Trends/ Fashion / 15 Feb, 2023

I’m Petite & Swear by These Swimsuit Styles


mia mia mine wearing a strapless bikini set from revolveIf you’re on the petite side like I am, you know the never ending struggle of finding clothes that fit just right. It typically translates into a constant cycle of scouring the web for petite silhouettes, endless trips to the tailor, and so forth. This inconvenience naturally carries over into swimwear, which is a key style to shop for around this time of the year. Most bathing suits aren’t designed with the petite girl in mind so it can be a struggle to find the right fit. With years of petite shopping under my belt and many swimwear purchases later, I narrowed down 5 styles that work to accentuate and flatter the body, even if you’re smaller. Whether you have a vacation on the books or just want to get ahead of the curve, take notes on these petite swimwear styles.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a black bikini and linen coverup dressVitamin A Linen Coverup Dress (wearing an XS) | Tularosa Bikini Set (here and here – wearing an XS) | Chanel Sunglasses


Belted swimwear styles have a flattering effect on us petite girls. An added belt draws attention to the smallest part of your waist. There are a variety of options available in both two-piece sets and one-pieces. Regardless of your preference, the addition of the belt manages to add a luxe aesthetic to your beach-ready outfit.


fashion blogger wearing a patbo bikini with ysl raffia sandalsPatBO Corset Bikini Set (here and here – wearing an XS) | Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote | Saint Laurent Cassandra Raffia Sandals | Lack of Color Straw Hat


Hands down, high-waisted bikinis are my favorite because they’re perhaps the most flattering on petite body types. The higher cut manages to elongate the legs and accentuate your curves at the same time. Plus, it provides more security and support for the ultimate streamlined look.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a black swimsuit from cupsheCUPSHE Mesh One Piece Swimsuit | Bottega Veneta Aviator Sunglasses (better for budget here)

Cut Out One-Pieces

If you are a fan of the one-piece bathing suit, consider shopping styles with added cut out detailing. A peek-a-boo torso swimsuit does wonders for lengthening the body. But intricate slices on the side are just as effective at making you appear taller.


mia mia mine wearing a corset bikini set by patboPatBO Corset Bikini Set (here and here – wearing an XS) | Saint Laurent Rive Gauche ToteLack of Color Straw Hat

Underwire Tops

Taking a page from the lingerie book, underwire bikini tops are ideal for supplying extra support in the bust. Plus, they tend to elevate even the most basic of swimwear styles. A minimal black suit looks incredibly polished with an underwire top compared to one without.


fashion blogger wearing a revolve bikini and louis vuitton scarf as a coverupBeach Bunny Bikini Set (here and here) | Louis Vuitton Shawl (worn as a sarong) | Stuart Weitzman Pearl Thong Sandals (on sale now!) | Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote (also love this one) | Rag & Bone Hat (better for budget here)

String Bikini

When in doubt, you can always fall back on the basics. String bikinis are not only flirty and fun but the fact that you can adjust the drawstrings on both the top and bottom is a complete game changer. This means smaller framed girls can adjust their two-piece to fit like a glove – no alterations required.


xo, Maria

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