24 Bikini Bottoms That Actually Cover Your Ass(ets)

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We've waxed lyrical before about the rise of teeny bikinis but beyond itsy bitsy bikini tops, the emergence of barely there bottoms is causing big issues. Just one scroll through Instagram will show you that Brazilian-cut briefs and thongs are now the default shape for many trendy swimwear brands, with full-coverage styles often only available to buy from the sort of place your nan shops.

The coastal grandma aesthetic might be all the rage right now but is it too much to ask that our bikini bottoms be full, stylish and sun safe? (Burnt cheeks are no joke.) And if you're someone who likes to spend their summer in the pool – doing lengths, showing off an impressive handstand, playing mermaids – it's important to have a style of bottom that doesn’t ride up.

As much as we love a micro bottom for minimising tan lines and providing Hot Girl Summer vibes, sometimes you want a more reserved style to kick back and relax in. So for those who prefer to be a tad more covered up on holiday, we’ve compiled a list of appropriate swimwear for your next trip away.

Looking for a high-waisted brief with a bold pattern? What about a crinkle-cut bottom in a neon colourway? We’ve got all the options you could wish for. To take a peek at the best full-coverage bikini bottoms on the market right now, click through the slideshow ahead…

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<br> <br><strong>Arket</strong> Textured Bikini Briefs, $, available at <a href="https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/women/swimwear/product.textured-bikini-briefs-black.1046634001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Arket" class="link ">Arket</a>


Arket Textured Bikini Briefs, $, available at Arket
<br> <br><strong>Good American</strong> Sparkle Swim Brief, $, available at <a href="https://www.goodamerican.com/products/sparkle-good-waist-bottom-hawiian-pink-001" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Good American" class="link ">Good American</a>


Good American Sparkle Swim Brief, $, available at Good American
<br> <br><strong>COS</strong> High Waisted Bikini Briefs, $, available at <a href="https://www.cos.com/en_gbp/women/womenswear/swimwear/product.high-waisted-bikini-briefs-red.0850965007.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:COS" class="link ">COS</a>


COS High Waisted Bikini Briefs, $, available at COS
<br> <br><strong>We Are We Wear</strong> Reversible Tia High Waist Brazilian Pant, $, available at <a href="https://wearewewear.com/collections/all-swimwear-01/products/reversible-tia-high-waist-pant-neon-lilac?variant=39647149424753" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:We Are We Wear" class="link ">We Are We Wear</a>


We Are We Wear Reversible Tia High Waist Brazilian Pant, $, available at We Are We Wear
<br> <br><strong>Stay Wild Swim</strong> The Nomad Bikini Bottom, $, available at <a href="https://shopstaywildswim.com/collections/swimwear/products/the-nomad-bikini-bottom?variant=39740352659534" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Stay Wild" class="link ">Stay Wild</a>


Stay Wild Swim The Nomad Bikini Bottom, $, available at Stay Wild
<br> <br><strong>Finisterre</strong> Anella Reversible High Waist Bikini Pant, $, available at <a href="https://finisterre.com/collections/cold-water-swim-kit/products/womens-seaqual-anella-reversible-high-waist-bikini-pant-kingfisher-flame" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Finisterre" class="link ">Finisterre</a>


Finisterre Anella Reversible High Waist Bikini Pant, $, available at Finisterre
<br> <br><strong>Monki</strong> Citrus Print High-Waisted Bikini Briefs, $, available at <a href="https://www.monki.com/en_gbp/clothing/swimwear/bikinis/product.high-waisted-bikini-briefs-white.0595909087.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Monki" class="link ">Monki</a>


Monki Citrus Print High-Waisted Bikini Briefs, $, available at Monki
<br> <br><strong>Form and Fold</strong> The Rise Clay Bottom, $, available at <a href="https://formandfold.com/en-gb/collections/new-arrivals/products/the-rise-clay?variant=42448318824705" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Form and Fold" class="link ">Form and Fold</a>


Form and Fold The Rise Clay Bottom, $, available at Form and Fold
<br> <br><strong>Warehouse</strong> Floral Ribbed High Waisted Bikini Bottoms, $, available at <a href="https://www.warehousefashion.com/floral-ribbed-high-waisted-bikini-bottoms/BWW01342-2.html?color=144" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Warehouse" class="link ">Warehouse</a>


Warehouse Floral Ribbed High Waisted Bikini Bottoms, $, available at Warehouse
<br> <br><strong>Ayla</strong> Retro Tie Bottoms, $, available at <a href="https://aylaswim.com/collections/bikini-bottoms/products/retro-tie-bottoms-poppie-print" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ayla" class="link ">Ayla</a>


Ayla Retro Tie Bottoms, $, available at Ayla
<br> <br><strong>Everlane</strong> The High-Rise Hipster Bottom, $, available at <a href="https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-high-rise-bikini-bottom-honey-floral?collection=swimwear" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Everlane" class="link ">Everlane</a>


Everlane The High-Rise Hipster Bottom, $, available at Everlane
<br> <br><strong>Mango</strong> High-Waist Bikini Bottoms, $, available at <a href="https://shop.mango.com/gb/women/bikinis-and-swimsuits-bikinis/high-waist-bikini-bottoms_27055773.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link ">Mango</a>


Mango High-Waist Bikini Bottoms, $, available at Mango
<br> <br><strong>ASOS DESIGN Curve</strong> Recycled Mix and Match High Waist Bikini Bottom, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/asos-curve/asos-design-curve-recycled-mix-and-match-high-waist-bikini-bottom-in-white/prd/21803903?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


ASOS DESIGN Curve Recycled Mix and Match High Waist Bikini Bottom, $, available at ASOS
<br> <br><strong>Ganni</strong> Bikini Bottoms, $, available at <a href="https://www.yoox.com/uk/47275267RH/item#dept=clothingwomen&sts=sr_clothingwomen80&cod10=47275267RH&sizeId=-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Yoox" class="link ">Yoox</a>


Ganni Bikini Bottoms, $, available at Yoox
<br> <br><strong>Lululemon</strong> Waterside High-Waist Skimpy-Fit Swim Bottom, $, available at <a href="https://www.lululemon.co.uk/en-gb/p/waterside-high-waist-skimpy-fit-swim-bottom-online-only/142156229.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lululemon" class="link ">Lululemon</a>


Lululemon Waterside High-Waist Skimpy-Fit Swim Bottom, $, available at Lululemon
<br> <br><strong>Youswim</strong> Poise High Waist Two-Piece, $, available at <a href="https://www.youswim.com/collections/high-waist/products/poise-high-waist-two-piece?variant=32497046323249" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Youswim" class="link ">Youswim</a>


Youswim Poise High Waist Two-Piece, $, available at Youswim
<br> <br><strong>Marks & Spencer</strong> Gingham High Waisted Bikini Bottoms, $, available at <a href="https://www.marksandspencer.com/gingham-high-waisted-bikini-bottoms/p/clp60529769?color=BLACKMIX&prevPage=srp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Marks & Spencer" class="link ">Marks & Spencer</a>


Marks & Spencer Gingham High Waisted Bikini Bottoms, $, available at Marks & Spencer
<br> <br><strong>AllSaints</strong> Dara Racer Bikini Bottoms, $, available at <a href="https://www.allsaints.com/women/swimwear/allsaints-dara-racer-bikini-bo/?colour=5&category=330" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:AllSaints" class="link ">AllSaints</a>


AllSaints Dara Racer Bikini Bottoms, $, available at AllSaints
<br> <br><strong>Frankies Bikinis</strong> Lisa Terry Full Coverage Bikini Bottom, $, available at <a href="https://frankiesbikinis.com/products/lisa-terry-full-coverage-bikini-bottom-plaid" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Frankies Bikinis" class="link ">Frankies Bikinis</a>


Frankies Bikinis Lisa Terry Full Coverage Bikini Bottom, $, available at Frankies Bikinis
<br> <br><strong>Bershka</strong> Surfer T-Shirt and Briefs, $, available at <a href="https://www.bershka.com/gb/surfer-t-shirt-and-briefs-c0p114207681.html?colorId=630" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bershka" class="link ">Bershka</a>


Bershka Surfer T-Shirt and Briefs, $, available at Bershka
<br> <br><strong>Paper London</strong> Helena Bottoms - I Scream Icecream, $, available at <a href="https://paperlondon.com/collections/sustainable-swim/products/stephanie-bottoms-in-i-scream-ice-cream" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Paper London" class="link ">Paper London</a>


Paper London Helena Bottoms - I Scream Icecream, $, available at Paper London
<br> <br><strong>Prism London</strong> Tranquil Bottom, $, available at <a href="https://prismlondon.com/products/tranquil-bottoms-black" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Prism" class="link ">Prism</a>


Prism London Tranquil Bottom, $, available at Prism
<br> <br><strong>RIXO</strong> Jenny Bottom, $, available at <a href="https://rixo.co.uk/collections/swimwear/products/jenny-bottom-pebble-shell-lilac-green-mix" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rixo" class="link ">Rixo</a>


RIXO Jenny Bottom, $, available at Rixo
<br> <br><strong>Weekday</strong> Cloud Bikini Bottoms, $, available at <a href="https://www.weekday.com/en_gbp/women/swimwear/product.cloud-bikini-bottoms-black.0956541004.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Weekday" class="link ">Weekday</a>


Weekday Cloud Bikini Bottoms, $, available at Weekday

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