It can be difficult finding swimwear for your body shape so here are some tips to help you find the perfect swimwear to suit you!

Suitable Swimwear – Swimsuits for your Body ShapePear:

Since the pear shape body is bigger on bottom than on top, it is essential to enhance and draw attention upwards. Tie front bikini tops or brightly coloured swimwear can help you do this.  Team with a darker bottom to fully embrace your shape.


The Apple body shape has a rounder profile so go for a one piece with detailing around the stomach area to create the illusion of a slimmer waist. This balconette style one piece with a gathering effect is perfect for covering up any tricky parts.

Inverted Triangle:

The inverted Triangle shape is larger on your top half than your bottom, with wider shoulders than hips. Try to avoid halter necks and opt for more flattering square cut neckline.  If you are looking for a one piece choose something which will support the bust.

Suitable Swimwear – Swimsuits for your Body Shape

This gingham print swimsuit in an underwired balconette style is ideal for this body shape whilst embracing one of this season’s hottest trends.


The hourglass is the traditional voluptuous shape, with a bigger bust, narrow waist and smaller hips. This halterneck bikini is a fantastic choice for this shape, offering support and enhancing the cleavage, whilst the wider straps provide an element of comfort.


This shape means you have narrow hips and a small bust. Try a triangle top with a low neckline to accentuate the cleavage.

If you feel like trying something new go for this summer essential with pretty frills on a bandeau style top. This bikini is perfect to show off your shape!

Frances Mullaney

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