The latest TikTok swimwear obsession has us ready for the beach

Hot girl summer is here

Woman on boat in front of famous shipwreck beach. Zakynthos, Greek Islands, Greece
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TikTok has become the new go-to for finding some of the hottest trends in fashion and beauty. It's how we discovered the Maybelline Sky High mascara and the omnipresent TikTok yoga pants. Most recently though, TikTok users have been showing off their latest swimwear obsession just in time for summer.

If you've been contemplating what the ideal swimsuit is—for those beach pictures, or just for you obvs—then, you may want to add a sarong into the equation, because according to TikTok, sarongs are in. 

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What is a sarong?

Typically, it's a large piece of fabric that you can tie around your waist as a skirt that you would pair with your swimsuit. TikTokers seemingly nail the art of seeing a trend and making it their own by styling it up several different ways (including one as a cute tube top) and showing off adorable trendy three-piece sets all from affordable retailers. 

In one video, a user shows off how to style her simple white sarong as a top, skirt, and bandana captioning the video, "Just thinking ahead for summer!"

@carolinafreixa

Just thinking ahead for summer!👙! #sarong #tutorial #summer

♬ telepatía - Kali Uchis

The versatile piece is perfect for making a statement and stepping up your swimsuit game. Whether you stick with a basic color or brighten things up with a pop of color with a pattern, a sarong will, according to TikTok, upgrade your look.

If you're unsure on where to find them or need a little summer inspiration, other TikTokers are posting hauls from affordable brands, and they even provide style tips. 

"I am OBSESSED with these bikinis," captioned one TikToker who has already racked up over 200,000 likes on her bikini haul. The video features a range of styles she found on Amazon with most including a sarong.

@laauren1

I am OBSESSED with these bikinis. They’re all in my amazon storefront 👙❤️#amazonfashion #amazonhaul #summerfashion2021

♬ original sound - Lauren Wolfe

It even has Addison Rae's stamp of approval who posted a TikTok wearing one as she did the Say So dance.

@addisonre

say so full dance!

♬ original sound - May

As summertime quickly approaches, step up your bathing suit game with a cute and simple sarong that will instantly take your beach look from cute to chic. If you're unsure where to start, we put some of our favorite picks below for you to browse.

Ekouaer Women's Short Sarong | $12.99/£8.99

This sarong comes in a rather impressive 39 color options, so there really is something to match every bikini out there. It comes in 6 size options too (S-XXL). View Deal

Eicolorte Beach Sarong | $13.99

Coming in 32 different colors including several patterns, this versatile sarong has fringe detailing and could really just complete your holiday lewk.View Deal

ChinFun Women's Ruffle Sarong |$14.99 - $24.99

Ok, so this one is more of a wrap skirt, but we just love the super cute tie detail and ruffle. Oh, and it comes in an impressive 28 colors. View Deal