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Five Swimsuits Made for Real Bodies

By Chelsea Fuss |

I think we can all agree that swimsuit shopping is just the worst. Here are five of my favorite swimsuits made in styles that are flattering to real body types! Keep reading to see the favorites.

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Five Swimsuits Made for Real Bodies

Calvin Klein 40′s Inspired Suit

1. Calvin Klein 40′s Inspired Suit $112 Lots of coverage in a classic Calvin Klein style.

2. Dotted Halter Suit $118 Pretty sweetheart neckline and a wearable print.

3. Simple Suit $29.99 Empire waist with a cute swishy tie in the back.

4. Retro Two-Piece $112 Good coverage for a two piece and such a sweet style!

5. Nantucket Swimsuit $158 Great coverage with a flattering empire waist.

Do you have a favorite swimsuit you’d add to the list?

Photos: Garnet Hill 1,2,5. Lands’ End Canvas 3. J.Crew 4.

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Chelsea Fuss is blogger and prop stylist who blogs daily at Frolic!

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12 thoughts on “Five Swimsuits Made for Real Bodies

  1. cottagefarm says:

    love the dotted halter.

  2. elizabeth antonia says:

    i love that calvin klein suit and the nantucket too! fantastic!!

  3. Jen says:

    I would totally wear any of these. I’m so glad these old school styles are in right now. I remember being in high school (in the early ’90s) and desperately trying to find suits like this; the closest I got were the “old lady” swimsuits at department stores but they never fit!

  4. faye says:

    the suits are beautiful, however i dont see how this is supposed to be for real bodies. im sure they exist, but i only know ONE person that could fit these lol. i do love the styles though

  5. viet says:

    i think she means that the suit design is flattering on “real bodies” in their own size of course. obviously, all of these models are wearing a size 0. i don’t think she means that a size 10 woman would need to wear this exact suit size 0. but these designs are very flattering in a wide range of sizes as opposed to those string bikinis that only look good in a size 0.

  6. Sarah says:

    Love the Calvin Klein one. Endlessly looking for a swim costume that will cover my bum!

  7. Alexa says:

    “real” bodies are human bodies, the word “real” shouldn’t refer to sizes 6 or 8 and above. These models all have real bodies.

  8. M Wms says:

    Anything with an empire waist is not going to look good on my body with my ribcage. Why no drop-waisted swimsuits? One-pieces with some roushing (sp?) are nice.

  9. Sara says:

    I love Popina Swimwear in Portland. She sells a wide range of styles, but also makes her own retro style ones. Everyone I know who has one absolutely loves the suit.

  10. Barbara says:

    Ooooooo! I love them all! I just wish my normal body was like their normal bodies! ;-(

  11. Barbara says:

    Well, normal, or real bodies…

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