If you’re pear shaped, shopping for swimwear can be a real struggle. Swimsuits are often too tight on the bottom half if they fit you on the top, and bikinis sometimes make you look more bottom heavy. But after spending the past 12 years shopping for women of all shapes and sizes, I know exactly which bikinis and swimsuits will flatter a pear shape beautifully!
This post shares:
9 tips to help you shop for swimwear that fits and flatter a pear shape
And it shares 10 bikinis and swimsuits that will fit and flatter a pear shape so you stop feeling self conscious about your hips and thighs, and enjoy being at the beach!
HOW TO BUY SWIMWEAR THAT LOOKS GOOD ON A PEAR SHAPE
Shopping for swimwear as a pear shape shouldn't be depressing, there are lots of elements and styles that look great on a pear shape and once you know what they are, you'll find swimwear shopping much more successful!
OPT FOR HIGH RISE STYLES
Despite what you might think, a high-waist bikini bottom can be really flattering, especially if you have a great waist (which you do!) as the high waistline will draw highlight and draw attention to your waist (and away from your bottom half). I recommend choosing a style with a high leg as well as a high waist (like these) as this will narrow you across your hips and bottom. It will also make your legs look longer...so win, win!
SHOP FOR SEPARATES SO YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH
Separates that mix and match give you the ability to buy 2 different sizes - one for the bikini bottom, and a smaller size for the top. They also give you the freedom to play around with prints and colours. Wearing a darker shade on your bottom half and a lighter, brighter shade on the top will help to balance your frame.
USE PRINT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE!
Print can minimize (vertical strips and small prints) and emphasize (horizontal strips and bold prints), so if you can find the right combination like this swimsuit, you can narrow your hips AND broaden your torso to create a much more balanced frame.
CHOOSE STYLES THAT HAVE RUFFLES ON THE TOP HALF
Ruffles are such a great way to add volume and interest to your top half, to draw the eye up and away from your bottom half, and broaden your torso to balance your hips.
GO FOR WIDE STRAPS NOT THIN STRAPS
Narrow straps always make narrow shoulders look narrower, and this will make your hips look wider. By choosing bikinis or swimsuits with wide straps you'll be bale to balance your hips and look less bottom heavy.
the most flattering swimwear for pear shapes in 2020
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