Swimsuit Guide

Warm sun, cool breeze and a stylish, flattering swimsuit are all you need to hit the beach! Jump right in and learn about our suit styles, fit solutions and swim trends.

Swim Tops


Halter tops feature ties or clasps at the nape of the neck. They offer maximum support and visually broaden narrow shoulders.

High Neck

Tops with a high neckline offer more coverage and trendy style.


Racerback tops feature a T-shaped strap behind the shoulder blades and offer easy movement and a stay-in-place style.


Triangle tops fasten behind the neck and typically have an adjustable string under the bust. They offer adjustable sizing, a good option for smaller chests.


Bandeau tops feature a strapless design that often comes with a detachable strap for added support. These tops let you get a sun-kissed tan without tan lines.


Tankinis offer more coverage, falling just below the belly button. They have the look of a one-piece with the ease and versatility of a two-piece.


Underwire tops feature a built-in wire. They enhance smaller busts and offer superior support for larger busts.


Flounce tops feature flowing fabric that helps give the illusion of a fuller bust.

Swim Bottoms


The bikini bottom sits below the belly button to flatter curves and elongate your torso.


Shorts offer more fabric and a tight fit for full coverage while hugging your curves.

Side Tie

The side-tie bottom has adjustable side ties with less fabric at the hips. It offers a customizable fit while elongating your legs.

High Waist

The high-waist bottom sits at your natural waist. It offers a retro-inspired cut that provides tummy control and coverage.


The cheeky bottom sits at your hips with less-than-moderate coverage on your backside for flirty style.

One-Piece Styles


The monokini is a sexy cross between a one-piece and bikini. It offers midsection coverage while showing off your sides and back.


Tanks have built-in straps and basic one-piece styling. They can feature tummy-slimming, bust-enhancing or body-sculpting solutions.

Swim Dress

This suit has an attached, flared skirt that flatters and adds shape to your hips and backside.

Body Sculptor

The body sculptor features a strapless design with full coverage from bust to bottom. It usually has detachable straps for added support.


The blouson features an elastic waist which creates a billowy top that hangs over the waistband for midsection coverage.

Swimsuit Guide

Learn about different types of swimsuits with our Swimsuit Guide and be ready for summer fun and wintertime getaways. Discover different swimsuit tops and bottoms, fits and silhouettes to suit any figure. Check out our fun in the sun checklist to make sure you and your family will be ready for days at the beach or pool. Kohl's has quality swimwear for men, women and kids in a variety of sizes, including plus-size swimsuits, and juniors and big & tall sizes. Shop now so everyone in the family can have fun in the water.

Explore the differences between bandeau, racerback, tankini, monokini and halter styles. Find the best cover-up for your suit and decide whether underwire or D-cup swimsuits are right for you. Learn about different types of swimsuit bottoms to decide whether boyshorts, bikini or swim skirts will be the most flattering option for you. Make sure you know how to measure yourself for a swimsuit so that you can get the perfect size. Feel confident in swimwear that you know will fit great, perform well in and out of the water, and appeal to your sense of style.

Get the latest on swimsuit trends this season and explore patterns, colors and details to see what will look great on that cruise or tropical vacation. Shop our selection of women's swimsuits for everything from that itty-bitty bikini to a classic black one-piece. With help from Kohl's swimsuit guide, you can find the perfect swimsuit.