Best Tummy Control Swimwear

The Best Tummy Control Swimsuits

A swimsuit is probably the most revealing thing you’re ever going to wear in public, so there’s every reason in the world to expect that those few yards of fabric should be working overtime to cut you a secure, svelte and stylish figure.

That’s why we pledge allegiance to the Bare Necessities collection of tummy control swimsuits. It doesn’t matter what age you are or size you wear; these suits flatter e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e.

The gold standard for slimming swimwear is set by the originals: Miraclesuit and Magicsuit. (Miraclesuit invented the concept of “Look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds.”) From technological innovations—the proprietary fabric known as Miratex® fabric has three times as much Spandex shaping power over the average suit—to figure-enhancing design techniques, once you try them, there’s no going back.

These days, the two lines have more in common than ever. Miraclesuit typically has lots of great prints; Magicsuit tends to come in lots of solid colors and can skew more contemporary. You’ll also find some lighter jersey knits in the Magicsuit mix. Sizes range from 8 to 24W, and some also come in DD and DDD cups.

Expand your pool of options even further with slimming swim from bra brands, like Birdsong, Elomi, Fantasie, Panache and Pour Moi; in band-and-cup size combinations exactly like your regular bra, you get the one-two punch of slimming and boob support.

Check out our unrivaled selection of slimming swimsuits and get ready to make up for lost time this swim season.

Best Slimming Swimsuits

Best One-Piece Swimsuit For Tummy Control

If you could optimize your average one-piece, this twist on the tank suit is the result you’d arrive at. Crossover shirred Miratex fabric glosses right over the midsection, making your waist look its narrowest while also playing up your chest (thanks, underwire foam-lined cups and open neckline!). The straps are padded for comfort, and the material is chlorine-resistant for longevity. In four rich colors and a good range of sizes, you’ve got your options cut out for you with this one.

Best Size Range In A One-Piece Swimsuit For Tummy Control

Yet another reason to love Miraclesuit and Magicsuit is the wide array of sizes they’re manufactured in, which goes even further toward flattering your figure. This kicked-up little black swimsuit comes not only in dress sizes and in plus sizes but also in DD and DDD cup sizes, with adjustable straps to boot, so you can separately cater to your unique proportions without giving up on something else that’s equally crucial. Variations on this suit include wire-free as well as a blue shade, so look for the combination that Best serves your needs and wants.

Best Bra-Sized One-Piece Swimsuit For Tummy Control

From full-bust bra maker extraordinaire Fantasie comes this lighter control streamlining suit. If you’re that person who always has to consider her chest before buying clothes, you’ll understand how rare it is to get the support you need in the right overall fit (no saggy bottoms, please and thank you), let alone in a style you love. This fun, twisted polka-dot tank suit takes care of it all, with an underwire bra built into the dual-layer shirred bodice. In UK band sizes 32-40 and cups D-H, you can basically bring your favorite Fantasie bra to the beach with you.

Best Plus-Size Tummy Control Swimsuit:

In recent years, Magicsuit and Miraclesuit have really upped the ante on plus-size shaping swim, but this sexy style is the one to absolutely try this summer. It hinges on supportive foam-lined, underwire cups that, much like a good camisole, enhance yet contain cleavage. Fixed straps flow into a deep U-shape in the back for a flattering, contemporary fit. And true to form, the Miratex sculpts from the top of your waist down. Stylish slimming in sizes 16W to 24W? Sign. Us. Up.

Best Tummy Control Swim Romper

Do yourself a favor, and don’t wait another season—strike that, another minute—to fall in love with a swim romper. The coolest new silhouette to hit shores in recent memory, these fun, fashionable and forgiving aquatic outfits contain a shaping one-piece bathing suit that does the work without ever letting on. Designed to play up shoulders and chest, tame a tummy and skim over tush and thighs, it’s exactly what you want to be wearing to the pool club, the water park, the beach or wherever you’re more active than idle, because you won’t think twice about how your body looks when you’re out and about. That, dear friend, is a gift worth giving yourself.

Best Tummy Control Swim Dress

When you’re looking for slimming served up with a side of modesty, this is your winning silhouette. Like its successor, the swim romper, it layers a shaping one-piece suit beneath the becoming fit-and-flare cut of a flippy minidress. With a complimentary V-neck, twist center and deep U-back, this suit’s beautifully draped, printed fabric not only camouflages what you want it to, it does so in an eminently flattering and refined way. Life really is too short to sit it out on the edge; show self-consciousness the door and get out there.

Best Two-Piece Tummy Control Swimsuit

At the risk of preaching to the choir, we’ll say it loud and clear: All bodies are bikini bodies. Elomi makes it easy to rock two pieces with total confidence. The full-coverage bra top (UK sizes 34 to 44 and E to JJ), with three-part underwire cups and adjustable, close-set straps, is engineered to navigate curves. It fits and lifts like you want a bra to, but it’s decidedly sporty in its understated styling. Match it back to the high-waisted bottom with firm-control shaping panel in front for seriously sinuous sculpting. Or dive deeper into this collection and build a mix and match wardrobe with the tankini, the skirted bottom, the classic rise and the brief.

Best Tummy Control Swim Bottom

If we were pressed to have but a lone bikini bottom to our name, this would be the one. And while we very much appreciate the range of silhouettes that shaping swim bottoms come in, from skirted to super-high-waisted, this brief is the do-it-all option that absolutely, positively goes with every last tankini and bikini top you own. (Speaking of tankinis, a word to the wise: Those don’t come in shaping; it’s bottoms like these that do the work.) In sizes 8 to 18, this classic, modest-rise bikini slims and smooths both tummy and hips with firm-control microfiber fabric. Its curve-hugging fit stays put, too, so you really don’t have to give your bottoms more than a fleeting thought while putting them on.

These favorites only begin to scratch the surface: At Bare Necessities, you’ll find the most wildly inclusive spectrum of sizes, fits and swimwear styles, all in the same place. Our team only stocks swimsuits proven to fit real women’s figures, so you never have to conform or change. Almost as refreshing as a quick dip in the deep end, wouldn’t you say?

Published: 5.17.2021

Bare Necessities: Editor Bio

From the desk of: Brooke Glassberg

Editor at Bare Necessities

Brooke oversees all the words here at Bare Necessities. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, Food Network and more. She’s into concerts, travel and her exceptionally adorable daughter and husband.


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