February 02, 2021 3 min read

Why you should try high cut swimwear

Whether you’re a fan or not, it seems like the high cut swimwear trend is here to stay. Originating in the 80s, the stylish cut saw a resurgence a couple of years ago and has been prominent all over Instagram ever since. The style is heavily inspired by swimsuits from the 80s and 90s, especially those iconic red one-piece swimsuits from Baywatch.

Baywatch cast members in red swimsuits on beach

Image via usatoday.com | Pamela Anderson (right) with "Baywatch" co-stars Nicole Eggert (left) and Alexandra Paul in 1992. All American Communications, Inc.

Why are they so popular?

It’s simple, the trendy cut looks good and is flattering on everyone. Because the style of the bikini bottom sits higher on your hips and thighs, the cut will instantly elongate your legs making them look leaner and toned. As well as making your legs look longer, high cut swimwear will also give the illusion of a longer torso and can even make you look taller than you are.

The great thing about high cut swimwear is that it was designed with curvy bodies in mind. The style accentuates curves, it sits at the highest point on your hips creating a gorgeous hourglass shape.

Woman wearing high cut plus size swimwear

Black High Cut High Waisted Pant and Frill Bikini Top

Who are they for?


Women of all sizes are embracing the high cut bikini bottom trend and because they look flattering on every single size, you’re sure to find a style that you like. 

If you’re not comfortable wearing a bikini, high cut one pieces are also very popular. They’re still incredibly flattering and will accentuate your curves, while providing more coverage and support. 

Woman wearing velvet high cut plus size one piece

Velvet Aqua High Cut One Piece

 While a lot of high cut bikini bottoms have a low waist style, high waisted options are becoming a trend as well. They offer a little more coverage than low waist options and are perfect if you’re wanting a style that covers your tummy.

Woman wearing plus size high cut bikini

Velvet Lilac High Cut Pant and Zip Frill Sleeve Bikini Top

Our range

We have a range of high cut swimwear, but our most popular would be our Velvet Collection. Made in our gorgeous velvet fabric we have high waisted, high cut bikini bottoms or one pieces in three beautiful colours. The great thing about the bikini bottoms is that they’re high waisted, meaning that they have a little more coverage than other high cut pants. The high waist helps to accentuate your waist and show off your curves, while still giving you the high cut swimwear trend. You can also wear high cut bikini bottoms with any top that makes you feel comfortable!

Woman wearing plus size high cut bikini bottom

Velvet Pink High Cut Pant and Pinky Peonies Frill Bikini Top

We also have high cut bikini bottoms in a plain black or gorgeous floral print, which is a great option if you’re wanting to keep things simple and classic. 

Woman wearing high cut plus size swimwear

Night Blossom High Cut Bikini Bottom and Frill Bikini Top

All of our high cut bikini bottoms have a thick band across the top to keep them in place and stop them from falling down. They feature double stitching on the back and throughout the seams for added durability and support. 

Woman wearing plus size high cut bikini

Velvet Lilac High Cut Pant and Triangle Bikini Top

Shop our full range of plus size high cut swimwear here.

If you’re looking for stylish swimwear ideas, check out our blog post Swimwear Trends to Try in 2021.

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Size guide

All of our swimsuits are true to size. This means you should follow your normal sizing.

The best guide is your underwear - so what you would wear in a bra and undies is the size you order from us in tops and bottoms. For example, in you wear an 18E bra, you should order a size 18 swimsuit top from us.

If you are looking for a one piece and are in between sizes, say an 18E bra and a 20 in underpants, we recommend choosing the larger of the two sizes - so a size 20 in this case.

If you have any issues with your new swimsuit, we do 30 day refunds for full priced items and exchanges for all items - so you can swap to a size or style that is more suitable for you!

International Size Conversions

AUS 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
USA 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
CANADA 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
EUR 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
8 4 6 8 34
10 6 8 10 36
12 8 10 12 38
14 10 12 14 40
16 12 14 16 42
18 14 16 18 44
20 16 18 20 46
22 18 20 22 48
24 20 22 24 50
26 22 24 26 52
28 24 26 28 54
30 26 28 30 56
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