Fold down bikini briefs, or fold over bikini briefs, are highly flattering as they don't create a harsh line across the waist or tummy area. The panel part adds extra camouflage and they are often richly ruched for a soft, draped effect. Swimwear that flatters the belly generally falls into two categories - slimming with control panels, or ruched and draped. In the case of fold down briefs, the bikini bottoms don't usually contain control mesh, but they are versatile as you can adjust the waist height of the brief and make adjustments for sunbathing, walking or swimming.

Which brands produce fold over bikini bottoms?

Pour Moi, Moontide and Fantasie tend to include a fold over brief in many collections. Pour Moi is at the lower end of the price scale, with Moontide and Fantasie retailing at around £24-£32 per brief RRP.

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