8 high waisted bikinis to invest in before the summer rush

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From printed to sporty styles, and high street to luxury brands here’s the brands we are loving and the best styles to shop right now.

There’s no denying the gorgeous weather we relished in over the last few months reminded us summer is on the horizon, even though we may not feel like it being cooped up at home.

While most of us are straddling our working from home wardrobes and summer wardrobes, there’s one thing that’s clear – now is the time to nab the best swimwear. Yes, now is the time to invest in the items you see in store before they sell-out. Plan for next summer, book a staycation and hit beaches in the UK in style or just wear in your back garden, our summer plans are a little simpler this year but investment swimwear is always worth it. 

And there’s one particular style growing in interest from shoppers: the high waisted bikini.

This retro style associated with 1950s pinups is back, with a fresh, modern twist. Whether you go for belted, high leg, buttoned or ruched, there’s a high waisted style that’ll enhance, create, hug and love every curve.

Scroll down to shop eight bikinis that suit every budget, from cool brands to know to high street hits, we guarantee you’ll not only want to wear them this summer, but the summer after that, and the one after that…and you get the picture. I hail the high waisted bikini. 

@Galamaar 

Produced in LA Galamaar swimwear is made from ocean waste. With form and function at its heart, this brand is all about the cut of the swimwear accentuating and celebrating the female form within its classic designs. Hear hear.

@you.swim

You.Swim pieces are all about flexibility, producing a product that is highly malleable means they move and adjust with the curves of our bodies for the perfect fit and ultimate comfort. Also the products are ethically woven, dyed, cut and sewn in England. 

@prism_london

Prism London has a great offering of multi-purpose products - from swimwear that you and wear as underwear and shape-wear, to gym kit that you can wear simply anywhere. Consider cost per wear. 

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Best high waisted bikinis: Cos check bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: Cos check bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: Cos check bikini bottoms
Best high waisted bikinis: Cos check bikini bottoms

Wear this berry check bikini with a simple white dress to keep this look cool and fresh.

Shop bikini top, £25, bikini bottoms, £25, Cos 

Best high waisted bikinis: Black Freya bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: Black Freya bikini top
Best High Waisted bikinis: Black Freya bikini bottoms
Best High Waisted bikinis: Black Freya bikini bottoms

A black bikini is as necessary as a LBD in your wardrobe, wear with other classic styles including a classic white shirt

Shop bikini top, £30, bikini bottoms, £26, Freya

Best high waisted bikinis: Yellow printed bikini top Whistles
Best high waisted bikinis: Yellow printed bikini top Whistles
Best high waisted bikinis: Whistles yellow printed bikini bottoms
Best high waisted bikinis: Whistles yellow printed bikini bottoms

Try this subtle print with an embroidered dress and a basket bag for a beach ready look (even if we have to wait until next year). 

Shop bikini top, £40, bikini bottoms, £40, Whistles 

Best high waisted bikinis: Blue Jade Swim bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: Blue Jade Swim bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: Blue Jade Swim bikini bottoms
Best high waisted bikinis: Blue Jade Swim bikini bottoms

This sporty style from Jade Swim will look great teamed with your chunky dad sandals to add to the sporty feel. 

Shop bikini top, £78, bikini bottoms, £78, Jade Swim

Best high waisted bikinis: Orange printed Lem Lem bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: Orange printed Lem Lem bikini top
Best high waisted bikini top: Orange printed Lem Lem bikini bottoms
Best high waisted bikini top: Orange printed Lem Lem bikini bottoms

Don’t cover up this cool bikini with a dress, keep the top as is and just add high waisted denim shorts over your bikini bottoms. 

Shop bikini top, £116, bikini bottoms, £100, Lemlem

Best high waisted bikinis: Animal print halter neck bikini top Arket
Best high waisted bikinis: Arket animal print halter neck bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: Arket animal print bikini bottoms
Best high waisted bikinis: Arket animal print bikini bottoms

Wear this animal print bikini with cool linens, high waisted trousers or a throw-on-dress, opt neutral tones. 

Shop bikini top, £25, bikini bottoms, £25, Arket 

Best high waisted bikinis: & Other Stories shirred bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: & Other Stories shirred bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: & Other Stories printed bikini bottoms
Best high waisted bikinis: & Other Stories printed bikini bottoms

Accessorise this style with vintage feel sunglasses and a soft floaty floral dress.  

Shop bikini top, £27, bikini bottoms, £23, & Other Stories

Best high waisted bikinis: Figleaves polka dot bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: Figleaves polka dot bikini top
Best high waisted bikinis: Figleaves polka dot bikini bottoms
Best high waisted bikinis: Figleaves polka dot bikini bottoms

Feel all Pretty Woman in this polka dot bikini, just add a supersized sun hat. 

Shop bikini top, £35, shop bikini bottoms, £20, Figleaves

Opening image: Lemlem

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