It doesn’t matter what piece of clothing we are talking about, it pays to make sure what you choose to wear flatters your figure. When it comes to choosing the best bikini top for your body it’s all about making your bust look it’s best—so that you can enjoy the sand and sun with confidence!
Structure and support are a must! Look for bikini tops that are more like a bra, but don’t worry as this won’t limit your options. Go for underwire with built-in padding. The straps should be thick and adjustable and if they crisscross in the back it will ease the pressure on your shoulders. Bandeau and cropped styles will work if they have a built-in cup.
The smaller your breasts the more your bikini top options. It’s easier for you to get away with the barely-there and deep-V tops. Instead of a structured cup go for triangles, halter, or strapless. Want to make your bust looks bigger? Choose bold pops of colors, fun patterns and prints, and ruffles to add a bit of volume.
Athletic Or Boy-Shaped Body
Now that you know how to accentuate your bust, let’s take things one step further. If you are athletic or have a boy-shaped body you can create the illusion of curves with the right bikini top. Choose tops that do one or more—tie in the middle, have a curvy one shoulder, a thick band under the girls, or are halter.
If you are curvy from head to toe minimise your curves with small horizontal or asymmetric stripes. If you want to further accentuate your curves choose a supportive V-neck or classic bra-style bikini top in a fun color, print, or pattern. And if you want to wear two pieces but want a bit more coverage, opt for a tankini with curve-flattering ruching.
Read more about how to choose swimwear for your body type.
Last but not least, make sure the bikini you wear works for your beach activity as you might choose more coverage when doing more water sports—but a sexier look when lounging by the pool.