I wore bikinis every summer for years and trying to look good in a bikini or find one that fits or going shopping for a bikini was always frustrating and unenjoyable.

Now, I’m loving that one-piece swimsuits are in fashion. And I’ve realised they suit my body the best. I feel comfortable, I can swim without worrying about whether my boob is going to fall out and I get less sun exposure.

I recently asked you on Instagram what your favourite one-piece swimsuit brands are. I got so many responses, I really wanted to create a list.

Full piece swimsuits can be sexy and functional. 

I believe we all have the right to feel good in a swimsuit so I’ve included brands that have a wide range of sizes to suit different bodies and promote real bodies. I’ve also included brands that have bikinis on offer because you should wear what makes you feel good.

I left out any recommendations whose seem to only promote one body type i.e. the thin ideal. I’m not keen to promote it.

Here are some things I’ve learned about shopping for swimsuits:

  • If you have a larger bust, completely open swimsuits (the one with the deep V between your breast line), don’t offer much support. I prefer swimsuits with a strap running underneath the bust.

  • Halter or spaghetti straps can also be painful on your shoulders. Get supported!

  • A high waist is almost always flattering and makes you feel sexy. Show off those legs.

  • Tie up bikini bottoms are great because you can adjust as you need, meaning minimal pulling – helping you feel good on holiday.

  • If it’s white, make sure it’s properly lined to avoid see-through swimmers.

  • Full coverage bottoms can be just as sexy as skimpy cuts. Wear what you feel comfortable in.

Related: Hate swimsuit shopping? You’re probably doing it wrong.

Best swimsuits brands for all body types | 2018 Guide

So here are some of the best swimsuit brands with flattering cuts to suit your body at the moment. If you think I’ve left out some gems, write a comment at the bottom!


It’s easier to see what a swimsuit will look like on you when you see it on models with your body type (or at least, closer to it).

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Indigo Luna Yoga and Swim

This company makes bamboo clothing and 100% plant dyed options that are pretty and practical. I love their ethos and worldwide shipping.

Camp Cove Swim

Aussie swimwear label with cute vintage style prints, made from recycled fabric. Pretty cool, hey?

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Une One Piece

Where fashion and function meet! A very chic solution to sun protection. Yes – they are the creators of the sexy rashie. It can be done… Note: they also have non-rash vest options.

The Fold

Busty babes, rejoice! A swimsuit brand making swimwear that gives you support and goes up to a size G. Mega fabulous. This isn’t a one-piece but it’s no string bikini either.

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Sequins and Sand

A (mostly) size-inclusive swimwear brand with sizes from 10-30. I love their body positive feed.

Rad Swim

A playful swimwear brand for all ages. If you like colour and print and want something that stands out – you might love this brand.

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Solid and Striped

They make some really classic swimwear options – especially good for anyone who loves a stripe. Would also love to see more diversity on their social.

We Are Lively

A sweet lingerie brand with some sweet swimsuits, and some lovely designs and messaging.

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Catfish Designs

Adorable playful swimsuits for athletes – and the rest of us! A love a brand that’s fun and functional. And these two superstars swam Rottnest wearing them.