Best Swimsuits for Hourglass Figures


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You’ve got curves, and you aren’t afraid to show them! If you have an hourglass body shape, finding clothes and swimsuits that flatter your curves can be a snap if you know what you’re looking for! Not sure where to start? We’ll show you which bathing suit styles can make your bombshell body shine.

Is My Body Type an Hourglass?

Drawing of hourglass figure body shapeThe name of this body type gives it all away! Hourglass figures are shaped exactly like an old-fashioned sand timer—wide at the top and bottom, and noticeably narrower in the middle. Hourglass body types have wider shoulders and hips, and a tapered, clearly defined waistline. If this is your body shape, you may also have a fuller bust and curvy hips and thighs.

  • Wider shoulders and hips
  • A tapered, clearly defined waist
  • Fuller bust
  • Curvy hips and thighs

Accentuating your fabulous curves is as easy as choosing a bathing suit that truly fits and flatters your body, as celebs like Sofia Vergara, Raquel Welch, Scarlett Johansson and even the Kardashians have proven time and time again. If you have an hourglass figure like these leading ladies of swimsuit style, don’t be afraid to flaunt those curves!

Whether you want to show some skin in a sophisticated bikini or keep it classy in a one-piece swimsuit, focus on showing off your waistline while keeping your bust and backside comfortably supported and covered.

Choosing the Best Bikinis for Hourglass Body Types

The hourglass body shape screams “feminine and classic.” For proof, just look at Marilyn Monroe’s shapely curves! Fortunately, this classic body shape is perfectly suited for a classic swimsuit style: a two piece bikini.

A bikini can bring visual balance to your similarly proportioned hips and shoulders, making your narrower waist the center of attention. Show what you own, girl! Here’s what to look for in bikinis for an hourglass figure:

  • Triangle tops: To keep the focus on your lovely (and often coveted!) waistline, go for a triangle bikini top like our Island Goddess Halter Bra Top. Adjustable bra coverage and straps allow you to fully customize this classic bikini top to your body’s shape and size.
  • Halter tankini tops: Want something in between a full bikini and a one piece swimsuit for your hourglass shaped body? A tankini top is the answer! Styles like our Island Goddess Halter Tankini Top can fully support your bust and show off your shapely waistline, all while keeping your belly covered with flattering ruching detail.
  • Full coverage bottoms: Styles that cover more of your hips and bum will downplay these features just enough to give your curvy waist the spotlight. Add feminine flair with our Island Goddess Ruffle Skirted Hipster Bottom, which features shirred fabric to smooth out any trouble spots.

How to Find Flattering One-Piece Swimsuits for Hourglass Body Types

Baring your midriff is a great way to rock your body’s curves, but it’s certainly not the only way! If one piece swimsuits are more your style, keep these tips in mind as you shop for swimsuits for an hourglass body type:

  • Plunging necklines: For those who want to keep their stomach under wraps but don’t mind showing a little cleavage, a plunging neckline is a great alternative to a two piece bikini. Styles like our Island Goddess Multi Strap Cross-Back Mio can accentuate your shape with a built-in tummy toner, while the deep V neckline and strappy back let you show off your sexy shoulders.
  • Bust support: Whether you want a plunging neckline or something a bit more modest, no one wants to worry about wardrobe malfunctions during a friendly game of beach volleyball. If your bust is on the larger side, look for swimsuits that have ample support in the form of removable cups or underwire inserts. Our Island Goddess Surplice Mio checks all of those boxes and has added detailing around the waist keeps the attention on your gorgeous curves.

Find the Best Bathing Suits for Hourglass Figures at La Blanca

Ready to channel your curvy confidence with a stylish new swimsuit? Shop the best swimsuit styles for hourglass figures at La Blanca, and find your perfect fit without the risk when you enjoy complimentary shipping and returns on all orders over $75.

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