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    36 Swimsuits That Are Somehow, Against All Odds, Under $30

    Now you can save your money for the important things, like a blender to make tropical drinks.

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    1. A rainbow tie-die swimsuit for anyone who can't pick just one favorite color.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This was legitimately one of the most comfortable bikinis I have ever worn! This would not be ideal for tanning as it comes up pretty high on top but it would be great for water sport activities, snorkeling, jet skiing, etc. The bright pattern was surprisingly cute in the middle of summer!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and four tie-dye styles, plus 12 other patterns).

    2. A trendy polka dot bandeau bikini that deserves a spot in your wardrobe.

    reviewer wears tube top bikini in yellow with small black polka dots
    amazon.com

    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).

    3. A pom-pom bikini you'll be cheerleading for, especially when you see the price tag.

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    Promising review: "Obsessed with this swimsuit!!!! Have been eyeing similar swimsuits all the Instagram bloggers wear (by a brand I won’t name :)) but couldn’t justify spending that much on a swimsuit! This is an awesome dupe and the quality is great. I listened to the reviews that recommended sizing up one and I’m glad I did." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 4–16 and six colors and patterns).

    4. A swim dress with enough coverage so you don't even need to get a cover-up. Even more money saved!

    reviewer wears one piece with drawstring tie top, cut-out middle section, and skirt. it has lemons on it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This swimsuit fits so perfectly!!!! It covers just enough!!! It’s so cute and I also have been wearing it as a dress; no one even knows it’s a swimsuit. Great quality!" —KweenKandi

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XL–5XL and seven patterns).

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

    model wears high necked bikini covered in banana palm leaves
    Amazon

    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).

    6. 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 $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $23.79 (available in sizes S-XXL and in 10 colors).

    8. A fishnet bikini ready to catch you a ton of compliments.

    Promising review: "BADDIE ALERT! Fits perfectly! The bottoms fit perfectly, although, I wish the top was a bit tighter. I love it and so does my husband." —Jessenia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes L–3X and six colors).

    9. A tropical frill-fest with optional straps for anyone strapped for cash.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this swimsuit! The pattern is so fun and the swimsuit is extremely comfortable. I like that the straps are removable so you can have the extra support if you need it or take them off if you don’t. I love the flutter sleeves that cover my arms!" —Tiffany

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 10 patterns; also available in plus sizes L–2XL and two patterns).

    10. A one-shoulder piece with a cut-out and side ribbon so you can feel like a neatly wrapped present. After all, your attendance to any pool party is a gift.

    white swimsuit with side cut out by the stomach and a waist pink tie
    Boux Avenue

    Get it from Boux Avenue for $29 (available in sizes 8–16). 

    11. A simple one-piece with a mesh panel that's clearly going to be your budget-friendly pick.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this suit on a whim, after reading an article on social media, of how much this item was selling on Amazon. Honestly, I haven't found a comfortable, decent looking bathing suit in so many years, and after spending lots of money on expensive brands, I truly didn't expect much from a $25 suit, but, after spending an afternoon reading reviews, I was sold. Also, according to the size chart, I was too big for the available sizes, but thanks to the reviews of the lovely ladies here (thanks!) I figured out a size 16 Plus just might work. I have Prime but, the suit was sent via USPS and it was delayed by a day, which was very inconvenient, as I wanted to wear it to the beach, but, oh well. Anyway, when I finally got it and put it on...WOWZA! absolute perfection! Oh my goodness! The fabric is the right thickness, without discomfort. I bent over and it covers everything, and it looks so stylish! I was a bit concerned the mesh would make it look tacky, but it just looks very classy. DO NOT HESITATE! I will buy it in more colors, it is gorgeous. I can't vouch for longevity, or how it will be after wet, but the hundreds of positive reviews say it all." —alfie fernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 0/2–20 and 20 colors and patterns).

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

    model wears wrap one piece with large tie
    Amazon

    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 $29.99 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    13. A high-waisted bikini so great, you might be tempted to wear it even off the beach.

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    See BuzzFeed's full review of this swimsuit.

    Promising review: "I love this bikini! The material is great, the sizing is good, and the shipping was quick. It arrived a day sooner than it was supposed to. It fits very well — the top covers everything while still giving off slight cleavage but my breasts won't bounce out. I definitely recommend this!" —Hkellum

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S–4XL and 18 patterns).

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

    amazon.com, Amazon

    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 $13.88 (available in sizes 4–20 and four patterns).

    15. A reliable string bikini that's got you covered (in more ways than one).

    reviewers wears string bikini in yellow
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Hell yea! Finally a body-hugging bathing suit that is true to size and fits over my big butt! Suit is cheeky, but in a sexy way. It fits perfectly! Boyfriend loves this suit, and the baby pink color is adorable. The material is good and comparable with my Victoria's Secret bathing suits that cost me $80. Planning to buy this in another color! :-)" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 37 colors).

    16. A super deep plunging swimsuit sure to turn some heads.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this swimsuit! I got so many compliments when I wore it to the pool a few days ago! A friend of mine even made me order one for her! I felt sexy and pretty all day long. It fits as expected. It looked small when I received it, but it turns out it is really stretchy fabric and fit me perfectly." —dickenslover

    Get it from Amazon for $17.55+ (available in sizes S–XL and 13 colors and patterns).

    17. A wraparound wonder that comes in so many colors, you might get tied up for a while trying to decide. Save some time and buy one of each!

    model wears bikini with straps under the bra area that wrap around and tie in the back
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This swimsuit is awesome. It's flattering and sexy without feeling like it’s skimpy. I wear a size 8 dress and I have wider hips, and I almost went with a medium but I'm glad I chose a large. It fits perfectly. It's a thick material, with adjustable shoulder straps and a padded top. I may need more in different colors!" —Moira M.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.55+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 15 colors and prints).

    18. A pretty seashell swimmie that's giving off major The Birth of Venus vibes. And yes, you can feel like Venus popping out of her lil' shell when you put it on.

    one piece with seashell and brocade like illustrations
    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $24 (available in sizes 12–24).

    19. A simple, ruched swimsuit everyone will be ruching to admire.

    model wears swimsuit with floral design
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love the padded cups. Runs true to size when following the US size recommendation. The navy is actually a dark navy, which I love. This anchor swimsuit will be fun to wear on my upcoming Disney cruise." —Christy D

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes 4–16 and 25 patterns).

    20. A front-tie bikini that's about to put all those expensive swimsuits to shame.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this suit! Good coverage while still being cute. Was skeptical but def recommend!" —Scott D. Heller

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS–L).

    21. A no-nonsense swimsuit that, frankly, everyone needs in their summer wardrobe.

    reviewer wears orange scoopneck one piece
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great price, great fit, quality material, and true to size. I was a little concerned at first when I didn't see any form of support but it fits great. I feel like everything is in place and secure. It's a bit cheeky so if you're on the modest or conservative side you may need a cover up or shorts. I'm thinking about ordering it in another color." —Channie Price

    Get it from Amazon for $21.80+ (available in 11 colors, sizes S–2XL).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $21.99 (available in sizes 2–14 and 20 patterns).

    23. A simple swimsuit with a summery phrase emblazoned on the front so everyone knows exactly what you're about.

    black one piece that says island vibes
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this suit for my honeymoon in Hawaii. I love this suit to a T. I’ve received so many compliments. The high cut is my favorite. It fit a little cheeky on me, but i didn’t mind the cheeky-ness. Great quality. I will absolutely be buying more." —baclifton_

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–2X and nine different colors/sayings).

    24. A criss-cross bikini that'll definitely cross your mind a hundred times after seeing it. Might as well save time and buy it now!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Ok I was skeptical about purchasing this bathing suit but I'm so glad I did! I absolutely love the color it's a very pretty bright hot pink and I love the way how it feels. I like the fact that the straps are adjustable because I am not top heavy so I am able to adjust the straps a little more to fit my bust area. So go ahead and buy the bathing suit you will not be disappointed!" —Melly Mel

    Get it from Amazon for $30 (available in sizes M–3X and four colors).

    25. A ruffly bikini with all the beauty and charm of an ice cold pina colada.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It comes with removable shoulder straps for extra security, too.

    Promising review: "I love this swimsuit! It seems to be very good quality material; it’s very well lined!! What’s even better is that it’s cheaper for this set than all of those swimsuit separates you have to buy these days! The open sides with the cross-overs are a very cute, sassy touch! It looks, feels, and fits great!" —SaSh88

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XL–4XL and eight colors).

    26. A cute swimmie with a lace-lined plunging neckline — it's the perfect sexy doily look.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    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 $28.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors).

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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).

    28. A high-waisted bikini with a tie-front you do knot wanna miss out on.

    reviewer wears bikini in orange
    the back of the swimsuit

    Promising review: "THIS IS FOR ALL MY CURVY WOMEN!!!!!! My man was speechless when he saw me in it. So comfy. Will hold up the big girls. I haven’t worn a bikini in six years until this! Already ordered every other color." —RACHEL RUSSELL

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XL–4XL and 14 colors/styles).

    29. A ladder cut-out bikini so your summer style can climb to great new heights.

    reviewer wears the bikini in black
    reviewer wears the bikini in red

    Promising review: "I'm so happy with this purchase! It's so hard to find good quality bathing suits in bigger sizes, and this one is so cute and flattering. I was really nervous about the top because I'm a DDD cup. Most bathing suit tops even in plus sizes are too small for me. I'm happy to report that this top fit very well. It has pretty decent support and the straps are adjustable as well. I would love to order other colors now that I know it fits so well." —shabbychicsteph

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes M–3X and three colors).

    30. A shimmery thong bikini for anyone looking to wear a silk-like fabric everywhere they go, even in the pool.

    reviewer poses in spaghetti string swimsuit that looks like silk
    the swimsuit on a bed

    Promising review: "I got the baby pink satin one and I cannot believe the quality and stretch. I honestly feel like this would cost me over $100 at least at a bathing suit store. What a bargain. So pleasantly surprised!" —TABATHA77

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 51 styles/colors). 

    31. A strappy two-piece to be your summer love this year. Picturing you and this swimsuit taking long romantic walks on the beach. :')

    reviewer wearing the swimsuit in black
    reviewer wearing the swimsuit in yellow

    Promising review: "I was so skeptical but I'm glad I ordered. I was scared it wouldn’t fit or the material would be cheap and tear easily. I was wrong. The fit is perfect and the material is thick and stretchy. I received so many compliments. Shipment was quick also! Definitely a good buy. I’m actually looking to buy more colors." —Sancia Ellis

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in seven styles, and sizes XL–4XL).

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

    high waisted bikini with black and white design
    reviewer wears the suit

    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).

    33. A bikini set that's already doing a lot with its ruffly, V-neck top but then finishes strong with cool patterned bottoms. Have you seen that flamingo pattern???

    reviewer wearing the blue bikini top and floral bottom
    reviewer wearing black top and floral bottoms

    Promising review: "I bought this suit and absolutely love it! The top is so cute that I've worn it by itself and received tons of compliments. It fits great and provides a lot of support, which is nice. The material is thick as well and I felt very comfortable in it. The bottoms are adorable and high-waisted and fit great. It runs true-to-size and the colors are vibrant. Overall, love this suit!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 21 colors).

    34. A rash guard tankini set with gloriously long sleeves because look, it's all fun in the sun until someone gets hurt (sunburnt reeealll bad). 

    Promising review: "Loved this suit! I went to Mexico on vacation and was concerned with getting too much sun. The top was perfect and I was expecting to hate the bottoms but they fit and looked great for my frame! Not only was this functional but super cute and I received a lot of compliments. I also did not get sunburned laying on the beach all day." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 4–14 and in six colors).

    35. A ribbed one-piece sure to make all the other beachgoers green with envy.

    scoop green swimsuit
    Target

    Get it from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    36. A scalloped edge one-strap bikini that's so pretty, you'll swear off cover-ups forever. 

    A model wearing the two-piece in black
    The two-piece laid out on a fuzzy rug next to sunglasses and a hat
    Amazon

    Promising review: "First of all, I never write reviews but this suit is beyond amazing, so I felt like I needed to share! I hate swimsuits, hate shopping for them, and especially hate putting them on. This is by far the most comfortable and adorable suit I have ever put on. I am in love! I sized up and it fits perfectly! I am a mom of three little ones, so I am constantly running around in a suit, and this stays put and as I mentioned before, it is so comfortable. I want it in all the colors now!!!" —Michael A. Byrd

    Get it from Amazon for $19.66+ (available in sizes S–XL and in eight colors).

    Me having a pool party with all the money I saved:

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