This way to shop 20 ultra-chic bikinis for hourglass figures...
Bikinis for hourglass figures can be hard to find, and with swimwear season fast approaching, and the prospect of slipping into a two piece a little daunting, we’ve made your search that little bit easier and rounded-up the 20 best styles to shop right now.
If you’re bust and hips are nicely proportioned, and you tend to have a smaller mid-section, chances are you’re a classic hourglass. And the good news? Your shape is perfect for bikinis. Here’s why.
SS15’s hottest swimwear trend, the high waist bikini, is big news for summer and oh-so-perfect for hourglass shapes as it draws the eye to your slimmest area – your waist.
And although swimsuits may seem like a natural option for covering up, the bikini really is the way to go.
To show off a flat stomach, go for a classic brief. Stick to a high cut shape as this will lengthen the leg and create a thigh slimming illusion. Alternatively, a high-waist brief is ideal for covering-up your tummy, and drawing the eye to the waist.
Colour wise, pretty much anything goes. Think navy, black, red, prints – there are plenty of options to play with. Just be sure to avoid mix and match bikinis, stick to matching sets as this will keep your shape in proportion.
Those feeling bold will want to experiment with cut out detailing on the top (Try & Other Stories), and for those with a bigger bust, go for anything with underwiring, adjustable straps or a halter neck, as this will further accentuate your curves.
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High waist, block colour and bandeau – this shape is ideal for maximising your curves. Plus, the bandeau top comes with adjustable straps, perfect for those with a bigger bust looking for extra support.
A fash-pack favourite, Marysia is the coolest bikini brand on the swimwear map, and we think this playful printed style is a great choice.
Bikinis for hourglass shapes don’t need to be boring. This oh-so-cool style from & Other Stories has a high leg, a halter strap, plus, a cool cut out wrap-bikini top.
The classic bikini shape will always be a favourite, not only for it’s figure flattering potential but because it’s just so comfy, and will be your go-to for years to come.
Stripes can be flattering, and this halter-style from Topshop proves it.
This bra-top-style bikini, complete with high leg briefs will look super-chic when teamed with a classic white kaftan and tan flat sandals.