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One of the great injustices for tall women is the lack of in-store clothing options. Over the years, our options for reliably good fashion with longer inseams and properly proportioned sleeves and waists have expanded thanks to online shopping, but in-store collections have yet to catch up—and that is, unfortunately, never truer than when shopping for elusive long-torso bathing suits. E-commerce giants like ASOS and Aerie are just two of the many sites that offer robust collections for the 5’10”-and-taller set, but the sad fact remains that most of our wardrobes must be purchased on the depths of the Internet—the in-store options are severely lacking.
In the past, some people considered one-pieces matronly or prudish. But right now, they’re having a major fashion moment. Styles range from more feminine (with scalloped detailing and ruffles) to downright sexy (with cutouts and high-leg designs). If you’ve got a long torso, though, shopping for one of these super cute one-piece bathing suits can be a minefield.
I love a bikini as much as the next girl, but lately I’ve been drawn to the siren song of the one-piece. Unfortunately, standard sizing for one-pieces doesn’t really accommodate the long expanse from my hips to my shoulders. If I’m lucky, I’ve got a mild camel-toe situation. Worst case scenario: The straps will dig into my my shoulders, and any breast padding will inevitably settle an inch or so lower than it should. Plus, I’m probably rocking some kind of wedgie. Not exactly what one might consider a bathing beauty.
To add insult to injury, some sites will tout certain styles as “long-torso friendly” rather than actually expanding their collections. Adjustable straps and ruching are the bane of my existence as a tall woman. Sites will write about those features as if they are real solutions, completely ignoring the fact that they don’t change the ratio of the rest of the suit to accommodate long torsos and taller women. Darts and leg openings never fall exactly where they should, and necklines just stretch out and cause strain on our necks. (This is especially true of “adjustable” halter styles). We deserve better!
While I’m not holding my breath for long-torso bathing suits to be widely available in stores (though, if any retail executives are reading this, pretty please get on that!), these 20 long-torso swimsuits are all available online. And you bet your long torso they’re all made specifically for tall gals.
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Ruffle Scoopback One-Piece Swimsuit
For when you want your swimsuit with a side of flamenco dancer.
The Long Torso Marina
A sleek stunner in the coolest leopard print.
Cut Out One Piece Swimsuit
Swimsuits with cutout details never work on tall bodies—except when brands make them in longer lengths, so .
Seychelles One Piece
This classic scoop-neck-scoop-back swimsuit is a minimalist’s dream.
Amalfi Flat Back Long Torso Swimsuit
This classic black one-piece gives us major ballerina-on-the-beach vibes.
Grommet Scallop Classic One Piece Swimsuit
This scalloped swimsuit is just the right amount of feminine and sexy.
Wrap One Piece
Wrap dresses are one of the most universally flattering articles of clothing, so it’s about damn time someone took a cue and turned the style into a swimsuit. We stan.
The Mykonos Swimsuit
You’re in for a white hot summer with this adorable one piece.
Wrap Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit
This bright blue tie-front swimsuit comes in two different lengths, so you’re sure to find an option that works for you.
Twist One Shoulder Swimsuit
I’m in a vacation state of mind just looking at this ice-blue stunner.
Ruched Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit
There’s something undeniably sexy about this ruched bandaeu suit that we can’t stop thinking about.
Belted Plunge Swimsuit
Plunge into summer with this seriously sexy one-piece. All eyes will definitely be on you, babe.
Keyhole One Piece Swimsuit
Business in the front, party in the back is basically the theme of this long-torso swimsuit guide—in case you hadn’t noticed.
Scoop Neck Soft Cup One Piece Swimsuit
Get a little wild this summer with this color-blocked swimsuit.
Ruched Buckle Detail Tankini
This one has Hamptons housewife written all over it—and honestly that’s my summer aesthetic. I’ll take three.
Kindly point me in the direction of the nearest beach disco. Thanks!
Mesh Front One Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit
BRB, making a mental note to be really thorough about sunscreen application while wearing this mesh swimsuit.
Tugless One Piece Swimsuit
Get your tropical fix with this swoon-worthy one piece swimsuit.
High Neck Halter One Piece
This black and white pattern is seriously cool. Expect compliments on compliments with this high neck swimsuit.
Scoop Neck One Piece
Minimalist—with just a hint of fun. This scoop neck one piece is sure to be a hit this summer.