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How To Choose a Bikini for Your Pear Shaped Body

How to choose a bikini for your pear shaped body

No matter what body type you have, large, petite, round or slim there are so many options to help ensure that you find the perfect swimsuit to highlight your assets and flatter your unique figure! The very first step you need to take when deciding which bikini is the best fit for you, is to know exactly what body type you have or are most similar to. Check out our How To Choose A Bikini For Your Body Shape guide to help you decide! Once this step is done you’ve decided that you have a pear figure then you’ve come to the right place! In this expert guide we will cover everything you need to know about how to make the most of your stunning pear shaped figure.

What Is the Pear Body Type?

The Pear shaped body is also commonly known as the ‘Triangle Shaped Body’. Why you may ask? Well most pear body figures tend to have wider hips with narrow shoulders and a smaller bust. Typical features of a pear shaped women are: 

  • Smaller around the bust area 
  • Wider around the waistline, hips and upper thighs
  • Narrow shoulders 
  • A curve through their torso due to their wider hips and narrow top half.

How To Choose a Bikini for a Pear Shaped Body?

Finding the right swimwear to flatter your body shape is easier than you think! The trick is to know how to balance out your body’s proportions! Women with a Pear shaped figure tend to be broader through the lower body and narrower through the upper body. This being said to balance out your figure you’re looking to add shape and dimension to the upper half of the body whilst drawing attention away from the hips. It all comes down to knowing which swimwear will help you achieve this and which ones won’t..

Swimsuit Coverage Guide

Best Bikini Types for Pear-Shaped Women

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One-Piece Swimsuit

Due to a pear shaped body being narrow through the top and wider through the waist it can be hard to find a one piece that fits your body perfectly. More often than not you could find yourself experiencing one piece swimsuits being too tight or too loose up top. This being said, there are a great variety of styles when it comes to one piece swimsuits and it just comes down to trial and error. Look for suits that have more coverage down below and plenty of eye-catching details up top! Remember we are trying to draw the eyes up.

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Bikini Tops

More often than not Pear types will commonly have smaller breasts, this means that it’s time to get creative and have some fun! Go bold and try all different types of styles. Play around with padded bikini tops, bright colours, bold patterns and a variety of different necklines. You’re ultimately looking for tops that will only add to your bust's natural curves. Don’t be scared to try out different textures to help add volume up top! Strapless bikini tops are ideal for a pear body shape, they’re stylish, classy and super flattering for a pear shape.

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Bikini Bottoms

When it comes to choosing bikini bottoms you are looking to find a style that will narrow your hips, lengthen your thighs and add to your body's natural curve. With all of this in mind high waisted bikini bottoms are the perfect bottom for you. Not only do they have all the coverage you need however, they are also super flattering and tick all the right boxes a pear shape needs to balance out your body's figure. However, if you're not one for bikini bottoms and prefer the look of boardshorts, not a problem. Take your time choosing a pair that has a great fit and more of a feminine cut. Steer clear of boy shorts as they can be unflattering for shapes with wider hips. Another option is to pair your swimsuit with a sarong for a more stylish approach to coverage.

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Bikini Types To Avoid When You Are Pear Body Shaped

Due to a pear shape having a wider hips and waist it is important to stay away from styles that only add to this. Bottoms with side ties, ruffling or horizontal waistbands are definitely ones you’d want to stay away from. 

Planning to test your new bikini out in the lineup? You’ll need to be sure it’s a surf-friendly design! Check out our How to choose a Surf Bikini guide to answer all of your questions!  

The most important thing to remember when it comes to wearing your new bikini is that when you feel good you look good! You are your greatest asset. So wear your new suit with confidence and a smile and everything will look amazing!

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