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Our Guide To The Best Swimsuits for Pear Shaped Bodies

A pear shaped body is likely to have a slim waist, smaller bust and wider hips. If you are shopping around for the best swimsuits for pear shaped bodies, we’ve got lots of tips on what to look for and some great on-trend styles for you to browse through. We want you to find the perfect swimwear for your body shape. The perfect swimsuit for a pear body type should embrace the wearers' natural curves, and give them body confidence and a balanced silhouette. The best way to do this is to wear swimwear that offers a good fit whilst enhancing your slender waist, giving an illusion of broader shoulders, and a narrow neck whilst balancing out your lower body with your bust area.

Best Swimsuits for Pear Shaped

Swimsuits for Pear Shapes

Pear shapes should look for swimming costumes that accentuate their slimmer waist and draw attention away from their hips. They are lucky enough that they will have a wide variety of top designs to choose from. A smaller bust, teamed with narrow shoulders, tends to lend itself to a bigger selection of styles including halter, strapless bandeau and sweetheart necklines. We have so many amazing swimsuits to choose from on our site, it can be hard to narrow it down to just a few which will suit your body shape to a t, so this helpful post will pull out a few tips and tricks you can use when shopping around for swimwear.

Let’s kick off with a few of our favourite styles of swimwear for pear shape body types.

Collective Cross Back Swimsuit by Seafolly

Swimwear For Pear Shape Women

Choosing a plunging v-neck swimsuit ticks a lot of the boxes for pear-shaped bodies. The plunging neckline will draw attention to the wearer’s top half and narrow shoulders. This lovely Collective Cross Back Swimsuit from Seafolly also has a decorative ruched under band which will cinch in the waist further. The Azure blue colour is simply stunning, as are the straps that cross at the back of the swimming costume. It has the feel of a halter top but with extra support and pizazz.

Terrasun Fentana Swimsuit by Banana Moon

Swimsuits For Pear Shapes

A cutout swimsuit is ideal for those with a pear-shaped figure. The cutout on this Terrasun Fentana swimsuit from Banana Moon is a great way to show off a narrow waist. The high leg cut will help to slim and lengthen. When wearing this bathing suit, you’ll also love the shell detail on the top of the cutout. It’s a really cute detail which adds extra panache to this swimsuit. We have handpicked our favourite cutout swimsuits in one of our blog posts, so if you are looking for other styles of cutouts, take a look at our post dedicated to cutout swimsuits.

Bohemian Gypsy Ruffle One Shoulder Swimsuit by Profile by Gottex

Pear Shape Swimwear

A one-shoulder swimsuit could be a wonderful option for those who want a chic swimsuit that draws attention upward. This Bohemian Gypsy Ruffle One Shoulder Swimsuit from Profile by Gottex is a perfect example of how a one shoulder one-piece swimsuit can be flattering for a pear-shaped body type. This swimsuit has an oversized flounce at the shoulder and across the bust. It also has tummy control, which is useful when accentuating a slim waist and brings the wearer a bit more body confidence on the beach or by the pool. If this one shoulder swimsuit isn’t what you are looking for, we have lots of others in our one shoulder swimsuit post over on our blog. Head over for a read.

Sultana Wrapsody swimsuit by Miraclesuit

Swimming Costumes for Pear Shaped Ladies

A halter neck style swimsuit is one of the best swimwear styles for pear-shaped ladies. This Sultana Wrapsody Swimsuit from Miraclesuit is a lovely black and gold V-neck wrap style with feature straps which attach with a clip at the back of the neck creating a halterneck shape. As this swimsuit is part of the Miraclesuit range, it has been designed to make you look 10 lbs. lighter in 10 seconds. Miraclesuit swimming costumes use their amazing Miratex fabric which provides all-over body control, whilst shaping and slimming. The tummy area is cleverly draped to conceal any perceived imperfections.

Late Bloomer High Neck Swimsuit by Profile by Gottex

Swimsuits for pear shapes

Another solid style choice for pear-shaped women is a high neck design. This will give you the perfect silhouette by adding shape and weight to your upper half, allowing you to even out your top and lower half. As this lace effect swimsuit has a solid liner across the bust and pant areas, nothing is revealed, yet the design remains striking. The colour of this Late Bloomer High Neck Swimsuit by Profile by Gottex will also show off sunkissed skin to perfection, so is a solid addition to your holiday wardrobe.

Palm Wrap Front Swimsuit by Nuria Ferrer

One Piece Swimsuits for Pear Shape Body Types

Wrap dresses are a style must-have for pear shapes, so a wrap swimsuit will also be a good staple. This Palm Wrap Front Swimsuit from Nuria Ferrer has a colourful botanical print style with a fixed wrap front. The ring detail will draw eyes to the slimmer waist. This swimsuit will go down a treat as it comes in specific cup sizes with adjustable straps. Meaning you can find the perfect fit to show off your amazing silhouette.

Onyx Bandeau Swimsuit by Gottex

Swimwear for Pear Shaped Bodies

A bandeau style swimsuit can be a great option for a pear body shape, but you’ll need to choose your strapless swimsuit carefully. If the colours are too blocky, it might add weight to your hips which won’t give you the hourglass figure that you are looking for. The Onyx Bandeau swimsuit from Gottex is a classic black bandeau with a twist. The slimming mesh panels wrap around the waist and the gold leather-look binding highlights the panelling using horizontal stripes which creates a slimming look across the waist, enhancing small busts. It can be worn as a strapless swimsuit or optional adjustable straps can be added to give the wearer more support. For more strapless swimsuits, head over to our bandeau swimsuit collection and you'll find a whole range of flattering swimwear with optional straps.

As you will have seen from this post, there are lots of lovely swimsuits which are great for pear shaped bodies. So whether you want the right swimsuit for your upcoming holiday or perhaps something stylish to wear on a spa day, there are lots of choices on our website. If you are looking for bikini styles for pear shape body types, the same rules apply. We’ll cover some of our favourite styles in a later post dedicated to bikinis for pear shapes, but invite you to have a look through our bikini collection. High-waisted bikini bottoms combined with a push-up bikini can be a godsend for those with smaller busts, narrower shoulders and larger hips on the bottom half. This look can achieve a defined waist and even out wide hips. High waisted bikinis aren't the only choice for pear shapes, tie bikini bottoms can also be incredibly flattering. Whatever your style there is a swimsuit or bikini out there for your body shape and we are on hand to help you every step of the way. Don't forget when you buy your swimwear from Simply Beach you'll enjoy free delivery within the UK when spending over £100. Returns are also free and hassle-free, so you can be sure that when you shop online with us, you are getting excellent swimwear and excellent customer service. You can take a look at online reviews and see for yourself what our customers say about their experience of shopping online with us. We hope you enjoy browsing through our collections and we hope that you'll join our army of happy customers who love wearing stylish, designer swimwear and beachwear.


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