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Hit the Beach in the Hottest Trend this Summer: High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms

BY Annie O’Sullivan


As much as we crave the warm weather, soft sand, and cool ocean breezes that come with summer, we all have been trying to push from our minds the fact that bikini season is quickly approaching. While this “impending doom” for most girls seems scary and just makes us want to bundle up in winter clothes, this year you can actually look forward to splashing around in those salty sea waters with the biggest bathing suit trend: high-waisted bikini bottoms. A look that is flattering in more ways than one.


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Mara Hoffman Swimwear 2016

Many famous designers channeled this classic blast-from-the-past as they created their newest swimwear lines for 2016. Mara Hoffman’s new line was filled with high-waisted two and one pieces that incorporated bright hues and tropical prints that had us feeling very Carmen Miranda meets neon and the 90s. Michael Kors channeled simple, sleek, and sophisticated, with a line big in geometric shapes and bold color choices. Dolce and Gabbana weren’t far behind, featuring a line heavy in the high-waist with florals galore and tons of bright paisley prints.

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Jason Wu Swimwear 2016

Jason Wu opted for the use of simple colors like black and white and let his swimsuits do the talking instead.

It seems this year designers, and celebrities for that matter, know something we don’t! The high-waisted trend, known for flattering more body types, is cute, comfortable, and very retro, has been seen on some of the hottest celebs.

Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 8.36.27 PMGigi Hadid takes a break from the runways to hit the beach

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Rihanna hitting the beach in Barbados

Gigi Hadid, our favorite IT girl, was seen rocking a blue, black, and white striped high-waisted bikini with a bustier-style top that gave her extra retro flair, while Rihanna had us feeling very “Rosy the Riveter”-esque with her high-waisted blue bikini, fabulous natural hair, denim shirt and sunglasses to seal the deal.

        And while the models, and stars, wearing these designs may have six pack abs and not even a hint of a muffin top, most ladies these days do, and this style helps us all look like the Victoria’s Secret model we all aspire to be. This suit may be the thing you need to expand your horizons and change your style by opting for a new silhouette!         

        This new trend is here to stay for the summer, and goes a long way in making you look your very best when you hit the beach, or the pool, this summer, by giving the illusion of longer legs, and a tinier waist. It helps tuck in that lil’ bit of “muffin top” that we were all so fortunately blessed with! Another bonus? It helps give your booty a lift so it looks like you’ve been putting in long hours at the gym to prepare for your summer body.

        Whether you like bold colors, pastels, paisley print, polka dots, stripes, or the sleek and sophisticated look of black and white, there is a high-waisted bikini for every girl out there, and this summer, make it your mission to find you perfect match!



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