Best Tummy Control Swimsuits: A Style Guide

Swimsuits are hard to shop for—and don’t even get us started on finding one that fits you just right. The mix between finding the right color, print, and fit can be a true struggle, especially at the right price. 

If the right fit for you means swimsuits with tummy control, then you’re in the right place! We’re going over the best swimsuit styles and which details to look out for. 

If you’re looking for this type of suit, you probably don’t want it to look all that much like it's a shapewear-type swimsuit. You most likely still want to look cute and feel good in what you’re wearing. Don’t despair. There are plenty of tips and tricks we’ll be sharing with you so you can find some great tummy control style swimwear that makes you feel confident and comfortable! 

Best Details To Look at for Tummy Control

1. Paneling

Having paneling features on your swimsuit is essentially the equivalent of having integrated shapewear. Side panels create a sculpting effect along your body and trick the viewer’s eye.

2. Tie Fastenings

While tie fastenings are generally associated with itsy bitsy bikinis, they can work wonders in creating favorable illusions. The tie fastening gives you the option of adjusting them at the hips and waist, which lets you create the illusion of a longer leg. 

The adaptable nature of tie fastening also means there’s no need for any unnecessary discomfort, such as pinching or squeezing! 

3. Defined Waist

Going for a defined look at the waist is another excellent trick to use when trying to reduce the appearance of your tummy. Styles with nipped-in waists are great at giving you a body sculpting effect. They make your waist look smaller, creating an hourglass silhouette, and are still comfortable to sport all day long! 

4. Ruching

Ruching is another spectacular swimsuit detail to look for when shopping for tummy control looks. Swimsuits with this style will make problem areas look smaller, and they provide you with a sleek look without feeling uncomfortable. They generally suit any body shape, especially if the ruching is pointing towards the center.

5. High Waists

This pretty, feminine style of bikini makes it comfortable for anyone to wear a bikini. Covering your tummy completely will make you a lot more relaxed about your midsection and make you look fabulous, sleek, and sexy.

6. Belted Suits

Another great option is going for a belted bathing suit. This style will show off your curves while accentuating your waist and helping tame your tummy. They work to hide your midsection and make it look smaller, and it’s a perfect style if you don’t want added fabric around your stomach area. 

7. Fringes and Ruffles

Fringes and ruffles are unique details for tummy cover-up. Going for this style of swimwear will help with covering up. The added detail can serve to either cover up your midsection or more of your body if you’d rather. These are also great at making other areas, like your legs, appear smaller. 

This style will allow you to flaunt all your natural beauty with confidence while keeping you comfortable and concealing what you wish to! 

Best Tummy Control Swimsuits


  • Our Island Goddess Twist Shirred One Piece features paneling and ruching. It defines the waistline and keeps you looking tight and toned. It has a twist-front V-neck, adjustable shoulder straps, high back, and moderate coverage.

  • A suit with a simple and classic silhouette, our Mod For Dot Lingerie One Piece has gentle ruching, a belt, and a demi-scoop neckline that shows just the right amount of skin. The all-over mod dot print also gives it a fun, playful personality. 

  • Another one of our fun printed suits, the Mediterranean Breeze Strappy Back One Piece, has a focal crossed detailing pannel that draws the eye to your chest area. It also has integrated tummy control that helps with looking slimmer and highlights curves. The back has a lace-up detail that shows off a little skin, and the butt coverage guarantees the suit doesn’t go anywhere.


  • The Apulia Mix Reversible High Waist Bottom is a great printed reversible bikini bottom that offers good coverage and a cool 50s style. With its two looks in one, it gives you two prints that work well to disguise your tummy. A comfortable and flattering bottom with side panels and ruching balances your silhouette and works on any body type.   

  • These Island Goddess Side Shirred High Waist Bottom will give you a glamorous look and show off your best assets. It lengthens your legs with the high waist by drawing the eye up and simultaneously slimming the waistline. The ruched side panels are a great additional way to conceal your tummy. The back has moderate coverage making sure the bottom doesn’t move around.

  • The Island Goddess Mid Waist Sash Band Bottom is the ideal solution for those of you looking for a little bit more coverage without something that’s fully high waist. With an overlapping sash band, integrated tummy control, and good coverage in the rear, it’s the perfect bottom that will have you feeling comfortable and confident at the beach!


  • Our Island Goddess High Neck Keyhole Tankini Top was created with flattering figures in mind. It starts with a deep-v keyhole and follows with a ruched bodice that gives a slimming illusion, making you look amazing. It has removable cups and convertible straps.

  • Our Island Goddess Bandeau Tankini Top is a glamorous-girl classic with a bust-enhancing twisted sweetheart neckline. Covered in shirring, it’s the perfect tummy concealing option and helps with a slimming fit. 

  • Boasting a deep-plunging twist-front v-neck, the Island Goddess Twist Tie Back Tankini has a soft ruching all-over the mid-section that slims and smooths this area for a fantastic tummy control effect. It has straps that tie across the middle, keeping everything in place.

Black Swimsuits

  • The Island Goddess Bandeau Mio in Black is an instant figure-flattering option that creates and highlights curves with the attached faux belt. The belt has a small gather towards the center, where it is held by gold hardware and on the sides, which further helps with defining the waist. It has a sweetheart neckline that emphasizes the chest but isn’t revealing. The removable straps allow it to easily transform into a bandeau. 

  • Our Island Goddess Lingerie One Piece is the perfect simple and easy tank top style bathing suit if you’re looking for a no-fuss option. It has a slight ruching effect on the bodice and an undeniable feminine style. The adjustable straps and removable cups give you total control over its fit on your body. With an overall slimming, smooth, and delicate look, you’ll be ready for an active day at the beach.

  • Another perfect black swimsuit that’ll have you turning heads is our Island Goddess Twist Keyhole One Piece. A twisted v-neck neckline creates an interesting peekabo detail under the bust. With the ruching down the sides of the suit and built-in tummy control, you get a sleek, polished look and feel. 


Finding swimwear will be easier than ever with all these tips to look for on your next shopping trip. Finding a swimsuit that looks sexy and sophisticated on any body type is totally possible, and we’ve offered up multiple styles to try out to find your preferred fit. With these tummy control bathing suits, you can leave your large t-shirts at home and feel confident flaunting your curves. Once you’ve got your comfortable new suit, all that’s left is to head to the waterfront and have fun without a worry in mind! 


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