July 01, 2020 3 min read

We are all looking for the perfect tummy control swimsuit. Universally, the mid section is the part of the body that makes us feel the most self conscious when swimsuit season comes around. Fortunately, Curvy Swimwear is here to help. 

Different design features will work for different body shapes. Our tummy control styles feature either ruching, panelling, ruffles or swing and dress shapes. Each design element will give a different look and feel to the tummy area depending on your individual needs. 

Tummy control is a key factor in our swimwear and we keep it in mind with each and every design and print we choose. A print can work wonders in a tummy control swimsuit as we all know that stripes and other features will make us look a certain way. Optical illusions can conceal, accentuate or create a new shape for your body. 


Tummy Control Swimwear Features

Browse through this blog to learn more about our tummy control options or jump straight to the feature that you're interested in. 


If you are looking to accentuate your waist while adding a little coverage to your tummy, ruching is a perfect choice. The way the fabric scrunches across the front will assist in flattering your stomach area as it disguises any unwanted folds.

The Power Mesh lining featured in all our swimsuits will hold you in helping to create a more defined waistline. This material will draw your stomach in and work towards creating a slimmer silhouette in the process. 

We use this ruching and mesh design feature in most of our swimsuits to create support and shaping for your mid section. You'll find ruched options in both our tankini and one piece collections. Take a look at our beautiful Hawaii Blue ruched one piece

Hawaii Blue Underwire Ruched One Piece


Another great tummy control swimsuit feature is panelling. Panelling is where you have a large print down the middle of your swimsuit with black panels running vertically on either side. This helps draw in the sides of your stomach and has a great slimming effect. As you are drawn into the pattern, it makes you look thinner. It is an optical illusion that creates a longer, leaner appearance to the body. 

This is one of our most popular designs as it really does work to make you look slimmer. Panelling is best for women who want to create a slimmer silhouette and lengthen your torso. They can also be good for minimising a larger bust. 

Our wide strap swim dresses are all panelled to give a lovely shape to your body. We also feature panelling in a selection of our long sleeve one pieces. These swimsuits also feature a black waistband detail to further flatter your mid section. You'll love our Tahiti wide strap swim dress

Tahiti Wide Strap Swim Dress


Ruffles and frills are a fabulous tummy control design option. For women who prefer to completely disguise their mid section, our 3 tier ruffled swimsuits skim over the bust, belly and hips to cover you in a flattering and stylish way.

A three tier one piece is great for slimming your stomach. It has three big ruffles that overlap in a V shape, creating an optical slimming effect. You can get the three tier swimsuit in a tankini or a one piece. It comes in black as well as a variety of gorgeous prints. It is a really popular tummy control swimsuit that we offer and ladies are always happy with the results. 

Take a look at our sensational Costa Rica 3 tier ruffle tankini top

Costa Rica 3 Tier Tankini Top


More camouflage than control, a swing tankini top that flares out from under the bust is a great option for larger tummies. Pregnant bellies that are continuing to grow will love the way the swing tankini falls over the mid section without feeling restrictive. We now have a variety of swing style tankini tops in our collection in a range of different lengths to suit your body and style preference. 

Our range includes the gorgeous new Navy Floral Swing Tankini Top with twist front detail across the bust and removable and adjustable straps. 

Navy Floral Swing Tankini Top

If you are looking for a great tummy control swimsuit then look no further! We have the best tummy flattering swimsuits for every size and shape. 

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Size guide

All of our swimsuits are true to size. This means you should follow your normal sizing.

The best guide is your underwear - so what you would wear in a bra and undies is the size you order from us in tops and bottoms. For example, in you wear an 18E bra, you should order a size 18 swimsuit top from us.

If you are looking for a one piece and are in between sizes, say an 18E bra and a 20 in underpants, we recommend choosing the larger of the two sizes - so a size 20 in this case.

If you have any issues with your new swimsuit, we do 30 day refunds for full priced items and exchanges for all items - so you can swap to a size or style that is more suitable for you!

International Size Conversions

AUS 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
USA 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
CANADA 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
EUR 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56

Size guide

8 4 6 8 34
10 6 8 10 36
12 8 10 12 38
14 10 12 14 40
16 12 14 16 42
18 14 16 18 44
20 16 18 20 46
22 18 20 22 48
24 20 22 24 50
26 22 24 26 52
28 24 26 28 54
30 26 28 30 56