What Swimwear Suits My Shape?


When it comes to swimwear, you want to make sure the styles you choose are flattering and make you feel like your best, most confident self! When exploring the best swimwear styles for different body types, it’s all about finding swimwear that makes you feel beautiful, supported and totally flawless when you’re strutting your stuff around the pool. Knowing what bikini styles best suit your shape makes swimwear shopping so much easier! 

We believe that swimwear should fit like lingerie, offering all the support you need! So, with holiday season on the horizon, it’s time to explore the different swimwear types to suit your individual body shape to make sure you’re looking and feeling absolutely fire this summer. 


Pear shapes tend to have delicate, narrow shoulders, a slim waist and curves around the hips and bum – think Beyonce, J-Lo and Rhianna!

Pear Shape Body Type

If you’re looking for the best swimwear for pear shapes, then we have got you covered. 

When it comes to the best bikini for pear shapes, you want to be on the hunt for mix and match styles. We’d recommend pairing plain-coloured bottoms with a bright or patterned bikini top. This will help to visually create a balance between your smaller top half and wider bottom half. Trust us – colour blocking will never go out of style!

Sicily Bikini

Another great option is to go for high-cut legs, as they are oh-so flattering for pear shapes, helping to elongate the figure. This will create the illusion that you’ve got legs for days, making you look taller whilst accentuating your beaut curves! The Sicily strappy high-leg bikini briefs are perfect for pear shaped ladies. 

Finally, we recommend you pear shaped gals opt for halter neck bikini tops. Not only are they so stylish, but they will help to draw the attention to your top half and accentuate your slim waist!


Apple shaped gals tend to have slender hips and shoulders with curvier midriffs and a fuller bust! 

Apple Body Shape

When it comes to finding the best swimwear for apple shapes, it’s super important to find something that offers support for a larger bust, whether that’s an underwired bikini top, or a swimsuit with slightly thicker straps like the beaut Kasos trim wired plunge swimsuit.

Swimwear for Apple Shapes

For the most flattering swimwear look, you want to try and create an illusion. Opting for a ruched swimsuit like the Galle gingham ruched swimsuit is a fab option, as it will create the illusion of a slim waist. 

If you’re looking for a bikini, then high-waisted bikini bottoms are a must! Team with a supportive halter neck bikini top to lift and support your bust whilst elongating your torso!


Gals with an athletic figure, or ‘straight up and down’ body type typically have a leaner, straight silhouette and a smaller bust, with little difference in size between the shoulders, waist and hips. Celebs with an athletic figure include the gorge Zendaya, Jennifer Aniston and Kendall Jenner.

Athletic Figure 

If you’re looking for some beaut swimwear for an athletic figure, you’ve got plenty of options! 

Having a smaller bust means a super supportive style isn’t required, so you can play around with loads of different styles, colours, patterns and embellishments! A bandeau or crop top bikini top like the beaut Saba heart bandeau bikini top is ideal! 

Swimwear for Athletic Figures

If a swimsuit is more your vibe, then take advantage of needing less support with a daring deep V neckline like the amaaaazing Prague zebra swimsuit – it’s flattering, animal print and super sexy - what’s not to love?!

If you wanna enhance your curves and create the illusion of a waist, then you can add volume to your bust and hips with bright colours, bold prints, ruching and frills – the Haiti ruched strapless swimsuit is a firm fave here at Boux! 

Alternatively, a swimsuit with asymmetric shaping or cutout sides is the perf way to create some curves! 


A feminine hourglass figure is balanced, yet curvy, with a full bust, round hips and a sinched waist – think Sydney Sweeney and Kim K!

Hourglass Figures

If you’re looking for the perf swimwear for hourglass body types, you’re going to want to embrace the classics – the beaut Kuta heart balconette bikini set is ideal. 

Swimwear for Hourglass Figures

When choosing a bikini top, it’s important to opt for a supportive style, so look for tops with underwiring or wider straps, like the Full support padded leopard print bikini top. With double-band adjustable straps, underwiring and a lil’ extra padding, this bikini top is super supportive!

Finally, if you’ve been blessed with height, then high-waisted bikini bottoms are perf for you. Simply pair with a bikini top with a sweetheart neckline and you will create a real ‘bombshell’ silhouette!


The inverted triangle – or ‘carrot’ – body shape typically has wide shoulders, a full bust and narrow hips, so it’s important to balance your shape with your swimwear choice.

Carrot Body Shape

You should try to avoid thin straps on your top half, as they can make broad shoulders look wider. Instead, opt for thicker straps – a halter neck style with wider straps will be your BFF. The Ibiza halter neck bikini top is the ideal choice. 

Swimwear for Inverted Triangle Body Shapes

You should try and avoid wearing any bold patterns or colours on your top half, as this can draw attention to your widest part. Instead, opt for funky bikini bottoms like the Fiji frill gingham Brazilian bikini briefs to create the illusion of a more balanced frame. 

From the curvy hourglass to straight up and down – every body type is soooo beautiful and dressing for your individual shape will make sure you feel like your best, most confident self!

We’d love to see the swimwear you opt for, so don’t forget to tag us in your holiday pics on Insta using #MyBoux!

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