2016's Biggest Swim Trend Is One We've Loved Since The Beginning

Swimsuit trends can be pretty out-there: the contrasting seams, crazy cutouts, and bright prints we've been seeing left and right have definitely been making a case for maximalism over minimalism. But one of the hottest trends this swimsuit season doesn't have to do with patterns, little details, or crazy color palettes. According to our friends at Pinterest, high-waisted bikinis are twice as popular on the platform than they have been in years.

Finally: The most popular swim silhouette is one we've been rooting for since its early comeback. And according to the site, it's officially catching on with the masses, with tons of users clicking through the app's Buyable Pins feature and buying one (or a few) for themselves. It's no surprise, though — the silhouette is flattering, fresh (while slightly retro), and one you can make all your own. Whatever your preference, the 18 picks ahead will help you get in on this swim trend once and for all.
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Don't shy away from a loud pattern — high-waisted bottoms have more surface area to show off an amazing print.

Rachel Comey
Revival Bikini Top, $161, available at Rachel Comey; Rachel Comey Keena Bikini Bottom, $150, available at Rachel Comey.
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If you're more of an itty-bitty, tie-bottom type, ease into the trend with this hybrid version.

Midsommar Mercer Top, $80, available at Midsommar; Midsommar Astor Bottoms, $85, available at Midsommar.
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Floral embroidery gives this black bikini a special touch and the halter top is great for coverage and support.

Zimmermann Sakura Embroidered Halter Floral, $245, available at Zimmermann; Zimmermann Sakura Embroidered High Pant, $265, available at Zimmermann.
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Insert "this shit is bananas" reference here.

Forever 21 Plus Size Banana Bikini Top, $19.90, available at Forever 21; Forever 21 Plus Size Banana Bikini Bottoms, $17.90, available at Forever 21.
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Wear together for a full-printed look or use the pieces to break up your plain ol' black bikini.

Prism Rockaway, $180, available at Prism; Prism Hollywood, $127, available at Prism.
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Four words: Bike short bathing suits.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Mira Bikini, $422.96, available at Farfetch; Lisa Marie Fernandez Ruffled High Waist Bikini, $275 $165, available at Farfetch.
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Hey, '50s girl.

Solid and Striped The Belle Top, $88, available at Solid and Striped; Solid and Striped The Bridget Bottom, $88, available at Solid and Striped.
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This seamless two-piece will hit all the right places.

May & Hugo Elements Bikini Top, $75, available at May and Hugo; May & Hugo Silhouette Bikini Bottoms, $70, available at May and Hugo.
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Go for a muted colorblocking for a sophisticated feel.

LOÉIL Punta Bikini, $85, available at LOÉIL.
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They say horizontal stripes are unflattering, but in a shape this good, we beg to differ.

Dita Bikini Top, $88.18, available at Lonely; Lonely Dita Brief, $88.18, available at Lonely.
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Minimalism. Done.

Oak + Fort Halter Bikini Top, $28, available at Oak + Fort; Oak + Fort High Waisted Bikini Bottom, $24, available at Oak + Fort.
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Endless sunny days are yours in this happy tie-dye suit.

Boys + Arrows Gretta The Gambler Top, $121, available at Boys + Arrows; Boys + Arrows Louise The Lush Pant, $106, available at Boys + Arrows.
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Is athleisure swimwear a thing? Because this is what it looks like.

Cocodune Score Triangle, $42, available at Cocodune; Cocodune Trouble Hi-Waist, $82, available at Cocodune.
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A little sparkle and a removable neck strap? This one checks all the boxes.

Giejo Butterfly Bandeau, $118, available at Giejo; Giejo High Waist, $99, available at Giejo.
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Under the sea or just laying out next to it, you're beach-ready in this festive underwired number.

J.Crew Underwire Bikini Top, $62, available at J.Crew; J.Crew High-Waisted Bikini Bottom, $56, available at J.Crew.
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A little mesh goes a long way when it's in unexpected places.

ASOS Mix and Match Mesh Insert Twist Plunge Bikini Top, $25, available at ASOS; ASOS Mix and Match Mesh Insert High Waist Bikini Bottom, $25, available at ASOS.
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If you've always felt you were born in the wrong decade, this suit's for you.

Flagpole Lily, $385, available at Flagpole.
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Sometimes an on-point hue (like this simple periwinkle blue) is all you need.

Her The Label Chloe, $118, available at Her The Label.

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