Top Bikini Styles For Your Shape

Bikini season: potentially the most distressing season for girls. Whether or not you’ve spent the last few months or weeks eating well and going to the gym regularly, there are few girls who feel comfortable baring all on the beach. But there’s one simple way to make this easier, and it doesn’t involve diet or exercise – all you have to do is know how to dress your shape.

If you have an: Athletic Figure or Small bust

The first thing is that a bikini is probably better for your shape than a one-piece, as a bikini will break up the straight line a little and give you the illusion of more curves. You might want to try a pattern since, as well as being fun, they just add a little more detail – something that you can easily pull off! Or, if you don’t fancy a pattern and just want a block color bikini, then choose something with a frill, which will add detail and shape.

Where to buy? This patterned bikini from Target is both fun and easy on the wallet at $34!


If you have: Bigger Boobs

So it’s no secret that girls with bigger boobs will need a different bikini to those with an athletic figure, but there is no reason that requiring a little bit of extra support should mean that you won’t be able to find a cute bikini! ASOS is a great place to start looking as they have a whole section online devoted to DD+ bikinis and these come at all different prices; ideal! Most girls would love to have your boobs, so show them off with block color or a halter/plunge bikini top. You’ll look fabulous!

Where to buy? This gorgeous Pour Moi bikini is perfect and is available from ASOS. It's a little more expensive as it is $69.58. It comes in cup sizes A-G so even if you don’t have bigger boobs you can still get it! This color is so fun and will look great if you have a tan.


If you have a: Bigger Bum

You’ve been given a bum comparable to that of J-Lo or Beyoncé: a million girls would love to say that they had your figure, so show it off! There’s no reason you should want to cover up at the beach, but you should choose your bikini bottoms wisely if you want to show off your assets to the max. Be careful not to cut your thighs in the wrong place as this won’t flatter your figure; instead go for a higher cut. This might be going against what you initially thought, but choosing a low-cut bottom will only make your thighs appear bigger than they actually are. Be brave and go for the higher cut bottom! Hint: string style shorts tend to be the highest cuts.

Where to buy? Topshop has some great high rise bikini bottoms in just now, from patterns to plain ones between $20 and $24 for bikini bottoms and about $50 or $60 for a set. Make sure you check out their scalloped shorts as well as these gorgeous printed bottoms.

If you have: A Long Torso/Are Tall

If you’re tall and slim or have a long torso, bikinis are a great way to put some curves into your figure. Top tips for your figure are to break up your torso by using a bright pattern or a frill as this will easily give you the illusion of an hourglass figure. Although, if this feels too bold for you, it’s easy to give yourself curves by using a front-tie bikini or a swimsuit that breaks the length of your torso.

Where to buy? This ASOS bikini (which is one sale for $38.02 for the set) is so cute with its floral pattern and great for your body shape since it is slightly frilled. Make sure you snap this one up quickly as the ASOS sale can sell out quickly if you’re not careful.


If you have: A Short Torso

The best option for you is a bikini and not a swimsuit as since a bikini is a two piece item it will elongate your torso. If this is your shape then it’s great to emphasise your legs and to make them appear longer. One way to do this is to wear a high cut bikini. These are really fashionable just now and so you shouldn’t have an issue finding one. You can easily find them in both patterned and plain styles, and either will suit you wonderfully. If you don’t fancy this, then choose a bikini which draws attention to your shoulders and chest: try something either patterned or with a halter.

Where to buy? This topshop scalloped, textured bikini is perfect, and oh so cute! It's currently priced at $68.


No matter what your body shape there is definitely a bikini style to flatter your shape, and since the sales have already started it would be silly not to get your perfect bikini now!