The Bikini Hack That Makes Your String Tops Easily Adjustable

String bikini tops: You either love them or hate them. For many people, tying a bikini top can be a hassle. Unless you've mastered tying knots behind your head, you typically always need someone to help you tie it. It's either too loose, leaving you worried about it falling off, or it's too tight and uncomfortable. These tops are typically not adjustable like other types of bikinis. But what if we told you there was a way to make your string bikini top a little more flexible?


The internet has blessed us once again with a hack that can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your string bikini tops. This tip, shared on TikTok by fashion influencer Kristina Kacheeva, allows you to make the strings of your top adjustable, so you can enjoy your time at the beach or pool without any wardrobe malfunctions. The simple trick involves making a few extra knots in the strings and threading them together in the right places. 

How to create an adjustable bikini top

This hack is super quick, with just a few simple steps. Lay your top on a flat surface. You're going to be working with the top strings that tie around your neck. First, create a small knot on each string, but don't tighten the knots completely. Take the ends of each string, and thread them through the loops of the opposite strap. The left end will go through the right loop, and vice versa. Tighten each knot, and then pull the ends of the strings to bring everything together. 


When you put the bikini top on, it'll be secure and easily adjustable. To tighten, pull on the strings to bring the knots together, and pull them apart to loosen. This hack creates a much more comfortable knot that you can adjust to your liking, without having to redo it over and over again. This specific technique is technically known as a fisherman's knot, which people have used for centuries (via NetKnots). It turns out it can be useful for tying bikini tops as well. Who knew?

Try the hack with the bottom strings, too

If your bikini top also ties in the back around your torso, you can use the TikTok hack to make those strings adjustable as well. You won't have to ask someone to fix your bathing suit for you; you can simply pull on all the strings to make them tighter or looser. It helps to lay the bikini top on a flat surface and tie the adjustable knot in the bottom strings before putting it on. Because of this, you'll most likely need to step into your bikini top when putting it on rather than the typical way of tying the strings while it's on your body.


The only downside is that you may have some excess string hanging down, but you can experiment to see what works best for you. You can make one part of the bikini top adjustable, or both parts of it adjustable, depending on how each version sits. Whatever you do, don't forget to reapply your SPF while you're enjoying the sunshine.