When should you start preparing for summer goodness? If you have ever wanted to make your butt look good in a bikini, then let me tell you now that you shouldn’t wait for warmer weather to show up before you start thinking about your booty. The key to having a bikini-worthy butt is keeping it in shape year round, not just when the weather turns bikini friendly. Make your butt look good in a bikini

In this article you’ll learn how to make your butt look great in a bikini, even if you’ve been a bit slack with preparation. Like anything worthwhile though, it will take some work, but the results will be so worth it. So are you ready to get started?

Why We Love Bikini Butts!

A cute bikini is a great way to show off a beautiful booty, and let me tell you now that a good looking bikini butt can be a definite attention-grabber! I’m speaking from experience (and I’m a girl). I can only imagine how much male attention a sexy bikini-clad butt would get – if I’m noticing it, the the guys surely are too!

Bikini butts
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Clearly, you will get a lot of good attention from having a sexy bikini butt.

Nice bikini buttKeeping a Good Butt Year-Round

Ladies, don’t fall into the trap of letting your body and your butt get a bit flabby during winter. Just because you may be rugged up with clothing for a good few months, doesn’t mean you should let yourself go.

Keep yourself in bikini body form with a workout program like this. The same workout plan can uncover your best bikini body yet!

Having a great looking butt which is ready to be shown off in a cute set of  bikini bottoms at any time of the year requires a bit of work, but it’s not impossible.

You can easily achieve this with the right workout program, or by incorporating some super effective butt exercises a few times a week, and keeping a healthy diet.

Make good habits now, and you’ll be glad you did later when you are getting compliments about your butt and jealous stares.

Okay, but what if you haven’t got a lot of time? You got a bit lazy, holidays got the best of you, and you’re struggling with a few extra pounds. How can you shape up in a short amount of time?

Shaping Up, Quick Smart

Only got a week or so before you need to be bikini-ready? While you may have left it a bit late to be at your best, you still have a bit of time to try and shape up the best you can.

The best way to shape up your butt in a short amount of time is by doing butt exercises to build muscle over the next 7 days and watching what you eat.

Eat ‘clean’ for at least a week and you can drop a bit of weight quite quickly. The Flavilicious Cooking recipe book is a great one as an introduction to clean eating.

Make a last-ditch attempt to firm up your butt by building up your glute muscles. Don’t overdo it with the exercise though, give your body time to rest so that it can actually build that new muscle tissue that you’ve worked so hard for.

The body responds quite well to stimulus, and exercise for muscle growth is one of those. It is possible to see fast results in a short time period if you put in the hard work.

Selecting Your Weapon of Choice

Selecting the perfect bikini to flatter your butt is another essential key to making your butt look good in a bikini. The wrong bikini choice can really take away from your look, or even make your butt look bad.

When considering a potential bikini, you should always try on the bikini and have access to a change room that has dual mirrors so that you can see how you look from the front and behind. This is absolutely vital if you want to make sure your butt is looking good in your bikini choice!

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photo credit: BOMBTWINZ via photopin cc

Tips for Selecting a Flattering Bikini Bottom


Choose a bikini bottom cut or style that flatters your butt shape. There are many different styles out there to choose from, for example:

  • Classic bikini – your classic bikini bottom cut.
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    photo credit: www.bluewaikiki.com via photopin cc
  • String bikini – a bit skimpier than the classic bikini, these have strings or ties at the sides to add a bit of variety to your look.
Black string bikini
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  • G or V bikini bottom – for the bold and the beautiful, this will really show off those buns if you’ve got something to flaunt. A G-string bikini is a lot skimpier than a V-bikini, (which just has a V shape to show off more of those cute cheeks but without the inconvenience of riding into your butt crack).
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photo credit: midwestnerd via photopin cc
  • Boyleg bikini bottom – a great option for those who might not be as confident with a skimpier bikini bottom.
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photo credit: RobW_ via photopin cc
  • Highcut  – this look is decidedly straight from the ’80s, but high cut bottoms can flatter a tiny waist, if you have one and can pull it off!
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photo credit: The Bikini Open via photopin cc
  • Padded Swimwear – this is a great option if you feel a bit flat in the butt and want a bit more volume – check out this product which can add up to 3/4″ to your butt discreetly and instantly!
Padded bikini
Padded bikini bottoms by Bubbles® Bodywear

Many bikini bottoms now come with additions to add a bit of flair and create a unique style. For example, beads, knots, chains, buckles, diamontes, ties, tassles, bows or other jewelry might be attached to the garment to add that little bit of pizzazz.

Other features such as frills, lacy highlights and use of different colored or textured materials – including stitching to create flattering ruffles (called the ‘scrunchbottom’ look) – can also work to create a style all of your own.

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I wouldn’t recommend going too overboard with these kind of features if you don’t want to draw too much attention to your butt, especially if it is a bit bigger or you are carrying a little extra weight than you would like.

However, depending on the particular bikini, sometimes these features can work in your favor to hide or play down your less-desirable features. For example, frills can create the illusion of fullness for those with a flatter butt.

Tasteful stitching can flatter your butt cheeks, and create the illusion of shape. The scrunchbottom stitching and elastic does this perfectly:

Flattering bikini
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There are so many options when it comes to fabric prints for swimwear, that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Your main two options are a plain color, or a patterned print.

Bikini print
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A plain, dark color can be good if you don’t want to draw too much attention to your butt, or would otherwise like to keep it simple and classic.

If you’re confident though, or would like to draw attention to your butt, then choosing a fabric print with a pattern can be a way to make a unique or bold statement. Horizontal stripes work well, as do patterned prints with bright colors. This can be a great way to express your individuality as well.

Adding the Finishing Touches

So you’ve selected a bikini bottom that makes your butt look sexy as, and you’re just about ready to hit the beach. One more thing that you might want to tweak before you strut your stuff though, is one that nearly all women struggle with at some stage – cellulite.

Keep the dimply cottage-cheese look in check with these cellulite busting tips. Another way to downplay cellulite is to consider investing in a spray tan or fake tanning lotion, as these can reduce the appearance of cellulite.


If you’re a little underprepared and not feeling confident in your skin, then you can still rock the bikini look and make your butt look good, just accessorize!

Try a feminine sarong or wrap if you’re worried about cellulite, these can look great and still accentuate all your curves and show off the shapeliness of your butt, without having to be subjected to the skimpiness of a bikini.

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photo credit: micadew via photopin cc

Hot pants or short shorts are another accessory that can be used if you’re uncomfortable with bearing all in just bikini bottoms. There are a lot of cute boardshorts that fit the bill and are suitable for the beach or pool. Again, this is another way you can still make your butt look good by creating that little bit of mystery around the shapely butt that is hiding underneath!

Go and Rock it!

You’re ready! Time to go strut your stuff girls, I am confident that you now have what it takes to be the star of the show if you put these tips into action! Let me know how you go!

Make Your Butt Look Good in a Bikini: Prepare now for next summer!
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11 thoughts on “Make Your Butt Look Good in a Bikini: Prepare now for next summer!

  • December 12, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Jolie, great site. I think it will be next year before my butt becomes presentable to the world. I have neglected it for too long I think :(. There is always hope :). What I need to do in general is start a routine and stick to it long term, then I know I will see the results I envy at the moment. All the best. Lis.

    • December 13, 2014 at 3:15 am

      Hi Lis,

      You’d be surprised how quickly you can shape up again if you put your mind to it! You just need to make it something that you focus on and think about every day, and that in itself will make you more likely to take action.

      I found that I did well with a home exercise program, I actually started out when I tried Tapout XT after seeing it on TV one night and deciding that enough was enough – my body was starting to look pretty rough and it would only get worse if I didn’t do anything about it!

      That got me into the habit of exercising nearly every day and I’ve never looked back, though I’ve tried many programs since then.

      You don’t have to try such an extreme program, but there are plenty of workout programs that can be done from home. Set yourself a goal of following one for 14 days straight, and see what changes you can make to your body.

      Personally I like video ones the best because I can follow along and get the full results every time. I get too lazy if I design my own workouts and give up after 10 minutes sometimes!

  • December 13, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Hey Jolie – great post. I especially liked the imagery! And I can confirm your 3rd paragraph – guys definitely notice a good bikini butt. Thanks for sharing another great post. ~Nate

    • December 13, 2014 at 3:18 am

      Hi Nate, I figured that since the post content was specific to women that the least I could do for my male readers was to provide some detailed pictures lol.. Glad you enjoyed!

      • December 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        Your thoughtfulness is appreciated! 🙂

  • December 13, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Fantastic article and it definitely gets me motivated to move that tush. it is amazing how the cut of the bikini can make all the difference, just in case we were not able to do as many squats as we would have liked. Keep up the great work and I look forward to your articles.

    • December 13, 2014 at 3:17 am

      Thanks Abigail! Appreciate your comments 🙂

  • December 13, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I agree that it’s better to start now if someone wants to have a good body for next summer. Why not have one all year round, right? =)

    • November 20, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Olena, First time I’ve seen anything like this – Thanks for sharing!


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