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Bikini Bottoms to Make Bum Look Bigger

Not into the strapless vibe but still want a bandeau top? It has two straps to adjust and tie together as a halter. A one-piece with a plunging neckline will draw attention upward, thus away from your booty.

This is also a super flattering cut for women who carry more weight in their tummy, while colorblock versions are great for long torsos. Copleman even suggests faking your own cinched style by wrapping longer ties around your waist, which also just so happens to be another hot swim trend for 2021. The Stassy bottoms are V-shaped so you can rest them on your hips as they lay comfortably on your bum without riding up the crack (we’ve all been there). Even if your uniform is mostly all black everything, there’s something fun about splashing around in a little color come summer.

You don’t want your bum to sag or look flat in your swimsuit. Choose a bottom with some structure, like a high-waisted bottom or a bottom with ruching. These are two of the most popular styles of bikini bottoms. Padded bikini bottom has pads sewn into the fabric that can help to give the appearance of a fuller, more shapely butt. Brazilian cut bikini bottoms are very sexy and revealing.

We love longline bikinis because they’re the happy medium between standard tops and tankini tops. This one fits like a scoop neck tank top, with gentle compression and enough coverage that you won’t have to worry about spilling out. If you have a flat bum, the tie-side bikini bottoms will help to give you more definition and make your booty look larger. It will also pull emphasis off the back and more to the side ties.

In fact, I’ve already snagged them in three colors, including this hella-on-trend sparkle style. They’re low-rise enough to get a great tan, without making me feel insecure. This is the first full-coverage bikini bottom I’ve ever worn that stays put when I’m walking or swimming. Good American is my go-to for everything from bodysuits to denim, so it’s no surprise that their swimwear also slaps.

Of course, this look works better with tatas on the smaller side, as you’ll have less of a chance of suffering from a catastrophic nip slip. Look for pieces with solid bottoms and printed tops (whether a one-piece or a two-piece) to keep the attention upwards. Keep in mind, the darker the bottom, the more slimming the effect.

There’s an easy way to do it, and it doesn’t require any needles or lasers. A sarong is a piece of fabric that is wrapped royal blue and silver suits around the body. Pareos are similar to sarongs, but they are typically shorter and easier to wrap around the body.

This is the exact bikini bottom that convinced me thong swimsuits can work on big butts. For folks with larger busts who want more coverage and compressive support, this Knix one piece is a good place to start. It has a high neckline in the front but a low back, plus supportive straps and a shelf bra. This Curve Love top from Abercrombie has fuller bust support matched with a proportionally smaller band size and fully adjustable straps. Just be sure to check the size guide before buying your standard size; the Curve Love line is adjusted for D+ cup sizes. A good bikini bottom should also be supportive enough.

All products are chosen independently by our creative team, and all details reflect the price and availability of products at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to, The Candidly may earn a commission. Almost reminds us of those sporty suits with stripes we wore as kids. Difficult to imagine something with more of an equal blend of comfort and elegance. But leave it to Spanx to offer a pretty suit with actual smoothing support.