Best Swimsuits for Athletic Build

Do you have an athletic body? Are you having trouble finding the right swimsuit that best fits your needs? 

Look no further than Anne Cole swimwear, where women can find their best swimsuit style, no matter what shape or size. Explore bright, diverse collections with a variety of styles and trends. From your favorite one piece swimsuit to our iconic tankini, the bathing suit options at Anne Cole are limitless.

At Anne Cole, body types including the pear body shape, inverted triangle body shape, apple body shape, rectangle body shape, athletic body shape, and more are celebrated and we can’t wait for you to come across a style that fits your strong and beautiful body just the way you like. 

What Is an Athletic Body Type?

We know the challenges that may come with finding the best fit for athletic body types. That is why understanding more about your athletic body type is a good step to finding your next swimsuit. If you have an athletic body type, chances are you have one or more of these physical qualities: 

  • Similar or equal measurements in the shoulders and hips
  • Muscular or broad shoulders
  • Toned waist
  • Little to no curves
  • Smaller or medium-sized bust or chest 

How Do I Choose a Swimsuit for My Athletic Body Type?

In most cases, an athletic body type is similar to the rectangle body type and you may need a swimsuit that will give attention to your frame and shoulders while shaping your midsection for a balanced look. Shop and try on halter top swimsuits such as our halter tankini or our halter bikini top to bring some love and attention to your shoulders and neck area. Similarly, occasional halter one piece swimsuits will not disappoint as they will instantly flatter your waist and figure. Explore more swimsuit styles for your athletic body type below.

8 Anne Cole Swimsuits for Athletic Bodies

Now that you’ve learned a bit more about your athletic body type and what types of swimsuits will flatter your frame, here are the top Anne Cole swimsuits and styles for your next pool event.

Asymmetrical Ring Bandeau Tankini Swim Top

Asymmetrical swimsuits can help draw attention to the right places while adding shape to your torso. The asymmetrical tankini is also great for those who have narrow shoulders because the design will balance out the body shape better than other styles. 

Want to look fresh this season? Check out our one shoulder asymmetrical bandeau bikini swim top. This unique top has an asymmetrical design with a one shoulder style with removable adjustable straps for an easy try-on and fit. Wear it on your next vacation and you’ll notice a perfect fit and support from its removable cups. Pair with our bikini bottoms to create your own customized look and you'll be turning heads at the beach or poolside in no time.

High Neck Tankini Top

A high neck tankini top such as this one will help support the chest and provide coverage, giving you a well-balanced look. You can also look for a swim top with wide straps for more support. Our high neck tankini top is a must-have for any pool party you attend this summer. This trendy top will show off your shoulders and arms while you get moderate coverage for all your fun under the sun. With removable cups and adjustable back straps, you’ll be able to enjoy all your water activities with comfort and ease. Need an idea for how to style your swimsuit? Pair this high neck tankini top with a matching Anne Cole bikini bottom and your favorite beach sandals for a complete look.

V Neck Cross Back One Piece

Another swimsuit that will flatter your athletic body type is our v neck cross back one piece swimsuit, which has a stylish criss-cross back cut out that will make your shoulders and back look amazing. You’ll also feel comfortable with the support you’ll get from the swimsuit’s over-the-shoulder straps. Shirred sides also shape and contour your figure to create a flattering look so you can feel confident when you pose for your summer pictures. 

Halter Bikini Top

Halter bikini tops will show off your best with a flattering, stylish look—the perfect combination of versatile beach style & fun when you head to your summer vacation Our halter bikini top comes with adjustable straps around your neck for a comfortable fit for all your days under the sun. You'll also love its removable cups which provide support and comfort while you do all your beach activities. Get matching high waisted bikini bottoms if you need some inspiration for a new look.

Twist Front Bandeaukini Swim Top

A very popular choice for all body types, this swim top is the perfect swimsuit for your summer beach holiday. Designed with a bright colorful striped print, the bandeau top is designed with a sweetheart neckline, a twisted front detail, and shirred sides to add further contour to your body so you can highlight your shoulders while creating shape around your waistline. The removable strap also offers versatility while sewn-in cups ensure plenty of comfort and support so you can also enjoy your leisurely activities. This must-have swim top is flattering on all figures so it will be perfect to pair with your favorite bikini bottoms the next time you head out to the pool.

Side Tie Swim Bottoms

To create a balanced look for your athletic figure, you’ll need a versatile swim bottom that will go with any swim top you own. These side tie swim bottoms will have you lounging by the pool in stylish comfort and can be easily paired with a swim top you already own. They are easily adjustable to give you the perfect fit while giving you moderate comfort & coverage with its flattering mid rise cut. No matter which style swim top you get, these bottoms will be perfect for your look.

Side Cinched Boy Shorts 

These comfy side cinched boy shorts are a fantastic way to show off your legs while providing coverage for your bottom so you can play all your favorite beach games. With a side cinch detail and a boy short cut, you’ll get a figure-hugging fit that will make you feel great both in and out of the water. No matter your choice of swim top, your athletic figure will look fantastic in these boy cut swim shorts.

Smocked Off The Shoulder Cover Up

If you want to dress up your look while showing off your beautiful shoulders, this chic smocked off the shoulder cover up is the one for you— it’s the “best of both worlds” for weather fluctuations. You can easily pair it over your favorite Anne Cole bathing suit and you'll be stylish and ready for beachside strolls in no time.

Swimsuit shopping doesn’t have to be difficult for your body type. Anne Cole has a wonderful collection of swimsuits and bathing suits that are both fit and flattering for the athletic body and other body types. Find the perfect swimsuit with comfortable, classic, and flattering styles with Anne Cole swimsuits. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a friend, we have no doubt that the style(s) you choose will be one that will make your next getaway memorable. Get swimsuit ready with a skincare regimen, shop for the best swimsuit color for your skin tone and plan your next vacation getaway, and remember to pack your favorite sun hat and swimsuit! Don’t forget to take a look at our size guide while you shop and enjoy your new favorite swimsuits!