I Guess Thong Bikinis Are Becoming a Mainstream Trend

Thong Bikini Swimsuits



A-list celebrities. Bloggers. Models. Fashion designers. I’m fairly certain almost every category of Insta-famous fashion person has worn a thong bikini as of late. Let’s discuss.

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There are a few factors that I believe converged to give us the latest version of the thong bikini. However, the general ’80s influence happening now is majorly culpable. The high-cut-bikini trend, which was huge three decades ago, goes hand in hand with a thong back. Legs cut so darn high lend themselves naturally to skimpy coverage behind. Other ’80s swim fads, such as wearing chain belts and socks and sneakers with your bikini, are back too. 

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I should clarify we’re not only talking about bikinis here. Oh yes, there’s the thong one-piece. We thought one-pieces were safe territory for full-coverage cuties like myself, but the thong trend does not turn the other cheek (sorry) with regard to any form of swimwear

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In fact, there’s quite a range of ways to get the look, from a classic thong to a Brazilian tanga to the cheeky bottoms that have been stretched to their limits into an impressive wedgie. We generally seem to have drawn the line before straight G-strings, which I feel pretty good about. But don’t take my word for it. Keep scrolling to see how the thong has taken over and shop the barely-there bikinis favored by Instagram’s elite and customers too. 

Thong bikinis on the celeb set:
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Thong bikinis on the fashion set:
Thong Bikini Swimsuits


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Shop Thong Swimsuits:

Review Highlight: "Exactly what I was looking for. The coverage is adjustable but only ranges from thong to cheeky! It’s very comfortable, and the cut is perfect. I ended up getting a second pair in a different color." — Reviewer

Editor Highlight: Made from satin, this will be the softest swimsuit you've ever worn. 

Review Highlight: "These fit absolutely perfectly! I’m very petite and have difficulty finding swim bottoms that fit. Highly recommend!" — Skims Reviewer

Editor Highlight: The great thing about this bikini bottom is that it's available in two other colorways (black and chocolate brown) along with sizes XS- 5XL.

Reviewer Highlight: "Very flattering to the body and doesn’t create a bulge on the backside like some bikinis do when they start moving up." — Reviewer

Editor Highlight: The high leg cut on this pair of bikini bottoms will make your legs look longer. 

Reviewer Highlight: "Love these cheeky bottoms. Definitely keeps tan lines to a minimum." — Reviewer

Editor Highlight: Note the two-tone detail on this bikini bottom. 

Reviewer Highlight: "I’ve been hunting for the perfect sexy one-piece suit, and I have truly found it. This suit is so comfortable and flattering. I’m usually a size 4-6 and sized up to the medium to make sure it would fit my 34D chest comfortably. I think I could have been fine with a small to have the bottom half/waist a bit tighter, but overall the medium still looks banging." — Reviewer

Editor Highlight: Everything about these bikini briefs is cute—from the vibrant hue to the adjustable bows on the side. 

Reviewer Highlight: "Very hot thong bikini bottom. The tie straps stayed secured in the ocean." — Reviewer

Editor Highlight: I'll be living in this shade of pink all summer.

Reviewer Highlight: "Best swim shorts I've ever bought." — Google Reviewer. 

Editor Highlight: Hunza G's swimwear is beloved by the fashion set. 

Reviewer Highlight: "Love the unexpectedly flattering gathered sides—it's super feminine without being overly ruffly." — Reviewer

Editor Highlight: You can't go wrong with a black bikini. 

Reviewer Highlight: "I sized up based on reviews, and I love it! It is not stretchy but hugs the body very nicely and looks amazing on." — Reviewer

Editor Highlight: The color-blocked layers on these bikini briefs gives off the illusion of an exposed G-string. 

Reviewer Highlight: "The most comfortable and flattering fabric. Hugs you in all the right places. I got a medium but usually get small, and I’m glad I got a medium because it does run small." — Reviewer

Editor Highlight: You'll want to opt for a pair of ruched bikini bottoms if you want to make your thong swimsuit look even more flattering. 

Reviewer Highlight: "A must-have bikini! It's the most comfortable and sexy string bikini I've ever worn. It feels like you're naked, and I love how you can adjust how small or big the coverage is. Plus it's available in all colors!" — Reviewer 

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Jasmine Fox-Suliaman.

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