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Even though Mother Nature created women with childbearing in mind, hip shapes still vary. While those well-endowed in the booty department generally curse the extra girth, straight-figured ladies wish they had it. If you tend toward the later, why not use optical illusions to create hips where there are none? Designers play magician when concocting bikini bottoms that enhance tiny hips and make you appear bootylicious. Knowing what styles to pull off the rack minimizes dressing room time you'd otherwise spend basking in the sun.
Be stoked you can rock boy shorts without cutting off your circulation. Boy shorts balance out the missing element, creating a much more proportionate look. Modeled after a men's boxer brief, the skimpier cut of the boy short provides full coverage without forsaking sexiness. True, they're not for everyone. But ladies with slender bottoms benefit from the optical illusion provided by extra fabric.
String Bikini with Sides Ties
String bikinis turn heads. Appropriate only for those with slighter figures, this minimalist cut leaves no room for guessing. Choose a bottom with side ties to give a fuller appearance through the rear. Fabric ties create bigger bows and enhance the view better than skimpier strings. For a balanced, "bare-all" look, opt for the string bikini with ties.
Bright Colors and Patterns
Flamboyant colors are a go-to for the eye. By choosing bikini bottoms in bright colors or patterns, you enhance your bottom half. Patterns add dimension and give the expression of fullness, whereas colors trick the gaze into interpreting a larger mass. Don't be shy -- go flashy. Most girls would kill to graciously pull off wearing a flirty suit in the season's trendiest summer prints.
Detailing and Accesories
Up the ante with bottoms featuring ruffles, bows, skirts and belts. While skirts and ruffles can camouflage large hips, they reverse this effect on smaller bodies. Extra detailing gives the eye a resting place and creates the impression of curves. Low-rise bottoms with belts hitting hipside are sure to make your booty blossom.