I’ll be the first to shout “anyone can wear any type of swimsuit they want!” so I want to kick this post off by making it clear: wear anything that you like wearing.
That being said, I personally know that I have certain colors and cuts of swimwear that I just like better and that I think fit my body better than other swimsuits.
Knowing what the best swimsuits are for my pear shaped body type helps me online shop a lot easier. So, if you also have a pear shape body and haven’t felt like you found a swimsuit that’s THE ONE, let me help you!! Including plus sizes.
What Is A Pear Body Shape Type?
As a pear body type, I think we’re pretty dang cute. We have big butts and tighs, usually narrow waists (the fit pear girlies will have killer abs!) small to medium busts or upper body, and narrow shoulders.
Basically – the widest point on our body is our hips. I have a big butt, a large stomach but this waist that is always snatched in even when I don’t try.
When dressing, it can be hard to find something that fits pear shapes well since my waist is much more narrow than my hips and that can be hard for designers to nail. Often bottoms are either too tight at the hips but too loose at the waist.
Best Style Of Swimsuit For Pear Shapes
When it comes to bathing suits, I’ve worn everything under the sun but these are the things I look for in swimwear to look and feel my best.
I tend to gravitate towards:
- High waisted bikini bottoms: these rid above my belly button and sit at my narrow waist to add more curves to my figure, plus keep everything in. These are also the best bikini for hourglass shapes, too!
- One piece swimsuits: Pear shaped bodies always look great in a one piece since it smooths over the figure line. Plus, they’re just comfy.
- Longer Bikini Tops: I love a tiny bikini top, but ones that extend a few inches down my torso do look best as my bust is smaller and this helps even out the lines to draw attention to my whole figure instead of one area. But, not tankinis!
For example, in all these photos I’m wearing this green one piece, this pink high waisted bikini bottom and this blue bikini that has tons of top support. They all are my current faves!
And tend to stay away from:
- Very low bikini bottoms: I have a big butt and big tummy and low cuts make odd lines on my body figure.
- Bows/Belts: sometimes swimsuits, mostly one pieces, come with bows or belts that always hit too high or too low on my waist.
7 Best Swimsuits For Pear Shape Body Types
Ok, now onto my curated list of best bathing suits for pear shaped women and people! You won’t find “pear-shaped swimwear” as a sorting feature on websites, but I gathered all my favorite swimsuits over the years that I know will flatter you SO dang well, my fellow pear babe.
I own this high waisted bikini set and love it. It's cheeky but sits over my belly button which is what you look for when shopping for bikinis for pear shaped bodies since it has good tummy control.
- Underwire in bra
- Bottoms cover belly button
- Smaller coverage (limited tan lines!)
This bathing suit for pear shaped folks is perfect since the top has thicker shoulder straps, thus evening out the shape of your body visually. Look for necks like this. It's high waisted and has a tie-front top so you can make sure it fits snug no matter your bra size. Plus, the color just screams Legally Blonde and I love that.
- rib material so it's very stretchy
- high waist
- tie-front top to fit your bust
- wide shoulders to even out shape
I usually love colorful one pieces but this black one piece is dang good. It makes me feel like Meredith Blake. The mesh cut out hits at your waist, which is what pear shape swimwear should do, and the one shoulder draws the eye upwards instead of downwards. Looks really good with a straw hat, too.
- Super snug on curves
- Mesh cut out hits at waist
- One shoulder top
- Classy & timeless style
My favorite pear shaped swimsuit is this bikini that I've owned for years. I also have a few friends who own this bikini and it looks amazing on all of them so it's a true winner. TRUST ME, buy this!
- Best seller
- adjustable straps
- I own it in 3 colors
- tons of bottom coverage
This is hands down the best bathing suit for pear shaped people of all skin tones. This unique lime green color looks great on everyone, I swear (even me, a pale girl!) The sweetheart neckline draws the eyes upwards and away from pear shape's larger lower half and is just super comfortable to wear.
- Adjustable tie straps
- Unique color
- Low sweetheart neckline
Remember - pear shape bodies tend of have a narrower waist, so I love this high waist bikini set with a halter top that really highlights that waist action and adds more curves to the body. Plus, it's really sport and will stay on even when you're diving!
- Sporty look
- High waist for tummy control
- Halter for top control
This is a color changing swimsuit!!!! OMG, how fun is that?! Pour some water on this and it'll change purple to pink. Beyond the fun wow factor, the side cut out is perfect for pear shapes since our waist is smaller. The cut out draws the eye up and almost looks like it's "wrapping" our body. Plus, it's really fun.
- Color changing fabric!!!
- Side cut out to draw eye up
- Butt coverage
Pear is one of the most common body shapes so I hope this helps a lot of you shop for something super cute this year!
If you shop for swimsuits from Cupshe, I also have a great discount code for you! Use code Whimsy15 for 15% off on orders $70+ or WHIMSY20 for 20% off $109+
Bonus – Best Swimsuit Coverups For Pear Shapes
Hey, you can’t go to the beach without a good cover-up! When looking for cover-ups, I lean towards linen pants to avoid chub rub, long dresses or long kimonos to quickly throw on.
I also like those little crop top cover-ups that even out my more narrow top.