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The best swimsuit!

Swimsuit season is not too far away! For the last 5 years, this polka dot, high-waisted bikini has been my favorite swimsuit. It’s incredibly comfortable, it’s cute and it’s held up remarkably well!

It’s an Esther Williams bikini I bought from ModCloth more than 5 years ago, along with this giant sun hat. I had initially been deterred by the high price tag, but it more than proved to be worth it! I mean, I’ve had it for 5 years and have worn it on countless adventures, and it’s in great shape still. (And if the high price tag deters you – enter the $100 ModCloth gift card giveaway at the end of this post!)


I especially love how well the bottoms fit, and I’m not constantly picking a grundie while wearing it (which is something that happens frequently with women’s swimwear). The top is super-comfortable for me as well. However, please note, it’s not for everyone. If you’re used to a ton of support on top, this one isn’t for you. It’s enough support for my cup size, but again, it may not be for you.

The BEST High-Waisted Bikini


You can now order this bikini top and bikini bottoms in two separate sizes. When I bought it years ago, you had to buy them in the same size. I ordered an 8 in both and, luckily, they were both a great fit. I’m typically a size 6, but this suit runs small. Definitely, check the size chart and SIZE UP if you’re in between sizes. (It’s available in sizes 6 – 24W!)


If you don’t like the black and white color combo of this bikini, it is also available in a gold and black combo and also red and white combo, now! You can check out the different color variations in the widget below.

Wearing My High-Waisted Bikini Throughout the Years

I’ve worn it far more than what is pictured, below! However, these are some photos and adventures I’ve documented wearing it for the blog! Enjoy – and don’t forget to enter the $100 ModCloth gift card at the end of the post, so you can order your own high-waisted bikini (or whatever you want)!

1.) Camping in the Northwoods (Wisconsin)

The BEST High-Waisted Bikini + a $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

The first time I ever featured this bikini on my blog! This was camping at my parent’s cabin in the Northwoods (Wisconsin).

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2.) Manasquan Beach (New Jersey)

Did you know I used to live in New Jersey? The Jersey Shore sure is lovely! I loved going to Manasquan Beach.

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3.) Shark Cage Diving! (Cape Cod)

shark cage diving

Shark cage diving was not nearly as terrifying as I thought it would be. It was actually a really interesting experience! And this bikini was perfect for it as well! (That’s quite a selling point “great bikini for shark cage diving.” Haha.)

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4.) Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

snorkeling the great barrier reef

From shark cage diving to snorkeling the Barrier Reef…this swimsuit has been perfect!

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5.) Parasailing (Myrtle Beach)

parasailing Myrtle Beach

I know you can’t tell in this photo – but I swear I’m wearing this high-waisted swimsuit while I’m parasailing. It was great for this adventure, especially, because at the end of your parasail, they dip your bottom half in the ocean. If you’re not wearing bottoms that fit you well – it might not end well!

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6.) Banya! (Russia)

This bikini was also great to wear while sweating to death in a Russian banya, getting beat by birch twigs and then jumping into a frozen lake! (Yeah, it’s quite the experience. Gotta love Russia!)

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7.) Dead Sea (Israel)

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Floating in the Dead Sea!

This is, perhaps, the biggest testament to how well this swimsuit has held up over the years. I recently wore it into the Dead Sea while in Israel…and it still looks great! Because of the Dead Sea’s high salt concentration, there’s a very good chance it’ll ruin your swimsuit. However, mine is still in great shape! I’ll likely put it to the test again when I’m in Jordan next month!

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$100 ModCloth Gift Card Giveaway – So, You Can Get Your Own High-Waisted Bikini!

And now, so you can get your very own high-waisted bikini (or whatever you want), enter my $100 ModCloth gift card giveaway! Be sure to enter in the widget below for your entries to count. I’ll contact the winner by email and then display their first name and the first initial of their last name in the widget. I’ll be picking and announcing the winner after I return from my Egypt/Jordan adventure. Best of luck, everyone! (*Click here to shop on ModCloth!)

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Where to find it:

Swimsuit top: ModCloth
Swimsuit bottoms: ModCloth
Hat: Unique Vintage

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92 thoughts on “The BEST High-Waisted Bikini + a $100 ModCloth Gift Card Giveaway!

  1. Jodie

    I’d probably look for a new swimsuit too. I’ve been saying I need one, and we are going on a Caribbean cruise at the end of the year. It would be perfect timing!!
    That Brooke one piece swim suit has my name all over it!!


  2. SaraLily

    SO fun to see how long this bikini has lasted! WOW! I love my Esther bathing suits – I think I have at least 2 now. They’re so comfortable and really do look good on every body type!


  3. Courtney Byers

    Oh my goodness, this suit is fabulous! It is soooo flattering. I need it. This does show that a good suit will hold up. That’s great you’ve got 5 years out of it.


  4. Mireille

    I do like the high waisted bottoms but the top peobably would not offer wnough support. I might see if your mustatrd or teal bag is in stock or look at their other swinsuits


  5. Kayley

    I would want to get some cute cat-themed items such as the Cozied Cat Hooded Robe and the Cat’s the Spirit Ballet Flat.


  6. Sarah Ferguson

    I have a wedding to go to in June I’d like to get a pretty summer dress. I really like the look of florals but don’t have any in my wardrobe. I think it would be a nice choice for a wedding.


  7. micaela6955/Michele P

    my 17 yr old daughter is obsessed with the 50’s and loves your swimsuit. In addition to the one you are wearing, she said she likes the Lucy one piece too. Love that they show models of different shapes and sizes on their website!


  8. Michele Pineda

    for some reason I got an error on the previous comment so trying again. My 17 yr old is obsessed with the 50’s and fashion from that time frame. She loves your bikini and also the Lucy one piece. I love that they show models of all shapes and sizes on their site too!


  9. lifelovebeach

    High Waisted Style is always my favorite bikini type. It perfectly hide my sides. As for the Polka Dots. Great catch!


  10. Traceym

    I have a suit very similar to this, but hot pink with poka dots! I absolutely love it! I would buy a suit like yours in blue or red. I’m so glad high waist is in style!


  11. Alice Minx

    Oh gosh I don’t know. There are so many options.. Maybe a cute dress, or the bikini you’re wearing


  12. Donna Porter

    Just so many nice items to choose from on the site. I would love to get a swim suit but then I see other cute options. Choices???? LOL


  13. Stephanie Grant

    I really love the Swimmer Loving Seahorse Tank Top so if I win I’ll definitely be buying that!


  14. Cassandra D

    I would buy the rainbow Illuminated Elegance Chiffon Maxi Dress and add more money to complete the purchase.


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