There's one ingenious detail on this flattering $33 swimsuit that has over 8,500 shoppers hooked

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Shoppers are obsessed with this gorgeous one-piece. (Photo: Amazon)
Shoppers are obsessed with this gorgeous one-piece. (Photo: Amazon)

The search for a flattering swimsuit is a storied quest of modern existence (especially if you’re over the age of 25). Why is it so difficult to find something that looks good, provides coverage without being old lady-ish and stays put when you do the Nestea Plunge? We’ll never know. But this year circumstances gave us a bit of extra time to do some serious hunting. And lo and behold, we struck gold.

We can’t claim to be first to the party: The enigma-addressing suit we discovered is a best-selling one-piece on Amazon, with over 8,500 gushy reviews.

What makes it so special? The Hilor Women's One Piece Crossover Swimsuit is one of those brilliantly designed items that employs clever optical trickery to make every body look its best. With strategically placed sheer mesh stripes, and a cut that shows off easy wins like shoulders and collarbones, it deserves a place in the lightly populated pantheon of flattering-for-everyone swimwear. Also deserving of praise? It’s only $33.

Bottom line: You need this suit.

Tips: Sizes are smaller than average, we recommend you go one size up. Enjoy your shopping!

Shop it: Hilor Women's One Piece Crossover Swimsuit, $33 (was $37),

Hilor Crossover Swimsuit  (Photo: Amazon)
Which of these 44 colors and patterns captures your essence? (Photo: Amazon)

Flattering and flirty

In photos, the Hilor Crossover Swimsuit looks like it has space between the straps, but these areas are actually filled with supportive mesh panels. No actual skin is revealed.

The mesh detailing at the waist breaks up that sea of fabric you see on most one-pieces and suggests more of an hourglass shape. It’s the same design science that makes a color-block suit so flattering. Optical trickery, like we said. And it works.

“After four kids and four C-sections, finding a swimsuit I feel comfortable in is a nightmare!” one now-happy mom reported. “I am not quite plus-sized, but in the middle of regular and plus size, with extra mom pooch in the middle. This suit makes me feel AMAZING. I have not felt excited to put a swimsuit on since high school, and this suit makes me pumped! It fits perfect and is SO comfortable.”

Supportive and comfortable

“This is seriously the best bathing suit that I have ever worn!” another shopper shared. “It provides amazing support (which is so hard to find). You won’t be disappointed!”

With a full lining, a tummy-control panel and removable bra pads, the Hilor Women's Crossover Swimsuit lets you feel confident and comfortable. Reviewers say the criss-cross design is great for a large bust, but that this suit truly accommodates any type of figure.

“Finally...I have ordered several and shopped every store for a swimsuit to flatter my petite 127-pound curvy pear-shaped frame,” a happy reviewer said. “Yes!!!!! it is gorgeous!!! Great bra support for my little girls and just enough bottom coverage to look sexy but modest!”

At the risk of overloading your eyes with exclamation points, we want to share this concise but clear opinion: “ORDER THIS SWIMSUIT!!!!!!!!!! I looooove!!!!!!!!!” one shopper exclaimed. “I feel amazing in it!!! The straps are super stretchy/comfy and everything about it is flattering!!!!”

Again: Across the board, the word on this suit — even from the manufacturer — is that it runs small. So order a size up, at least.

It's better to look good and to feel good. (Photo: Amazon)
It's better to look good and to feel good. (Photo: Amazon)

Made for the real world

This is not just a swimsuit that looks good in front of the mirror at home. It’s designed for movement. Said one mom: “Love the support and well-made structure of this suit. It’s double-lined and very comfortable. I wanted something cute for the beach that I could chase my kids around in. It doesn’t move out of place when moving around and has nice support in the chest. It hugs my waist without any bulging or feeling squished in anywhere.”

We’re in love with basic black and the other solid-color options, but the Hilor Crossover Swimsuit comes in 44 different versions, so you can go floral (or even leafy) if you prefer. No matter what take you choose, you can count on this one-piece becoming your beach or pool go-to.

Shop it: Hilor Women's One Piece Crossover Swimsuit, $33 (was $37),

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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