The best shapewear swimsuits that actually make you feel good

And they aren't all just black swimsuits...

by Caitlin Casey |

When it comes to summer-loving, sometimes it can be super scary to get our bodies into a swimsuit. After two years of lockdowns and far too many lounge sets, we're not sure we're ready to get our cozzies on...

Fear not though, because you can actually get shapewear that is ALSO swimwear. Yep, that's right, shapewear swimsuits. You'll be ready to rock on beaches and beyond - or maybe just in your garden.

From tummy control swimming costumes to cozzies that keep your chest looking perky, you don't need to feel stressed in a swimsuit this year. After all, every body is a beach body, amiright?

SHOP: The best shapewear swimsuits to get your hands on


Shaping swimsuits to make you feel your best

PrettyLittleThing Recycled Shape Black Ruched Side High Rise Swimsuit
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Best high-rise shapewear swimsuit
First up is a classic black swimsuit from Pretty Little Thing. With ruched sides and a high-leg shape, it will keep your curves flattered especially if you've got an hourglass figure.

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CREDIT: Pour Moi

Best celeb shapewear swimsuit
We're a sucker for a celeb partnership - and this shapewear swimsuit is straight off Vicky Pattison's Summer Edit with Pour Moi. Contrast swimsuits that make you look good? Straight in our basket.

H&M Shaping swimsuit
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Best H&M shaping swimsuit
H&M have their own set of shaping swimsuits that are tight on the waist to pull in and keep you feeling secure. With removable inserts for chest support, these swimsuits come in a range of super cute stripe patterns.

SimplyBe Figleaves FRIDA Underwired Bandeau Swimsuit
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Best bright shaping swimwear
Are you a fan of print? Look no further because Simply Be has simply got your back. This supportive swimsuit has an underwire supporting your chest whilst the tummy-control material smooths your skin out.

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Best navy shaping swimwear
Accentuating your chest, this mesh swimsuit is sexy but protective. It has an illusion wrap top to help you keep looking your best whilst the dark navy or black will slim your figure.

JD Williams Magisculpt Tummy Control Swimsuit
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Best monochrome shaping swimwear
JD Williams also has a variety of shaping swimsuits that you can get your hands on - we love this monochrome set that has a bandeau neck. The black and white really gives a shaping illusion whilst the ruched stomach pulls your waist in.

Wallis Tummy Control Bandeau Swimsuit
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Best bandeau shaping swimwear
We're obsessed with this Debenhams red bandeau shaping swimsuit that has tummy control features and small strappy arms. A total classic to grab.

RELLECIGA Women's Tummy Control Swimsuit
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Best Amazon shaping swimwear
Yes, even Amazon does shaping swimsuits. We love this hot pink vibe that's totally screaming 'get-me-on-holiday-rn'.

V by Very Shape Enhancing Tankini Top - Black
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Best shapewear tankini swimsuit
If you're more of a two-piece vibe, tankinis are a great way to meet in the middle with shapewear. Also available in cobalt blue (£12).

V by Very Shape Enhancing Contrast Print Halter Neck Button Detail Swimsuit - Multi
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Best print shapewear swimsuit
There's nothing better than getting a bit of print out for the summer holidays. This contrast print swimsuit by Very has a ruched waistline, plunge neck and high-cut leg.

Accessorize Bobbi shaping swimsuit in navy
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Best shapewear swimsuit with removable straps
Tan lines are never the vibe when you're trying to get a bit of vitamin D. This Accessorize swimming costume is slimming and you can take the straps off for easy wearing.

New Look Red Colour Block Belted Illusion Lift & Shape Swimsuit
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Best illusion shaping swimwear
Coral is the perfect colour for lounging in the sun. New Look has pulled it out of the bag with this illusion swimsuit that will accentuate your waist.

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