For every body type, there’s a flattering bikini bottom to match. To find the best bikini bottoms for your shape as you choose your next sexy designer bikini, determine if you have a pear, apple, hourglass, or athletic build. These are the four most common body types, although there are variations among these as well, such as inverted triangle and rectangle shapes. In addition to knowing your body type, it’s important to take accurate body measurements. 

It’s easy to measure your bust, waist, and hip to match with the corresponding swimsuit top and bottom size, so you can have a bikini that fits like a glove. For the bust, measure around the fullest part of your chest. For the waist, measure around the narrowest part of your torso. Finally, when measuring the hips, stand with your feet together and guide the tape around the fullest part of your rear and hips. Once you have your measurements, refer to the swimsuit size guide to find your perfect fit. 

Knowing your body type and measurements will help you pick the perfect bikini bottom to flaunt your assets and feel confident when wearing a bathing suit. Whether you have a fuller, smaller, or muscular bottom, there is a bikini made for you. It all starts with securing the perfect fit.

Full Coverage Bikini Bottoms for Pear-Shaped Body Types

You may be wondering, how should swimsuit bottoms fit, and the answer will often depend on your boy type. For example, pear-shaped body types are classified as being smaller through the bust and shoulders and wider at the hips with a defined waist. For this body type, it’s best to play up the design and embellishments of your bikini top to draw attention upward. 

Full coverage bikini bottoms with a high cut on the legs are an optimal choice to elongate the legs and minimize the rear and waist. Make sure the fit lays flat against the rear without any bunching or sagging. Stay true to your size by amplifying your assets without feeling the need to cover them up with extra material. When deciding on the best bikini for your body type, remember to always go with what feels most comfortable. 

Black Eyelet Margot Parallel Bikini

If you’re searching for bathing suits that make you look slimmer, this is the bikini for you. Black instantly slims and smooths, which makes it an obvious match for a full-coverage bikini bottom. The Black Eyelet Margot Parallel Bikini has thicker side coverage and sits low on the hips to help highlight a smaller waist. It works well for pear-shaped body types because it lies flat at the back without bunching up or baring too much skin. The eyelet fabric detailing adds texture to the top, while maintaining a sophisticated and minimalistic bikini bottom style. 

Blue Grey Scales Corsage Long Top Bikini

The chic color of the Blue Grey Scales Corsage Long Top Bikini is a fresh alternative to your everyday neutral. The tie-side bottoms allow you to customize the fit to your body shape and maintain full coverage. The slight ruching texture and scalloped ripple edge are elements that provide volume without bulkiness in an aesthetically-pleasing way. The gorgeous, long top style draws the eyes up and shortens a long torso, which can help to achieve a more balanced look. 

Ocean Bia Tube Bikini

Another stunning full-coverage swimsuit bottom is the Ocean Bia Tube Bikini. Its shimmery deep teal hue provides enough coverage on the rear and a banded style at the hips to create a sleeker silhouette. Additionally, the top adds volume for a smaller chest and shoulders found with pear body types. The thicker halter strap and 24-karat gold-plated sliders draw the attention up to the most flattering parts.

High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms for Apple-Shaped Body Types

An apple body type is defined as having a wider midsection with an undefined waist and narrower hips and a flatter bottom. High waisted bathing suits work well for tummy control for a comfortable slimming effect. Well-placed cutouts are a smart choice to help define the waist. 

Since apple body types typically have a smaller bust, a tube top or extra embellishment on the bikini top are ways to highlight this area and draw attention away from the bottom half. This helps to create balance to the frame for a slimming silhouette. 

Margot Rachel One-Piece Swimsuit

The high-waisted, full-coverage bikini bottom of the Margot Rachel One-Piece swimsuit delivers a retro look with a modern twist thanks to the beautiful black, white, and copper floral design. The midsection cutout draws attention to the narrowest part of the frame while minimizing the tummy area. Plus, the slight scoop on the top highlights a delicate collar bone and smaller shoulders. Although technically a one-piece, this swimsuit provides a hybrid-style bikini option.

Dragon Georgia Bikini 

Another high-waisted swimsuit bottom favorite is the Dragon Georgia Bikini. The custom dragon, black and white print is bold and stylish. Pairing the high waist front with a flattering Brazilian back minimizes the midsection while accentuating a smaller rear. Paired with a one-shoulder bandeau top, it better defines the apple body shape for an ideal vacation look. 

Bella Bandeau Bikini

Black may be slimming, but a colorful print can help to camouflage a fuller middle in a fashionable way. In addition to being high-waisted, the higher cut on the legs elongates the overall frame, making it one of the best swimsuits for a short torso. The matching blooming floral bandeau top makes this bathing suit ideal for any occasion and beautiful on everybody.

Cheeky Bikini Bottoms for Hourglass Figures

An hourglass figure is fuller on the top and bottom with a defined middle. The best bikini bottoms have cheeky coverage to accentuate curves in a subtly sexy way. Also, to emphasize a smaller waist, tie side bottoms are bottoms with minimal material and work well. Fortunately, most bikini styles look great on an hourglass figure, so if this is your body shape, you have plenty of looks to choose from. 

White Wave Triangle Bikini

The effortlessly chic style of the White Wave Triangle Bikini is a go-to for spending time poolside. The tie sides bottoms are adjustable to accommodate your body size and the cheeky back highlights natural curves. The bikini bottom sits lower on the hips with a slight dip in the front to draw attention to a smaller waist. The halter provides support for a fuller bust to create a sexy, streamlined look.

The Tahiti Ella Triangle Bikini

The stunning simplicity of the vibrant teal Tahiti Ella Triangle Bikini is ideal for any tropical getaway. Similar to the White Wave design, the focus is on a low-rise string bottom with a cheeky cut to enhance curves. The simple halter top adjusts to all sizes and creates a classic look with the bright splash of color readymade for a dip in the ocean or suntanning by the pool.

Brazilian Bikini Bottoms for Athletic Builds 

Brazilian bikini bottoms are a good match for athletic builds with muscular backsides. Choosing a Brazilian bikini bottom style that sits slightly higher on the waist also helps to create or enhance the natural curves of the body as well. When you’ve worked hard for a sculpted bum, show it off with an extra cheeky bikini bottom. 

Alyssa Ripple Bikini

The watercolor design of the Alyssa Ripple Bikini fits in well with a coastal sunset backdrop. The ripple bottom, tie-side bikini bottom play up curves with added feminine appeal. Paired with a matching halter top with adjustable straps, this picture-perfect bikini is best suited for low-key activities for days that call for nothing more than hanging out by the pool or floating on the water. 

Fiore Iris Bikini

On the other hand, when water sports or a game of sand volleyball is on the agenda, the Fiore Iris Bikini offers slightly more coverage for both the top and bottom. The Brazilian bottom sits low on the hips but has a waistband versus tie strings to provide extra security and comfort when moving around. The bralette-style top of this floral bikini also has thicker straps and full coverage when you want to get in on the action.

Beautiful Bikinis for All Body Shapes

Although there are generally four main body shapes, there are variations in sizes and fashion trends that may place you in different categories. When choosing the best bikini bottoms for your body type, take into account your unique measurements and style preferences. Not all pear-shaped bodies or athletic frames are built the same. Think about the areas you want to highlight and the ones you’d like to minimize and what designs will work best in your favor.

Dark colors like black or navy are slimming for fuller bottom coverage while light colors and bright prints are a beautiful choice for Brazilian bikini bottoms. Features such as high-waisted and thicker bottom bands help with tummy control and tie-side swimsuits are adjustable as needed. Look for the details you know are flattering to your figure.

Finally, consider how your body shape changes from season to season. A style you never thought of wearing before may appeal to you now. While you may be comfortable with a certain bikini bottom fit, branching out and trying different cuts and styles will help you discover more swimsuit options that work with your body’s shape. 

That’s what makes searching for the perfect swimsuit all the more fun. You can play around with what suits you best at the moment and broaden your horizons by simply swapping out the cut and style of bikini bottoms you wear.