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We’re breaking down the best bikini styles for your body type, so whether you’re slender, have an athletic built or an hourglass figure, are pear-shaped or apple-shaped, we want you to be confident and be proud of the body type you were blessed with!

Slender

  • Triangle tops create the illusion of curves, as do tops with bold prints or embellishments with ruffles.
  • Bra tops and padded push-up tops offer extra lift and can create cleavage, as can certain halter tops.
  • A smaller bust always means you can wear tiny scoop tops or bandeaus — embrace them!

Athletic

  • Tops or bottoms with bold prints, ruffles, and embellishments add intrigue and feminine flair and can create the appearance of more curve at top and bottom.
  • Monokinis create fabulous curves, as do one-pieces with slashes or strategically placed cutouts.
  • The smaller the swimsuit bottom, the fuller and curvier the derriere appears.
  • Tie-side bikini bottoms enhance curves and adjust perfectly to your size.

Hourglass

  • Asymmetrical suits draw the eye toward the neckline, highlighting the beautiful line from a woman’s neck to her collarbone.
  • Colorblocking can help highlight your shape, as do retro suits (think high waists and boxy halter tops).

Pear

  • For a traditional fix, look for a clean-skirted bottom that falls just below the largest part of the upper leg.
  • Avoid reaching for a boy short or thick-banded bottom. The extra fabric will only call attention to the area you’re trying to mask.
  • A plunging neckline or eye-catching top draws the eye upward, minimizing the bottom.

Apple

  • Shirring works miracles. The gathered fabric hides bulges and creates definition in the waist.
  • A figure-flattering surplice-wrap silhouette trims the waist with its crossover fabric.
  • If you carry your weight in the lower part of your belly, try on a retro-inspired, high-waisted suit. They’re on-trend and ace for covering the abdomen.

Source: POP Sugar