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NYLON Manila Fit Picks: The Floss Bikini

Warning: This trend is not for the faint of heart.

The floss bikini is back fresh from the 2000s, and it’s all thanks to supermodels Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, as well as these female stunners for its resurgence.

The “floss bikini,” as Gen-Zs call it, is a swimwear trend with tiny strings that are wrapped around the body. It has been around since the 2000s, most popularized by celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Paris Hilton, and yes, even our very own Ara Mina (see: that iconic red dress in Mano Po). We’ve rounded up some of the best floss bikini looks we’ve seen on the ‘gram, and trust us, scroll until the end ’cause it’s worth it.

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This is probably the first time we’ve seen Maris Racal reveal her hubadera self. For her ABG transformation, she wore a classic black floss bikini and some neon orange sweats. Don’t forget the tattoos!


Channeling Aliyah and TLC, SZA takes the floss bikini to the red carpet with a cream oversized jacket and baggy pants. You can definitely wear this look with either heels or chunky sneakers. Versatile AF.


Content creator Rhea Bue’s fits are either girly or boyish and there is no in-between. But this time, she wears a floss bikini with tiny floral prints and some chunky rings!

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Asia’s Next Top Model alum Jennica Sanchez takes a walk on the wild side in a yellow animal print stringed bikini. Flossy!


Known for her minimalist, boxy outfits, Ida Anduyan wears her floss bikini with a cropped blazer and some high-waisted trousers. An idea for your future Zoom meeting or online class looks!


As if model Jamina Cruz’s tan lines aren’t enviable, she wears a stringed bikini in colorful Moroccan prints with a matching head scarf. Mentally, we’re at the beach, too.


Host and former courtside reporter Angelique Manto has been doing it for the morenas for the longest time. Brb, adding that brown stringed bikini to cart!


We are living for the under boob. “Just another outfit that I still can’t wear to go outside,” she says. Same Jeline, we miss dressing up, too.


Lizzo always gives off the divine female energy that every woman needs. Yes girl, you look good as hell.


Vlogger Michelle Dy has been serving us bikini pics recently, and we’re not even mad. She’s been spotted wearing the floss bikini mostly in primary colors on a number of posts.


Artist and content creator Kim Cruz is a vision in her subtle stringed bikini. Keep things lowkey with a baseball cap for an extra edge.


A-Team dancer Jana Mahusay slays in her floss bikini and she knows it. She’s also been sporting this trend in most of her dance performances. As she should!


All hail the queen of thirst traps, Bella Hadid. Like a living fairy, she wears her bikini in earthy brown and a silk skirt.


OG model Jessica Yang just never misses. We don’t know what we love even more, her small tattoos, curly hair or her pink bikini.


A princess IRL, KC Del Rosario looks every bit a royal in her black top with tie-up details and shorts paired with a Versace belt. Boujee in the flesh.

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