Whether you’re an apple, pear, hourglass or athletic body type, there is no shortage of swimwear available to you. You just have to look in the right places!

We should celebrate all body types, but sometimes it seems that certain shops only stock swimwear for a particular figure. Well, stress no more! My Baba have done their research into the best bikini buys for everyone this summer. We all have our insecurities, but dressing for your shape can really help minimise any worries you may have about “trouble” areas. At the end of the day, any fashion garment can look great as long as you wear it with confidence.

Shape 1: Apple 

Traditionally an apple figure would tend to have a larger top half. By this we mean a larger bust with broader shoulders and hips that are narrower than the bust. It is important to find swimwear that both supports your bust, whilst also adding a flattering waistline.

Flattering swimwear features:

  • ‘Wrap’ style garments
  • High waisted bottoms
  • Cinched in waistline

Our picks:

Monochrome Triangle Bikini, Prettylittlething

 

Elle Sport Contour Swimwear, Lipsy London

 

Malibu D-G Ring Control One Piece, Heidi Klein

 

 

Shape 2: Pear

In contrast to our previously mentioned apple figure, pear-figured women tend to have larger dimensions around the bottom whilst maintaining a smaller physique on top. Usually, the hip width will be wider than the bust. Frilly or pushup-styled tops are usually worn to create the illusion of a more “balanced” looking figure, by drawing more attention to the top half.

Flattering swimwear features:

  • Tops with detail, frills or an accentuated bust area
  • Brief style bottoms
  • A deep neckline

Our picks:

Lanai Underwired Gathered Plunge Control Suit in Nightshade, Fantasie

 

Bow Detail Bikini, Pimkie

 

Coco Swim, HUNZA G

 

Shape 3: Hourglass

With an hourglass figure, women typically have both a fuller bust and hips, with a small waist in between. With this shape, you should look more for garments that give you the support and comfort you need, all the while accentuating your natural-born curves.

Flattering swimwear features:

  • Asymmetric styles
  • Halter tops
  • Colour blocking

Our picks:

Back to Black Bikini Set (Crop Top and Briefs), Freya Swimwear

Black Gingham Wrap Front Bikini Top with Low Rise Bottoms, New Look

 

Dominica Halterneck Swimsuit, Melissa Odabash

 

Shape 4: Athletic

An athletic frame tends to have less of a curved waistline, which is why swimwear that cinches in at the waist is usually a popular choice. Cut outs create the illusion of a cinched in waist, whilst tie up bottoms accentuate your lower half.

Flattering swimwear features:

  • Cut outs
  • Tie side bottoms
  • Ruffles and frills

Our picks:

Aurie Neluwa Swimsuit, All Saints

 

Lacing Racer Black Bikini, Stella McCartney

 

 

 

Lucille Ruffled Seer Sucker Bandeau Bikini, HUNZA G