Shopping around for bikinis can be a bit confusing when you are an apple shape. What bikini tops will suit your body type? What will you feel most comfortable wearing? What is the most flattering style of bikini for an apple shaped body? So we thought we’d put together some top tips on what to look for when shopping around for the best swimwear for apple shapes.
How To Choose the Best Bikinis for Apple Shape Body Types
An apple body shape will tend to carry more weight across their middle but have narrow hips and legs, so it’s a great idea to show off your best assets. Often apple shaped bodies have larger busts, so you might also want to look for a bikini style that supports a full bust whilst also helping your curves flourish, which may be your strongest features.
For a style which is more flattering around your tummy area, you could look for styles which draw attention to the hips, bust or neckline. The right swimwear may have a plunging neckline, bold print, high neckline or even embellishments - all these will assist with creating the illusion of a smaller waist. For the most flattering look, go for darker colours around the tummy area.
When looking purely at bikini bottoms, there are a number of styles which are best suited to apple-shaped bodies. A tie-sided bikini bottom is a great way to show off your smaller bottom and longer, slimmer legs. High waisted bikinis are the best way to create more of a silhouette around your waist and hip area. Don’t be afraid to try a couple of styles in different patterns and colours. You might be surprised what suits your shape.
If you are looking for the best swimsuit for apple shapes, we’ll be covering this in a separate post at a later date. So keep on reading to see some suggestions for bikinis from our range.
Stella Bikini by Nuria Ferrer
There are lots of features to this bikini from Nuria Ferrer which make it a great option Let’s start with the Stella Maxi Control Bikini Pants. Offering the wearer full coverage to the rear, the high-waisted bottom will create an amazing hourglass figure that apple shapes often yearn for. This style is also one of the best bikini bottoms to help to prevent the dreaded muffin top. The detailing toward the hips will draw the eye to your narrower hips and the darker colour is also super flattering. These bikini bottoms can be teamed with the matching Stella Underwired Bikini Top. It has all you need to provide a supportive, but yet highly stylish look - underwired top, adjustable straps and a clipback all help you achieve the perfect fit. Apple shapes will rejoice when wearing this fab number.
Dopamine Stripe Triangle Bikini by Watercult
This stunning bikini from Watercult has all the elements that an apple-shaped body could want. There is embroidery and beading on the edges of the bikini cups which is matched on the bikini bottoms. This style gathers across the back of the bottom, so is perfect for apple shapes that have a smaller lower half. The adjustable ties at the side of the Dopamine Stripe Tie Side Bikini Bottoms is perfect for showing off narrower hips. The Dopamine Stripe Triangle Bikini Top has the same narrow spaghetti ties at the back and neck.
Expedition Bikini by Maryan Mehlhorn
If you like the idea of side ties, but feel that you still want moderate coverage on your lower body, then this next bikini could be just what you are looking for. The stunning Expedition Tie Side Bikini Pant from Maryan Mehlhorn gives a bit more coverage for a tie-sided style, but still offers all style. This bikini bottom is fully lined and the print on it is really flattering whilst also being eye-catching. You could team this with the matching Expedition Underwired Bikini Top, which comes in the same graphic chine black and cream print. Apple shapes will love the underwire and adjustable straps that this bikini top offers. The criss-cross detailing at the centre and the convertible spaghetti straps are two more lovely features of this elegant, but yet highly flattering bikini.
Collective One Shoulder Bikini Top and High Cut Rio Bikini Pant by Seafolly
This mix-and-match bikini set from Seafolly is truly an apple shape’s dream-come-true. The Collective One Shoulder Bikini Top is not only highly on trend, but it also draws the eye to the shoulders and neckline. The bikini top has soft removable cups and side boning for extra support. Team the bikini top with the High Cut Rio Bikini Pant which will elongate your slim legs, whilst also creating more of a defined waist. Being black, this bikini is very flattering. It will also look amazing against sun-kissed skin. There’s really not much to love about this beach look.
Honesty Banded Bikini by Maryan Mehlhorn
If you are looking for a plunge-style bikini top to draw eyes to your best feature, then this Honesty Banded Bikini Top from Maryan Mehlhorn is probably a solid choice. The large metallic U bar detail at the centre paired with the wide band creates a dramatic look. This is a particularly good choice for those who have wide shoulders as low necklines will balance out broader shoulders. Matched with the gorgeous dark blue Honesty Banded Bikini Bottoms which hug the curve of your hips and you are truly on to a winner for your body type.
So these are our top picks to help you choose the perfect bikini for your body shape. Do you have a favourite from the ones we’ve shortlisted above? If not, don’t forget to have a look through our whole range, we have plenty of different styles of bikinis and swimsuits to suit different shapes, sizes and styles. Whether that's a one-piece swimsuit, a handy kaftan, a beach bag or something with a tummy control panel, you'll find a great selection here at Simply Beach, You can easily filter by your size and see what we have that you can slip into your holiday wardrobe today.