Bikinis for pear shaped figures can be a challenge to find. As with every body type, pear shapes have their own hang-ups and parts to make the most of.
What's a pear-shaped body? It's the most common and classic proportion for a women's body, and it simply means your hip measurement is greater than your bust measurement. Or, to simplify things, the widest part of your body is below the waist, around the hips, and you have narrower shoulders.
When choosing a bikini, you want to balance out your figure, specifically your hips with your slim upper body to avoid looking bottom heavy (as that's normally the frustration pear-shaped women have). The best way is to accentuate your top half with prints, brights or details and go for something low key on your bottom, whether it's a block colour, or just a simple style of brief.
Not feeling so great about your pear-shaped bod? It's beautiful. Some of the world's sexiest women are pear-shaped. Rihanna, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian... You don't see them shying away from slinky swimwear so check out our round-up of the best bikinis for pear-shaped bodies, to get you feeling fabulous on the beach this summer...