14 Sexy, Cheeky Bikini Bottoms That Aren't Thongs
Summer is bikini season, and there are few better feelings than a hot day spent by the water or lying out in the sun in a bathing suit you love. There are so many different bottom styles to choose from, but cheeky bikini bottoms seem to be everywhere right now. As the name suggests, a cheeky bikini bottom provides less coverage than a classic bikini bottom and more coverage than a thong bikini bottom, much like cheeky underwear. There's more skin exposed, which many people are opting for because they feel great in them, and plus, it makes for better tan lines. If you're looking for a cute cheeky bikini bottom, check out these 14 sexy styles.
We found a bikini bottom that's adjustable so you can choose how much or little coverage you want. We also found pieces in plain colors like black and white that you can mix and match with any bikini top, as well as pieces that are parts of matching sets. Plus, you can still have a high-waisted bottom that gives you cheeky coverage. Some of our favorites are a shimmery bottom that looks like summer and a super-strappy bikini bottom that's fun and flirty. Keep reading to shop our selects!
An Adjustable Bikini Bottom: Monday Swimwear Tulum Bottom and Top
This Monday Swimwear Tulum Bottom ($62, originally $82) and matching Top ($74, originally $92) are editor favorites. The bottoms are adjustable so you can make them super tiny or full coverage, depending on what you're feeling in the moment. They also come in tan and black, but we love the fun floral print.
An Itsy-Bitsy Bikini Bottom: Montce Swim Brasil Bikini Bottom
Looking for something teeny tiny that isn't a thong? This Montce Swim Brasil Bikini Bottom ($98) is the one for you. It's got a super-minimal strap and comes in over a dozen colors, though we love the light-green sparkle.
A Colorblock Bikini Bottom: Aerie Cheekiest Bikini Bottom
We love a colorblocking moment. This Aerie Cheekiest Bikini Bottom ($19, originally $27) comes in a couple of different colors and patterns, but the neutral is one of our favorites. As a plus, the colorful outlines assure other beachgoers that you aren't, in fact, naked.
A White Bikini Bottom: Aerie Jacquard Cheekiest Bikini Bottom
We love the way a white bikini looks on the beach. This Aerie Jacquard Cheekiest Bikini Bottom ($21, originally $30) is a classic. The jacquard fabric adds a little something extra to a classic silhouette.
A Surf Bikini Bottom: Gigi C Bianca Surf Shorts
There are times you want to lay on the beach, and there are times you actually want to do some water activities. Be active and free in these cute Gigi C Bianca Surf Shorts ($110). They won't budge in the waves but still show off a little booty.
A Bikini Bottom Under $20: Aerie OG Cheeky Bikini Bottom
It doesn't get more iconic than a red bikini bottom. These Aerie OG Cheeky Bikini Bottoms ($10, originally $20) also come in black and green, but we've got a thing for the red. Plus, these bottoms are on sale for only $10, which is practically a steal.
A Ruched Bikini Bottom: LA Hearts by PacSun Eco Purple Diana Tie Up High Cut Bikini Bottom
Who doesn't love an unexpected detail? If you're feeling bold, you might want to show off just a little bit of skin with some sexy ruching. This LA Hearts by PacSun Eco Purple Diana Tie Up High Cut Bikini Bottom ($19, originally $27) also features a fun tie detail that starts at the back and knots at the front.
A Pink Bikini Bottom: It's Now Cool The Gathered Tie Up Bikini Bottoms
Think pink in these sexy, fun It's Now Cool The Gathered Tie Up Bikini Bottoms ($70). They have a little shimmer and the most minimal straps, which are excellent for tan lines. Plus, the coverage can be adjusted to give less or more coverage, which is a great feature.
A Shimmer Bikini Bottom: Monday Swimwear Tamarama Bottom
Shimmer swimsuits are having a moment, and we are here for it. This Monday Swimwear Tamarama Bottom ($77) has a high-cut leg and cheeky coverage. It's a super-flattering bottom, and the gold shimmer is a dream for summer.
A Crossover Bikini Bottom: Aerie Crossover High Cut Cheeky Bikini Bottoms
There's nothing like a fun print to instantly take otherwise boring bottoms to playful. It can be the difference between buying something you need and wearing something you love to show off. These light-blue Aerie Crossover High Cut Cheeky Bikini Bottom ($24, originally $35) immediately caught our eyes. They feature a crossover waistband that's meant to fit just right.
A Ribbed Bikini Bottom: Dippin Daisys Seashore Bottom
For a sleek beach look with understated elegance, opt for a ribbed-fabric bikini. We think the Dippin Daisys Seashore Bottom ($44) may be what you're looking for. It's super comfortable and flattering, plus this particular style comes in over a dozen colors and patterns.
A Dark Bikini Bottom: Jade Swim Most Wanted Tanning Bikini Bottoms
If you love a dark, neutral-colored bikini bottom but are bored of basic black, try dark brown. We love the look of these Jade Swim Most Wanted Tanning Bikini Bottoms ($90). They're not too high-rise and have just enough coverage to be cheeky without being uncomfortable.