Five Great Tummy Control Swimsuits

A little muffin top shouldn’t spoil your fun in the sun. After all, you should be able to have your cake (or ice cream, or funnel cake, or sno-cone…) and eat it too. If you’ve got a little extra in the mid-section, don’t let it get to you.

Even in a swimsuit, you can hide your tummy pudge in one of these slimming styles.

Awesome Tummy-Control Swimsuits

1. The Tankini

Beach Living Polka Dot Adjustable Scoop Tankini TopBeach Living Polka Dot Adjustable Scoop Tankini Top, $41.00 from Lands’ End

While it fits a little looser at the midsection than a one-piece, a tankini will cover up those wobbly bits you’re not so proud of while still letting you show off the parts you love. To really keep things under control, pair it with high-waisted bikini bottoms. No one will know your bottoms rise practically to your belly button, and you won’t have to feel insecure about your tummy.

2. The One-Piece

ASOS CURVE Swimsuit In Monochrome Feather PrintASOS CURVE Swimsuit In Monochrome Feather Print, $60.97 from ASOS

It’s the classic tummy-hiding suit, and it’s gotton sexier in recent years. Thanks to designers who’ve started catering to fuller-figured fashionistas, you can find some fabulously trendy, chic and head-turning suits. Find one with a waistline and you’ve hit the jackpot of slimming swimwear.

3. The Swimdress

Firm Control RomperFirm Control Romper from Victoria’s Secret

Similar to the one piece in its total-tummy-coverage, the swimdress is just plain adorable. Rock one of these at the beach and you’ll look like you’re covering up to by stylish, not to hide your pudge. In something this comfy with this much coverage, you’ll be the most secure girl at the beach, not to mention one of the cutest.

4. The High-Waist Suit

Bombshell Bikini BottomBombshell Bikini Bottom, $11.50 from Forever 21

No, this swimsuit will not make you look like your grandma, unless of course you’re trying to channel her golden days as a flirty beach bunny back in the day. Make a high-waist suit stylish instead of frumpy by opting for a retro look. And who would of thought hiding your love handles could be so much fun?

5. The Monokini

Women's Cross-Front MonokinisWomen’s Cross-Front Monokinis, $32.94 from Old Navy

Not all monokinis are created equal, so don’t assume that the inch and a half of thin fabric connecting the top and bottom of a certain suit are going to keep your tummy in check. Some monokinis, though, are made with more fabric in the waist, so they’ll prevent some of that giggle while you’re splashing around. If you’re covering just a little pudge (read: food baby) and don’t need total coverage, this is the suit for you.

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