How to Find the Perfect Bikini for Your Body Type

How to Find the Perfect Bikini for Your Body Type

From curvier frames to athletic builds, we’re breaking down the tips to find the perfect bikini for your body type.

By Hannah Doody | 29th September 2016

For many of us, the warmer months bring with them a certain terror. It’s time to shop for a bikini. But it doesn’t have to be a traumatic event! With the right information, every gal out there can find a bikini that’s perfect for them.

I want to put an end to the fear and frustration. Whether you’re curvy or petite, here’s how to narrow down the seemingly endless options and find the perfect bikini for your body type.

ATHLETIC

If you’re a straight-up-and-down body type, the key is to play up your curves – styles with prints, ruffles, or embellishments can create this illusion.

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PETITE

If you have a petite frame, take advantage of the many styles that will suit your body shape. Have some fun with unconventional fabrics (try crochet or neoprene!) and remember that details such as tie-sides will enhance your curves.

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CURVY

For ladies with a fuller figure, the key is to accentuate your curves while opting for styles that provide a little extra support, such as high-waisted cuts and underwire.

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LARGER BUST

Support is key when you’re well-endowed! Try thicker, adjustable straps and moulded cups for added comfort and security. If you want to minimise the focus on your chest, avoid frills or embellishments on top.

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PEAR

When you have a smaller bust and larger hips, the trick is to balance proportions with a more eye-catching top, such as this Zimmermann high-neck style.

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Article by Hannah Doody

Hannah is a former journalist at Style Magazines. When she is not exploring new parts of the world, you will find her at music festivals, or on her eternal quest for the best breakfast in Brisbane.

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