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Your Ultimate Bikini Bottom Guide: Cheeky, Brazilian, Tie-Side & More

Finding the perfect pair of bikini bottoms is no mean feat. You want a pair that works seamlessly with all your favourite bikini tops, while being the most flattering for your body shape too. Throw a stack of new-season trends and colours in the mix, and there’s almost *too* much choice.

While we’re definitely fans of having a whole suite of different bikini bottom styles to choose from in our swimwear collection, there’s no better feeling than finding the one. Ahead, we break down all the different bikini bottom cuts to know – and why we love them.

Brazilian Bikini Bottoms

Designed to celebrate and show off your stunning curves, a brazilian bikini bottom is a must-have if your poolside aesthetic is sultry-chic. Brazilian bikini bottoms are cut to sit higher on the hip with minimal rear coverage, resulting in a leg-lengthening effect that creates a streamlined (and super sexy) silhouette. Whether you’re already planning your European summer or simply want to elevate your everyday swimwear repertoire, you can’t beat the Brazilian cut.

Cheeky Bikini Bottoms

If you’re wondering about the difference between cheeky and Brazilian bottoms, you’ve come to the right place. While the Brazilian cut is more about the height of the leg line, a cheeky bikini can be any style of rise – so long as the back is cut to show some cheek, of course! When it comes to rocking cheeky bikini bottoms, confidence is key – we think they’re super flattering on all shapes and sizes.

Tie Side Bikini Bottoms

A tie side bikini is perfect if you’re after a truly customisable fit with minimal lines. A string bikini bottom lets you adjust the sides to suit your shape, and can be worn as high or as low on the hip as you like. The ultimate blank canvas, tie side bottoms are a must-have in every swimwear collection, and take the guesswork out of getting the perfect fit when shopping for bikini bottoms online.

High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms

A classic for a reason, the high-waisted bikini is beloved by celebrities, supermodels and IT-girls around the world. A high-rise cut is perfect for creating a smooth and streamlined fit through the waistline, and offers total comfort from surf to sand (who doesn’t love one less thing to worry about while at the beach?). High-waisted bottoms are also an effortless way to balance a longer torso or create curves on more athletic shapes. With so much versatility in one style, it’s no surprise they’re a bestseller every season.

Now that we know a little more about these must-have bikini bottom styles, shopping is about to get a whole lot more fun. Whether you’re after a timeless monochrome design or trending picks from the latest collection, shop our edit of ALT Swim bikini bottoms and get ready to find your perfect match.