String Bikini Basics

String bikinis are sexy, effortless, and cool. They’re easy to find at any store that sells swimwear, whether a physical store or an online retailer, and they never go out of style. A string bikini is typically one of the smaller suits available on the swimwear market, so if you purchase one, be prepared to show quite a bit of skin. String bikinis are called such because the tops tie behind the neck and behind the back with thin little strings, as do the two sides of the bikini bottoms. Whether you want to Put on a Pattern, look sweet in Romantic Ruffles, or wear Classic Black, you can find a string bikini that fits your aesthetic requirements.

Emilio Pucci’s spring 2011 collection included an eye-catching, patterned string bikini featuring blue and purple hues overlaid onto a white background. A matching cover-up option completed the look. Giles Deacon’s yellow string bikini really was itty-bitty and featured a screen-printed scene on both the bikini top and bottom, as well as light blue feathers on both side ties of the swimwear’s bottoms. For a bit of a different take on the classic string bikini, check out Max Azria’s white suit; while the bikini bottoms didn’t exactly tie on the sides, multiple strings connected the suit bottoms with the top.

For less expensive bathing suit options, Victoria’s Secret is a great place to check out for the newest and hottest styles, especially for string bikinis. The line’s red and white bikini is a great option for a classic nautical look, while its all white string bikini looks great against sun-kissed skin. For something a little more playful, Victoria’s Secret swimwear also has many other string bikini options, including a blue style with yellow string ties.