This '80s Bikini Trend Is Dominating Right Now

There are a few things I do every time I lie by the pool or go to the beach (after vigorously applying sunscreen): scrunch up my bikini bottoms to minimise tan lines, grip said bikini bottoms with both hands when exiting bodies of water such as the pool and ocean to prevent slippage, and take Instagram photos from very low angles to make my legs look as long as possible. While there seems to be little that can be done about the slightly reddish hue my skin takes on despite the copious amount of SPF I apply, this season's most popular bikini trend solves all the remaining warm-weather challenges I've encountered.

Hide your low-rise and hipster bottoms because high-leg bikinis are back from the '80s, and they're here to fit comfortably and accentuate your legs. This super-high-rise, above-the-hip look tightly hugs your body for a comfortable fit and suits every body type. Whether in the form of one-pieces or bikinis, the high-leg cut is going to dominate beaches from Tulum to Mykonos this summer. Go on to see the trend in action and to shop the best high-leg bikinis.

High Leg Bikini Trend

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@sophiabrenn

Ties are ideal because you can really customize your fit.

High Leg Bikini Trend

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@lefevrediary
High Leg Bikini Trend

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@shhtephs
High Leg Bikini Trend

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@sabinasocol

This also comes with a black bottom that you can pair with any of your favourite bikini tops.

Animal print is just timeless—even when it comes to swimwear.

Seeing this makes me crave a beach holiday.

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This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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