The Best Tummy-Control Swimsuits, From Bikinis to Tankinis & One-Pieces

The Best Tummy-Control Swimsuits, From Bikinis to Tankinis & One-Pieces


The Best Tummy-Control Swimsuits, From Bikinis to Tankinis & One-Pieces

Swimsuit shopping can be tricky, trying to find the perfect style and shape that fits your body best. Especially with the added pressure of being ‘summer body’ ready. At Shaws Department Stores, we believe that every body is a summer body.  We are 100% here for body positivity. Sometimes, if you're feeling a little self-conscious and looking for some extra support, you might find yourself searching for the best tummy control swimsuit, and that’s completely okay, if you feel good, you look good!

We have an excellent selection of comfortable tummy control and shapewear swimsuits, tankinis and bikinis for you to choose from. So that you can step to the beach or pool in style and with confidence!

You might find yourself asking what exactly does a tummy control swimsuit do and how to choose the best tummy control swimsuit for you? We have answered all your questions and created a helpful guide for you to find the best shapewear swimwear for your body concerns.

How to choose the best tummy-control swimsuit for you?

Please see our swimsuit guide below:


Fantasie Ottawa Twist Front Swimsuit 1 Shaws Department Stores

Fantasie Ottawa Twist Front Swimsuit

Elevate your swimwear essentials with Fantasie's Ottawa Twist Front Swimsuit, crafted from premium Italian fabric. Ottawa ensures complete comfort and support with concealed underwires and fully adjustable shoulder straps for effortless security. Benefits:

  • Flattering twist front detail.
  • Concealed underwire and upper back lining for support and control.
  • Adjustable tie sides offer ruching effect to flatter tummy area and offer variation of body lengths.

Also available in 2-piece bikini option

Fantasie Ottawa High Waist Bikini Brief 1 Shaws Department Stores

Fantasie Ottawa High Waist Bikini Brief
Fantasie Ottawa Full Cup Bikini Top


  • Flattering high rise tummy control coverage and higher cut leg.
  • Folded waistband with tie detail offering adjustable coverage.
  • Flattering wrap over detail for an elegant finish.
  • Fully lined Fantasie.
  • Convenient 2-peice.
  • Adjustable straps.



 Triumph Summer Allure Maxi bikini bottom - Blue 2 Shaws Department Stores

Triumph Summer Allure Maxi bikini bottom

We love the tummy control that these binki bottoms offers, the curved design follows your natural body line giving your curves a boost. Power-mesh provides tummy control where its most needed. Benefits:

  • High-coverage bikini bottom
  • Power mesh for tummy control
  • Curved design creates a flattering silhouette
  • Adjustable side strings to tailor leg coverage


Oyster Bay Mono Tankini 1 Shaws Department Stores

Oyster Bay Mono Tankini

Design for those looking for an extra bit of coverage, but still wants the convience of wearing a two-piece swim set. We love the flattering monochrome print and extra cover this tankini offers. Benefits:

  • Moulded cups for extra support and shape
  • Flattering monochrome print
  • Fully lined at the front
  • Wide straps



What does a tummy-control swimsuit do?

Similar to shapewear, a tummy control swimsuit will smooth out any lumps or bumps and hold everything in place, while your sunbathing, swimming or just taking a stroll along the beach. If you are someone who feels they need some extra support in their swimwear, then this is a great option for you.

There are also high-waisted bikini bottoms and tankini options to choose from if you would rather have extra coverage and support in a two-piece swimsuit instead of a one-piece swimsuit.  


What kind of swimsuit is slimming?

The most popular choice here is a tummy-control one-piece swimsuit. It is also recommended to go for darker colours, as monochromatic darker colours have an overall slimming effect. Swimsuits with ruffled or ruching design around the midsection can also help offer a more slimming effect and flattering silhouette.


Is it better to size up or down in swimsuits?

A well-fitted swimsuit is more likely to offer more effective tummy control, always make sure to check the recommended size guidelines and that the swimsuits made from high-quality materials that offer a good stretch. As this will provide better support and a more comfortable fit.