Two models wearing high waist swimsuit

Summer is coming fast. It’s time to get out your swimsuits! If you are in the market for a new swimsuit this year, why not try a high-waist style? High-waist bathing suits are elegant, flattering to your silhouette, and can be worn by women of all ages. But how to choose the right one? Here are some tips to find the ideal high-waist swimsuit for your body type as well as a selection of 4 styles that are perfect for this summer.

The origins of the high-waist swimsuit?

The high-waist swimsuit is a type of retro swimwear, a design based on the underwear of the 50s and 60s. It creates a very feminine pin-up silhouette. This swimsuit, designed to hide the navel, is flattering to all silhouettes (whether you want to camouflage curves around the belly, stretch marks, highlight your legs or accent your hips). Just like the high-waist panty in lingerie, this two-piece swimsuit cut stays fashionable year after year. Comfortable and trendy, it has many advantages. It’s available in many styles (solid-toned black swimsuit, white, beige, red, pink, tropical print, checkered, polka dot) and can be made from many materials. Modern yet classic, this bikini suits women of all ages and flatters all shapes. In addition, it is marketed by many top lingerie designers, including Maison Lejaby, Lise Charmel, PrimaDonna, and Aubade.

Why should you opt for a high-waisted swimsuit?

While a one-piece swimsuit offers a slimming flat stomach effect, a high-waist two-piece is no slouch. Indeed, a high-waist bathing suit is a great way to hide your belly when you are at the beach. It shapes the stomach and hips to create the sought-after “flat stomach” look. Suitable for all silhouettes, this beach outfit enhances every woman’s body. For smaller frames, it has the advantage of lengthening the legs. Women with a slender body type can’t help but showcase their assets with this sexy swimsuit. It is also ideal for those who wish to slim their waist. It stops several inches below the bust, accents the top of the hips and flatters your curves. This type of swimwear is also particularly flattering for figure-8 body types, otherwise known as hourglass.

How to choose the right size for your high-waist swimsuit?

Where should you buy a high-waisted swimsuit? Look no further: you are in the right place. Dessus Dessous has selected 18 major lingerie brands with swimwear lines for you to browse. That’s not all: we will help you find the right swimsuit to flatter your figure thanks to our complete size guide. Once you have taken your measurements with a tape measure, it will help you to choose the ideal size. Do you have questions about choosing the size of your future swimwear? We are at your service. Don’t hesitate to contact our advisors, who will be happy to guide you. They are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. French time (UTC + 2) Monday to Friday at +33 4 67 71 58 60. 

High-waist swimsuits are a French symbol of charm

Model wearing a black high-waist swimsuit from Lise Charmel

The swimwear in the Anneaux d’Or Noir collection from Lise Charmel are shaping swimsuits. They sculpt the silhouette, highlight the buttocks and enhance the waist. The first style in the collection is refined and classic. Solid black, it has two aesthetic details: a golden ring and discreet stitching in the same color. The second bikini bottom in our selection is more sexy and high-cut than the first swimsuit style. These two bathing suit bottoms can be combined with the many swimsuit tops from the same collection available on our site. If you have a large bust, we recommend that you choose a swimsuit bra that is molded, with deep cups. Do you have a small chest? Opt for a triangle bikini top or a push-up bikini top with molded cups.

An adjustable high-waist swimsuit

Model wearing an electric blue high-waist swimsuit

This women’s swimsuit bottom is ideal for those who like variety. The adjustable drawstrings actually allow you to adjust the swim briefs’ coverage. Thanks to them, you can perfect your tan by exposing more or less skin. This swim bottom is available in leopard print, black, and even electric blue, a perfect color to highlight tanned or dark skin. Why not dare to mix and match with a colored bikini bottom with a black top or a printed bra with dark bottoms? 

A high-waist swimsuit with an exotic print

Maryan Mehlhorn, lingerie specialist, carries a unique high-waist swimsuit. Its black and cream tribal patterns are ideal for women who want to stand out at the beach or pool without overdoing it. Even better, it is designed from a very soft mesh and is ultra-comfortable. It offers quite good coverage of the buttocks and camouflages small imperfections. It’s a perfect item to feel beautiful in comfort.

The best way to style your new swimsuit for maximum comfort and coverage

There are many ways to show off your high-waisted swimsuit. You can wear it alone, under a pretty pareo or a slightly sheer tunic. Colored styles are sublime when worn under white or light-colored cover-ups. Dark swimsuits, for their part, can be worn under beach dresses and sarongs or pareos of any color.

Now you know our tips for choosing the right high-waist swimsuit and have seen an overview of our high-end products. Opt for your favorite style, order it in just a few clicks and receive your lingerie quickly thanks to our fast delivery! Our collections contain many options both contemporary and classic, including something for every style, and are available in an infinite number of fabrics.