Swimwear trends are more exciting than ever this year, with thongkinis and see-through suits dominating our social media feeds. But one particular look from the ’80s is making a resurgence across every style, from bikinis to maillots. And that’s the high-cut swimsuit trend. The hip-baring silhouette can be traced back to the ’80s, when it first got its moment in the sun on “Baywatch” (and to commemorate, Pamela Anderson released an inspired Frankies Bikinis collaboration). Today, the biggest ambassador for the style is Miley Cyrus, who promoted her eighth album, “Endless Summer Vacation,” in a series of high-cut swimsuits, picked in collaboration with her stylist Bradley Kenneth.
While some celebrities — Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner, to name a few — prefer a high-cut bikini, others are more keen on full stomach coverage. Vanessa Hudgens is one swimsuit connoisseur who’s been rocking the trend for years. SZA posed for Kim Kardashian‘s brand Skims in a range of minimalist styles with a high-rise fit. And most recently, Pink took an ice bath in a tiny pink swimsuit with an open back, high-cut leg, and the words “Vicious Bitches” printed across her chest.
Whether you’re posing in your swimsuit on Instagram or diving in the nearest pool, it’s safe to say this trend will be as strong as the sun’s rays all summer long.
Ahead, see some of our favorite takes on the high-cut swimsuit — both bikinis and one-pieces — so far.