5 High Waisted Swimsuits That Will Make You Feel Instantly Confident

I think I speak for most people when I say shopping for bathing suits is the fucking worst. Like, worse than running the mile in high school or getting assigned group projects in college. The only pro I can find for this summer’s shopping spree is that there are (thankfully) some cute af trendy styles that can only make you look good. Yes, the impossible is possible. This, my friends, would be called high waisted swimsuits. Everyone knows high waisted anything looks fucking great like, all the time. Jeans, leggings, skirts—you obviously get the point. Who needs to cut out vodka and pasta for summer when high waisted swimsuits make you look five pounds slimmer without you exerting any energy? Bless. Here are five styles that will make you instantly feel like the hottest betch at the beach (which you are, obvi).

1. Tularosa Jules High-Waist Bottom

All hail coral everything in the summer. With this high waisted style, you’ll have your wine bloat tucked in *and* look perfectly bronzed without needing any sun at all.

2. ASOS River Island Longline Triangle Bikini

Black is obviously v slimming as it is, so when you put it on high waisted swimsuits, you’ll officially have an Insta fitness model bod without putting in the work for it. Sounds great to me and my nightly consumption of my weight in pasta. I literally see nothing wrong with this scenario.

3. J. Crew Gingham Underwire Bikini Top 

I don’t make the trends, I just share ’em. If gingham isn’t all over your Instagram feed yet, don’t say I didn’t warn you. This pattern will soon hit shelves in a Forever 21 and Zara near you, so if you’re looking for a combo of 1950s pin-up model and sexy Clueless vibes, this is it.

4. Topshop Shirred Split Swimsuit

High waisted swimsuits are most def not limited to bikinis. If one-pieces are more your thing, just opt for a style that has an illusion of two separate pieces. With a split center and high waisted bottom, your waist and hips will be much more pronounced and hugged in all the right places, giving you the illusion of the perf summer bod.

5. Free People Desperado Rib Brief Bottoms

Strappy swimsuits seriously make you look fire in all Instas, regardless of the color or pattern. With high waisted straps, your torso will look v long and lean, while also keeping beer bloat in. Amazing. White is alwaaaays a good idea in the summer, but if you’re not feeling that bold, any bright color that calls for attention works just as well.

Images: Revolve; Asos; J. Crew; Topshop; Free People

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Should We Let ‘Gen-Z Yellow’ Become The New Millennial Pink?
It’s official: millennial pink is sooo 2017. I mean, it’s seriously about time. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to tolerate another “candid” Insta in front of Wynwood Walls, or yet another person documenting that one time they tried Starbucks’s Pink Drink. Like, out with the old, and in with the new trending color of 2018: Gen-Z yellow (yes, as in the next generation after the millennials). It’s a vibe, though. Whether it’s mustard, canary, or Easter yellow that you prefer, it’s all the same thing. What was once seen as tacky (yellow) is now considered the bolder, more outgoing, attention-whore sister to basic bitch millennial pink. NGL, the more I’ve seen it, the more I find myself digging the happy summery color. You kind of have to admit that its obnoxious brightness is, like, extra in all the ways we aspire to be. In case you have no idea how to start wearing Gen-Z yellow (because same), here are 7 trendy pieces worth adding to your closet.

1. ASOS Highwaist Yellow Pants

Since we’ve already established the fact that Gen-Z yellow is a straight up #mood, especially for this upcoming summer, bring the vibes into work with high waisted business casual pants. These also come in clutch because fuck jeans, obviously.

2. MINKPINK Tokyo Romper

Don’t be, like, a plain Polly. Add some patterns to that shit with flowers and other things reminiscent of a tropical vacation. Wear this out to the beach, or slip it on before you head to the bar. Throw on your fave wedges and you’ll be craving a tequila sunrise immediately.

3. Vince Camuto Tie Cuff Bubble Sleeve Top

Wearing yellow is most def risky. You can’t just go walking around looking like a highlighter, so for a v chic option that makes you feel poised and a bit preppy, you’ll want a yellow shade like this so-called lemon cream top. Wear this to Mother’s Day brunch and your mother will be too busy complimenting your blouse to notice how hungover you are. Cute.

4. Faithfull the Brand Rodeo Gingham Dress

In addition to plaid, gingham is like, everywhere this spring. It’s flirty, fun, and everything else I aspire to be as a person. In yellow, you’ll be dying to wear this when it’s finally warm enough to day drink on a weekly basis.

5. Topshop Plain Bandeau Top

There are far worse trends from the Spice Girls era than a basic tube top, tbh. Quite frankly, I’m loving this throwback because you can own a dozen in every color and have an endless array of options to mix and match with—which is obviously super ideal, considering how annoying it is just to do laundry for one fucking clean shirt.

6. YEEZY Calabasas California Hat

Somehow, cute, pastel-colored baseball hats make you look sexy and sporty at the same time. Boys love that shit. With this pale yellow that will slowly but surely grow on you, you’ll find yourself taking plenty of Instas. But mostly because it’s Yeezy, says Calabasas, and has you wishing you were neighbors with the Kardashians.


7. UO Adonita Zip Front Mini Skirt

A-line skirts are always in and always look great on everyone. The style isn’t so short that you’ll pull a Britney Spears, but it’s not a long granny style either. It fits as a high-rise skirt that falls on your upper thighs and gives you a voluptuous, curvy shape. The front closure zipper may teeter on the slutty side, but who actually cares? You lewk good and you deserve to feel good, too. YAY, YELLOW.

Images: ASOS (1); Revolve (1); Nordstrom (1); Bloomingdales (1); Topshop (1); Farfetch (1); Urban Outfitters (1)

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