Summer is in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means…
It’s time to put on a bikini or swimsuit!
Even if you aren’t ready to hit the beach en femme, a bathing suit should be part of every girl’s wardrobe. Wear one for sunbathing, lounging by the pool, or posing in a beach babe photoshoot.
But how can you look your best when there’s so little left to the imagination?
This post contains my top trans / crossdressing bikini and swimsuit tips for looking sexy and feminine in swimwear. Read on to learn more!
1. Enhance Your Hips and Bust
To maximize the look of female curves, try these tips:
- Go for ruffles and ruching. These style details are great for adding volume where you might lack curves.
- Wear a padded bikini top. Fortunately, many bikinis and swimsuits come with built-in padding for added oomph.
- Try a skirted bikini bottom. A skirt that flares out at the hips is an easy way to add inches. It’s also great for covering areas you may not feel comfortable displaying.
2. Downplay Your Shoulders
Balanced proportions are the key to a sexy figure. By minimizing your shoulders, you can achieve a more feminine balance between your upper and lower body.
Here are some tricks for making broad shoulders appear more delicate:
- Avoid string bikinis unless you are truly tiny. Instead, select a bikini top with wide straps to balance the proportion of your shoulders.
- Try a halter top. Halter tops draw the eye in, creating a slimming effect. They’re also great for showing off cleavage.
- Avoid bandeau tops. Bandeau tops create a strong horizontal line across the chest, making your upper body look even wider.
3. Slim Your Middle
Here are 3 strategies to help create the illusion of an hourglass shape:
- Wear a shaping swimsuit. There are a lot of swimsuits (like MiracleSuit) with built-in control panels to hold in and slenderize your torso.
- Look for suits with side panels in a contrasting color. A color blocked swimsuit is a great trick for slimming your torso. The eye is drawn towards the middle of your body and the sides are minimized, creating the look of a slimmer torso.
- Wear a monokini. A monokini is a sexy swimwear style that has cutout sides. It’s less revealing than a bikini and the cutout side panels create the visual illusion of an hourglass figure.
4. Smooth Your Silhouette
It’s not just about shape and size, but about creating a sleek and smooth silhouette, too. Keep these tips in mind:
- Make sure your swimsuit fits well. A suit that is too small will dig in and create unattractive bulges and belly rolls. A suit that is too big will droop.
- Master the art of the “tuck.” Bikini bottoms leave nothing to the imagination, so you’ll want to ensure a smooth look. There are lots of forums and websites that can give pointers on how to do this comfortably. (Or take my first tip and wear a skirted bikini bottom.)
5. Pose Pretty
Posture is always important, but it’s especially crucial when your entire body is on full display.
You should always be aware of the way you hold your body when you’re in a bikini. Think about your posture whether you’re sitting around a pool chatting with friends or posing for the camera.
Keep your tummy in and avoid slouching at all times. The more long and lifted your posture, the slimmer you will appear.
Ready for your own beach babe moment?
Follow these tips and I promise you’ll look sizzling on the beach or poolside.
For inspiration, I’ve compiled a gallery of 8 stunning transgender bikini models below.
Who is your favorite? Vote below and – if you’re feeling brave – share your own beach babe photo in the comments!
8 Stunning Transgender Bikini Models
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Although I’m still quite slim, I think at 70 I’m a bit old for a bikini on the beach! Although I think I can still manage it in a soft focus picture.
Be brave!!! I just hit that milestone (7 decades) last may (2022). Here is a pic just the week before at a hotel pool in Vegas.
Great tips. I’m 30 years older than her but sure wish I could have transitioned at that age. Doing the best I can with what I got.
Marcylynn looks great in this picture,I don;t know how I would look now in a Bikini I haven’t worn one in years.
Hello marclynn you look great i have bikinis like you and wear them when we go to a hotel with swimming pool etc when the weather permits as yet not at the beach that is not out of the question by a lot shot.
Your tips were fantastic. . . .wonderfully presented. . . .
Thanks, Marilyn! 🙂
Hi Lucille and all, ho to be young again? I’m afraid at my age I don’t think it would go at all the bikini look on the beach but good for those still young enough to pull it off.
Hi Lucille and you other Girls,
I wish I could look so good! It is wonderful to see one of us make it so well in the world.
I have a beautiful print bikini with wide shoulder straps, as you suggest. I wear it around the house and on the deck to sunbath. Hmmmm, haven’t got up the courage to wear it to the beaach yet. Maybe later this summer, if it ever warms up here on the wet west coast of Canada.
I was lucky in the gene department and have a naturally feminine body, including A cup breasts, which I am growing to hopefully a B cup, at least. These are some great tips I was unaware of until now. Thank you Lucille!
yes i saw these when they came out. i’m sorta torn in a way about total fem. and she presents as totally fem. “eh, just another model” is what comes to mind. even when i see porn with a trans that is totally fem except for you know what, i just don’t see the reason. the dynamic of male and female mixed together is more interesting to me. not that beautiful is not part of the equation. and healthy and fit. all those things make a more dynamic being. i guess its how the film industry felt about women with sexy husky voices, or if a genetic woman would wear military clothing, hinting she could be a boy. sorta teased the mind a bit. maybe i’m jaded? “made her look like a military man” lovey rita meter maid. oh well.
I have seen her on several occasions, one of which is on Oprah. She knocked my pantihose off.
Yes, the Oprah interview was great.