Tips for Selecting Your Perfect One Piece Swimsuit

June 18, 2018

Tips for Selecting Your Perfect One Piece Swimsuit

So how exactly can you embrace the trend and find a one piece well suited for your shape?

We all know that feeling. Shopping for swimsuits can be uncomfortable and downright intimidating. But you know what? I’ve realized through the years, no matter what your shape or size, you can amplify your unique beauty and spirit. It’s all about your unstoppable confidence and, well, a few swimwear style tricks. Who cares if you feel uncomfortable in a two piece bikini? A classic one piece is equally stylish and flattering. You just need to have the perfect strategy for picking a figure-flattering one piece! I've pulled together my best swimwear style and fit tips to help ease the process of shopping for swimsuits.

Go for color and print

We all need an LBB (Little Black Bikini), but you can also switch up your swimwear wardrobe with pops of color and print! Bright colors pop on your skin tone and give you that day-at-the-beach glow. Prints can also be your friend to camouflage any areas of insecurity. Remember, the size of the print should be proportionate to the size of the wearer. Example: petite ladies look best in smaller scale prints, while curvier gals can rock larger scale prints!

Check out our Jessica Deep V One Piece in the color Mosaic:

Make sure you’re in the right fit

One of the common mistakes in choosing swimwear is not taking into consideration the fit. Your breasts should be supported with cups that accommodate your size and shape. Adjustable straps that can either tie or have bra-like sliders will offer the most support. For the traditional one-piece, the torso-to-crotch measurement and the suit bottom should not be too snug – to avoid that uncomfortable “wedgie” situation in or out of the water. 

Fit is so important to us at Nicolita, we wanted to show you all the features we purposefully add to a one piece to help give the best fit!

Olivia One Piece

Know your body proportions

When you know your proportions, you can pick a suit that highlights your pluses and minimizes your minuses.  Try a high-cut hip to elongate the leg. If you have a thin figure with fewer curves, add some volume to balance your shape – with ruffles, hip ties, ruching, cup padding, skirts or sarongs. If you have a bottom-heavy figure, consider a solid color that has a clean-cut bottom portion to maximize a slim appearance.  Or if you are top-heavy, go ahead and flaunt a plunging neckline to elongate your neckline.

We love ruffles to enhance your curves! Our model is rocking the Rumba Ruffles One Piece in the color Orchid.

Choose the brand that gets you

I created the Nicolita brand because I know sometimes we feel like we have no choice but to wear unflattering swimwear. In fact, through this idea, we created the revolutionary No Pinch Fit Cuban Style Bottoms, putting an end to bikini bottoms that dig into the hips. We’ve also designed some other figure flattering and stylish one pieces like the Olivia, Viola, Jessica, and Angela that also have our No Pinch Fit feature. Check these out on our website now!


Fit Guide and Suggested Styles

Do you hate when your bikini bottoms dig into your hips? Have no fear, Nicolita NO PINCH FIT Cuban Style Bottoms are here!!

Hola! I'm Nicolita owner & designer Nicole Di Rocco. In this video I'll show you why and how we created our signature Nicolita Bottom fit.

Nicolita has one-of-kind swimwear styles that are carefully designed to flatter your figure. Say goodbye to those ill-fitting bikini bottoms and say hello to comfort and fit!

Below are a few of our most popular styles that were designed with YOUR hips in mind.

Welcome to the Nicolita Fitting Room!

I want to help you find the Perfect Fit Nicolita Style. Below I have created a Nicolita Swimwear Fit guide to match your curves with our swimwear options and styles. If you still have questions of which bikini or one piece style would look best with your body shape just Call 866-NICOLITA (866-642-6548)  Email hola@mynicolita, or Skype me @mynicolita.     

Over the last 13 years since I started Nicolita in 2003, I have worked with a lot of Nicolita clients on selecting the perfect swimsuit for them. I'm the first to admit that wearing a bikini or one piece swimsuit can be challenging for the majority of us. Even if you have a rockin' body, there are certain styles that work better on certain body shapes.

But I am a strong believer that there is the perfect swimsuit out there for you. And we have gone ahead and picked out some styles that are flattering for you!

Larger cup sizes (D cup and up)

Women with larger cup sizes are primarily looking for 2 things when trying on swimwear: coverage and support. While going up a size in the top can provide more coverage, some styles just won’t provide the coverage and support you may be looking for. Look for styles with side boning and molded cups to give you the support and coverage you desire, without the pinching of an underwire!

For support and coverage, check out:
Maria Knotty Wrap Twist Top

Molded Push Up Bikini Top


Smaller Bust

Have a smaller bust and want to create the illusion of a bigger chest? Styles with details like ruffles and molded cups will add volume and create cleavage!

For adding volume to a smaller chest, check out:

Haute Dot Bow Tie Bikini Tube Top

Rumba Ruffles Triangle Halter


Broad Shoulders

If you’re looking to tone down the appearance of broad shoulders, look for one-shoulder and detailed tops which will draw attention away from wide set shoulders. Deep V necklines will keep the attention focused on your chest and the low cut back will make your shoulders appear more narrow.

To elongate the torso, check out:

Rumba Ruffles One Shoulder Top

Neon Bloom Deep V One Piece


Not So Curvy

Looking to add more curve to that backside? Look for bottoms with backside details like ruffles, shirring, or our signature knotty bottom. These details add more curve to your bottom and create a more shapely bum. 

To add curves to a not so curvy bottom, check out:

Rumba Ruffles Forgiven Bottom

Signature Knotty Bottom


Tummy Control

We all have those days we would rather cover our midsection. To conceal your midriff while flattering your other assets, look for styles that have shirring throughout the midsection to camouflage any insecurities.

For tummy control, check out:

Deep V One Piece With Shirring

Noche Cha Cha High-Waisted Bottoms


More Coverage Overall

Trying to keep your skin out of the sun, or just desire to be more covered? Look for styles that provide more coverage without sacrificing style, like high-neck tops, high-waist bottoms, and one pieces!

For more coverage, check out:

Gina High Neck One Piece

Retro High Waist Bottom