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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:

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1. J.Crew Ribbed High-Rise Cheeky Bikini

Best Ribbed

We love the ribbed material of this swimsuit. And the unique one-shoulder top offers a fun alternative to traditional triangle or bandeau bikini tops.

Buy the Bottoms ($70)

Buy the Top ($70; $29)


2. Summersalt The High Leg High Rise Bikini

Best Plus Size

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.

Buy the Bottoms ($45)

Buy the Top ($50)

Andie Swim

3. Andie Swim The Bermuda

Best Black Option

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.

Buy the Bottoms ($45)

Buy the Top ($60)


4. Lulus Perfect for Poolside Bikini

Best Floral Print

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.

Buy the Bottoms ($34)

Buy the Top ($38)


5. Faithfull the Brand Catania Bikini

Most Unique

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.

Buy the Bottoms ($95)

Buy the Top ($95)


6. Chio Cutout Metallic Bikini Set

Best Two-Toned

A fun metallic suit is just what you need for your next summer vacay. This one is two toned and the super high waisted bottoms offer great coverage.

Buy It ($275)


7. Sea Level Stripe Bikini

Best Tummy Control

If you’re looking for a suit with some compression, this suit gives you the extra support and is still comfortable to wear. We love the ruched panels on each side and the keyhole opening above the front tie.

Buy the Bottoms ($60)

Buy the Top ($85)


8. ASOS Textured Frill Bikini

Best White Option

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.

Buy It ($44)


9. Fashion Union Exclusive Underwire Bikini

Best Underwire

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.

Buy It ($52)


10. Suuksess Pushup Wrap Swimsuit

Best Pushup

With more than 11,000 five-star ratings, this sexy, high waisted two-piece is well-loved. The straps are adjustable and the tie in the back can be tightened as needed.

Buy It ($30)


11. Tempt Me Halter Bikini

Best Halter

This basic black bikini is a no-brainer for a go-to suit. The halter neck top is easy to fold down when you’re trying to catch some rays, and the bottoms have extra stretch for maximum comfort.

Buy It ($30)


12. Gap Recycled High-Rise Bikini

Best Full Coverage

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.

Buy the Bottoms ($45; $31)

Buy the Top ($50; $34)

Gooseberry Intimates

13. Gooseberry For You Bikini

Best Thong

Is less coverage your thing? This chic thong bikini sits high on your hips and has a sturdy, thick material for great support. We love the longlined band on the top and the crisscross design in the back.

Buy It ($40)


14. Madewell Second Wave Retro High-Waisted Bikini

Best Bandeau

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.

Buy the Bottoms ($40; $35)

Buy the Top ($45)


15. Everlane High-Rise Hipster

Best Hipster

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.

Buy the Bottoms ($35)

Buy the Top ($45)

Good American

16. Good American Always Fit Good Waist Bikini

Stretchiest Bikini

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.)

Buy It ($98)


17. Oseree Eco Twist Two-Piece Set

Best Unpadded

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.

Buy It ($250; $225)

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