When it comes to swimwear, fashion has always been about pushing boundaries and embracing new trends. While one-piece suits, tankinis, and bikinis have long been the go-to choice for many beachgoers, a recent trend has emerged that combines the comfort and coverage of boy short bottoms with the allure and style of a bikini top: the boy short and bikini top swimsuit set. 

This two-piece swim set features boy shorts with a bikini top. It’s taking the swimwear world by storm, offering a fresh and versatile option for those seeking both fashion and functionality. In today’s post, we will dive into the reasons behind the rise of this trend and explore how it can elevate your summer style. And, we’ll share our favorite HAPARI boy short swim bottoms and matching bikini tops to create your own personalized take on this new trend. Check it out!

Woman in HAPARI tiefront bikini top and navy swim bottoms

Embracing comfort and coverage

One of the main advantages of wearing boy short bottoms with a bikini top is the enhanced comfort and coverage the pairing provides. Boy shorts offer more fabric than traditional bikini bottoms, giving you greater freedom of movement and a secure feeling as you enjoy your time at the beach or pool. Whether you're participating in water sports, playing beach volleyball, or simply lounging by the water, boy short bottoms ensure that you can do so with confidence and ease.

Versatile styling options

Another reason behind the popularity of this trend is the versatility it offers in terms of personal styling. Boy short bottoms come in a variety of lengths, ranging from mid-thigh to just below the hips, allowing you to choose a style that flatters your body shape and personal taste. Paired with a bikini top of your choice, this combination offers countless possibilities for mix-and-match ensembles. 

You can opt for matching sets to create a cohesive look or experiment with contrasting colors and patterns to make a bold statement. With boy short bottoms, you have the freedom to express your unique style while still adhering to the latest swimwear trends.

Body-positive and inclusive fashion

The trend of wearing boy short bottoms with bikini tops also aligns with the growing emphasis on body positivity and inclusivity in swimwear. This style choice is not limited to any specific body shape or size; it can be embraced by individuals of all body types. 

Boy short bottoms provide a more forgiving silhouette, allowing you to feel comfortable and confident, regardless of any insecurities you may have. By combining the best elements of both boy shorts and bikinis, this trend encourages self-acceptance and promotes a sense of empowerment when it comes to swimwear choices.

Sun protection and active lifestyle

In addition to comfort and style, boy short bottoms offer increased sun protection, making them an excellent choice for those who spend extended periods in the sun. The additional coverage helps shield your skin from harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of sunburn and long-term damage. 

Moreover, this trend is popular among individuals with an active lifestyle. The secure fit of boy short bottoms ensures that they stay in place, even during vigorous activities, providing you with the freedom to move and enjoy your favorite beachside or poolside adventures.

Woman in midkini swimsuit top and long length boy short swim bottoms standing in a pool

HAPARI mix-and-match swimwear sets

Now that we know why this new swimwear style set is so popular, let’s explore how to create your own personalized swim look! At HAPARI, we create all of our swimwear to be mixed-and-matched—that means all of our swimwear tops and bottoms are sold separately. This allows you to create your own swimwear look, mix-and-match different sized tops and bottoms, and get the exact coverage that you specifically want. Below, we’re sharing three different swimsuit sets you can pair together to recreate the boy short bikini top trend.

  • Twist Bikini top + Black Boy Shorts 
    One of our most popular bikini styles is the Black Twist Bikini Top, this top features three-way straps that can be worn as a tank, halter, or criss cross, a stylish twist design, and offers full coverage and support. Pair this top with our Black Boy Short Swim Bottoms for a matching set or pair it with one of our other four colors—turquoise, raspberry, white, or navy—to create a pop of color in your set.

    Woman in HAPARI twist bikini swim top and black boy short swim bottoms standing at a beach

  • Navy Triangle Bikini Top + Navy Boy Shorts
    If you’re looking for a bikini top that offers an elevated colorblock look, check out the Triangle Bikini Top style. This swim top style features multi way straps so you can style it as over the shoulder or criss cross back. We love the Navy Triangle Bikini Top with its bright white contrasting border paired with Navy Boy Short Swim Bottoms.

    Woman in HAPARI triangle bikini swim top and navy boy short swim bottoms standing at a beach

  • Nautabloom Bralette Bikini Top + Navy Boy Shorts
    One of our other new bikini styles is the Bralette Bikini Top. Designed to fit like your favorite activewear bralette, the Bralette Bikini Top features a sweetheart neckline, adjustable straps, and an open sporty back style. It also has an extra wide white band under the bust for added support and comfort. Pair the Nautabloom Bralette Bikini Top with a baby blue background with pink florals with our Navy Boy Short Swim Bottoms for a stylish and fun swimsuit set.
Woman in HAPARI bralette top and boy short swim bottoms standing in the ocean

Shop now and save 30% OFF with code SUMMER30

While you’re shopping for new boy short bikini top swim sets, don’t forget about our 30% OFF summer sale! During the sale you can score swimpieces, including all of our new collection swim pieces, for up to 30% OFF. Another awesome perk—you can stack this code on top of sale items to get 30% OFF the sale price. It’s an incredible sale and one that will not last long; we’ve set aside a set amount of inventory to be included in the sale and when it’s gone, it’s gone. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to stock up on swimpieces to last you the entire season.

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