And yes, that includes some incredibly cute one-pieces.

By Tessa Petak
May 26, 2021 @ 5:59 pm
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Long Torso Bathing Suits
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#ShotGirlSummer has unofficially arrived (and yes, I feel like I'm getting déjà vu just from the sheer number of times I've said/typed that). But, it's absolutely true: People are traveling more, meeting up with friends, grabbing the occasional drink at the bar, etc. And, for me, the plan for the season is to have a good — but safe! — time, all while looking and feeling my best.

That, of course, includes going to the beach and pool (which is outside, so bonus safety points). After all, I'm vaxed, waxed, and ready to chill in the heat by a body of water. But shopping for a swimsuit with the perfect fit can be tricky, especially for those of us on the hunt for the best swimsuits for long torsos. How many times have you stared at yourself in the dressing room as you pull up a bathing suit, only to find it doesn't even cover your chest? Ugh, one too many.

A swimsuit that fits perfectly, hugging your body and highlighting your favorite parts, can make you can feel like a million bucks. So, so if you struggle with this particular dilemma (and you're not alone!), I've rounded up a full list of one-pieces and bikinis perfect for long torso'd individuals, this way you no longer have to compromise style for length.

If You Like High Waisted Swimsuits

The 5 Best Bathing Suits For Long Torsos
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This Summersalt two piece is the bikini for a long torso. There's no need to worry about this baby hitting you at an awkward position; the high leg and high-rise bottoms provide a flattering silhouette, and also come in sizes 2-22 along with seven fun patterns. The cult-favorite online retailer also sells a variety of tops in different styles, this way you can choose to mix or match your look.

If You Want To Take the Plunge

The 5 Best Bathing Suits For Long Torsos
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And I don't just mean in the ocean. This vibrant and chic one-piece is specifically sold in a long torso size, so no more ill-fitting V-necks that are either too deep or too short. The lower cut promises to show off all your assets, and is also secure enough to hold you in place if you really do want to swim. Plus, thanks to the bright color, this on-trend suit will look picture-perfect in all your beach shots for the 'gram.

If You Like Flowers

The 5 Best Bathing Suits For Long Torsos
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Whether you love loud, funky florals or prefer more subdued, ethereal patterns, you won't have to choose between playful prints or a flattering fit this summer. This Aerie one-piece suit, which is available in two simple yet eye-catching patterns, comes in sizes XXS-XXL and a has long option for those of us with elongated midsections. Plus, the $60 suit is on sale right now for $45, so if you can't choose between the two colorways, you might just want to order both.

If You're Petite

The 5 Best Bathing Suits For Long Torsos
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Having a long torso isn't mutually exclusive with being tall, but how do you buy a suit if you're petite as well? Well, we literally found the perfect option for you if this your struggle. Andie's Almafi one-pieces offers the option of a long torso fit, which will certainly fit your midsection without being too large or oversized for your petite frame. The versatile suit comes in a variety of classic colors and prints, along with seven different fabrics, and is available in sizes XS-XXXL. You can't beat it.

If You Want a One-Shoulder Swimsuit

The 5 Best Bathing Suits For Long Torsos
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I know — Summersalt again. But, the truth is this brand literally has an entire collection of one-piece suits made specifically for long torsos, and it doesn't get better than that. You also won't have to ever compromise on fashion, since this trendy, one-shoulder pick makes a fun statement at the same time.

If You're a Fan of Not-So-Basic Black

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If you're into sleek and basic but are looking for a teeny bit of flare this season, Lands's End has some great picks for you — particularly, this black ruffled one-piece, which comes in long sizes as well as regular. Aside from taking things up a notch with that whimsical, off-the-shoulder detail, the material is meant to fit just like shapewear, ensuring you'll feel held in and secure each time you wear it.

If You're Into Cutouts

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If there's one big trend happening for summer, it's cutouts of all shapes and sizes, and of course Target continues to stay on top of what's cool (just like with its Designer Dress Collection). This sexy suit, which comes in black and white, will no doubt make a statement wherever you're headed, and could even double as a bodysuit on days when you're not waterside. Even better? The price tag, which is just $42.