The 20 best bikinis for hourglass bodies

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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