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12 Best Slimming Swimsuits To Hide Tummy Bulge

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Feel good in your own skin.

When we have a few extra pounds in our mid-section, we may feel a bit nervous about wearing a swimsuit. There’s no reason not to wear whatever we want, we just have to find the style that has a few tricks to slim our stomach and smooth those curves.

From draping to ruching to high waists, to strategically placed lines and color blocking, choosing the best option for slimming swimsuits doesn't have to be difficult. There’s no reason you can’t be hot at your next day at the beach, no matter what your size.

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1. Body Underwire Asymmetrical Convertible 1PC Swim

This one-piece is sized for breasts C cup and up, and offers asymmetrical pleating details across the front. The front lining has fine slimming mesh for a smoother, flatter tummy. It also features underwire cups for support, and the adjustable straps have plastic snap hardware at top for wear as a halter.

(Her Room, $278)

2. Figleaves 'Icon Augusta' Wrap Tie-Front Shaping Swimsuit

This swimsuit offers medium control shaping across the belly with a tie-front wrap that creates gentle ruching to disguise any lumps and bumps. What’s more, it’s offered in regular and longer lengths for those with a longer torso.

(Figleaves, $70)

3. Panache 'Florentine' Bandeau Underwire Bikini Top and Midi Brief

Yes, you can wear a bikini and disguise a tummy! This bandeau top paired with a midi brief offers a higher-waist option to cover up the belly area. Plus, it's a vibrant color and print that’s eye-catching on the beach or at the pool.

(Bare Necessities, $69/top, $40/brief)

4. WET Swimwear 'Julia' Bottom

Vintage-inspired high-waisted bottoms with ruched seaming in a bright and bold floral print are the perfect choice to hide any tummy bulge. Cut from a sultry blend of soft Brazilian fabric, it's made and designed in LA.

(WET Swimwear, $68)

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5. SocialEras Floral Panel One-Piece

This chic one-piece suit creates the illusion of a lean waistline with striped paneling, forming an hourglass figure and guiding the eye away from an unsightly tummy pooch. Made from fast-drying, breathable fabric, it's ideal for swimming or lounging poolside.

(SocialEras, $59)

6. SocialEras Hollow-Out Swimsuit

Made with super-resilient, figure-hugging elastane and nylon, this classic "little black swimsuit" keeps trouble spots sucked in. Features hollow-out detailing beneath the bustline, to draw the eye upward/away from tummy zone.

(SocialEras, $62)

7. La Blanca Twist Front Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit

Ruching is a fashion girl’s secret weapon for slimming and streamlining, all with a sultry edge. A crisscrossed bust with a flattering sweetheart neckline sets off a slimming one-piece bandeau swimsuit styled with a figure-perfecting ruched midriff.

(Nordstrom, $109)

8. Miraclesuit Razzle Dazzle Dazzle Tankini Top & High-Waist Tummy Control Bikini Bottoms

Tankinis are a great way to hide a touch of belly bulge. Gold-tone accents add a touch of glam to this sophisticated look from Miraclesuit, a tankini top with a fluttery asymmetrical drape paired with tummy-control bottoms that help smooth your silhouette.

(Macys, $30)

9. Venus Slimming Draped One-Piece

Draping can be a great way to hide that tummy. Draped fabric slenderizes and flatters your curves, and hugs and shapes you with moderate control.

(Venus, $89)

10. Cupshe Orange Blossom High-Waisted Bikini

High-waisted bottoms are very flattering! This cute bikini features a lace-up back and high-waisted bottoms with ruching at the sides.

(CupShe, $29.88)

11. Olivia One-Piece ITZEL

Subtle meets sexy with this Olivia one-piece. This swimsuit shows just a little skin thanks to a dainty front slit, paired with a modern high neck for exceptionally-balanced style. A tummy control panel elevates your silhouette, and you can customize your fit with removable soft cups and an adjustable hook back. Also: black is the most flattering tummy color, and we love what the name 'Itzel' stands for: it means rainbow goddess and it's an ode to all the multi-talented women of the world. Girl power mission + a flattering cut? Sign us up.

(Skye, $90)

12. The Del Mar in Sage

Seductive and elegant, this Del Mar one-piece will make you own the beach. Going out for brunch? Pair this one-piece with your favorite pair of shorts and you're ready for some avocado toast! The corset-like top allows you to adjust the straps for as much coverage and cleavage as you want, while also hiding any mid-section problem areas. 

(Indigo Swimwear, $84)

And last but not least ... every killer bathing suit needs a killer cover-up and this one saves the day:

13. Emma Lace Jumpsuit

After a long, blissful day in the sun, nothing will show off your color White lace off the shoulder jumpsuit with pompons details. Pair with some funky jewelry and you'll be the star of the resort. Wear as a cover-up or own it's own: works both ways!

(Soah, $165.55)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at alywalansky@gmail.com.