From the swinging 60s inspired swimsuit, to the modern 'monokini', this season's swimwear has something for every woman, regardless of her shape.
Prevention Magazine editor Jacqui Mooney has trawled the shops and found the very best swimmers for every body and budget.
"A good swimsuit is all about disguising the parts you're not so confident about and making the most of the parts of your body that you really love," Mooney said.More stories from Today Tonight
"Find the right one and it can make you feel so much more confident."Mooney says if you fall into the pear-shaped category, then you should opt for a suit that deflects attention from the thigh and bottom area.
She recommends a Nancy Ganz one-piece with thick straps that will make your shoulders look broader and will balance out your top and bottom half. It is priced at $169.95.
"The good thing about the new generation of swimwear and particularly Nancy Ganz is that it almost is shape-wear in disguise. It holds you and tightens you up - it makes you feel so much more confident without going to the gym," Mooney explained.
If it's the stomach area you want to trim down the advice is to invest in some suits with well-placed panels and ruching to hide those areas."Frills are another girl's best friend. They're really working to hide (the stomach) area and disguise it. Things like ruching are really one of the best ways to make your tummy look smaller. It's going to give you the confidence around this area," Mooney advised.
Top tummy trimmers include the Bras N Things swimsuit, retailing at $69.99, and also the Seafolly Pleated Bandeau, retailing at $159.95.
Simpler styles are slimming, and side panels hide lumps and bumps. Mooney also advises to stick to a block colour.
A 'tankini' is her top pick if you want to create a waist as it hides the hips and the ruching can be adjusted to cinch in the waist. The swimwear 'tankinis' from designer Sue Rice, from $210, are ideal.
"The Speedo swimsuit is almost like a hidden bra and it really is going to make the most of your bust area and your cleavage. Yet the Jets suit is ideal if you are smaller and want to enhance, as this is going to lift you up, but it's also going to give really good support if you're a c-cup or above," Mooney said.
If you're a little more daring and don't mind the tan marks, there's also the 'monokini', which is a cross between a bikini and a one piece.
'Monokini' expert Jessika Allen is Australia's Queen of swimwear, and her Jets line features this summer's hottest trend.
"It's like a one piece from the front and you turn around and it's a bikini from the back, it's the little black dress that every woman should have in their swim wardrobe. If you want to be on trend this summer, and you want to look sexy, this is definitely the swimming costume for you," Allen said.
Mooney's final piece of advice is to try on lots of suits in the changerooms, until you find the perfect one to suit you.
- Nancy Ganz - www.nancyganz.com.au
- Bras N Things - www.brasnthings.com
- Seafolly - www.seafolly.com.au
- Sue Rice - www.suerice.com.au
- Speedo - www.speedo.com.au
- Jets - www.jets.com.au
This reporter is on Twitter at @PippaGardner7