The bikini has been changing since the beginning of its popularity. While many trends have come and gone with the swimsuit one trend seems to stick around from season to season: small. Bikinis continue to shrink and show off skin, skin, skin every season and no one is complaining. There are quite a few styles and variations in small bikinis, referred to nowadays as mini bikinis. In fact, some styles could be referred to more as a “barely there” bikini. Never fear though, there are two particular mini bikini styles that you can embrace this pool season that will offer coverage while simultaneously liberating your skin and showing off a little extra.
Brazilian Cut or “Cheeky”
This style of mini bikini is extremely popular in the US right now. This is most likely due to a cheeky bottom showing off a little extra while still providing coverage “back there”. The bottoms on this type of bikini will cut deeper up the backside and expose more of your cheeks which is of course, why it’s called a “cheeky” style.
The enormous advantage to a Brazilian cut is that you still have coverage, but you skip the feeling that you are completely covering everything up as you often do with full coverage bikinis. Full-coverage bikinis also tend to have a widening effect, but the Brazilian cut will flatter your hips and butt by the narrower profile created from the cut of the fabric.
A thong bikini will typically have anywhere from 30%-50% less fabric than a Brazilian bikini and wear similar to a pair of thong underwear. The thong style mini bikini stays modest with coverage in the front. It will either tie on the sides or the bottoms will just be one piece like the blue suit below (if you like this you’ll love the maroon bikini further down the page).
A thong bikini will offer limited visibility, and show off the majority of our backside. And, just like a pair of thong underwear, the back part of thong bottom will vary in thickness. If you’re trying to go a little more daring, than a Brazilian bikini while preserving your front coverage then, this is the style for you.