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With summer right around the corner, we can’t help but think of our summer wardrobe. And swimwear is always an excellent place to start.
This season, if you’re searching for non-fussy yet elegant beachwear, we have the answer. Retro-inspired, high-waisted swimsuits can do no wrong: They accentuate your waist, provide full coverage, and keep everything in place. Modern iterations of the high-waisted swimsuit include high leg cuts that spotlight your legs to chic effect and seamless cutouts that add interest to otherwise simple styles.
Ahead, we’ve compiled the 27 best high-waisted swimsuits to wear this summer, from Giambattista Valli’s eyelet bikini to Oséree’s shimmery two-pieces. Dive in.
This Giambattista Valli eyelet swimsuit is feminine yet effortlessly cool. Pair it with a large straw hat.
For the minimalist, this little bandeau bikini by Alaïa is a timeless option.
This vibrant swimsuit will make you feel spectacular. The ruching detail always gives a flattering fit.
For a fashion-forward swimsuit, opt for this Johanna Ortiz reversible swimsuit. It’s bold yet subtle with the beige hue and waist-accentuating braided belt.
Lisa Marie Fernandez continues to serve us with irresistible prints and colors. Complete your pinup-girl look with the matching cardigan.
Polka dots can do no wrong. This SIR. suit gives a modern nod to 1950s retro suits.
This high-waisted swimsuit by Andrea Iyamah allows for an adjustable and flattering fit, thanks to its drawstring ties.
For the one who wears neutral colors, this high-waisted and high-cut sustainable suit makes for a bold statement.
We love a gradient moment, especially on this one-shoulder top. The bottoms are high waisted with a high cut that elongates your legs.
Sophia Loren would have worn this suit today. The high-waisted style in animal print allows for a covered yet sexy look.
This bikini by Maygel Coronel can easily be transitioned from day to night. The bottoms are not only high waisted, but have a high cut that elongates the leg. Try pairing the top with high-waisted jeans or a skirt when not in the water.
If you are looking for a sweet yet flirty suit, this high-waisted cheeky gem might be your best bet.
For the inner artist, a watercolor print by Mara Hoffman might be ideal. Pair with a mesh dress that will allow you to show off your swim art.
For a high-waisted, full-coverage bottom, opt for this Pucci vintage-inspired suit. Pair it with some cat-eye sunglasses.
This Off-White high-waisted swimsuit is perfect for those who love to be active on the beach.
If you’re looking for an eye-turning swimsuit, this Silvia Tcherassi will serve that. Remember to pair with your favorite sun hat.
A little sparkle doesn’t hurt. These Oséree swimsuits continue to have a big momentum. This high-waisted bottom allows for a good amount of coverage.
Bottega reimagined its timeless intrecciato woven leather as the chicest swim print. Try taking this suit from day to night.
Hunza G’s signature crinkled fabric allows for a flattering and comfortable fit.
A bit of ruching makes everything more flattering. This Isa Boulder suit will add a metallic shine to your next beach day.
Green is definitely having its moment. This Jade Swim high-waisted and high-cut suit is flattering both in shape and color.
If you’re looking for subtle animal print, try this LeSwim suit.
This daisy-printed suit is both elegant and cool.
Set sail in this Eres high-waisted swimsuit. The contrasting trim gives it a sporty look.
A retro-inspired swimsuit with a modern color palette and a full coverage bottom.
This cabana-stripe bikini deserves the first spot in your suitcase for a tropical getaway. Reviewers say it fits even better than it looks: “This is one of my favorite swim bottoms! Just high enough and the lines are perfect,” one writes.
This butter yellow Bondi Born swimsuit is as soft as it is supportive. The matching tube top is sold separately.