American Apparel High Waist Swim Brief

Stylish Swimwear: The High-Waisted Suit

As the lazy days of summer idle on, vacations kick into high gear—and what better place to enjoy the summer sun than the beach? No worries if you’re not feeling ready to bare all in a bikini—this season’s style du jour, the high-waisted two-piece, is a fashionable substitute.

The most desirable characteristic of the high-waisted suit is the additional coverage around your bottom half that you don’t get with a normal bikini. Generally, the top of the suit bottom reaches at or above the belly button, allowing women with insecurities about their bellies to cover up without having to reach for a one-piece suit; and the bottom extends to full coverage at the thigh, almost mimicking a boy short for those who feel modest about their rear. So you get the security of a single suit, and the sexy of a bikini!

And the added bonus? The retro style allows you to channel your inner 50’s pin up girl—a nod to fashionable days where curves where more coveted.  Show off your curves when you shop these chic, fuller coverage pieces.

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American Apparel High Waist Swim Brief

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Kim Jackson is a marketing professional, social media specialist, copywriter and blogger. She pens articles at Pish Posh Perfect: a lifestyle blog where she shares bits of her healthy, style savvy life--and gives tips to help you navigate yours! Kim also co-authors women’s empowerment blog Peace Love and Pretty Things. Previously, she was a contributing writer for and her work has been featured on other blogs and websites including Curly Nikki and For Harriet. Follow her on twitter: @PishPoshPerf.