It’s July 5, which means you’re probably nursing a major hangover and in need of a little R&R. What better way to chill out than heading to the beach looking super cute in a vintage-inspired high-waisted bikini? It is National Bikini Day, after all.
Not only will your enduring patriotic spirit channel itself perfectly into one of these nostalgic and iconic bikinis (hello, The Notebook), but you will naturally be giving yourself an instant tummy tuck by covering up the lower part of your belly in one of these bad boys (girls?). In fact, high-waisted bikini swimwear features one of the most flattering and feminine cuts out there, giving you a natural hourglass figure and drawing attention to the smallest part of your waist. These suits are so strongly associated with Old Hollywood bombshells and pinup girls, you’ll feel sexier simply by wearing one.
One of the coolest things about this trend is you can wear it as old school or modern as you want since there is a huge amount of versatility to be had in high-waisted bikini swimwear. You can keep things crisp and modern in PrettyLittleThing’s Monochrome Triangle bikini or become a tropical goddess in Forever 21’s vintage look. Have a destination wedding on the horizon? ASOS has a bridal two-piece for you. For the most authentic take on this trend, anything with polka dots or a nautical touch will surely do the trick — bonus points if you can find a matching headpiece.
Read on for some of our favorite high-waited bikini swimwear options that flatter every body.