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Retro high-waist bikinis are a holiday must-have, so we’ve rounded-up the prettiest styles you need, stat
High-waist bikinis are no longer frumpy and boring – these pinup-style swimsuits look super chic and are the perfect choice for summer 2018.
Today’s iterations of the high-waist swimwear are miles away from the dowdy bikini styles your grandma probably wore in the 60s and 70s, trust us.
And if you’re feeling a bit unsure about getting the bod out again after the long, cake-filled winter, they’re a good way to ease yourself in and ideal for hiding a multitude of sins. Plus, comfort-wise they are high up there in the style stakes and will give you a great silhouette.
Chosen carefully, the high-waist design can accentuate your curves, define your waist and make your legs appear longer, resulting in you looking mega cute as you loll about the sun-lounger.
And the good news? You really don’t need to spend a fortune to get this Marilyn-esque look.
Try Alexandra Miro for the perfect mix of simple, retro glamour with her tie-fronted tops. Or if you’re after something more minimalist, Sian Swimwear has totally nailed the low key, fuss-free two-piece. Every insta cool girl loves this brand.
Lisa Marie Fernandez for standout playful designs and 50s style shapes. And cult fashion favourite Ganni, as always, has some seriously fun Leopard-print sets, just the suit for when you’re feeling a lil bit sassy.
Here’s our edit of the best high-waisted swimwear for 2018, from our high street favourites to some gorgeous high end picks.
Bye bye millennial pink, hello yellow. This sculpted tie-front bikini is the perfect amount of retro without being overly kitschy.
Join the #gannigirls with this fun, leopard-print option. Just add cocktail.
The lace-up sides make this uber feminine, girly suit better adjusted to your individual shape and add a little modern twist too.
Michael Kors Seaside Textured Bandeau Bikini, Top £90, Bottoms £60, Zalando
The gold ring details, the bandeau shape. Just too damn glam.
This Emerald, blue and white number is giving us massive summer-on-the-Riviera vibes.
Simple but oh so cool, this set is ideal for nailing that minimalist poolside look.
A flattering halterneck makes this the perfect choice for a bigger busted lady. And the bottom’s cutouts give it a hint of sexy summer style.
Liven up a classic black bikini with a strong, 70s-inspired print and mesh panelling. Team with crisp white shirt for later.
Muted colours scream total seaside chic. Plus, you can easily mix and match with other bikinis to update the look.
A super fun and flirty bardot-style swimsuit. Just add huge gold hoops for Insta-perfect snaps.
Getting major club tropicana from this punchy printed set.
This brand is a cult favourite of the Insta crowd and we can see why.
A modern update for this classic, romantic ruffled bikini. Just add red lipstick.