Having an hourglass figure is something to be celebrated. This classic body shape shows off your wonderful curves in both the top and the bottom half of your figure. Whether you're heading to the beach or pool, selecting the right swimsuit can help enhance your natural assets and boost your body confidence. In this blog post, we'll explore the best swimsuit styles for hourglass shapes and provide you with some fantastic recommendations that you’ll want to wear again and again.
Flattering Swimsuits For An Hourglass Figure
The hourglass figure figures a defined narrow waist, evenly proportioned bust and hips, and a full, curvy bust. As an hourglass shape, you’ll want to find flattering swimwear that embraces and shows off your curves whilst also giving you the support you need from a swimsuit. There are lots of styles of hourglass swimsuits, and we have plenty of swimwear for you to choose from.
What Swimsuits Suit Hourglass Shapes
One-piece swimsuits are the simplest choice for hourglass figures as they will provide support and enhance your curvy hips and bust. Swimsuits with belts and details across the waistline or that are ruched or cinched to one side will look fantastic on hourglass-shaped bodies as this will draw attention to your slim, defined waist. High-cut legs will help to make your legs look longer and will balance out your silhouette. Halter neck swimsuits look fantastic on hourglass shapes as do styles with a plunging neckline.
Cutout swimsuits are really on-trend at the moment, and they look great on hourglass shapes. Look for styles that feature strategic cutouts at the waist or sides, as they can highlight your curves and create an eye-catching beach look. We have a whole post dedicated to swimsuits with cutouts if you like the look of this style.
Retro-style swimsuits, such as high-waisted detailing or one-pieces with vintage silhouettes, are particularly flattering for hourglass figures. These styles accentuate your waist and hips while providing coverage for those with a bigger bust. Consider designs with ruffles, bows, or other embellishments around the waist or bust area, as they draw attention to your top half curves and add a touch of femininity. Retro-inspired prints, such as polka dots or floral patterns, can also enhance the vintage aesthetic.
A much-loved style which is popular year after year. The one-shoulder swimsuit is well suited to an hourglass body type and can provide a fashionable pool look. Take a look at our recommendations for one-shoulder styles. You’ll be sure to find one that suits your style and personality.
Swimsuits with wrap details are excellent choices for hourglass figures. The wrap design creates a V-neckline, which accentuates a smaller bust and lengthens your torso. Additionally, the wrap detail across your small waist highlights your narrow hourglass figure and creates a flattering shape. Look for wrap styles with adjustable ties or belts to customize the fit and enhance your curves. Wrap styles are also great for those with a larger bust as they will provide lift and enough support for a full bust.
Remember, the main thing is to choose a swimsuit that makes you feel body confident. The best way is to experiment with different styles, try on various cuts and designs and pay attention to the fit and support. Ultimately, the best swimwear for an hourglass body shape is one that celebrates your curves and allows you to celebrate your natural beauty. We’ve not put together some of our favourite swimsuits for hourglass figures for you to browse through.
Tigre Sombre Sanibel Swimsuit by Miraclesuit
This fantastic Tigre Sombre Sanibel swimsuit from Miraclesuit has a great monochrome animal print with a contrasting border. The border and wrap draping will accentuate your waist and give you a fuller bust. It’s made from Miraclesuit’s Miratex fabric, which will provide excellent tummy control. The adjustable straps are also padded to ensure a comfortable fit.
Collective Cross Back Swimsuit by Seafolly
You’ll love the beautiful Azure blue colour of this Collective Cross Back Swimsuit from Seafolly. Solid colours are so flattering for hourglass-shaped women, and the lovely v-neck elongates the torso while the wide crossback straps provide support. This style also has a ruched underbust panel. There really is so much to love about this eye-catching hourglass swimsuit.
Malena Wrap Front Swimsuit by Nuria Ferrer
The Malena Wrap Front Swimsuit from Nuria Ferrer is another wonderful wrap-style swimsuit with flattering draping across the bust and tummy control. This v-neck style swimsuit comes in sizes suitable for either C or D cupsizes and has adjustable straps and soft cups to ensure the perfect fit. You’ll adore the design of this wonderful swimsuit, and it will look elegant on your hourglass figure, particularly if you have a curvy figure.
Summer in Capri One Shoulder Swimsuit by Gottex
This is a fantastic example of a one-shoulder swimsuit that would be flattering and figure-enhancing for an hourglass shape. The Summer in Capri One Shoulder Swimsuit from Gottex is wonderfully bright and encapsulates a beautiful summer’s day. You’ll love the adjustable strap and soft padded cups, which will help your swimsuit fit beautifully, making you feel body confident on the beach.
Ceylan Bandeau Swimsuit from Roida
You’ll adore the mint green colour of this Ceylan Bandeau Swimsuit from Roidal. The ruching across the tummy will give a flattering look to the wearer, and you can choose whether you add the optional wide neck strap – it looks fantastic either way. This bandeau-style swimsuit is perfect for hourglass figures as it has soft cups which provide comfort and light support. This style will show off your bust and slim waist, and you’ll be thrilled to wear it again and again.
Capri Cross Front Multi-Fit Swimsuit by Sea Level Australia
The wrap front, combined with the white and aqua stripe, is a winning combination for hourglass-shaped bodies. This Capri Cross Front Multi-Fit Swimsuit from Sea Level has soft cups, wide adjustable and convertible straps and power mesh lining, which will help achieve the perfect fit and comfort whilst also enhancing your beautiful shape. This swimsuit is best suited for cup sizes A to DD and looks fantastic on.
Scallop Wide Strap Diagonal Swimsuit by Sea Level Australia.
This elegant swimsuit from Sea Level Australia is perfect and timeless for hourglass body shapes. The Scallop Wide Strap Diagonal Swimsuit is made from eco-friendly recycled material, which gives a sleek, streamlined look and finish and soft feel, so it feels so lovely on. This one-piece suit comes with removable soft cups, a powermesh lining for extra support and a one-shoulder design. The scallop edging is breathtaking. You’re going to love this.
Ocean Blue Swimsuit by Charmline's
The gathering and metallic gold beading on this adorable Ocean Blue Swimsuit from Charmline gives this swimming costume a retro look and feel. This will suit a classic hourglass figure perfectly as it has moulded foam cups and a lovely v-neck. This bathing suit is perfect for those who are looking for light shaping material to give them a boost of body confidence. The colour is pretty magical as well.
Embracing your hourglass figure is about finding the right swimsuit that flatters your shape and boosts your confidence. The swimsuit recommendations above are perfect for hourglass body shapes while ensuring a comfortable and stylish fit for your curvy silhouette. The first step is to remember to consider your personal style, the level of support you desire, particularly for your upper body, and the features that enhance your natural curves. If the suggestions above aren’t exactly what you are looking for, head over to our fantastic swimsuit collection and take a look at our newest styles from our amazing designers. It’s also worth remembering that hourglass shapes also look great in bikinis.
Opt for bikini tops with underwire or moulded cups to support and lift your bust. Halter tops or balconette styles are flattering choices as they emphasize your cleavage. Consider bikini bottoms with a high leg or ones that feature side ties, as they can show off your hips and showcase your best features. High waist bikini bottoms are also popular for hourglass bodies as they emphasize your waistline and provide coverage while still showing off your amazing shape. Head over to our bikini collection to find a style that you’ll love.