For those amongst us who have short torsos, buying swimwear can be tricky, as not all swimsuits will offer the perfect fit. You want to make sure that your swimsuit fits in all the right places, offers great style and helps to elongate your body to give you the illusion of a long torso. There are a number of styles which are best suited for those with shorter bodies, so we’ve put together a guide to the best swimsuits for short torsos.
Best Swimsuits for Short Torsos
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Essentials High Leg Bandeau Swimsuit by Sea Level
One of the best styles for a shorter torso length is a swimsuit with high-cut legs. The Essentials High Leg Bandeau Swimsuit from Sea Level Australia is the perfect choice for those wanting a style which rests just on the hip bone - making legs and torsos appear longer. This swimsuit is also made from regenerated nylon fibres which are more environmentally friendly. Although this swimsuit is a bandeau style, you can choose to add the adjustable straps for additional comfort and support.
Veranda Odyssey Swimsuit by Miraclesuit
For those looking for the best swimsuit for short torsos, the Veranda Odyssey Swimsuit from Miraclesuit has got to be one of the prettiest choices. Choosing a swimsuit which offers a vertical line down the body will help lengthen to give the illusion of a longer torso. The bright colours on this blue-striped swimsuit are designed in a way to cinch the waist and give the wearer a boost of confidence in their body shape and wonderful silhouette.
Jetset Plunge Loop Back Swimsuit by Jets
For those who are looking for a swimsuit style for a shorter body, then a swimsuit with a high-cut bottom style could be just the ticket. The best swimsuit for this is the Jetset Plunge Loop Back Swimsuit from Jets. It’s striking from both the front and the back as it has a plunging neckline to the waist and distinctive straps that meet at the back of the neck and attach back to the waist. This style isn’t very well suited to those who have a larger bust, so those who wear a cup size A–C should find this offers the perfect fit. Those who are looking for swimsuits that do up like halter tops will find this solid choice. If you do opt for this body lengthening style, fear not, as the gripper tape will help you keep this stunning one-piece suit in place whilst also giving the impression of a much longer frame.
Sea Dive Scoop Neck Swimsuit by Seafolly
Swimsuits with solid colours are a smart choice for those who are more on the petite side when it comes to body length. Coupling bright colours with solid shades achieves an even better effect. This Sea Dive Scoop Neck Swimsuit in Wild Lime from Seafolly is a dream for shorter bodies. There are some very lovely features to this swimming costume, including the tactile textured fabric, the adjustable spaghetti straps and the removable cups. The scoop neck is a strong design feature for a shorter body and couples perfectly with the high-cut leg. This has been one of our best sellers and this style won’t hang around for much longer, so if you are thinking this is the swimsuit for you, you should pop it in your online basket today.
Late Bloomer High Neck Swimsuit by Profile by Gottex
This fantastic textured lace effect swimsuit from Profile by Gottex is a wonderful choice for those with shorter bodies. The high neck at the front and the high cut at the back will do wonders for creating a much longer-looking torso whilst also making sure you look fabulously stylish on the beach or by the pool. There is a solid lining which covers all the right places without losing the gorgeous lace effect. This full coverage swimsuit has a clip closure at the neck and soft padded cups for added comfort. The white colour of this full-coverage one-piece swimsuit will look fantastic against all skin tones and will enhance sun-kissed skin. What’s not to love about the Late Bloomer High Neck Swimsuit?
Portofino High Neck Swimsuit from Nuria Ferrer
The Portofino High Neck Swimsuit from Nuria Ferrer ticks all the boxes for those looking for a style suitable for the natural shape of shorter torsos. This high-neck swimsuit offers more coverage across the chest, whilst also lengthening the wearer with its wavy black and white vertical stripes. The tie belt detail under the bust pulls in the waist making this one of the most flattering swimsuits. The straps are adjustable which is ideal for those who may need to make this swimming costume a bit shorter. Other features include tummy control and soft padded cups. For those looking for post-mastectomy swimwear, this swimsuit will also accommodate prostheses in the internal pockets.
If you aren’t just looking for swimwear which lengthens shorter torsos and you are really looking for swimwear for petite women, head over and have a read of our petite swimwear post as this showcases lots of great similar styles for shorter women.
If you’ve read our guide to the best swimsuits for short torsos but haven’t found your perfect swimsuit, you can head over to our swimsuit collection to browse our full range which covers all different body types. Here you can filter by size, style or designer brand. You can also head over to our new in section and look through our new arrivals. Perhaps a one piece swimsuit isn't what you are looking for? We have a great range of bikinis, so we can help you find your dream two-piece swimsuit. There are many bikini styles which suit shorter torsos, including high-cut bikini bottoms, one-shoulder styles, high-waisted bikinis, string bikini bottoms and tankini tops, We hope you find the swimsuit you’ll enjoy wearing again and again. We are always here to help answer any questions you may have.