Combining added coverage and support with a distinctly retro appeal, the high waisted bikini is fast becoming our new go-to look for hitting the beach in style this season.
Flatter your figure with a high waisted bikini
High waisted bikinis create a silhouette reminiscent of classic 50s swimwear trends. Covering the lower stomach while enhancing the waist is the draw of the high waisted bikini, and there are a huge array of variations on the iconic style. From nautical two-pieces and multicoloured bikini bottoms to athletic and bold embellished designs, the high waisted bikini can be worn in several ways. Choose a polka dot or block coloured matching bikini set in red or navy and team with aviator sunglasses and a red lip for a chic vintage look. Printed options are a striking choice that can speak to modern trends. Go for high waisted bikini bottoms in a contrasting print and shade to your top for a contemporary feel.
Go retro on the beach with a high waisted bikini
Maximise the flattering powers of the high waisted bikini by choosing a panelled style that uses colour blocking to streamline your shape. If you like to keep things simple, pick a neutral high waisted bikini in a minimalistic style and let your accessories like beach shoes, bags, jewellery and sunglasses make the statement. Keep an eye out for features like cut-outs and photographic prints to bring the look bang up to date.