What Style of Bikini Bottom is Right for Me?

Whether summer is just around the corner or you’re planning to jet off to tropical shores, it’s likely you’ll find yourself beach bound this season, feeling the warmth of the sun on your bare skin and waves gently lapping at your ankles as you stroll along the sand. 

If there’s one way to prepare yourself for warmer days ahead, it’s by hitting refresh on your bikini collection and adding a new favourite into the mix. However, with hundreds of styles, fabrics, cuts and colours to choose from, this can sometimes be easier said than done.

If you’re looking to try out a new look or find the perfect style to suit you, keep reading. We’ve put together a guide on the most popular bikini bottom styles along with tips on how to find the right pair this season.

Tie side

The tie side bikini is a favourite among beach goers across the globe. With its adjustable sides, flattering finish and range of styles, it’s easy to understand why. The tie up sides mean it can be tied tighter or looser and made to sit higher or lower on your hips, giving the most perfect fit every time. 

You’ll find this style in simplistic monochrome colours that can be paired with your favourite bikini top or in gorgeous bright prints, adorned with metal hardware on the strings to give a luxurious bohemian inspired finish. 

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High waisted

For a little more coverage and support, a pair of high waisted bikini bottoms are the way to go. From fuller, brief style bottoms to 80s inspired high cuts that elongate your legs, experiment with silhouettes to find a pair that you feel most comfortable in. Textured fabrics and panelling give a high quality feel and flattering finish. 

Lean into a vintage-esq look and pair high waisted bikini bottoms with an underwired balconette style top or opt for a contemporary combination with a strapless bandeau top in a matching colour scheme or coordinating shade.

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Ruched style bikini bottoms feature an adjustable front and back that can be gathered to give the amount of coverage that’s right for you. The thicker, seamless sides are both comfortable and flattering and can be worn high or low on your hips. 

This style pairs perfectly with bandeau or triangle tie up bikini tops. Keep the colours and prints the same across the top and bottoms for a gorgeous, cohesive finish.

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A Brazilian style bikini features a cheeky bottom, sits low on your hips and has overall slightly less coverage. This classic cut is a go to if you’re looking for a simple but flattering silhouette for when you hit the sand. 

Invest in a pair in a staple hue and high quality fabric to see you through seasons to come. 

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Whether you’re opting for a classic style that will withstand trends, leaning into a vintage inspired look or stepping out in a high cut ensemble, our guide to finding the perfect bikini bottoms has you covered. From tie side and high waisted to ruched and Brazilian, explore the endless range of styles and find your ideal fit. 


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