Shop by your shape

Find the right swimwear to flatter your figure with our shop-your-shape guide. Whether you are pear, hourglass, athletic, oval or diamond – we’ve got you covered.

Finding the right swimwear to flaunt your figure can be tricky, and what suits someone else may not be the best choice for you. But fear not, here at Figleaves you can shop with ease. We’ve collected our favourite pieces that can flatter, enhance and show off your individual shape – because Every Body Fits. So if you’re looking for the perfect piece for a holiday – from sculpting those curves to enhancing your waist – look no further.


Your shoulders are wide, your hips are narrow and you have a slender waist.

As you tend to be broader on top, support your bust with an underwired bikini top and define your hips and waist with detailed briefs.

  • Why not try mix and matching with a plain top and patterned brief?


If you’re a pear shape, you’ll be narrow at the shoulders and wider at the hips. You’ll probably have a flat tummy too.

Famous pears include Beyonce, Ashley Graham and Jennifer Lopez who love accentuating their shape. And why not. If you want to balance out your proportions, draw the eye upward with a plunge or halter neck – a halter neck will make your shoulders appear wider.

  • Brazilian briefs can be super flattering
  • Look for top styles that have a lot of details – like frills, prints and trims
  • Mix and match bikinis are a great option, try mixing a printed top with a plain bottom


You’re more straight up and down, like Cameron Diaz.

Narrower figures can wear nearly anything you want and look fabulous. But if it’s curves you’re after, try padded cups, tops or bottoms with bold prints, ruffles or embellishments.

  • Bold striking one-pieces with extra details like a plunging neckline or back strapping are a good go to
  • Swimsuits with panelling or print detailing that create a waist do the job too
  • High waisted briefs are a great option to define a waist


Beautifully curvy, the hourglass has a full bust, rounded hips and goes in at the waist.

Halterneck tops and low necklines are perfect for flaunting your bust, while a high-waisted brief will accentuate those curves.

  • Underwired styles are great for offering some extra bust support
  • A higher leg is flattering and will elongate your legs
  • Matching bikinis sets are a go-to
  • Combining full briefs with bra style tops will look particularly fabulous


Oval shapes tend to be have a full bust, a rounded tummy, and slim legs.

You can enhance your bust and add definition to your waist with plunging styles and waist cinching details. Tankinis are great for concealing untoned tums and dark solid colours create a lean silhouette.

  • Draw attention to those lovely pins with high cut legs
  • Prints with panel details will accentuate your waist
  • A swimsuit with tummy control or ruched details are especially flattering

Tori Shelton

As Figleaves' garment technologist, Tori is an expert at bra fittings for both lingerie and swimwear. Working with our buyers, she manages the product from fitting to production, ensuring quality, fit and materials are the best they can be.