October 07, 2019 4 min read

Model by Pool in a Navy One-Piece by Bleu Rod Beattie


Finding the perfect swimsuit for your body type can be very challenging. First, there’s the process of going through endless options, but then you have to try it, love it and wear it. Finding the right swimsuit (the one that’s designed for your figure) can help you lose that anxiety of the swimsuit not complimenting your body type. Knowing what works for you and what doesn't will make your shopping experience so much easier. Here's a guide to help you find the perfect swimsuit for your body type.


If you have an apple-shaped figure then your body characteristics include balanced shoulders and waist, full bust, and round tummy. Here’s a tip: highlight lean legs with high cut bikini bottoms, this will elongate your legs. Tankini's are also an excellent option for hiding untoned stomachs. We have a wide variety of suits with ruching and texture. The extra fabric and detail sculpts your waistline, making it look smaller than ever. Dark and solid colors can help create the illusion of a lean silhouette. When picking your swimsuit, look for thicker straps. Not only do they provide better support for you, but they also make your shoulders appear smaller.


For the woman with a smaller bust, you most likely have a slender frame with narrow shoulders and hips. Show off your figure in a bikini. The underwire and light padding in your bikini top will give your girls a little natural boost. We have a great assortment of swimsuits that will do the job. Add some volume with ruffles and fun patterns to trick the eye. Are you feeling a little brave? Try a string bikini or a bandeau top.

Apple Shape Figure by Bleu Rod Beattie

Apple Shape 

Bleu by Rod Beattie, Tankini

Smaller Bust by Blue Rod Beattie

Smaller Bust 

Bleu by Rod Beattie, Basket Weave Bandeau


If you’re bust and hips are nicely proportioned and you have a slim waist, then chances are you’re a classic hourglass. To show off your shape, try going for a classic brief. A high-waist brief is for covering-up your tummy but also to draw the eye to the waist. Stick to a high cut style to lengthen your legs. Our belted one piece swimsuit will also show off your hourglass figure. When choosing a color, there are plenty of options to play with. However, avoid mixing & matching, so the focus is still on your hourglass silhouette. 


For a woman with minimal curves, high waist bikinis are perfect for you. The bottoms sit right on the waist, which draw attention to your mid-section. Also, try curve-enhancing one-pieces or figure-fixing bikinis. Play around with patterns and colors; a horizontal striped bikini will give the illusion of curves. If your'e lacking uptop, buy a top with bold prints and padding for the appearance of a fuller bust. Maybe try retro-inspired swimsuits with ruching and seaming to create Marilyn Monroe curves. Our belted one piece will hug your body in all the right places. Maybe consider trying a halter maillot top, it does wonders for a smaller chest.

Hourglass Figure by Bleu Rod Beattie


Bleu by Rod Beattie, High Waist Bottom

Minimal Curves by Bleu Rod Beattie

Minimal Curves  

Bleu by Rod Beattie, 1 pc


When you have a pear-shaped figure, you tend to have narrow shoulders and broader hips. You’ll definitely want to emphasize your top half to balance out your hips. A one-piece swimsuit will highlight your neck and bold necklines will draw the attention your figure by giving it the appearance of wider shoulders. Balance your bottom in a mix n’ match bikini. Choose patterns on the top that will emphasize your lower half. Also, our high waisted bottoms will really highlight your silhouette.


If you have an athletic build, cutouts, ruffles, and twisted tops will enhance your natural curves. Avoid bikini tops that go across your back. This will draw attention to your strong shoulders and your upper body. Our triangle tankini would look amazing for your figure. For the ladies with a snakelike figure, balance out your lower half with patterned bikini bottoms to draw the eye down to your hips. Also try an underwire bikini top for more support if you have a bigger bust.  

Pear Shape Figure by Bleu Rod Beattie

Pear Shape 

Bleu by Rod Beattie, High Neck Lattice 1 pc

Athletic Build by Bleu Rod Beattie

Athletic Build 

Bleu by Rod Beattie, Twisted Underwire Top


Our motto is Any Age, Any Size, Any Woman! So if you have curves, don't be afraid to flaunt them. If you've got a bigger bottom, high-cuts and, yes, string bikinis are for you. The high cut makes your legs appear longer, and the string silhouette lets you control how tight or loose you want your bottoms to be. Find bottoms that add a little embellishment to your lower half. 


When it comes to coverage, it’s your personal choice. If you’re in a climate that the weather changes often, you might want to go with a maxi dress or caftan. If your main focus is getting that beautiful tan, you might want something with a little less coverage. We have plenty of cover-ups to pair or match with your swimsuit.  A wrap or sarong are great options because you can wear it open ( for partial protection) or wrap it to warm you up to-and-from your water excursions.  

Curvy Figure by Bleu Rod Beattie


Bleu by Rod Beattie, Side Panel Hipster Bottom

Cover Up by Bleu Rod Beattie

Cover Up 

Bleu by Rod Beattie, Caftan

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Model in Aruba Blue One-Piece by Bleu Rod Beattie

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