The Retro Swim Trend That's Taking Over

The high-waisted bikini is far from new; it's even far from groundbreaking. But where it lacks in originality it makes up for being just about the most universally flattering swimsuit out there. While the beach can take whatever body we give it, a little more coverage never hurt (especially when we're not-so-into sun exposure, or are aiming for a bit more modesty). And the new iterations are far chicer than the two-pieces of the past (sorry, grandma!).

A good high-waisted bikini is a little bit retro, without being too kitschy. Triangle tops, strappy cut-outs, skirted flaps — if you can think it, there's a high-waisted bottom that does it. So, jump on-board the bikini trend that just won't quit (seriously, it's been around since the mid 1900s) and take a page out of Kendall Jenner's style book. Ahead are 17 styles to get you started.

Araks Yanelis Bikini Top Cabana Aurora, $190 $133, available at Araks; Araks Emil High Waist Hipster Cabana Aurora, $140 $98, available at Araks.
Midsommar Swim Crescent Top, $95, available at Misdommar Swim; Midsommar Swim Abbot Bottom, $95, available at Midsommar Swim.
Lonely Connie Bikini Textured Black, $102.28, available at Lonely; Lonely Connie Bikini Textured Black, $91.70, available at Lonely.
Mara Hoffman Triangle Bralette Bikini Top, $125, available at Mara Hoffman; Mara Hoffman High Waisted Bikini Bottom, $125, available at Mara Hoffman.
The Ones Who Maren Bandeau Top, $72, available at The Ones Who; The Ones Who Heather High-Wasted Bottom, $70, available at The Ones Who.
Eloquii Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Bikini Top, $79.90, available at Eloquii; Eloquii Ruched High Waist Bikini Bottom, $54.90, available at Eloquii.
H&M+ Draped Bandeau Bikini Top, $29.99, available at H&M; H&M+ Draped Bikini Bottoms, $17.99, available at H&M.
Samantha Pleet Promise Bikini, $75, available at Samantha Pleet.
Same Swim The Honey Halter, $160, available at Same Swim; Same Swim The Heartbreaker High Rise, $120, available at Same Swim.
Aerie Scoop Piping Bikini Top, $24.95 $14.97, available at American Eagle Outfitters; Aerie Hi-Rise Piping Cheeky, $24.95 $14.97, available at American Eagle Outfitters.
Her Isabel, $195, available at Her.
Made By Dawn Shell Picker Top, $132, available at Made By Dawn; Made By Dawn Arc Bottom, $156, available at Made By Dawn.
Staud x Solid & Striped The Gia Top, $88, available at Solid & Striped; Staud x Solid & Striped The Gia Bottom, $88, available at Solid & Striped.
Summersalt The Shoreline, $50, available at Summersalt; Summersalt The Colorblock High Rise, $45, available at Summersalt.
Out From Under Bandeau Bikini Top, $42, available at Urban Outfitters; Out From Under Ruched High-waisted Bikini Bottom, $42, available at Urban Outfitters.
Adriana Degreas Bow-detail Bikini, $243, available at MatchesFashion.
Emma Pake Sunrise Siena Ilaria Striped Bikini, $370, available at Net-a-Porter.