There's certainly no shortage of daring and innovative swim trends to choose from. String bikinis, high-cut (and we mean high) bikini bottoms, and itty bitty bikinis that cover only the bare minimum will be everywhere this summer. But as much as I've created an entire career out of tracking and trying trends, there's just one swimsuit habit I can't kick: the high-rise bikini.
The retro-style swimsuit is more varied than you would think. It too comes in an array of barely there tops, high-cut legs, cool prints, and cutouts. I applaud all those brave enough to adopt the loincloth trend, but as for me, I'll take the comfort of having some added coverage. Ahead, shop 25 cute versions of the bikini silhouette I just can't quit.
Shop the matching Honey High-Waisted Bikini Bottom ($42).
As a member of the small-busted ladies club, I love seeing the underwire bra top still flourish. It's great for additional lift and support.
This cute mismatched set is a lesson in how to style together different-colored separates.
Shop the matching High Waist Bikini Bottom ($32).
A square-neck top adds some much needed support for larger busts.
Shop the matching Metallic Jacquard Bikini Briefs ($100).
Finally, a swimsuit set I can feel comfortable walking around in during my après-swim activities.
Shop the matching Cross High Waist Bikini Bottom ($29).
They always say to dress for the job you want. Can we also dress for the tropical vacation we want?