11 Chic Bikinis That *Actually* Fit Big Butts

I’ve got a big butt and I cannot lie — these bikinis are straight-up fire.

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Mark my words: This summer, cheeky bikinis for big butts will finally have their moment. If you’ve already been riding this wave, I salute you. But for me, the level of self-confidence has taken some time to develop.

I love my curves, but for some reason, I’ve always taken a more modest approach when it comes to swimwear. I love a bodycon dress or micro-mini skirt, but come bikini season, I shop exclusively for modest, full-coverage silhouettes. Despite it being one of my best assets, I always felt like I needed to cover up my bum.

Dozens of boring bikinis later, I made a pact with myself to ditch the full-coverage bottoms and take some risks — and I haven’t looked back since (figuratively, because I’ve literally been looking back at it nonstop). I’ve even ventured into thong bikini territory and found some of my most flattering fits there.

I know it can be scary, but consider this your sign to cut back on all that excess fabric. A little cheek never hurt anybody! From high-waisted cheeky cuts to skimpy low-rise numbers, there is more for you beyond the world of frumpy one-pieces. Trust me.

Ahead, peruse my personal favorite bikinis for big butts below, from retailers like Good American, Aerie, Frankies Bikinis, and more.

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Aerie’s Twist High Cut Cheeky Bikini Bottoms are my jam when I need just a little more coverage. Similar styles offer too much fabric in all the wrong spots, but the high sides and dip at the front work in harmony to really accentuate my curves. Plus, these come in 12 shades and sizes XXS-XXL.


New-to-me brand Brisea Swim really impressed me with the Ella Bottoms, which feature a sweet knotted detail on the hips. Usually, I don’t like strappy bottoms, but this one gives me Baywatch thigh in the very best way. On sale now, it comes in six colors and sizes S-L.


Good American is my go-to for everything from bodysuits to denim, so it’s no surprise that their swimwear also slaps. When a full-coverage bottom isn’t the vibe, but I’m not feeling a tiny thong, their Always Fits Better Cheeky Bottoms are the perfect happy medium. Bonus points for a whopping 14 colorways and sizes XXS-5XL.


BFyne is the brand for It Girls. I first discovered them at PARAISO Miami Beach Swim Week in 2021 and immediately became obsessed with their artsy silhouettes. Sold as a set, the Wilna Top + Bottom comes in sizes XS-XXXL. The sheer paneling around the bottoms gives my bum ample coverage without sacrificing any spice.


Plus-size fashion girlies already know Eloquii makes the best summer attire, but don’t sleep on their swim selection. The Low Neck One Piece Swimsuit is a perfect ‘fit to have on standby for beach days. Shop it in two colors and sizes 14-28.


This is the exact bikini bottom that convinced me thong swimsuits can work on big butts. Available in six hues and sizes S-L, plus petite, this stretchy, comfortable thong doesn’t dig into your crack (rare!) and I can pull the sides up high or down low as needed.


If Frankies Bikinis is good enough for Gigi Hadid, it’s good enough for me. Their Curve Collection is my go-to for booty-flattering bottoms. This one’s got coverage in the front and cheek in the back, and you can shop 17 colorways and sizes XS-XXL.


I had assumed H&M swimsuits wouldn’t fit my curvy figure, but I’ve fallen in love with these basic Bikini Bottoms. In fact, I’ve already snagged them in three colors, including this hella-on-trend sparkle style. They’re low-rise enough to get a great tan, without making me feel insecure. This is the first full-coverage bikini bottom I’ve ever worn that stays put when I’m walking or swimming. Sizing ranges from 0-20 (My advice? Size up!).


Rielli suits scream “Take me to a private island to luxuriate!” and I couldn’t be more here for it. Sold as a set, the Cabo Suit has high sides with a low-rise front. The thick, ribbed material doesn’t budge or dig in, while the single-sleeve top takes it from basic bikini to full-on fashion moment. The Cabo suit comes in three colorways and sizes XS-L in Short and Long.


Another PARAISO Swim Week discovery, I snagged these Hammered Trim Bikini Bottoms last year and have been wearing them ever since. The statement hardware caught my eye, but I never would’ve believed they’d hug my curves so well. These come in five colors in sizes 0-12, and they’re one of the few high-waisted swim bottoms that don’t give me diaper bum. (If you know, you know.)


Riot Swim is my newfound obsession, primarily because their signature nylon and Spandex blend fabric is buttery soft. Like, I want to wear these bikini bottoms as undies every day of my life. This high-waisted thong fits like a glove and it comes in five muted hues and sizes XS-XL.