The 10 Best Bikini Bottoms, From High-Cut Styles to Full-Coverage Options
Swimwear shopping can be . . . an experience, but one suit dilemma you can check off as solved? Finding bikini bottoms that make your butt look great. Whether your goal is to show off that asset and your curves with a thong bikini bottom, keep it under wraps with a full-coverage option, or something in between, we've already done lots of searching for you, discovering picks that will make you feel confident, sexy, and ready for some fun in the sun. We curated the best bikini-bottom types on the market, so you'll be ready to flaunt the stylish piece that checks all your boxes.
Whether you're in the market for a pair of flattering high-waisted bikini bottoms or something that elongates your legs like a high-cut or high-leg bikini bottom, we found several options to help you feel confident for your next beach day or vacation. And if you're looking for a standard pair of black or white bikini bottoms, we found timeless silhouettes you can pair with a wide range of bikini tops. There's a bikini bottom out there that will suit your taste and budget, so check out our tips ahead and add the styles you love to your cart.
— Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams and Kyley Warren
Best Brazilian Bikini Bottoms
With cheeky coverage and a low-rise design, this sexy Brazilian bikini bottom is a style you'll want in your collection. This pair will make your legs look elongated and show off your curves. Available in sizes small to XXL, this style comes in a ton of different colors, prints, and patterns, and with its affordable price point, you can stock up on a few pairs.
Best Black Bikini Bottoms
Amazon Essentials Classic Bikini Swim Bottom ($16, originally $20)
You can never go wrong with a pair of black bikini bottoms, which match with pretty much everything. The top-rated Amazon style is an affordable, standard option that offers a classic midrise and moderate coverage. It comes in sizes ranging from XS to 6X. If you like the style, this pair also comes in plenty of other colors and prints.
Best High-Leg Bikini Bottoms
Summersalt The High Leg Mid Rise Bikini Bottoms ($32, originally $45)
Give the appearance of elongated legs with this midrise bikini bottom from Summersalt. This flattering piece has a high-leg cut that makes your legs look longer than they actually are, and with its midrise waistline, your torso won't look overly shortened, either. It comes in a variety of bold colors and prints, like leopard and florals, and ranges from sizes two to 12.
Best White Bikini Bottoms
This is another classic bikini bottom that is timeless and versatile. These low-rise white bikini bottoms are made to mix and match and offer medium coverage. They also boast compressive lining and four-way stretch for all-day comfort, and the fabric has UPF 50 protection. They come in sizes XS to XXL. You can get this style in plenty of other colors and prints as well.
Best Side-Tie Bikini Bottoms
Finding your perfect fit in any style can be a challenge, but it's especially tricky with regard to bikini bottoms. Fortunately, these bikini bottoms are perfect for every body type and frame, as they feature a side-tie design that makes them completely adjustable. Whether you're lounging around poolside or frolicking through waves, you'll be able to tighten or loosen the bottom as needed.
Best String Bikini Bottoms
Not only do string bikini bottoms look sexy and flattering, but they're also pretty functional with their adjustable waistline — just like these cheeky tie bottoms from Skims. They're slightly dipped in the front with a high-leg cut and cheeky coverage, so your legs and booty will look as good as ever. This pair comes in a variety of neutral, skin-tone shades as well as black, gray, white, lime green, and electric blue. They come in sizes ranging from XXS to 4X.
Best Hipster Bikini Bottoms
If you're all caught up in the resurgence of low-rise jeans, you can channel the trend into your swimwear with these hipster bikini bottoms. The style features a scooped-like design that falls just beneath the tummy and sits perfectly on your hips. The shirred band top gives them a cool layered design. And if the navy coloring isn't your preference, the bikini bottom is available to shop in other colorways like cherry red, ice blue, and more.
Best Cheeky Bikini Bottoms
If you're in the market for a pair of fun, cheeky bikini bottoms, this scoop style from Target comes in a variety of bright colors like blue, orange, pink, and green or black and white. This cheeky bikini bottom has a ribbed texture that's opaque and fully lined. It has a low-rise waistline and a high-leg cut. It comes in sizes ranging from XXS to 3X.
Best High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms
When it comes to swimwear, we find that high-waisted bikini bottoms just make everything better — and this body-hugging piece from Beach Riot proves it. Not only does the bottom help to elongate the look of legs, but it also sits just high enough on the stomach to provide tummy-concealing capabilities. The style feels incredibly retro, and with five different colorways that are available to shop from Nordstrom, you can stock up on it in a number of fun shades.
Best Thong Bikini Bottoms
If you want to show off your assets, a thong bikini bottom is the way to go. This one offers a high-cut thong silhouette that will make your legs appear longer and accentuate your curves. This style comes in a ton of different prints, patterns, and colors, including ribbed and seamless options. It's available in sizes ranging from XS to XL.