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.
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.
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.
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.
Shop Thong Swimsuits:
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
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