For those of you who had a chance to watch the Superbowl last night — what. a. game…. We’re not going to go into Pete Carrol’s questionable coaching on the goal line, because let’s face it, we’re not ESPN. For us at Orchid Boutique, there were definitely a few highlights during the biggest night in football, and most of them revolved around fashion.

Like, for instance, the killer high waisted bikinis during Katy Perry’s halftime performance.

You know we’re huge fans of retro swimwear, so whenever we have a chance to talk about it, we jump. Besides Perry’s first wardrobe choice to open the show — think a 3rd grade modernist painting a bag of Cheetos — we’re thrilled that during her performance of “California”, Perry and her dancers all rocked the hottest high waisted swimwear, proving yet again that retro bikinis are all the rage this season.

Polka dots and pin up swimwear were the main focus on stage during the halftime performance. Perry who most notably rocks 60’s style vintage pieces mixed with a modern, very eclectic twist, showcased her retro flair. We always love Katy Perry’s bubblegum pop style, and when she pays homage to one of our favorite swimwear trends, we can’t help but roar along with her.

Katy wore a multi-coloured striped dress to perform Teenage Dream


High waisted swimwear have become all the rage in the last couple of years with the comeback of pinup flair. Perry is known for her knack in high waisted fashion, along with other noted Perry enemy and pop crooner Taylor Swift. Both gals, despite feuding publicly, expressed their love for high waisted bikinis, and rock the retro swimwear style in different ways.

Undeniably, high waisted bikini bottoms have now become a staple of fashion when it comes to beachwear. Now also referred to as “midkinis”, high waisted bathing suits feature bottoms that come up to the belly button area instead of sitting lower in the waist. Apart from its fashionable style, high waisted bikinis and high waisted swimwear bottoms serve as a great look to hide unflattering imperfections of lower abdomen flab. This is where the infamous question comes from — “does Taylor Swift really have a belly button?” Short answer – yes.

Check out some of our favorite high waisted swimsuit options that we’re carrying through the 2015 season.


Orchid Label Lulu Petal Blake

high waisted swimwear


– Black crop top elongates torso
– Top features underwire and molded cups for added support
– Top provides removable shoulder straps
– Top features criss-cross ties at back
– Vintage high waisted bottom
– Bottom features floral print throughout
– Print colors may vary based on cut
– Bottom provides moderate coverage at the rear
– Cut-out detail on back of bottom

Acacia Swimwear Haupia Mesh High Waisted Bikini

high waisted bikinis

– Bandeau style top
– Top provides molded cups
– Top features U-Ring detail at bust
– High-waisted style bottom
– Bottom provides Brazilian cut coverage at the rear
– Bikini features mesh details throughout
– Suit is fully lined

Vitamin A Swimwear Ursula High Waisted Bikini

high waisted bikinis

– Bralette style top
– Top provides removable padding
– Top features mesh lining at cups
– High waisted bottom provides extra coverage
– Bottom provides full cut coverage at the rear
– Bottom features mesh detail around waist

Orchid Label Swimwear Lulu Black Mamba

high waisted bikini

– Black wrap style top
– Top ties at back
– Top does not provide padding
– Vintage high waisted bottom
– Bottom features animal inspired print throughout
– Bottom provides moderate coverage at the rear
– Cut-out detail on back of bottom

Sabz Swimwear Up All Night High Waisted Bikini

high waisted bikini

– Balconet style top ties at the neck and back
– Top provides built in soft cups for added support
– Top features crochet neck ties
– High-waisted style bottom
– Provides moderate cut coverage at the rear

Orchid Label Swimwear Lulu Grapefruit Poppy


high waisted bikini

Shop the rest of our 2015 high waisted swimwear styles and thank Katy Perry for that retro reminder of the coolest swimsuits around.


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