As the warm weather approaches or a long awaited sunny vacation, many women find themselves in the torturous battle to find stylish and affordable bathing suits that also hide unwanted stomach fat. Finding a flattering swimsuit when you’re not so happy with your tummy is a challenge for all body types which include both “skinny fat” and plus size body frames. And most bathing suits designed to control tummy bulge are typically not the most stylish and super expensive.
To combat this problem, I have scoured the web to find the best bathing suits that not only hide stomach fat but are also super cute and affordable! There are many swimsuit designs, prints, and colors to help disguise the unwanted tummy and once you know what to look for you will no longer struggle to find a bathing suit you will love and feel comfortable in.
Scroll down to see a complete list of the best bathing suits to hide your tummy!
1. Tiered Ruffles
Tiered ruffle swimsuits are a great way to disguise a belly for any body type. It is also helpful at hiding unwanted back fat if the tiers wrap around to the back of the swimsuit.
Layered Ruffle Tankini, $39, Just Fab
(also available in black)
Tiered Ruffle Black One Piece Swimsuit, $45, Target
(also available in blue)
2. Light Top & Darker Bottom
Color blocked swimsuits that feature a lighter color on the top and darker color on the bottom half create the perfect illusion as most people’s eyes will be drawn to the lighter top half part of the swimsuit.
Scallop One Piece Bathing Suit, $60, Nordstrom
Retro Two Piece Color Block Swimsuit, $52, Unique Vintage
Patterns are a great way to distract from the unwanted tummy especially when the pattern helps to define your waist.
Venus Queen Halter One Piece Bathing Suit, $52, StyleWe
Slimming Control Floral High Neck Swimsuit,
$60 $52, Target
(also available in black and plus sizes)
4. High Waisted
Thank goodness high waisted swimsuits came back in style! The higher waist helps to support a bottom pouch you want to hide.
White High Waisted Bikini Set, $24, Cupshe
Monroe Triangle Bikini Top, $26, Zappos
Monroe Vintage High Waisted Bottom, $31, Zappos
(also available in different colors)
Peplum tankini tops are great also for disguising unwanted belly fat and love handles. The extra material hangs off your waistline helping to create a more seamless look.
Peplum Sea Falbala Bikini Set, $27, Cupshe
Grey Stripe Peplum Bikini Set, $25, Cupshe
6. All Black
Of course, all black works for bathing suits as well! Black is slimming for all body types and is great for looking slimmer on the beach.
Black Off The Shoulder Swimsuit,
$40 $24, Old Navy
7. Blouson Top
The blouson top is the easiest way to hide your unwanted tummy since it bags over the entire top portion of the swimsuit. This bathing suit style work particularly well if you are also subconscious about back fat.
Vince Camuto Blouson Swimsuit, $48, 6pm.com
(also available in white and navy blue)
Blouson Bandeau One Piece, $35, Target
(also available in blue)
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