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10 high-waisted bathing suits for anyone who wants to get in on the trend

Stay comfortably covered this summer.

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High waists have taken over jeans, shorts, leggings, skirts, and even bathing suits. If you want to add a high-waisted piece to your collection, below are 10 popular swimsuits from Madewell, Athleta, Shein, and more.

1. This wrap-front Cupshe bikini

Cupshe
Credit: Cupshe

Cupshe's most popular high-waisted bathing suit keeps you feeling cute and contained.

The highlight of this suit is the flattering wrap design across the bust. Adjustable shoulder straps and removable pads give you a personalized fit, while the high-waisted cut and long-line top offer plenty of coverage. It comes in women's sizes XS to XXL. Note that the brand recommends sizing up.

"I have to say that this is the best swimsuit I have ever worn," one of its 800-plus reviewers says. "It is so flattering and the quality is amazing. I usually am a XS but find that the small fits perfectly, so keep that in mind."

Get the Marsala Twist High Waisted Bikini from Cupshe for $24.99

2. This colorful Shein bikini

Shein
Credit: Shein

Shein allows you to feel confident no matter your summer plans with this bright bather.

The funky matching band on both pieces of this bikini set provides support and style at the same time. The top features thin adjustable spaghetti straps and a plunging neckline to show off your summer glow. Available in nine colors—which reviewers say are super bright and pigmented in person—it comes in women's sizes XS to XL.

Of its 3,600 reviewers, one says, “My new favorite! It’s also my boyfriend’s favorite on me. The color is so vibrant and it fits perfectly. Couldn’t be happier!”

Get the Contrast Trim Triangle Bikini Swimsuit from Shein starting at $12

3. This textured Zaful bikini

Zaful
Credit: Zaful

This beautiful Zaful suit is totally on-trend.

Soft, ribbed materials are all the rage this season. If you're looking to get in on the trend, consider this bather. It boasts a flirty tie detail at the chest, a mid-coverage bottom, and a seductive scooped back. Available in four colors, it comes in women's sizes S to L.

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It has a high 4.9-star rating from hundreds of shoppers. "Super cute!" one person raves. "Looks exactly like the pictures and the material is great. You can adjust the knot based on your cup size without altering the design. I highly recommend it!

Get the Tie Front Ribbed Bikini Swimsuit from Zaful for $15.99

4. This minimalist Madewell bikini

Madewell
Credit: Madewell

This solid suit from Madewell is a summer must-have.

If you're a different size on top than you are on the bottom, Madewell offers a large variety of swim separates. This balconette top features a sporty square neckline with a supportive band, while the full-coverage bottom sits high above your navel. Both pieces are made from recycled materials and come in women's sizes XXS to XXL.

“I love that the band is not that miserable, cinched-tight, muffin top elastic feel," one reviewer says. "It just sits on my waist comfortably. The lines of these bottoms really smooth the waist-to-hip transition. Can't wait to wear these on the beach!”

5. This mix-and-match Amazon bikini

Omkagi
Credit: Omkagi

Omkagi lets you go for the coolest patterns and the most flattering silhouette with their top-rated bathing suit.

Coming in 32 colors and prints—including neons, florals, and tie-dye—this swimsuit features a wrap-front push-up top and a retro high-waisted bottom with a flattering ruched detail. It comes in women's sizes S to XL.

Of its 3,000 reviews, many praise its comfortable fit and versatility. “I am about to place an order for at least five more prints because this suit was just what I was looking for to cover my insecurities while allowing me to feel comfortable and confident in something other than a one-piece,” one shopper gushes.

Get the Omkagi Women's High Waisted Bandage Bikini Set from Amazon starting at $17.95

6. This sporty Athleta bikini

Athleta
Credit: Athleta

Even though it's camo, you're bound to stand out in this cool Athleta bather.

Inspired by Athleta’s activewear, the brand's high-waisted bathing suits are ideal for almost any activity, whether you’re swimming laps, surfing, or sipping something sweet by the pool. These board shorts hit at or just below the belly button and are long enough that you don't even need a coverup. Plus, the back pockets allow you to keep your belongings close. The matching camo top provides plenty of support and has an exciting pop of lime green at the back. Both pieces come in women's sizes XXS to XL.

“The bikini top is so comfy. It fits like a glove and it goes well with the Surge shorts,” one reviewer says. “I bought two sets because it's unique and just so flattering.”

7. This plus-size Walmart tankini

SySea
Credit: SySea

This high-waisted floral number will actually make you look forward to your next beach outing.

The combination of ultra high-waisted bottoms and a ruffled, flouncy tankini top with adjustable straps provides ample coverage while showing off your curves. Available in five floral prints, it’s a pretty way to make a splash at your next beach bash. It comes in women's sizes L to XL.

One reviewer calls it “a big yes,” saying, “This is an amazing bathing suit. It gives you a little extra room to breathe, is amazing quality, and is very comfy. I am in love with this bathing suit.”

Get the SySea Plus Size Printed High Waist Swimsuit from Walmart for $37.89

8. This tropical Macy's tankini

Island Escape
Credit: Island Escape

Take this frilly two-piece from the beach to the (tiki) bar.

This choose-your-own adventure bathing suit comes with a tiered tropical top complete with removable straps. Your choice of bottoms ranges from high-waisted briefs with tummy control to a high-waisted ruffled skirt. Both the top and bottoms come in women's sizes 6 to 16.

Get the Island Escape Aloha Bloom Printed Tiered Tankini Top and Bottoms from Macy’s from $29.99

9. This sleek Lululemon bikini

Lululemon
Credit: Lululemon

Like their activewear, Lululemon swimwear dries quickly and tucks you in.

With this option, you get the best of both worlds: a high waist that shows off your hourglass figure along with a medium coverage backside for a cheekier look. The nylon/elastane material is lightweight and quick drying, and even has UV protection. Both the top and bottoms come in women's sizes XS to XL.

“This top is everything," one reviewer says. "I get plenty of coverage on all sides but still feel sexy with the plunge neckline. This is more than I'd normally spend on a swimsuit, but the fabric feels nice and smooth and the cups feel like they'll stay in place. Most importantly, I feel confident and secure in it."

10. This playful Modcloth bikini

Modcloth
Credit: Modcloth

Express yourself with Modcloth's bright and beautiful high-waisted bathing suit.

Whether you opt for rainbows and grinning sharks or thick colorful pinstripes, this size-inclusive bathing suit boasts a flattering high waist along with a trendy tie and cut-out at the chest. It also has both adjustable straps and removable padding so you can customize the suit to your liking. It comes in women's sizes XS to 4XL.

One person raves: "I love that it’s high waisted and full coverage. It seems like almost every high-waisted bottom is either cheeky, high-cut, or both, neither of which are comfortable for me whatsoever, so I’m very glad to have found this suit."

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