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Finding the right swimsuit for your body type is typically a game of trial and error. Bikini bottoms can be notoriously difficult to shop for. Before you start your swimsuit search, you’ll want to understand the different silhouettes available at most retailers. Whether you’re looking to elongate your legs, accentuate your waist, or highlight your bum, there’s a stylish, comfortable bikini bottom for you.
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La Mariposa’s Ashley Liddell tells POPSUGAR that her company’s bottoms are sampled more than a dozen times before being released. “A great-fitting bottom should look great on all body types and accentuate a woman’s body for the better,” she says, touting the Toluca style, which is high cut with ruched sides, crafted to lift and sculpt natural curves. But there are plenty of swimsuit styles to try before your next pool day. Whether you’re seeking more coverage or less, you’ll find options after the jump — and you’ll know exactly how to describe what you’re searching for the next time you’re shopping.