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Bikini Bottoms Guide by Jolyn

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A bikini bottom is the lower portion of a two piece swimming outfit. They come in a variety of styles, cuts, and coverages to suit the tastes of everyone interested in wearing them.


Coverage is probably the most important and controversial topic when it comes to bikini bottoms.  Follow this coverage guide to choose what suits you best:

Full coverage bikinis

Full coverage bikini bottoms provide the most coverage. They usually sit at your hip, providing full backside and front side coverage. Full coverage bottoms are perfect for those who desire a more modest look and don’t like getting wedgies.

Andy Bikini Bottom

Medium coverage bikinis

Medium coverage bikini bottoms have less material in the back but still provide plenty of coverage. These bottoms are great for all sorts of activities.

Midl Bottom and Alanna Bottom

Slim coverage bikinis

Slim-coverage bikini bottoms have less fabric than medium-coverage styles and are cut higher in the back, often above the hipline. These bottoms are great if you don’t mind a little bum showing and enjoy soaking up the sun responsibly.

Kelia French cut

Thong/minimal coverage bikinis

As you may have guessed, this bottom provides minimal coverage. This style is great for lounging and casual swimming but not ideal for sports or active activities.


There are many different styles of bikini bottoms to choose from. You'll find a wide variety of choices when you shop for bikinis at JOLYN so you can choose one that suits you best!

French cut (high on hip) bikini

The French Cut is a higher rise bottom that sits on the hip and comes in various styles. They provide full coverage but can also be cut lower on the sides or offer moderate bum coverage.

High rise bikini

High-rise bikinis are perfect for those who want to feel covered and confident while they're by the pool or in the ocean.

Mid-rise bikini

A mid-rise bottom sits flat on the hips and is styled with an athletic look.

Mid-rise bikinis are a great option for women who want a bit more coverage when they're lounging by the pool or strolling down the beach.

Low-rise bikini

One of our most popular styles, the low-rise, is considered a moderate style that sits below the natural waistline and provides moderate front and bum coverage.

Boy short bikini

Boy shorts are super comfortable and ideal for those who love to surf or swim because they stay in place no matter what activity you're doing!

Fabric Choices

If you're looking to make your suit last a little longer, consider how often you'll wear it in the sun and the water. Your fabric choice can affect a swimsuit's longevity.

Eco choices

Feel good about looking good! Jolyn swimwear products are made from 100% Recycled materials, including fishing nets, and deliver long-term durability, unbeatable functionality, and environmental sustainability.

UV coverage

Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is important, especially when you're spending a lot of time in the water. The best fabrics provide UPF 50+ (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) protection, which means they block out 98 percent of ultraviolet rays.

Fade resistance

Certain fabrics are more prone to fading than others depending on the color and how long they're exposed to the sun (they will fade faster if left out in the direct sunlight). To prevent fading, it's best to rinse your bikinis after swimming in saltwater or chlorine and turn them inside out before washing them. Please do not leave them out in direct sunlight.

Bikini Bottom Activities

There are different options for choosing bottoms based on what types of activities you want to do. Here is what you need to know:

Athletic pursuits

Look for reinforced stitching and seams that stay flat against the body. Our MIDL Bikini bottoms for surfers and swimmers deliver heavy-duty elasticity in the legs and around the waist. Look for sturdy fabrics that can withstand repeated use. Chlorine is tough on fabric, so look for styles made with chlorine-resistant materials.

Fit for movement

Everyone will have different preferences regarding how tight they wear their bikini bottoms. The key is finding a comfortable fit that stays put through any activity. You don't want something so tight that it's uncomfortable and restricts movement, but at the same time, you don't want to wear them too loose.


A bikini bottom meant for athletic pursuits such as swimming or surfing needs to be durable due to its frequent exposure to sand and surf

Choosing a fabric that is durable and high quality is essential so that it won't get worn out after only a couple of uses. Also, check the coverage of the bikini bottom and make sure it will stay in place throughout all of your movements and won't wear out over time.


Leisure bikini bottoms are great for relaxing on the beach, vacationing, tanning, hanging out with friends, and more. Here are some things you should consider:


For comfort, choose a looser fit than tighter bottoms needed for athletic activities. You want to sit, lounge, and not worry about anything digging in or being too tight. 

We hope the guide above helps you find just the right bikini bottom for your unique needs and style. 

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