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Swim guide: Suits for every shape

Bobby Schuessler is a beauty writer for SheKnows and is one of the resident experts on hair care and celebrity hairstyles. Bobby is currently a New York City style editor and writer. For inside fashion and beauty trends, follow him on Tw...

Look fabulous at the beach!

No matter your body type, there's a super sexy swimsuit out there for you! Take a cue from our favorite celebs and you'll find a cute beach-ready suit that fits and flatters!

Look fabulous
at the beach!

No matter your body type, there's a super sexy swimsuit out there for you! Take a cue from our favorite celebs and you'll find a cute beach-ready suit that fits and flatters!

1

Pear shape

Pear shape swimsuit ideas

  • Pear body characteristics: Your lower half is wider than your upper half.
  • Celeb inspiration: Kim Kardashian and Mariah Carey.
  • Swimwear tip: Stay away from bottoms that will draw attention to your hips and lower body. Try a one-piece suit, and add a cute sarong.
2

Wedge shape

Wedge shape

  • Wedge body characteristics: Your shoulders and upper body are much wider than your narrow waist and hips.
  • Celeb inspiration: Katherine Webb and Angelina Jolie.
  • Swimwear: Have a narrow waist? Draw attention to it with a printed bottom. Try a neutral halter style up top to then draw attention upwards to your beautiful face! A cutout one-piece suit, like Katherine's here, will also draw attention to the bottom half of your body.
3

Rectangle shape

Rectangle shape

  • Rectangle body characteristics: Everything lines up — your shoulders and waist.
  • Celeb inspiration: Cameron Diaz and Anne Hathaway.
  • Swimwear tip: Slip into a bikini that has fun details, like horizontal stripes, which will give off the illusion of sexy curves or a cute colorblocked option like Cameron's here.
4

Apple shape

Apple shape swimsuit ideas

  • Apple body characteristics: The area above your waist is much larger than the rest of your body.
  • Celeb inspiration: Nicole Eggert and Christina Aguilera.
  • Swimwear tip: Try a one-piece with a scoop neck, which will draw attention to your face rather than your mid-section. If you're trying to cover up a tummy, opt for a suit that has ruching in the middle for an instant slimming effect.
5

Hourglass shape

Hourglass shape

  • Hourglass body characteristics: Your shoulders and hips are similar in proportion, but offset by a tiny waist.
  • Celeb inspiration: Sofia Vergara and Christina Hendricks.
  • Swimwear Tip: Highlight your curves with a sexy, solid one-piece, where full attention will be on your shape. If you're a bit busty, try a halter style that will lift up the girls.

Our pick: Topshop Black Poppy Floral One Piece, $64 (available in stores)

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Photo credits: WireImage, JFXimages/WENN.com, Owen Beiny/WENN.com, WENN.com, JFXimages/WENN.com
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