Styles of bikini tops, bikini bottoms and one-pieces

The summer is on it’s way. That means it’s time to get hunting for your perfect swimsuit or bikini. To find your next fabulous swimwear piece, it’s good to know what all the different terms mean. So here’s a terminology list of the different types of tops, bottoms and swimsuits you’ll encounter out there. So if you’re wondering what a tankini is or what’s so amazing about a halter neck anyway? We’ve got the answers for you here. After you’ve read all this, try using our bikini and swimsuit guide to help you find the most flattering bikini or swimsuit for you or you can go check out our bikini helper right now!

Discover all the swimwear styles now!

Types of bikini tops
Types of bikini bottoms
Types of swimsuits
Conclusion

Types of bikini tops

Different types of bikini tops are good for different types of activites and different types of bodies. Read on to find out which bikini tops you should be trying on.

What is a tankini?

This is a fusion of the tank top and the bikini. A tankini provides you with the ease of wear of a bikini and the coverage of a swimsuit. If you’re don’t want to show a lot of skin or if your washboard is a work in progress, this is a great option for you. Have a look at our MM Mitchy and our MM Femme 20 tankini tops.

MM Mitchy Tankini top Black
Price Ft16,167.27
Color: True Black
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MM Femme 20 Ccup Tankini top Black
Sale priceFt8,082.02 Regaular PriceFt16,167.27
Color: True Black
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MM Femme 20 Ccup Tankini top Green
Sale priceFt8,082.02 Regaular PriceFt16,167.27
Color: Eternity
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MM Femme 20 Ccup Tankini top Pink
Sale priceFt8,082.02 Regaular PriceFt16,167.27
Color: Ballet
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What is a bandeau bikini?

Here’s your solution to the perfect tan. Our bandeau bikinis come with detachable shoulder straps so that you have the extra support when you need it. Remove the shoulder straps and voilà! a strapless tan. This look is good for the small to medium bust. Check out the Special bandeau bikini, a true summer eye-catcher. Or have a look at our MM Madeira and MM Rifle 20 bandeau bikini tops.

Meet our Rifle 20 bandeau bikini top.

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Special High waisted bandeau bikini Blue
Sale priceFt10,669.30 Regaular PriceFt21,018.42
Color: Isle
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MM Madeira Ccup Bandeau bikini top Pink
Sale priceFt10,345.89 Regaular PriceFt14,550.22
Color: Grenadine
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MM Rifle 20 Ccup Bandeau bikini top Pink
Sale priceFt6,464.97 Regaular PriceFt12,933.17
Color: Ballet
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What is a triangle bikini?

Well, the name says it all. This bikini is made up of two triangles, which cover the chest, and then some straps to hold everything together. This is a great beach babe look and a classic shape. This look is good for the small to medium bust. We like to add extra beading and ties to our triangle bikinis. Have a look at our Idyllic or our Ale 20 triangle bikinis and let your inner ‘Bond girl’ out.

Have a look at our neon Idyllic triangle bikini.

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Idyllic Neon triangle bikini Pink
Sale priceFt12,609.76 Regaular PriceFt17,784.32
Color: So Rosy
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Ale 20 Triangle bikini Green
Sale priceFt6,464.97 Regaular PriceFt12,933.17
Color: Eternity
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Ale 20 Triangle bikini Blue
Sale priceFt6,464.97 Regaular PriceFt12,933.17
Color: Fiji
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Ale 20 Triangle bikini White
Sale priceFt6,464.97 Regaular PriceFt12,933.17
Color: Seashell
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What is a halter neck bikini top?

This is perhaps the most flattering bikini top shape of all time. The halter neck bikini top is made up of two stretched-out triangles of fabric that tie together behind the neck. It provides you with just the right amount of support while also showing some skin. Simple and beautiful. For this style, check out the Admirer 20 and the Bluewave.

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Admirer 20 Halter neck bikini Pink
Sale priceFt9,052.25 Regaular PriceFt17,784.32
Color: Ballet
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Admirer 20 Halter neck bikini Green
Sale priceFt9,052.25 Regaular PriceFt17,784.32
Color: Eternity
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Bluewave Halter neck bikini Green
Sale priceFt9,699.07 Regaular PriceFt19,401.37
Color: Eternity
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Bluewave Halter neck bikini Black
Sale priceFt9,699.07 Regaular PriceFt19,401.37
Color: True Black
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What is an underwire bikini top?

These bikinis have a built-in wire structure that runs under the chest and there are usually also built-in moulded cups. Underwire bikinis are good for the larger busted amongst us, giving extra support to the chest. Check out our Palermo and Bulb bikini.

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Palermo Ccup Underwire bikini Pink
Sale priceFt10,669.30 Regaular PriceFt21,018.42
Color: Grenadine
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Palermo Ccup Underwire bikini Black
Sale priceFt10,669.30 Regaular PriceFt21,018.42
Color: True Black
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Bulb Ccup Underwire bikini Red
Sale priceFt9,699.07 Regaular PriceFt19,401.37
Color: Canyon
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Bulb Ccup Underwire bikini Black
Sale priceFt9,699.07 Regaular PriceFt19,401.37
Color: True Black
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What is a push-up bikini top?

The name gives you a clue. This bikini top serves to ‘push up’ your chest. Push-up bikinis lift the cleavage and are padded under the chest so that your bust is made to look curvier and just more out there! Check out our Eleonore 20 bikini, our MM Marianne and our MM Goa 20 bikini top.

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Eleonore 20 Ccup Halter neck bikini Blue
Sale priceFt10,669.30 Regaular PriceFt21,018.42
Color: Fiji
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MM Marianne Ccup Bikini top Black
Price Ft12,933.17
Color: True Black
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MM Goa 20 Ccup Push up bikini top Pink
Sale priceFt6,464.97 Regaular PriceFt12,933.17
Color: Ballet
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What is a high neck bikini top?

These bikini tops have a high neck line and they’ve got a more sporty look. These bikini forms are practical if you are very active on the beach. Check out our Vanessa and Riddle high bikinis.

Our Vanessa bikini with a high neck top.

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Vanessa Halter neck bikini Red
Sale priceFt9,699.07 Regaular PriceFt19,401.37
Color: Canyon
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Riddle Halter neck bikini Pink
Sale priceFt13,579.99 Regaular PriceFt19,401.37
Color: California
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MM Samurai 20 Halter neck bikini top Pink
Sale priceFt5,818.15 Regaular PriceFt11,316.12
Color: Ballet
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MM Samurai 20 Halter neck bikini top Pink
Sale priceFt5,818.15 Regaular PriceFt11,316.12
Color: Grenadine
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Types of bikini bottoms

There are many different types of bikini bottom out there. You just need to find the one that suits you best.

What are regular bikini bottoms?

This is the most common fit. Regular fit bikini bottoms usually sit lower on the hips and there is good coverage of the cheeks. This is the classic bikini bottom and suits most body types. Check out our MM Pistol 20 and MM Cabel 20 bikini bottoms.

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MM Pistol 20 Bikini bottom Pink
Sale priceFt4,847.92 Regaular PriceFt9,699.07
Color: Grenadine
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MM Pistol 20 Bikini bottom Pink
Sale priceFt4,847.92 Regaular PriceFt9,699.07
Color: Ballet
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MM Cabel 20 Bikini bottom Green
Sale priceFt4,847.92 Regaular PriceFt9,699.07
Color: Eternity
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MM Cabel 20 Bikini bottom Green
Sale priceFt4,847.92 Regaular PriceFt9,699.07
Color: Sage
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What are hipster bikini bottoms?

These are the best bikini bottoms if you have plans of action. Hipster bottoms are wide aross the leg so they are good if you are looking for total bottom coverage. We’ve got wide hipster cuts like our cute MM Aguila bikini bottom. Also check out our MM Facet, which has flattering narrower sides.

MM Aguila Hipster bikini bottom Black
Price Ft11,316.12
Color: True Black
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MM Facet Hipster bikini bottom Green
Sale priceFt8,082.02 Regaular PriceFt11,316.12
Color: Eternity
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MM Andi 20 Hipster bikini bottom Pink
Sale priceFt5,818.15 Regaular PriceFt11,316.12
Color: Ballet
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What are cheeky bikini bottoms?

Cheeky bottoms are for those ladies who like to show a little more cheek! The cut of these bottoms is more ‘V’ in shape. Cheeky bottoms help to make your legs look longer. For this look, check out our MM Sarah bikini bottoms.

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MM Sarah Bikini bottom Pink
Sale priceFt4,524.51 Regaular PriceFt9,052.25
Color: California
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MM Sarah Bikini bottom Grey
Sale priceFt4,524.51 Regaular PriceFt9,052.25
Color: Grey Day
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MM Madeira Ccup Bandeau bikini top Pink
Sale priceFt10,345.89 Regaular PriceFt14,550.22
Color: Grenadine
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What are high-wasited bikini bottoms?

The high waist is the new norm for waistlines and it is the trendiest and most flattering two piece for this season. It’s a combination of comfort and style. The high waist accentuates the waist and at the same time covers the stomach. Take a look at our Special and our Oconut bikini where the high waist is combined with a high leg creating a new summer shape.

Our Special bikini with high waist.

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Special High waisted bandeau bikini Blue
Sale priceFt10,669.30 Regaular PriceFt21,018.42
Color: Isle
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Oconut High waisted wire bikini Green
Sale priceFt9,699.07 Regaular PriceFt19,401.37
Color: Dollar
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Openairy Kimono Green
Sale priceFt12,933.17 Regaular PriceFt25,869.57
Color: Dollar
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What are tie-side bikini bottoms?

We’ve got quite a few of these in our collection. The tie-side bottoms have straps at the side, which you tie together. This makes it possible to adjust the fit. The tie-side bikini bottom is a good shape for tanning your legs as there is less fabric at the side of the garment. Check out our MM Esmeralda and MM Cabelst 20 bikini bottoms.

Our Cabelst 20 bikini bottoms with straps at the side.

MM Esmeralda Bikini bottom Black
Price Ft9,052.25
Color: True Black
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MM Cabelst 20 Bikini bottom Pink
Sale priceFt4,847.92 Regaular PriceFt9,699.07
Color: Grenadine
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MM Cabelst 20 Bikini bottom Blue
Sale priceFt4,847.92 Regaular PriceFt9,699.07
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MM Cabelst 20 Bikini bottom Pink
Sale priceFt4,847.92 Regaular PriceFt9,699.07
Color: California
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Types of swimsuits

What’s a swimsuit or one-piece?

You can guess, can’t you? It’s a suit that covers your top and bottom at the same time. These one-pieces are great for swimming . They also suit all chest sizes and cover up the stomach, should you want to have that hidden. We have a great variety of swimsuits, from the high-waisted Whitney to the neon Sundaze or our Prise with ruffles.

Shine bright in our Neon Sundaze.

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Whitney Swimsuit Pink
Sale priceFt11,316.12 Regaular PriceFt22,635.47
Color: Coral Blush
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Sundaze Low back swimsuit Pink
Sale priceFt9,699.07 Regaular PriceFt19,401.37
Color: So Rosy
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Prise Low back swimsuit Green
Sale priceFt11,316.12 Regaular PriceFt22,635.47
Color: Eternity
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Conclusion

So now you understand the terms. We’ve discussed bikini tops like the tankini and the halter neck and bikini bottoms like the cheeky and the high-waisted bottoms. The one-piece is also a great choice for the summer. Why not check out our guide to which bikinis and one-pieces suit which body types. This will give you a good idea about which of the above garments will look best on your body. Happy bikini hunting!