How To Wear High Cut Swimwear

27th July 2021
Models wearing high cut swimwear by poolside

Yes, there was a time when high leg bikini bottoms and swimsuits were considered the preserve of waif-like super models (or people who didn’t seem to mind they were being cut in half by a piece of lycra dental floss). But those days are long gone, thanks to more comfortable, flattering designs and clever ways to work the look. 

Think you can’t wear the sky-scraping bikini bottoms trend for yourself? Well, we’re here to tell you that you can. That’s because the super high leg look isn’t just a fashion phenomenon, it’s also a practical problem solver. 

Short? High cut bikini bottoms elongate the natural line of your legs giving you extra inches in the pins department. Worried about your hips or thighs? By sitting on your mid-section, your silhouette looks instantly slimmer. Bit of a wuss? Some styles even let you choose where the waistband sits depending on how brave you’re feeling. 

So, no matter your height, your curves or your level of bravery, there’s a high-cut style to suit you - and it’s something everyone should try at least once in their lives. So, if you want to look like you just stepped out of the Love Island villa, we have all the high cut swimsuit and bikini advice you need to work the uber-cool trend for yourself...

Give the illusion of super high cut...

Model wearing Pour Moi high cut bikini bottoms

The trend of the moment has to be the eye-watering height of the super high cut bikini. But if a waistband pulled up this high is way too risky for you, there are ways to get the same daring look without revealing too much. Step forward the high leg bikini brief. The high waist covers a multitude of sins, whilst the high leg gives the illusion of extra height.

Remember that size ain’t nothing but a number...

Forget what it says on the label because you may need to size up (or even down) to make this trend work for you. Choose a high cut one piece swimsuit or bikini in your normal size, then move around in it when you get home. If it digs into your body or creates any bulges of flesh when it sits on the hip, go up a size. If the material bunches or wrinkles, go down a size.

Go high waist and high cut...

Model wearing Pour Moi high cut bikini bottoms

Brazilian briefs are so last season. These days all the best-dressed bums on the beach are wearing high waisted high leg bikini bottoms, just like the India High Waist High Leg Brief. A swimwear shape so hot that fashion influencers are calling them ‘the new bikini brief,’ try them on to see why they’re so darn popular. The high cut briefs elongate the legs, but the waist tucks everything in to slim your silhouette, whether you carry weight on your hips or your tummy.

Choose a tie-side bikini...

Model wearing Pour Moi high cut bikini bottoms

Not sure whether you’ll be brave enough to rock that high cut look when the time comes to hit the beach? Tie-side bikinis are your friend. Not only do the string ties on the India Tie Side Bikini Brief allow for a very forgiving fit if you’re curvy, they also let you play around with where you’ll place them. Go low for traditional hipsters or pull them up as high as you dare - you’ll be pool-party ready in a quick flick of the wrist. Our tip? If you’re going high, pull the ties up above your hip so that they sit at the smallest part of your waist for a super-slimming look just like the Azure Tie Side Brief.

Use the vertical stripe technique...

Model wearing Pour Moi high cut swimsuit

If you’re worried that high cut leg bikinis will attract too much attention to the widest part of your body, first, remember that curves are in. So, if you’ve got them, flaunt them. Not convinced? Then try the vertical stripe technique with the Stripe Panelled Control Swimsuit. It isn’t just an old wives’ tale, because this optical illusion really does wonders for your body. The reason? The stripes focus the eye on the height of your frame rather than the width. Clever, huh?

If in doubt, go for a one piece…

Model wearing Pour Moi high cut swimsuit

If high leg swimsuits remind you of your mum in the 80s, you’re following the wrong people on social media! From Gigi Hadid to Kendall Jenner, anyone who’s anyone has been flaunting the retro super high-cut one piece in waist-grazing cuts. Luckily, this trend celebrates womanly curves and looks even better if you’re not stick thin (yes!) so we can all feel like we’re in the A-list. Black high cut one-piece swimsuits are the most flattering of all - we challenge anyone not to look good in them. And if you choose the Belted Halter Control Swimsuit, you’ll nail all the trends - it’s high cut, cinches in the waist with a beautiful belt and has a stylish halter neck!

Want more high cut leg bikinis and swimming costumes? Dive into our swimwear page for styles that’ll help you make a splash this summer. Or just search for ‘high leg’ to bring up all our high cut swimwear styles.

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