The everything-old-is-new-again adage doesn't just apply to hairstyles and shoe trends: Even bathing suits aren't immune to a nostalgic trend resurgence. Whether you're a die-hard bikini fan or prefer a little more coverage, there's one piece that'll give you the best of both worlds: high-waisted bikini bottoms. Brands like Inamorata, Maiyo, and Triangl have been debuting high-rise swim for a few seasons now, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down.
The '40s-inspired style offers more modest coverage, but it's also an edgier take on a style that's inherently more fashion-forward than a regular bikini bottom. If you're in it for the throwback look, a belted style hits it on the head; Australian label's Maiyo set comes with a polo-style tie-front bikini top that's practically begging to be paired with denim cut-offs.
If you're looking for something less vintage-inspired, Heart of Sun's ribbed two-piece is a go-to among Bella Hadid and Kourtney Kardashian. For a sportier option, look to celeb-favorite Ookioh's Bondi bottoms, which feature an adorable lace-up front and contrast trimming that would look well at home on the volleyball court. Likewise, there's plenty of saccharine takes for a quaint look, like For Love & Lemons frill and bow-tie embellished floral bottoms. Or, if the super-high cut is already out of your comfort zone, a simple style like Acacia's tan mesh pair is ideal for tipping your toe into high-waisted waters.
Ahead, 15 pairs of high-waisted swim bottoms to shop ASAP.
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