Diving into the world of swimwear can be an exhilarating yet overwhelming experience, especially when it comes to choosing the perfect bottom style that flatters your body and boosts your confidence. With an array of options available, from bikinis to boy shorts, high-waisted to Brazilian cuts, finding the swimwear bottom style that suits your unique shape and personal style can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. But fear not! 

In this blog post, we'll be your trusty guide, offering insights and tips to help you navigate through the sea of swimwear options and discover the ideal bottom style that will make you feel fabulous and ready to make a splash at any beach or poolside adventure.

What to look for in swimwear bottoms

Finding the right swimwear bottoms can make or break your swimsuit look, and your confidence, at the beach. Yet finding the right ones can be really tricky. In fact, we often hear from customers that finding the right swimwear bottoms is harder than finding the right swim top. When it comes to selecting the perfect swimwear bottoms, there are a few key factors to consider. Here are some things to look for:

  • Coverage: First up, the level of coverage you prefer is a crucial aspect to keep in mind. Decide whether you want a more modest look with full coverage or if you're comfortable with a cheekier style. Options range from boy shorts and high-waisted bottoms like Swim Skirts that provide more coverage to cheekier bikini and Brazilian cuts that offer a bolder, revealing appeal. Consider what you feel most comfortable in and the level of coverage you want from your swimsuit.
  • Fit: Next, finding the right fit for your swimwear bottoms is just as important. The last thing you want is a swimsuit bottom that’s either too loose, potentially creating a “saggy-looking bum” or too tight, cutting into your stomach to cause a “muffin top.” Ensuring a proper fit is paramount for swimwear bottoms. Consider the rise and waistband placement to find a style that flatters your waistline and enhances your natural curves.
  • Style: Next up, consider what you want your swimsuit style to look like. Whether you prefer a classic and timeless look, a trendy new style or retro silhouette, or something in between, there's a wide range of options for various aesthetics. Explore different styles like high-cut, low-rise, tie-side, or ruched bottoms to find the one that aligns with your specific style preferences.
  • Design/Print: The design or print of your swimwear bottoms can add flair and personality to your beach or poolside look. Opt for solid colors for a sleek and versatile option that pairs well with different colored tops. Alternatively, go for vibrant patterns, floral motifs, stripes, or geometric designs to make a bold statement. Consider how the design complements your body shape and enhances your features.

Remember, finding the right swimwear bottoms is all about finding the balance between comfort, confidence, and personal style. Take the time to try on different styles and consider these factors to ensure you find the perfect swimwear bottoms that make you look, and most importantly, feel amazing.

Woman in HAPARI boy shorts and tankini walking on a beach with the ocean behind her

Swimwear bottom options

When it comes to swimwear bottoms, there's a wide variety of styles available, each catering to different preferences and occasions. Here's a breakdown of the different types of swimwear bottoms and when you might want to wear each style:

  • Bikini Bottoms: Bikini bottoms are a classic choice that come in various styles. Regular bikini bottoms offer moderate coverage, making them suitable for most beach or pool activities. If you prefer more coverage or want to accentuate your waist, high-waisted bikini bottoms are a great option. Both styles can be found in full coverage or cheekier cuts, allowing you to choose the level of exposure that makes you feel most comfortable.
  • Swim Shorts: Swim shorts are a versatile and practical choice, particularly if you prefer a sportier or more modest look. Longer, high-waisted swim shorts provide full coverage and are ideal for activities such as water sports, beach volleyball, or simply lounging by the pool. If you want a slightly cheekier option with added hip coverage, opt for boy short-style swim bottoms. They strike a balance between comfort and style, making them suitable for various water-based activities.

  • Swim Skirts: Swim skirts are perfect for those seeking full bottom coverage and a feminine touch. These bottoms are designed with a skirt-like overlay that provides modesty while still allowing you to enjoy your swim with confidence. Swim skirts are a great choice if you prefer a more elegant or sophisticated look, and they work well for both lounging and swimming.

  • Board Shorts: Board shorts are typically worn as a cover-up over bikini bottoms, but they can also be used for swimming. They offer a loose and relaxed fit, making them a popular choice for those seeking more coverage and a laid-back beach or surf style. Board shorts are particularly practical for water sports or when you want to transition easily from the beach to other activities.

  • Cover-up Swim Skirts: Similar to swim skirts, cover-up swim skirts provide full coverage for your bottom. However, these skirts are specifically designed to be worn over bikini bottoms as a stylish cover-up option. They are typically made from lightweight and quick-drying materials, allowing you to comfortably wear them both in and out of the water.

Remember, the choice of swimwear bottoms ultimately depends on your personal style, level of comfort, and the activities you plan to engage in. Whether you prefer a classic bikini, practical swim shorts, feminine swim skirts, or versatile cover-up options, there's a style for every preference and occasion. Embrace your unique style and enjoy your beach or pool adventures with confidence!

Woman in HAPARI bikini bottoms and bikini top walking on the beach

The HAPARI difference

So, why is finding a swimsuit so challenging? You’re often trying to find one swimsuit that has all of the the right features (things like adjustable straps, sewn-in padding or options for added Illusions™ Inserts) the right amount of coverage, and a specific style or design. Finding all three of these things in a swimsuit can be extremely challenging.

At HAPARI we know this is a common struggle for women, and especially for moms. It’s why we’ve created our entire swimwear collection to solve this precise problem. In fact, it’s our "modus operandi" or M.O.—making swimwear for women so that they feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful. Doing this also makes swimsuit shopping easy, and even fun! 

Here’s how our swimsuits are different:

  • HAPARI swimsuits are designed to be mixed and matched. There are numerous styles in our one-of-a-kind prints so you can find the perfect suit with the right features and coverage that you need, in the style that you want. You can pair a top in the design you like with a swimwear bottom that has just the right amount of coverage you prefer.

  • HAPARI swimsuits come with upgraded features. HAPARI swimsuits are quality suits. We design them specifically to be that way. For example, our swimsuits are made with features like: three-way straps to create personalized fits, sewn-in padding or double-lined tops with removable padded cups, fabric made with UPF 50+ protection, custom one-of-a-kind prints made from renowned artists around the world.
  • HAPARI swimsuits have adjustable padding and mastectomy-friendly options. The majority of our swimwear is designed to be worn with or without the standard padding.  We’ve taken this optionality even further to offer customizable options to remove the standard pads and replace them with our Illusions™ Inserts. Available in full and half-size, these breast-enhancing inserts can be used to create extra volume or as a replacement post mastectomy.

  • HAPARI swimsuits are made with waterless printing processes. At HAPARI we don’t just care how our end products look, we also care about how they are made. We choose to work with manufacturing partners that use waterless printing and sustainable manufacturing processes. It’s part of our commitment to ensuring we are an eco-friendly organization.
Woman in HAPARI High-Waisted Boy Short Bottoms and Midkini Top

Shop now and score swimwear for just $20!

Don’t forget about the HAPARI $20 Swim Sale is happening right NOW! For a limited time, you can snag swimwear tops—including tankini, midkini, and bikini styles—one piece suits, and swim bottoms for just $20 each. It’s an incredible sale and one that will not last long; we’ve set aside a set amount of inventory to be included in the sale and when it’s gone, it’s gone. This is the perfect time to stock up on new suits for your summer adventures.

This $20 Swim Sale is applicable to all swimwear pieces except new release prints. But, pssst...if you use code: SUMMER30 at check out, you can still score 30% OFF new release swimwear and loungewear pieces. Better hurry, these deals won't last long!

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