You might find yourself wondering, ‘What bikini suits my shape?’ as the weather turns warmer, but at Boux Avenue, we think every body is a bikini body, so if you like a certain type of swimwear - wear it! But, if you don’t feel confident in picking out a new swimsuit or bikini set, we have plenty of tips to help you find  the most flattering swimwear for you right here.

At Boux Avenue, we champion  body confidence as the most universally sexy feature and love seeing our customers shine. Use our guide to identify your body type and find the flattering bikinis and flattering swimsuits designed to best fit, complement, and showcase your beautiful figure.


The classic pear applies to our gorgeous girls with wider hips, a cinched-in waist, narrow shoulders, and a full bum.

Whether you’re drawn to barely-there thong bikini bottoms or high-waisted bikinis, high-cut styles will add length to your legs and help frame your peachy derriere.

We love the Sorrento Brazilian bikini bottoms for their sexy v-shaped front and leg-elongating, cheek-accenting shape - designed to let your natural shape do all the talking. What makes this a perfect bikini for pear-shaped ladies is the matching Sorrento plunge bikini top. With supportive underwiring and padded plunge cups, it creates extra volume on top, to complement your bottom half.

Looking for the best one-piece swimsuit for pear shapes? That’ll be the Paros cut-out swimsuit. The bold yellow high-leg style sits beautifully on fuller bums, and the waist-level cut-aways with the dramatic plunge halterneck creates further curves from the waist up. It’s a beautiful swimming costume for pear shapes.


If your shoulders, bust, waist, and hips are pretty much the same width, you likely have a straight body type - also known as a rectangle or athletic shape. Pieces that create shape, and emphasise your legs, like ruched swimwear options, are super flattering for this body type.

One of the most flattering bikinis for more athletic builds is the Ibiza plunge bikini top. This unpadded plunge top is underwired with a ruched adjustable neckline - perfect for creating lift and shape. The adjustable side ruching on the matching Ibiza bikini ruched side briefs means you can wear them in a low sporty style, or higher on the hip for a curve-creating v-front shape.

Another figure-flattering swimsuit that will emphasise your lean silhouette is the Naples crinkle super push-up swimsuit. It offers a dramatic lift - and a cross-over front tie so you can adjust as you like. Ruched sides add texture and curves to your body, whilst the sexy high-cut leg will further complement your shape.


This figure type applies when your bust and hip ratios are equal, with a well-defined waist.

We love strappy swimwear styles to emphasise a natural hourglass shape. The Grenada strappy triangle bikini top is a playful printed piece that will really work for your body. Adjust the triangle bikini top for your desired coverage, and pair them with the tie-side Grenada strappy bikini briefs (worn high on the hips) to maximise your body’s beautiful angles.

Cut-out swimwear is also a dream bathing suit style for hourglass body types. The Positano ring cut-out swimsuit has a flattering high neck that sits above four levels of curve-accentuating cutaways. There’s fabric to highlight a narrow middle, and cut-aways to highlight the curved lines of an hourglass figure. Finish with our semi-transparent Dobby spot sheer sarong tied at the midline to flatter your shape even more.


The apple - also known as ‘inverted triangle’ - is most likely your body type if you have a wider torso and large bust over narrow hips and slim legs.

Underwired bikini tops that work with your natural volume will give you the support you need to feel your best in swimwear. Look for feminine details on bikini bottoms to balance out your natural shape.

The Amalfi crinkle balconette bikini top is our top contender for apple-shaped body types. The underwired top and wide adjustable straps deliver a perfect fit up to a G cup, all in a gorgeously feminine crinkled pink material. Plus, the matching Amalfi crinkle high waist bikini briefs benefit from side ruching to add shape, texture, and adjustable coverage at the hip.


This one is similar to the apple body shape, often with extra width at the ribs and volume on the bust.

Supportive cups are a must and a high-cut leg will add poise to your confident swimwear body poses.

In black, cobalt blue, and our on-trend dark floral print, we guarantee you’ll start collecting the Ibiza swimsuit as your Summer staple. The wired cups fit up to a G cup, and the ruched neckline is super flattering. The ruched sides allow you to customise the high leg, into an even higher leg, so you can wear it exactly how you want.


This classification evolved from the pear shape, with the spoon body type typically having narrower shoulders and waists, but a curvier midriff compared to the pear body shape. We find this one is common in petite ladies.

Push-up bikini tops with embellishment will add style and texture up top, plus they are the perfect complement to the high-waisted bikini bottoms most spoon-shaped ladies will feel best in.

The Tahiti push-up bikini top’s padded cups, gold ring detailing, and shape-accenting additional straps fit the curve-balancing brief perfectly. And the matching Tahiti high-waist bikini briefs? Yep! High-waisted - with additional straps that will draw attention to your narrow waist.

We hope our guide to the most flattering swimwear for these body types has helped you find your perfect holiday outfit pick! For even more help shopping for your perfect swimwear, we have a guide on the best swimwear for your bust size too. Share your swimwear picks on Insta using #myboux.