String bikinis are versatile, sexy, and functional swimwear styles. Moving on from full- coverage swimwear of the first half of the 20th century, women all over the world began experimenting with more revealing bikini swimwear beginning in the late 1940s and early 1950s. These bikinis were primarily high-waisted and usually featured full-coverage bra-like tops with skirted or boyshort-like bottoms. String bikinis themselves did not rise to popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s as more modest bikini styles fell out of fashion. Over the past few decades, string bikinis have remained one of the trendiest and most common types of swimwear.
Today, these bikinis are considered the classic go-to swimwear style for women heading out for a day poolside or on the beach. The simple, adjustable style of string bikinis is appealing to a wide range of women across many demographics. These bikinis can also be worn in multiple ways and are available in a multitude of styles, which makes them flattering for many different body types.
Types of String Bikinis
There are multiple different types of string bikini tops and bottoms that can be easily mixed and matched to create your ideal custom combination. These variants of the same bikini design provide women of different preferences and body types, shapes, and sizes with a range of options to help them find the style that makes them feel the most comfortable and is most flattering for their figure.
String Bikini Tops
Triangle String Bikini
When you think of a string bikini, a picture of a triangle string bikini style is likely the first thing that comes to mind. As its title suggests, triangle string bikini tops are made from two fabric triangles connected by strings. They feature a string that ties around your ribcage and one that ties in a halter style around your neck.
The simplicity of triangle string bikini tops ensures that your figure, not your swimwear, remains the center of attention. These no-nonsense tops are also comfortable to wear and effortlessly trendy.
Ruched String Bikini
Ruched string bikini tops are similar to standard triangle tops, but they are slightly more adjustable. These tops feature triangles of fabric that can be gathered and moved around the main string of the bikini. This design allows you to alter the position of the triangles and adjust how much of your chest they cover.
The adjustability of ruched string bikini tops provides you with a more accurate fit customized specifically for your body. The gathered fabric of these tops also adds interest to the bikini and makes it more eye-catching than a standard triangle top.
Padded String Bikini