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

When it comes to swimwear, we’ve shared everything from the trend that’s already dominating this year to the brands I recommend to all my friends and where to buy the best one-pieces. Earlier this month, while testing out some of the season’s newest styles and silhouettes, I noticed a solid amount of swimwear lines are pushing string bikini bottoms. Now, we know what you’re picturing: side-tie bottoms that were popular in 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 are way chicer (IMO) and designed without double side ties. Aussie-based swimwear labels like Asara and Bāmba are 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 really embrace 2018’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 girls look,” as Skriver recently 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.