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    27 Beautiful Swimsuits That Only Look Expensive

    Cute swimsuits, all under $50.

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

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

    Promising review: "Love! I bought two colors. I would buy 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 $25.99 (available in sizes 2–14 and 20 patterns).

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

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    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 $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL; also available in three other styles).

    3. A mismatched bikini with a ruffly top that will look so dramatic when the wind blows.

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    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 $24.99+ (available in S–XXL and two colors).

    4. A trendy bandeau bikini you'll definitely want to be spotted in.

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    Promising review: "Love! Swimsuit is great quality, especially for the price. It's evenly sewn!!!" —Brittney

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–L and seven colors).

    5. A flounce swimsuit that shows off your shoulders.

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    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 $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 37 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 $45 (available in sizes 8–24).

    7. An athletic scoop bikini better than a scoop of ice cream on a hot day (and not even that much more expensive).

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    Promising review: "Like, WOW. I bought this on a whim because I really love this bathing suit style, but I’ve always been way too scared to actually buy one. I’m a size 12, I have a ton of stretch marks, and honestly I am very body conscious — this will make you look bomb, whatever your body type is. I ordered a size XL, and it fit great." —Christino

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in 10 colors).

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

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

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

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    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 $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 12 colors).

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

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    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).

    11. A mesh one-piece for anyone who wants to honor their goth side without overheating.

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    Promising review: "Let me start by saying this suit makes me feel so sexy and cute and I have pretty much never gotten that from a swimsuit so that’s a huge deal. I always wear a bralette with my swimsuit (hence the extra straps you’re seeing) so the boobs don’t bother me but I would agree it runs just a tad bit big in the boob area. I would agree with a prior review that this swimsuit is easily Torrid quality. Probably better, to be honest. If you’re on the fence, buy it. You will be so happy you did." —Calie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes M–XXXL).

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

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    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).

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

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and five other styles).

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

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    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 $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and four colors).

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

    Boohoo

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

    16. A geometric wonder you'll love the shape of.

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    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 $17.99+ (available in sizes S–XL).

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

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    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).

    18. A ruffled tankini that'll be the best part of your vacation. (JK, but the pictures will be stunning!)

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    Promising review: "I have been searching and trying on bathing suits forever. I found this swimsuit and OMG! I am in love. At first just seeing the photos online, I knew I loved the design and cut. But of course I worry about the fit. This suit sat on my wishlist for months while I kept debating myself. I’m glad my husband finally just decided to go ahead and order it for me. The top fit perfect. I love that the straps can be worn multiple ways. The color stands out and is so bright and beautiful. All around, I adore this. If you’re a little bit curvy and have a hard time finding suits like me then give this a try. Thank you Amazon, I love it!" —The Yoneda Family!

    Get it from Amazon for $16.88+ (available in six styles).

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

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

    Yandy

    Get it from Yandy for $59.95 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    21. A tasseled bikini that won't leave you hanging.

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    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).

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

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    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 $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 styles).

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

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    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 $17.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 18 patterns).

    24. A halter bikini sure to make everyone green with envy. Luckily, they can all afford to pick up their own!

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical when it came to ordering a swimsuit online, but I saw such good reviews and customer images. It fits perfectly! The bottoms and the top! I ordered the floral print and it is so beautiful, I can’t wait to wear it. I love how the top has cups in it for additional support and the neckline is beautiful." —Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 25 styles).

    25. A backless one-piece with a keyhole front ready to make everyone break the most important pool rule and run right over to compliment you.

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    It has over 1,000 positive review!

    Promising review: "I thought that I’d give this one a chance based on other reviews. I was blown away by how beautiful this made me feel. I may buy more in other colors!" —Marisa H

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 23 patterns).

    26. A striped one-piece that looks almost as sunny as the weather on your ideal vacation.

    American Eagle

    Get it from American Eagle for $35 (available in sizes XXS–XXL long).

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

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    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 2–16 and five styles).

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