7 high waisted bikinis for when you need that extra bit of coverage

From swim shorts to cheeky cuts.

With anything high waisted, finding the perfect fit can be a drag. They either sit way too high or entirely too low, resulting in several trial and errors when it comes to finding what you need.

Swimwear is no exception. In fact, we’d say finding the perfect pair of high waisted bikini bottoms may just be the hardest thing we’ll ever have to do.

You’re in luck, however, because we’ve done the work for you and found some of the best high waisted bikinis in Australia, ranging from full-coverage to barely-there cuts and everything else in between.

The best high waisted bikinis in Australia

high waisted swim shorts

For high waisted swim shorts: Palma Shorts in Cobalto, $89 at Bydee

These terry-cloth style chequered shorts sit so high yet so comfortably you’ll never want to take them off. Made to be worn both in and out of the water, these are the swim shorts for summer.


black high waisted bikini bottoms

For black high waisted bikini bottoms: Seafolly Collective High Waist Wrap Front Pant, $89.95 at Seafolly

Offering full coverage, these bikini bottoms are here to flatter you perfectly with its front wrap style and simple yet classic colour.


high waisted tummy control bikini

For a high waisted tummy control bikini: Aqua Eve One Piece Bathing Suit, $53.35 at Amazon

This one piece bikini features a gathered ruched design on the midsection to provide some tummy control, while the full coverage bottom works to give you even more coverage.


high waisted cheeky bikini

For a high waisted cheeky bikini: Rise Above Bottoms, $75 at Moana Bikini

If you’re looking for something high waisted yet a little more cheeky, these bottoms are not to be overlooked. Plus, the double material makes it so they aren’t see-through – a bonus in our books.


high waisted bikini set

For a high waisted bikini set: Seed Heritage Rib One Shoulder Bikini, $79.95 (usually $99.95) at Myer

Add a little spice to your summer with this one-shoulder design bikini top that comes with a high waisted bottom in jade green.


high waisted g string bikini

For a high waisted g string bikini: Mix and match high leg high waist thong bikini bottoms, $12 (usually $24) at ASOS

Struggling to find bikini bottoms that are full coverage at the front but entirely free at the back? This pick from ASOS will have you covered (or rather, uncovered) as you soak in the sun this summer.


white high waisted bikini

For a white high waisted bikini: The Contour High Waist Pants, $70 at The Iconic

For the minimalist, it doesn’t get much better than this classic contour bikini bottom that is sure to become a staple in your swimwear rotation.


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