There's no doubt that summer will feel a lot different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't get excited about fun new swim trends, even if we're just wearing them in our very own backyards. The trend I want to talk through today is one I originally spotted on not just swimwear, but clothing too. I defined the trend as "any article of clothing that slinkily ties and wraps around a bare midriff," but the more research I did, I realized this isn't just a micro clothing trend, but a major bikini trend as well. And for the sake of journalism, I'm naming them "floss bikinis."
Floss bikinis are the summertime 2020 version of last year's ever-popular floss heels, and yes, these swimsuits are exactly what you're thinking—tiny strings wrapping around various parts of the body, crisscrossing here and there and well, everywhere.
Most of the ties are attached to the tops, but I managed to find some unique versions of the trend featuring multiple strings on bikini bottoms as well. From neutral colors to striking patterns, take time to check out all the various ways one can don the floss-bikini trend this summer, wherever you may be.
Pictured: ASOS Recycled Mix and Match Sleek Triangle Multiway Bikini Top ($13)
We love this trend in black because it allows you to mix and match with a wide variety of bottoms. So whether you're a barely there tie-side girl or prefer a more retro a high-rise, the trend still applies.
Shop the matching High Leg High Waist Bikini Bottom ($26).
Shop the matching Sadie Bikini Bottom ($68).
Shop the matching High Noon Bikini Bottom ($110).
Pictured: Solid & Striped bikini
Unfortunately, this exact bikini is no longer with us, but I can promise you that any of the other suits shopped out for you here will hit just as hard.
Shop the matching High Waist Brief ($135).
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.