12 most flattering high waisted bikini and bikini bottoms.

BEST High Waisted Bikini + Bottoms

Much akin to the waistlines of your off-duty denim and cocktail-ready silk skirts, high waisted bikinis are a growing trend for a reason. Nipping you in at the smallest part of your waist, this retro style allows you to show a bit of torso without feeling as though you’re walking the beach totally naked. Shop the best styles of elegant high waisted bikini set and bottoms here.

Our Picks

1. Oseree Metallic High Waisted Bikini

1. Oseree Metallic High Waisted Bikini  - Outfit Items
Oseree - Lumiere Metallic Bikini

Oseree

Lumiere Metallic Bikini
Shop at Moda Operandi

2. Agua by Agua Bendita High Waisted Bikini

2. Agua by Agua Bendita High Waisted Bikini - Outfit Items
Agua by Agua Bendita - Azucena One-Shoulder Palm-Print Bikini Top

Agua by Agua Bendita

Azucena One-Shoulder Palm-Print Bikini Top
Shop at Matches
Agua by Agua Bendita - Magenta High Waisted Palm-Print Bikini Bottoms

Agua by Agua Bendita

Magenta High Waisted Palm-Print Bikini Bottoms
Shop at Matches

3. Ephemera Gingham High Waisted Bikini

3. Ephemera Gingham High Waisted Bikini - Outfit Items
Ephemera - Mojito Gingham Flounce Bra

Ephemera

Mojito Gingham Flounce Bra
Shop at Ephemera
Ephemera - Mojito Gingham High Waisted Pant

Ephemera

Mojito Gingham High Waisted Pant
Shop at Ephemera

4. Marysia High Waisted Bikini

4. Marysia High Waisted Bikini - Outfit Items
Marysia - Antibes Floral Bikini Top

Marysia

Antibes Floral Bikini Top
Shop at MyTheresa
Marysia - Santa Monica Bikini Bottom

Marysia

Santa Monica Bikini Bottom
Shop at MyTheresa

5. Mikoh High Waisted Bikini

5. Mikoh High Waisted Bikini - Outfit Items
Mikoh - Montpellier Top

Mikoh

Montpellier Top
Shop at Mikoh
Mikoh - Lyon Bottom

Mikoh

Lyon Bottom
Shop at Mikoh

6. Zimmermann Tropical High Waisted Bikini

6. Zimmermann Tropical High Waisted Bikini - Outfit Items
Zimmermann - Tropicana Balconette Bra

Zimmermann

Tropicana Balconette Bra
Shop at Zimmermann
Zimmermann - Tropicana HW Pant

Zimmermann

Tropicana HW Pant
Shop at Nordstrom

7. Norma Kamali High Waisted Bikini

7. Norma Kamali High Waisted Bikini - Outfit Items
Norma Kamali - Bill Bra Bikini Top

Norma Kamali

Bill Bra Bikini Top
Shop at MyTheresa
Norma Kamali - Bill Bikini Bottoms

Norma Kamali

Bill Bikini Bottoms
Shop at MyTheresa

8. Dolce & Gabbana Printed High Waisted Bikini

8. Dolce & Gabbana Printed High Waisted Bikini - Outfit Items
Dolce & Gabbana - Printed Bikini

Dolce & Gabbana

Printed Bikini
Shop at MyTheresa

9. Hunza G Rosie Seersucker Bandeau Bikini

9. Hunza G Rosie Seersucker Bandeau Bikini - Outfit Items
Hunza G - Rosie Seersucker Bandeau Bikini

Hunza G

Rosie Seersucker Bandeau Bikini
Shop at Net-a-Porter

10. Minnow Mulberry High Waisted Bikini

10. Minnow Mulberry High Waisted Bikini - Outfit Items
Minnow - Mulberry Blue Dot Tie Knot Bikini Top

Minnow

Mulberry Blue Dot Tie Knot Bikini Top
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Minnow - Mulberry Blue Dot Tie Knot Bikini Bottom

Minnow

Mulberry Blue Dot Tie Knot Bikini Bottom
Shop at Minnow

11. WeWoreWhat High Waisted Bikini

11. WeWoreWhat High Waisted Bikini - Outfit Items
WeWoreWhat - Claudia Bikini Top

WeWoreWhat

Claudia Bikini Top
Shop at WeWoreWhat
WeWoreWhat - Riviera Bikini Bottom

WeWoreWhat

Riviera Bikini Bottom
Shop at WeWoreWhat

12. Madewell Tank High Waisted Bikini

12. Madewell Tank High Waisted Bikini  - Outfit Items
Madewell - Second Wave Balconette Bikini Top

Madewell

Second Wave Balconette Bikini Top
Shop at Madewell
Madewell - Second Wave Zip High-Cut Bikini Bottom

Madewell

Second Wave Zip High-Cut Bikini Bottom
Shop at Madewell

Pro Tip

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When you shop for a high waisted bikini, make sure that the rise of the bottom hits you exactly at your waist. Any higher, and it will be uncomfortable to wear, and just a smidge too low will make you feel like you’re constantly trying to pull them up. And no one wants that!  

High waisted bikini trends are hitting it big for 2022, but they’ve been a flattering retro style that has cropped up over generations. Whether you’re channeling your grandmother in 1940, mom in the ‘80s, or California surfers from just a few years ago, there’s a high waisted bikini for you.

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