String bikinis are versatile, sexy and functional swimwear. After full coverage of swimwear in the first half of the 20th century, women worldwide began experimenting with more revealing bikini swimwear in the late 1940s and early 1950s. These bikinis were primarily high-waisted and usually consisted of a bra-like top that covered the entire body and a backless or boy pants-like bottom. String bikinis did not become as popular in the 1990s, and early 2000s as more modest bikini styles fell out of fashion. In recent decades, string bikinis have remained one of the trendiest and most common types of swimwear.
Today, these bikinis are considered classic swimwear for women who want to spend a day at the pool or beach. The simple, adaptable style of string bikinis appeals to a wide range of women from all walks of life. These bikinis can also be worn in various ways and come in numerous styles, making them flattering for many different body types.
Types of String Bikinis
Types of string bikinis
Several types of string bikini tops and bottoms can be easily combined to find the ideal individual combination. These variations of the same bikini design offer women with different preferences and body types, shapes, and sizes a range of options to find the style that makes them feel most comfortable and flatters their figure.
1.String bikini tops
1.1 Triangle String Bikini
When you think of a string bikini, the image of a triangle string bikini is probably the first thing that comes to mind. As the title suggests, triangle string bikini tops are made of two triangles of fabric connected by strings. One string is tied around the chest, while the other is tied around the neck in the form of a holder.
The simplicity of triangle bikini tops ensures that the focus is on your figure, not your swimwear. These uncomplicated tops are also comfortable to wear and effortlessly on-trend.
1.2 Ruched string bikini
Ruched string bikini tops are similar to regular triangle tops but are slightly more adjustable. These tops feature fabric triangles that can be gathered and moved around the main string of the bikini. This way, you can change the position of the triangles and adjust how much of your chest they cover.
The adjustability of bikini tops with shirred fabric gives you a more precise fit tailored to your body. The gathered fabric of these tops also makes the bikini more exciting and eye-catching than a regular triangle top.
1.3 Padded String Bikini
Standard string bikinis don't offer much support, which can hinder many women with full bust sizes. You don't have to sacrifice string bikinis if you need supportive swimwear.
Although most string bikinis are only lightly lined, which doesn't offer much security for women with large breasts, there are string bikinis that provide more support. Padded string bikinis are lined and padded to hold your breasts in place while you wear them. Many string bikinis are also available with underwires that give you even more support.
1.4 Sheer string bikini
Sheer bikinis are among the most revealing string bikini styles. They can be either semi-transparent or completely see-through. There are see-through bikini tops and bottoms, but see-through bikini tops are generally more popular and acceptable in many public areas than see-through bottoms.
Sheer bikinis are generally made of semi-transparent Lycra material. They are unlined and do not contain underwires or other supportive elements. Although sheer string bikinis are very sexy and flattering, you should only opt for this style of bikini if you are comfortable in swimwear that offers little to no coverage or support.
1.5 Strappy String Bikini
Strappy string bikinis revolutionise the classic, basic string bikini. They feature strappy details that make the bikini more interesting.
A strappy string bikini is ideal for women who like to wear eye-catching swimwear. The tops of these bikinis often feature crossed straps on the chest or additional ties at the neck. The bottoms usually have multiple straps on each side. String bikinis with straps add interest and accent to your swimwear without compromising the design of a classic string bikini.
2.String Bikini Bottoms
2.1 Standard String Bikini
Standard string bikini bottoms are still the most popular type, although skimpier cheeky and thong cuts are also becoming more popular. These bikini panties have a classic amount covering most of the bottom.
Other bikini styles with a similar cut tend to sag or are too tight on the buttocks. However, the design of thong bikinis allows you to adjust the fit of your panties so that they fit snugly against your bottom without gapping or pinching.
2.2 Thong String Bikini
Thong string bikinis are among the skimpiest string bikini bottoms. They are designed to show off your rear end.
There are several different thong string bikini styles. Most string bikinis have a small triangle of fabric on the back. On the other hand, G-string bikini swimsuits do not have this triangle, and the material is only connected in the front by strings on the sides and back to show even more skin.
2.3 Brazilian string bikini
The Brazilian string bikini has a cut that falls between a standard bikini and a thong bikini in terms of coverage. These bikini bottoms have a cheeky cut that hugs your curves and shows off your rear without too much skin.
You won't have to worry about breaking swimwear rules at the pool or beach in a Brazilian bikini. This style provides enough coverage to keep you comfortable in public but still feel sexy and draw attention to your figure.
2.4 Micro String Bikini
Micro-string bikinis are by far the most revealing swimwear you can wear. Made famous by the clothes models wear on the photo spreads of magazines like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, these skimpy bikinis are designed to show as much skin as possible without crossing the line into public indecency.
The bottoms of micro-string bikinis are cut extremely low at the waist and include a skinny strip of fabric with a G-string on the back. The tops of this bikini style have tiny fabric triangles in the front that cover only the nipples, leaving the rest of the chest exposed. These fabric triangles are connected with skinny strings and almost invisible straps. Wearing a micro-string bikini is a bold decision that can be nerve-wracking for many women, but flaunting your body in this swimwear style can help you feel sexy and even increase your body confidence
How to Choose a String Bikini
1. choose bikini tops and bottoms separately.
When you buy a string bikini, you should choose the top and bottom separately. There is no reason to buy a matching string bikini set. The best thing about two-piece swimwear is that you can combine different tops and bottoms and wear them together to create a complete bikini that better suits your swimwear needs and preferences.
Instead of looking for matching string bikini tops and bottoms, choose pieces individually based on what you feel most comfortable and confident with. If you feel self-conscious about showing too much of your bottom but want to show off your chest, pair a standard string bikini bottom with a sheer top. If you need support on top but want skimpier bases, choose a padded top and Brazilian or thong bottoms. Make sure the two pieces match in colour or material to make a cohesive set that doesn't look too mismatched.
2. check the fit
When trying on string bikinis, remember that they are adjustable. A bikini that doesn't seem to fit you at first may provide you bettserveafter adjusting it to your figure. Always untie a string bikini before trying it on. Then tie it back up when you put it on to make it fit your body, not the body of the person or mannequin who wore it before you.
String bikinis are adjustable, but their fit can only be altered to a certain degree. The strings of your bikini should never feel like they are cutting into your skin. If you can't adjust the bikini so the lines don't slip or pinch, you should try a different size. Also, there should be at least an inch of string between the two sides of the bikini bottoms when tied. If you need to connect the panties so tightly that the fabric runs together on both sides, you should choose a size smaller.