Summer is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re already deep into swimwear shopping. I find that I’m most particular about bikini bottoms when it comes to swimsuit shopping. There are so many fit options, and even just a few inches of fabric makes a huge difference in the overall look and fit. Depending on the day, activity, companions, etc., I prefer a different type of bottom style. For example, I would probably select a different bikini bottom for lounging on vacation with my boyfriend than I would for a family BBQ and pool day—a girl needs options, you know?
Since selecting bikini bottoms can be overwhelming, especially if you’re ordering online, I thought it might be helpful to highlight some of the best options I’ve found within each bikini bottom category while browsing various retailers recently. Whatever your preferred amount of coverage, I’ve got you covered. From thong to high-waist to full-coverage, below are the best types of bikini bottoms I’ve come across for summer ’21.