Swim Guide

Fit Solutions

Fit Solutions

Getting beach ready has never been easier! Our swimwear selection offers a variety of solutions to help you look and feel your best! For the most flattering fit, choose features that minimize, enhance or support where you need it most.

Tummy Slimmer

Tummy Slimmer

Tummy slimming suits are designed to minimize your midsection through shaping or concealing. Look for mesh-front lining or extra-control fabrics if you like the body-shaping effect, or seek out styles with flared cuts or drawstring sides to camouflage "problem" areas.

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Bust Enhancer

Bust Enhancer

Bust enhancing suits feature extra padding and molded cups to create a fuller-looking bust. A built-in underwire bra offers natural contouring, shaping and support while gathered fabric or a daring plunge draw attention to the chest. If you're looking to pull the focus up top, try a bandeau!

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Body Sculptor

Body Sculptor

Body sculpting suits slim and smooth your figure all over. Look for suits made with body shaping fabrics; these provide added structure, support and shaping in every area.

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D-Cup

D-Cup

D-cup suits are designed to flatter a larger chest. Look for a built-in underwire or shelf bra to support, a banded bottom to boost, and lightly padded cups to add shape.

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Hip Minimizer

Hip Minimizer

Hip minimizing suits draw attention to the waist and conceal the hips for a more proportionate look. Choose a full skirt for flirty yet flattering coverage or try a bottom with string ties for easy adjustment.

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Long Torso

Long Torso

Long torso suits provide extra length overall so you can move comfortably and stay covered. Check out tankini styles for great two-piece coverage. For a retro-inspired look, try high-waisted bottoms that elongate your legs.

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Suit Styles

Suit Styles

Use the guide below to find the swim silhouette that suits you.

Swim Tops

Midkini

The midkini is an ultra-flattering, retro-inspired cut that combines great coverage with modern style.

Halter

Halter tops tie or clasp at the nape of the neck, offering maximum support for a full bust. They also visually broaden narrow shoulders.

Athletic

Athletic swimsuits are designed with racerback straps that stay put no matter how much you move.

Triangle

Ideal for smaller chests, the triangle cut fastens behind the neck and features an adjustable string under
the bust.

Bandeau

Bandeau tops are strapless for sun-kissed shoulders free of tan lines; some offer detachable straps for added support.

Tankini

The tankini is a sporty cut that combines full comfort and coverage (falling just below the belly button). Check out halterkini and baneaukini silhouettes, too!

Underwire

Underwire tops offer superior built-in support.

Swim Bottoms

Bikini

Bikini bottoms are a basic style suited to most body types. These bottoms sit below the belly button and create flattering curves and elongation.

Shorts

Swim shorts offer maximum coverage for your hips and backside.

Skirt

A skirt fitted at the waist or hips skims "problem" areas and provides essential comfort.

Side Tie

Side-tie bottoms feature an adjustable side fastening for the perfect fit. With less fabric at the hip bone, side-tie suits help your legs look longer.

High Waist

The high-waist style is a retro-inspired cut that sits at your natural waist for great tummy control and coverage.

One-Piece Styles

Monokini

Halfway between a bikini and one-piece, the monokini conceals your midsection while showing off your sides and back.

Tank

The tank is a basic one-piece style suited to most body types. It features built-in straps and can offer targeted tummy slimming, bust enhancing or body-sculpting.

Swim Dress

A swim dress features an attached, flared skirt to flatter the hips and backside.

Bandeau

A bandeau suit offers full coverage from bust to bottom, but forgoes straps for perfectly sun-kissed shoulders. Some offer detachable straps for added support.

Cover-Ups

Bottoms

Bottom cover-ups are a simple and flattering option for a little extra coverage.

Tops

Ideal for soaking up the sun without exposing your skin to harmful rays, tunic and rashguard cover-ups lend a little extra coverage.

Dresses

A cover-up dress offers effortless style all in one piece. Throw on over a suit and add sandals and a hat for an easy-breezy look!

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Care & Maintenance

Caring for Your Suit

Keep your favorite suit looking newer, longer with proper care and maintenance.

Wash Gently Choose a detergent designed for swimwear and wash by hand in cold water. Do not put swimsuits in the washing machine as it can damage the structure.

Air Dry Indoors Like a washing machine, a dryer will stretch and pull at the material of your suit. Heat from a dryer or from the sun will break down the material, too. Lay your suit flat and let it dry inside.

Switch Up Your Suits Wearing a suit too soon after swimming will stretch the spandex and change its shape. If you are swimming often, it's best to alternate your suits.

Use A Beach Towel Keep a towel between you and rough surfaces like sand or cement. These textures can tear or pill your suit.

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How to Measure

Measuring for Swimwear

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Plus Size

Plus-Size Swimwear

Plus-size swimwear is all about finding the most flattering fit. Playing up your favorite assets helps to draw the eye away from "problem" areas.

Plus-Size Styles

Tummy Control

Tummy Control

Tummy control suits are designed to minimize your midsection through shaping. Look for mesh-front lining or extra-control fabrics for a body-shaping effect.

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Bust Support

Bust Support

Swimsuits with added bust support are ideal for women with larger chests. These suits often feature a built-in underwire or shelf bra to support, a banded bottom to boost, and lightly padded cups to add shape. They may also feature higher necklines for added modesty.

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Ruching

Ruching

Choosing a style with visual distractions across the midsection will camouflage the tummy. Ruching or draping is particularly effective, while vertical patterns create a leaner silhouette and a plunging neckline draws attention to the bust.

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Specifically Cut Hems

Specifically Cut Hems

Hems that sit higher on the hips will create the illusion of longer, slimmer legs while a high-waisted bottom will help minimize your midsection.

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Measure to find out.

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Swimsuit Styles

Discover the best swimwear for your body type with tips from Kohl's. Kohl's carries a great selection of swimsuits for women, men and kids. Plus, you can shop Kohl's swimsuit styles by body shape to easily find a flattering fit. Use the handy swimsuit size chart and take the guesswork out of buying swimsuits.

Find one-piece swimsuits, plus-size swimsuits, tankinis, bikinis and more with Kohl's swimsuit style guide. If you're interested in a bikini, sort the style of bottoms and tops to find a pairing suited for you. Some of your choices include boyshorts, low-rise bikinis, string bikini bottoms, bandeaus and halter tops. Find swimsuits with underwire and swimsuits featuring support panels for shaping and minimizing. Customize your swimsuit with beach cover-ups. Lounge by the pool or find an active swimsuit for swim workouts, beach volleyball, surfing and more.

Get detailed instructions on how to measure yourself and the kids so you can find swimsuits that fit perfectly. Find adidas and Nike swim trunks that he'll be comfortable wearing in the water or out. Explore Kohl's selection of swim accessories such as goggles, pool floats, beach towels and swim shoes. No matter your swimsuit needs, Kohl's has swimwear for the whole family in the latest styles and in a variety of sizes.