Best Swimsuits for Apple Shape


Summertime is all about being carefree and feeling your best. If you have an apple body shape, finding a swimsuit that fits and looks great can be challenging. But don't worry, we're here to help!

However, you can find bathing suits that flatter your curves and make you feel confident by the pool or on the beach with the right tips. Moreover, once you know what to look for in your apple-shaped body, shopping for swimsuits will be a breeze!


Jillian One Piece in Seashell

Jillian One Piece in Seashell


Keep reading for our top picks for the best swimsuits for apple-shaped bodies!

How to Know You Have The Apple Body Shape?

Apple-shaped women have what is known as "top-heavy." Apple shapes have a heavy upper body while the lower body is proportionately slimmer. Apple-shaped bodies are prone to gain weight in the stomach area, while the lower body has little to no change in weight.

Apple body shape has characteristics such as:

  • You have a wide torso.
  • You have a broad set of shoulders.
  • You are blessed with a full bust.
  • You have thin arms and legs.
  • Your waistline is undefined.
  • You have full hips, but they are narrower than your bust.

People may confuse the apple shape with the pear shape, but that is not the case. The apple shape is less defined on the waist, and the upper body is heavier than the lower body. The pear shape is curvy in the abdomen and has a heavier lower body.

What Features Should You Look for in a Swimsuit?


 Passione Top

Passione Top

As an apple shape, you need to watch for features that draw attention to your best assets and pull attention from the less-flattering ones.

  1. Look for swimsuits that flatter your hips and bust, and hide your abdomen fat by fabric or effect.
  2. Find ones that give the illusion of a defined waist.
  3. Choose adjustable straps to get the perfect fit and support for your bust.
  4. Opt for darker colors on top and a brighter bottom to give the illusion of a slimmer waist.

What You Should Avoid

  1. Anything that brings attention to your tummy fat- you should avoid.
  2. Avoid swimsuits that make your body look wider.
  3. Don't choose a swimsuit that is too loose or baggy.

Best Flattering Swimsuits for Apple Shaped Body


A Good Time Bandeau Bikini Top

A Good Time Bandeau Bikini Top


Below are some of the best swimsuits for apple shape women so that you look flattering and beautiful with your body shape:

Ruched Swimsuit

The ruched swimsuit looks great on the apple body type, whether it is a two-piece swimsuit or a one-piece swimsuit. You need to make sure the ruched swimsuit you had is ruched on the tummy to give a flattering look on the midsection and an hourglass figure.

Vertical Lines or Diagonal Lines

Vertical and Diagonal lines can create a flattering and slimming effect (especially on the midsection) on the apple-shaped body, but you should avoid this bathing suit if you have a plus-size body.

This type of swimsuit for apple-shaped women also makes them look taller.

Tiered or Pleated Swimsuit

Tiered or pleated skirts on a one-piece swimsuit will also help give the illusion of a slimmer waist and create natural curves. The skirt should hit right at your hips to avoid looking frumpy.

Swimsuits With Tummy Control

If you are an apple shape with extra fat in the midsection, then a tummy control swimwear would be the best swimsuit.

These swimwears have an extra layer of fabric underneath to hide your tummy and define your waistline. They cost more than other swimsuits, but they do their job way too well not to have one!


 Let´s Have Fun One Piece Swimsuit

Let´s Have Fun One Piece Swimsuit


Wrap Around

If you are not comfortable with one-piece swimsuits, you can opt for a wrap-around two-piece. It will help support your breasts and make your tummy look flatter by holding in the extra fat.

Bikini Bottoms

Apple-shaped women should choose high-waisted or boyshorts style bikini bottoms as they cover the entire stomach area and make it look slimmer. If you want to go for low-waisted bikini bottoms, ensure they have ruching or other design features that draw attention away from your stomach.


A one-shoulder swimsuit is perfect for showing off your assets while hiding the problem areas. It helps draw attention to the upper body and gives an illusion of a slimmer waistline. Besides, it also makes you look taller and more graceful.

Tankini Top

A tankini top looks similar to a one-piece swimsuit, but it gives more coverage to the midsection. It is perfect for apple-shaped women who hide their bulges and look slim. Besides, it also comes with built-in bras for extra support.

Bustier Tops

The best swimsuits for apple shape have adjustable straps to give you the perfect fit and support for your bust. If you don't want adjustable straps, you can go for a bustier top. It will also help accentuate your assets while providing good support. Just make sure the bottom is not too loose or baggy.


 Feeling Myself Bikini Top

Feeling Myself Bikini Top


High Waisted Bottom

A high-waisted bottom helps tuck the belly fat and accentuate your feminine curves. It is especially great for plus-sized women.

While buying, buy a high-waisted bottom that goes over your belly button. This will help cover the total fat on the tummy.


Plunging necklines show off your full bust and draw attention from the belly area.

If you are not comfortable showing your cleavage, try ones with crisscross details that give you a vertical accent and full bust support.

A-Line Swimwear

A-line swim dresses hide your tummy while showing your booty, contrasting your waist and hips.

It gives you coverage, so you will not worry about showing too much skin.

Note that a-line swim dresses are not the same as regular swim dresses. The standard, straight-line swim dresses are not made to create any effect and do not look good on the apple shape.

Hourglass-Effect Swim Dresses

These create an hourglass shape on your apple shape, making your body shape look proportionate. They achieve this effect by specific cuts, patterns or lines, etc.

If you have belly fat, try the crisscross ones. They cover your tummy area and give you a more flattering, proportionately curvier body shape.



Two Piece Mafia Swimsuits

Two Piece Mafia Swimsuits


An apple shape can look amazing on the beach or by the pool with the right swimsuit. This can be anything from a flattering one-piece to a trendy bikini. The key is to choose a style that flatters your figure and makes you feel confident.

We hope this review has helped you find the perfect swimsuit for your apple shape!

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With love, the Ishine team.