Fashion Day: Matching Two Piece Bikini Separates

Fashion Day: Matching Two Piece Bikini Separates

Do we really need to have a matching set of bikinis?  The answer is – not really.  Well, to some extent.  You see, I am NOT a “matchy matchy” type of chick.  In fact, I do not go by the rule that my belt should match my shoes, or my bag should match my shoes… That sort of thing.  To an extent of course.  The same goes with two piece swimwear.  Gone are the days where you only can buy a set, so why are we still so hung up over whether the top should match the bottom?  Well, you shouldn’t throw those “rules” completely out the door, but in this day and age you can be a little bit more flexible.  Here’s how I “match” my bikini/tankini tops and bottoms.

Matching Two Piece Bikini Separates


  • Block Colours

colour blocking swimwear

^Coral bikini top now $45.49, ^Mint Side Tie Bikini Bottom $19.95, ^Royal Blue Cover Skirt Bikini Bottom $29.00 & ^Black Boy Shorts Bikini now $41.99

If you want something that goes together well, one way is to focus on colour.  If both the top and bottoms are a plain block colour, then I say go crazy and have fun with it.  Mix and match the different colours to bring some life to your swimsuit.

  • Prints + Plain

matching bikinis colours 1

^Black Twist Front Bikini Top $29.00, ^Black & White Bikini Top now $76.97, ^Coral with Black Piping Bikini Top $29.00, ^Printed Multi Textured High Waisted Bikini Bottoms $29.00

If say one is printed, then the way I do it is to pick a colour from that printed piece and pick another plain piece in a colour that is featured on the print.

colours 2

^Printed Bikini Top $12.00, ^Pink Bikini Bottom $20.00

Another way is to match it to a secondary colour of that primary colour.   Basically, if say I have a blue bikini top, I’d match it with a mint green bottom, because green is made when you mix yellow and blue together.  In fact, I could even match the aqua with a yellow.  See what I’m saying?

  • Complimentary

complimentary colours

^Coral Bikini Top $12.00, ^Navy & White Bikini Brief $25.00

Or you can go for a complementary colour scheme.  That always works out well too!  For instance a coral piece would go very well with navy. Or red with navy.  That sort of thing.


Can we mix patterns?  Well, with “pattern clash” being on trend, I can’t see why not!  Again, it all depends on HOW you mix and match it, especially if you’re someone that doesn’t like something that’s too busy.

  • Stripes + Dots

stripes and dots

^Navy & White Striped Tankini $35.00, ^Navy & White Striped High Neck Cropped Top now $66.47, ^Navy & White Side Ties Bikini Bottom now $10.00, Navy & White Full Brief Bikini Bottom $79.95

Best ever combination in my opinion! Play with stripes and dots, and try having them in the same base colours or complimentary base colours (top and bottom).

  • Patterns + stripes

patterns and stripes 2

^Tie Dye Halter Bikini Top $19.95, ^Floral Bandeau Bikini Top now $20.00, Navy & White Full Brief Bikini Bottom $69.95

pattern and stripes swimwear

^Geo Print Tankini $33.00, ^Geometric Print Halter Bikini Top now $10.00, ^Horse Print Tankini $33.00, ^Black & White Stripe Bikini Bottom $10.00

Same concept as the stripes + dots when it comes to matching the colours.

That’s just a simple way of how I mix and match my bikini separates.  I’ve got an aqua top that I can wear with the navy and white polka dot bikini bottom, and I can switch the top with my red and white striped tankini.  The red patterned bikini top I have can be worn with a plain navy bottom and the plain navy bottom can also be worn with the striped red and white top and the aqua top.  Endless possibilities!

Do you have to have a matching bikini top and bottom or do mix and match with what you’ve got?

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