Be a Swim Fit Expert: How to Choose Your Best Swimsuit Bottom

Give it a boost, keep it covered, or bare a little cheek… whatever you do, you deserve to look and feel your best! With this guide to swimsuit bottoms, it’s easy to find a bikini bottom that flatters your assets, whether you’re taking a stroll on the beach or toting a kiddo on your hip. We’ll walk you through seven bikini bottom styles you need to know to get the look you crave.

7 Bikini Bottom Styles to Know

Cheeky Coverage: Tie Side Bikini Bottoms

Tie side bikini bottoms give you freedom and flexibility to customize your fit and perfectly tailor the swimsuit bottom to your shape. Adjust the side ties to flawlessly hug your hips, tying the strings into sweet bows on either hip. This style is a bikini classic, excellent for those who want superior fit, less coverage, and a little lift.

Bali Hai Tie Side Hipster Swimsuit Bottom

Bali Hai Tie Side Hipster 

Bora Bora Tie Side Hipster Swimsuit Bottom

Bora Bora Tie Side Hipster

Cheeky Coverage: California Cut Bikini Bottoms

California cut hipster swimsuit bottoms are deliciously playful – perfect for complementing and flaunting your tush. These bottoms are slightly cheeky, like tie side bottoms, but with a thicker waistband that sits softly on the tummy and helps eliminate the dreaded “muffin top.” These bottoms hug your hips, exposing the full stomach and making this cut perfect for soaking up the sun or swimming with the kids. If your swim style is all about less coverage and more sass, the California cut hipster bottom is perfect for you!

Petal Pusher Solid Tie Side Cali Hipster Swimsuit Bottom
Petal Pusher Solid Tie Side Cali Hipster Bottom

Moderate Coverage: Hipster Bikini Bottoms

As you can guess from the name, hipster bikini bottoms hit right at your hips. This style hugs curves, smooths hips, and shows off your full stomach. It’s the perfect swimsuit bottom style for anyone who wants to elongate the appearance of their torso and balance ample hips. Sitting lower, but not as low as California cut bottoms, hipster bikini bottoms make your midsection appear longer and leaner. So, go ahead. Give your hips a hug!

Leaf It To Me Hipster Bottom
Leaf It To Me Hipster Bottom


Moderate Coverage: Shirred Band Hipster Bottom

The shirred band hipster bottom flatters top-heavy hips and derrieres. A thicker waistband combats any pinching or “muffin-topping,” while the fold-over design smooths the hips and lower stomach. This bikini bottom style offers moderate to full coverage in the back, perfect for the woman who wants a flattering look whether she’s playing beach volleyball or enjoying a poolside brunch!

Island Goddess Shirred Band Hipster Swimsuit Bottom
Island Goddess Shirred Band Hipster Bottom


Moderate Coverage: Side Shirred Hipster Bottom

Like shirred band bottoms, side shirred hipster bottoms use ruching to flatter the hips and fight “muffin-tops.” The shirring is only on the sides, however, and hits right at the hip bones. The thicker waistband makes this style perfect for anyone who desires added coverage and a no-fuss, hip-enhancing fit.

Island Goddess Side Shirred Bottom
Island Goddess Side Shirred Bottom


Full Coverage: High Waisted & Ultra High Waisted Bikini Bottoms

Do you have shapely hourglass curves? The high waisted swimsuit bottom is effortlessly elegant and universally flattering. These bottoms hit high on the waist, offering increased coverage and smoothing out the tummy. Inspired by the golden age of Hollywood, the high waisted bikini bottom is sleek and timeless.

While high waisted swim bottoms hit just below the belly button, ultra-high waisted bottoms take coverage a step further, typically hitting higher than the belly button.

Both high waisted swim styles pair the fun of a bikini with cool, comfortable coverage.

Sin Sation Hi Waist Swimsuit Bottom
Sin Sation Hi-Waist Pant


Full Coverage: Skirted Swim Bottoms

Swim skirts are charmingly feminine. The skirt provides full coverage while remaining playful and stylish. Skirted bottoms are a wonderful choice for women who want more coverage, flirty elegance, and the freedom to move exactly how they want. And there are so many swim skirt styles to choose from! Shop skirts with ruffles, adjustable drawstrings, a slit up the leg, ruching, and more!

Bora Bora Drawstring Skirted Hipster Bottom

Bora Bora Drawstring Skirted Hipster Bottom

Island Goddess Ruffle Skirts Hipster Bottom


Island Goddess Ruffle Skirts Hipster Bottom


Choose Your Best Swim Bottom

When you’re shopping for the perfect bikini bottom, there’s one main thing to look for: the fit that makes you feel absolutely gorgeous. There’s no substitute for confidence! Discover La Blanca swimsuit bottoms that make you feel bold and ready for a sizzling summer.
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