black swim dress with a gold bar detail and cat-eye sunglasses.
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ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT OPTIONS

Some of the most captivating one-piece swimwear can be found in the collection of swim at Boston Proper®. Dramatic necklines, stunning embellishments and intricate details create showstopper looks at the pool or by the shore. What’s more, some of these styles are designed with hidden panels and detailing to help shape and smooth. Browse the selection of slimming swimwear that have all over slimming control, flyaways to conceal the tummy, waist shirring and more.

Lift and support are features you shouldn’t skimp on if you want a flawless, one-piece look. Thankfully, you can find several options, whether you like a deep-cut neckline, a one-shoulder look, a high-neck or even strapless. From built-in shelf bras to underwire support and padding, you can easily shape and enhance your bustline for a flawless look.

model wearing a black one-piece swimsuit with gold embellishments with the matching cover-up and statement sunglasses.
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BEACH COVER-UPS

If you like to take a stroll along the beach or enjoy a drink by the pool, be sure to have a glamorous swimsuit cover-up to keep your style modestly elegant. There is nothing more stunning under the sun than Boston Proper’s sparkly beaded and lace cover-ups to complement your swim looks while providing some extra coverage. Also consider versatile dusters, a kimono wrap and maxi dresses that do double duty as cover-ups.