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    Updated on Jul 1, 2020. Posted on Jul 25, 2019

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

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    1. A beautiful monstera swimsuit that won't leaf you broke.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "How? How can Cupshe make suits this cheap with this much quality? I think I actually look good in it. Never, and I mean EVER, have I said that about a bathing suit." —Stephanie Critchfield

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and one other patterns).

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

    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 neon ribbed swimsuit so you can be the brightest thing on the beach (except the sun, of course).

    Boux Avenue

    It also comes in more subdued colors like black and olive if you're not vibing with the rave-chic look.

    Get it from Boux Avenue for $20 (originally $43; available in sizes 6–14; also available in four other colors and sizes up to 20).

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

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    6. A tie-up swimsuit you do knot wanna miss out on.

    amazon.com

    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).

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

    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).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    9. A belted swimsuit that says "buckle up, we're going swimming!"

    @itzellovato / Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $11.16 (available in sizes 0X–3X and two colors).

    10. A black bathing suit with a scalloped top you won't have to shell out for.

    Amazon

    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).

    11. A strapped bikini you'll want to be tied to all summer.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this bathing suit! It's so cute and really flattering on. I was a bit hesitant when seeing the reviews on the bottoms being a bit big but when I tried them on they fit perfectly! They show a bit of cheeks but not too much. The fabric is good quality and not see-through (water tested as well lol) and the pattern is really prominent and lovely (not faded looking). Overall I'm super happy with my purchase and for sure recommend!" —Isabella Avila

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

    12. A rhinestone-covered option that looks like a million bucks, but doesn't cost nearly that.

    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $25 (available in sizes 2–12 and four colors).

    13. 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).

    14. A ladder neckline swimsuit so you can climb to new great fashion heights.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $9.96 (available in sizes S–L and two colors).

    15. A bathing suit with a ruched, plunging neckline already auditioning to be your go-to swimsuit this season.

    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $26 (available in sizes 12–24).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

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

    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).

    18. 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).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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).

    20. A floral bikini with a nice poppy of color.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth: the top for $9.97 (originally $49; available in sizes XS–1X) and the bottoms for $5.97 (originally $45; available in sizes XS–1X).

    21. 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).

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

    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).

    23. A two-tone swimsuit for people who love the style of Cruella de Vil, Two-Face, and all other stylish monochrome villains.

    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $18 (available in sizes 12–20).

    24. A super deep plunging swimsuit sure to turn some heads on the beach.

    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).

    25. 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!

    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).

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

    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).

    27. 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).

    28. A high-leg option with a delicate chain for people who need to accessorize all the time, even on the beach.

    Boohoo

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

    29. A popular number I've seen IRL a billion times and can confirm gets cuter every time I see it.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth: the top for $9.97 (originally $55; available in sizes XS–4X and seven patterns) and the bottoms for $14.97 (originally $49; available in sizes XS–4X).

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

    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).

    31. 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).

    32. A simple swimsuit with a summery phrase emblazoned on the front so everyone knows exactly what you're about. Yes bartender, both those piña coladas are for me. How did you know?

    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).

    33. A two-patterned swimsuit for indecisive people who can never decide on one design.

    ModCloth

    Get it from ModCloth for $14.97 (originally $79; available in sizes XS–3X and three patterns).

    34. A criss-cross bikini made to be worn poolside with all the tropical drinks you can think of.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "When it comes to ordering bathing suits off Amazon I was nervous due to previous orders. I tried this bathing suit on and I LOVED IT!!! I can't wait to wear it on my cruise in a few weeks. I'm considering getting this same suit just in a different color. Lets just say I would definitely order from them again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes M–3X and seven colors and patterns).

    35. A one-shoulder colorblock suit made of a ribbed fabric that's comfy and chic.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Gorgeous!!!! I looooove it!!! It looks just like in the pictures." —Catalina

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

    36. A ruffly bikini with way more going on than you do this summer because your only plans should be lying on the beach.

    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).

    37. 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).

    38. And a cool as heck one-piece with mesh paneling for an extra bit of ~mystique~.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The bathing suit is sexy! The mesh is life, the straps are adjustable, the spandex is strong, and the bust area is supported. Great construction, and I plan on buying more colors. Get it, ladies!" —chococat8444

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XXXL and in eight colors).

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

    Archie Comics / BuzzFeed

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