At this time of year, following a long winter, we spend most of our days longing for warm summer evenings and a long awaited summer holiday. And whilst our summer holiday is still a few months away, we have been enjoying Beyonce's holiday snaps she has been uploading onto her Tumblr page. Having finished her Mrs.Carter world tour she is enjoying some well earned quiet time with her husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy.
Beyonce on holiday wearing swimwear by Norma Kamali
Wearing a selection of bikinis from Mara Hoffman and Norma Kamali, Beyonce has inspired us to channel our inner fifties siren when we hit the beach this summer. A high waisted bikini bottom is often avoided by sun tan junkies, but as Beyonce shows they do have their benefits. Super flattering, a high waisted bikini bottom holds your tummy in and creates a streamlined silhouette which is perfect for beach bunnies who enjoy a spot of swimming or beach tennis without worrying about keeping their itsy bitsy bikinis in place - and must come in handy when running around after baby Blue Ivy - and they're perfect for city tanning in the park too.
Beyonce wearing a Mara Hoffmann bikini
From sporty neoprene to sexy cutout detailing, we've picked our top 20 high waisted bikinis that are available for you to buy this weekend. Click through the gallery above to shop Beyonce's beach look now.