Shopping for a swimsuit can be extremely stressful. In fact, according to a 2020 report published in People Magazine, half of all American women experience anxiety shopping for new clothes—with swimsuits being among the most stressful clothing items to purchase. At HAPARI, we’re on a mission to change that; starting with how your swimsuit fits. In particular, finding the right fitting swimsuit bottoms is a game changer when it comes to overall fit. 

With that in mind, today's post is all about helping you find the perfectly fitting swimsuit bottoms—whether that’s ensuring you find a swimsuit that covers your butt, choosing an option with tummy control functionality, or finding the perfectly cheeky bottoms that show just the right amount of skin. We’re passionate about helping you find swimsuit bottoms that fit just right.

Woman wearing a bikini top with boy short swim bottoms


How to properly measure for swimsuit bottoms

Grab your tape measure because, honey, we’re going shopping! First, we’re going to properly measure your body, in its current state, to get your exact measurements to determine what size swimsuit bottom to get. In other words, ordering a ‘medium’ swimsuit bottom just because you usually wear that size, isn’t the best way to play this game. Up-to-date measurements are key.

So, how do you properly measure a swimsuit bottom? Simply wrap the tape around the widest part of your hips, which should be roughly 8 inches below your waist, and write down the number. That’s it! Now you can use this measurement to compare size charts and find the correct swim bottom size for your current body shape.

How swimsuit bottoms should fit

Now that you have your measurements, let’s chat about how a swimsuit bottom should fit. The number one universal rule is: your swimsuit bottoms shouldn’t be too baggy or loose fitting. Afterall, a saggy swimsuit bottom is about as bad as it gets, right?! But, a swimsuit bottom shouldn’t be too tight either. You don’t want the suit to dig into your skin making you uncomfortable.

So, what should you look for? Start with determining what type of coverage you want—do you want a bikini bottom that covers your bum completely? Do you want a higher, cheekier cut to elongate your legs? Or something in between? 

Now that you know what type of coverage you want, check out the below tips to find the perfect swimsuit bottom for your needs:

Ready to try some on? We recommend ordering a few different styles and sizes to see what styles work best for you. The goal is to find a swimsuit bottom that compliments your body shape and elongates your legs, ensure the elastic band is sitting nicely on your waist and not digging into your skin, and check the backside coverage to make sure you feel comfortable. 

Woman wearing floral bandeau tankini top with black bikini bottoms 

The HAPARI difference

At HAPARI, we create swimwear differently—our swimsuits are designed and crafted with women’s comfort and confidence in mind. This means we offer swimsuits with features women want like Tummy Tuk swim bottoms, high-neck swim top styles, and underwire tankini and bikini options. And, when it comes to finding the perfectly fitting swimsuit—and swimsuit bottoms in particular—we’ve got you covered with the ability to mix and match swimsuit tops and bottoms to find the right fit for your body.


Shop Now—Score 50% OFF during our early July 4th sale!

Now that you know how to find a perfectly fitting swim bottom, it’s time to shop! For a limited time, score up to 50% OFF your entire order during our early 4th of July sale. Be sure to use code: 4TH50 at checkout to score this deal. Better hurry though, this deal won’t last long!


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