Perfect Swimwear for your Body Type

We here at Bella&Bear are advocates for wearing whatever the heck you feel like ... if it makes you feel great then do it! But we also know that some gals like to select pieces to enhance their figures even further and that's why we've decided to put together this guide for choosing your ultimate swimwear!


Faux suede frill bikini / Tropical Bikini / Palm Bikini / Paisley swimsuit / Gingham swimsuit

Girl with .... 'big girls' can often struggle to find swimwear which not only flatters but also keeps everything in place. If you have a big bust then its a good idea to shop for separates rather than sets, as you can choose your ideal bra size for ultimate comfort and flattering. Choosing structured (or underwired) swimwear over string bikinis is also ideal for ladies with a big bust as you can play water sports or run around after the little ones without the worry of wardrobe malfunctions!

Blue stripe ruffle bikini / Red frill bikini / Pink Floral BikiniTropical Bardot

If you're a lady with a small bust then choosing swimwear with ruffles or embellishments might be good for you, as it'll accentuate your assets! If you'd like the illusion of a larger bust then opt for a padded swim wear!

Orange high waist bikini / Blue stripe high waist / Watermelon bikini / Fringed Sarong / Longline sarong wrap

High waisted sets are just perfect for curvy girls as they'll outline and flatter that hourglass figure. If you're a curvy girl who is a little on the shy side then a sarong wrap might just be for you, you can wrap them in various ways to fit in with your personal style, and you can choose one to match your bikini!


Flamingo Tankini / Floral Plunge swimsuit / Pink Lattice Plunge  / Pink Floral Plunge /

Some gals have a 'mini' or 'mummy' tummy, and while we think they are cute as can be, some girls want to disguise them a little while on the beach. If this is you then opting for a plunging neckline piece, or even a peplum piece is a good idea! Both will draw focus to other areas of the body and will take away from any insecurities.


Frill bandeau / Pineapple bandeauNautical Bandeau / Black scallop Bandeau /

If you're an athletic girl who wants to add the illusion of curves then there are a few swimwear options you might like to try. A bikini top with a padded top or some gathering is a good choice, also patterns and bright prints will be your friend! On the other hand if you want to accentuate that slimline frame then opt for bandeau bikinis or boy-cut briefs!

Black swimdress  / peplum bandeau / Blue floral swimdress / Polka dot swimdress / 

Some of us girls have thicker thighs than others and some of those girls would like to balance them out a little bit to accentuate the body. Swim dresses are a great option for this as they will skim the area, creating ultimate curves!

Stripe Tankini / Black eyelet tankini / Red lace up swimsuit / Leopard tankini / Aztec Tankini / Red floral tankini

Pregnancy is a beautiful time and while you might not be up for spending hours laying in the blazing sun, you will probably still want to unwind in some gorgeous swimwear on your holiday! Pregnant gals may not want anything too tight or constricting around the tummy area, so for style - and comfort - tankinis are a great idea; you'll keep comfortable and your precious bump will be kept cool - not to mention a 2 piece will be easier during those many, many bathroom breaks.

Now that you're all dressed for a day at the beach you're gonna need one more thing - your Bella&Bear Glam bag! Its got clear, zippered pockets to keep all of your necessities in; suncream, sunglasses and the like so grab it and go! You can shop out glam bag and all of our other goodies in our online store right now - use code 'KITTEN15' for 15% off of our famous Kitten 15 piece brush set!