This Swimsuit Trend Is Underrated, But I Love How It's Subtly Sexy

We’ve officially entered high summer, and while some of us may be itching to start stocking up on fall's must-have items, there are still plenty of beach days and poolside parties ahead of us. Of the many swimwear trends to emerge this season, there’s one, in particular, I can’t stop wearing: halter-top swimsuits.

Subtly sexy, these back-baring styles are typically much less revealing than, let’s say, a thong bikini or loincloth bikini (okay, fine, at least in the case of some styles). Not to mention they allow for tan line–free shoulders, which is always a plus in my book.

Ahead, I rounded up 25 of the cutest halter-top swimsuits I'm currently eyeing, from classic triangle cuts and strappy floss bikinis to sleek one-pieces. Keep scrolling to check them out and, of course, snag a few for yourself before summer’s officially over.

Strappy halter top bikinis

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You can bet I'll be pairing this top with jeans, too.

Shop the matching Enzo Terry Bikini Bottoms ($90).

The perfect balance between a two-piece and a one-piece, in my opinion.

The best part about this tie-dye bikini? It's made from recycled materials.

Shop the matching Abstract-Print Recycled-Fibre Bikini Briefs ($85).

This three-piece halter bikini set comes with the cutest matching skirt.

The cutout details on this one are oh so pretty.

I'll be wearing this one as a bodysuit well into fall.

Slime green is definitely still having a moment.

This chic one-piece can be worn strapless, too. Gotta love the versatility!

This sustainable little number is made from recycled nylon.

Neon halter top swimsuits

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Excuse me while I drool over this Zucca-print Fendi suit.

I love the retro fit on this one.

Shop the matching Diaper Bottoms ($75).

Miaou debuted its first swimwear collection last month, and while I'm obsessed with all of it, this one is definitely my favorite.

Personally, I think zebra print is the best animal print.

The color-blocking on this one is a nice touch.

Shop the matching Clear Lines High Leg Bikini Bottoms ($58).

Halter top swimwear

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This reversible bikini can be wrapped and worn multiple ways, so you basically get multiple suits for the price of one. A steal!

Shop the matching Sana Reversible Bikini Bottom ($80).

Is anything more of a summer vibe than palm print?

This ruffled number doubles as the perfect going-out top.

I'm getting Grecian goddess vibes from this one.

The scalloped detail, though.

Shop the matching Scalloped Bikini Bottom ($24).

Printed halter top swimsuits

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@greceghanem

I love the sporty feel of this two-piece.

Shop the matching Casablanca Bottom ($50).

Another great sporty suit.

Shop the matching Bikini Bottom ($26).

Again, you can't go wrong with zebra print. I love the pops of yellow on this one.

Shop the Swim String Bikini Bottom ($49).

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