Finding the perfect bikini shape for you is often very difficult. This is because it can be hard to find a pattern and a shape, but it is also hard because there are a lot of different kinds of bodies out there and a lot of different types of designer swimwear. While the luxury brands are great for fitting any shape, there are some types of swimwear that look better on those who certain shapes.

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How To Choose A Bikini For Your Body Type

So, for your “how to guide” that is going to change your fashion-related life for the better, take a look at what you can find, here. You may be surprised!


1) Determine What Type Of Body You Have

The first step to identifying what bikini will fit your body best is to identity your specific body type. Best swimsuits for body type vary depending on the person. Women are often perplexed with the question, "what swimsuit is best for me?"  To figure out what swimsuit works best, you need to be real with yourself and first identify what body type you have. Here are some common examples:

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Once you have identified your body type, you can decide what type of swimwear will fit you best. .

A) Stick Figure (Rectangle)

For those with tiny bodies from neck to toe, we totally feel your pain. While it might be nice not having to worry much about a flat stomach, it can be difficult when you're looking at wearing a tiny bikini but have nothing to fill it out. Not to worry, we have tonnes of free tips to help you make the most out of it.

Firstly, you want to distract those from what you may “lack”. This is done through pattern and sparkle! Try to find a one or two piece that has a fun, bold pattern and some bling. This will draw attention to the outfit instead of your shape.


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Typically, those with a small figure may find that one pieces are the best choice. This is because the eye will be drawn to the smoothness of the one piece instead of your shape in particular. A one piece is great with a print and sparkle, too. You have lots of options!

B) Apple Shape

Let's face it, we all have a bit of a problem with our tummies, whether it be once in a while, or all the time. If you're looking to cover up the tiny bump of yours with some silky smooth swimwear, here are some tips to help you minimize your stomach and maximize your style all at the same time.

Whether you're looking at a one piece or a bikini, make sure you stick to the solid colors. This is because the prints will actually point out when you have a bit of a stomach instead of minimize it. So, make sure that you stick to bring and fun colors, but only as solids if you can help it, A rim of pattern is fine, but make sure the suit itself is solid.


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Try a bikini bottom with a higher cut so that you are attracting attention to your shapely legs instead. Additionally, you should consider any kind of tankini or one piece with ruching at the stomach, as it distracts and hide the belly that you have. These should help you make the most out of your shape.

C) Pear figure

Pear shapes are no match for a killer one piece. You may think that you cannot wear one pieces if you have a pear shape figure, but this is not the case at all. Try one with side cut outs. This will emphasize your shape at the narrowest part of your body. Additionally, if you can fine that has detailing or accessories in a vertical orientation, this will help you out as well.

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Don't be afraid to add some sparkle to that neckline so that you can bring the eyes up to that chest of yours and distract them that way.

D) Plus Size

Plus size means you get to have all kinds of fun with styles. Remember that you don't have to avoid anything if you are plus size, go for it, girl! Try adding a skirt or swimwear dress to the bottom of your style, be it a one piece or a bikini. This will help you feel more comfortable and it really helps to smooth that shape out and hide the size of it, if that's what you are trying to accomplish.Try looking for a one piece with stripes or lines, but only in a vertical line. This will help you look a lot smaller than you are and it's a lot of fun to play around with shapes and looks.

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E) Large Chest

If you have a large chest, then you're going to want to stay away from skimpy tops. Sorry ladies, but the regular coverage tops are going to be skimpy enough! If you can, go ahead and use a moderate/conservative neckline in a one piece or a bikini, as this will still give you a great feminine shape and keep you from flashing too much at the world around you.

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Stay away from anything gaudy or extremely blingy, as this will draw the wrong kind of attention. Simply put, let your chest to the talking and make sure it looks its best in a minimalist and conservative style.

F) Tiny Chest

For those with tiny chests, we are here to help you make the most out of what you have. The first thing to remember is that, as someone with a smaller upper body, you can wear the tiny styles. In fact, the skimpy sizes will look moderate on you, so it actually emphasizes your great shape. Girls with tiny chest have the perfect Bandeau Bikini Body Type.


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When it comes to tops, wear those with bling – be it in the pattern and embellishments or through necklaces – as this draws the eye to the chest and makes you notice it more. This is definitely a good idea for really showing off your shape in a fun and versatile way.

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The thing to remember with all of these guidelines is that it's about working with what you've got already. Life is too short to waste it wishing you had another kind of body, so do yourself a favour and simply work with these guidelines and find the perfect piece of luxury swimwear for you. You'll feel like a million bucks and you will really enjoy yourself on the beach instead of anxiously trying to hide behind a towel for the entire outing. Flaunt what you have, you're beautiful!

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