Regardless of your body type, shape, and size, the battle of trying to find a figure-flattering and actually cute swimsuit that doesn’t dig into your skin can be a major challenge. Finding a swimsuit that’s not too loose nor too tight (because a saggy swimsuit is almost worse than one that digs in) is no easy feat.
Whether we’re talking about a bikini, sexy one-piece, or tankini, even if the fit of your swimsuit of choice is ~almost~ spot in, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t cut into your skin in some places and droop in others. Sizing up or down is certainly an option, but it’s not foolproof.
Fortunately, there are other factors aside from size considerations that can help you find the best anti-digging swimsuit for your body shape that won’t put you at risk for a wardrobe malfunction — and that won’t cut off your circulation, for that matter. Just like seamless underwear and bras, seamless and anti-elastic swimwear is also a thing, which gives more stretch (in all directions) and helps the garment stick to your body like a second skin.
Another great anti-dig option is ruched and smocked fabrics that offer more stretch and movement and tend to be elastic-free — which is often the culprit. Scroll through below to check some of our favorite swimsuits that won’t pinch the skin or create the illusion of the dreaded “muffin top” situation.
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Sandhaven One Piece: Terra
Finding a one-piece that fits just right is the ultimate challenge—that is, unless you shop for one at Carve Designs. This particular sporty-meets-feminine suit boasts adjustable straps so it’s not too tight or too loose and medium coverage that’s necessary if you’re playing outdoor volleyball or splashing in the ocean waves. Best of all, Carve Designs’ suits are sustainable.
Your swimsuit rotation wouldn’t be complete without the Instagram-favorite Sidestroke suit by Summersalt. It offers top-notch compression (without suffocating you) so everything stays in place so you can avoid any mishaps. It also comes in a rainbow of colorways and goes up to size 24.
Jantzen Surplice Maillot One-Piece Swimsuit
You can never go wrong with a tropical one-piece for a day at the pool. Even if you’re not on vacay, it sure will make you feel like you are. Adjustable straps give you a comfy fit, and the ruching is oh-so-flattering.
High Hip Bottoms
Kitty and Vibe makes size-inclusive swimwear like no other brand out there. Each hip size offers two booty sizes, so you can get that custom made-for-you-fit. So long are the days that you can’t wait to rip off your suit after just a few hours lounging by the pool.
ToBeInStyle Seamless Cheeky Bikini Bottoms
If you’re into the cheeky fit (sun’s out, buns out, y’all) but not so into digging, these seamless bottoms will suit your fancy.
Volcom Simply Seamless Cut-Out One-Piece Swimsuit
Looking for a unique one-piece with a second-skin fit? This seamless swimsuit won’t disappoint.
Cupshe Ruched High-Rise Bikini Bottoms
Ruched detailing and a high-rise cut tend to cut down on digging and they also help accentuate an hourglass figure.
Luli Fama Seamless Wild Bikini Bottoms
For those who dig a Brazilian style, these animal-print, dig-free bottoms are it.
Pour Moi Space High Neck Bikini Top
While some of us may like a little side spillage, others do not — especially when that means your top’s digging into you. This full-coverage top is available in sizes 32A through 38G, so it’s got a good majority of us covered (literally).
Reformation Mandalay High Waisted Swim Bottoms
High-rise bottoms often get a bad rap for the dig factor, but these cute bottoms are an exception. They are designed with elastic and front seams, but the flattering fit gives plenty of room and helps provide tummy control too.
Andie Laguna One-Piece Swimsuit
Equal parts sexy and simple, this ultra-flattering one-piece features a cheeky back, high cut, and adjustable straps for a super smooth fit.
Reformation Ventura Smocked Bikini Bottom
Smocking = the ultimate anti-digging design feature and it’s also just flat-out cute AF. These bottoms are also available in black. You can shop the matching top here.
Aerie Leopard High Cut Cheeky Bikini Bottom
Look, there’s a reason why these crossover swim bottoms are best-seller (and almost always sold out). The ultra-flattering cut gives you a little bit of a smoothing effect without digging, while the cheeky backside shows off a little bit of that booty.