String Bikinis Are Back, But They Aren't What You're Thinking

a photo of an influencer wearing one of the bikini bottom styles that's trending, a string bikini in a floral print with a matching bikini top

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When it comes to swimwear, we've shared everything from the trends celebrities are all over this year to where to buy the most photogenic suits. While testing out some of the season's newest styles and silhouettes, I noticed a solid number of swimwear lines are pushing string bikini bottoms. Now, we know what you're picturing: side-tie bottoms that were popular in the early 2000s and typically made with a low-rise fit. But that's not what I'm referring to. The new wave of string bikinis is way chicer (IMO) and designed without double side ties, with Aussie-based swimwear labels leading the pack on the updated silhouette.

Celebrities like Bella Hadid and Victoria's Secret model Josephine Skriver are already supporting this fresh version of super-thin swimsuit bottoms as well. To embrace this year's version of the string bikini, we suggest taking note from Skriver and wearing the bottoms hiked up super high. This will not only elongate your legs but also lend a very "Bond-girl look," as Skriver told us in an interview. Whether you're simply curious about the style or ready to add the latest bikini trend to your swimsuit collection, we shopped out the coolest string bikini bottoms online right now. See them all below.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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