The 17 Best High-Waisted Bikinis to Wear This Summer
Summer is right around the corner, which means a refresh of your swimwear is totally justified. This year, high-waisted bikinis are the best they’ve ever been—from one-shouldered tops to fun, vibrant patterns to detailed belts on bottoms—you have plenty of options to choose from.
Another thing to consider: High-waisted bikinis work well on so many body types. Whether you’re on the petite side or have a longer torso, the higher cut is flattering. Ready to shop? Here are our 17 favorite high-waisted bikinis to grab ahead of your next pool party or tropical getaway.
Best High-Waisted Bikinis at a Glance:
- Best Ribbed: J.Crew Ribbed High-Rise Bikini
- Best Plus Size: Summersalt The High Leg High-Rise Bikini
- Best Black Option: Andie Swim The Bermuda
- Best Floral Print: Lulus Perfect for Poolside Bikini
- Most Unique: Faithfull the Brand Catania Bikini
- Best Two-Toned: Chio Cutout Metallic Bikini
- Best Tummy Control: Sea Level Stripe Bikini
- Best White Option: ASOS Textured Frill Bikini
- Best Underwire: Fashion Union Exclusive Underwire Bikini
- Best Pushup: Suuksess Pushup Wrap Swimsuit
- Best Halter: Tempt Me Halter Bikini
- Best Full Coverage: Gap Recycled High-Rise Bikini
- Best Thong: Gooseberry For You Bikini
- Best Bandeau: Madewell Second Wave Retro High-Waisted Bikini
- Best Hipster: Everlane High-Rise Hipster
- Stretchiest Bikini: Good American Always Fits Good Waist Bikini
- Best High-Cut: Oserree Eco Twist Two Piece Set
The extensive size range of Summersalt swimsuits ensure a great fit for every body type. We love this high waisted set because the material is thick and compressive to give optimal support for your figure. Choose from seven prints and colors.
We love the structure of this top and the adjustable straps. It gives your chest a bit of a lift without adding too much bulk from padding. The matching bottoms have a nice, high leg cut and cheeky fit if you prefer a little less coverage in the back.
The vibrant colorway and floral print of this suit is too cute to pass up on. The high-rise bottoms have a bit of extra coverage all-around, and the front tie around the waist adds some dimension to the suit.
This suit has a crinkle fabric that’s super comfortable and flattering to wear. These bottoms have a slightly higher cut in the front but offer full bum coverage. If you have a larger chest, be aware that this top will expose your cleavage more than other suits.
Whether you’re a bride going on her honeymoon or you just love the look of a crisp, white bikini, this suit is going to become one of your favorites this summer. The square neck has a frilled edge and is flattering on every body type. The matching bottoms are high rise and high cut, leaving you with a cheekier reveal in the back.
Gingham is one of our favorite summer prints, and this light sage color is beautiful. The top has underwire for extra chest support, while the padding is nice and light. These double lined bottoms won’t become see through when wet, and the soft material won’t cut into your sides.
From the high waist fit to the low leg cut, these floral bottoms will give you the most coverage of the options on this list. We love the tropical pattern shown here, but it also comes in 11 other colors in case you’re looking for something that’s a bit more subdued.
This itsy-bitsy pink bikini is one of our top picks for the summer. The bottoms are super high waisted and are slightly cheeky, but not too much. If you prefer straps on top, this bandeau comes with attachable ones you can hook on as needed.
These hip-hugging bottoms cover your hips while still providing a higher cut on the sides, covering your bum without looking like full-on boy shorts. The material is soft and supportive without digging into your skin.
Good American's 95 percent polyester, 5 percent Elastane fabric means it can stretch every which way while keeping its original shape for a long-lasting fit. (Psst: To order the top on their website, scroll down to choose your style.)
This set excels on two fronts: First, it has a thick band atop the bottoms that will keep your tummy compressed. Second, the unpadded top still provides support, thanks to the side boning. We love the black and white color scheme for a simple and classy look for a day in the sun.