Swimsuit Guide

Warm sun, cool breeze and a stylish, flattering swimsuit are all you need to hit the beach! Jump right in and learn about our suit styles, fit solutions and swim trends.

Fit Solutions

Tummy Slimmer

Tummy slimmers are designed to minimize your midsection through shaping or concealing.

Look for...

  • Mesh-front lining or extra-control fabric for body shaping
  • Flared cuts or high necklines to visually lengthen your torso

Bust Enhancer

Bust enhancers are designed to create a fuller-looking bust.

Look for...

  • Extra padding, molded cups and a built-in underwear for natural shaping and support
  • Gathered fabric or a plunging neckline to draw attention to the chest


D-Cup suits are designed to flatter a larger chest.

Look for...

  • Built-in underwire or shelf bra for support
  • A banded bottom to boost and lightly-padded cups to shape

Hip Minimizers

Hip minimizers are designed to draw attention to the waist and conceal the hips for a more proportionate look.

Look for...

  • A full skirt for flirty yet flattering coverage
  • A bottom with string ties for easy adjustment

Long Torso

Suits designed for long torsos provide extra length overall so you can move comfortably and stay covered.

Look for...

  • Tankini styles for great two-piece coverage
  • High-waisted bottoms that elongate your legs

Measuring for Your Swimsuit

Waist: Using a tape measure, measure around your body at the narrowest part of your waist. The natural crease your body makes when bending to the side also represents the narrowest part of your waist. Bust: Using a tape measure, take a loose measurement over the fullest part of your bust. Hips: Stand with your heels together and use a tape measure to measure around your body at the fullest part of your hips and rear.

Swimsuit Guide

Learn about different types of swimsuits with our Swimsuit Guide and be ready for summer fun and wintertime getaways. Discover different swimsuit tops and bottoms, fits and silhouettes to suit any figure. Check out our fun in the sun checklist to make sure you and your family will be ready for days at the beach or pool. Kohl's has quality swimwear for men, women and kids in a variety of sizes, including plus-size swimsuits, and juniors and big & tall sizes. Shop now so everyone in the family can have fun in the water.

Explore the differences between bandeau, racerback, tankini, monokini and halter styles. Find the best cover-up for your suit and decide whether underwire or D-cup swimsuits are right for you. Learn about different types of swimsuit bottoms to decide whether boyshorts, bikini or swim skirts will be the most flattering option for you. Make sure you know how to measure yourself for a swimsuit so that you can get the perfect size. Feel confident in swimwear that you know will fit great, perform well in and out of the water, and appeal to your sense of style.

Get the latest on swimsuit trends this season and explore patterns, colors and details to see what will look great on that cruise or tropical vacation. Shop our selection of women's swimsuits for everything from that itty-bitty bikini to a classic black one-piece. With help from Kohl's swimsuit guide, you can find the perfect swimsuit.