Remember the high-waisted days? Those summers where everything was high-waisted from shorts to skirts and yes, especially bikinis?
Do you find yourself smiling even thinking of those good old days? If you look back on those days fondly, we have good news. The high-waisted swimsuit is back. And hopefully, she’s here to stay.
So why was this style popular in the first place? What did we do to deserve the return of this classic style? Why are high-waisted swimsuits making a comeback this year?
Well, friend, let’s get into it.
A Classic Style
Where did this style come from in the first place?
They’ve been on the scene for quite some time now. This vintage style dates back all the way to the 1950s. It was one of the first styles that broke out from the previous one-pieces.
The retro style dominated the bikini scenes for two decades. It got replaced with teeny tiny bikinis in the late 1970s for a bit.
Then it made a comeback.
The high-waisted swimsuit is popular today due to the classic look it offers wearers. It’s been a staple for decades for a reason, after all. No matter how long it may not be in style, it has withstood the test of time by working its way back.
They Offer Variety
When you do think of high-waisted bikinis, a specific image may enter your mind. Maybe something with a tie-front top, full coverage, red polka dots, or something similar.
Though those are some of the most popular styles, there are quite a few different takes on the style.
Some high-waisted bikinis offer full coverage while some have a little bit less. Some high-waisted bottoms are even on the cheekier side of things. You can play around with different styles to find the high-waisted bikini that’s right for you.
Then we get into what bikini tops you can wear with a high-waisted bottom. There are a few different takes on this style. These bottoms look equally fabulous with triangle tops, bandeaus, and classic sweetheart necklines.
The halter and tie-front styles will make any high-waisted bottom a standout.
The versatility of not only the different styles that high-waisted bottoms come in but also the pairing possibilities make high-waisted bikinis an understandable staple in the summer fashion scene.
Honestly, what more could you ask of your bikini?
They’re Flattering on Everyone
Let’s face it, the tummy is a sensitive part of our body. Some of us struggle with loving our bellies, which is totally understandable.
Whether you have insecurities surrounding your midsection or you love the skin you’re in, a high-waisted style will look great on you.
It works by cinching in your shape. Since it cuts off at the smallest part of your waist, it draws attention to that part of your body.
This look also works to accentuate your curves. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your curves, this look is the one for you.
No matter what your body shape is, the high-waisted style will accentuate all of your best features. It’s no wonder this flattering style is making a comeback.
They Offer Coverage and Comfort
Many of us have that favorite tiny bikini that we love. Though an itsy-bitsy string-tie bikini can be a great look, it just doesn’t hold up to the waves. Not to mention, it just isn’t always right for the occasion.
The wonderful thing about the high-waisted bikini is that it gives you as much coverage as you want. It holds up no matter what conditions you’re working with or what event you’re going to.
If you held on to your high-waisted bikini, it’s time to break it out again. The style is back stronger than ever.