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The Best Swimwear For 2023

13 | 02 | 2023


Winter season got you dreaming of holiday plans? We’re sharing the best swimwear for 2023!

No matter your style, body shape or overall swimwear vibe – we’ll have a swim look for you.

Let’s start by answering some of your most searched questions!


What is the most flattering swimsuit?

This all depends on your figure, similar to any outfit – different styles will suit different body shapes and heights.

First up, you’re going to want to figure out your body shape (or the closest category you’d fall into).

We’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the most common body shapes and what the key standouts are (you’re welcome).


Pear Shape

You guessed it – similar to the fruit, pear shaped bodies tend to carry more on the bottom half.

Think hips, bum & thighs.

When shopping for pear shape swim, keep the comfort by accentuating your top half.

Are high leg swimsuits flattering? Yes, particularly for pear shaped figures!

Opt for high leg swimwear that will lengthen the leg whilst highlighting the waist.

What is a high-leg swimsuit? Here’s three PLT high leg swim looks to love.

Shape Olive High Leg Strap Side Bikini Bottoms image 3Shape Chocolate Brown Cut Out Detail Branded Trim Bikini Top image 3

Plus Silver High Leg Bikini Bottoms image 2Plus Silver High Leg Bikini Bottoms image 3


Athletic Frame

If you have a straighter frame with less curves, so a more muscular frame then embrace the sports luxe trend.

Think on point one piece swimsuits!

If wanting to create more shape, simply opt for high waisted bottoms as they will sit at the most narrow part of the body allowing an hour glass illusion.

Tie side bikini’s are also perfect when it comes to enhancing curves.

Black Contrast Zip Front Scuba Swimsuit image 1Black Scuba Zip Up Swimsuit image 1

Red Crinkle Tie Side Bikini Bottoms image 2 Red Crinkle Textured Triangle Bikini Top image 3


Fuller Bust

What type of swimsuit is best for large bust?

Similar to when shopping for lingerie, support is key for fuller busts.

Try to shop for swimwear that features more supportive fastenings such as clips rather than tie back tops.

Underwiring is also a easy go-to when shopping for fuller bust swim.

Chocolate Mix & Match Crinkle Fuller Bust Underwired Bikini Top image 1Chocolate Mix & Match Crinkle Fuller Bust Underwired Bikini Top image 3



Prep to accentuate both your top and bottom! Bikini’s are the ultimate go-to for hourglass shapes.

Mix and match your options and if feelin’ it why not jump on the viral Tik Tok thong bikini?

White G String Bikini Bottom image 3White G String Bikini Bottom image 2


Smaller Bust

Enjoy the freedom of not worrying about additional support!

Classic triangle tops are a timeless option when it comes to summer swimwear.

Frills, ruffles and texture are also a clever way to add volume to your chest, if wanting to do so too.

Green Glitter Net Triangle Bikini Top image 1Green Glitter Net Triangle Bikini Top image 3


Tummy Control

Are crinkle swimsuits flattering? Absolutely yes and fabric is key to this!

Simply search for crinkle, waffle or seersucker fabric then scroll your options.

This style of swim is also great if your sizing switches regularly.

Bold or statement prints are also a true gamechanger when it comes to feeling a little self conscious.

Aqua Crinkle One Shoulder Swimsuit image 3Aqua Crinkle One Shoulder Swimsuit image 1


Here at PrettyLittleThing we are ALL about the #EveryBODYinPLT movement and make it easier than ever to shop your style with a range of figure led categories.

From petite and tall to shape, maternity and plus size swimwear – all you got to go is scroll.


Brown Mini Crinkle Underwired Square Neck Bikini Top image 1Black Soft Crinkle Straight Leg Beach Trousers image 1Stone Crinkle Fuller Bust Bikini Top image 3


What swimsuits to wear if you have a long torso?

The easiest way to find your perfect swim piece would be to shop the tall section here at PrettyLittleThing.


What swimsuit is best for plus size?

Best believe we have you covered with endless plus size swim options.

Shop PLT Plus Size Swimwear

Plus Black Contrast Binding Tie Side Bikini Bottoms image 2Plus Mint Rib Underwired Plunge Swimsuit image 1Plus Nude One Shoulder Waffle Cut Out Swimsuit image 1


Which swimwear is the best?

When it comes to shopping for the best swimwear, it’s important to decide on how your shopping for swim.

Are you wanting a trend led look or a more timeless vibe that you can wear on repeat?


Here are the top 3 swim trends that are predicted so soar for 2023!


Cover Ups

Why do people wear swimsuit cover ups?

Not only are cover ups a way to bring a extra layer to your look but also great if you’re feeling abit less confident and would like to have a little extra on.

So much so, matching mini’s are a swim trend in themselves this summer.

Go bold with print or keep it casual – it’s completely up to you!

White Bell Sleeve Cut Out Mini Beach Dress image 1White Long Sleeve Net Crop Beach Top image 1

Chocolate Net Oversized Short Sleeve Beach Shirt image 1Black Lettuce Hem Chiffon Tie Side Beach Sarong image 1


Cut Out

Level up your poolside look with cut out detailing.

The perfect swim vibe to take you from daytime to PM plans effortlessly. Pool party, we see you!

Black One Shoulder Loop Swimsuit image 1Black Textured O Ring One Shoulder Bikini Top image 1



Summer 2023 is going to be all about the stripes.

From pastels to florals, you won’t want to miss out on this.

 Purple Stripe Triangle Bikini Top image 1Multi Stripe Print Tie Front Mix & Match Bandeau Bikini Top image 1 Blue Stripe Toweling Triangle Bikini Top image 3


If you’d prefer to keep your swim collection more timeless simply opt for neutral colourways as well as mix & match options.

Chocolate Mix & Match Crinkle Triangle Bikini Top image 1White Mix & Match Halterneck Mini Ruched Triangle Bikini Top image 1

 Black Mesh Panel Underwire Swimsuit image 1Black High Leg String Side Bikini Bottoms image 3


Once you know what kind of swim style you’re looking for, plus your shape then it’s time to get prepping that PLT wish list.

Here are our top five picks across new in PLT swim!

 Candy Pink Mix & Match Padded Triangle Bikini Top image 1Green Ribbed Swimsuit image 1

Monochrome Monogram Tie Waist Scoop Neck Swimsuit image 1Black Cut Out Asymmetric Strap Swimsuit image 3

Nude Underwired Ruched Swimsuit image 1Nude Underwired Ruched Swimsuit image 3


That’s a wrap, 2023 swim is sorted!

*books a trip to St. Tropez*

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