MOTU Swim Bikini Guide | How to choose the right bikini for you

May 07, 2019

MOTU swim blog style guide
It can often be so hard finding the right bikini style for you. There are so many bikinis out there, but how do you know which is going to suit your shape and size? Because, honestly, no woman is the same shape as another, so why should our bikinis be?

MOTU swim was designed with real women in mind. Whether you have big boobs or small boobs, are thin or curvaceous.
How? By making our tops completely adjustable! All straps can be undone, tightened, and loosened, which means you're able to find the perfect fit for you.
When it comes to choosing a size, you only need to make a decision based on your cup size, the rest we've done for you!

We wanted to make the process of choosing the right style for you as easy as possible, so have put together a simple guide to help.
Of course, if you have any additional questions, we're more than happy to help put together a personalised recommendation for you, simply contact us here :)



motu swim nusa top

Our NUSA top is your classic triangle bikini top that has been carefully designed to shape your bust. Featuring string ties around the neck and back, this style is your go-to simple style for everyday beach wear. Ideally for most body shapes!


Feel like changing up your style? Untie the shoulder ties and turn the top into a bralette! Just tie the strings over the shoulder and onto the string around your back. Easy!


motu swim manta top

Our MANTA top is our go-to style for flattering support. Featuring knotted ties at the front and back, you can tighten for your desired fit and cleavage. This style is definitely one for turning heads!
Can fit all sizes, but specifically designed with our ladies with bigger busts in mind!


Our shoulder straps are adjustable with sliding knots (we're anti clasps and hardware) that you simply slide further up or down to tighten or loosen. 


motu swim hana top

Our HANA top is ideal for flattering comfort and support - your girls will feel right at home in this scoop top. Featuring knotted ties at the back, you can tighten for your desired fit. Our shoulder straps are also adjustable with sliding knots (we're anti clasps and hardware) that you simply slide further up or down to tighten or loosen. Another favourite for large boobs.


If you feel like having a little less coverage and a little more cleavage, we recommend twisting the top so that there's a twist between cups, and wearing like this! Super flattering and unique.



motu swim nusa bottoms

Our NUSA bottoms are your classic string bikini bottoms that are perfect for a cheeky and minimal coverage. Not ready for minimal? We recommend going a size up to get more coverage! Featuring string ties at the sides, adjust the tightness as desired.


Are you loving the V-shaped bottoms lately? Loosen the ties on your NUSA bottoms slightly and pull up high - this will make your waist look smaller and legs longer!

motu swim manta bottoms

There's no being shy in our MANTA bottoms. Designed to be your go-to style for tanning and turning heads. Featuring a brazilian cut, these bottoms are minimal both front and back.


Feeling confident and sexy? This style comes a little bit looser so you can pull these bad boys high above your hips to form that V-shaped look. Guaranteed to make your waist look smaller and legs even longer!


motu swim hana bottoms

Our HANA bottoms are going to be your new best friend. Designed with a seam down the back, these bottoms sit perfectly to show off your curves. Featuring more coverage than our MANTA bottoms, both on the front and back, this style is ideal for comfort AND confidence.


These babies are ready to wear. Grab 'em for adventure days down at the beach or chasing waterfalls.

We truly want all women to feel comfortable and sexy in their swimwear, and do our best to create the best swimwear for all shapes and sizes, along with guides to help you make effortless choices.
Happy shopping lovely ladies x

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Size chart

We currently stock sizes XS S, M and L for bottoms, and sizes S, M, L and XL for tops.

Please refer to the below size chart to determine the appropriate size for you.

For tops, we recommend choosing a size based on your cup size as all styles are adjustable around the back and shoulders.

If you're still unsure, please do not hesitate to contact us and we'll try our best to provide you with a personalised recommendation.

Size AU Size UK Size EU Size US Size Cup Size (based on bra band size 10)
XS 6 6 34 2 N/A
S 8 8 36 4 A-B/C
M 10 10 38 6 C-D
L 12 12 40 8 DD
XL 14 14 42 10 E+