Petite Figure

Petite Figure

If you have a petite figure, you are probably used to trying on swimsuit after swimsuit that simply does not fit.  One of the biggest problems to plague petite women when it comes to bikini shopping is a bottom that is too big.  There are a couple of different solutions that should have you happily shopping for a new bikini in no time.

One of the simplest and often overlooked answers to this common problem is an adjustable bikini. Bikini bottoms that tie on both hips give you flexibility to adjust it to fit your own frame.  String bikinis and also bottoms with wider ties are perfect for a petite figure.  Pair it up with a triangle top that also has adjustable ties.  For even more fit flexibility look for a triangle top that has cups that slide along the bottom string, and you will find yourself in the best fitting bikini you have bought in quite a while.

Another great way for women with a petite figure to get a great fitting bikini bottom is to embrace the scrunch or puckered look.  Most bikini bottoms are designed so that the fabric stretches flat across your butt.  A scrunch or puckered bottom has a gathered stitch running down the center of the backside so the fabric more closely follows the contour of your cheeks.  This one simple detail works wonders for doing away with the dreaded sag that can ruin an otherwise fabulous bikini bottom.  For the best of both worlds, look for a bikini bottom that has adjustable sides and a puckered backside.

An excellent perk to having such a small frame is that women with a petite figure look amazing in vibrant, busy prints that might be overwhelming or unflattering on a larger frame.  Go for swimsuits that have bold or modern prints for a big-impact look.