Which Swimsuit Is Best for Your Body Type?

A style expert reveals the answer.

Which men's swimsuit is right for you this summer?

By Sandra Nygaard, Men’s Health

In the chillier months of the year, picking out the right outfit is pretty easy: thick sweaters for warmth and untucked shirts to cover those extra post-holiday pounds. It's not so easy to figure out what to wear to the beach or the pool.

These visual tricks from Olie Arnold, style director at Mr. Porter, are based on different body types, helping to reveal exactly which swimsuit is best for letting loose and shedding those uncomfortable layers.

Body Type: Athletic


Lucky you: Now's when you reap the rewards of your gym time. Show off your body and make a statement by venturing beyond the basics–embrace wild colors of funky patterns.

"If your body is beach-ready, don't cover it up with swimwear," says Arnold. "Shorter lengths are a big trend this season."

Body Type: Husky


A bigger guy needs a simple suit. Solid, dark, or intense hues streamline your silhouette; light colors do the opposite. Same with big prints, so keep patterns subtle or vertical.

Avoid slim fits, advises Arnold, and keep the legs loose, matching the width of your hips.

These trunks haven't yet hit the market, but you can shop other Michael Kors styles online.

These Tommy Hilfiger shorts aren't available online, but luckily, plenty of other similar styles can be found in stores or on their website.

Body Type: Slim

Add heft to your frame with a bold pattern, thick horizontal stripes, or a busy print. If you're 5'8" or under, you can make your legs look longer with a mid-thigh or higher inseam.

String bean? Arnold suggests something tailored that hits above the knee. "Anything too short will make you look like you forgot to put pants on," he says.

No matter what, though, what's most important is to wear what makes you feel most comfortable. On or off the beach, what you wear is up to you.

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Which Swimsuit Is Best for Your Body Type?
A style expert reveals the answer.
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