This Bikini Trend Is Suddenly Over

Kristen Nichols
·3-min read

We've already highlighted the coolest new swim trends for this year despite a lack of holiday action, and ahead I'm breaking down the styles A-listers are getting behind—aka the most popular celebrity bikini trends this year—and the one trend that celebs are notably skipping.

Looking to A-list beach outfits, barely-there bikinis are being embraced in a huge way. String bikinis and triangle tops are being endorsed by celebs like Bella Hadid and the J. Lo. On the other end of the spectrum, we're seeing celebs like Kylie Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski wearing inventive one-pieces that range from belted swimsuits to styles with cutouts.

The one style we're not seeing celebrities wear right now? High-waisted bikinis. The silhouette has been hugely popular in the last few years, but now celebrities seem to be shying away from the style. Go on to see the swimsuits the celebrity bikini and one-piece trends they're wearing instead that are already huge and shop pieces to get their looks.

Low-Cut Bikinis

Instead of high-waisted bikinis, celebrities are gravitating toward low-cut styles. We're seeing a huge uptick in string bikinis and silhouettes that have an early '00s feel.

PQ Swim Ring Triangle Top (£66)

J. Lo can do no wrong and posted a photo wearing a pink bikini on her Instagram.

Shop the matching Reef Bikini Bottoms (£59)

Good American Hi-Hi Tanga Top (£32)

String bikinis will never go out of style.

Shop the matching Hi-Hi Tanga Bottoms (£32)

Lisa Marie Fernandez Amber Bikini Set (£171)

Hailey Beiber is giving electric shades her stamp of approval.

Unique21 Hero Plus Abstract Spot Ring Trim Bikini Top (£18)

Monochrome always wins.

Buy the matching Ring Trim Bikini Bottoms (£16)

Tooshie Southampton Bikini Set (£87)

When French model Tina Kunakey was pregnant, these low-slung brief were a really good option.

Vitamin A Claire Bikini Top (£72)

Another vote for metallic bikinis from Olivia Culpo.

Shop the Luciana Bikini Bottoms (£75)

Eres Les Essentiels Mouna Triangle Bikini Top (£110)

Oh, hey, Bella Hadid. We see your perfect red string bikini there.

Shop the matching Malou Bikini Briefs (£110)

Faithfull the Brand Valensole Bikini Top (£63)

Model Jasmine Tookes in a Faithfull bikini, proving that colorful swimsuits are always in style.

Shop the matching Valensole Bikini Bottoms (£63)


If you opt for one-pieces over bikinis, there are plenty of celebs who are also favoring a skimpier swimsuit. What we're seeing this year is a range of styles with details that update the standard one-piece, whether it's a waist-cinching belt or cutouts.

WeWoreWhat Danielle Cowhide One Piece (£146)

Kylie Jenner's exact swimsuit recently restocked.

Jade Swim Trophy Scoop-Back Swimsuit (£165)

Candice Swanepoel is into this minimal style with barely-there straps.

Solid & Striped The Claudia One Piece Swimsuit (£111)

Remember how I mentioned cutouts?

Haight Iú One-Shoulder Cutout Swimsuit (£104)

Again with the cut-outs. Kourtney Kardashian took them up to the next level.

Monki Shirred Swimsuit (£30)

Simple but effective.

Next up, the hair trends we're into for 2021.

This post was originally published on Who What Wear US at an earlier date and has been updated.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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