Hip Hiding Swimwear

By Kevin Elliott

No matter how much we try those dreaded cakes and fries go settle directly on the hips. Agreed that ample hips give women a more sensual appeal but for those who are on the heavier side, the hips can be a bit too much at times.

Especially if you are ambling through swimwear options, the first thought running through your mind is whether this would make your hips look big or broad. There’s no need to feel disheartened, if you do have broad hips work towards getting a flat belly in the long run and you would automatically create the much-coveted hourglass shape.

But for now, since summer is already here and if you are looking for swimwear options but have been daunted by the ones that make your hips appear all the more prominent, here are some tips on choosing hip hiding swimwear.

First of all, know your body type. Thos who are pear shaped specifically have broader hips and an overall heavier lower body. So, what swimwear option would befit this body type? To contradict the wide hips you have slender arms and toned upper body, look for swimwear options that flatter these areas. Swimdress with sarong would balance the look and hide your hips.

Sample Swimwear available from SwimsuitsForAll


Blue Palm Leaf Tie Front Underwire Swimdress
This underwire Cup Sized Swimdress bathing suit is available in sizes 8 - 26 and made by s4a is available from Swimsuitsforall

Blue Palm Tie Front Swimdress
This Swimdress bathing suit is available in sizes 8 - 26 and made by s4a is available from Swimsuitsforall

Blue Palm V-Neck Swimdress
This Swimdress bathing suit is available in sizes 8 - 26 and made by s4a is available from Swimsuitsforall

Blue Scarf Print Keyhole Swimdress
This Swimdress bathing suit is available in sizes 8 - 26 and made by s4a is available from Swimsuitsforall

Black Flyaway Bra Sized Swimdress
This Cup Sized Swimdress bathing suit is available in sizes 36 - 38 and made by s4a is available from Swimsuitsforall

Black and Pink Swimdress
This Swimdress bathing suit is available in sizes 8 - 26 and made by s4a is available from Swimsuitsforall

Black and White Floral Halter Swimdress
This Swimdress bathing suit is available in sizes 8 - 26 and made by Shore Club is available from Swimsuitsforall

V-Neck Swimdress
This Swimdress bathing suit is available in sizes 8 - 26 and made by s4a is available from Swimsuitsforall


If you don’t want to opt for a retro-styled sarong, a skirtini is what works best. It helps in hiding the hips and provides a more stylish look. Skirtini paired with ruched halter neck top is the perfect pick for this body shape. A good choice would be a Bandeau Skirtini which can also have an empire waist to accentuate and visually tone the belly area.

You can also accessorize around the neck with chunky neckpiece or a scarf to take the focus away from the lower body. Apart from Skirtni, loose shorts and swimdresses that are fitting on top and slightly flared at the bottom will help in hiding hips too. These aim more at balancing the look and drawing the attention away from the hip area.

If your hips are wider rather than being big, you should go for well-fitting shorts that sit snug around the butt area and flares over the thighs. This would make your hips look more compressed and toned. Shortinis of course are the best choice for wider hips and these can be teamed up with printed normal tank tops and bikini tops. Plus Size Shortinis is apt for every body shape and does well in hiding the hips.

Avoid swimdresses that mold every curve of your body, it would only emphasize your hips and make them all the more conspicuous. Rather go for boy shorts and normal bikini tops- why not flaunt that waist?!

Avoid briefs too, especially the high-waisted ones as it puts the hips in limelight and is a proven way to bring focus to the lower body.

Wear tummy trimmers to create a visually leaner waist and padded bikini or halter tops so that with your wide hips the overall look is more hourglass rather than pear shaped with heavy hips. So why not browse through our partner's swimsuitsforall website to see their full selection of Designer Hip Hiding Swimwear. And remember all swimsuits and merchants shown on their site ships to Canada.

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