Emily Ratajkowski might have one of the best bodies in the business, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t also utilise the power of a flattering swimsuit that will enhance her curves and lengthen her limbs. Here we round up the best bikini styles the model has worn so you can adopt them into your holiday wardrobe.
1. The sporty top
Women with bigger busts tend to avoid styles like these sporty crop tops, however Ratajkowski is proof that you should give them a go. They can help to make your bust look smaller, but also give full coverage and are a much better option if you’re having an active time on the beach and not just tanning.
Triangl does this great sporty set in a number of colourways in both velvet and spandex.
Bikini, £60, Triangl
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3. The revealing bottoms
If you hadn’t already heard, the bikini thong is officially back and, obviously, Ratajkowski is a big advocate. Don’t be afraid to show off more skin by trying a high-leg style that reveals slightly more of your derriere than you normally would. They can make your legs look longer and your bum appear more peachy.
Minimale Animale is a swimwear brand famous for its bare-all bikinis and cult Instagram following. If you’re not quite daring enough to opt for the thong, their teeny tiny bottoms are a great alternative.
Bikini top, £50, bikini briefs, £35, Minimale Animale at Topshop
5. Embrace ruffles
Ruffles can be your best friend on a bikini. Whether to help distract from your bust or hips or to help give the appearance of curves, Ratajkowski is proof that a little ruffle goes a long way.
Copy her exact look with this Zimmermann favourite.
Ruffled bikini, £250, Zimmermann
7. The strapless top
Hunza G’s bikinis have a cult-like following and are the perfect way to try out a strapless style, even if you have a bigger bust. It’s a one-size-fits-all policy, meaning that the stretch fits your body like a glove. If you tend to avoid bandeaus because they don’t give you enough support, this shouldn’t be a problem here
They come in plenty of bright colours and also darker, more subdued hues.
Bikini, £120, Hunza G
9. The low back
A low-back style of swimwear literally suits everyone, so even if you’re not feeling super confident to be heading to the beach, it’s the part of the body that’s easiest to show off. The style is also great for tanning. (DIY thong bottom a la Ratajkowski, optional).
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We love the colourful take on the trend from La Reveche.
Swimsuit, £239, La Reveche at Farfetch
11. The structured top
If you do want a little more support on the beach, then take your cue from Ratajkowksi who often favours a structured wired bra.
Topshop’s pale-pink style has a flattering plunge element, but will still give plenty of coverage.
Bikini, £32, Topshop
13. The high-legged swimsuit
There is no style better for lengthening your legs than the high-legged swimsuit. If the suit cuts just above your hips, it will also help to accentuate your waist.
Norma Kamali’s take on the trend is not too revealing at the back if you’re not after a thong style.
Swimsuit, £174.85, Norma Kamali at Net-A-Porter
15. The wrap top
A wrap bikini top will be a refreshing addition to your swimwear wardrobe, but make sure to invest in one that has built-in support and structure so that it lifts you (and beware tan lines).
They look particularly great teamed with high-waisted bikini bottoms.
Bikini top, £99, bikini bottoms, £55, Ephemera
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17. The complimentary colour
Ratajkowski is a big fan of colourful bikinis, which is a great way of showing off her holiday tan. Teals, oranges and pastel hues are ones to look out for.
This Kiini number features colours that will make your tan pop.
Crochet bikini, £260, Kiini at Browns
19. The off-the-shoulder top
Swimwear is a part of your wardrobe where you can really have some fun, so don’t feel that you always need to stick to classic styles. Off-the-shoulder tops for example have a fun Fifties feel and the neckline is very flattering.
Bonus: This bikini will double up as a top if you team it with a high-waisted flowing skirt come the evening.
Bikini, £380, Lisa Marie Fernandez at Net-A-Porter
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK