This Bikini Trend Is Suddenly Over

We've already highlighted the coolest new swim trends for this year despite a lack of holiday action, and ahead I'm breaking down the styles A-listers are getting behind—aka the most popular celebrity bikini trends this year—and the one trend that celebs are notably skipping.

Looking to A-list beach outfits, barely-there bikinis are being embraced in a huge way. String bikinis and triangle tops are being endorsed by celebs like Bella Hadid and the J. Lo. On the other end of the spectrum, we're seeing celebs like Kylie Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski wearing inventive one-pieces that range from belted swimsuits to styles with cutouts.

The one style we're not seeing celebrities wear right now? High-waisted bikinis. The silhouette has been hugely popular in the last few years, but now celebrities seem to be shying away from the style. Go on to see the swimsuits the celebrity bikini and one-piece trends they're wearing instead that are already huge and shop pieces to get their looks.

Low-Cut Bikinis

Instead of high-waisted bikinis, celebrities are gravitating toward low-cut styles. We're seeing a huge uptick in string bikinis and silhouettes that have an early '00s feel.

J. Lo can do no wrong and posted a photo wearing a pink bikini on her Instagram.

Shop the matching Reef Bikini Bottoms (£59)

String bikinis will never go out of style.

Shop the matching Hi-Hi Tanga Bottoms (£32)

Hailey Beiber is giving electric shades her stamp of approval.

When French model Tina Kunakey was pregnant, these low-slung brief were a really good option.

Another vote for metallic bikinis from Olivia Culpo.

Shop the Luciana Bikini Bottoms (£75)

Oh, hey, Bella Hadid. We see your perfect red string bikini there.

Shop the matching Malou Bikini Briefs (£110)

Model Jasmine Tookes in a Faithfull bikini, proving that colorful swimsuits are always in style.

Shop the matching Valensole Bikini Bottoms (£63)


If you opt for one-pieces over bikinis, there are plenty of celebs who are also favoring a skimpier swimsuit. What we're seeing this year is a range of styles with details that update the standard one-piece, whether it's a waist-cinching belt or cutouts.

Kylie Jenner's exact swimsuit recently restocked.

Candice Swanepoel is into this minimal style with barely-there straps.

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Fresh start ✨ @revolve #revolvefestival

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Little Cabo would be nice ☀️

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Again with the cut-outs. Kourtney Kardashian took them up to the next level.

Next up, the hair trends we're into for 2021.

This post was originally published on Who What Wear US at an earlier date and has been updated.

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