RUCHED

Size & fit guide

The Ruched Bikini is a detail rich version of the classic Tie Side. Unique to us, it has that second-skin look and feel due our signature soft fabric and seamless finish. The layered fabrics and folds, really highlight Ark Swimwear’s buttery soft fabrics, more than any of our other cuts. We have constructed our seams to be concealed. This ensures there is no stitching rubbing against your skin, which is essential for all-day comfort especially around the hips and booty. Our fabrics are treated with colour fastness, anti-yellowing and UV protection to prolong and enhance their lifecycle. Our extremely soft fabric will mould to your body for a second-skin look and feel.

We do premium, timeless swimwear.

If you want to see our Ruched Bikini Bottom on your body type to see how it fits, please select one of the models below.

WHAT MAKES IT ARK

“Unique to us, it has that second-skin look and feel due
our signature soft fabric and seamless finish. The layered fabrics and folds,
really highlight Ark Swimwear’s buttery soft fabrics, more than any of our other cuts.”

CHOOSE YOUR MODEL

 Select a model below to see how fits from the front, back and side

HEIGHT: 167cm

HEIGHT: 167cm 
WAIST: 66cm 
HIPS (widest): 81cm 
HIP BONE: 79cm
BUST: 77cm
UNDER BUST: 64cm
TORSO: 135cm

MODEL A: XS/S

HEIGHT: 174cm

HEIGHT: 174cm 
WAIST: 62cm 
HIPS (widest): 88cm 
HIP BONE: 76cm
BUST: 81cm
UNDER BUST: 73cm
TORSO: 157cm

MODEL B: S

HEIGHT: 173cm

HEIGHT: 173cm 
WAIST: 66cm 
HIPS (widest): 94cm 
HIP BONE: 75cm
BUST: 84cm
UNDER BUST: 70cm
TORSO: 148cm

MODEL C: M

HEIGHT: 178cm

HEIGHT: 178cm 
WAIST: 77cm 
HIPS (widest): 100cm 
HIP BONE: 95cm
BUST: 93cm
UNDER BUST: 80cm
TORSO: 160cm

MODEL D: L

HEIGHT: 182cm

HEIGHT: 182cm 
WAIST: 69cm 
HIPS (widest): 101cm 
HIP BONE: 83cm
BUST: 94cm
UNDER BUST: 75cm
TORSO: 160cm

MODEL E: M/L/XL

YOU'VE CHOSEN MODEL A

Minimal Bandeau (Small) and Ruched (X-Small)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

Our Ruched Bikini is a subtle statement piece. 

If you like to play around with different looks, you’ll enjoy the versatility of our this. 

If you’ve wanted to try different coverages of bottom, this is a great way to have it all in one. 

 

TRYING IT ON: 

The strings and adjustable back give you flexibility to choose a coverage and style that you prefer. The front of the bikini is fixed to keep you covered – but the back can be scrunched up for skimpy coverage or stretched out for more modest coverage. 

When you try your bikini on, play with the strings to find a style and fit that you love. It may take you a few goes to find what’s best for your body – explore how the bikini feels tight, loose, high and low on your body.

To achieve a narrower look, position the bows slightly towards your front. Alternatively, if you want to accentuate the width of your hips, position the ties on the outside of your hip. 

After you’ve worn it wet for the first time, tighten the straps as the fabric will loosen slightly.

If you have tan lines, picture yourself evenly tanned when trying the bikini on. This will help you feel less exposed and have a more accurate fitting experience. 

YOU'VE CHOSEN MODEL B

Minimal Bandeau (Small) and Ruched (Small)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

Our Ruched Bikini is a subtle statement piece. 

If you like to play around with different looks, you’ll enjoy the versatility of our this. 

If you’ve wanted to try different coverages of bottom, this is a great way to have it all in one. 

 

TRYING IT ON: 

The strings and adjustable back give you flexibility to choose a coverage and style that you prefer. The front of the bikini is fixed to keep you covered – but the back can be scrunched up for skimpy coverage or stretched out for more modest coverage.

When you try your bikini on, play with the strings to find a style and fit that you love. It may take you a few goes to find what’s best for your body – explore how the bikini feels tight, loose, high and low on your body.

To achieve a narrower look, position the bows slightly towards your front. Alternatively, if you want to accentuate the width of your hips, position the ties on the outside of your hip.

After you’ve worn it wet for the first time, tighten the straps as the fabric will loosen slightly.

If you have tan lines, picture yourself evenly tanned when trying the bikini on. This will help you feel less exposed and have a more accurate fitting experience.

YOU'VE CHOSEN MODEL C

Minimal Bandeau (Medium) and Ruched (Medium)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

Our Ruched Bikini is a subtle statement piece. 

If you like to play around with different looks, you’ll enjoy the versatility of our this. 

If you’ve wanted to try different coverages of bottom, this is a great way to have it all in one.

 

TRYING IT ON: 

The strings and adjustable back give you flexibility to choose a coverage and style that you prefer. The front of the bikini is fixed to keep you covered – but the back can be scrunched up for skimpy coverage or stretched out for more modest coverage. 

When you try your bikini on, play with the strings to find a style and fit that you love. It may take you a few goes to find what’s best for your body – explore how the bikini feels tight, loose, high and low on your body.

To achieve a narrower look, position the bows slightly towards your front. Alternatively, if you want to accentuate the width of your hips, position the ties on the outside of your hip. 

After you’ve worn it wet for the first time, tighten the straps as the fabric will loosen slightly.

If you have tan lines, picture yourself evenly tanned when trying the bikini on. This will help you feel less exposed and have a more accurate fitting experience. 

YOU'VE CHOSEN MODEL D

Minimal Bandeau (Large) and Ruched (Large)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

Our Ruched Bikini is a subtle statement piece. 

If you like to play around with different looks, you’ll enjoy the versatility of our this. 

If you’ve wanted to try different coverages of bottom, this is a great way to have it all in one. 

 

TRYING IT ON: 

The strings and adjustable back give you flexibility to choose a coverage and style that you prefer. The front of the bikini is fixed to keep you covered – but the back can be scrunched up for skimpy coverage or stretched out for more modest coverage. 

When you try your bikini on, play with the strings to find a style and fit that you love. It may take you a few goes to find what’s best for your body – explore how the bikini feels tight, loose, high and low on your body.

To achieve a narrower look, position the bows slightly towards your front. Alternatively, if you want to accentuate the width of your hips, position the ties on the outside of your hip. 

After you’ve worn it wet for the first time, tighten the straps as the fabric will loosen slightly.

If you have tan lines, picture yourself evenly tanned when trying the bikini on. This will help you feel less exposed and have a more accurate fitting experience. 

YOU'VE CHOSEN MODEL E

Minimal Bandeau (Large) and Ruched (Medium)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

Our Ruched Bikini is a subtle statement piece. 

If you like to play around with different looks, you’ll enjoy the versatility of our this. 

If you’ve wanted to try different coverages of bottom, this is a great way to have it all in one.

 

TRYING IT ON: 

The strings and adjustable back give you flexibility to choose a coverage and style that you prefer. The front of the bikini is fixed to keep you covered – but the back can be scrunched up for skimpy coverage or stretched out for more modest coverage. 

When you try your bikini on, play with the strings to find a style and fit that you love. It may take you a few goes to find what’s best for your body – explore how the bikini feels tight, loose, high and low on your body.

To achieve a narrower look, position the bows slightly towards your front. Alternatively, if you want to accentuate the width of your hips, position the ties on the outside of your hip. 

After you’ve worn it wet for the first time, tighten the straps as the fabric will loosen slightly.

If you have tan lines, picture yourself evenly tanned when trying the bikini on. This will help you feel less exposed and have a more accurate fitting experience. 

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IF YOU LIKE OUR RUCHED, YOU MAY LIKE OUR...

if you like our Ruched Bandeau Bikini Bottoms but are looking for other options you may like one of these styles.

Please refer to our Coverage Guide for more product recommendations based on your coverage needs.

 

Tie-up bow detail, but with less fabric detailing 

 

Skimpy coverage without the tie-up bow detail

 

Similar coverage, without the side-ties and adjustable coverage

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RUCHED SIZE CHART

Country Extra Small Small Medium Large Extra Large
AU/UK 6 8 10 12 14
US/CAN 0-2 4 6 8 10
EU 33-34 35-36 37-38 39-40 41-42
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