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Best Swimsuits for Pear-Shaped Bodies: How to Find a Flattering Style

by Intern WLU 04 Sep 2023 0 Comments

A pear-shaped body is one where your hips are wider than your bust and shoulders. You have a defined waist. This gives the illusion that your body looks like a pear.


A common question asked is what is the best swimsuit for a pear shape?


A body that is pear-shaped gives the illusion of a disparity because the lower half is heavier than your top half.


When dressing for this, you want to draw attention to your upper body and defined waist by adding volume to the upper torso. Choosing the right swimsuit for a pear-shaped body involves selecting styles that balance your proportions, highlight your assets, and provide the necessary support and coverage. We break down the different types of bathing suits — bikinis, tankinis, and one-piece swimsuits — and the styles in each category that are the best swimsuits for pear-shaped bodies. 


Look for mid-rise bikini bottoms or tummy-control high-waisted bottoms. Pair with a ruffled or structured bikini top. This combination brings balance to a smaller chest paired with a fuller bottom half of the body.


Look for bust-enhancing, structured cups to add volume to the chest with compression fabric in the torso to smooth the belly. Pair with compression power mesh bottoms to tone and smooth the bottom half.

One Piece Swimsuits

Tummy control one piece helps streamline the lower half of the body. Make sure the chest has structured cups to give shape to the bust or ruffles to add volume to a smaller chest.


Self-confidence is the greatest gift you can give yourself. When you feel great on the inside, it radiates outwards. Your choice of swimsuits is up to you so choose whatever makes you happy and don't worry about the opinions of others.


If you're looking for a more personalized shopping experience to help you find what you need, get in touch with our styling team. It's free.
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