Swimsuit season is often dreaded because finding the perfect suit can be a nightmare. Many women struggle to find a comfortable swimsuit that is stylish, helps them feel confident, and is affordable. Whether you are trying to find the best swimsuit to hide tummy bulge from postpartum, weight gain, age, or just because… we have got you covered.
As a mom to a toddler, I have been through the struggle of finding a bathing suit post-baby. Finding the perfect suit is hard work. Most suits designed for “tummy control” are not cute and are expensive! To solve this problem, I dug into reviews to find over 80 of the best swimsuits to conceal tummy area and help you feel confident. The best part, these are all affordable!
Scroll through for a list of things to look for in a tummy friendly suit. Shop my top pick for each suit type and view other options to shop. Keep in mind that most of these suits come in several color options. If you see a suit style you like, click on it to shop all of the available colors.
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Ruching (gathered fabric) is by far one of the most universal flattering design elements. This is the perfect way to give the illusion of a flatter tummy are and it helps conceal the pooch!
2. High Waisted
Look for a two-piece? A high waistline is the way to go. High waist is on trend and so cute! The high waist is the perfect solution to disguise the tummy area.
Ruffles are my top pick as the best swimsuit to hide tummy bulge. They flatter nearly every body type. They’re also classic and feminine, so this style will be on trend for year to come. Look for a suit that has ruffles across the tummy for the best result (a ruffle on the shoulder will not do anything to hide the midsection)!
4. Dark Colors
We all know that black will make you look slimmer. The same concept applies to swimwear! Black and navy blue are the best options for this.
Patterns and prints are a fun way to visually conceal and distract from anything you may want to hide. I love the suit below because of the small floral print and the ruffle detail bring the focus up and away from the tummy area.
6. Swim Dress
For the maximum amount of coverage (tummy, bikini area, upper thighs), a swim dress will be your bestie. These are also perfect if you just want to wear a button up or tee shirt as a cover up – so cute!
7. Blouson Top
Looking for the most comfortable two-piece? This flowy suit style works best if you are looking to conceal a large area. A popular suit among women looking for coverage over their back too! These also give off sporty vibes, if you are the active type!
This is an easy way to get focus off of your mid-section. Color blocked swimsuits that feature a lighter color on the top and dark color, or print, on the bottom half create a slimming illusion around the tummy as the focus will be drawn to the lighter top half part of the swimsuit.
Peplum tops hide the tummy bulge seamlessly. They define the waistline, and the extra material hangs off, helping to conceal the unwanted area and not compromising on looks. A high-waisted bottom will be just the perfect match for this top!
10. Tummy Control
When all else fails, go for a suit designed for tummy control! Makes sense, right? This suit is a recurring best seller on Amazon. It has a built-in tummy control panel and the flattering mesh detail up top distracts away from the tummy, double win!
11. Detail Up Top
As mentioned in a lot of the suits above, an easy trick to disguise the belly is to take the focus off of it. Look for fun details around the neck, shoulders, and chest. While these details do not really conceal the tummy, it can help to make you feel a little more confident in your suit. I just love the neckline of the contrasting suit below! This one has over 10k reviews!
Not a fan of the high waist, but want a two piece with coverage? This will be the best suit to hide tummy bulge for you! I do love a classic bikini bottom and most tankinis offer that. Tankinis are a tried-and-true favorite amongst so many women!
13. Triple Threat
Now that we’ve gone through all the styles to conceal, disguise, and distract the tummy, if you want the best of the best swimsuit to hide tummy bulge, combine several of these styles into one suit. For example, the suit shown combines several; two tones, high waist, ruched bottom, AND has detail (ruffle shoulder) up top. Nobody should be focused on her tummy!! LOL.
After you find the perfect suit, be sure to shop these best-selling cover-ups to take on your next pool day or beach trip!