8 Bikini Hacks Every Girl Needs to Know
Summer is officially here, which means one thing: it's time to break out the bikini! If you're like most women, though, you probably dread the thought of having to squeeze your curves into a swimsuit. Well, fear not! With a little know-how, you can look and feel your best in (almost) any bikini. Here are eight essential TikTok bikini hacks every woman needs to know.
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1. Choose the right size.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it's worth repeating. Wearing a bikini that's too small is not only uncomfortable, but it can also be downright dangerous. If your bikini is too tight, it can put undue pressure on your chest and lead to serious health problems like circulation issues and even crushed ribs.
Conversely, wear a bikini that's too big can be just as problematic. A loose-fitting bikini is more likely to fall off or shift unexpectedly, which can be embarrassing (not to mention dangerous if you're in the water). So how do you find the perfect fit? First, make sure to measure your bust, waist, and hips. Once you have your measurements, consult a size chart to find the right size.
2. Invest in a good strapless bra.
A supportive strapless bra is an absolute must if you want to rock a strapless bikini. Not only will it keep your girls in place, but it will also help to create a smooth, flattering silhouette. When shopping for a strapless bra, look for one that has underwire and padding for extra support.
3. Create a shape with color blocking.
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If you want to create the illusion of a more hourglass-shaped figure, try color blocking. This simply means wearing a bikini top and bottom in two different (but complementary) colors.
For example, you could pair a black bottom with a white or brightly-colored top. The contrast between the two colors will help to define your waist and give the illusion of a more curvaceous figure.
4. Use self-tanner to create a definition.
If you have a hard time finding bikini bottoms that fit well, a self-tanner can be your best friend. By applying a bit of self-tanner to your bikini line, you can create the illusion of a more defined waist. Just be sure to use a self-tanner that's specifically designed for the face and body so you don't end up with an uneven tan.
5. Try a bandeau top.
Bandeau tops are a great option for women with small busts. Not only are they ultra-flattering, but they also provide good coverage and support. If you have a larger bust, however, you may want to steer clear of bandeau tops as they can be quite revealing. You can also give it a try with one shoulder top, bottoms backwards, or two bikini bottoms.
6. Cinch it with a belt.
If you want to give your bikini a bit of extra oomph, try cinching it with a belt. This simple hack can help to create the illusion of a smaller waist and is especially helpful if you're wearing a one-piece bathing suit.
7. Use shapewear to smooth things out.
If you're not comfortable wearing a bikini, shapewear can be a lifesaver. By slipping on a pair of high-waisted shorts or a slimming tankini, you can instantly eliminate any problem areas. Plus, shapewear will help to keep everything in place so you can avoid any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.
8. Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!
One of the best things about bikinis is that they provide the perfect opportunity to show off your personality with fun and stylish accessories. So don't be afraid to experiment with different jewelry, hats, and even sarongs. The right accessories can take your bikini from drab to fab in no time.
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With love, the Ishine team.