Flatter Your Curves: The Best Swimsuits for Hourglass Shape

Look at you! You’ve got what is considered to be a perfectly proportionate figure. With an hourglass shape, your curves are sure to turn heads on your next beach day just as much as your VENUS swimsuit will. So get ready because we’re about to give you a run down on how to find the best bathing suits for hourglass figures.

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Key Features of an Hourglass Shape

  • Curvy
  • Defined waist
  • Balanced shoulders and hips
  • A bootylicious backside
  • Shapely thighs and legs

Women with hourglass shapes are smallest through the midsection with a defined waist, along with shoulders and hips that balance each other out. This curvy silhouette also has a fuller bottom, hips and bust. Go ahead and embrace those curves because finding a swimsuit that flatters your figure is a breeze!
Hourglass Body Type Graphic
Illustration of Hourglass Body Type

Best Swimsuits for an Hourglass Shape

Great news for all our hourglass goddesses, you won’t be surprised, it’s not difficult to find a swimsuit that’ll have you looking like the picture of poolside perfection! When it comes to swimsuit shopping, focus on styles that will draw attention to your itty-bitty waist, like:

  • One-pieces with plunging necklines
  • Bikinis with open necklines and hi-cut bottoms
  • Handkerchief bikini tops

Swim Styles to Avoid for an Hourglass Shape

Accentuating your curves is the name of this swimsuit game. Choose a suit that highlights your proportionate figure. Some suits may distract from your shape or make you look bigger on top or bottom, including:
  • High neck tops
  • Extremely high-waisted bikini bottoms
  • Unbalanced ruffles on top or bottom

Bathing Suits for Hourglass Figure

What to Look for In a Swimsuit for Hourglass Shapes

  • Choose bikini tops and bottoms in the same color or print to maintain visual balance of your frame
  • Opt for tops and bottoms with proportionate details
  • Try cuts and details that accentuate your waist, like wrap styles and ruching


VENUS Goddess Enhancer Top & Low Rise Bottom
VENUS Crisscross One-Piece
VENUS Belted One-Piece
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