• Which Bikini Style is Right for My Body Shape?

    March 7th, 2018

    So many bikinis so little time! Don’t know where to start? Our body shape guide is designed to help you find the bikini that is right for you so you can feel and look fab from poolside to seaside.

    HOURGLASS

    Elle Black & Pink Animal Print Bandeau High Waisted Bikini Set

    Ladies with an hourglass figure can be curvy or slim, but both have a defined waist and hips are about the same width as the shoulders. You have a great bust and a lovely bottom (lucky you), and you suit most styles of swimwear!

    Shop for:

    Halter neck bikinis

    Strapless bikinis

    Bandeau bikinis

    Matching sets


    RECTANGLE

    Black & Teal Sequinned Plunge Swimsuit

    The rectangle babe generally has a small bust and narrow hips, and is straight up and down with very few curves. If this is you, shop for swimwear that can create an illusion of curves or accentuate what you’ve got up top. Any way to create more interest in the bust area, or to add more volume to your hips is a winner.

    Shop for:

    Bikinis with ruching / frills

    Embellished bikinis

    Triangle bikinis

    Padded bikini tops

    Bikini bottoms with tie sides

     

    APPLE

    Black Cut Out Swimsuit

    Fab apples have a voluptuously round profile, and usually have more weight up top. They often have a big bust and a less defined waist, and will want to find bikini bottoms that provide a bit of extra coverage for the tummy area. Opt for flattering fabrics and always make the most of what you have!

    Shop for:

    Bikinis with dark / solid colours

    Long tankini tops

    High waist bikini bottoms

     

    PEAR

    Alexa Lilac Cactus Applique Triangle Bikini Set

    If you’re a perfect pear, you are usually heavier in your lower half. Your hips, legs and bottom will carry more weight, whilst you may have a small bust and narrow shoulders. The key to finding flattering swimwear is to use fabric and the power of patterns to balance out your proportions…..always drawing attention to your top half.

    Shop for:

    Patterned bikini tops (with plain bottoms)

    Padded bikini tops

    Bikini tops with ruching / frills

    Low cut bottoms

     

    TOP HEAVY

    Alice White Embellished Cut Out Swimsuit

    For gorgeous girls who are top heavy, finding the right support is key. Avoid strapless, bandeau or string bikinis. Instead shop for tops that will give you the lift you need, and rebalance your smaller bottom half with patterns or embellishments.

    Shop for:

    Cupped bikini tops

    Underwired bikini tops

    Patterned briefs (with plain top)