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The Best Bikinis for Your Body Shape

The Best Bikinis for Your Body Shape

By Beverly Fischer on April 19, 2018

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The Best Bikinis for Your Body Shape - Dr. Beverly Fischer

With the days getting longer and warmer, we can’t help but think about long summer weekends, beach hair and the sun kissing our skin. But, the thought of looking for the best bikini for our body shape and the pain of trying swimsuit after swimsuit that fails to do our bodies justice quickly wakes up from our reverie.

We know that finding the perfect swimwear can be a little frustrating, so we’ve decided to help you narrow down your options. Read on to learn more about the best bikini for your body type.


With a curvy lower half and a slimmer upper torso, you probably want to draw attention to your narrow waist to balance your proportions. In that case, you should opt for a plunging neckline or a swimsuit with padding to add more curves up top. Halters style tops are also great for your body type as they can give the appearance of broader shoulders.

As for your lower area, while you don’t need to conceal your hips and thighs completely, you probably want to cover them up a bit. Go for a little skirt that falls just below your buttocks and focuses the attention on your best features.


If you have a full middle and top, little waist definition and slimmer legs and thighs with narrow hips, then you’re an apple. What you’ll need is a swimsuit that can add a bit of definition in the waist area and flatten your tummy. A one-piece suit may be the perfect swimsuit for your body type.

If you want to go for a two-piece, a retro-inspired piece with a high-waist can help you smooth your lower mid-section. These are also very in style right now, so you should have plenty of options when shopping.



Full chest, broad shoulders, narrow hips and a slender waist – these are the characteristics of a strawberry body type. Your ideal swimsuit must provide enough support to your full breasts and put an accent on your graceful hips.

If you want to draw attention away from your chest and achieve a balanced look, then you should avoid embellishments or ruffles.


Some say that the hourglass is the ideal body shape. And, with celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor boasting this body type, you know you’re in good company. A swimsuit with a sweetheart neckline and wide adjustable straps will flatter and accentuate your generous bust, tight waist and wide hips and shoulders.

Just remember to avoid anything that conceals your waist and creates bulk around the middle.


You have an athletic body that is evenly balanced from top to bottom. Your belly is naturally flat, and you have a small booty and breasts. Your body is by nature the bikini body type, so go ahead and have some fun and experiment with different models! Bikinis and monokinis will adjust perfectly to your size.

If you want to create the illusion of curves, then opt for a swimsuit with padding and cups or ruffles. Go for bikinis that have bold prints and embellishments. As a rule of thumb, remember that the smaller your suit’s bottom, the curvier the bottom will appear.

Finding your ideal swimsuit doesn’t need to be a hassle. Use this guide to find the best bikini for your body type and get ready to have some fun this summer.

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