Swimsuits for Large Hips

Best Swimsuits For Large Hips – 6 Key Features to Flatter Your Silhouette

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Swimsuits for Large Hips

If you are large at your hips, you either own it or hide it. While the majority of style experts state that the best swimsuits for large hips are the ones balancing out your body and making your hips look smaller, the hot tendency is to celebrate your large hips and to choose a bathing suit that accentuates your curvy bottom.

But we here believe that there is no right or wrong way to choose the best swimsuits for large hips. There is just the way you feel is the best for you – the way that flatters both YOUR body and YOUR mind.

Some time ago I read a very interesting research on the way people assess themselves and others. So the article stated it happens on the subconscious level. People tend to like healthy looking people as it is all about the continuation of the species (nature is nature). And our subconscious identifies healthy-looking people as the best option to continue our species. But when it comes to women – there is a general perception that it is easier to deliver a baby if a woman has wide hips and our subconscious recognizes it as attractive characteristics (for the sake of the continuation of the species). Without doubt, it is a generalization but there definitely is something about it 🙂

To conclude, large hips are a gift and we should be thankful for it. But let’s have a look at the best options of swimsuits for large hips.

The Best Swimsuits for Large Hips – Put the Right Accents

Swimsuits for Large Hips

To begin with, large hips are all the rage nowadays when individuality rocks and we say goodbye to outdated stereotypes. Women are on their way to loving the way they are and the perception of the term “beautiful body” changes.

We believe the beautiful body is the body that loves itself so it is all about being yourself instead of following certain stereotypes.

Nevertheless, the key to flattering your hips is finding the right bathing suit bottom and we have discussed dos and dont’s women with wide hips should keep in mind when choosing the swimsuit.

Key Features of the Swimsuits for Large Hips

We have gathered the key features women with large hips should look for in a swimsuit depending on the effect they wish to reach.

Swimsuits for Large Hips
Choosing the Perfect Bottoms – The Key to Success

The main challenge for women with wide hips is to find the perfect fitting bottoms.

We have heard a lot of complaints about poor fit of bathing suits for curvy bottoms either being too tight, exposing the places women wish to hide or creating the saggy effect if sizing up.

Swimsuits for large hips

To begin with, it is always challenging to find the right fit regardless of the size or figure.

Therefore, it is extremely important to know what to look for and what to avoid.

When it comes to bathing suits for wide hips there are certain patterns flattering your bottom more than others.

Four basic “dont’s” for wide hips are as follow:

  • don’t choose swimsuit briefs with elastic bands or multiple straps;
  • don’t opt for horizontally printed bottoms;
  • don’t pick briefs featuring striking side detailing, such as crochet or metal decoration;
  • don’t choose boy shorts as it will accentuate your hips and make them look even wider.
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Instead of this, women with large hips should go for the following “dos“:

  • seamless bathing suits as they offer increased elasticity;
  • simple and clear designs;
  • high-waisted bikinis to show off your curvy bottom;
  • high-cut leg to compliment your large hips and make your legs look longer;
  • belted bottom as it will highlight your waist rather than hips;
  • bathing suit with skirt – just look for stylish and fashionable styles to avoid matronly outlook. Mini dark skirt will help you to hide both the hips and upper thighs;
  • a combo of a solid bottom with a multicolored top to drive the attention upwards;
  • side-ties to put the right accents and to adjust the briefs to your specific measures;
  • vertical prints to make your bottom look narrower and elongate the body.

Swimsuits for Large Hips
Off-The-Shoulder Look – Adding Volume to the Upper Part of the Body

Off-the-shoulder and bandeau bathing suits are a good option for women with wide hips who wish to make their bodies look symmetrical. This type of swimsuits will make your shoulders look wider balancing out your body thus.

Bandeau and off-the-shoulders swimsuits are elegant and graceful. However, you should pay attention to the additional features the bathing suit offers – such as control and support to make sure the bathing suit will not limit your water or beach activities.

Swimsuits for large hips
Playing With Colors – Distract the Eye

Geometric designs and color blocking gather the attention and drive the eye away from your curves. It is a great tool to downplay your large hips and curvy bottom as all of the attention will be paid to the pattern.

When playing with color blocks, make sure the prevailing color is not on the sides as it will make you look wider.

Swimsuits for large hips
The Best Choices of One Piece Swimsuits

The same principles go for one piece swimsuits for large hips. The best choices would be those with more print or pattern on the upper part of the suit. Solid dark one piece will do the trick of complimenting your body shape.

High-cut legs will elongate your legs while skirted one piece will offer an option to shelter your hips and thighs.

Vertically striped one piece swimsuit will make you look slimmer.

Racerback swimsuits will make your shoulders look wider and therefore your hips less noticeable.

Swimsuits for large hips
Emphasizing Your Assets – Rock Your Body

Anyway, emphasizing your assets works always. And the main benefit of this strategy is the boost of confidence leading to both looking and feeling great while wearing the swimming suit.

Whether you are fond of your neck, in love with your shoulders, wish to conceal your thighs or shelter the tummy, there is a swimsuit option for you. It is all about knowing what you wish to show off or hide, and finding the right features for it.

Halter top swimsuits accentuate the shoulders. V-neck and scoop neckline is a perfect choice for women wishing to highlight their neck. Plunging necklines will accentuate the upper part of the body.

Tummy Control Bathing Suits will help to shape your midsection and boost your confidence while on the beach. Or you can opt for visual effects by choosing swimsuits that hide your stomach.

If you are looking for a way to smooth out your silhouette and to look a size smaller, you could consider body shaping bathing suits.

Swimsuits for large hips
Choosing Flattering Cover-Up – Hit the Beach in Style

It is always a good idea to finish your beach outfit with a proper cover up as it can add up to the level of confidence and ensure the needed comfort between the swimming times.

Learn about the different types of women swimsuit cover ups to choose the most suitable for you.

So have our tips helped you in finding your perfect swimsuits for large hips? Is there any other tip or trick you take into consideration?

Let us know in the comment section as your experience and knowledge could be helpful to somebody.


22 thoughts on “Best Swimsuits For Large Hips – 6 Key Features to Flatter Your Silhouette

  1. Andrea

    What a great post! It’s always good to know what will look the best on you for your body type, especially when it comes to swimsuits. Definitely saves time shopping when you know what your looking for. Great to see different swim suit styles also as not everyone likes a one piece, or two piece. What kinds of patterns to wear along with what colors is also very helpful. Great page, as summer will be here before you know it!

    • hey again 🙂

      Yep – the summer comes here before we even notice 🙂 And then there is a rush to find the best swimsuit – so better to prepare to it in advance to enjoy the summer starting from its very first day. In my country – the summer is very short so it usually ends before we notice it had started 🙂 We have a joke here – the summer is coming – don’t miss that sunny day 🙂 So we do prepare in advance not to miss the short beach time. Without doubt, the bathing suit is the first to start with as it usually takes the longest time to find the perfect one unless you know what to look for and where to look. And that’s where we are trying to help out!

      Happy shopping, Arta

  2. Andrea

    Love this page the photos are awesome and the content is very easy to read. Really nice you included different types of swimsuits for different body shapes. Also like that you gave different pattern styles to flatter your shape. I think we all need a reminder of this as there is a swimsuit out there for everyone.

    • Hey Andrea

      We love such a dedicated readers who do not hesitate to leave their comment and share their thoughts. We do investigate any topic before posting it here so that each woman can find her perfect bathing suit! It is our mission 🙂

      Cheers, Arta

  3. SJ

    Hi Ms Artala, thanks again for yet another great posts.

    Your post have been invaluable this summer for choosing the right swimsuit. And my girlsfriends have been loving it too!

    Man hips are a hard one and you have provided some real practical ways to feel good on my skin. Thank you again!

    • Hey SJ

      It is a pleasure to read that you have found my article on the best swimsuits for large hips helpful. I do hope it will guide you to finding the right swimsuit to feel good while on the beach.

      Cheers, Arta

  4. Jon

    I think that the emphasis should be on swimsuits that give more accent to the curve while making them look smaller. While I think you should look at yourself in a better life I think it would be unwise to say that it should always be accepted to be in a larger swimsuit or try to get smaller. That’s where the focus should be but I like the options for larger hips.

  5. Louis

    I totally agree with you, large good are truly a gift, and I believe every lady having one should learn to flaunt it. The tips you’ve given are really helpful, and I believe bathing suits with skirt will go a long way in helping balance the body shape. I’m looking up some of those bathing suits on your other articles, and I must say they would do wonders to the beauty of every woman.


  6. ajibola40

    Nice article there and all said about best swimsuit for large hips.i feel like reading this article on hips on and on without stopping because I do appreciate ladies with big hips when they are working couple with what this article is all about. All the swimsuit for large hips that is showcase here is so beautiful and nice,i will like to introduce my girlfriends to come and take a look at the one best for them because summer  is almost here they need to go to the beach with sexy swimsuits

  7. Dawn

    I never enjoyed wearing swimsuits especially bikinis! I’m sure this site will help me get over some of my shyness about wearing swimsuits. I hope you will do a review of swimsuits for us big busted gals! I prefer to wear full suits but many of them don’t offer enough support. I’d be glad to see if there are options like this available.

    • Arta

      Hey there

      I am glad you enjoyed reading my article about the best swimsuits for large hips. If are interested in options of the best swimsuits for big busted women, please have a look here. And I have also prepared the most flattering and best fit DDD swimsuit tops that are proven to ensure the needed support.

      Hope this helps!


  8. Chas

    HI Arta,

    I was a joy to find this article on Swimsuits for large hips! My wife is always worried about how she looks on the beach. And it is that time of year again, so she is going to be looking. I know she wants her swimsuit early so she can get working on that tan!The ideas you have presented for hiding the hips are great! She may even go for the off the shoulder look in the bandeau bathing suit to help out as well! Thank you for a great site, I look forward to telling my wife the good news!


  9. Alblue

    Thank you for sharing this post. My older sister has big hips and she is usually reluctant to wear swimsuit and play with us at the beach. Now I can share to her some useful tips to make her body looks great with swimsuit. I agree that there are swimsuits (of fashion in general) to make people feel more confident toward his/her body, so thank you again.

  10. Feji ben

    I must tell you, my heart was full of joy when I saw this awesome article it would be o great help to the public as it has been of help to me. Most of the time my bae is always particular about how she looks in her swimsuit and it always not too good, and that’s why I am getting one of this one’s for her ask know it would really bring out her shape.

  11. marcuscbb

    Hi I would like to thank you for your informative article on swimsuits for large hips. I am taking my family and sister on a cruise next month but she has always had a problem with her figure but with the help from your post I’m sure she will now enjoy herself by the pool instead of being near the buffet. I think you presented some great ideas that will boost her confidence.

  12. Thomas S.

    Amazing I haven’t seen very many suits like the ones you talk about on your site. I live in Florida close to the beach and you just see the same old thing over and over.  These Tankinis look great and you definitely talk about some great ideas in this article to try to hide or distract from having wide hips even though I don’t really think that is a bad thing!  🙂

  13. Sandeep

     As a child, I remember my mother refusing to get into the pool simply because she was very body concious and didnt feel at all comfortable with the swim wear available at the time. Glad to see that times have changed for the better and there are now so many options for women today of all sizes to feel comfortable in their swim wear and enjoy swimming. Thanks for the informative article and for sharing.


  14. Lee

    Thank you for giving me a great ideal for my wife’s birthday. I think these are great suggestions to consider when shopping for swimsuits. This is a really good post but I keep clicking on all the links looking for more information to make a good buying decision for my wife. She is a small woman but some of the suggestions for large hips would for sure apply to her. I look forward to researching more on this site as we get closer to her birthday.

  15. Benny

    This is really an insightful post and i am sure that this article will be of great help to so many people just as it has really being of great help to me. This is a great article on the best swimsuits for large hips. these swimsuits makes me excited as getting these as presents will blow my wife’s mind away.

  16. Antonio


    I think it is great that you have come up with something that flattens large hip women, as they often feel left out whilst over women go round with their figure hugging bikini. I really like how you have broken down what to do to get the best look, something which every women will look for. I know that my wife will like this article, as often women do not like opinion from males, as we are seen as insensitive. I got to admit the bikinis look outstanding and I would gladly buy some for her.



  17. Ismeglamour

    Hello there, thanks for sharing this awesome article I know it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me. I must say this tips are really top notch and second to non i have been thinking of getting a new swimsuit and i think this tips would go a long way in helping me choose

  18. charsleethan1

    hello arta, wow thanks for suching such an amazing and informative post with us all, i believe these is exactly what i need at a time like these, me and my family will be going ut to swim very soon and i was thinking of an outfit to give my wife, your website has nice swimsuit outfit, i believe my wife will surely love it, thanks alot for helping me out.

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