The new swimwear trend that's actually flattering

Some seriously weird and wonderful bikini trends have come to light in 2019, with everything from naked straps to underboob and upside down tops surfacing.

But unlike the aforementioned deigns which leave very little to the imagination, belted swimsuits are being praised as a flattering trend.

The swimsuits, which (as the names suggests) cinch in your waist with a belt, have been around for about a year but are being seen more and more as summer approaches in the northern hemisphere.

“We have seen a prominent push toward belted styles in upcoming 2019 collections,” Peony Founder Rebecca Morton told Who What Wear.

“While reminiscent of the golden years of the ’60s and ’70s, a belted bottom or one-piece can create shape through the midline and also act as a focal point to elevate and enhance an otherwise simple piece.”

Of course, it wouldn’t be a swimwear trend without a little skin showing, and some belted designs have taken things further by going for super high-cut designs or cut outs.

You can check out all the trends in the slideshow.

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