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Best Bikini for Pear Shape

So you’re wondering about the best bikini for pear shape. Not to worry. We’re here to help. In our experience, finding the right bikini can be a game-changer for your confidence and comfort.

From high-waisted styles to the ideal type of straps, we'll guide you through the maze of swimwear options, focusing on what works best for the pear-shaped goddess in you.

What are you waiting for? Jump in! 

What this article covers:

The Characteristics of a Pear Body Shape

Understanding your body shape is the first step in finding swimwear that makes you feel on top of the world. 

So, what exactly defines a pear body shape? In simple terms, if your hips are wider than your bust and you have a well-defined waist that's narrower than both, you're a pear-shaped beauty.

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But let's get practical. To accurately determine if you have a pear body shape, you'll need a measuring tape. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Measure Your Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest. Make sure the tape is parallel to the ground and not too tight.
  2. Measure Your Waist: Measure around the smallest part of your natural waistline, usually just above the belly button.
  3. Measure Your Hips: Stand with your feet together and measure around the widest part of your hips and bottom.
  4. Compare Measurements: If your hip measurement is larger than your bust, and your waist is narrower than both, you're a pear shape.

With a pear shape, it is often best to aim at balancing these proportions. For example, you might opt for a padded or push-up top to enhance your bust, paired with high-waisted bottoms to accentuate that lovely waist of yours.

How to Choose a Bikini That Suits a Pear Body Type

Choosing the right bikini for a pear body type is all about balance and proportion. We recommend focusing on styles that accentuate your assets while providing the support you need. 

Here are 5 styles to compliment your body.

1. Pick High-Waisted Styles

High-waisted bikini bottoms are more than just a fashion statement; they're a strategic choice for pear-shaped bodies. Why? Because they cinch in at the smallest part of your waist, creating an hourglass silhouette that balances out wider hips. 

In our experience, high-waisted styles also offer the added benefit of tummy control, making them a choice to consider when looking for a tummy control bikini.

This particular style not only accentuates the waist but also comes in various brands, colours and patterns, allowing you to express your personal style.

But what if you have long legs? Stretch out those long legs and own the shoreline in our best swimwear for tall ladies—crafted to celebrate your height and flatter your figure!

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2. Cover Less Of The Bottom

Contrary to popular belief, more fabric doesn't always mean more flattering. 

Skimpy styles can elongate your legs and make your hips appear narrower. The trick is to opt for cuts that offer just enough coverage to make you feel comfortable while still showing some skin.

Boost your beach confidence with our best bikini bottoms for wide hips—designed to accentuate your best features while you make waves in style!

And if you feel like covering up, you can always throw on a beach kimono!

3. Choose Interchangeable Tops & Bottoms

The beauty of interchangeable swimwear is the freedom it gives you to customise your beach look. You can pair a bold, patterned top with a solid-coloured bottom or vice versa. 

This flexibility is especially useful for pear-shaped bodies, as you can choose a top and bottom that flatter your individual proportions—we have plenty of high-quality bikinis for women from which to choose.

And as we know, age is just a number, but style is timeless with our best bikinis for older ladies. Because elegance never fades!

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4. Find A Style That Ties At The Back

Adjustability is key when it comes to swimwear. Ties at the back of the neck allow you to adjust the fit according to your body's unique shape, ensuring that the swimsuit stays in place without digging into your skin. 

This feature is not only trendy but also allows for a snug fit that can be adjusted as needed. This swimsuit will never go out of style. 

Interested? Take a look at our range of triangle bikini tops to find the classic tie-back style for your body type.

5. Choose Wide Straps Instead Of Thin

Thin straps may dig into your shoulders, causing discomfort and potentially ruining your beach day. Wide straps, on the other hand, distribute weight more evenly, offering better support for your bust. 

This is particularly important for women who may have a larger bust than the standard pear shape. Wide straps are not just functional but also add a stylish element to the swimsuit. Check out our bikinis for big busts.  

And on the topic of curves, we encourage you to embrace your curves and shine brighter than the sun in our best swimsuits for apple shaped bodies—where comfort meets chic!

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Finding the perfect bikini for a pear-shaped body doesn't have to be a daunting task. With these tips and the fabulous range at Simply Beach, you're well on your way to looking and feeling your best by the pool or on the beach. 

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