The ultimate swimwear guide: Bikini styles to compliment every body shape


For many women, it seems that picking the perfect style to suit their frame is the source of severe pre-holiday anxiety.

But what if there was a simple formula for finding the perfect fit based on your exact body shape? Here at Savannah, we have compiled the ultimate guide for finding a bikini or swimsuit to flatter your frame.

 

PEAR SHAPE

Pear-shaped women typically have a smaller top half, with wider hips and a shapely behind. Famous examples include Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Kate Winslet.

When picking a bikini, pear-shaped women should stick to high-waisted designs that show off their curves. 

 


 

Steer clear of ruching, draping and pleating, as well as thick-banded bottoms, which will only serve to draw attention to the area.

Instead, opt for a gentle frill, which can be flattering because it doesn’t cling.

To draw attention away from your midriff, opt for plunging tops or those with plenty of detail to distract. You can also emphasise your top half with jewellery or a hat. 

To conceal your hips, tie the bikini or a sarong with the ends drifting down one side of your body to narrow your bottom half, and always opt for wedges to lengthen your legs.

 

 

 

 

BIG BUSTED

If, like around 40 per cent of women, you take a D cup or above, listen up.

Take Kate Upton as your muse and opt for a triangle top that ties at the neck; good support is vital for spreading your bust out width-wise whilst lounging around the pool.

 

As for the bottom half, opt for substantial briefs to emphasise your derrière and balance your top half. Colourwise, darker or brighter hues are the most flattering; avoid pale shades like the plague.

If you want to distract the attention away from your cleavage region, wear bottoms with details to divert the attention from your top half.

Glam accessories below the waist, such as embellished sandals or bold patterned kaftans, will draw the eye away from your top half.

 

SMALL BUSTED

If, like Kendall Jenner and Kate Hudson, you're proportionally smaller on top with, say, an A or B cup, these tips are for you.

Bandeau style bikini tops are perfect for cheating a cleavage, as are ruffled tops. If you really want to go the extra mile, snap up a padded push-up top for extra lift.

Like Kendall, opt for low-slung high-legged briefs on the bottom half of your body.

Accessories-wise, add lots of bracelets - including the oh-so-now gold tattoo jewellery - to draw attention to your arms, giving you a wider outline.

 

 

 

CURVY GIRLS 

Do you take after Kim Kardashian with a big bust, hips, thighs, and derriere? You fall into this category. 

Contrary to popular belief, it's all about highlighting rather than concealing your curves, whilst simultaneously providing enough support and coverage.  

Asymmetrical suits are perfect for drawing attention to the neckline, whilst colour blocking can help highlight your shape. Bigger bikini bottoms will help smooth things out.

Choose eye-catching accessories that distract from your tummy - such as white-rimmed shades and a beach basket or bag. 

 


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