Floss Bikinis Are a Thing, and They’re Exactly What You’re Thinking

Summer is shaping up to feel 10 times more normal than last year, which means treating ourselves to trendy new bikinis is a must. The particular trend I want to talk about today is one I originally spotted on both swimwear and clothing. I defined the trend as “any article of clothing that slinkily ties and wraps around a bare midriff,” but as I did more research, I realized this isn’t just a clothing micro-trend. It’s a major bikini trend as well. For the sake of journalism, I’m naming them “floss bikinis.”

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Floss bikinis are the summertime 2021 version of last year’s ever-popular floss heels, and yes, these swimsuits are exactly what you’re thinking—tiny strings wrapping around various parts of the body, crisscrossing here and there and, well, everywhere.

The wraparound bikini — also referred to as the floss bikini — is making waves on the beach right now. It’s making a splash everywhere because as some celebs have proven, this swimwear trend doesn’t solely go with poolside margaritas. It works just as well with your favorite blazer and rooftop cocktails. Looking at you, Emily Ratajkowski.

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But let’s rewind a few before we get into the how and address the what. The wraparound (or floss) swimwear trend is exactly what you think it is: a bikini top (or bottom) with long ties that you wrap around your waist for an eye-catching, laced-up look. It’s confusing! It’s fun! It’s sexy! It creates the illusion of a more snatched waist if that’s what you’re after. And while, sure, the tan lines may turn out funky, this trend is 100 percent worth a try, even if it’s just for a quick picture for the ‘gram. 

Most of the ties are attached to the tops, but I managed to find some unique versions of the trend featuring multiple strings on bikini bottoms, too. From neutral colors to striking patterns, take time to check out all the various ways one can don the floss-bikini trend this summer, wherever you may be.

Pictured: Inamorata Las Olas Top ($75) and Las Olas Bottom ($75)

Emily Ratajkowski is a longtime supporter of this bikini trend—so much so that one of the best-selling bikinis from her swimwear brand, Inamorata, just so happens to be adorned with a tied-up midsection. 

Shop the matching and Las Olas Bottom ($75).

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Everyone’s About to Own This Color Swimsuit—Just Watch

Summer will be here before you know it, and it’s our job as editors to ensure your seasonal wardrobe is completely up to date. We’ve already bombarded you with tons of summer trend and swim content, but if you ask us, the more the merrier, especially when it comes to swimwear. If you’re looking to upgrade your swim collection ever so slightly, we highly suggest buying into the color trend of the season: bubblegum pink. Instead of splurging on fleeting (yet exciting) new trends, just grab your favorite swimsuit style in this bubbly pink hue and call it a day. Yes, your summer shopping just got 10 times easier—you’re welcome. 

Ahead you will find a large selection of the best bubblegum-pink bikinis and one-pieces on the market from Shein.US. Shein is an affordable brand that sells designer-like pieces, you will surely find the perfect pink suit for your summer adventures in the assortment below. 

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These Swimsuits Are So Cute—You’ll Want to Plan a Vacation Around Them

It’s hard to believe, but summer 2020 is basically already halfway over. In no way has this summer turned out to be anything like we thought it would, but that doesn’t mean your swimwear has to be as drastically affected as your social life. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been living in sweats, big T-shirts, and anything “soft” but have been craving the sweet satisfaction of putting together a trip that includes water, bikini, and a cool glass of mimosa. I think we can all agree that we all need a vacay from 2020 ASAP!

We’ve scoured the internet for the best bathing suits that will make you feel like you again, and we’ve found the best one-pieces and bikinis with the most flattering colors, cuts, and shapes. You’ll be wearing these from spring break through the end of …— make a cocktail, layer on the SPF, and enjoy the warm weather days in one of the best bathing suits of 2020 from CupShe.com:

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CUPSHE ONE PIECE:

AQUA CUTOUT KNOTTED ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT, $27.99

Our Aqua Cutout Knotted One-Piece Swimsuit has us feeling retro glam. Features flirty front cutout with knotted front details in a retro inspired print. Get ready to dig your toes in the sand!

SCALLOPED DEEP V-NECK ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT, $29.99

This Scalloped Deep V-neck One-Piece Swimsuit is all about warm beach and sunny days. Features laser cut scalloped detailing along the plunging neckline and along the leg opening. It will make you feel stylish all summer long.

YELLOW LACE UP HALTER ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT, $27.99

Basic but never boring, the Yellow Lace Up Halter One-Piece Swimsuit elevates the classic bathing suit with lace up details in the front and back hook closure. Halter silhouettte with self ties for the perfect fit.

CUPSHE BIKINIS

RETRO MINI FLORAL V-NECK BIKINI, $24.99

Eye-catching, cute and perfect for the beach or poolside! Our Retro Mini Floral V-neck Bikini set features a mini floral print bikini top with knot detail in the front. The matching bikini bottom is reversible. One side is mini floral print and the other is solid red.

DAISY KNOTTED V-NECK BIKINI, $24.99

Cute and oh so fun! This Daisy Knotted V-Neck Bikini will be your new favorite set to show off! Bikini top features a cute daisy print with an adjustable knotted front. Orange mid-waisted bikini bottom is detailed with a cheeky ruching effect.

SWEET FLORAL BOWKNOT TANK BIKINI, $27.99

Cute and sweet, Our Sweet Floral Bowknot Bikini has a front knotted detail, padded cups, full back coverage offers all day comfort. Go ahead, give it a try!

CROCHET TRIM BUTTONED BIKINI, $24.99

Chic and sporty! Our Crochet Trim Buttoned Bikini Set is equal parts of style and fun. Featuring delicate crochet trim, this bikini set has buttons center front and adjustable shoulder straps for an easy fit.

ORANGE WHITE AND PURPLE RETRO PRINT BIKINI, $24.99

Brighten up your beach side look with our Orange White and Purple Retro Print Bikini. This super cute bikini set features a faux halter silhouette effect with criss cross back straps. Cheeky. matching bikini bottoms.

GREEN KNOTTED CAP SLEEVE BIKINI, $27.99

This Green Knotted Cap Sleeve Bikini is a fresh take on bikinis for this summer. Features a knotted center front with cap sleeves and a scooped back. Bikini bottom features a high cut leg silhouette with contrasting waistband color trim.

COLORFUL STRIPED BANDEAU HIGH LEG BIKINI, $24.99

Our Colorful Striped Bandeau Bikini is super versatile and chic. The bandeau top has removable and adjustable shoulder straps for 2 different looks and support. Matching bottoms feature a high cut leg with moderate cheeky coverage. The perfect bathing suit to show off your sun kissed glow.

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QUICK CUPSHE BACKGROUND: Cupshe was founded in 2015 by a team that celebrates the beach lifestyle; a faithful few who dared to believe that beautifully designed swimwear and apparel didn’t have to cost a fortune. What started with a few simple bathing suits evolved into a brand loved by people in more than 100 countries across the globe. CupShe purpose is to inspire women to live a life of exploration and fun.

CUPSHE is inspired by the places their customers take them. Whether it’s sunbathing on the sandy beaches of St. Tropez, sightseeing on the colorful streets of Sao Paulo, lounging at an exclusive rooftop party in Los Angeles, or catching a wave off the shores of Surfrider Beach in Malibu, Cupshe has traveled the world through the eyes and the experiences of the customers.

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Even though summer is coming to a close and the school year is right around the corner, is summer 2020 really over?! Comment down below where you would want to visit once we wake up from this whole nightmare.

Or if you have been part of the brave clique, comment down below where you have gone so far and let us know about your experience in the comment section!

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9 Brand-New Swimsuits That Will Get You All The Compliments

Okay, fine, I’ll admit it: I have a bit of an obsession with bikinis. (Did the story title give it away?) Truthfully, I can’t go a day without browsing the new swim arrivals section of my favorite retailers. But, hey, I’m a Florida girl, so beach season is pretty much year-round here. And just because my favorite beaches are closed for lying out (I’ll be there soon, Spanish River Park!), doesn’t mean I’m not shopping for suits I’ll be wearing this summer—starting on my balcony.

After trying on what felt like one million suits (I’m a 42DD and picky about my tops!), my swim drawer is now overflowing with all the bikini styles you could think of—bandeau, triangle, sporty, balconette—and I’m not mad about it. Keep scrolling for the 9 bikinis I’m declaring my absolute favorites, plus a few more I’m obsessing over.

PSA: Hello Beauties, I know with the uncertainty of the Covid-19, the death of George Floyd ( Rest in Peace) including many more deaths of people especially black people, the world seems dark and lonely right now. But, I know for me to not fall back into that dark deep depressing hole I once was in, I try to keep myself from thinking about what is going on. I know and understand what is going on, but my smile and positiveness will stay. Allow yourself to get excited about summer and have warm weather and sunshine on your mind. One of the things that have been keeping me from going mad is shopping for swimwear. So scroll down to shop my faves from Mint-Swim.com.

I hope you all enjoy today’s post! Most of the swimwears I own are from Mint Swim which is not a shocker because I’ve been a supporter since day 1. Also, I ( Lee ) have been getting a lot of dm’s and emails about writing for BeautyLeeBar.com, I am honor to hear that so many of my beauties want to join the team! All you need to do is email me on why you want to write for BeautyLeeBar along with your portfolio. Don’t forget to include a “ Subject ” and the subject should be ” Hello Beauty Writer “. Thanks again for reading and supporting BeautyLeeBar Blog, I am forever grateful xx.

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