How To Choose a Bikini for Your Apple Body Shape

Getting ready for summer?In this Roxy expert guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about finding the perfect bikini for your Apple body shape. Not sure what body shape you have? You’ll want to check out our How To Choose A Bikini For Your Body Shape guide to find out.

What Is an Apple Shaped Body?

For women with apple-shaped bodies, you have a full midsection, your hips are narrower and your shoulders are broader — ideal for surfing.An apple body shape usually has the following characteristics:

  • broader chest and/or back
  • medium to large bust
  • full midsection without a strongly defined waist
  • narrow hips, small bottom and slim legs
  • bust, waist and hips have similar measurements

How To Choose a Bikini for an Apple-Shaped Body?

The trick to choosing the right swimwear for any body shape is to balance out the proportions and emphasize your strongest features. In the case of an Apple shape, you’re aiming to highlight your chest and legs, while adding to the curve of your hips and waist.

  • Add emphasis to the curve of your hips with patterned bottoms and side-ties.
  • Mix & Match tops and bottoms to fine-tune to your personal dimensions.
  • A tankini top paired with a high waisted bottom will tone and flatter.

Learn more by checking out our Swimsuit Coverage Guide

Best Bikini Types for Apple Shaped Women

One-Piece Swimsuits

A fitted one-piece can help elongate and add definition to your figure. Look for designs with eye-catching shapes and details around the hips and neckline, with darker colors around the middle to flatter a wider waist. Deep V-necks and sweetheart silhouettes will highlight your neckline while zips and adjustable straps will allow you to dial in your perfect level coverage. Also, don’t be afraid to try out ruffles around your waist: even though they add volume they’re fun and will create a visual waistline.

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Bikini Tops

Even though you probably have a large bust, it’s fine to go for bold, designs that draw the eye up to the bust and neckline. If you have wide shoulders, avoid strapless or spaghetti strap designs, otherwise… go wild on bikini top styles.

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Bikini Bottoms

With your bikini bottom, a good approach is to opt for curves that will narrow hips and add shape to your waist. A retro high-waist bikini bottom is a great way to define and accentuate your figure. For narrower waists, a skimpy, horizontal waistline bikini bottom with side ties will emphasize the curve of your hips and butt while highlighting elongated legs.

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Bikini Types To Avoid When You Are Apple Body Shaped

You don’t need to avoid anything but emphasizing your legs and feminine curves is a great way to define and lengthen your figure. Skipping hip-slimming shapes like boy shorts and bold or patterned waistlines will highlight your strongest features. But the most important factor of all is finding a suit you love, no matter what shape it is.

If you’re an apple shape who’s planning on catching some waves in your new bikini, you’ll also need to be sure it’s a surf-friendly design – check out our How to choose a Surf Bikini guide for everything you need to know.

Whatever your shape, the most important thing for looking good in swimwear is feeling good about your body. Remember,the best swimsuit for apple shapes is the one you’ve already got – as long as you’re wearing it with confidence.

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