Sommer Swim understands that every body, bust, and booty is unique – one size does not fit all, and neither does one particular bikini style. We want you to feel confident and empowered wearing a Sommer Swim bikini top or bikini bottom, and the first step to getting there is making sure you’re wearing the correct sizing and style to show off your physique. Shopping for a new bikini should feel empowering and exciting, not intimidating. Consider these 4 ways to check that your Sommer Swim bikini will fit perfectly, before jetting off to your next sun-drenched destination.
1. SHOULD I SIZE UP OR DOWN FOR SWIMSUITS?
We recommend sizing up in bikini tops and bikini bottoms if you are in between sizing. We also recommend taking one size up in the Marlowe Bandeau Top from your regular sizing. If you aren’t confident choosing a size you can always check your measurements against our detailed size guide or use the 'find my fit' feature on the product page you're interested in.
2. HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BIKINI TOP IS TOO SMALL?
For a correctly fitting bikini top the bottom seam should sit flat against the underbust, the fabric should feel smooth against your body without cutting in to the under arm, side body area, or under bust. You should also be able to slide your finger between the fabric and your skin, with the straps sitting snug, but not tight
. If your top is doing the opposite and you’re experiencing spillage out of the cup and red marks, your bikini top is too small.
3. WHAT BIKINI TOP STYLE IS BEST FOR MY BUST?
Your bikini top should make you feel nothing less than supported and confident. You want to make sure the material is fitting comfortably around the bust without any puckering (too big) and without cutting in (too small). We’ve made a selection of our best-selling styles for small and large busts below.
FLATTERING BIKINI TOPS FOR A-B CUP
The Uma bralette top is a simple triangle design with adjustable straps, which create a push up effect to give you a little lift.
Our tanning essential Marlowe Bandeau Top is perfect for smaller busts with its knot detail and minimal design.
The Xena halter bikini top is not a supportive style and more on the cheeky side of coverage, making it perfect for smaller busts. Wear the tie strings as a classic halter neck, bandeau style, or crossed over the chest for a unique look.
BIKINI TOPS FOR C-D CUP
Our version of a bust lift can be found in the Anais Top
featuring a cross over halter top that gives a natural enhancement to all bust sizes. With a thicker band for support, adjustable straps and a seamless clasp finish at the back this will be a staple to take you (well supported) through seasons.
The Uma bralette bikini top - minimalist heaven without foregoing support. Featuring double lining for reinforcement in all the places you need.
Envision bombshell beauty status in the Rylee Balconette Top
. Designed with sculpted underwire cups for support, distinctive pleat detailing at the front and sides, and adjustable straps that can be removed for a second bandeau look.
4. HOW SHOULD STYLES WITH ADJUSTABLE STRINGS FEEL ON THE BODY?
We love our adjustable string styles as they offer our customers a customised fit to suit their unique shape. Maybe you need more room around the bust but a tighter fit around the upper back. Or maybe you love the flexibility of wearing your bottoms mid or high-waisted which can be achieved by tightening or loosening strings on the tie side bikini bottoms. Your adjustable strings should be fitted enough on the body to stay put, but not so tight that it cuts in or hurts.