How to Choose The Best Swimsuit Bottom For Your Body Type

Whether you are looking to give it a boost, keep it covered, or bare a little cheek… whatever you do, you deserve to look and feel your best! With this guide to swimsuit bottoms, it’s easy to find a bikini bottom that flatters your assets, whether you're taking a stroll on the beach or toting a kiddo on your hip. We’ll walk you through seven bikini bottom styles you need to know to get the look you crave.

Types of Bikini Bottom Styles and Their Coverage

Cheeky Coverage: Tie Side Bikini Bottoms

Side Tie Bikini Bottoms give you freedom and flexibility to customize your fit and perfectly tailor the swimsuit bottom to your shape. Adjust the side ties to flawlessly hug your hips, tying the strings into sweet bows on either hip. This style is a bikini classic, excellent for those who want superior fit, less coverage, and a little lift.

Island Goddess Side-Tie Hipster Bikini Bottom


Low to Moderate Coverage: Hipster Bikini Bottoms

As you can guess from the name, hipster bikini bottoms hit right at your hips. This style hugs curves, smooths hips, and shows off your full stomach. It's the perfect swimsuit bottom style for anyone who wants to elongate the appearance of their torso and balance ample hips. Sitting lower, but not as low as California cut bottoms, hipster bikini bottoms make your midsection appear longer and leaner. So, go ahead. Give your hips a hug! 

Island Goddess Solid Hipster Bottom


Moderate Coverage: Side Shirred Hipster Bottom

Like shirred band bottoms, side shirred hipster bottoms use ruching to flatter the hips and fight "muffin-tops." The shirring is only on the sides, however, and hits right at the hip bones. The thicker waistband makes this style perfect for anyone who desires added coverage and a no-fuss, hip-enhancing fit. 

Pin Stripes Side Shirred Hipster Bottom


Moderate Coverage: Shirred Band Hipster Bottom

A shirred band hipster bottom flatters top-heavy hips and derrieres. A thicker waistband combats any pinching or "muffin-topping," while the fold-over design smooths the hips and lower stomach. This bikini bottom style offers moderate to full coverage in the back, perfect for the woman who wants a flattering look whether she's playing beach volleyball or enjoying a poolside brunch! 

Garden Social Shirred Band Hipster Bikini Bottom


Island Goddess Wide Shirred Band Hipster


Moderate to Full Coverage: Mid-Rise Bikini Bottom

Island Goddess Mid-Waist Pant


Full Coverage: High Waisted & Ultra High Waisted Bikini Bottoms

Do you have shapely hourglass curves? The high waisted swimsuit bottom is effortlessly elegant and universally flattering. These bottoms hit high on the waist, offering increased coverage and smoothing out the tummy. Inspired by the golden age of Hollywood, the high-waisted bikini bottom is sleek and comfortable.

Island Goddess Side Slit High-Waisted Bikini Bottom


Full Coverage: Skirted Swim Bottoms

Swim skirts are charmingly feminine. The skirt provides full coverage while remaining playful and stylish. Skirted bottoms are a wonderful choice for women who want more coverage, flirty elegance, and the freedom to move exactly how they want. And there are so many swim skirt styles to choose from! Shop skirts with ruffles, adjustable drawstrings, a slit up the leg, ruching, and more!

Island Goddess Ruffle Skirted Hipster Bottom


Full Coverage Modest Swim Bottom: Board Shorts

If you're looking for the ultimate level of coverage because you are looking for modest swimwear or something that can handle a little more activity levels, then women's board shorts are a great option.

All Aboard 5" Board Short


Choose Your Best Swim Bottom

When you’re shopping for the perfect bikini bottom, there’s one main thing to look for: the fit that makes you feel absolutely gorgeous. There’s no substitute for confidence! Discover La Blanca swimsuit bottoms that make you feel bold and ready for a sizzling summer.