July 27, 2020 6 min read

High waisted bikini bottoms have become a major style trend. This flattering swim pant style has made a significant fashion comeback, as they look amazing on almost every body shape and size. Furthermore they are comfortable to wear while adding a touch of vintage glamour to your swimwear repertoire.

High waisted swim pants offer more coverage than regular cut bikini bottoms without compromising on style or sexiness. Not only are they a fabulous retro swimsuit style but the high waist cinches you in at the waist, showing off an hourglass silhouette. Perfect for showing off your gorgeous curves.

This ultra chic swim pant style can be worn as a bikini bottom with a tankini top, or under a pant-less swim dress. You can also team these sensational pants with a sporty rash vest for coverage and sun protection. Below we've outlined a variety of ways to style your high waisted bikini bottoms. We also give you a rundown of our favourite high waisted styles and how you can wear them.

Plus Size High Waisted Bikini Bottoms

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How to Style High Waisted Pants

Team a high waisted pant back with a cute bikini top. At Curvy Swimwear, we have a huge selection of plus size bikini tops in some great styles including wrap crop bikini tops, frilled bikini tops and supportive underwire bikini tops. By wearing a high waisted bikini bottom with a longer style bikini top and you only show a couple of centimetres of skin. This opens up your swimwear options, making a bikini a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.

If you want that real vintage swimwear look then our black and white polka dot high waisted scrunch bikini bottoms are super cute. You can team these back with the matching frill bikini top or our great off the shoulder bikini top in black with the double frill. We’ve also seen some great high waisted pants with loops so you can wear a belt with them or grab your favourite scarf to loop through and tie into a bow at the front.

Alternatively, you can opt for a little more coverage with a tankini top in a variety of different styles. At Curvy Swimwear we cater to all tastes with our collection of tankini tops with underwire, strapless and off the shoulder styles all available to complete your swimwear look.

For an athletic look with additional sun protection, opt for a sleeved rash vest. Wear these sporty tops on their own or throw them over any one of our beautiful bikini or tankini tops. A rash vest is an excellent addition to your beach bag this summer.

Cherry Blossom High Waisted Bikini Pants

Who Can Wear a Higher Waist?

The curvier you are the better a high waisted pant works. Having a fuller bust and bigger bottom really suits this Marilyn Munroe retro swimwear look. No matter what your shape - Hourglass, Pear, Apple or Diamond - a high waisted bikini bottom that covers your belly button will work for you and will also be super comfortable. If you had written off bikinis as a swimwear option, the high waisted pant is sure to put them back on your list of favourites.

Since its fashion resurrection, this style has by far become our best selling swim pant. Women of all shapes and sizes are loving how secure they feel through the mid section and how fantastic they look in this ultra flattering cut. A printed high waisted pant will add curves to an athletic figure by creating interest across the hips and bottom area. Teamed with a frill bikini top, this pairing creates the illusion of an hourglass figure by highlighting the bust and hip area, while minimising the waist.

If you are after more of a tummy hider then the ruched high waisted bikini bottoms plus size range is a great option. With extra shirred and rushed panelling at the front and top of the pant to give you more coverage past your belly button and right up to your waist. This style is great if you want to minimise your stomach and it is perfect for rocking that timeless retro look.

Ladies with curvy hips and bottoms, this is your time to shine in the most flattering bikini pant made to showcase your feminine curves. The wider sides hug your hips, while the high waistband cinches in your waistline. Embrace those gorgeous curves and show them off to the world by teaming your new high waisted pants with an underwire bikini top for a knockout look.

Bohemian Sunset High Waisted Bikini Pant

Love a Cheeky Cut?

We also a great range of high waisted cheeky bikini bottoms in plus sizes, with high cut legs or a lower leg depending on what style you prefer. A high cut, high waisted pant was a big trend in the 80s and we saw Elle MacPherson and other super models rocking this retro look. If you want to lengthen your legs then a plus size high rise bikini is a fabulous style to try this summer, and the cheeky look is so on trend right now.

Our cheeky high waist styles are available in plain black which can be easily paired with any of our classic black tankini or bikini tops. Alternatively, try a pretty pastel shade from our Velvet range. This collection comes in 3 beautiful colours and is designed to show off your gorgeous curvy body in all its feminine glory. Choose from a matching top and bottom or mix it up by clashing patterns and textures from our other print collections and block colour ranges.

With its genius ability to elongate the legs and lengthen the torso, the cheeky high cut pant is definitely here to stay.

 

High Waisted Bikini Styles

Our range of plus size high waisted bikini bottoms are available in a range of plain colours and lots of different prints, from geometric, paisleys and florals. The front panels are lined with mesh tummy control panelling to help you feel secure and comfortable all day long. Fully lined and double stitching on the leg line and waist for a secure fit that will last so you can wear it confidently to the beach or on your next vacation.

Choosing your correct size is just like fitting a pair of underpants. You want them to be super comfortable and not digging into the side of your legs. So just like underwear choose the same size as what you would normally buy. Our swimwear is all true to size, but if you are deciding between two sizes, we recommend choosing the larger size for extra comfort.

The high waisted pant works well with different styles. You can work a retro inspired summer look or keep things classic and chic. It’s a universally flattering piece that works well in every swim wardrobe. If you want to look toned and slimmer this summer then the classic high waisted bikini bottom is certainly the best style to choose.

Plain Black High Waisted Bikini Pant

Other High Waisted Pant Styles

If bikini bottoms aren't your preferred swim pant style, we have a selection of high waisted pants with more leg coverage. Our chlorine resistant Boyleg pant has become a best seller, with its comfortable wide waistband and longer leg line. If you are feeling self conscious about your hips and upper thighs, this is an ideal option for wearing with bikini and tankini tops.

For full length swim pants, consider our 3/4 pant or ankle length swim leggings. Both give extra coverage for protection and modesty, while helping your midsection feel supported. Team them with a matching tankini top or rash vest for a sleek swim outfit that looks and feels sensational to wear.

Which ever style you choose, feel confident in the knowledge that you are supported and covered in style with a chic swim pant made to flatter your curves. Once you have experienced the fit and feel of a higher waisted pant, you won't ever go back to low rise. Its easy to become addicted to their style and comfort.

Retro Check High Waisted Ruched Skirted Pant

If you are new to the high waisted swim pant trend and want to know more, please contact us for some personal advice on which style would best suit you. We are available via live chat on our website to answer any questions you have. Alternatively, call us on our toll free number 1800 287 897 or email at info@curvyswimwear.com.au. We would love to help you find your perfect style and fit.

 

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Size guide

All of our swimsuits are true to size. This means you should follow your normal sizing.

The best guide is your underwear - so what you would wear in a bra and undies is the size you order from us in tops and bottoms. For example, in you wear an 18E bra, you should order a size 18 swimsuit top from us.

If you are looking for a one piece and are in between sizes, say an 18E bra and a 20 in underpants, we recommend choosing the larger of the two sizes - so a size 20 in this case.

If you have any issues with your new swimsuit, we do 30 day refunds for full priced items and exchanges for all items - so you can swap to a size or style that is more suitable for you!

International Size Conversions

AUS 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
USA 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
CANADA 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
EUR 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56

Size guide

AU USA CA UK EUR
8 4 6 8 34
10 6 8 10 36
12 8 10 12 38
14 10 12 14 40
16 12 14 16 42
18 14 16 18 44
20 16 18 20 46
22 18 20 22 48
24 20 22 24 50
26 22 24 26 52
28 24 26 28 54
30 26 28 30 56