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I Only Wear High-Waisted Bikinis—These Are My Favorites

Nicole Akhtarzad

While I can’t put my finger on exactly when I started opting exclusively for high-waisted swimwear (or, of course, one-pieces), I can tell you that I’m very glad the trend has lasted and is here to stay. After all, though my style could hardly be called modest, there is an inexplicable some comfort I find in those extra few inches of material that I’ve grown quite emotionally accustomed to when hitting the beach—can you relate?

If so, or if you’re an “equal-opportunity swimwear” shopper, then I think you might enjoy the roundup below of my favorite high-waisted bikinis on the market right now. From swimsuits I recently wore myself to others I have to thank Instagram for leading me to, shop my picks below!

I love the textured material of Fella’s swimsuits, as evidenced above.
Top and Marco Bikini Bottoms ($82) available in sizes XS to L.
Top and Phoenix Bottom ($80) available in sizes XS to L. 
Available in sizes S. 
Outdoor Voices’ swim line is at the perfect intersection of sporty and sleek.
Top and Glide Bottom ($45) available in sizes XS to XL. 
Available in sizes 0 to 14. 
Available in sizes XS to L. 
Love a good ruffled suit.
Available in sizes S to L. 
Top and Leslie Seersucker Bottoms ($88) available in sizes XS to L. 
Top and Jaya Frill High Bottom ($260) available in sizes XS to L. 
Little details like shoulder ties can make a big difference in a bikini.
Top and Riviera Bottom ($82) available in sizes S to L. 
Top and Connie Brief ($89) available in sizes XS to XL. 
Top and Alton Bikini Bottom ($115) available in sizes XS to L. 
I love how this set feels mismatched but isn’t quite.
Top and The Heartbreaker High Rise ($120) available in sizes XS to L. 
Top and Bima Bottom ($41) available in sizes XS to L. 
Top and Papaya Bikini Bottom ($68) available in sizes XS to XL.
Top and Bikini Bottoms High Waist ($18) available in sizes 0 to 12. 
Top and Kulani Kinis Striped High Waist Bikini Bottoms ($38) available in sizes X to 3X. 
Available in sizes S to L. 

Up next, my favorite sandals for taking on vacations.