When you feel amazing in your new swimsuit, you’ll look amazing too – no matter your shape or size. And while we’re all about breaking style rules, embracing your unique beauty and wearing swimwear you love, knowing which styles flatter your figure best can make shopping a *whole* lot easier.
This one’s for all the pear-shaped ALT babes – smaller up the top (think narrow shoulders and a small-to-medium bust), and curvier through the waist, hips and butt. It can be tricky to nail the perfect swimwear fit when you’re one size on the top and another on the bottom, but our insider tips make it effortless to find the best swimsuit for a pear shape.
A visually balanced aesthetic is key when creating a flattering swimwear look – which is why the best swimsuit style for a pear shape usually includes a little (or a lot) of impact up top. To balance out your hips, look for a bikini top that draws the eye up – cut-out details, a halter neckline or statement gold hardware are all great places to start. Wide bandeau fits and one-shoulder necklines are also chic ways to create more shape and volume around your bust.
You’ve been blessed with curves so look for styles that celebrate, rather than compete with, your gorgeous figure. The best bikini bottoms for a pear shape will create elongating lines on your lower half. Bottoms with string tie sides are perfect for getting a customisable fit – tie them higher on your hips to get that hourglass look you see all over the ‘gram. If you’re after something a little sturdier, look for high-waisted bikini bottoms with a high-cut leg to achieve the same effect.
ONE-PIECES (YEP, IT’S POSSIBLE)
We’re here to tell you that there is the perfect one-piece for a pear-shaped body, and it all starts with the right fabric. When your top half is a different size to your lower half, poor quality fabric can make or break the fit. Instead, invest in premium buttery-soft fabric that conforms flawlessly to your body (it’s the reason IT girls everywhere are obsessed with our suits).
When it comes to the cut of your one-piece swimsuit, look for elements that accentuate your bust and cinch your mid-section: think plunging necklines, cutaway sides or a belted waist. A high leg line will make any one-piece instantly flattering, too.
Whether you’re a bikini devotee or all about the one-piece, finding the best swimsuit for a pear-shaped body is effortless with ALT Swim. From beach to swim-up bar, our tips for finding pear-friendly swimwear will have you feeling and looking incredible.