If you're tired of wearing unflattering bikinis and swimsuits that don't make you feel comfortable, you've come to the right place.
But there are a few things to understand first. Don’t let us (or anyone) tell you what to wear. You will always be the most beautiful whenever you feel the most comfortable, confident and beautiful yourself. So regardless of what this blog says, you will be the ultimate judge as for what fits you best.
Always try different styles and cuts before you make a choice. Try to even look outside of your comfort zone, it could be that the one bikini that fits perfectly and looks amazing on you is something that you wouldn’t have thought about.
Keep in mind that swimwear expands when it gets wet, so always choose something that holds tight to your body. Do not assume that choosing a larger size would mean some extra fabric which would mean some extra coverage. Completely wrong! A bigger size that doesn’t fit you well won’t mean more coverage, it will only mean less support and structure, and maybe even see-through zones.
And lastly, we know how tempting it can be to choose the latest trend, the one style that everyone is wearing right now, but if it doesn’t feel comfortable, doesn’t fit nicely, and doesn’t make you feel beautiful, that’s not it; you’ll find something better for you.
Pear Shape (curvy bottom)
A smaller upper half of the body with curvy hips and bottom. What would fit best is something that can draw less attention to the bottom, make your legs look longer, and draw more attention to the bust.
Bikini wise, look for a bottom that is either high-leg cut and/or goes all the way up to the belly button.
For the top, look for a sexy V line or bandeau top that will emphasize your curves and captivate all attention on the upper part of your body.
Swimsuit wise, mixing a high-leg cut with a sexy V low neck cut on either the front or the back.
Inverted Triangle Shape (ample shoulders)
This is the opposite of the pear shape body type. Moderate waist and hips with an ample shoulder line and breast. The best options overall would be to look for styles that accentuate your hips, making them look curvier, and de-emphasise your top.
Bikini wise, look for a bottom that has side ties or ruffles at the hip. For the top, try to avoid strapless cuts that might make you look square. Instead, look for triangle and halter cuts.
Swimsuit wise, the best strategy is to find swimsuits with cut-out sides or hips embellishments
Triangle Shape (small breast)
Similar to the pear shape; a smaller upper half of the body with curvy hips bottom. In this case, a very small breast means we either want to create the illusion of a bigger breast, or we want to seize the fact of being able to wear smaller, sexier tops.
Bikini wise, look for a bottom that is either high-leg cut so that it makes your bottom half look longer.
For the top, there are two options:
- Embrace the fact that a smaller breast means you can literally wear a tiny top.
- Look for tops with paddings, push-up wiring, or curvy cuts.
Swimsuit wise, mixing a high-leg cut with a sexy V low neck cut on the front will always be a winning strategy.
Regardless of your bottom, if you have big breast, you might always be struggling to find something that looks nice, support and provides full coverage.
Bikini wise, sport style tops are amazing! Just as if they were a sports bra, the cut helps to maintain everything in its right place.
Swimsuit wise, always look for full coverage on the top. Halter styles help to keep your boobs in place.
Rectangle Shape (straight)
This is one of the most difficult and at the same type simple shapes to find styles for. Basically, everything either fits or it doesn’t, it mostly depends on the accessories and patterns of the style. It is essential to try to add volume to both your top and bottom parts so that we naturally reduce the attention to the waist. In general, we recommend wearing pattern suits. Animal print, colours, velvet, etc.
Bikini wise, look for a bottom that has side ties or ruffles at the hip. A nice high-leg and high-waist cut will definitely accent the natural curve from your hips. For the top, try to avoid strapless cuts that might make you look square. Instead, look for triangle and halter cuts, bows, ties, ruffles, sleeves, etc.
Swimsuit wise, the best strategy is to find swimsuits with cut-out sides, crisscross designs or hips embellishments
All in all, always keep in mind that whatever makes you feel more comfortable is what ultimately will make you more beautiful, as you look the prettiest when you are being fully yourself.
If you some doubts about which is your body type, we found this calculator that can help you determine your shape according to your measurements.
And now that you know what might look best on you, there’s no excuse to grab that suit and head to the nearest beach to show off that amazing body of yours!