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Much like with one-piece suits, wearing a high-waisted bikini today doesn’t mean you're insecure or not quite ready to show off your “bikini body” (read: not a thing). It’s just a fun, fresh silhouette that happens to work some serious magic when it comes to your curves. And if you are actually looking for a little more coverage but still want to bare some midriff, consider this shape your comfortable (and really cute!) middle ground.
You’ll find at least one high-waisted option in the lineup of just about every swimwear brand this year — whether you gravitate toward big names like Solid & Striped and Mara Hoffman or to the little indies like The Ones Who and Nu Swim — so finding the right one won’t be hard. What will be hard is not finding five of the right ones.
Plus, don’t forget that the power of mixing and matching also applies to the suits you already own; maybe all you need this summer is one good, versatile pair of high-waisted bottoms to revive that drawer full of bikini tops.
Either way, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite suits, which satisfy just about every price range, to get you started.