Sorry y'all, this isn't a Spongebob-related post.
I feel like swimsuit shopping is one of the biggest necessary evils there is. No one likes it, but ya gotta do it. And if you do like it, you're probably in the 1%, and I envy you. As for the rest of us, it can be quite a drag. When I was 15 I basically gave up altogether and just swam in a giant t-shirt. But! No need for hiding anymore as I have finally found the perfect bikini bottoms. I've looked for cheaper high-waist options before, but none have come close to this pair from Urban Outfitters.
They cover all the right areas you may not wanna show off, and they don't ride up your bum (for lack of a better phrase). You can mix and match with different bikini tops as well, so you're not forced to buy both the top and bottoms of a swimsuit. Saving money = a win in my book. They also have this ruching effect which hides the fact that I just ate something that was not a salad. It's MAGIC, people.
Forever 21 bikini top (similar)
Urban Outfitters bikini bottoms (different colors/prints available)
Nine West sun hat (super old)
Cotton On sunglasses
Aeropostale watermelon earrings
Moda Luna sandals