The high-waisted bikini, a staple of '40s summer style, is once again popular and has bumped the itsy-bitsy bikini off its pedestal. The appeal of this two-piece: It provides moderate coverage without being matronly. Plus, high-waisted bottoms enhance your curves and elongate your legs. Looking to show a bit more skin? Go with a cheekier bottom and show it off. From full coverage to the teeniest of bikinis and everything in between, there’s an option suited for every body type (no pun intended). Check out our picks of the best high-cut swim sets that are perfect for the warmer days ahead.
Whether you're playing volleyball on the beach or surfing in the ocean, Andie Swim will keep you moving all summer long. Their high-waisted bottoms offer comfort and coverage while their sport bra-mimicking top keeps the girls in place.
Andie Swim Top $50 ; Andie Swim Bottom, $45
Combine sporty and chic with Vitamin A. The high waisted bottoms and bandeau style top provide all the coverage, support, and style you need both in and out of the water.
Vitamin A Top, $110; Vitamin A Bottom, $118
Kick off the summer in this ultra bright and fun-loving bikini. You'll be the center of attention at every pool party with these figure-flattering, cheeky bottoms. While you're at it, get the perfect insta with a rainbow pool float to complement your new 'kini.
Triangle Bikini, $109
Skatie's swimwear is anything but boring and their Scarlette high-waisted bottoms are proof. These classy-meets-sexy bottoms smooth and sculpt your bum in all the right places and the playful lemony-yellow color is ideal for any hot summer day.
Skatie Top, $65; Skatie Bottom, $65
Make a summertime statement in this snakeskin two-piece. The top is similar to a sports bra in that it'll hold everything in, and matching bottoms cinch at the waist to create a seamless hourglass figure.
Montce Top, $98; Montce Bottom, $88
This retro floral suit from Juillet will be your next summer classic. There's no going wrong with a playful and floral two-piece that will never go out of style.
Juillet Top, $110; Juillet Bottom, $110
Solid or Striped
This polka dot bikini top is easily mixed and matched with any of Eberjey's comfy and feminine swimwear. Pair this suit with their eyelet mini skirt that lets your bottoms peek through for a flirty beach-day look.
Eberjey Top, $118; Eberjey Bottom, $76
Game, Set, Match
This scalloped swimsuit from Marysia is equal parts sporty and sweet. You're sure to look chic in any of their easily mixed and matched pieces that are perfect for a little beach volleyball or catching some waves.
Marysia Top, $148; Marysia Bottom; $150
Little Miss Sunshine
It's time to book a trip. This high-waisted sunflower-yellow swimsuit by Jade Swim has that minimalistic feel you're looking for. Pair your bikini with a chic straw hat to complete the chic look.
Jade Swim Top, $90; Jade Swim Bottom, $90
This will be the bikini to bring if you're only allowed a single carry-on. A one-shoulder bikini in a neutral taupe is simple yet fashionable and will go with whatever the weekend has in store for you.
Same Swim Top, $120; Same Swim Bottom, $100
Madewell offers so many trendy and affordable swimsuits, and it seems as though their high-waisted options are endless. This printed top and matching high-waisted bottoms are great when you're ballin' on a budget.
Madewell Top, $49; Madewell Bottom, $49
Green With Envy
If you're going to buy a solid bikini, find one that's not the typical black. Go for a non-traditional color, like this emerald green, for a more unique vibe than what everyone else on the beach will be wearing.
Lea The Label Top, $95; Lea The Label Bottom, $90
For my fuller-chested gals, go for bikini tops like this bra-style top, that lifts you in all the right places. Meanwhile, the high-waisted bottom draws all eyes to the smallest part of your waist to show off your figure.
MYRASWIM Top, $99; MYRASWIM Bottom, $99
You can spot this Lisa Marie Fernandez from a mile away, thanks to the denim texture and tortoiseshell details (so cute!). This style, made from stretch fabric, is comfortable and flattering. Pair it with the brand's coordinating high-waisted shorts as a cover-up and go from beach to bar with ease.
Lisa Marie Fernandez High Waisted Bikini, $395
This ultra-high-waisted bottom will give you the extra boost you need to strut down that boardwalk. The high-cut bottoms make your legs look like they go for miles. Match with their one-shoulder style top and try not to turn too many heads.
TJ Swim Top, $70; TJ Swim Bottoms, $70
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