Three cheers for wearing whatever the heck you want.
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Summer is here, and that means it’s finally time to whip out all the warm-weather pieces you’ve been dying to wear, like flowy sundresses, cute and comfy walking sandals, and, most importantly, a go-to swimsuit. There are so many bathing suit styles on the market, it can be a bit overwhelming to pick just one. You’ll find one-pieces with plunging necklines and halter tops, high necklines or racerback straps, retro cut-outs, and even fun details like ruffles and peplum hems. If you’re a fan of two-piece swimsuits or bikinis, you can mix and match different tops and bottoms, like a high-waisted bikini bottom with a bandeau-style top or a high-rise boy short bottom with a cap-sleeve top.
To help you sift through all the options and find the bathing suit for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best swimsuits for every preference. You’ll find styles with various cuts, brands, and price points.
But if there’s one thing to keep in mind, it’s that you can wear any style of swimsuit you want. It’s 2019, and gone are the days of sticking to conventionally “flattering” swimsuits that are meant to slim, pull-in, or hide certain areas of your body. Instead, swimwear is evolving to be more about embracing what makes your body unique and emphasizing what makes you feel comfortable and confident. So, no matter your body type, go forth and rock any one of these styles.
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Becca Socialite Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit
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With a gorgeous plunging neckline and cute ruffled details with hanging tassel, this sleek and flirty black one-piece will easily become a staple in your swimsuit drawer for years to come.
Tommy Bahama Reversible Halter Tankini
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This Tommy Bahama tankini top ($71, nordstrom.com) gives us major nautical vibes and, because it’s reversible, you can choose to rock an ocean-blue shade or cute horizontal stripes. It even has a lined bra top with soft cups and a tie-neck halter top, so it’ll give you all the support and coverage you want. The matching bikini bottoms ($68, nordstrom.com) are also reversible, so you can mix and match the stripes and solids or keep them cohesive.
Sweaty Betty Retro Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit
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This bold one-piece from beloved athleisure brand Sweaty Betty features a strappy racerback and a trendy cut-out at the waist. The vintage-inspired swimsuit is made with chlorine-resistant fabric—so it won’t fade—and comes in a bright coral hue that’s perfect for summer.
Old Navy Peplum Hem Swim Bottoms and Scoop-Neck Top
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These are not your grandma’s skirted swimsuit bottoms. Old Navy is bringing back the classic peplum hem look with a modern touch that’s less about coverage and more about style. These high-rise, skirted bottoms have a stretchy, elastic waistband and come in lavender, black, or polka dot. They even feature UPF 40 fabric for built-in sun protection. Pair the adorable lavender option with the matching purple scoop-neck swim top ($25; oldnavy.com). Made with a comfortable, quick-dry material, the top has thick shoulder straps for added bust support, removable padding, and UPF.
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Eloquii Wrap Waist One-Piece Swimsuit
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This sexy swimsuit looks like a two-piece, but it’s actually a strappy one-piece with dramatic cut-out panels around the waist. Along with a built-in underwire bra and soft cups made with sling construction, it has a V-neckline that shows some skin while still being supportive across the bust. Plus, all the straps and ties are adjustable, so you can customize the fit.
Tempt Me Women’s High-Neck Mesh Ruched Monokini
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This V-neck monokini is a number one bestseller in Amazon’s women swimsuits category and features more than 1,500 perfect five-star reviews—so you can trust that it’ll fit great and look great in person. The one-piece features a high-neck cut paired with a plunging, mesh-covered neckline. Even better? With its built-in padded bra and supportive neck hook closure, the bathing suit will actually stay put when you’re moving around. Available in 16 gorgeous shades, it also has a belted detail just above the waist and ruched fabric on the torso.
Sweaty Betty Offshore Bikini Set
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If you’re a fan of sporty swimsuits for summer, look no further than this two-piece from Sweaty Betty. The full-coverage, supportive bikini top features thick shoulder straps, a racerback cut, and bold coral accents that really pop. The matching Offshore bikini bottom ($70, sweatybetty.com) is fully-lined with a low-rise fit and include an adjustable drawstring cord. What’s more, the bottoms are reversible, so you can opt for black bottoms with a coral-colored waistband, or switch them to the solid coral color to brighten up your look even more. (Here are more stylish swimsuits you can actually swim laps, surf, and paddleboard in.)
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Hilor One-Shoulder Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit
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One-shoulder cuts offer an eye-catching, asymmetrical look, as seen in this top-rated option from Hilor. Available in multiple colors, the fully-lined one-piece has removable padding, ruched material throughout the torso, and an adorable ruffle detail.
Tempt Me Off-Shoulder Ruffled Top with Print Cut-Out Bottoms
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As the number one best-selling bikini on Amazon, it’s easy to see why so many customers love this two-piece swimsuit. The stretchy, off-the-shoulder crop top has a flowy look, ruffled details, and optional shoulder straps. Pair it with the included high-waisted bikini bottoms (which also have side cut-outs) for a super trendy beach look. You can even choose between 20 pattern and color options.
Lululemon Coastal Call Top and Tied to Tide Bottom
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This strapless bandeau bikini top from Lululemon is all about choices. It’s reversible, so you can choose between a pretty solid pink color or a tropical printed pattern, and it comes with two detachable straps in both the solid and printed version—so you can wear it strapless or as a halter. Don’t forget about the matching swim bottoms ($68; lululemon.com), which are also reversible and have a high-waisted, stretchy fit along with built-in UV protection.
Lululemon Will the Wave Long Sleeve One-Piece Rashguard
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Looking for a long-sleeve swimsuit for water sports or extra coverage from the sun this summer? Go with this sporty, functional one-piece from Lululemon. Made with a quick-drying fabric featuring four-way stretch, it includes built-in UPF and is durable enough to withstand years of salt water and chlorine exposure. What’s more, the back zipper has an extra-long tassel that makes it easy to zip up the back yourself.
Eloquii Knot Front One-Piece Swimsuit
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With a black and white striped pattern and an eye-catching knot detail in the front, this Eloquii one-piece is trendy yet classic. The fully-lined suit includes shoulder straps, built-in bra cups, and the top is held in place by a tie in the back.
Summersalt Sunbather Bikini Top and Diagonal Bottom
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Made with eco-friendly material, this colorful top has a built-in bra, adjustable racerback straps, and a UPF of 50. What’s more, it pairs perfectly with the matching color-blocked swim bottoms ($45; summersalt.com), which are high-rise, have high leg openings, and—yep!—built-in sun protection.
Robin Piccone Casey Colorblock Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit
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The color-blocking panels in this sleek strapless swimsuit feel perfectly retro. The partially-lined one-piece has a bandeau neckline with an optional, detachable halter strap, a shelf bra with removable cups, and a breathable mesh waist panel to keep you cool and comfortable.
Old Navy Wrap-Back Cap-Sleeve Top and Boy Short Bottoms
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If you want to feel like the trendiest person on the beach this summer, opt for this chic wrap-tie swimsuit top. It features a strappy open back, cap sleeves, a boat-neck cut, and a wrap style that you can tie in different ways. Pair the top with Old Navy’s high-rise boy-short swim bottoms ($13, oldnavy.com). They’re available in three fun colors, so you can mix and match to make it your own.
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Sovoyontee High-Waisted Bikini
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This highly-rated two-piece set on Amazon comes with a flowy, off-the-shoulder top and optional shoulder straps along with a matching high-rise bikini bottom. The suit is made with soft, breathable, and stretchy material that reviewers say is super comfortable. Not into palm print? The set also comes in plenty of other patterns and colors.
Lululemon Beach Break Paddlesuit
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This high-neck, performance-ready paddle suit from Lululemon gives you all the coverage you need for water sports or ocean activities (like snorkeling or surfing). Made with four-way stretch fabric with built-in sun protection, it features a hidden zip pocket on the side to store any essentials and perforated panels throughout for better airflow.
Lenny Niemeyer Ruched Halter Swimsuit
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This halter-top one-piece has a low-cut neckline, ruched material throughout the suit, and a tie-neck halter that leaves the back open. It comes in three solid colors that keep your look classic.
Pez D’Or Montego Bay One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit
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This one-piece option from Pez D’Or is both fashionable and functional—and it’s one of the best maternity swimsuits you’ll find. Made with stretchy, fully-lined material, it features a cute black-and-white pattern, a built-in bra with padded cups, and a stable halter top that’ll keep you (and your baby bump) supported and comfortable at all times.
Summersalt Capri One-Piece
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The combination of a dramatic, plunging neckline and elegant colors will definitely make a statement at the beach or pool. Designed with an open back and removable gold belt, it comes in two colorways and has built-in sun protection.