We owe the existence of the bikini to a engineer who made the two-piece swimsuit the go-to swimwear of choice for more than 70 years. And although for several seasons the swimsuit has been gaining ground, he is still the king of beaches and pools for those who want to look fit and get a full tan.
The crochet bikini has changed and evolved over the years. Fashion has greatly influenced its shapes, fabrics and prints. Thanks to its constant evolution, today we have bikinis of all kinds so that women with different silhouettes, styles and tastes can wear them.
Halter, bandeau or triangle, are some of the designs found in swim tops, and with normal, Brazilian, thong, culotte and retro bottoms, for the lower part. Swimwear fashion is redefined every season, but do you know which is the one that best suits the shape of your body?
What bikini to choose if you have a round silhouette?
Curvy and voluptuous women both in the upper part and in the hips, with a generous neckline and a waist with little definition. They should look for a swimsuit that emphasizes the cleavage, defines the waist and draws attention away from their abdomen.
Part of the upper part, the best are the balconette type, to enhance your bust. Use underwires and styles with good support, color is also key. Avoid the most flashy and opt for smooth options. For the lower part, the best are high-waisted and wide panties that allow defining the waist. Take advantage of the fact that these types of retro bikinis are worn more than ever.
What bikini to choose if you have a rectangular silhouette?
«It is characterized by having aligned shoulders and hips, and a poorly defined waist. This type of body needs to highlight the curves more. For this, the best option is the top in the shape of a triangle and the panties with side ties. The triangle top makes the chest more pronounced, while the ties on the panties make the shape of the hips more pronounced. In this way, we create a more flattering curvaceous effect.”
This style of bikini is perfect for practicing the quintessential water sport, surfing. Being a sport that requires a lot of movement and flexibility, bikinis with ties are perfect to fit the body and not move, while practicing extreme exercise. Once the surf session is over, it is best to change the panties for very loose shorts.
What bikini to choose if you have an hourglass silhouette?
Women with an hourglass or X-type silhouette have aligned shoulders and hips and a slim waist. It is one of the figures that allow you to wear and show off any type of bikini.
For the upper part, you can bet on any type of top, depending on your chest you can look for pushups or others with better support. For the bottom of the bikini, you can afford thongs, Brazilians, knotted briefs.
What bikini to choose if you have a triangle silhouette?
«If you have more hips than chest, we have the opposite case to the previous one. To balance it out, the best bet is the bandeau-style top to pronounce the upper part and the normal panties to hide the hips and round out the butt”, they explain to us from the sports brand.
This type of bikini is perfect for practicing calmer sports, but not for that reason, less demanding, as is the case of paddle surfing. Being an activity on the water, exposure to the sun is direct, so the bandeau top will avoid unnecessary bikini marks on the skin if we unbutton the neck, so we can enjoy this magnificent sport for hours.
What bikini to choose if you have an inverted triangle silhouette?
Silhouettes marked by a wide back and narrow hips find their solution in halter tops and culottes, like crochet bikini. The halter cut is perfect for concealing the shoulders and chest, and the culottes serve to make the hips and butt more pronounced, achieving a balanced optical effect of the body”, they assure from Sprinter.