High-Waisted Bikinis: Hip or Granny?

Here in New York the days of laying out on the beach, reading trashy books and eating tacos seem a million miles away. I just booked a trip to Cozumel though so I am busy dreaming of swim suits, frosty drinks and the sweet smell of suntan lotion!

I am intrigued by the idea of  high waisted bikini but I am not sure how these look in real life on real bodies. Although they clearly cover more of the stomach area, many suits in this style seem quite “cheeky” and offer little butt coverage (I assume as an attempt to be more sexy, less old lady.) Here are some suits I think could be really cute. What do you you think about high-waisted bikinis?

1. Free People Montauk Reversible Bottom ; 2. Urban Outfitters UO High-Waisted Bikini Bottom ; 3. American Apparel High Waist Swim Brief ; 4. Anthropologie Sailor Stream Bikini ; 5. Diane Von Furstenberg Maryelle Striped Bikini ; 6. Anthropologie Long Soak Bikini