It’s bikini season, so we want to help you choose a bikini for your body type to flatter your figure. We show you how to pick a bikini for 6 body types: pear shape, apple shape, big butt, small butt, big bust and small bust.
Understand your body type and then shop for styles that are appropriate. Remember, you can buy tops and bottoms that are mismatch to create the perfect body shape and create illusions where necessary.
How To Choose A Swimsuit To Flatter Your Bikini Body
1. How to choose a
bikini for a Pear Shape bikini body: (if your body is narrower at the top and wider at the bottom)
An embellished top with fringe, ruffle or embroidered detail balances out a pear shaped proportions. Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Eva Longoria and Rihanna have a pear shape so you can see what looks good on them.
Top: Embellished, fun prints and trendy details like ruffles, fringe give the illusion of a fuller top. A bandeau top should have molded cups for a balanced look on the top. Bottom: A bottom with a wide band that lays flat against the hips or a bottom with the option to tie at different spots is flattering. A bottom with a sliding embellishment to a narrower to give the illusion of narrower hips.
Mix and Match – Pair a decorative bikini bottom with an embellished top. Visually, the eyes will be drawn towards the upper half of your body and away from your hips and rear.
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2. How to choose a bikini for an Apple shape bikini body: (wider at the top with minimal waist definition)
An apple shaped body needs a bikini tops that will minimize wide shoulders and a bikini bottom that give the illusion of more curves. Elizabeth Hurley, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kesha, Jennifer Lawrence, and Drew Barrymore also have an Apple shape.
Wider halter straps make your shoulders appear narrower. Embellished side band bottoms or side ties give extra volume just below the waist and embellished tie-sides add drama. These bottoms are great for balancing out an apple shape.
How to choose a bikini for a
Large Butt: like Khloé Kardashian, Kelly Brook, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Clarkson, Venus and Serena Williams
Bikini Recommendation: Mix and match a printed bottom with a printed top. This will draw the eye upward, away from your tush. A bottom with an adjustable piece on the side of the bottom can adjust the size of the butt that you want.
4. How to choose a
bikini for a Small Butt: A Brasilian bikini bottom (ruched bikini bottom) is the best style bottom for a small butt. Details like side-ties, fringe, and ruching will help to balance out your bottom half.
Bikini Recommendation: Bottoms with tie sides dangling at the hips will pull the eyes outward.
Bikini Bottoms with a side sash, side fringe, a bottom with a detailed or embellished band is good for a small butt.