Memorial Day Weekend is approaching, which means soon it’ll be time to put on a bathing suit. Whether you’re planning on basking in the sun poolside all summer or taking some time off for a trip to the beach, swim season is basically here whether we’re ready or not.
The solution? The ever-awesome high-waisted bikini. Not only does the retro style nod to stylish swimwear of decades past, but it can also be super flattering. While certain cuts and materials can really “suck you in” in certain areas, they also provide a good amount of coverage (because let’s face it, not all of us feel comfortable in a skimpy string bikini).
Oh, and did we mention they work wonders on love handles? Bless. Just make sure they hit above your belly button (otherwise there may be a potential muffin top situation).
We rounded up 18 of the cutest styles to rock this summer (for all body types, at that) to flatter-and-flaunt what you got.
Click through the gallery below to check out our favorites.
Araks, Elsa Bikini Top Royal Splash, $215, available at Araks; Araks Emil High Waisted Hipster Royal Splash, $155, available at Araks.