Cute Long Torso Swimsuits: Shopping Guide for 2021

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If you’re looking for cute long torso swimsuits this summer, let this serve as your ultimate shopping guide for 2021.

I’m not going to lie, swimsuits sized for taller than average women can be tricky to find. This is a huge reason why I usually just opt for tankinis because I don’t want to deal with my swimsuit constantly riding up my behind!

However, in recent years more and more companies are coming out with swimwear that is meant for taller ladies, or just anyone who has a longer than average torso area.

One piece swimsuits are sometimes preferred and necessary, and they’re also making a fasion comeback!

For tall girls or those with longer-than-average torsos, tankinis may be the default go-to style if you’re looking for something a bit more modest than a bikini.

I realize, however, they’re not always appropriate or preferred. If you do actual swimming for sport or exercise, one-piece suits are definitely needed.

Plus, they’re really making a comeback fashion-wise in recent years.

So whether you’re looking for a longer-than-average tankini or one-piece suit, the good news is they do exist in tons of variety!

Do all tall girls have long torsos?

You don’t necessarily have to be tall to have a long torso, and on the other hand, you can be tall without having a long torso at all. That’s the funny thing about bodies, they are all proportioned differently.

If you’re on the taller side with an averaged length torso, you may do just fine with regularly sized swimwear. But if yours is longer than normal, you may want to look into specialty swimwear designed for ladies with longer torsos. This will help you avoid that perpetual swimsuit wedgie…

What about plus-sized long torso swimwear?

The great news is several of the brands that make longer swimwear also make them in plus sizes, so whether you’re a size 6 or 26, you can find something to fit. Lands End, Andie’s Swimwear, and Longitude are great places to check.

Torrid also carries longer than average swimwear, but it’s not specifically marketed for tall women. If you’re looking for more options for larger sizes, they carry all the way up to a 30.

Always check size charts!

Ordering swimwear online can be a challenge since you can’t try it on. Make sure to check the size chart on each website to make sure your size and torso length are a good fit.

Some companies run larger and some smaller, so it can be helpful to know which type of fit would work best. For example, Aerie is part of American Eagle, which makes clothing more for juniors. So their sizing is a bit slimmer than other companies made for women, such as Lands End.

How to properly measure your torso, bust, and waist for swimwear


Shop as early as possible in the year

While you can purchase swimsuits all year long, the longer you wait, the less variety you’ll find. Shopping as early as the end of winter, or the very beginning of the spring season is when you’ll find the largest selection, sizes, and styles in stock.

Shopping at the end of summer is when you may be able to score some great clearance pieces, but that can be really hit or miss.

6 brands that make extended length torso swimwear for women


#1. Lands End (women’s size 6 – 24W)

One of the best place to seek swimwear if you’re a tall woman is Lands End. Not only do they make EXCELLENT quality swimsuits that’ll last for years, but they have one of the largest selections of tall-sized swimsuits that I’ve ever seen.

Their swim selection has sporty one-piece suits in addition to more casual styles and a great selection of longer tankini tops. They carry women’s sizes 6 – 18. Check out their current selection!


#2. Long Tall Sally (women’s sizes 4 – 20)

Long Tall Sally does sell longer one-piece suits. They actually have a pretty good variety this year compared to previous years. The major beef I have with them is they always sell out of everything SO QUICK!!! (Proof enough tall girls shops do not exist)!

But, I think it’s still at least worth a shot to check out their selection. Check out their current selection here.


#3. Aerie (sizes xxs – xxl)

This offshoot of American Eagle has a super cute selection of swimwear and now carries long torso sizes, from XXS – XXL. Their sizing runs a bit slimmer than others in the waist and hips because they’re sized more for juniors.

Shop their full selection here


#4. Andie’s Swim (women’s sizes 2 – 26)

This small company has a great selection of swimwear for tall ladies and those with longer torsos. The style is sleek and simple, you won’t find any bright flashy patterns here. But if you prefer a simple and stylish look, this is the place to go.

I like that they have options with a variety of different fits and body types, and carry a very wide range of sizes. It’s difficult to find larger plus-sized swimwear that’s actually long torso, so this is definitely a great place to check out.

You can view their current selection of longer torso swimsuits here.


#5. Longitude Swim (long torso sizes available in women’s 8 – 24W)

Longitude features an expansive selection of swimwear for longer torsos and even carries up to a women’s size 24. They carry swimwear for many different body shapes though, so make sure to order the actual long torso sizes! (If the swimsuit doesn’t say “long torso” in the title on the product description, it isn’t!)

Their size chart even features the torso measurement that coordinates with each size, so make sure to check that out as well to know if it’ll be long enough for you.

Shop their current selection here


#6. Torrid (women’s sizes 10 – 30)

While Torrid doesn’t specifically carry long-torso suits, they have great swimwear for plus-size girls sizes 10 – 30. I have purchased a few swim pieces from them and if I size up, they work well and I’m nearly 6′ tall. Their torso measurements are longer than average.

It’s really difficult to find cute swimsuits in the larger plus size range, so it’s definitely a go-to place to check. The only downside is they can run out of stock SUPER quick.

Check current selection at Torrid


Does Amazon sell long torso swimwear?

You need to be careful with Amazon, they do carry a few options but most of the ones that pop up from searching are not actually long torso! Make sure it actually is a “long” size or it specifies somewhere within the description or size chart.

One I found on Amazon was these long Speedo swimsuits. While plain and boring, have relatively decent reviews, and are great for athletic swimming.


The swimwear industry has definitely stepped up its game in recent years. There are so many super cute, adorable, sexy, AND functional options of swimwear for extended torsos.

Happy Shopping!

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27 thoughts on “Cute Long Torso Swimsuits: Shopping Guide for 2021

  • February 8, 2014 at 2:28 am
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    I tried three times to get that red LTS suit last year. It is gorgeous but the sizing is way off. By the time I went down three sizes from my dress size it fir around nicely but it also got shorter for each size I dropped. Poor showing.

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    • February 10, 2014 at 10:33 pm
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      Man! I am sorry to hear of your unfortunate experience with that particular swimsuit! Maybe it was a bad batch? You should write your complaint on the LTS website and let them know about it!

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  • February 11, 2014 at 3:17 am
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    They know. The girls in the store where I ordered from were as amazed as I am. They know my usual size and were stunned at me asking for a 10 or 12.

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    • February 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm
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      Oh okay, wow that really is unfortunate. I hate when sizing if off, a lot of it depends on your body type I think. Many times people will say a particular clothing item fits perfectly, but then there will be others who say the sizing is totally off. There are a lot of factors that come into play with sizing. Were you ever able to find a swimsuit that fits you?

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  • February 13, 2014 at 7:22 am
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    There is a style I got at Kohl’s that is not even a long torso but fits beautifully. I saw it hanging 2 inches or so longer than one that was a long torso size when I was in the store and had to try it on since their LT’s are generally too short; but mostly from shoulder to under bust. I have worn it several times at the Y for water aerobics and I am not impressed with it’s durability (the butt is getting crispy already) but when it is on sale and I have a 30% off the sale price coupon it is a decent deal. I buy suits for water aerobics knowing they are going to be relatively short-lived because of the chemicals. I am currently waiting for one from Land’s End that is a long with adjustable straps that should be OK and a Speedo (the only long they have any more) and I will see how they fit. I have hips that measure the same as my chest so I expect the suits to be baggy in the butt most of the time and I have a small cup size relative to band size so I have to be careful of that too. Most bathing suits are cut for hips about 3 inches larger than the bust and I used to be built just right for that but no more….

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    • February 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm
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      Oh, I have never gotten a swimsuit at Kohls before. Yeah it’s hard to say no to such a good deal! Thanks for sharing and I hope those new suits work out for you! :)

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  • February 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm
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    The suits I ordered today arrived and they both fit. The one is a butt-ugly print in fuchsia and olive green, which was a surprise as the photo looked light pink and grey. That is fine. I can wear it for my senior citizen populated water exercise class and it won’t matter how it looks but I sure know why it hit clearance and there was still one in my size. The other is a solid (Speedo) and seems fine for length but I won’t know how comfy the shoulders are till I take a class in it. It has one of those racer backs and I was pleased it was stretchy enough in the neck to get it on easily. I am wary of strap length in non-adjustable styles. They are usually too short; even on tall size suits. At least I am set for the next 6 months or so for indoor pool-wear. I have loads for outside. I just won’t waste my strapless suits for an indoor pool.

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    • February 14, 2014 at 5:34 am
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      Hahaha I hate when the colors are so far off from the ones shown online! What speedo long torso swimsuit did you purchase? Was it the one I have linked here via Amazon, or somewhere different? Just curious. Yeah you definitely need a regular suit for swimming indoors, strapless ones and such just won’t cut it! Glad to hear the swimsuits fit you. :)

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  • February 15, 2014 at 6:08 am
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    It is the only long torso Speedo has left any more. A few years ago there were two cuts of the same basic suit and now just the one. You can find it on various sites if you search Speedo long Torso. Glad I looked when I did. I hate to think they give up on their longs. I had my first long Speedo in the early 70’s for competitive swimming and it was a surprise that they had them. Almost nobody else had them besides maybe…just maybe Robbie Len. My Mom wore that brand for years but I do not know when she first found it. They did not work for me as a kid. I had no figure to fill them out and they all had the big built in bras until about the 80’s. I got one then and it was great. One piece, strapless, but looked like a bikini from the back. It was the early days of high cut legs too. My Mom’s eyes nearly rolled back in her head when she first saw me in it. (I was in college at the time) I still didn’t have a figure but in that I looked like I did. :)

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    • February 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm
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      Haha, that is funny! It is depressing that Speedo is going backwards in regards to providing options for different body types. You’d think they’d be moving forward and providing MORE long options??? I find it hard to believe they didn’t have the market for it as there are so many girls needing long torso swim and NOT enough options out there. Maybe they need to start providing more of a selection, I think they’d be surprised at the response.

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  • May 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm
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    What a great site! I’ve been on the hunt for my first one piece and as a tall gal it isn’t going so well, I’ve ordered about 8 regular suits online and having little luck. Victoria secret does have long size suits available now, just a few. I would never thought to look at alloy and Delia’s, great prices and I haven’t looked at them in ten years, thanks for the tips!!

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  • May 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm
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    I need serious help! Im 26 and 6’1 with DDs which sounds great but im kinda chunky… so pretty much I have given up hope on looking good in a swim suit. I tried alloy and delias last year and was more than disappointed. Even if their long torso had been long enough there was no way my boobs were going to fit. Im taking my daughter to disney world in a little less than a month and cant find a swim suit that wont scare anyone. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!

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    • May 11, 2014 at 2:40 am
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      Laurie sorry you’re having such a hard time! Yeah Alloy and Delia’s don’t really make their swimsuits accomodating to DDs lol. Have you tried someplace like Lands End?? They have pretty good quality swimwear for more womenly type bodies… in long torsos too! I also think Lane Bryant has good swimwear but I think their smallest is a 14? I don’t know what size you are or if you’re plus size or not.

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    • June 17, 2016 at 4:49 am
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      I am 5’8 long torso, DD/DDD in bust. I’ve had very good luck with Land’s End tankinis. Not all but several tops come in larger bust sizes, and the regular is actually plenty long on my typically too long torso. They hold up very well and are guaranteed- I returned one two years after purchase because it was wearing in spots and they promptly gave me credit to replace it.

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  • June 22, 2014 at 9:32 am
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    Hi Wendy
    Just wondered if you know if anyone has tried Bravissimo. I’m 6’1, 12 36D and find that all of that combined equals needing a very ill fitting size 16 if that fits at all? I might make the 1h15 drive to Oxford to try them on but would be glad of any feedback before I do.
    Thanks

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    • June 22, 2014 at 9:39 am
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      Ah ok just realised your an American site so I’m a size 8 if that effects where I might be able to get costumes from
      thanks :)

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    • August 9, 2014 at 3:48 am
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      Hey Linda, sorry I have not heard of it. I am in the US here so not familiar with british sizing or stores, sorry. Perhaps someone else will see this and be able to help!

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  • July 19, 2014 at 6:42 pm
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    Is there anywhere I can find the red-and-black striped swimsuit in the picture? I quite like it and there is no link.

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    • July 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm
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      Hey Francesca, I found it on Amazon. The link must have gotten removed somehow but I’ll add it back. You can find it here.

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  • July 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm
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    Hi Wendy! Do you have personal experience as to the quality of the suits from Delia’s or Alloy? In my quest for a “tall” one piece I did come across these two retailers but have always been hesitant to purchase since I’ve never ordered from them. (Plus, I’m 29 and I realize my days of Junior’s shopping are over but there are really no options out there for tall people!)

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    • July 27, 2014 at 5:59 am
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      Hey Sara – Yeah I’ve owned swimsuits from both Alloy and Delia’s before. The swimsuits themselves are pretty good in general, but the problem is they really didn’t have much of a selection at all this year for the longer torso gals (the ones displayed are from last year)! I know how you feel though, I am 28 now and need to watch where I shop… lol.

      In my opinion for our age, places like Long Tall Sally and Lands End are probably your best bet for finding one piece long torsos. But this year I actually just got a 2 piece tankini at Old Navy and love it… it’s a bit short for my torso but it’s still really cute!

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      • August 1, 2014 at 3:22 pm
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        Thanks, Wendy! Perhaps next year they will have more options to choose from at Delia’s and Alloy. They don’t have any in stock right now at all but I’ll likely look next year. I live in Florida and we still have months of swim weather left so that’s kind of a bummer. And Old Navy has “Tall” sizes on their website – you should check it out, I buy dresses long enough there – but they don’t carry Tall swimsuits. Go figure! Thanks again!

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        • August 9, 2014 at 3:42 am
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          No problem Sara, hopefully they will! Ooh I know I seriously LOVE Old Navy tall but I am PISSED they don’t carry swimsuits.. like seriously!?!?!

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  • August 10, 2014 at 11:33 pm
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    Hi! I am so glad I stumbled across this website. I am currently trying to find a swimsuit and I am having a horrible time! I am wondering if anyone has found a website that offers LT in sizes smaller than 6. Speedo, Lands End, and Long Tall Sally, while they are great websites, their LT suits start at size 6. It is so frustrating! I am just trying to find a suit that fits me! I love swimming and have been doing a lot of lap swimming and have been doing it in a tankini because it is the only thing I have that fits me! If anyone finds a website with small/longer sizes please let me know.
    Thanks!

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    • August 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm
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      I’m sorry Megan, that has got to be incredibly frustrating! Well I know that Delia’s and Alloy at one point in time had some super cute long torso styles, but the last time I checked, there wasn’t much… but they’re junior’s sizes so they’d have your size. You should try to check back next spring when they put new swimsuit selections up. Other than that I haven’t found any smaller! :(

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