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How to choose the best bikini bottoms for your shape

Finding the right bikini bottoms can be intimidating, with so many styles to choose from how are you meant to know which one suits your bottom the best? How do you know which are the most flattering bikini bottoms? We’re here to help.



Each bikini bottom style actually suits a variety of body shapes, so you know you’ll be able to find the best style to accentuate your shape! If you’re looking to show off your derriere in the hottest bikini bottoms this summer, keep reading… 

Most Flattering Bikini Bottoms


Brazilian pants

Most Flattering Bikini Bottoms


Brazilian styles are great for making smaller bums appear fuller, giving the impression of a larger bum shape. These styles can appear intimidating, but if you’ve got the confidence to work it then this style is for you.


However, they actually have the opposite effect if you have a round or wide shaped booty. Opting for a bikini style that has more fabric will make your bum appear bigger. So if you’ve got it, flaunt it with a killer Brazilian pant style, because less is more – like this stylish Seafolly design!


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High waisted pants 

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Go retro with a killer high waisted bikini bottom to add a sexy figure by emphasising your naturally curvy shape. High waisted styles are great for giving you the support you need to feel confident on your next summer holiday.


Check out this Modern Marina Wide Side Retro bikini pant from Seafolly, it is perfect for flattering your curves, giving your gorgeous coverage for a glamorous beach look. Heading to the pool? The Discovery White Gravity High Waisted Pant from Maryan Mehlhorn adds a sophisticated touch to an already chic poolside look!


High-waisted bikini bottoms also give the illusion of a peachier derrière since the high waist band lifts a small or flat bum. This gives your bum an extra lift and gives the impression of a perkier booty! Different panel designs highlight different aspects of your shape, so you’ll be able to find the most flattering bikini bottom for you.


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Hipster pants

Bikini Bottoms For Flat Bum 


Hipster pants and love handles go hand in hand. A wide waist band sits softly on the tummy and the lower back, eliminating any worries over muffin tops or love handles. This style means that your waist is accentuated, so you can rock your curves with confidence! So you need not worry about the best bikini bottoms for love handles.


Hipster style bikini bottoms also work their magic by adding curves to a boxy-style butt or an athletic body shape. Check out this Banana Moon Missiou Lofra Hipster Bikini Bottom or ViX’s Bia Tube full bikini pant for inspiration! If you’re looking for some extra coverage hipster pants also come in varieties of styles, so you can be sure you’ll find a bikini bottom design to suit your style.


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Tie side pants


Flattering Bikini Bottoms


If you have a bottom-heavy bum, so most of your shape sits in the bottom of your cheeks, then tie side pants are the style that you need to add to your summer wardrobe. Since you can choose how much coverage you get from a tie side bikini bottom, you decide how much to lift your bum, creating a peachier posterior for you to own at the beach.


This is also the case for flatter booty shapes. The thin ties such as those on the Namibia Rope Tie Side bikini pant from Heidi Klein draw attention to the sides of your bum which takes the focus off of your rear and makes your bum appear curvier. Adjust the tie sides however you prefer for your shape and style. This gorgeous Vix Black Solid Dixie Tie Side Full Bikini Bottom promises a perfect fit with its wide coverage for a timeless yet sexy summer look.


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Bikini bottoms have lots of styles and shapes that suit all body shapes in different ways, but if you’re still looking for some more inspiration check out this more varied guide to swimwear for your shape.


Now that you know how to show of your booty in a bikini bottom style that works for you, you can be confident and sexy on your next trip to the sun!

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