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    35 Beautiful Swimsuits That Only Look Expensive

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    1. A cut-out monokini that will have everyone else ~green~ with envy.

    Promising review: "Really cute suit! Reminiscent of the classic '40s style. I loved the color and style, which are both very true to form, it's flattering and sexy but not over the top." —Marie Vogler

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    2. A backless retro one-piece to turn you into the pin-up model you know you are.,

    Promising review: "Love! I bought two colors. I would by them all but I would like to stay married. 😬 I would recommend fitting your bottom as the top seems adjustable for the most part. Fabric is nice enough. Fully lined. Very happy!" —Alicia

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes 2–14 and 20 patterns).

    3. A black monokini with a scalloped top you won't have to shell out for.

    Promising review: "It was a cheap suit, but it doesn't feel cheap at all! It doesn't have underwire but it has padding and it makes my breasts look good! I have had a child and am always looking for cute high-waisted two-pieces or cute one pieces that are still fun and attractive. This suit really impressed me and I have purchased many failed suits online." —Sarah Ross

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL; also available in three other styles).

    4. A high-waisted bikini you'll want to go chasing waterfalls in.,

    See BuzzFeed's full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in sizes S–4XL and 18 patterns).

    5. A blocky monokini with a strappy front that can be tied into a choker.

    Get it from Pretty Little Thing for $37.50 (available in sizes 2–10 and two colors).

    6. A high-waisted contrasted bikini for looking like the hottest thing at the beach (except for the sun, of course).

    Get it from Boohoo for $23 (available in plus sizes 12–20).

    7. A cut-out halter so cute you'll want to hit the beach before it's even warm out.,

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors).

    8. A tropical bikini that does the mixing and matching for you.

    Promising review: "Cute swimsuit! The bottoms are cheeky (your butt cheeks are out) and the top held up well in the water with some rough waves (I did not give everyone a free show on the beach). I was also pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fabric for the price; it was just as good as anything in Athleta." —Debl7

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 2–10 and 10 patterns).

    9. A cute piece with a lace-lined plunging neckline — you'll look like a sexy doily.,

    Promising review: "This is the CUTEST suit I’ve ever owned. True to size. The material is thicker and much better than I expected. Love it!!" —Kristy Rempher

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors).

    10. A luxurious velvet bikini you'll really take a shine to.

    Get the top for $17.90 and the bottom for $14.90 (available in sizes S–XL and two colors) from Forever 21.

    11. A miss-matched bikini with a ruffly top that will look so dramatic when the wind blows.,

    Promising review: "Omg y'all! I am so much in love with this suit and I'm ordering more! I am a chunky monkey and love my curves and I ordered a 2XL just to be sure! It fit perfectly everywhere! The bottoms weren't too tight, just right. The top of course is my favorite and the straps unhook in the back, which is great because I don't care for tan lines! This is one of very few two-pieces I wear and let me tell ya it's beyond perfect and I get so many compliments! Great buy, do it!!" —Nina

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in S–XXL and two colors).

    12. An adorable bikini to pair with a beach chair and coconut cocktail.

    Get the top for $8.95 and the bottom for $17.90 (available in sizes 0X–3XL and two colors) from Forever 21.

    13. A geometric wonder you'll love the shape of.,

    Promising Review: "This bathing suit is actually comfortable to wear. It looks just like the image. I can honestly say this suit makes me feel more confident than traditional swimsuits. The material is good, and feels like it will last." —W.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S–XL).

    14. A cut-out monokini with double bows that people will ~bow~ down to.

    Get it from Boohoo for $21 (available in sizes 6–12).

    15. A pair of swim trucks to make even a trip to the town pool feel like a tropical getaway.

    Get it from Target for $17.99 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    16. A strappy bikini you can really see yourself getting tied up in.

    Get it from Boohoo for $15 (available in tall sizes 4–12).

    17. A ruffled swimsuit that shows of your shoulders — so use lots of sunscreen!,

    Promising review: "Probably my favorite suit ever!! Super cute, comfortable, and very flattering!!! I also love that it looks cute even if you take your arms out of the sleeves so you don't have to worry about the awkward tan lines. I wish there were more colors, I'd buy every one!" —Chelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes S–XL and two colors).

    18. A colorful swimsuit with a mesh neckline that deserves to be in a museum because it's a work of art.

    Promising review: "Awesome suit, especially for the price. Fit and quality are great. Would definitely recommend and would buy again. Price is great for trends: If you only wear it for one season you won't feel bad." —JenLA

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in sizes S or XL).

    19. A crochet monokini you'll feel ~crafty~ wearing when people assume you paid way more for your suit.,

    Promising review: "I am a MtF trans-girl. I'm very flat chested, pretty muscular. The swimsuit fits ALMOST perfectly, my torso is slightly too tall. In order to make sure it pulls up as desired, I have the straps form an X along my back. The straps are adjustable, but this works better. I like the product enough I'll probably buy two, so I have a backup. For people who are pre-op, it can contain everything very nicely. I'm fully comfortable with this. But I specifically bought this because it fit my personal tastes, and I know I can still wear it with swim trucks without ruining the look." —Remrie Arrie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes 2–16 and 15 colors).

    20. A monokini with a cherry pattern so sweet you'll want to buy more than one.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes S–L).

    21. A vintage-style chevron one-piece with a bustier, because of corset would look good on you!,

    Promising review: "This is the cutest swimsuit. I was pleasantly surprised at how great it fit. The design is very flattering with the black piping giving the illusion of a smaller waist and the bustier top is just saucy." —Brandyne M. Bowman

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and four styles).

    22. A flamingo-covered swimsuit to get a ~leg up~ on the competition for the swimsuit contest you're suddenly prepared to enter.

    Get it from Boohoo for $29 (available in plus sizes 14–20).

    23. A simple piece with a laced-up neckline that doubles as a bodysuit you can wear with a skirt or pants.,

    Promising review: "I love this swimsuit SO MUCH! I get sooooooo many compliments on it every time I wear it. I usually wear a large but I ordered an XL and it fits perfectly." —Kayloz

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 12 colors).

    24. A cut-out tie swimsuit sure to make even the seagulls blush.

    Get it from Boohoo for $26 (available in sizes 4–12).

    25. A high-waisted, retro number that will help you achieve that "woman tattooed on a sailor's arm" look.,

    Promising review: "I was really skeptical about this suit. I've tried on high-waisted suits before and they never seemed to look right, but this suit is beautiful and really well-made. It fits perfectly." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in sizes 4–18 and 19 patterns).

    26. A pinstriped one-piece for fans of the Yankees, Beetlejuice, and other striped fashion icons.

    Get it from Asos for $35 (available in sizes 12–22).

    27. A monokini with laced-up sides worth the weird tan lines.

    Get it from Pretty Little Thing for $28 (available in sizes 0–12 and four colors).

    28. A gorgeous two-piece with hanging tassels you'll have so much fun spinning in.,

    Promising review: "Fast shipping, quality material, and matched the size chart. If you're stuck between two sizes, I'd say go with the larger. Fringe is shorter than the photo, but still covers the gap. Absolutely worth the money, as plus size two-piece suits can be kind of pricey. Definitely recommend." —dayna

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes L–6XL and 19 patterns).

    29. A one-piece with a criss-cross plunge neckline worth planning a vacation around.

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    See BuzzFeed's full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and six patterns).

    30. A long-sleeved swimsuit for my fellow sun-fearing folk that know to keep their shoulders covered.,

    Promising review: "Can I say how much I am in LOVE with swimsuit! It fits perfectly, allows you to choose the level of appeal you want with the zipper, and the print is AMAZING. I feel like going to the pool right now just so someone can see me in it!" —Mrs. M

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes 4–20 and four patterns).

    31. A pair of seersucker shorts to get you excited for summer.

    Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    32. A fruit salad swimsuit that people might consider "yummy yummy."

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.90 (available in sizes S–L).

    33. A swimsuit to wear when you solemnly swear you're up to no good.

    Get it from Hot Topic for $39.92 (available in sizes XS–2XL).

    34. A fun, textured high-waited bikini that will be as fun to pet as it is to wear.

    Get the top for $20 (available in sizes XS–XXL) and the bottom for $20 (available in sizes XS–XXL) from Aerie.

    35. And an ombre swimsuit with pearly straps for anyone who wishes they were a mermaid.

    Promising review: "I am shocked at how much I love this. I bought it for fun for a cruise I am about to go on. Usually, these types of cups in a bathing suit are way too big on me and look ridiculous (I am smaller chested) but this fit so well. I also LOVE how the back has an adjustable strap so you can wear it strapless without feeling like it will fall off. I have never seen that before. The high-waisted bottoms are super flattering too. Can't wait to wear it next week!" —danak13

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes M–2XL and five colors).

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