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2017 Swimwear Trend: The High-Neck Bikini

  |   By Estelle Puleston

A couple of months back Elisabeth wrote about the rise of high-neck bras and bralettes, and it’s a trend that’s permeating swimwear too.

It’s not exactly a new concept---it’s been around for a while in the realm of sporty and surf-ready swimwear. Because who wants to be worrying about a nip slip when you’re riding the waves? However, this season higher necklines are getting a more fashion-led makeover.


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There are some good reasons to love high-neck bikinis. Firstly, there’s more room to show off a cool fabric print or to incorporate details such as crisscross lacing that doesn't fit on a little triangle top.

Secondly, more bikini means more sun protection. Your décolletage is particularly susceptible to sun damage. It’s an area that often gets a lot of rays but has a thinner layer of skin than on your arms and legs, so it’s easier to burn. A high neckline solves that problem if you don’t mind that you won’t tan there.

And finally, the popularity of high-necked bikinis right now means there are more options than ever for those who want a more modest look. Not everyone is into the plunging, here's-my-cleavage look. And with these bikinis, you can be covered and chic. Of course, there are sexier high-neck bikini options too; I’ve included a few styles with subtle and not-so-subtle cut-outs below.

Here are 16 of my favorite high-neck bikini sets to buy right now:

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Mallorca Ring Bikini
Available in sizes XS-L
via For Love And Lemons

high-neck bikini

Love Me Like You Do Bikini
Available in sizes XS-XL
via Beach Bunny

high-neck bikini

Cloud Print Bikini by Boohoo
Available in US sizes 2-12
via ASOS

high-neck bikini

Charlatan Bikini
Available in US sizes 4-24
via Swimsuits For All

high-neck bikinis

Morgan Reversible Bikini
Available in sizes XS-XL
via Bikini Basement on Etsy

high-neck bikini

Mirage Bikini Top and Desert Midnight Bikini Bottoms
Available in sizes XS-L
via Lee + Lani

high-neck bikini

Sundance Bikini by Freya
Available in sizes 30D-38F and XS-XL
via Figleaves

high-neck bikinis

Mod Move Bikini by Billabong
Available in sizes S-L
via Nordstrom

high-neck bikini

Like A Flame Bikini
Available in sizes XS-XL
via Luli Fama

high-neck bikini

Lost Luv Bikini by Billabong
Available in sizes S-L
via Nordstrom

high-neck bikini

Dusk Onyx Bikini by Gottex
Available in US sizes 4-8
via UK Swimwear

high-neck bikini

Hayley Bikini
Available in US sizes 14-20
via Boohoo

high-neck bikini

Elle Bikini Top and Chloe Bikini Bottom
Available in sizes XS-L
via Beach Riot

high-neck bikini

Beach Squad Bikini
Available in US sizes 4-12 (top) and 2-12 (bottoms)
via Seafolly

high-neck bikini

Coco Cabana Bikini
Available in sizes S-L
Via Mama Delta on Etsy

high-neck bikini

Teagan the Tomboy Bikini
Available in sizes XS-L
via Boys + Arrows

 

Are you a fan of the high-neck bikini? Or will you be sticking to your trusted ‘itsy bitsy teeny-weeny’ on the beach this year?

 

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Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.

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