The best high-waisted bikinis that are both flattering and stylish

You can't beat a high-waisted bikini.

high waisted bikini

by Aimee Jakes |
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High-waisted bikinis are a summer staple and for good reason, too. They're incredibly flattering, emphasise your waist and to quote Taylor Swift, they just never go out of style. They're the waterproof equivalent of SKIMS.

They cleverly sit between the serious swimsuit and a cute bikini, meaning you feel a little more covered up, without flashbacks of your year five swimming lessons.

If you want a helping hand in feeling more confident and emphasising your favourite bits, then we've got you covered. But just know, you are fabulous already and will look gorgeous no matter what you wear to the beach.

Shop our top high-waisted bikini picks below for a seriously smart and chic beach-look outfit for your holiday in the sun.

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Boohoo Tummy Control White Ruched Bikini Bottom
Price: £6 (was £8)

This chic number from Boohoo is perfect if you want an added boost of confidence by the beach. With tummy control tech, their ruched bikini bottom is perfect for anyone and everyone. Pair with Boohoo's Control Scoop Bikini Top, for £7.50.

New Look is top-notch when it comes to cleverly crafted, good-quality clothing perfect for anyone. We think these shape-enhancing high waist bikini bottoms are ideal for a holiday, paired with the Black Halter Neck Bikini Top, £13.99.

These bikinis are perfectly powder blue and look good on anyone who wants a high-waisted bikini that will match a sultry two-strap bikini top. Shop the top here: Breeze Tie Bikini Top, £16.

Another set from new look, except this time, we're seeing an abstract pattern in black and white. Shop the top here: Black Mark Making Moulded Triangle Bikini Top, £16.99.

Corsage detail is most definitely in when it comes to your beach holiday this year. Pair these River Island High Waist Bikini Bottoms with the matching Blue Corsage Halter Bikini Top, £28.

South Beach are a game changer when it comes to top-quality, fashionable pieces. This twist detail brief is one of our favourites and luckily comes in a set. Matching top here: Twisted Halterneck Bandeau, £18.

When it comes to swimwear, you can count on Hollister. We adore this dainty floral high-leg, high-waist bikini that looks adorable. Pair with Hollister's Curvy Ruched Balconette Bra, £27.

Things to look at when choosing a high-waisted bikini

Firstly, if you want to create a sleek silhouette, always choose a set which has a 'stretch fit'. This means the set will flatter and fit well.

Secondly, look for styles that you can mix and match. We all know that suitcase space is essentially gold dust, so it's always great to re-wear the same bikinis. We love neutral or animal print sets that we know will effortlessly go with everything.

Thirdly, go wild on the top half. If you're thinking business down below, feel confident to make it a party on top (not like that). Look out for tops with a difference, whether that be crinkle textures, plunging necklines or backless styles.

Aimee Jakes is the shopping editor across heat and Closer. As well as mainly writing about skincare launches, high-street fashion and gym bag essentials, she also regularly chats to celebs about their wellness routines for heat's Self-Care Sunday.

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