Bathing Suits/Swimsuits for Different Body Types

Fashion Friday: Find the Suit that Suits You

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We like big butts and we cannot lie. However, when it comes to picking swimsuit bottoms, it seems like a constant battle between diaper derriere and showing off that thong-tha-tha-thong-thong.

So what’s a girl to do? In a recent Glamour article, Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge tells us that to best flatter a big booty we should opt for a bikini bottom with less coverage! Now we don’t know about you, but that just seems ass-backwards to us.

In this case, we called in the reinforcements. VODA swimwear designer and former model Yulia Drummond knows all about the best suits for each body type. In fact, she was inspired to create her line of suits after feeling self-conscious about her own small bust. Yulia gave us the lowdown on the best suits to make the most of your finest assets!


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Steer clear of large, vibrant prints and stick with shirred bottoms or a tankini-style top to tuck in all the right areas, leaving you feeling sexy in the sun. If you have a large bust, wide halter tops will help hold your girls in place but still show them off.
Yulia’s Pick: Caribbean Joe Halter Bright Floral Tankini Top & Side-Tie Brief Bottom.



Accentuate your perfectly toned body with a ruffle bikini to create an hourglass shape. If you’re lacking in the chest department, try a suit that provides some lift and support.
Yulia’s Pick: Voda Swim Envy Push Up Ruffle bikini.

Small Booty:

Swim- Small Booty

Create the illusion of a scrumptious tush with ruffles or scrunching on the back of the bottom. If you’re feeling risqué, go for the Brazilian-style suit. This will show off more booty, which will create a bigger looking butt.
Yulia’s Pick: 1 Sol Triangle Bikini with Brazilian Hipster bikini bottom with half scrunch.

Long Torso:

Swim- Long Torso

A cut-out monokini is a perfect solution to break up a long torso. While most women stray from stripes, women with long torsos should give them a go to add visual appeal.
Yulia’s Pick: Aquarella Swimwear Aphrodite Monokini.

Small Busted:

Swim- Small Busted

Contrary to popular belief, I recommend staying away from bandeau tops, as these tend to flatten the chest rather than enhance it. Stick to triangle tops that have ruffles, accentuating details, or bright colors that draw the eyes toward your cleavage. And of course, a little push up will always help.
Yulia’s Pick: Voda Swim Envy Push Up String Bikini or Ruffle bikini.

Full Busted:

Swim- Full Bust Cropped

Support is key, and a little lift never hurts to create some amazing-looking cleavage. Stick to halter-style suits that provide more coverage and support. A suit with an underwire also helps to keep the girls in place.
Yulia’s Pick: Guria Beachwear Shirred Underwire Halter Top or Voda Swim Envy Push Up Crisscross Top.

Full Bottom:

Swim- Full Bottomed Ann Taylor

Why hide it? Flaunt it! Trying to hide a fuller bottom only draws more attention, and not the good kind. Instead, wear bottoms that accentuate your hips such as side tie bottoms.
Yulia’s Pick: Ann Taylor Adjustable Side Tie Bikini Bottom.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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All of the above women are the exact same dimensions, there is literally no difference in their size and shape. They all look like they weigh 99lbs.


This is the stupidest advice ever for women with big butts (myself included). Don't try to hide it? Are you kidding? I don't want my ugly cellulite butt-cheeks hanging out from swimsuit bottoms that ride up. Trust me, nobody wants to see that. I'm opting for 2-inch inseam swim shorts. They are "in" right now and everyone is happier.