With what may feel like hundreds of styles of bikini bottoms on the market, finding the right cut, fabric and fit to make you feel confident, look incredible and suit all your summer plans can seem like an impossible task.
From cheeky Brazilian finishes to fuller coverage bottoms, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular bikini bottom styles in one comprehensive guide to help you find the ideal new addition to your swimwear collection.
Classic Bikini Bottom
Offering a medium coverage and available in an endless array of colours and fabrics, we all likely have a classic bikini bottom in our swimwear collection. Sitting mid to higher on your hips, often with thicker sides, this simple yet stylish piece is comfortable, easy to wear and pairs well with almost every bikini top style.
Tie Side Bikini Bottom
Drawing on similarities to the classic bikini bottom in terms of wearability and versatility, the tie side bikini bottom features two ties on either hip and is available in a range of different coverages, from cheeky to more modest. The tie features mean you can adjust this style, giving a flattering and comfortable fit on every figure. Opt for a minimalistic look with thin ties, or make a statement with thicker ties and a bigger bow.
Low Rise Bikini Bottom
If you’re looking to add some definition to your figure, you can’t go past a low rise bikini bottom. Look for thick side straps that hug your hips and experiment with different coverages to find your dream fit. A low rise bikini bottom will see you seamlessly transition from the surf to the sand, while oozing confidence and style.
High Waisted Bikini Bottom
Flattering on every figure and ideal for any summer activity, whether it’s relaxing under the shade of an umbrella on a white sandy beach or getting your adrenaline fix out on the ocean, the high waisted bikini bottom is a must have. With a waist band that finishes just below your belly button and a fuller coverage back, you’ll feel supported and confident all day long.
This style pairs gorgeously with a bandeau or underwired bikini top and all over prints give the most flattering finish.
Similar to the high waisted bikini bottom, the beach short offers modest coverage and maximum comfort with a high waist and boyleg silhouette, ready to any beachside activity. For long days spent in the sun, pair a beach short with a long sleeved rash vest to keep you protected from the harsh rays. Alternatively, this style of bikini bottom looks stunning with almost any style of bikini top in a complementary shade or coordinating print.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of bikini bottom styles available, follow our handy guide to choose your perfect pair. From classic, tie side and low rise to high waisted and beach short, try different silhouettes to find the one your feel most comfortable in and we can guarantee you’ll love them all summer long.