Why Choosing Adjustable Swimwear is so Important

We love adjustable swimwear for the flexibility it provides to the wearer.  As our bodies are continually changing, and not made exactly like every one else's, its important to choose high quality adjustable swimwear pieces that can be changed to fit your unique shape.

What is Adjustable Swimwear?

Adjustable swimwear is when any aspect of a bikini top, bikini bottom, or one piece can be modified or changed.  There are many different ways a bikini top can be adjusted, while swimwear bottoms are more straight forward with typically offering side ties.  We love the flexibility offered with adjustable swimwear, and suggest that if you are going to purchase a high quality piece, why not get an adjustable piece that can mold and support you as your body and preferences for fit change over time.

What are the advantages of buying adjustable swimwear tops?

1. It's easier to find the perfect fit

There are very few aspects of the female figure that change more than a busts size and shape.  Adjustable swimwear tops can tie in the back to achieve more support, have adjustable straps that can tighten and hold a top upwards and create cleavage, but most of all provide comfort by not restricting how it is worn.

2. Bikini tops that adjust can offer varying levels of support

As adjustable swimwear can be tied as tight or loose depending on preference, the wearer has control over how much support they want a piece to offer through tightening or loosening straps.

wrap bikini top

Shop the fully adjustable Kailua Wrap Bikini Tops

3. Adjustable swimwear tops can be more comfortable

Having anything on that is too tight can be distracting and uncomfortable, anything worn that is too loose while swimming is a recipe for a nip slip.  With having control over these aspects, it can greatly increase how comfortable a swimsuit is to wear.

4. Change the amount of coverage provided

A simple triangle top can be made small or large to be able to cover how much you are comfortable with and can be modified based on the situation as well.  On a vacation with friends? More cheeky please.  Around family? Some more coverage would be appreciated.  

What are the types of Adjustable Bikini Top Styles?

While purchasing a bikini top, we prioritize pieces that feature as many adjustable elements possible for a particular design.

1. Swimsuit top with adjustable shoulder straps

Adjustable shoulder straps are a staple for a comfortable and supportive bikini top.  Typically they will adjust in the back, similar to a bra, and this is hugely helpful when bikini tops get wet as they typically stretch and need to be tightened. 

adjustable back strap bikini top

Shop our collection of adjustable bikini tops

2. Adjustable under bust strap that ties behind the back

This element is crucial for being able to modify support.  Bikini tops that tie in the back are a favorite as they allow your body to grow and change over time, adjust to be as tight or loose as you would like, and increase the chance for having the perfect fit.

3. Adjustable Cup Coverage 

Adjustable bikini cup coverage is typically found on a traditional triangle bikini top and is ideal for enhancing cleavage.

adjustable cup bikini top

4. Adjustable bikini front tie 

Less common but oh so nice, is being able to achieve lift and cleavage with an adjustable front tie.  Tighten the straps to get ample lift, or reduce to increase coverage.

front tie bikini top

Our adjustable front tie bikini top, The Laguna Top in white rib.

What are the advantages of buying adjustable bikini bottoms?

1. Customizable Fit

Having bikini bottoms that can tie on the sides means that you can customize the fit and feel to your body.  

2. Enhanced Comfort 

Adjustable swimwear bottoms can be more comfortable as you can tighten before getting in the water, or loosen if feeling the need for a little breathing room.

3. Can Change with your body

Our bodies are constantly changing.  When you buy a high quality swimwear piece, its important to choose an adjustable bikini style that can adapt to those changes throughout the years to ensure you can continue wearing it for as long as possible.

4. Can alter how you wear it as styles change

Love the high hip look that has swept the swimwear world over the last few years? So do we! If you have an adjustable bikini bottom you can simply hike the sides up, tighten once in position on your hips, and have yourself a brand new look.

5. Adjust the amount of coverage as you see fit

Our Kailua bottoms were strategically designed to be able to be worn multiple ways.  If you prefer more coverage, wear traditionally, with more fabric coverage in the back.  If you would like a cheekier cut, flip the bikini bottoms around and place the side with more coverage in front for a high hip, high waisted look.

adjustable bikini bottoms

What are the Types of Adjustable Swimsuit Bottom Styles?

1. Side Tie Bikini Bottoms 

Swimsuit bottoms that tie on the sides are an ideal bottom option that will adjust and change with you from day to day and year to year.  It is so comfortable to be able to adjust to your preference.

side tie bikini bottoms

2. Adjustable Coverage Swimwear Bottom

Some styles, like our Kailua bottoms, can be worn "backwards" to achieve a cheekier, higher hip look.


3. Front Tie

Although not as drastic of a change, some swimwear bottoms have modifiers in the front for slight variations in fit and style. 

front tie adjustable bikini


Our Biggest Tips for Choosing Adjustable Swimwear Pieces

Choose high quality pieces that will last for many seasons.  By pairing this with swimwear that is adjustable and can change and mold to your body, it increases the life expectancy of each piece, by adding both physical longevity to the product and the adaptability to new trends.

Think about what you most prioritize when buying a bikini.  Is it how the cup will fit? Go with a triangle bikini top with an adjustable cup that slides on the bottom string. Is it about achieving and maximizing support? Choose a swimwear top with a thick under bust band that ties in the back so you can adjust it to your liking.