The swimsuit style has been a mainstay in beach repertoires for years, and with seemingly everyone looking to step out for a statement summer or perhaps beach time, stylish designs are emerging more than ever. High-waist swimsuits are in trend, and they’re known for their fits that flatter the curves of a woman’s body. You might already own a classic one-piece, but why not add a high-waisted bathing suit?
Traditionally above the navel, today’s high waist swimsuits, which range from the super high-rise to the bare belly-button grazing, also give off a sense of comfort, security, nipping, and tucking in the right places. From vibrant-colored two-pieces to patterned sets, we’ve compiled some stylish swimsuits to improve your vacation wardrobe. Have a look and don’t hesitate to buy them.
The Fishnet Bikini.
Review: “BADDIE ALERT! The bottoms fit perfectly, although I wish the top was a bit tighter. I love it, and so does my husband.” —Jessenia. Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes L–3XL Plus and ten colors).
The Two Pieces Scalloped Trim One Shoulder Bikini.
Review: “First of all, I never write reviews, but this suit is beyond amazing, so I felt like I needed to share! I hate swimsuits, hate shopping for them, and especially hate putting them on. This is by far the most comfortable and adorable suit I have ever put on. I am in love! I sized up, and it fits perfectly! I am a mom of three little ones, so I am constantly running around in a suit, and this stays put, and, as I mentioned before, it is so comfortable. I want it in all the colors now!!!” —Michael A. Byrd. Get it from Amazon for $27.66+ (available in sizes S–XL and seven colors).
The Ladder Cutout Bikini.
Review: “I’m so happy with this purchase! It’s so hard to find good quality bathing suits in bigger sizes, and this one is so cute. I was really nervous about the top because I’m a DDD cup. Most bathing suit tops even in plus sizes are too small for me. I’m happy to report that this top fit very well. It has pretty decent support and the straps are adjustable as well. I would love to order other colors now that I know it fits so well.” —SofiaCarolina85. Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes M–4XL and 16 styles/colors).
The Malibu Top And Bottom Set.
Night Dive is a woman-owned small business with a fantastic assortment of swimwear pieces that support body positivity and are also sustainable. I ordered this bathing suit a few months ago, and it has quickly become my most-grabbed-for swimsuit. I love the color and cut of the top and bottoms. I’m a huge fan of the V-shaped bottoms, AND these aren’t “cheeky” bottoms, so you don’t have to worry about your bum hanging out. I love where they hit my on waist, and there’s nothing I adore more than a long-length bathing suit top. It gives incredible support and makes me wanna order both in more colors.
Review: “This top is durable and holds my chest. I ordered both a L and XL. I kept the large just for additional compression. I’m so happy to find a sustainable company that supports all sizes. I can’t wait to buy more!” —Courtney. Get the top from Night Dive for $69 (available in sizes S–6X) and the bottoms for $69 (available in sizes S–6X).
The Glam Two Piece Bikini.
Review: “I wish I could give this six stars! To my curvy ladies, this bathing suit is an absolute must! I’m about to buy it in every color it’s so perfect! The quality feels super expensive, and the colors are vibrant and just straight-up stunning. I’m 5’6″ and weigh about 195 pounds, with a 39D-DD bust, and I usually wear a size 12–14. The 3XL fit perfectly.” —HoneyEyes0012. Get it on Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S–4X and 19 patterns and two solid colors).
The Padded Bikini Set.
Review: “I love this bikini. It’s so cute! The material is what you want want from a bathing suit, and it looks just like the picture. It’s a little bit tight, but nothing I can’t deal with. I can genuinely say I’m happy with this bikini, and I’ll be buying more from this brand.” —Kat. Get it on Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 24 colors/patterns).
The High-Rise Bottoms That Gives The 80’s Bikini Vibes.
The Cheeky Bikini is a woman-owned small business that’s known for its (yep, you guessed it) cheeky swimsuits. Review: “These bikini bottoms are EVERYTHING! They are a perfect fit! Extremely comfortable! They accentuate the beefy cheeks! I seriously can’t put into words, how much I love them! They have raised my confidence and I love showing them off!” —Destiny B. Get them from The Cheeky Bikini for $55 (available in sizes XS–2XL and 13 colors).
Review: “Loved this suit! I went to Mexico on vacation and was concerned with getting too much sun. The top was perfect and I was expecting to hate the bottoms but they fit and looked great for my frame! Not only was this functional but super cute and I received a lot of compliments. I also did not get sunburned laying on the beach all day.” —Amazon Customer. Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and 11 colors/styles).
The Glam Two-Piece With Lace Detailing.
Review: “I love this swimsuit! I have a very muscular frame, a big booty, and I do not have big boobs at all. The bottoms fit great and come up high enough. The top is super cute. This is the closest I’ve come to a bikini in 15 years. Since having kids I’ve gone for the tankini look but this looks great on me! Something I never thought I’d say about a swimsuit.” —Amazon Customer. Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 15 colors).
The Colorful High-Waist Two-Piece Bikini.
Youswim is a small swimwear brand based in the UK. Their one-size system is meant to fit seven different sizes! Review: “This swimsuit is AMAZING. As someone who wears a 36D, I am just shocked at the support that this swimsuit gives me up top without any padding or under wire. You can move and nothing falls out. When you first pull it out, you’ll wonder how the top is going to even cover a nipple, but then magic happens. The bottoms are high waisted and great! Overall, fantastic investment and the customer service is great! Don’t overthink this decision, just but the swimsuit!!!” —Samantha J. Get it from Youswim for $139 (available in one size and eight colors).
The Tripe Padded Push Up High Waisted Bikini.
Review: “For the cost, this swimsuit was exactly what I wanted. High-waisted and good chest coverage. I’m looking at ordering another color!” —K. Campbell. Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and seven patterns).
The Two-Piece Trimmed With Tassels Bikini.
Review: “I’m obsessed with this swimsuit!!!! I have been eyeing similar swimsuits all the Instagram bloggers wear (by a brand I won’t name :)) but couldn’t justify spending that much on a swimsuit! This is an awesome dupe, and the quality is great. I listened to the reviews that recommended sizing up, and I’m glad I did.” —Stephanie. Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and 18 colors/patterns).
The Terry Cutouts Bottoms.
The Ruffle Two-Piece Bikini Set.
Review: “I bought this suit and absolutely love it! The top is so cute that I’ve worn it by itself and received tons of compliments. It fits great and provides a lot of support, which is nice. The material is thick as well and I felt very comfortable in it. The bottoms are adorable and high-waisted and fit great. It runs true to size and the colors are vibrant. Overall, love this suit!” —Amazon Customer. Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 19 styles).
The Vintage Two-Piece Bikini.
Review: “Love the suit. I prefer high-waisted suits these days. Bottoms fit well, top was a bit loose, but, really, who is the same size on bottom and top? I may just buy another suit a size down for the top cause it’s so cheap.” —BRITNEY M CHILD. Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S–4X and white/black and blue/red).
The Strappy Bikini Set.
Review: “If I could leave more than 5 stars for this swimsuit, I WOULD!!!! I want to scream from the rooftops about how amazing the fit and feel of this beautiful set are. I put this on and immediately felt like a million dollars. The top boasts padded cups and adjustable everything, making it fit well no matter your size. I generally have a hard time staying in bikini cups, and I was able to tighten the back AND sides of this suit for a perfect fit. Well-made, well-loved, and I will wear this suit to EVERY beach and pool party from now on!!” —Annie Hinz. Get it on Amazon for $34.98+ (available in sizes M–3X and 12 colors/patterns).
The Crisscross Bikini With Flare.
Review: “I love this swimsuit! It seems to be very good quality material; it’s very well-lined!! What’s even better is that it’s cheaper for this set than all of those swimsuit separates you have to buy these days! The open sides with the crossover straps are a very cute, sassy touch! It looks, feels, and fits great!” —Sara88. Get it from Amazon for $20.29+ (available in sizes XL–4XL and 17 colors/styles).
The Lemon-Patterned High-Waisted Bottoms.
Kitty and Vibe is a small business that was the first brand to make bikini bottoms based on butt size. A lot of their swimwear is made with sustainable products. You can take their fit quiz to find out more about your proper sizing. Review: “These bottoms are a game changer! The material is some of the comfiest I’ve ever felt! They fit perfectly thanks to the size quiz! I love the fact that they are reversible! Love them! Run don’t walk to buy these bottoms!” —J.K. Get the bottoms from Kitty and Vibe for $52 (available in sizes 00–28 and five patterns).
The Chic Pair Of Bottoms With Tie-Front Details.
LDLA is a small business based in LA whose mission was to create swimwear with numberless sizing. Their size chart features goddess names like Aphrodite, Venus, and Athena, to name a few. Get the bottoms from LDLA for $65 (available in sizes S–3XL); you can also get the matching top here.
The Neon Number With A Tie Front Bikini.
Review: “THIS IS FOR ALL MY CURVY WOMEN!!!!!! My man was speechless when he saw me in it. So comfy. Will hold up a larger chest. I haven’t worn a bikini in six years until this! Already ordered every other color.” —RACHEL BASINGER. Get it from Amazon for $18.89+ (available in sizes XL–4XL and 20 colors/styles).
The Lace-Up Bottom.
Review: “I love that these high-waisted bottoms still have a sexy look. The lace-up side allows for tightening or loosening for the perfect fit, and I love that the back is more cheeky than most high-waisted suits I’ve found. Love these bottoms!” —Sarah. Get them from Target for $23 (available in sizes XS-XL and two colors).
The Ruched Bandeu Bikini.
Review: “Talk about the best bathing suit ever!! I normally don’t purchase bathing suits online but this one is perfect. I followed the sizing guidelines and it fits so true to size!! I love the adjustable straps as well. I’m top heavy and was nervous about a top not holding me up well, but this is one of the very few that has done the job. I will definitely be buying another one.” —Erica Faircloth. Get it from Amazon for $25.36+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 18 prints/colors).
The Crisscross Top And Matching Ruched Bottom.
The Cutout One-Piece With Crisscross Top.
Review: “I was nervous about this fit and if it had enough coverage in all the areas, and it exceeded my expectations! Love love love this suit! The bright colors, the cut, and the material feel so quality.” —Amy M. Get it from Aerie for $38.46+ (originally $59.95 (available in sizes XXS–XXL, in regular and long lengths, and five patterns/colors).