7 different thong swimsuit bottoms

As the Australian summer quickly approaches, the time has come to start working on your summer body, tan and your beach/pool-side attire. If your wardrobe is looking a little bare, then don’t fret, because this article is going to run through all the latest styles and cuts when it comes to thong swimsuit bottoms. We all know that this domain of shopping can be intense, expensive and confusing.

The last thing you want to do is buy a brand-new set of bathers, only to wear them once while holidaying in Queensland and then never wear them again.

So, if you’re wardrobe needs a massive shake-up, check out these fabulous styles and cuts below.

High leg

High-leg thong swimsuit bottoms went out of fashion a few years ago; however, they seem to have made a massive comeback. We have the Kardashians and the Jenners to thank for this trend as well, which was huge during the Baywatch era, but quickly fell out of fashion once the show ended. Now that it’s made a comeback in a big way, we can expect the super high-rise, hip-bone style to stay.


Tie-sides are timeless, popular and one of the most enduring thong swimsuit bottoms going around/ The style has featured heavily in films primarily because they are relaxed, casual, yet elegant and classy. They offer “medium” coverage in the back (unless you’re going for a more daring cut), so you don’t have to worry about unnecessary or inappropriate exposure.

Hipster cut

The “hipster” cut is a suitable style if you don’t want to show too much. They hug the hips perfectly and generally sit either on your hips or slightly below, depending on how you want to wear them. Durable, practical and comfortable, you can combine the “hipster” cut with thong swimsuit bottoms, which are great for relaxing days in the surf and on the beach.

High waist

Thong swimsuit bottoms that sit high on the natural waist are elegant, sophisticated and incredibly comfortable. They’re also one of the more versatile styles, in the sense that you can opt for a low-leg cut (for maximum coverage) or a high-leg cut if you’re looking for a more modern look.

The classic thong swimsuit bottoms

The ultimate bathers for those long summer days of tanning and relaxing by the pool. If you want minimum coverage, full exposure and a nice tan, then this classic is undoubtedly the way to go. Because they are so popular, there are heaps of colours and patterns available, so it doesn’t matter how specific your preferences might be!

Cheeky cut

If traditional thong swimsuit bottoms are a bit too rich for your blood, then consider a “cheeky” cut instead. It offers a little more coverage than the string cut without completely covering everything (because what’s the fun in that?). So, if you want something a little less overt or revealing than some of the other varieties on this list, then the “cheeky” cut should be at the top of your list.

Classic briefs

If the thought of wearing thong swimsuit bottoms is terrifying, then consider making the switch to classic briefs or shorts. They offer complete coverage, style and comfort, so if sun safety is vital to you (which it should be to everyone), then classic briefs are perfect for those scorching summer days.

So, the world is your oyster when it comes to finding the perfect set of bathers for the upcoming summer holidays. While it’s only natural to want to look your best all the time, remember to be sun-safe when outside for long periods. You’ll find that a lot of these styles look amazing with a nice pair of sunnies, a broad-brimmed hat and some cute shorts. Happy shopping!

Samantha Rigby
Samantha Rigby
Samantha is the head of content, lifestyle and entrepreneurial columnist for Best in Australia. She is also a contributor to Forbes and SH. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a reporter and business journalist for local newspapers.
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