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 on, 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 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. Like seamless underwear and bras, seamless and anti-elastic swimwear is also a thing that 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 out some of our favorite swimsuits that won’t pinch your skin or create the illusion of the dreaded “muffin top” situation.
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Maeve Jasmine Flounce-Sleeve Bikini Top
This patterned bikini top comes with flowy sleeves that gently drape down your arms for a feminine, Grecian vibe that looks so much more fashion-forward than the typical triangle swim top.
Aerie Leopard Crossover High Cut Cheeky Bikini Bottom
Look, there’s a reason why these crossover swim bottoms are a best-seller. 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.
Kitty and Vibe 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 of lounging by the pool.
Carve Designs Sandhaven One-Piece
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.
Summersalt The Sidestroke
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 26.
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.
Adelina Ecomove Two Piece
This two-piece set is equal parts sporty and sweet. The top’s wide straps ensure as much support as possible during swims, tennis matches or whatever you have on your vacation schedule.
Simply Seamless One-Piece
Free yourselves from straps, ties and lace that digs into your skin no matter how well it fits, and grab this seamless one-piece instead. It features extremely on-trend side cutouts that add a layer of sex appeal to the black number that you can — and should — wear as much as possible.
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).
Athleta Hermosa One Piece Swimsuit
When searching for extra comfortable swimsuits, shopping from activewear brands might be the way to go. These brands understand the fabrics and designs that’ll make your body feel good. Take, for example, this one-piece from Athleta. Though made for water sports, it still has a simple and cute look that you could wear anywhere. Plus, the straps are adjustable so you can really nail the fit.
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.
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.
Melissa Simone Swim Shorts
A simple solution to bikini bottoms that feel like they’re way too tight and restrictive is a pair of swim shorts. There are plenty of options out there, but we’re eyeing these ones from Revolve.
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.
Luli Fama Seamless Wild Bikini Bottoms
For those who dig a Brazilian style, these animal-print, dig-free bottoms are it.