12 Different Types of Bikini to flaunt Your Body Shape in Style

The mercury is ever rising and leaving no option than to think of nothing but a dip in the cool water. For those of you who are heading to the beaches this summer or the lucky ones hosting private pool parties, here is an amazing write-up just in time.

types of bikini

Bikini, introduced in 1946 has gone through era of changes till date. Nonetheless, the variants have been ever revealing and smaller than the original versions.

You might be very confused as to what to choose when such occasion knocks on the door when there is no choice in the outfit of course! All of you might be up on picking up their favorite bikinis to flaunt those curves or completely ignore your body when it’s so hot outside. But, here we are to get you 12 different styles to keep yourself as enthusiastic as you are for any other party! You might shuffle between these styles and make sure you don’t end up looking like all other friends of yours.

Different types of bikini with top and bottom cuts

Till then, pick up a cool drink and just browse through these spectacular designs for your summer vacations.

  1. Bandeaukini/Strapless Bikini
  2. Multi-String Bikini
  3. String Bikini
  4. Microkini
  5. Tankini
  6. High Neck Bikini
  7. Trikini
  8. Sling Bikini
  9. Skirtini
  10. High-Waisted Bikini
  11. Fringe Bikini
  12. Flounce Bikini

1. Bandeaukini/Strapless Bikini

black solid bandeaukiniThis was perhaps the type that we first saw Sonam Kapoor in Bewakoofian turning heads of many. Also known as Bandini, this style usually has a bandeau bra and briefs contrasting with the design. Sensuous and elegant, this style is more revealing than the usual ones.

Best Picks for: Skimpy or Hourglass shaped women
A Complete No for: Women with heavy busts
Buy at: Jabong.com, Nastygal.com, Cilory.com

2. Multi-String Bikini

multicolor printed multi string bikiniAs the name suggest, the bikini has a bra with multiple straps that might end up like a halter at the nape of the neck or be styles in a modern way. Rather than simple two straps at the shoulder, this one is has innovative strap styles at the shoulders.

Best Picks for: Women with flaunting shoulders bones
A Complete No for: Women with very broad shoulders
Buy at: Nastygal.com, Cilory.com, Prettysecrets.com

3. String Bikini

blue solid string bikiniCast a magical spell by getting into one of these for your next swim. These have strings to cling at your back and also at the waist band to heat up the things a lil bit.

Best Picks for: Hourglass shaped women, Women who dare to look steamy!
A Complete No for: Women with heavy busts and thighs
Buy at: Jabong.com, Redsplashboutique.com

4. Microkini

white solid microkiniExtremely skimpy, this bikini style has bare fabric enough to cover the genitals of men or women. Very exposing variations may have a simple thread to keep things covered enough! You might need loads of guts to pull this off in public!

Buy at: Snapdeal.com, Nastygal.com, Cilory.com

5. Tankini

navy blue solid tankini bikini setFalling in decent limits, a tankini is one of the most recent forms of bikini. With a tank top having straps at the shoulder, a tankini has a contrast or matching bikini bottom. It was designed by Anne Cole who is considered to be the godmother of swimwear.

Best Picks for: All body types
Buy at: Jabong.com, Nastygal.com

6. High Neck Bikini

green high neck bikiniLess revealing than a usual bikini, the upper half of the bikini is a high neck tube that covers most of the bust with bikini bottoms. It is a good pick if your swim has a lot of sports and surfing included and keeps you comfortable and covered aptly.

Best Picks for: Water Sports, Surfing, Beach games
A Complete No for: Flat chested women
Buy at: Nastygal.com, Nordstrom.com

7. Trikini

yellow solid trikiniIn the world of haute couture, it is known as “a handkerchief and two small saucers”. It comes with a bikini bottom and two triangular pieces of fabric covering the breasts. The scintillating piece barely covers the wearer and is quite revealing.

These days the swimwear also comes with pasties and a bikini bottom.

Best Picks for: Skinny Women
A Complete No for: Very plump women
Buy at: Nastygal.com, Cilory.com 

8. Sling Bikini

multicolor sling swimsuitAlso known as the “Suspender Bikini” or “Slingshots”, it is a one-piece swimwear that provides very little coverage. Usually in Lycra, this bikini has straps going around the neck, down the back and along the midriff keeping both sides of the torso bare.

Another variation, Pretzel bikini, straps encircle the neck and around the midriff keeping the back almost bare.

Best Picks for: Well-toned women
A Complete No for: Women with heavy waistline
Buy at: Nastygal.com, Cilory.com 

9. Skirtini

retro nautical style skirtiniProviding good amount of coverage, this has a bikini top and a skater skirt as the bottom. Till date, these are considered as one of the top designs of swimwear.

Best Picks for: Women with slim waists
A Complete No for: Apple, Pear shaped women
Buy at: Nastygal.com, Cilory.com, Prettysecrets.com

10. High-Waisted Bikini

blue striped high waisted bikiniFor women who are not very fond of reveling their waistline but still love wearing bikinis, this has been a boon. The bikini bottom has a high waist and sits above the navel covering the entire waistline.

Tip: It’s a great pick if you have post pregnancy stretch marks and still coming back to shape!
Buy at: Prettysecrets.com, Nastygal.com, Cilory.com

11. Fringe Bikini

multicolor printed fringe bikini setThe bikini has fringes attached to the upper bandeau and the bikini bottom to make the whole swimwear look sensual and elegant. It is also good if you want to add on volume to your whole outfit.

Best Picks for: Slim women
A Complete No for: Apple, Pear shaped women
Buy at: Nastygal.com, Cilory.com

12. Flounce Bikini

white purple flounce bikini setYou might want to hit the summer season with one of these ravishing looks. The bikini has a flounced halter top and creates a beautiful bust line.

Best Picks for: Women with flaunting corves
A Complete No for: Apple, Rectangle shaped women
Buy at: Nastygal.com, Cilory.com, Prettysecrets.com

We hope you found the love of your swimming days right here and are ready to shop for them. Keep yourself chilled and cool with these ravishing pieces this summer. Always make sure that the bikini fits you right and doesn’t make heads turn for the wrong reason. Also, keep in mind that your skin feels okay with the bikini fabrics and compliments your body style.

Till then, enjoy the heat!!.

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Sophia Lacey

With her hilarious journey in an MNC, Sophia found her passion for life in writing. With her technical career taking her to New York, the city of multiple fashion trends, she came out to be a true enthusiast when it came to dressing up and filling her wardrobe with trends going on. Through her quest to change those around her for the same, she joins Looksgud to help her follow her true love for writing and end up writing about one thing she finds the most interesting-Fashion!!

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