A halter bikini is a fundamental part of every swim wardrobe and will carry you through countless beach days, pool parties, getaways, and more.
You can’t beat a custom fit—and with its characteristic tie-behind-the-neck straps, that’s exactly what the halter top bathing suit delivers. Our comfy bikinis let you choose a fit that offers all-day comfort with plenty of stay-in-place security, in a variety of silhouettes, colors, prints, and fun extra details.
Plus, as with all swim separates, you can mix and match this look to your heart’s content. Even better, this style’s classic appeal makes it versatile enough to pair with all kinds of bottoms. When you find the halter top you love most, simply scroll down the page to find our Complete The Look guide and see which swim bottoms pair best with it. Think of it as a bikini cheat sheet—you’re welcome!
It’s no wonder this iconic silhouette has stood the test of time. We can’t get enough of this top’s universally flattering shape, and once you know what to look for, you’ll see what we mean!
Most halters add at least a subtle lift, but if you want some added oomph, reach for one with an underwire and/or molded push-up cups. A cross wrap halter top uses its unique around-the-body styling to create added cleavage.
Wider sash ties are great for larger-busted bodies or anyone who may just want some added support and stability. A halter top with fixed cups—that is, cups that are sewn in place and can’t slide around—will also provide a more secure fit.
Our Heavenly Halter Top is just one great example of a style featuring wide straps, a chic ruched bust, and an adjustable slider back. Like many of our bikini tops, this style can be found in an inclusive size range, so be sure to visit our Plus Swim department if you’re interested in seeing more plus-size halter tops!
At the other end of the spectrum, a halter with more narrow straps is an ideal option for sunning, as it keeps tan lines to a minimum. The Venus Enhancer Halter Top features full, contoured cups with string ties at the neck and a thin slider band in the back, offering total support with minimal coverage.
Still not sure where to start with this silhouette? Check out our core swim classics—a collection of chic staple pieces with versatile and timeless appeal, including our best-selling Goddess and Marilyn halter bikini tops. The latter is also available in a wireless silhouette and a 2-in-1 convertible style, so wherever your swimsuit priorities lie, there’s a piece out there just for you.
Whether you’re feeling faithful to your all-time favorite color or want to try something new, find it within our Swim Solids collection. Everything from splashy blues to fiery reds, oranges and pinks, a simple solid piece offers so much versatility. When in doubt, your essential black and white pieces will always have your back, as they pair perfectly with just about every shade or print you can think of. Match your top to your bottom for a classic monochrome look, or play around with color combos and show off your styling skills.
A print can transform even a simple halter bikini into a statement-making piece. Timeless prints play into this silhouette’s eternal appeal (think stripes, florals, and polka dots.) From lush green palms to bright and colorful hibiscus blooms, a tropical print is a must-pack for any seaside getaway. On the other hand, geometric and animal prints offer a trendy edge. An abstract or tie-dye pattern brings a free-spirited element to just about any silhouette it’s featured in. So, which print should you add to your collection? (Hint: all of them!)
Swim the extra mile by choosing a halter bikini top with special accents like embroidery, embellishments, or metallic hardware. A sleek ring located at the straps or center bust looks ultra-luxe and sophisticated, while embroidered florals show your sweet side. Basically, it all comes down to how you want to express yourself, so choose a look that vibes with your unique personality.
Want to rock this look and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time? Try our eco-friendly halter top bathing suits, part of our signature Sustainability Collection. We take a variety of conscientious measures to bring these styles to life, including using recycled materials and tailoring the production process or employing digital printing to conserve and reuse as much water as possible. Just look for “sustainable” in the name!
Now that you’re in-the-know about this must-have look, you’re ready for a season of fun in the sun.