If you are a pear your shoulders will always be narrower than your hips, some are more extreme than others but this is a definite sign when assessing what body shape you are.
When choosing a bikini it is always best to stick to separates because you can easily choose a smaller size to fit your upper body and a larger size to fit your lower body – this will ensure you get the best fit all round. However, resist the temptation in going for a short style of brief as this will only make your bottom half look bigger than it is, a tie side bottom is much more flattering. When choosing a top you need to draw the eye upwards so a halterneck with some detailing on it is perfect.
SeafollyÂ Button Set Sail Triangle Bikini – Figleaves – £70
This triangle bikini set from Seafolly is fashioned in a smooth, snug fitting fabric and has a stitched effect around the edges with a logo detail at the hip. The triangle top has a string tie band and the hipster style pant offers moderate back coverage.
Carinne Bikini – Elizabeth Hurley Beach – Top £62, Bottoms £62
A great sporty bikini! Elizabeth Hurley bikinis are fantastic because they are sold as separates.
Metallic Embellished Bikini – Next – Top £17, Bottoms £13