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The Best Swimsuits For Apple Shaped Bodies

At ALT, we’re all about wearing the swimwear you love – because when you feel incred, you look it, too. But if you’re unsure where to start on your swimsuit search, knowing what shapes flatter your body shape best is key. On our radar right now? Finding the best swimsuit for an apple shape.

If you have a curvier mid-section, medium-to-large boobs and are slimmer through the hips and legs, this one’s for you. Finding flattering swimsuits for an apple shape is easier than you think – it’s all about creating an aesthetic balance that celebrates your best assets.

One Pieces

A one-piece swimsuit is a great place for an apple-shaped ALT babe to start. Look for details that cinch your waistline, like a belt or slender tie. Our styling tip? Knot it slightly off to the side to enhance the hourglass vibe. A cut-out waist combined with a plunging neckline elongates the torso, creating definition through your mid-section (snatched waist, incoming…). A printed one-piece is another must-have in an apple shape’s swimwear repertoire – a bold floral, flame or tropical print will keep the eye moving, while still keeping all eyes on you.


The best bikini for an apple shape is one that creates volume and shape at the hips, balancing your curvier torso. When it comes to bikini bottoms, side ties and statement hardware are chic ways to draw the eye down and out. High-waisted bottoms are another ALT favourite that are super flattering on apple-shaped bodies.

When choosing a bikini top, look for styles that create vertical lines through your decolletage. We’re talking halters, one-shoulder necklines and V-wire tops that define, lift and highlight. When combined with an apple-friendly bikini bottom, the result is a super flattering hourglass effect.

Pareos & Skirts

Okay, so not *technically* a swimsuit, but don’t underestimate the power of a great pareo, sarong or skirt. While the styling possibilities are practically endless, we think they look super flattering on apple shapes when worn as a wrap-style cover up over your swimwear. Simply knot it around the smallest part of your waist to create definition at your mid-section and movement through your lower half.

ALT Swim is all about luxe swimwear that unleashes the goddess within. Our collections are a celebration of real, raw beauty, for every shape and size. Our edit of top bikinis and swimsuits for apple shapes is designed to have you channelling carefree confidence from surf to sand, and every poolside lounge along the way.