The Best Bikinis for Your Body Type

Yes, you can look beachy keen!
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Short Legs

Miley Cyrus

High-cut bikini briefs are a short girl’s best friend. Miley’s rockin a cute polka-dotted pair. However, steer clear of boy shorts or skirted bottoms that shorten the leg even further.

These bow-accented bottoms cut high at the thigh ($123.75, my-wardrobe.com)

bow-accented bottoms

Soak up the sun in this red bandana print with side ties ($24.89 top, $24.89 bottom, abercrombie.com)

red bandana print with side ties

These string bottoms expose more leg, making short frames look longer. Hint: A plunging halter top also exposes more skin and creates the illusion of a longer torso. ($17.99 top, $17.99 bottom, kohls.com)

string bottoms

Erin Donnelly is a London-based fashion writer who has written for StyleList and Refinery 29.

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0 thoughts on “The Best Bikinis for Your Body Type

  1. CityLady212 says:

    I’ll take that body!

  2. jessica03 says:

    now i wanna shop for bikinis!

  3. hope_xo says:

    Ugh .. still not ready

  4. Yay heels says:

    I need an at home liposcuction kit. But Audrina looks amazing!

  5. booksorclothes says:

    Why can’t they make a bikini that hides your thighs? That’s what I want to know!

  6. Fashionista says:

    These suits are cute! I need another one, I only have two for this season.

  7. uptowngirl says:

    @hope_xo: agreed! Can we stop time so we have a few more weeks before bikini season begins?

  8. lemoned says:

    Sometimes I think I need an old-fashioned bathing costume!

  9. shamrockblonde says:

    I am liking the tankini thing – my trouble though are my short legs – tankini bottoms don’t help that at all – but going from beach to bar and back all I need is a cute pair of jeans and the tankini top and I am good to go –

  10. cremebrulee67 says:

    I’m with you lemoned, lol

  11. meleg79 says:

    This has got to be the absolute DUMBEST most insulting fashion advice article ever. WTF?? I know! Let’s show how women of ALL sizes can look great in a bikini…. by displaying said bikinis using toothpick models shaped like little boys in EVERY SINGLE picture. REALLY?? Do you even know what a PEAR SHAPED woman looks like? That ain’t it. Is this website created by men or are you that afraid to show the truth? Curvy is sexy. And no I’m not overweight, but I have a NORMAL women body complete with a butt and thighs and REAL breasts. This is so aggravating that nobody in society can get away from this toothpick image of the “ideal women”. Let’s make men even more misogynistic while we’re at it! And completely destroy all girls and women’s self esteem! This just makes me so disgusted with being part of the human race. End rant.

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