Bikinis Buying Guide

If summer is around the corner, you need to update your beachwear wardrobe! Although style is your main criterion when buying bikinis, it’s always good to know certain tips so that you don’t end up buying something you’ll never wear.  


Suit your shape - whether you have an hourglass or a rectangular figure, you need to pick the right type of bikini that will flatter you the most


  • A pencil thin figure will love a triangular top as it would look too skimpy on a curvaceous figure.
  • A strapless top or a bandeau top best goes with those with narrow shoulders.
  • If you have broad shoulders, then a tankini top or a front tie bikini top will hide them while halter tops would make your shoulders look broader.
  • If you have a heavy bust, then stay away from big prints that accentuate the front. If you do not fall under this category, then flaunt your figure with bandeau bikinis and string bikinis. 


  • Go for a string bottom, g-string bottom or triangular bottom only if you feel comfortable in them.
  • Styles that cover up are underwear bottoms, boy shorts and knickers. 
  • Does your figure lack curves? In that case, create an illusion of having them! Get bikinis with detailing at the bottom such as ruffles and bows.  
  • If you are short, don’t go for bikinis with boy shorts or skirts. Try deep cuts high up the thigh. Your legs will appear taller. 

Other Helpful Suggestions

  • Look for features such as underwiring, adjustable straps and padded bikini tops. Sporty bikinis are for athletic ones who play volleyball at the beach. They offer plenty of cover up and are extremely comfortable. 
  • Bikini season is an ordeal for women on the heavier side. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Go for darker colours and then cover up with a flirty sarong around the hips!  Consider alternatives such as a one-piece swimsuit. Even they can be as interesting as a two-piece swimsuit. Try one with cut out sides or a deeper neck.  

Quick Picks

Quick Picks

Rita Spots and Stripes Halter Bikini :

This splendid black and white bikini has a plunge front neckline.  

Sunseeker - Sliding Halter Bikini Set :

 The triangular cups have removable pads for comfort.   

Goldfish Estelle Tankini :

This well fitting, comfy tankini is stylish too!  

Quick Picks

Ruffle Bikini Top and Lace up Side Boy Shorts :

This cute white bikini with ruffles has black bow details!  

Melon Stripe - Tie Front Halter Bikini Top :

This gorgeous bikini has front, back and neck ties. 

Gideon Oberson Action Bikini :

This lime green triangular bikini is sure to draw attention!  

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