Mix and match bikinis became the rage a few summers ago and have yet to fall out of style. One of the reasons mix and match works so well is that you can choose from a variety of swimsuit styles and different materials to find the perfect fitting bikini top and the perfect fitting bikini bottom.

Many women have literally two bodies when it comes to the top and the bottom. So the likelihood of finding a swimsuit with one perfect fit is rare.  You might be a petite woman with a large bust, or a flat busted woman with a pear shaped bottom. Whether you are shaped like a pear, an apple or anything else there is always a big difference between your figure when it comes to top and bottom.  You must have tried on swimsuits before where you loved the top but the bottom not so much, or vice verse.

Perfect fit top and perfect fit bottom makes mix and match bikinis fit and flatter your body perfectly

With two different bikinis you can find a wonderful bikini top and get rid of the bottoms, then finda suit with a wonderful bikini bottom and get rid of the top if you don’t like it. The odds are that you will be able to explore a variety of different cuts for the top and bottom this way. You might look great in a low-rise bottom but need a sports style or French cut top. You might like a bandeau top or under-wire top on a swimsuit where the bottoms are not flattering because they are too skimpy.  The great thing about mix and match is you can find the perfect top and perfect bottom that flatters your figure and gives you the exact coverage (or exposure) you want.

Color combinations can work in your favor with mix and match separates

By pairing a different bikini top and bikini bottom you can also create an optical illusion to play up or down the part of your body you desire. For example, if you have a big bottom you want to downplay you can choose a solid bottom to slenderize.   Then you can furthermore draw attention upward away from the bottom and towards the chest with a retro or modern design printed bikini top.

Likewise, if you have a nice bottom and are flat chested, you can have a darker top and choose a bright color bottom. Thats what supermodel Camila Alves did in this sexy beach bikini. The red just sets off the bottom part of her body and it creates a wonderful contrast with her beautiful olive skin. This mix and match black bikini top and red bikini bottom is a perfect win win.

Just remember, with mix and match you’re investing more money by purchasing two swimsuits. But you get the perfect top and perfect bottom for your particular figure and that’s priceless! Make sure to try this optical illusion figure flattering trick with your mix and match – Always choose the brighter standout color or pattern for the part of your figure you want to show off, and choose or more muted or solid color for the part of your figure you want to downplay.

Mix and match bikini


A flattering swimsuit is going to make the most out of all of the proportions of your figure.  Whether you have a perfect ten figure or are a shapely plus size, these rules apply.  It’s all about choosing the fabric, print, lines and the silhouette.  And don’t forget color, one of the most important slenderizing fashion tricks of all.

A darker solid color blocked bottom will hide the bulge.  You don’t just need black as any darker jewel or earth toned color is great for this purpose.  To hide junk in the trunk you will also want a bottom with a good supporting and stretchy spandex fabric.  These bottoms shown are figure flattering and the perfect color.

Use colors the swimsuit color to divert attention away from any hip or belly bulge flaws.  The way to do this is as shown.  Go for a solid darker color lower half and a light colored top which will give a body lifting illusion.  This doesn’t just apply to two pieces it applies to one pieces instead.  Look for darker color on the bottom and then a lighter color or a brightening detail on the top bodice of the suit to get the free body lift.

Clean looks are incredibly slenderizing.  If you have a small bust you can wear a plunging neckline.  If you have a bulgy bottom you can also give your small bust some top weight to balance out the heavier bottom portion of your body.  Do this with slight padding or and under-wire that way your figure is going to be a balanced version of curvy both on top and on bottom.

This adorable model shown in the lovely photo is wearing a wonderful slenderizing bikini.  The darker bottoms and cute side ties are flattering for a shaplier bottom.  The bandeau has a clean look.  The white draws attention upward and gives her body and figure a wonderful perky lift.  The styling is cute and coordinates with the bottoms.  The strapless look is clean and chic on her.  It also pops really well with her dark skin.  Contrast is always good.  Hot!


Mix and match bikinis can be extremely flattering on women. Sometimes the suit comes as a mix and match set whereas other times you have to purchase the two pieces separately. The great thing about mix and match is that you can choose a different color or style of top and bottom. Each can be chosen to serve a purpose.

For example, a darker color bottom can be more slenderizing.   Coupled with a different color top a swimsuit can still have a playful look without becoming too dark and dreary. A flatter chest can be enhanced with the two toned look as you can draw attention away from a problem area by creating the contrast with the two difference colors.   You can show off a nice derriere and waist or long legs with a pale light color bottom like what is shown here.   Hot!

With this bikini set by Shay Todd the model looks amazing. She has a great figure particularly her slender yet curvy waist and long legs. The light color bottom plays that up. Meanwhile the top is matte in a rich purple contrasting color. The top has a demi cup and the bottom has moderate rear coverage. The suit is tied together with diamante detailing that sparkle at the top cups and waist. The contrasting colors look absolutely sexy on her!

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