Fit Series – Hip Flattering

Hips, booty, derrière – Our customers often have concerns about their lower halves, but I assure you ladies that your curves and swerves are fantastically feminine! The right swimsuit will have you believing. I get asked all the time from my customers about how they can flatter their hips, so now I am ready to share my secrets with everyone.

If you’re looking to mix and match your swimwear, roll top bottoms are some of our best-sellers, and there is a good reason for that. These super soft bikini bottoms have a fold over waistband which won’t dig into your sides because the fabric gently folds over and creates a soft edge against your body. Some are adjustable as well, so you can fold the top down at your most flattering point. Another customer favourite is the twist V-front bottoms. The angled shape visually elongates your body for a long and lean look.


Contrary to what some people may think, higher cut leg lines are usually more flattering for wider hips as they make legs look longer. Retro cut bottoms, girl leg styles, and boyshorts can visually shorten your thigh at an awkward spot and actually make you look wider. Another nice option for bottoms are loop tie sides. These adjustable bottoms give you control on the fit with flattering thicker ties (avoid stringy side ties if you want to slim your hips).


Solid, darker bottoms will minimize a bum and hips, especially when paired with a printed bikini or tankini top which draws the eye up, bringing the attention to your neckline. You can also get this effect from a one piece with a solid bottom half and patterned upper half. For on top, bandeaus with a straight neckline are great to help broaden your chest and balance your figure. Bustier and push up styles work wonders as well.


Just like when we spoke about minimizing tummies, ruching placed in the right spots really helps cover any bumps. Look for bottoms with ruched sides or gathered seams. If you prefer more coverage, swimdresses and skirted bottoms are great for hippy gals. Look for streamlined styles without too much extra volume on the bottom.


For additional coverage, boardshorts with stretch material are an excellent choice for hitting the waves. Some cover ups, like the Body Glove Blossom Skirt, can be worn in the water as well. High-low hemlines show off your legs while giving coverage from behind and you can’t go wrong with a classic sarong.


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