1/15/13 7/23/12 POPSUGAR Fashion Summer Style Best Swimsuits For Your Body Shape: Pear Shapes 2011-05-16 11:55:27 Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shapes July 23, 2012 by Noria Morales 42 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow The pear shape is like an exaggerated hourglass figure: slim on top, with wider hips, rear, and upper thighs. If you have a pear-shaped body and want to minimize your widest part, while highlighting your most slender parts, here are the things to look for: SKIRTED BOTTOMS: There are all kinds of skirted bottoms, from sexy, ultra short fitted ones to swingier versions. The skirted bottom, as opposed to bikinis or briefs, simply covers up your widest parts. For extra coverage on the thigh, look for a clean skirted bottom. To flatter thighs, a skirted bottom should fall just below the largest part of the upper leg. In general, you can choose a fitted skirt or a loose version, whatever is more comfortable for you. DARK BOTTOMS, PRINT ON TOP: Since you're smaller up top, use a print to draw attention upwards. Keep the bottom dark and solid, and it will perform an amazing trick of the eyes and make you look smaller overall. An embellished, ruffled, or deep neckline on top works the same way to draw the eye upward, minimizing the bottom. We found suits for all types of styles, click our slideshow to see our picks, and click the links to shop. Looking for more tips and tricks? Click over to our ultimate swimsuit guide for more body-specific shopping help. Shop Brands 6 Shore Road · Freya · Seaspray · DKNY · Tyler Rose Swimwear · Calvin Klein · Victoria's Secret · Lands' End Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shaped This suit has a number of good qualities: sweetheart neckline and cups to draw eyes upward, ruching for extra tummy control, a ruched, ruffled-tipped skirt to slim you, and a sexy retro pinup feel. Calvin Klein Solids Shirred Swim Dress ($139) Calvin Klein Solids Shirred Swim Dress (Petrol) - Apparel $138 from Zappos Buy Now See more Calvin Klein One-Piece Swimwear Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shaped The deeper v-neck will have all eyes on your top half, while a slim-fit bottom helps to streamline your hips — you'll be the glamazon of any beach day. 6 Shore Road Coast One-Piece Suit ($138) 6 Shore Road Coast One-Piece Suit $138 from REVOLVE Buy Now See more 6 Shore Road One-Piece Swimwear Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shaped Channel a retro bathing-beauty style in this sweet polka-dotted, skirted one-piece. The flattering, halter-neckline puts the focus on top, while a skirted bottom helps hide what you're not so crazy about showing off. Seaspray Polka Dots Skirted Bandeau Swimsuit ($113) Seaspray Polka Dots Skirted Bandeau Swimsuit $112 from Figleaves Buy Now See more Seaspray One-Piece Swimwear Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shaped We love the bright cobalt hue, the supportive bra-style top on this, and the slimming skirted bottom. J.Crew Ruched French French Top ($48-$50) and Beach Skirt ($52) J.Crew Ruched French French Top ($48-$50) and $48 from jcrew.com Buy Now Beach Skirt $52 from jcrew.com Buy Now Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shaped The gorgeous detailing and bustier-style top will have all the focus on your top half, while a solid bikini bottom will help to minimize attention to your bottom half. Zinke Starboard Bustier Bikini Top ($99) and Hipster Bottom ($66) shopbop.com Two-Piece Swimwear Zinke Starboard Bustier Bikini Top $99 from shopbop.com Buy Now See more shopbop.com Two-Piece Swimwear shopbop.com Two-Piece Swimwear Zinke Gidget Hipster Bikini Bottoms $66 from shopbop.com Buy Now See more shopbop.com Two-Piece Swimwear Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shaped The colorblocking on this suit is like a body-slimming secret weapon. The light color at the bust draws in the eye, while black along the sides helps to trim your hips. DKNY Colorblock Cami Maillot ($67) DKNY Colorblock Cami Maillot (New Blue) - Apparel $112 from 6pm.com Buy Now See more DKNY Swimwear Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shaped The skirted bottom on this classic black bikini let you flaunt what you want with confidence, while concealing your upper thighs and rear. Pair it with your black bikini top or mix it up with a printed top. Freya Eclipse Swim Skirt ($14, originally $19) Freya Eclipse Swim Skirt $19 from Asos Buy Now See more Freya Two-Piece Swimwear Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shaped Balance your proportions with a pretty print up top and a classic, solid bikini on bottom. Land's End Regular SwimMates Sweetheart Floral Bikini Top ($45, originally $55) and Regular Mid Rise Solid Swimsuit Bottom ($25, originally $40) Lands' End Women's Regular SwimMates Sweetheart Floral Bikini Top $55 from Lands' End Buy Now See more Lands' End Two-Piece Swimwear Lands' End Women's Regular Floral Beach Mid Rise Solid Swimsuit Bottom $40 from Lands' End Buy Now See more Lands' End Two-Piece Swimwear Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shaped The ruffles here do more than lend a girlie, flirtatious vibe — they also help distract from your bottom half and put all the focus up top. Tyler Rose Swimwear My Valentine Bandeau in Pink/Orange ($91) Tyler Rose Swimwear SPORTS ILLUSTRATED My Valentine Bandeau $91 from REVOLVE Buy Now See more Tyler Rose Swimwear Two-Piece Swimwear Best Swimsuits For Your Body: Pear Shaped Say hello to one of your sexiest swimwear options The molded cups will help support and flatter up top, while a ruched skirt holds you in and covers you up strategically on bottom. Victoria's Secret Skirted Bottom ($19-$21, originally $38-$42) and Push-Up Bandeau ($28-$30) Victoria's Secret Forever Sexy Skirted Bottom $38 from Victoria's Secret Buy Now See more Victoria's Secret Two-Piece Swimwear Summer StyleBikinisSwimwearShopping Stay Stylish With OurFashion and Beauty Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Fashion and Beauty News Street Style Beauty Tips Celebrity Style Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.