Be beach ready

Unless you're Gisele Bundchen, the thought of shedding your clothes and revealing all on the beach is probably a daunting thought.


So, if you want to feel and look gorgeous on your summer holiday but don't feel comfortable wearing an itsy bitsy bikini, why not opt for an all-in-one swimsuit?

Gone are the days of dowdy swimming costumes - there's a wealth of fabulous swimwear and what's better - most have hidden tummy control to help you hide your wobbly bits you'd rather not reveal.

Check out our selection of the cutest swimsuits to suit all figures.


Figure fixing trick 1: Ruching

Ruched around the tummy area, this classic bandeau shape has built-in stomach control and flatters all shapes with a detachable halter neck strap for extra bust support.

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'Jessica' swimsuit, £38, Monsoon.

Available from sizes 8-16.


Figure fixing trick 2: One shoulder

The one shoulder neck gives bigger busts extra support, the deep purple is flattering for all shapes, plus the bust area has detachable padding for all sizes.

One-shoulder swimsuit, £12, Matalan.

Available from sizes 8-18.


Figure fixing trick 3: V-neck

A ruffled neckline which detracts attention from your tricky areas, plus there's built-in tummy control and a flattering low leg cut.

V-Neck swimsuit, £15, Marks & Spencer.

Available from sizes 10-20.


Figure fixing trick 4: Supportive fabrics

Spanx offers a wonderful tummy-controlling fabric smoothing all lumps and bumps, while the colour block flatters every silhouette. Swimsuit comes with attractive fully supportive straps for busts and back.

Spanx red swimsuit, £155, available at Selfridges.

Available from sizes 8-16.


Figure fixing trick 5: Clever illusions

Figure fixing tricks

The slouchy bandeau style covers lumps and bumps, the bottom is cut high making legs appear longer, while black flatters all figures.

Pouch over swimsuit, £26, ASOS.


Available from sizes 8-16.