The quest for the perfect swimsuit is like the search for the right pair of jeans: The bikini equivalent of the Holy Grail will photograph well, complement your figure, and ultimately make you feel so good that the last thing you’re worried about is making adjustments. But as we all know, finding the ideal bikini that flatters and fits top and bottom is hardly a breeze.
To simplify matters, we reached out to the bona fide bikini experts at Roxy—with almost three decades of experience in the swimwear business, they know a little something about getting swimwear right. Their genius solution? A whole line of completely mix-and-matchable bikini separates designed with every imaginable body shape in mind.
Struggling to find your perfect swimwear combo? We’ve selected three flattering bikini top styles and paired each with a whole range of bottoms to show off the endless ways we’re solving bikini dilemmas this season.
The triangle bikini is one of the more flattering cuts you can wear because of its shape. It works for women who have smaller busts because the shape provides lift, but it also works for those who are fuller up top—simply adjust the straps to ensure it will hold you in place, even if that means getting it altered. As for the bottoms, consider going for something with a higher waist or one that shows a little more cheek. And don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and prints. It’ll add dimension to your look!
Into athleisure? A racerback may be the option for you. Now more than ever, these variations feel less sporty and a lot more on trend because of cutouts, colors, and prints. Pair these with classic or cheeky bikini bottoms (your call). Roxy’s classic bottoms are ideal since they have straps—they offer coverage but aren’t as conservative as some other styles. So pack up that straw beach bag; you’re ready to go to the beach.
You’ll know you picked a good bikini top when you don’t have to think twice about adjustments. That’s why the halter top is a pick for many women who have larger chests or are looking for a fuss-free silhouette. You can basically mix and match this top with a number of bottoms, but we think it looks especially great when paired with high-waisted bottoms. It’s stylish and on trend, especially when you go for a print rather than a solid hue. Not into a high waist? Go for classic bikini bottoms here. Remember that darker hues help camouflage areas you’re not so keen on showing off.
Which bikini top style will you choose for summer 2017? Tell us in the comments below.