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The Most Flattering Bikini Bottom for Your Butt

Big Butt: Side Tie

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A printed side tie (LSpace Antigua White Gazebo Bottom, $75; is your favorite bathing suit when you got buns, hun. "The tie side bikini gives the ability to adjust the width without compromising the coverage," says Luli Hanimian, designer and founder of Luli Fama.


Small Butt: Brazilian

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While their itsy cut may be intimidating, Brazilian cuts (Luli Fama Sol Brillante, $82; are great for adding shape to bottoms of all sizes. "It makes a smaller butt look fuller and gives a larger butt great shape," says Hanimian. Confidence, of course, is key.

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Wide Butt: Hipster

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If you've looking to balance ample hips, this bathing suit (Suboo Hipster Bikini Bottoms, $77; will do the trick. "This suits girls that are wider on the bottom than on the top," says Sue Di Chio, creative director of Suboo.

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Curvy Butt: High Waisted

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Those with shapely hourglass curves can rock this retro high waisted style (River Island Latoya High Waisted Bikini Bottom, $25; with confidence.

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Boyish Butt: Boy Short

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Boy short bathing suits (Robin Piccone Mia Boyshort Bottom, $94; are called that for a reason. "True to their name, boy shorts look best on boyish body types, offering full coverage while complimenting a smaller frame," says Sabra Krock, creative director at Everything But Water.

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Flat Butt: Side Tie

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A flat butt also benefits from side tie styles (Basta Surf Raglan Bikini Bottom, $96, "The adjustability gives you control and a needed lift!" says Emily Ford, creative director and co-founder, Basta Surf. "It will also take attention off the rear and more to the side ties."

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Round Butt: Brazilian

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For full, round, or wide butts, less is actually more when it comes to your bathing suit (Mara Hoffman Rising Palm Bikini Bottoms, $106; "More fabric will actually make the your butt look bigger," says Ford.

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Rectangular Butt: Hipster

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If you're looking for something to add curvy shape to an athletic or "boxy butt," a classic hipster (Noontide Black and Aqua Blue Bikini, $44, works for you, says Ford. Hipster is also your go-to pick if you're looking for extra coverage.

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Droopy Butt: High Waisted

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Pick a high waisted style (Shikoku Bottom, $104; to lift a small tush. "This flatters a smaller bum since the high waist fit and elongation of fabric gives the illusion of a perkier bum," says Miller.

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Narrow Butt: Boy Short

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When you have narrow hips, your rear can appear boxy: A boy short bathing suit (Roxy Tropical Getaway Boy Short, $38; is the solution. "The wider cut sides add curves and shape," says Miller.

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Bottom Heavy Butt: Side Tie

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When you carry most of your butt in your cheeks, add ties to a one piece bathing suit (Wildfox Peach Leopard Cut-Out, $172; "If you like the fit to be a little more cheeky, you can tie it tighter or, for a bit more coverage, you can loosen up the tie," says Miller. 

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No Butt: Brazilian

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A tiny hiney gets a boost from the curvy cut. "The cheeky, minimal fabric enhances the much desired heart shape," says Oleema Miller, co-founder and designer of Mikoh. And if you're feeling overexposed with a lot of cheek on displace, a one piece can help you cover up elsewhere (Vix Solid Red Ana One Piece, $188;

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Top Heavy Butt: Hipster

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If you carry most of your butt in your love handles, eliminate the pinch with a hipster style (Trina Turk Nuevo Sol Tab Side Hipster Bottom, $72; "The thick waistband sits softly on the tummy and eliminates the dreaded 'muffin top'," says Krock.

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Petite Butt: Boy Short

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Pinched detail is necessary for the perfect fit. "The boy short (Shirred Dolphin Short, $44; is great for petites as long as there isn't too much fabric that would overwhelm one's frame," says Ford.

Heart Shaped Butt: High Waisted

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Embrace those hourglass curves and accentuate a tiny waist in a retro bathing suit (Kate Spade New York Playa Flamingos High Waist Bottom, $85; "If you have plenty of curves, this is the suit that will show them off without feeling like you're falling out," says Krock.

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