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Brazilian vs Full Bikini Bottoms

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When it comes to choosing the perfect bikini bottom, the options seem endless. However, when you cut to the chase, there are only a few choices: Brazillian, Cheeky, Full, High-Waisted, Hipster, Moderate, Minimal, Tanga, Boyshort and Thong.

And of these choices, we’re basically talking about coverage. So, let’s simplify things down further to a Brazilian or a full bikini bottom. At Girls with Gems, swim and resort wear is a big part of our product range, which means we have a fair idea of what might work best for you and your butt … so if you’re interested … please read on.

Brazilian Bikini Bottoms

Brazilian bottoms are renowned for their daring yet stylish appeal. They typically feature a narrower cut at the back, offering minimal coverage compared to traditional styles. The distinctive feature of Brazilian bottoms is their high-cut leg openings and cheeky or minimal coverage at the rear. This style accentuates curves, elongates the legs, and adds a touch of allure to your beach look. Ideal for those who prefer a bold and trendy swimwear silhouette.

Full Bikini Bottoms

In contrast, full bikini bottoms offer more coverage and modesty. These bottoms feature wider side panels and more fabric at the back, providing ample coverage for those who prefer a more conservative or comfortable fit. Full bikini bottoms offer versatility, catering to various body types and preferences while ensuring a secure and supportive feel. This style is perfect for those seeking comfort and a bit more coverage without compromising on style.

Choosing the Right Style

Deciding between the Brazilian type and full bikini bottoms ultimately boils down to personal preference and comfort. If you're looking to make a statement and accentuate your curves with a daring, cheeky style, Brazilian bottoms might be your go-to. On the other hand, if you prefer a more modest or secure fit that provides ample coverage, full bikini bottoms are a fantastic choice.

If you're here seeking advice about your particular butt type, then know that a women’s butt usually falls into one of the following four butt categories:

  • Square or H-shaped, 
  • Round, Bubble, or O-shaped, 
  • Heart or A-shaped, and
  • Inverted or V-shaped.

Each has its own unique characteristics, and selecting the right swimsuit bottom for your “so-called” butt type can enhance comfort and/or confidence.

Square or H-shaped Bottom

This shape typically features hips aligned with the waist, creating a straighter silhouette. To add curves and definition, opt for bikini bottoms with details like side ties or ruching that create the illusion of curves. Both full-bottom swimsuits and Brazilian styles can work well, offering versatility and the option to choose based on personal preference.

Round, Bubble, or O-shaped Bottom

With a fuller and rounder shape, this bottom type accentuates curves and creates a prominent, rounded appearance. Embrace this shape by flaunting it with confidence. Brazilian bikini bottoms can accentuate your curves and add a bit of allure, enhancing your natural shape. Alternatively, full-bottom swimsuits offer coverage while complementing your curves.

Heart or A-shaped Bottom

This shape features narrower hips with a wider top, resembling the shape of a heart or inverted triangle. To balance proportions, opt for bikini bottoms with added details or ruffles on the hips to create volume. Brazilian bottoms can help create the illusion of fuller hips, while full bottoms offer coverage and balance the overall silhouette.

Inverted or V-shaped Bottom

The V-shaped bottom has broader hips with a narrower waist, forming a triangular appearance. Celebrate this shape by highlighting the waistline. Brazilian bikini bottoms with high-cut leg openings can emphasise the waist, while full bottoms offer coverage and balance to the broader hip area.


Ultimately, the best swimsuit bottom choice depends on personal preference and comfort. Embrace your body shape and choose swimwear that makes you feel confident and beautiful. Experimenting with various styles allows you to discover what best complements your unique figure and allows you to enjoy your time by the water!


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