With summer upon us, it’s time to invest in some beachwear. We all want to look and feel sexy in swimwear, but that can be difficult if you aren’t comfortable showing off your body in a teeny weeny bikini. While we should love our bodies in every shape and size, body positivity is a roller coaster of a journey that can sometimes seem never-ending. For ladies looking to soak up some sun without putting their tummies on display, the high-waisted bikini is a godsend.
The following six swimsuits are guaranteed to make you feel like a (belly-buttonless) bombshell.
All body-positive babes should be aware of Aerie. In 2014 they launched the Aerie Real campaign, where they vowed to stop retouching their models, a practice that perpetuates unrealistic beauty standards for women and girls.
This summer, be a vision in clementine in Samantha Pleet’s Promise Bikini!
The bowties that adorn the top and bottom promote an air of playfulness, and its vibrant, youthful orange color is perfect for the summertime. The peplum-like skater skirt bottom cloaks your tummy, providing an air of mystery around any perceived “problem areas” (P.S. you’re perfect!).
This suit is sure to make you feel like a classic beauty and is available online in sizes extra-small, small, medium, and large.
This nautical bikini by Betsey Johnson will make you feel like you were born to sail the seven seas—all while looking like a modern pinup girl. Sold at ModCloth, a vintage-lover’s one stop shop for retro glamour, the top and bottom are available in sizes small, medium, and large.
Channel spring all summer long in this ASOS bikini, which features an underwire top for more support and a tiny peplum for an extra feminine touch. A part of their namesake collection, the ASOS Girly Tropical Print bottom runs from sizes 0 to 14, and top comes in bands up to 38 and cup sizes up to D!
Do your friends describe your style as being grandma-esque but, like, a sexy grandma? Regardless of your answer, you need to check out this kitschy-cool high-waisted patchwork bikini by Jaded London.
Sold online by Dolls Kill, the mismatched gingham and floral prints seem so wrong, yet they feel so right. The Checkered Tie Bandeau Bikini Top and Floral Checkered Bikini Bottoms are sold in sizes extra-small to large.