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The Right Bikini Top for Your Body Type

Selecting the right bikini top for your body type is the easiest way to love the how you look on the beach this summer.  It can be challenging to marry up our ideas of what we like and what looks good on us.  There is nothing worse than falling in love with a bikini top online or on the rack, and then hating it as soon as you see it on.  Loving it on the rack is only half the battle.  If it is not the right cut for your body type, it won’t matter if it is your favorite color; you won’t like what you see in the mirror.

Larger on Top

Bikini Top for Your Body Type

If you are larger on top, selecting the right bikini for your body type can be challenging for a couple different reason.  Coverage and support are the two areas where a lot of bikini tops fail.  It is important to have enough coverage to feel comfortable, but take care not to look too top heavy with fuller cuts.  Underwire bikini tops, which are great for support, are also becoming very popular.  Accentuating your neckline will help lengthen it and balance out your appearance, too.  suggestion: Try a dark, solid colored sweetheart top with a brightly colored or printed bottom.

Smaller on Top

Bikini Top for Your Body Type

If you are small to average on top, you finding the right bikini top for your body type is a little bit easier.  Butterfly tops are a nice alternative to the classic triangle cut tops.  Some butterfly tops can be tied two different ways to give you a little flexibility.  Tie the strings around the neck and back for a regular look, or tie both strings around the back for a strapless look.  It’s like getting two tops in one.  Other tops to try are strapless bandeaus, triangle cut and sporty racer back bikini tops.  Suggestion: Mix and match playful prints and colors to create an attention grabbing bikini.