Want Minimal Tan Lines? You Need a Thong Bikini Bottom This Summer
Throughout the years, bikini bottoms have gotten skimpier and skimpier. For a long time, cheeky bikini bottoms were daring and sexy, and while they're still incredibly popular, nowadays we're seeing more than a few people sporting a thong bikini bottom on the beach. The thong bikini bottom is exactly what you think it is. Minimal coverage is the name of the game, and it's great for tan lines and a super sexy silhouette. If you're feeling bold, these are the 12 styles we'd recommend.
Some pieces are super low-rise, while others have a higher cut, so there's bound to be a style you'll love. Plus, if you like printed bottoms, there are plenty of options to choose from as well as styles that are solid, so they can be easily mixed and matched with other tops. Plus, whether you love a sexy side-tie string bikini or one with a more classic bikini-brief shape, there's a piece you'll love. This is the summer to be bold on the beach, and nothing says bold quite like a thong. Keep on reading to shop our selects, and happy summer!
A Thong Bikini Bottom With UPF Protection: Nirvanic Hali Bikini Bottom
Even though there's minimal coverage, we'll take all the protection we can get. The fabric of this Nirvanic Hali Bikini Bottom ($90) is formulated with UPF 50+ protection and eco-friendly fabric, so it's good for you and good for the planet. Plus, it just so happens to have an adorable zigzag print.
A Neutral Thong Bikini Bottom: Michael Costello x Revolve Kaya Bottom
Sometimes you just need a solid neutral bikini bottom. This Michael Costello x Revolve Kaya Bottom ($78) is so easy to mix and match with all your favorite tops. It's got a slight V cut at the front, with a high leg and a super-minimal backside.
A Side-Tie Thong Bikini Bottom: Monday Swimwear Palma Bottom
In our opinion, you can never go wrong with a side-tie bikini. The style seems to be flattering and comfortable on almost everyone in part because with side ties, you control how tight or loose the bottoms are. We're big Monday Swimwear fans, and the Monday Swimwear Palma Bottom ($75) is a perennial bestseller. It comes in a bunch of different colors, but we're loving this vibrant orange for summer.
A Low-Rise Thong Bikini Bottom: Abysse Mardy Bikini Bottoms
Low-rise is having a moment, and we're big fans of a minimal low-rise bikini. This neutral Abysse Mardy Bikini Bottom ($108) is skimpy and sexy. It's got a high-cut leg, which, when paired with a low-rise, makes for the most minimal, flattering fit.
A Reversible Thong Bikini Bottom: VDM The Label Marley Lilac Rib Reversible Bikini Bottom
We love a reversible bikini because it's like getting two suits in one! This VDM The Label Marley Lilac Rib Reversible Bikini Bottom ($60) is super strappy and sexy. One side is a lilac rib fabric, while the other side is a smooth matte lilac. The Australian brand is one of our new favorites for sexy, minimal swimwear, and the rib-knit fabric is actually recycled!
A Printed Thong Bikini Bottom: Aila Blue Nile Thong Bikini Bottom
The print of this Aila Blue Nile Thong Bikini Bottom ($86) gives us major tropical vibes. This sexy bottom has a double string side and resin rings at the front, making for a supremely sexy silhouette. It's also made of Econyl, a fabric made from recycled plastic.
A Black Thong Bikini Bottom: Out From Under Candy Solid Curtain String Bikini Bottom
You can never go wrong with a basic black bikini. If you want the most minimal tan lines possible, pick up this affordable Out From Under Candy Solid Curtain String Bikini Bottom ($36). We love that it's under $50, has sexy side ties, and adjustable back coverage. It's super minimal and as gorgeous as it gets.
A Yellow Thong Bikini Bottom: Stone Fox Swim Moon Bikini Bottom
An itsy-bitsy yellow bikini is a summertime staple. We love the white trim on this sexy Stone Fox Swim Moon Bikini Bottom ($88) because it gives it a more sporty feel. Paired with the matching Underwire Bikini Top ($92), it'll make you feel like the star of a Bond film.
A High-Waisted Thong Bikini Bottom: Monday Swimwear Capri Thong
It's not often that we see a high-waisted thong bikini. That's why we're jumping on this sexy Monday Swimwear Capri Thong ($72). It's got a bit more fabric in the front, with minimal booty coverage. If you like a high-waisted silhouette but want to try out a thong bikini, this is the style for you. It also comes in white, orange, and animal print.
A Strappy Thong Bikini Bottom: VDM The Label Ziggy Smoothie Swirl Reversible Bikini Bottom
If you love a strappy bikini bottom, join the club. This VDM The Label Ziggy Smoothie Swirl Reversible Bikini Bottom ($70) is vibrant and fun. It's also reversible! One side is the psychedelic smoothie swirl print shown here, while the other side is a yellow-and-white gingham print.
A White Thong Bikini Bottom: It's Now Cool The Frill Tie Eco Bikini Bottoms
While everyone loves a little black bikini, we're here to advocate for the little white bikini. It's a summer staple and looks beautiful against all skin tones. These It's Now Cool The Frill Tie Eco Bikini Bottoms ($75) come in a few different colors, but we're partial to the classic neutral white. It's made of a ribbed fabric and has a little ruffle at the top that's flirty and cute.
A Smocked Thong Bikini Bottom: Aila Blue Oceania Bikini Bottom
Smocked bikinis are so flattering, and they lay beautifully on the skin without digging in. We're crushing hard on this Aila Blue Oceania Bikini Bottom ($99). The tropical print is perfect for summer, and the low-rise is very on trend right now. These bottoms are also made from Econyl, which is a sustainable swim fabric made from recycled plastic.