"Upside down bikinis" are taking over Instagram, and this trend is kind of NSFW

Lourdes Avila Uribe
If you're looking for a new and creative way to sport your swimwear this summer, look no further than Instagram's latest trend: upside down bikinis.

Now that the heat is here to stay, there’s nothing better than spending long summer days lounging around in your bathing suits. However, if you’re feeling tired of your everyday bikini, but don’t necessarily want to buy a new suit, just turn to Instagram for the latest trend: upside down bikinis.

While it might seem that Instagram mainly delves into beauty and hair trends, like the Butterbeer hair trend for Harry Potter fans or the tie-dye hair trend for all the modern hippies out there, the upside down bikini seems to be the summer trend everyone is jumping on.

At first glance, it’s not a bad idea. We are all about recycling and repurposing the objects we have to create less waste, and this is the perfect way to do it with your swimsuit. It completely reinvents the look of your bikini without having to spend a dime. Obviously, if you want to follow this trend, it will depend on the bikini you own, because some look really great and others are a bit more of a stretch. Either way, we appreciate the creativity.

The trend has caught on in Europe, and it appears to be trickling stateside. There’s even an Instagram account dedicated to sharing and posting pictures of people who are partaking in this bikini reversal. The social media account is appropriately named Upsidedownbikini_official.

Will you be trying the upside down bikini hack this summer?

It’s not a terrible idea.

However, as fabulous as it looks, we wouldn’t recommend participating in water sports, unless you don’t mind the possibility of losing your top.

And although it’s an easy trend to copy, not everyone is on board with this look for summer.

The skepticism is understandable.

It seems like this might be the kind of trend that will vary from person to person and swimsuit to swimsuit. But if you’re going to try it out, we wish you nothing but success.