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Best Bikini for Apple Shape

Hello, Gorgeous! Are you searching for the best bikini for apple shape? You're in luck! 

We've been experts in designer swimwear since 2004, and we know a thing or two about finding the perfect fit for your body type. 

 In today’s guide, we’ll help you learn more about your body, find the ideal bikini top and bottom for your figure, and much more! 

Let's dive right in:

What this article covers:

The Characteristics of an Apple Body Shape

Firstly, let's clarify what an apple body shape is. An apple-shaped body is one of the most common body types, and understanding its nuances can help you make informed choices when shopping for swimwear. 

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So, how do you know if you have this body type? Here are some key indicators:

Physical Traits Of An Apple Body Shape

  1. Broader Shoulders: One of the defining characteristics of an apple body shape is broader shoulders. They are often wider than the hips.
  2. Fuller Bust: Apple-shaped women usually have a fuller bust. This can be both an asset and a challenge when choosing swimwear, as you'll need adequate support.
  3. Similar Bust, Hips, and Waist Measurements: women with an apple body shape typically have a similar circumference for their bust, hips, and waist, resulting in a fuller midsection.
  4. Narrower Hips: Your hips are generally narrower than your bust and shoulders.
  5. Slimmer Arms and Legs: Many apple-shaped women have slimmer legs and arms, which can be highlighted as an asset with the right bikini.

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How To Confirm Your Body Shape

You can quickly use any of these two methods to determine if you have an apple-shaped figure:

  1. Mirror Test: Stand in front of a mirror in your underwear and observe your silhouette. If your upper body is noticeably broader than your lower body, you likely fall into the apple-shape category.
  2. Measurement Test: Use a tape measure to check the size of your bust, waist, and hips. If the measurements are similar and your hips and your waist are less defined, these are strong indicators.

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How to Choose a Bikini That Complements an Apple Body Type

In our experience, selecting the ideal women’s bikini sets for an apple-shaped figure is simpler than you might think. The trick is to opt for styles that offer ample support and highlight your best features.

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That said, let’s get a bit more in-depth.

Bikini Tops

When it comes to bikini tops, not all styles are created equal, especially for apple-shaped bodies. The right bikini top can make all the difference in how you look and feel on the beach. 

Here's what you need to know:

Types Of Bikini Tops We Recommend:

  1. Underwire Bikini Tops: The underwire bikini top is ideal for apple-shaped women with a fuller bust. The underwire provides the necessary support and lift, ensuring you're comfortable all day long. For example, our Nuria Ferrer or Maryan Mehlhorn collections offer underwire tops that come in various patterns and colours, allowing you to mix and match.
  2. Halter Styles: halter bikini tops are another excellent choice. They offer good bust support and have the added benefit of drawing attention towards the face and away from the midsection. Gottex, Jets and Watercult have some stunning halter designs that feature unique prints and embellishments.
  3. Tankini Tops: If you're looking for a bit more coverage, a tankini top can be a great option. It covers the midsection while still giving you the feel of a two-piece.

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Features To Look For:

  1. Ruching and Draping: Our research indicates that these design elements are not just for show; they serve a purpose. Ruching can camouflage problem areas while draping can create a more elongated look.
  2. Adjustable StrapsAlways opt for bikini tops with adjustable straps. Based on our observations, this allows you to customize the fit according to your comfort and support needs. We offer a selection of underwired bikinis to fit your needs. 
  3. Wide Shoulder Straps: Wider straps offer additional support and can also help draw attention away from the shoulders.

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Bikini Bottoms

When it comes to swimwear, choosing the right bikini bottoms is just as crucial as selecting the perfect top, especially for apple-shaped figures. The right style can enhance your natural curves, offer comfort, and boost your confidence. 

Here's the scoop:

Types Of Bikini Bottoms We Recommend:

  1. High-Waisted Bottoms: These are a must-have for apple-shaped bodies. High-waisted styles offer more coverage for the tummy area and create a more balanced silhouette.
  2. Fold Over Bottoms: If you're looking for something a bit more playful, Fold over bottoms can be a great choice. They offer classic coverage but with an added flirty touch.
  3. Tie Side Bottoms: These offer an elegant look while adding emphasis to narrow hips. They're especially good for shifting focus to those stunning legs.

Pro tip: Feel free to mix and match different tops and bottoms to create your unique look. For instance, a high-waisted bottom from our Tummy Control Swimwear can pair beautifully with a halter top from another range.

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Features To Look For:

  1. Adjustable Sides: Some high-waisted bottoms come with adjustable side ties, allowing you to customize the fit and coverage level.
  2. High-Cut Leg: Bikini bottoms with a high-cut leg can elongate the appearance of your legs and divert attention from a fuller midsection, offering a more balanced look while showing off your legs.

Bikini Styles to Avoid for Apple Body Shape

We found that a string bikini or a bandeau bikini might not be the most flattering choice for apple-shaped bodies. 

These styles often lack the necessary support and can make your upper body appear disproportionate. Instead, focus on styles that offer both support and coverage.

Expert Tips

  1. Accentuate the Positive: Apple-shaped bodies often have great legs and arms. Use this to your advantage when selecting bikini styles.
  2. Seek Support: Given the fuller bust, always look for swimwear that offers excellent support. Underwired and padded options are often good choices.
  3. Balance It Out: Since apple shapes are top-focused, aim for styles that bring a visual balance. For instance, go for darker shades on the top and lighter or patterned bottoms.


So, there you have it—our expert guide to finding the best bikini for an apple-shaped body. Remember to look for tops with underwire support and bottoms with a high waist, tie sides or fold over detailing for confidence-boosting coverage.  

We've been helping women feel fabulous in their swimwear for nearly two decades. That’s why our range of bikinis is perfect for apple-shaped figures.

Visit Simply Beach today and discover the right swimwear for you! 

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