Bikinis hold a special place in my heart. Swimwear was the first market I was assigned to edit when I became a fashion editor, and now, after many years of discovering the latest trends, meeting designers, and working on photo shoots , I became an expert in bikinis. From retro maillots and barely there bikinis to swim skirts and the return of low rise I saw and tried them all. So, my Instagram has become a real testament to my continued love of bikinis.
We're filled with bikini styles, colors, patterns, and fabrics to choose from [ not a horrible situation) and it can be a challenge to filter through and find silhouettes that work best for you. Although there are bins overflowing with every single bikini style you can think of, I tend to stay true to the same six styles that are flattering and, of course, Insta-approved. I was mistaken on the side of the high, more cheek bottom, like our confessional thong bikini trend back, because the cut lengthened your legs and added to your curves. I also opted for textile fabrics; Whether it is ribbed or a scrunched knit, textured bikini is aesthetically enticing in ' grams. Below is a complete guide to the six bikini styles that are best to photograph. Trust me, they won’t let you down.
The V-Cut ' 80s Bottom
The brief inspiration ' This 80s has sprung up in almost everyone’s wardrobe, and there’s a reason: The deep V-cut fits perfectly above your hip, creating an illusion of length by accentuating your legs. No need for photo editing when a swimsuit does it for you.
The Front-Tie Top
When it comes to Instagram, I’ve learned that quiet details can enhance the quality of a post. Update your classic two-piece with a unique front-tie detail to lift up a basic bikini top. Bonus: The front tie is fully supportive.
The Square-Neck Maillot
A rare sight: I'm strengthening a piece. See, there’s nothing wrong with one piece, but if I wear one, and go to Instagram here, it should be just right. The latest neckline introduced during this period was the square neck. The understated scoop emphasizes the collarbones and, I might add, serves as the perfect canvas for a gold chain necklace.
The Cheeky Bottom
Embrace those cheekier cuts! I’m not saying you need a full thong, but try to opt for less coverage, which will naturally complement your curves.
The Textured Crop Bikini
Remember those ' 90s scrunched tops? So, they’re back with these scrunched knit bikinis. The elastic seersucker fabric complemented by the crop crop sport is for the ultimate dynamic duo.
The Classic Triangle String Bikini
Back to the classic tiny string bikini. A style that has withstood the test of time and prevails as a swimsuit outfit you won’t be mistaken for Insta.
This post was published at an earlier date and updated.