Buying a new bikini shouldn't have to be painful; with a little knowledge, you can pick out a bikini that makes you look and feel great. Finding a flattering swimsuit you can feel confident in can be a challenge for any body shape. Bikini style bathing suits in particular can be tough to pick out; an ill-fitting bathing suit can highlight your flaws and leave you feeling self-conscious. Miami bikini shop is offering advice to those getting ready for a summer beach break. Whether you want to highlight your hips or disguise a small bust, there is a bikini shape that can work for you. It's all about finding the ideal cut and style that will give you that perfect beach body. By identifying your body shape, you can narrow down the options to find the right bikini, as different bikini styles draw attention to different parts of the body. Pear shape: If your hips are significantly wider than both your waist and bust, you're probably a pear. If this is you choose something that will draw the eyes upwards. Lighter, printed tops work well when contrasted with a solid, dark colored bottom. If you’re feeling daring try a plunging or low neckline to draw attention to your top half. Apple: If your waist is significantly wider than your hips, and equal to or nearly as wide as your bust, you might be an apple. Take emphasis away from your top half by opting for a plain top with a patterned bottom, thick straps can make your shoulders appear smaller as well as provide additional support. Show off your legs by opting for a high cut bottom. Hourglass: If your bust and hips are about the same width, but your waist is significantly smaller, you're a classic hourglass. With an hourglass figure, you can get away with most different styles, but avoid mix-matched tops and bottoms. Different colors can make your body look disproportional. Rectangle: If you're thin all around, with no significant difference between your hips, waist and bust, you're a straight shape. Frills, embellishments and gathering can help create the optical illusion of curves. If you have a long torso, avoid once-pieces. Instead, go for something with detail at the hip and bust line. Inverted Triangle: Halter tops offer plenty of support. Look for ones that can be tied around the neck and back for adjustment, that way you can get a perfect fit! Support is important for a fuller cup size so the underwire variety are an ideal fit. Fabric with stretch that won’t dig into the skin is another great choice. Adding frills, patterns or interesting cuts to your lower half will help balance out your shape. Whether you’re hitting the beach for a swim or propping up at the poolside bar, it’s all about body confidence. Check out Miami Bikini Shop for this seasons latest in swimwear styles. Happy shopping!