These 6 Swimsuit Styling Hacks From TikTok Are Game Changers

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When it comes to swimwear, it’s been years since I’ve worn a bikini. This year, however, I have been more compelled than ever to give them another try thanks not only to the cool selections this season but also to the tremendous influence of my For You Page on TikTok. With summer on the horizon, my FYP has been inundated with fun (and handy!) swimsuit styling hacks. Since they usually revolve around string bikinis, I can’t help but want to give the swimsuit style a try.

From strappy waists to cool cutouts, the stylish hacks show a range of ways to tie the strings of the tops and bottoms of your bikinis so that your look is instantly brought to the next level. There are also helpful tips on how to get a cheekier look and even how to keep your strings securely and comfortably tied.

Ahead, check out six of my favorite swimsuit styling hacks from TikTok that will elevate your beach or poolside look all summer long.

1. The Knotted-Bottom Top

@trinna.hovan

This is genius #swim #fashion #trending #viral #fyp #ProjectCar #fashioninspo

♬ Steven Universe - L.Dre

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2. The Neck Slide

@hannahwarling

never worry about your bikini untying again with this hack! would you try it?? 🌼 #fashionhacks #style #styletips #clothinghacks #outfithacks #hack

♬ GREEDY x TREASURE - conradrocha

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3. The Cheeky

@allisonkimmey

Big Girl Bikini Bottom Hack! Try this for a cheekier look! #plussizeswimwear #bodypositivity #fatgirlsummer #aerierealpositivity

♬ original sound - Allison Kimmey

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4. The Cutout Effect

@americanthreads

GAME CHANGING bikini top hack🤯 we’re OBSSESSED😍 Will you be giving this a try? #swimsuithack #stylehack #fashionhacks #summerlooks #swimsuitcheck

♬ Tap In x Gimme More - carneyval

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5. The Strappy Waist

@hannahwarling

would you try this strappy swimsuit style?? ☺️ #swimsuit #swimsuithack #diyfashion #clothinghacks #outfithacks #hannahxhacks #trendy

♬ GREEDY x TREASURE - conradrocha

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6. The Back Twist

@itsjenwarnes

Credit to @Allison Kimmey for this twist technique 💕 #bikinihack #fashionhacks #bikiniinspo #takeaNAIRbreak #swimsuit

♬ original sound - Jennifer Warnes

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Next up: I Want a Cool Swimsuit That Doesn't Show My Whole Butt—These Finds Are Epic

Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently an editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.