*Affiliate links used. Full disclaimer details here. Greetings from New Jersey! I am all moved from Texas back to my home state on the east coast. Mostly unpacked, but let me tell you – the three-day drive behind our U-Haul was NO JOKE. Thankfully, everything arrived intact (including my husband, our two dogs… and of course, my makeup).
We’re ONE MONTH from Memorial Day weekend, so it’s time to get serious about hitting the gym for those beach bodies. Since I’m almost 32 years old, I’m finding one pieces to be a lot more flattering and comfortable to wear than my standard two pieces. We’re so lucky that one pieces have come a long way since our grandma’s low waisted, strapless ruched styles (which, however, are still very flattering and found nearly anywhere). My 10 flattering yet sexy one piece swimsuits will help boost smaller busts (like mine), disguise a less-than-firm tummy, and aid in the appearance of a longer, leaner torso. Let’s shop!
Flattering yet sexy one piece swimsuits
…particularly if you’re small busted
As someone with a smaller bust and a Latina bottom (think: pear shaped), one pieces can be a bit tricky. I’ve learned to look for a few things about styles that will flatter me:
Find a low-cut neckline which makes me appear longer/leaner and allows whatever little bit of cleavage I have to show through
Avoid strapless because it shrinks my torso and tends to make my arms/shoulders look bigger
Embrace detail. I like styles that allow a little extra attention up top to diminish from my fuller bottom. Think ruffles, criss-cross straps, ruching, embroidery, etc.
Look for a back tie or strap under the rib cage. Typically, this helps both small and large busted ladies with extra support and lift.
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1 – Black/Teal *has padded cups* | 2 – Wrap Halter | 3 – Black/White *disguises soft tummy, adds volume to bust* | 4 – Wine Criss Cross, under $60! *adjustable straps* | 5 – Gingham off-the-shoulder *hides arms, adds volume to bust* | 6 – White Pineapple *adjustable back straps, padded* | 7 – Rose Ruffles *low-cut, details* | 8 – Black Embroidered *molded cups, low-cut detail* | 9 – Black Cutout, under $50!*padded, plunging neckline* | 10 – Pink/Blue Boho *criss cross front, back strap*
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I really love ALL of these and definitely will be picking up a couple very soon. I think I’m leaning towards the black/teal and the black embroidered one. I also love this little black, short, wrap around pareoto disguise the booty if that’s also an area of concern.