What is a ruched bikini bottom?

A ruched bikini bottom is a type of swimsuit bottom that features gathering or pleating along the waistband and hips, creating a textured or gathered effect. Ruched bikini bottoms are often designed to be worn low on the hips and can come in a variety of styles and cuts, such as a full coverage brief, a Brazilian cut, or a thong. They are typically made of a stretchy, water-resistant fabric such as nylon or spandex and are meant to be worn in and around water. The ruching on a bikini bottom can help to create a more flattering and slimming effect on the hips and thighs, and can also add visual interest to the swimsuit.