8 Best Swimsuits to hide your tummy bulge

Updated: Aug 2, 2021



Ok I admit it, I put on rather too much weight around my midriff during lockdown and this, combined with the weight that has gathered there due to my age, means that putting on a bikini or even a swimsuit, fills me with dread!


I am sure I am not alone in this. Tummy weight gained for whatever reason, whether it be after having a baby, menopause, illness or just eating too much, can mean that finding something to wear to the pool or the beach is fraught with difficulties and potential embarrassment.


Finding something flattering is a challenge whatever body type you are and swimsuits that are designed to control your tummy area can be very frumpy looking and also very expensive.


But, fear not, I have solutions here to come to your rescue and which will make buying swimwear a walk on the beach!

Hot weather - why not read - https://www.yourstylerenaissance.com/post/what-to-wear-in-the-heat

Colour blocking

If you have a darker bottom of the swimsuit with a lighter top half, the eye will be drawn upwards away from the tummy area. The darker bottom half will also have a slimming effect.

https://uk.cupshe.com/products/colorblock-v-neck-one-piece-swimsuit?variant=39860545618111&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9-6JsI-D8gIVUOvtCh1-yQUyEAQYASABEgKsf_D_BwE


High Waist

High waisted bikini bottoms will help keep the tummy area under control. If there is a ruching on the bottoms, this will further help to disguise the problems.


https://www.pourmoi.co.uk/products/mini-maxi-super-high-waist-control-brief/?styleid=68620&curr=gbp&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3PzS_Y-D8gIVC57tCh1N5gF5EAQYCSABEgJ26vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


Patterns and Prints

Patterns on a swimsuit will confuse the eye and draw attention away from problem areas. If the pattern is around the waistline, this will further help the allusion.


https://www.pourmoi.co.uk/products/mini-maxi-super-high-waist-control-brief/?styleid=68620&curr=gbp&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3PzS_Y-D8gIVC57tCh1N5gF5EAQYCSABEgJ26vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


Ruffles

A ruffled top or one piece can help disguise the tummy area, with the material skimming over the top. The best type, in my opinion, is to have a tankini so that the top has ruffles, but the bottom part is fuss free.


https://www.pourmoi.co.uk/products/mini-maxi-super-high-waist-control-brief/?styleid=68620&curr=gbp&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3PzS_Y-D8gIVC57tCh1N5gF5EAQYCSABEgJ26vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


Peplum Tops

Tankinis with peplum tops will help to disguise extra pounds on the waist. Hanging from just below the bustline, which is a narrower part of your torso, the top will skim over your curves and create a pleasing line.



https://dresslily.app.link/5oU9OP7qeib


Blouson top

This type of suit is great, as the top “blouses” out over the problem areas, completely disguising it, whilst keeping the bottom part fuss free.


https://www.landsend.co.uk/s/LandsEndUK/Womens_Adjustable_Chlorine_Resistant_Blouson_Tankini_Top/pp/5598400.html?


Ruching

The best friend of many a tummy! Ruching (pleating) of the material is very flattering, as it again confuses the eye and draws attention away from the problem area.


https://www.pourmoi.co.uk/products/heatwave-control-suit/?styleid=76205


Dark Colours

Dark colours are always flattering and slimming. Don’t just stick to black though, try dark blue, dark purple or even dark reds and pinks.


https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-amalfi-high-apex-cross-front-swimsuit-green/p5496233?


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