By now you’ve pulled out your seasonal swimwear and are starting to put together your favorite looks for that beach vacation around the corner. If you find yourself lacking in the bathing suit department, let me recommend purchasing my favorite swimwear trend of the season – the high-waisted bikini. A little retro, but fashionably modern, these suits are a great way to rock a two-piece without showing a ton of skin. Many of my favorite designers including Mara Hoffman, Rachel Comey, Tori Praver and Lauren Moffatt are offering high-waisted bikinis this season, but even big box retailers like J.Crew and LOFT have jumped in on the trend. This style isn’t just for hipster ‘tweens anymore!


// Best Of: High-Waisted Bikinis by Modern Eve

(No. 1) Giejo High Waisted Green Stripe/Twist Bikini Top and Bottom at Creatures at Comfort, $100, $115; (No. 2) Bella Rose Bustier Bikini Top and Bottom at Seafolly, $99.95, $69.95; (No. 3) Mara Hoffman Printed Lace-up Bikini at Net-a-porter, $141 on sale(No. 4) Topshop Gunmetal Black Slinky Cage High Waist Bikini available at Ebay, $117.83(No. 5) Polka-dot Retro Bikini Top and Bottom at J.Crew, $54, $50; (No. 6) Lauren Moffatt Backspin High waisted Bikini at Anthropologie, $59.90 on sale; (No. 7) Monica Nador Drumbeat Bikini at Anthropologie, $88; (No. 8) White and Blue Floral Bikini at Nordstrom, $72(No. 9) Navy Scallop Texture Bikini at Topshop, $68(No. 10) Tori Praver Desert Willow Bandeau and Bottoms at Anthropologie, $101 each(No. 11) Zinke Katie Bikini at Anthropologie, $176(No. 12) Mountain Floral Bikini Top and Bottom at Madewell, $55, $48(No. 13) White Sheer Panel Bikini at Topshop, $68(No. 14) Nanette Lepore Kimono Floral Bikini at Anthropologie, $174(No. 15) Rachel Comey Blue Medallion Bikini Top and Bottom at Madewell, $138, $115(No. 16) Black Stripe Bikini Top and Bottom at Need Supply Co., $112, $98(No. 17) Dropshot Ruffle High Waisted Bikini at Lauren Moffatt, $186(No. 18) Black Strap Cage Bikini at ASOS, $64(No. 19) River Island Urban Chevron Top and Bottom at ASOS, $27.15, $20.36.

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