Billabong Bikini Fit

Choosing a bikini shouldn’t be a daunting experience, so we’ve enlisted the expert knowledge of the team at Billabong Women’s to discover their top tips for finding the perfect bikini.

  1. The best fabric to keep an eye out for is global peach fabric. It tends to hug the body, be more flattering and is super soft.
  2. When caring for your bikinis, the best method is to jump in the shower with them and then leave them to dry in a the shade (definitely not in a dryer!)
  3. Don’t be afraid to clash prints, the look of a geo print combined with a floral can be awesome!
  4. The Wrap Bralettes and High Top Crops are great for a bigger bust and give support.
  5. For the surfer girl, choose High Top Crops as they have a clean finish and won’t dig into your skin, also try a brief with more coverage.

Athletic body shapes: Athletic body shapes typically suit slide triangles, bralettes and cut away one-pieces.

Hourglass body shapes: Hourglass body shapes more typically suit halter tops, constructed tops, and mixing and matching of solid prints with solid colours.

Pear body shapes: Opting for dark, solid coloured bottoms with printed tops works well for pear body shapes.

Apple body shapes: Apple body shapes can aim to wear solid colour tops and printed bottoms, try more supportive tops/constructed tops for a well fitting bikini.

Curvy body shapes: Try one-pieces or tankinis with ruching detail. To highlight features of your body – use a bright colour or print pattern. To hide something you don’t like, wear a solid colour or a dark print.

 

Bikini Bottom Fit

 

Tanga - Brazilian Coverage

  • Super low rise front and back
  • Smallest seat coverage
  • Clean finish seams and centre back seam help create a brazilian coverage
  • Great for tanning
  • 2¾" less seat coverage than the Lowrider Bottom

Tanga Bikini Bottom


 

Hike - Brazilian Hi Cut Coverage

  • V-Shaped low rise front and back
  • Hi cut sides. Pull up for minimal coverage
  • Centre back seam helps to create a brazilian seat coverage


 

Isla - Super Skmpy Coverage

  • Super low rise front and back
  • Narrow side seam
  • Great for tanning
  • 2¼" less seat coverage than the Lowrider Bottom

Isla Bikini Bottom


 

Biarritz - Skimpy Coverage

  • Super low rise front and back
  • Sits low on the waist
  • Great for tanning
  • 2" less seat coverage than the Capri Bottom

Biarritz Bikini Bottom


 

Maui Rider - Skimpy Coverage

  • High waisted
  • Pull up higher for less coverage

Maui Rider Bikini Bottom


 

Retro - Cheeky Coverage

  • High waisted
  • Cut away and cheeky seat coverage

Retro Bikini Bottom


 

Hawaii LO - Cheeky Coverage

  • Low rise front and back
  • Sits straight and low at the hips
  • Rouching at the centre back helps to create a cheeky seat coverage
  • Great for surfing
  • 1¾" less seat coverage than the Lowrider Bottom

Hawaii LO Bikini Bottom


 

Hawaii - Cheeky Coverage

  • Low rise front and back
  • Sits a bit higher than our Hawaii LO
  • Great for surfing
  • 1¾" less seat coverage than the Lowrider Bottom

Hawaii Bikini Bottom


 

Tropic - Slim Coverage

  • Low rise front and back
  • Sits low on the hips
  • Flattering fit with slim coverage
  • 1" less seat coverage than the Lowrider Bottom

Tropic Bikini Bottom


 

Slim Pant - Slim Coverage

  • Low rise front and back

Slim Pant Bikini Bottom


 

Capri - Moderate Coverage

  • Higher front meets back rise
  • Hipster fit with wide rouched side tabs
  • Flattering fit

Capri Bikini Bottom


 

Lowrider - Regular Coverage

  • Regular Coverage
  • Tall rise front and back
  • Hipster style pant

Lowrider Bikini Bottom


 

Boy-Leg - Full Coverage

  • Sits straight across the hips
  • Longer side seam length

Boy-Leg Bikini Bottom