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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011
Difference wearing a regular bikini and a push up bikini from Envy Push Up
There are all kinds of swimsuits for all body types, and for women who are looking for a bit of an enhancement in the bust or chest area, the push up bikini is the answer. Various types of swimwear are available to suit different body types, and choosing the right type of bathing suit helps ensure that a woman will look her best on the beach or by the swimming pool.

So what body type is best suited for a push up bikini? As the name implies, this is a two-piece bathing suit that "pushes up" or lends support; in this case, it's the top piece of the swimsuit that does the pushing up. This is why push up bikinis are very popular with small-busted women, or those that wear a small bra cup size.

Yellow push up bikini swimsuit from Victorias Secret

In addition to lending an appearance of a larger cup size, a push up bra also creates cleavage and makes a woman appear more curvy on top. How is this achieved? Some swimsuit tops, like the above Victoria Secret's MiracleBra, have pads that can be removed or replaced; these pads are made of either fabric or a kind of soft gel.

Some push up bikini tops have a thin underwire in the seam that helps push up the breasts. So it isn't just small-busted ladies who stand to benefit from this type of swimwear. It's also suitable for women who need a bit of support in the chest area to improve the appearance of a sagging bustline.

Some bikinis look good not only when worn out of the water, they retain their fit and shape and don't lose their capacity to give firm support even when it gets wet when the woman wearing it goes swimming, surfing, or sailing.

One good example of this is the Envy Push Up Bikini from Voda Swim. The bikini's material doesn't absorb large amounts of water, so it stays in shape even when it gets wet. Even without any underwire and or stiff padding, many women rave about how it creates a natural-looking larger bust size and how it feels and looks comfortable in and out of the water.