18 Swimwear Pieces That’ll Flatter Every Figure

Are you ready to dive into summer? Whether you are heading to the beach, poolside or lunch with a friend, these ensembles are all about comfort, functionality and versatility. You can go from the beach to have drinks with just an added layer or two. From fresh cool modern classics to on-trend silhouettes.

Loud Swimwear Pieces

Let’s really hot girl summer this season in head-turning colours to make a statement while you are relaxing, tanning and looking fab. It’s all about brights for summer 2022.

ME&B bikini top, R599, bikini bottom, R599

Cosy up to this hot pink ensemble, available in sizes from 32 to 46.

Style tip

Let your one-piece and bikinis function as bodysuits or crop tops. Pair it with high-waisted denim or a maxi skirt and complete the look with sunnies, accessories and an oversized bag.

Zara ruffle swimsuit, R759

Get loud and summery with this cute, frilly one-piece suit. Pair with shorts or a kaftan for the perfect poolside ‘fit.

Granadilla groovy bikini top, R699, bottoms, R499

The 70s are back and louder than ever in this retro-printed swimsuit. Pair with your fave beige bottoms and bold sunnies.

Cut-out swimwear

Cool cut-out’s forever having a moment. From flattering necklines to sexy cut-outs, you choose the style that is most flattering for your figure. Just don’t forget to add sunscreen or you will have interesting tan lines.

BeachCult Nova full piece, R990

This full-piece is structured so that it’ll double up as a statement top over cocktails. Giant hat at the ready…

BeachCult The Plettenberg swimwear piece, R1190

The interesting detail on the top makes for a flattering fit, and directs attention upwards, away from the tummy region. Plus, black.

Zara gathered swimsuit

Zara gathered swimsuit, R759

Rework the straps for an edgier look, or wear them as is for an elegant look that goes from beach to bar in seconds.

Printed Swimwear

Opt for florals, animal prints and unconventional prints for a cool girl vibe. Don’t be afraid to be bold and have fun with these patterns!

ME&B bikini top, R599, bottom, R599

Get bold with this retro checker print. Pair your top with jeans and statement sunnies for a relaxed but edgy look.

Mr Price Balconette Bikini top, R149.99 bottom, R109.99

These pieces are comfy and high-rise, perfect for covering up anything unwanted. Plus, those nostalgic noughties prints have our hearts…

Gabrielle Swimwear Fynbossie top, R670, bottoms, R570

Pay homage to our gorgeous landscape in this fynbos-inspired print with a wrap-around bikini top that’ll double easily as a summery top.

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Retro-Inspired Swimwear Pieces

Celebrate your curves in the cool retro-inspired bathing suits, with silhouettes that flatter all body shapes and styles that are both cute and sassy.

Pick n Pay Clothing bikini top, R189,99 (reversible), bottom, R169,99

These reversible items go long and keep everyone thinking you’ve packed three separate costumes. The high-waisted bottom does us many favours, too.

Style tip

Match print and textures: pair a ruffled off-the-shoulder top with high-waisted bottoms or mix florals with stripes for a cool 50’s inspired vibe. 

BeachCult Ocean Eco Estella One Piece, R1050

Party in the front, security in the front with this wrap-around bikini and plunging neckline detail. Pair with gold earrings and strut your stuff while you pretend you’re in Baywatch.

Granadilla Swim Lava Lamp top, R699, high-waisted bottom, R599

Feel nostalgic with these lava-lamp prints as you bum round into cocktail hour. Pair with a plain kaftan and strappy shoes for maximum effect.

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Full Coverage Pieces

Covering up does NOT mean you have to skimp on style. Full-coverage swimsuits are comfortable, supportive and chic at the same time. It’s a classic that’ll never go out of style.

adidas Thebe Magugu swimsuit, R1199

This number has a plunging backline, making for a super scintillating dip. Plus, the collab with Thebe Magugu celebrates bright prints and joy. Summer is here!

Spirit Girl Jungle Fever one-piece long-sleeved swimsuit, R1000

Get active with this one-piece! Perfect for icy dips, sun safe and gorgeous, this one piece is for diving deep, playing beach volleyball and getting the most from your time in the sun.

Zara Asymmetric swimsuit, R759

This swimsuit, with its asymmetric design and gathered detail, created interest while flattering your figure. The brown is muted but flatters most skin tones, too.

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Strings Attached

Tie details always add a little something extra to a bikini,  making an understated statement.


Gabrielle Nandi swimsuit in fern, R1250

A sexy cover-up with string detail to up the ante, this gathered swimsuit flatters every tum.

Granadilla Swim Daisies shell top, R599, bottom, R499

This racy suit is cute at the front and sexy at the back. Pair with loud sunnies and a statement pant for extra oomph.

Granadilla Swim strappy top, R599, bottom, R499

Get back to basics with this cobalt blue strappy bikini. The straps are super long for a variety of detailed cut-out-like shapes. Pair with absolutely nothing for a sexy summer feel.

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