Summer is fast approaching in the northern hemisphere and I’m certain we all can’t wait to purchase some new ‘kinis and head down to the beach! Post isolation that is.. But so many of us have problems when purchasing bikini bottoms online!
How can you find perfect bottoms that flatter your shape and enhance natural curves?! Determining your booty shape is step one - is it a heart, square, round or reversed heart? Then check out our ultimate bikini bottom guide below, this should help you chose the styles that are most suited to your shape.
Starting with the classic - this traditional style is simple and SO easy to wear! Key features are the low/mid rise on the hips and full coverage on the booty. These bikini bottoms are most suited for an athletic or square shape. These are your everyday bikini bottoms and you will never have to worry about showing too much!
Tip - try to avoid any creases on the cheeks, if its cutting into the skin and creating a V then either look to size up or select a style that has a seamless finish.
As the name suggests this style is a big hit in Brazil! The key feature of the Brazilian bottom is the cheeky coverage over your butt. Contrary to popular belief, this style is actually flattering on the majority of body shapes - if you have the confidence to rock them!
The Brazilian bikini style is amazing for adding shape to bottoms of all sizes; for smaller butts it creates a fuller look and for larger butts it creates great shape.
Our top tip for a great fit is to ensure that you could get two fingers between the strap and your skin comfortably. You don’t want the sides to dig into your skin but rather sit smoothly over, further enhancing your natural curves.
High waisted styles tend to create a sexy retro look. Although you can get a range of cuts over the bottom our pick is a high thigh cut as this creates the illusion of longer legs.
This style is perfect for hourglass figures and those with larger butts. Make sure the fabric is fitted against your skin and avoid any baggy or excess fabric around the tummy. Equally avoid having the seams cut into your skin, you can do this by selecting a style with a seamless finish.
The tie side style allows for ultimate adjustability! - You can choose the bottom coverage you desire by sizing up or down.
The tie side is traditionally best for a flat butt as it draws attention away from the behind and to the sides. We also recommend this style for athletic figures; tie high on or above the hip bone creating a high thigh cut that will accentuate curves.
The hipster sits - ironically - on the hips and is known for being extremely low rise. This style is best suited to the reverse heart shaped butt; characterised by the weight sitting at the lowest part of the bottom or appearing droopy. The hipster helps to reduce the length of the bottom.
This style works best with scrunching down the centre back seam as this creates a perky shape and lifts your butt.
Happy swimwear shopping!