These Cheeky Thong Bikinis Guarantee A Flawless Butt Tan

Thongs are back, y’all.

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Though swim trends have notably been moving towards the revealing in recent years, when it comes to head-turning, beach-bound looks, there are none more shocking, or more revealing, than the thong bikini. And it’s also been everywhere as of late, becoming a quick favorite of A-list celebrities.

Dua Lipa and Kendall Jenner have both been spotted rocking the itty-bitty bikini in florals, the perfect print now that summer is finally here. Meanwhile, Hailey Bieber and Lizzo, who share poolside pics often, have been partial to the barely-there bottoms in bold, monochromatic hues. Even Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney is a fan of the skimpy look, and included several thong bikini options in her collaboration with Frankies Bikinis.

I’d be remiss to not mention the rest of the KarJenner clan, who are famed for their poolside selfies with cheeky string bottoms. From Kim Kardashian to Kylie Jenner, the Calabasas crew has been at the forefront, working (or luxuriating) tirelessly to normalize this booty-baring style. It’s no surprise, really, that Kardashian’s newly-launched SKIMS Swim line offers countless thong styles.

It's officially time to jump in on the trend. Level-up your swimwear collection with the most daring styles of all — starting with the thong bikinis below.


This thong bikini comes with a low-rise micro mini skirt that will give you the Y2K-style whale tail look at the beach.


Try out the Kardashian-favorite style in Kim’s own line, SKIMS. Go for this glittery thong bikini for maximum sparkle.


The vibrant, retro-inspired print on this triangle string bikini is just so fun.


This Emily Ratajkowski-approved one-piece is the perfect blend of delicate and risqué.


Aside from minimalist skimpy options, Sweeney included this glitzy thong bikini with beaded fringe in her collab collection. Main character energy only.


With a fun floral print, this booty-flaunting bandeau bikini is sure to turn heads.


Carrie Bradshaw would approve this rosette-equipped swimsuit with spicy cut-outs.


Crochet bikinis have been trending as of late, after being co-signed by Dua Lipa. The knitted style is anything but boring, especially when it comes in a revealing thong.


This color-blocked number isn’t just a spicy reflection of sunset hues, it’s also made using upcycled materials.


It doesn’t get much more timeless than a minimalist white bikini.


Slip into this on-trend pink thong bikini for major Barbie vibes (the Margot Robbie version).


If this bikini’s animal print isn’t bold enough, the hardware lining the front gives it even more pizzazz. Wear this and stand out.


Jump into another hot, hot summery trend with a tie-dye thong bikini.


Add some subtle detail with a double-strap top paired with a simple thong bottom.


Look sun-kissed in this bronze suit with a navel cut-out (a street style favorite) and an itty-bitty thong back.


The founders of Jessica Alba-approved brand Left on Friday are both Lululemon vets, so expect a buttery soft set that feels like second skin.


This vibrant suit features metal rings and faux pearl accents for an elevated look.


In delectable pastels, thong bikinis aren’t just daring, they’re also uber cute.


Opt for a sportier bikini set with this bright, sunny yellow bralette-style top and thong bottom.


Low-rise, thong bottoms with a knotted top — this set positively screams 2002.


Consider a ruched bikini for coverage you can adjust to your liking. It looks especially regal in white.


Take a page out of Kendall Jenner’s playbook and go the floral route. This pair feels delicate and dainty.


Zesty kumquat orange is having a moment — and so will you in this pair.


A red-hot bikini like this one is simply classic.


These low-cut bikini bottoms come in a bevy of colors to choose from, including this pretty coral hue.


For a lingerie-inspired take on the swim trend, consider a pair lined with lace, like this one from sustainable brand FAE. That pop of bubblegum pink adds a fun touch, too.


The top, which comes with removable padding, balances out this set’s skimpy bottoms.


In addition to Barbiecore pink, these cheeky ruched bottoms come in fluorescent green, purple, and orange.


The dainty hardware on this caramel bikini adds a little bit of bling to your suit.

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