One of the best things about living in the tropics is that a trip to the beach is always on the table. The pandemic may have taken away the spontaneity and frequency of your usual getaways, but if you ask us, the meticulous planning that takes place as well as the protocols that need to be followed are well worth the escape from the city. If you've had nothing but sun, sand, and surf on your mind, we feel you—so allow us to help you get ready for your next seaside adventure.
Below, we list 10 stylish high-waist bikinis you can shop for your upcoming beach trip. Swimsuits come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, but high-waist styles are perhaps the most versatile, offering nearly the same amount of coverage as a one-piece while showing off your skin and curves like a typical two-piece. No matter your body type, you're sure to find one that looks great.
Shop the cutest form-flattering high waisted bikinis for your next beach trip:
Float Sumi Top and Bottoms in Honey, P2,450 each
Exude effortless elegance at your next seaside adventure with this two-piece from Float. It features a bralette-style round neck top with slim straps and high-waisted bottoms that gather around the hips for extra stomach concealing. The muted pastel pink shade will flatter any skin tone, looking just as sophisticated as your fave nude lippie.
Eighth Mermaid Andi Hi-Kini Set in Ivory, P2,500
All-white ensembles are always a great option if you're going for a classic, understated look, and this bikini from Eighth Mermaid gives you exactly that. The adjustable triangle top is paired with high-waisted bottoms that sit just below your belly button, effectively hiding your love handles without inching too close to your bust-perfect for those with shorter torsos.
Swim After Dawn Ida Top (P1,150) and Bottoms (P1,200) in Olive
The soft olive tone on this bikini set from Swim After Dawn is a chic color option if you love basic hues but already own too many black and white swimsuits. The triangle top will show off your cleavage, collarbone, and back while the high-rise bottoms will flatter your bum and thighs, but also hide your post-meal pooch.
Sycamore Swimwear Taylor Bikini, P1,699
You'll look brighter than the sun in this pretty two-piece from Sycamore Swimwear, which sports a bright yellow shade from top to bottom. The no-frills high-waisted bottoms rise all the way above your belly button for maximum food-baby coverage. It's paired with a padded top that can be worn as a basic round neck or tied into a cute ribbon-front design—it'll be like owning two bikinis in one!
Ivana Jiana Bikini, P799
Just because you're rocking a high-waisted bikini, doesn't mean you can't still show off your curves-this Ivana swimsuit is proof. Though its waistband sits right over your belly button, the high-cute sides will easily show off your hips, thighs, and booty while the top's triangle shape draws all the attention to your bust. We especially love the two-piece's ribbed texture, which will flatter your form and keep bulges and love handles at bay.
Coral Swimwear Keeva Two-Piece Swimsuit, P2,250
This bikini from Coral Swimwear may look like your average two-piece set from the front with the tank-like top and simple, high-waisted bottoms, but turn around and you'll reveal the chic tie-up design on the back, giving the minimalist piece some subtle flair. The bikini is made extra bloat-friendly with the ruched detail along the hip area of the bottoms, which will help hold in and disguise your food baby.
Las Islas Caballo Bikini in Onyx, P1,690
If your go-to swimsuits are usually plain black, we can't blame you-it's a classic option that flatters the figure, matches all accessories, and works for every skin tone. This two-piece suit from Las Islas will be the perfect addition to your all-black-everything bikini collection, sporting onyx on both the high-cut, high-waisted bottoms and the fuss-free tube top, which comes with removable straps.
The vampy shade of this elegant Balud bikini is inspired by red wine-and the unique design is as eye-catching as the sleek dresses you wear on those wine nights with your best buds. The high-waisted bottoms come paired with a sweetheart-neckline top, which features frilly straps that hang delicately off the shoulders. You can also get the set in emerald green and sunshine yellow.
Salt Swim Portia Bikini, P1,999
At first glance, this bikini from Salt Swim exudes a cool, sporty aesthetic thanks to the basic pullover top, which resembles a sports bra; and the stretchy high-waisted bottoms, which offer ample coverage on the front and back. Turn to the side, however, and the suit shows off an unexpected strip of skin along the hip and waist area with nothing but criss-cross details holding the bottoms together, adding a sensual touch to the piece while still covering all the right spots.
Savvy Swim Jenny Top and Bottom, P999 each
We love the bold hues, striped pattern, and color-blocking details on this two-piece from Savvy Swim. Though the silhouette is pretty simple with a bralette-like top and high-waisted bikini bottoms, the unique design makes this set stand out from all the rest. Plus, the loud pattern will distract the eye from any bumps and bulges you'd rather not show off.