At this point in the season, we’ve pretty much been sticking to a uniform that involves bikinis, denim shorts, sandals, and little else. Typically there’s only one objective during these summer weekends, and that’s to get as much sun as possible, wearing one of the barely there bikinis that are designed to maximize sun exposure and minimize tan lines. But if you thought settling for a plain triangle bikini was good enough, you thought wrong. Instead, we’ve noticed a new crop of barely there bikini trends on the rise—and these styles are so minimal they’re shocking.
Like most controversial swimsuit trends, celebrities and fashion girls are leading the pack here. We’ve spotted them in bikinis that are redefining what “barely there” even means and some that are straight-up optical illusions. I may be slightly shook at the thought of donning any of these styles, but I can’t deny how fire following ‘grams are. To see these six new daring bikini trends and how they’re worn, simply keep scrolling.