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Swim guide: Suits for every shape

Bobby Schuessler is a New York City-based fashion and beauty writer, contributing to brands like E!, Us Weekly, Glamour, Lucky, Men's Health and of course, SheKnows.

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

Look fabulous at the beach!

  • 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

Look fabulous at the beach!

  • 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

Look fabulous at the beach!

  • 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

Look fabulous at the beach!

  • 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

Look fabulous at the beach!

  • 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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