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 minimize 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 so as 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. From one-pieces to 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 shop the best high-leg bikinis.

Shop the matching Ribbed Bandeau Bikini Top ($90). This orange color is just stunning.

The belt makes this one-piece less boxy and more flattering. 

Who doesn’t love a shimmery finish?

Shop the matching Millie Bikini Top ($88). This color, though.

Shop the matching Como Bikini Top ($110). This print is so stunning.

You can never go wrong with a spotted print.

Can’t get enough of this racerback silhouette.

Shop the matching Triangle Bikini Top ($15). Pack these on your next vacation.

The one-piece you’ve been looking for.

Complete the set: L*Space Lee Lee Top ($99). So chic.

Very ’80s.

Shop the matching Catarina Top ($138). We love the tie-front waist.

Shop the matching Camilla Bikini Top ($94). A bold pop of pink is perfect for the beach.

Just add a pair of oversize sunglasses.

This one-piece feels so unique.

Shop the matching Sofie Bikini Top ($85). Just stunning.

Shop the matching Beach Wave Bikini Top ($92). You can also wear the top underneath a blazer look.

We love the mesh details.

Shop the matching Bikini Top ($18). Sunny shades for the year ahead.

Layer all of your chunky jewelry with this.

Here, read about some of the biggest swimsuit trends for 2020.

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