The flattering high-waist bikinis you need to shop for summer 2018

High-waist bikinis are a hot holiday essential, so we've rounded-up the best ones out there...

high waist bikinis summer 2018
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Retro high-waist bikinis are a holiday must-have, so we've rounded-up the prettiest styles you need, stat

High-waist bikinis are no longer frumpy and boring – these pinup-style swimsuits look super chic and are the perfect choice for summer 2018.

Today’s iterations of the high-waist swimwear are miles away from the dowdy bikini styles your grandma probably wore in the 60s and 70s, trust us.

And if you’re feeling a bit unsure about getting the bod out again after the long, cake-filled winter, they’re a good way to ease yourself in and ideal for hiding a multitude of sins. Plus, comfort-wise they are high up there in the style stakes and will give you a great silhouette.

Chosen carefully, the high-waist design can accentuate your curves, define your waist and make your legs appear longer, resulting in you looking mega cute as you loll about the sun-lounger.

And the good news? You really don’t need to spend a fortune to get this Marilyn-esque look.

Try Alexandra Miro for the perfect mix of simple, retro glamour with her tie-fronted tops. Or if you’re after something more minimalist, Sian Swimwear has totally nailed the low key, fuss-free two-piece. Every insta cool girl loves this brand.

Lisa Marie Fernandez for standout playful designs and 50s style shapes. And cult fashion favourite Ganni, as always, has some seriously fun Leopard-print sets, just the suit for when you’re feeling a lil bit sassy.

Here’s our edit of the best high-waisted swimwear for 2018, from our high street favourites to some gorgeous high end picks.

Anna Clarke is a journalist covering news, lifestyle and features and has written for a wide range of publications such as Stella, The Telegraph and Sunday Times.  She is currently the Deputy Digital Editor of Vogue Scandinavia.