Choosing the correct bikini to see you through the season is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. First, you need to familiarise yourself with all the trends on offer, doing your best to whittle down your favourites. Then, of course, there's fit and, if you're busty like me, support to weigh up.
Striking the balance isn't merely difficult—it can often feel impossible. So what if I were to tell you there's a bikini that stands up just as well in the functionality stakes as it does in aesthetics? Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?
Thankfully, it's not. Crop top bikinis are fast becoming one of summer's top swimwear trends, and it's not hard to see why. Incredibly stylish and easy to wear, not to mention the added support due to the fact that it has thicker straps than typical bikini styles, it certainly ticks all of my swimwear boxes. But it's not exclusively being worn by girls with fuller busts. Everyone we know is in on the trend.
Keep scrolling to see how influencers are wearing theirs, and then shop my edit of the best crop top bikini sets of 2019.