Find the Perfect Bikini

Finding Your Perfect Bikini! (The Ultimate Guide)

Finding the ultimate bikini for your Summer holiday needn’t be a daunting task. By taking into account a few simple factors like your cup size, skin tone and body shape, you’ll be able to follow our top-tips and quickly find the perfect fit and style for you…

Think about your cup size…

It may sound obvious, but make sure you consider your cupsize when picking out your bikini top, with so many styles to choose from, it’s likely that they will all be suited for your specific cup size.

Bikini Buying Top Tips for Smaller Cup Size:

Try a moulded bra which will boost your cleavage and add shape to your chest.
Take advantage of pretty detailing and fun designs to draw the eye upward.
Opt for a tri-bra to add curves and avoid bulky or plain halter tops.

Buying a Bikini for smaller cup sizes
Recommended products for smaller cup sizes: The Seafolly Flower Festival Soft Cup Halter. Seafolly Block Party Triangle Bikini in Denim.

Bikini Buying Top Tips for B-C cup sizes:

Halter necks are great for B-C cup sizes, but steer clear of a booster style if you are a C cup.
Choose a classic bandeau for ultimate easy holiday style and strap mark avoidance!

Bikini buying for B-C cup sizes
Bikinis recommendations for for B-C cup sizes: Watercult Tie Die Tribe and Seafolly Flower Festival Bandeau

Bikini Buying Top Tips for D+ cup sizes:

Go with specific cup sized swimwear, and look for under-wiring and moulding.
A high neck style can offer extra support and coverage.
Never rule out the bandeau, our DD styles are super supportive with multiple strap options.

Bikini guide for D cups
Recommended Bikinis for D cups: Seafolly Sprice Temple D+ Bandeau and the Moontide Reversible D/DD Aqua Bikini

Next thing to consider is your Skin Tone..

There’s no point finding the perfect bikini for your shape if the colour does nothing for the colour of your skin.

Bikini buying tips for lighter skin:

It’s best to choose a darker shade like Indigo, Olive or French Blue. All of these look great against a paler skin tone and are sophisticated, interesting and less harsh on the skin than black.

Bikini guide for Pale Skin
Our recommendations: Bikinis for Pale Skin. The Moontide Olive Reversible Bikini and the Seafolly Indigo Wrap front Bandeau Bikini.

Bikini Buying Tips for Darker skin:

Classic white or bright neon shades are perfect for tanned holiday skin and shout out sunshine vibes!
Warmer tones with darker blonde or light brown hair will also suit oranges, reds and golden shades.

Bikini buying guide for dark skin
Our recommendations, Bikinis for dark skin: Seafolly Neon Mango and Seafolly Flower Festival.

Now, think about your Body Shape…

Bikini Buying Top tips for a Longer body / Shorter legs:

Higher leg pants with ties, straps or panels elongate the legs and help take the focus downwards.
Cut-outs help to break up the Torso and high neck styles can reduce the length.

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Bikinis for a longer body/ shorter legs. Our recommendations: Seafolly Iceberg, and Banana Moon Tamota

Bikini Buying Top Tips for a Pear Shaped Figure:

The key is to balance your proportions whilst making sure that the eye is drawn upwards.
A plunging neckline, ruching or eye-catching print draws the eye upward, minimizing the bottom.

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Recommendations for Pear Shaped Bodies: Moontide reversible Aqua bikini and Watercult’s Tie Dye Tribe Bikini

Bikini Buying Tips for an Athletic Figure

Most bikini styles will flatter an athletic figure, but you can use ties, straps and splicing to create interest.
Use moulding on the top half to add shape or a triangle bra will create a curved line on the bust.

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Best bikinis for an Athletic Figure: Seafolly Modern Tribe High Neck bikini or Seafolly Denim Block Party bikini

Still Not Sure?

Don’t forget, if you have any specific questions on fitting or finding styles to suit you then phone us on 0207 5263070 or email  We are happy to offer our friendly, informal fitting advice!

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