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    31 Beautiful Swimsuits That Only Look Expensive

    Cute swimmies all under $50!

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    1. A retro monokini to turn you into the pin-up model you know you are.,

    See BuzzFeed's write-up on this high-waisted one-piece.

    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).

    2. 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).

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

    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).

    4. A wine-colored swimsuit for making a grape impression.


    Get it from Walmart for $19.96 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    5. A flounce swimsuit that shows off your shoulders., Amazon

    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).

    6. A black sarong-front swimsuit for a classic look you'll never get sick of.

    Swimsuits for All

    Get it from Swimsuits for All for $36 (available in sizes 8–24).

    7. A one-shoulder colorblock swimmy that's seriously just a stunning work of art!


    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors).

    8. 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).

    9. A bright swimsuit for a sunny new look.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29.90 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    10. A high-waisted, retro number you can count on to actually stay on your body while swimming.


    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).

    11. A faux wrap one-piece to wear to your next luxurious yacht party (can I come?).


    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and five other styles).

    12. A gorgeous two-piece with hanging tassels you'll have so much fun spinning (and swimming) 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).

    13. 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).

    14. A tied one-piece in a lovely maroon color that will really pop against all those palm trees you'll be lounging by.


    Promising review: "This suit is really beautiful and has really nice, thick material. First time buyer here and will buy again! As others said, it IS pretty cheeky — I will probably wear a sarong with it, but overall very nice for the price!" —Nancy L Barett

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    15. A cut-out bathing suit chic enough for pretty much any type of beachgoer.,

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE this swimmy!!!! It is SO flattering!!!! Proud of this purchase." —Kacie Ann Tuerck

    Get it from Amazon for $25.55+ (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors).

    16. A deep-V swimsuit for such strong tropical vibes, don't be surprised if a toucan lands on your shoulder., Amazon

    Promising review: "Beautiful! I love it! It is super elegant, and the deep V adds just the right amount of sexiness." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and four colors).

    17. A butterfly-covered bikini that will set your heart aflutter.

    Forever 21

    Get the top for $17.90 and the bottoms for $15.90 from Forever 21 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    18. 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 bustier top is just saucy." —Brandyne M. Bowman

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

    19. A colorful one-piece you should zip over to Amazon and grab immediately.

    Promising review: "For a $20 swimsuit I loved it. Took out the padding because let’s be honest, swimsuit padding is always shitty. Some of the stitching around the zipper I will need to fix because it’s coming undone. I was pleased with the overall quality though for the price. It’s a fairly thick material. Had five friends ask where I got it! :)" —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

    20. A tropical beaut sure to ~leaf~ everyone speechless.


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

    21. 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).

    22. A white one-piece with a bold racerback you'll be racing to go buy.

    American Eagle

    Get it from American Eagle for $30 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    23. A skimpy bathing suit that's a one-piece with a two-piece spirit.,

    Reviewers say to size up.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors).

    24. A flowery swimsuit with a sweetheart neckline you'll love so much, you'll want to send it a valentine.


    Get it from Yandy for $47.96 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    25. A tasseled bikini that won't leave you hanging.,

    Reviewers say this suit runs a little small.

    Promising review: "This is much better quality than I had thought it would be. I had almost purchased the designer suit to ensure a good fit but I’m glad I opted to try this one first!" —Elyse Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes 4–14 and four colors).

    26. A red-lined swimsuit for looking hotter than anything else on the beach, even the sun.


    Get it from Walmart for $36.43 (available in sizes S–L).

    27. A patterned one-piece that just might be the key to your most fashionable beach trip yet.


    Promising review: "A very fashionable one piece bathing suit! I love the print. Fits very comfortable and has a good stretch. Does not cover the entire butt area. Love the print so much I would probably also wear it as a top under pants! :)" —Patty's Kloset

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 styles).

    28. A zipper-backed number that's one-piece in the front and two-piece in the back.


    Promising review: "The perfect bathing suit. My main problem finding a good suit is that my girls always end up spilling out of the sides but this suit holds them SO nicely! I finally feel confident in a bathing suit!!" —JennyD

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors).

    29. A patterned one-piece for beach days when you're feeling cheeky.


    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this suit but it fit amazing! If you’re looking for a cheeky one-piece, this suit is for you! I wore it in Hawaii and got a lot of compliments on it!" —Kyli

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 18 patterns).

    30. A skirted bikini that could easily also be worn to the club, tbh.

    Ashley Stewart

    Get it from Ashley Stewart for $23.70 (available in one size).

    31. And a monochrome swim dress for people who like to wear dresses everywhere, even the pool.,

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 2–16 and five styles).

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