Top of the tankini

The tankini is a happy medium between a swimsuit and a bikini. A piece of swimwear that offers more flexibility in fit than a one-piece for those who are a different size on top to bottom, ideal for those with long torsos and a great choice if you want more coverage than a bikini.

Whatever the reason for turning to a tankini, you can rest assured that the style, fit and fashion status is of equal measure to bikinis and one-pieces. Two tankinis alone appear in our Figleaves Most Loved swimwear top ten, including the Panache Anya Spot tankini and the Figleaves Tuscany Spot, giving them the kudos they deserve.

Many of our tankinis feature integral bras and cups to offer support and lift, and the common ruched side allows you to create a bespoke waist length to suit your shape and style. From halter necks to bandeaus for strap-free tanning, along with discreet in-built tummy control in many styles; the tankini is the quietly confident sister of swimwear that is the perfect middle ground between swimsuit and bikini.

Can’t recommend this enough, perfect! Being above average on boob size, this fits so well. Aso love how the material isn’t too thick, unlike other tummy controlling tankini tops. Definitely 5 stars!

Elsie08 for the Figleaves Tailor underwired twist front tankini

I bought this for our first holiday in a hot country for many years! Feel I’m a bit old for bikinis now and this was perfect – really pretty but plenty of support.

BethT for the Figleaves Tuscany Spot, Most Loved #6

I am very large chested and thought I could only wear tie-up halters before finding Figleaves! Fits beautifully! Sexy and supportive and so cute. Love you can pull it up or down to show more or less skin.

JeDoyle for the Panache Anya Spot tankini, Most Loved #4

Laura Barrett

Having styled for celebrity magazine shoots and written for many lifestyle brands, Figleaves Content Editor Laura Barrett is on hand to offer fashion news, style inspiration, trend updates and collection reviews.