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    41 Unique Bathing Suits That'll Make You The Coolest Person At The Pool

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    1. A high-waisted and tasseled two-piece bathing suit that'll have you bringing the party to the beach (or pool).,

    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! It does run a little small to me. The top waist part is a little tight but not uncomfortable at all. Would definitely recommend!" —Elyse Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and in 16 colors).

    2. A backless retro-inspired suit so incredible people on Amazon just don't shut up about it — and apparently, neither do we.,

    Check out our write-up about just why this might be the best bathing suit on the internet.

    Promising review: "First I want to say that I RARELY write reviews but I am doing so in the hopes that others with my body type (short, plus-sized, AND top-heavy) will find this useful. This particular swimsuit is very well made! The colors are as vibrant as the picture, the material is thick like a typical swimsuit, and the breast area's lining feels as though it is doubled up. I have a size 38 HH (UK)/38 N (US) bra. Now, with that being said, a natural HH/N cup is NOT typical, so I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of coverage that I got. The bottom is full coverage if you don't have much 'under cheek' as I like to call it. I will probably be ordering from them again! 😉" —VA_Gurl

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in 16 varieties).

    3. A crochet-lace swimsuit with straps you remove or adjust to be a halter or sit traditionally on your shoulders., Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE this swimsuit. Great coverage on the behind area and nice support for the girls. I received many compliments — even by bikini wearers. I wore this to the beaches of Hawaii and it stayed on perfectly with the strong waves and snorkeling underwater. Great buy and a great price." —C. Welty

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 2–16 and in 11 colors).

    4. A two-piece, high-waisted, high-cut swimsuit to have you looking like Kim K on the shores of Turks and Caicos.,

    Promising review: "This suit is so cute. I ordered a large based on the reviews and it fits perfectly. The bottoms hit me in all the right places and the whole suit is so comfy. It’s thick and feels more expensive than it really is. The top is small for me, which I expected — the girls are a little squished, but I’m going to rock it." —Grace Troutman

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 20 colors).

    5. A super cute tie back, ruffle strap one-piece swimsuit because y'all we might actually be able to leave the house this summer and I'm just gonna have to treat myself to a new bathing suit to celebrate.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this swimsuit! It’s not too 'momish.' It’s double lined and the straps and cups help secure everything up top. I would not choose this suit if you are going to be super active and running around but again, it’s comfortable and does the job very well. It’s also true-to-size." —Mike Maguire

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 20 styles).

    6. A floral one-piece with a faux wrap-front, side-tie closure, and padded bust, so you can manifest that tropical vacay you and your friends have been talking about taking for years.


    Promising review: "I actually feel giddy about how flattering this looks. I even marched downstairs and posed for my husband, who gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up. I swim laps three times a week and am super excited to wear my new suit! :)" —Jennifer F.

    Get it from ModCloth for $79 (available in sizes S–3X).

    7. A scoop neck cut-out one piece for anyone who isn't totally convinced that bikinis should be a thing!,

    Promising review: "PSA!!!!! This bathing suit is AMAZING!!!! I absolutely love it. This bathing suit fits perfectly and comes up far enough on my stomach so I didn't have to wear a cover-up." —brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 styles).

    8. A ruched bandeau top and high-waisted bottom bikini that'll have you comfy and totally stylish while you hang out poolside.


    Promising review: "Talk about the best bathing suit ever!! I normally don't purchase bathing suits online but this one is perfect. I followed the sizing guidelines and it fits so true to size!! I love the adjustable straps as well. I'm too heavy and nervous about a top not holding me up well, but this is one of the very few that has done the job. I will definitely be buying another one." —Erica Faircloth

    Get it from Amazon for $25.36+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 18 prints/colors).

    9. A sustainbly made lobster-print one piece fit for any kind of poolside or beachside ~shellibration~.

    pink swimsuit with red lobster illustrations / Via @batoko

    Batoko is a UK-based swimwear brand that makes its suits out of recycled plastic waste. So while you might *literally* be wearing rubbish, you'll actually be rocking an adorable design that you can feel good in and about. You can read more about Batoko in our roundup of cool fashion brands that should be on your radar.

    Get it from Batoko for $81.39 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    10. An investment-worthy voluminous Maygel Coronel one-piece to give you a little poolside elegance without too much fuss.

    Model wearing brown one piece
    Maygel Coronel

    Maygel Coronel is a Colombian-based swimsuit line that creates unique and attention-worthy suits you'll never regret purchasing. I've been fortunate enough to buy a few of their suits and without fail any time I wear them someone asks me about them or compliments me on them. They are amazing!

    Get it from Maygel Coronel for $360 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    11. A high-waisted swimsuit with a ruffle top destined to steal the show next time you head to the beach.


    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this swimsuit! It makes me feel super confident and sexy, plus it has very good tummy control which is absolutely necessary! I am a very curvy girl and carry my weight well, and a lot of reviews don’t have my body type, hence why I wrote this! This suit is amazing, the quality is amazing, I wish I could give it 10 stars." —Aaron H.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in nine styles).

    12. A ruffled detailed faux wrap one-piece that's ~believe it or not~ actually more comfortable than it is cute — and it's really freakin' cute.,

    Promising review: "I am very curvy and have a hard time finding swimsuits that fit me well. This swimsuit was incredibly comfy and super cute. I'm also obsessed with the mustard yellow color. I would highly recommend." —Melissa Younger

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors).

    13. A high-waisted, ruffled strap two-piece almost* too adorable for words — *almost, because people will still find the words to constantly compliment how great you look.

    A customer review photo of them in the two-piece

    Promising review: "This suit is super cute. Loved the print and colors. Fits perfect. I am a curvy girl and it fits my body style perfectly. I love how high the bottoms come up. It's high-waisted. It also gives a little check in the back and the top gives you coverage while showing some cleavage." —Amber Winter

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in sizes 4–14 and in 14 varieties). 

    14. A super cute cutout bathing suit that'll have everyone asking, "Where did you get that?",

    Promising review: "OK I am in love. It is so flattering and covers the little bit of butt I have left after having a child 😂 I love that you can tie the top part because you’re able to adjust it how you like and give it a different style depending on how you choose to tie it. I’m about 120, 5’4 and the 4/6 fits like a glove 😍 the material is very soft and silky and comfy." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in sizes 4–18 and in 22 colors and styles).

    15. A coordinated ruffled hem top and floral print high-waisted bottom bikini I am almost certain was designed for the sole purpose of fun in the sun.,

    Promising review: "I'M SO IN LOVE! I debated for weeeeks if I should get this or not and I’m soo glad I did! The bottoms fit like a dream! They are a little cheeky which I love and are super soft and light but not at all see-through! The top fits pretty good too, the cups are slightly large on me but definitely still wearable. I also took out the pads that came in the top just because I wasn’t a fan of how they made it look but overall I’m obsessed with this suit!" —abby

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in eight colors).

    16. A retro-inspired high-waisted ruched bikini that has a tie front tank top that doubles as a super cute crop top.


    Promising review: "LOVE THIS!! I’ve never liked wearing two-piece suits because I don’t have a toned mid-section. This suit is so fun! The top and bottom leave a small amount of midriff exposed. The top is super secure so you don’t have to worry about it popping off when you dive in the water. It’s cute enough to wear with a skirt too when you want to take a break at a beachfront restaurant." —Erica

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in sizes 4–12 and six styles).

    17. An uber comfy low-back one-piece available in so many great colors and prints you won't know which one to pick two.

    Promising review: "Comfortable, fits true-to-size, cute, and great for most body types, well-made, appears exactly as shown, 10/10 absolutely recommend. If you want to look like an extra on Miami Vice or Baywatch, buy this suit." —ゴロゴロゴロちゃん

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available sizes S–XL and in 26 styles)

    18. A stunning Del Mar one-piece designed with a high-waist bottom and a two-strapped top that allows you to style it in a bunch of ways. It also has an open back, a thick tie at the neck, and a mesh detail panel.

    A model wearing the Alayna Maillot one piece in Glow

    DelMar makes handmade and ethically sourced swimwear in Colombia.

    Get it from Del Mar for $185 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    19. A long sleeve rash guard top and high waist bottom set so you can have fun in the sun without the sunburn.

    A customer review photo of them in the suit while in the ocean

    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 $34.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and in six styles).

    20. A leopard-print one piece with wrap detailing and a V-neck that'll have you looking and feeling like the cat's meow.


    Promising review: "TRULY LOVE THIS SWIMSUIT. I saw that everyone of all sizes were posting reviews, and I’m plus-sized so I had to truly see if it worked for plus-sized bodies. It does! I’m short and carry my weight below. It just is so cute!" –Caitlin

    Get it from Aerie for $54.95 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in two lengths). 

    21. An adorable gingham bikini so perfect, you'll never want to take it off — which is gonna make it a little uncomfortable when you're still rocking it in December but hey, that's what faux fur coats are for.,

    Promising review: "I love this bathing suit! The gingham is very cute and can be dressed up with gold accessories or a red lip. The cut of this suit is so flattering on someone like me with a short torso and an athletic, inverted triangle build, it actually made it look like I have some curves! I am a 36A and the padded top stayed on and gave my chest a little bump. The bottoms aren’t too cheeky and I felt comfortable wearing the bathing suit around families and my friends' parents." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and five styles).

    22. A halter belted one-piece that'll have you looking like Halle Berry in a James Bond film.


    Promising review: "I just love this swimsuit!!! The color and the fit!" –Candy Jam

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in S–XXL and in 24 colors and prints).

    23. A scalloped edge one-strap bikini so you can relax at the beach looking chic and cute as hell.


    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 $22.66+ (available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors).

    24. A vintage-inspired swim dress if nautical nonsense be something you wish! This lil' number is complete with with a halter neck, tie detailing, and some built-in swim shorts for ultimate comfort.,

    Promising review: "I was soooo nervous about this swimsuit because it arrived the day BEFORE I was set to leave for vacation so if it didn't fit right I was in trouble so I was going off of previous reviews...and it fit PERFECT. I made heads roll and jaws drop 😂😄. The BEST swimsuit I've EVER purchased. Will be buying another one." –Chelsea Hammond

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–6XL and in 21 styles).

    25. A strapless and timeless Yemaya Swimwear one-piece designed with a perfectly placed cut out for when you need a little tummy time.


    Yemaya Swimwear is designed by Carla Pallares who uses her Paraguayan and Spanish roots to help inspire her comfortable, adventure-ready designs.

    Get it from Yemaya Swimwear for $120 (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 colors and prints).

    26. A showstopping ruffled sleeve two-piece people won't be able to take their eyes off of.,

    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 $36.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 22 styles).

    27. A vintage-inspired halter one-piece that'll have you looking like a pin-up all summer long.,

    Promising review: "The swimsuit is excellent quality and works really well for women with curves. I got it for my sister, her main issue has always been bust size, and most swimsuits and bikinis lack the support, or simply look terrible. This swimsuit looks elegant, sexy, super vintage, and seems to provide enough support for it to be comfortable. I fully recommend it if you are looking for a one-piece swimsuit." —Erika

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

    28. A playful ruffled top bikini you can throw a flowy skirt over and take to brunch without anyone thinking for a second that you're wearing your bathing suit.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS SWIM TOP! The bottoms were way too small, but I already expected that after reading the reviews and to be honest I only purchased it for the top. The top is great quality and is adorable. To me the top looks longer in the picture vs. in person. Definitely worth the money. You may want to order one size larger than normal. I ordered my regular size (XXL) and it's a bit tight, but I don't mind since it's a swimsuit." —Madison Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 35 colors and prints).

    29. A faux wrap one-piece bathing suit to help you get through summer looking chic AF.

    A model wearing the suit in pink white

    Promising review: "This is the cutest bathing suit ever! I ordered an XL after reading reviews and I’m glad I did. It fits like a glove. I highly, highly recommend this suit. It fits my chest so nicely. Just enough cleavage to look cute and the body clings tight and holds you in. Wish there were more colors cause I’d order more!" —Gina Cecelia

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 16 styles. It's also available in solid colors).

    30. A stretchy, ruffled two piece that comes in so many adorable beachy prints, you may want to pick up one for every vacation day this summer.


    Promising review: "This bathing suit is amazing. The comfort level is like no other and it gives the appearance of a two piece yet covers all the right spots. I am 40D cup size and a 12/14 bottom and and XL fit perfectly. I will definitely be ordering many more! I love it!" –Daniella M. Biondo

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 19 styles).

    31. A high-waisted, cap sleeve, and killer tie dye two piece for a poolside look that's effortlessly cool.

    Model wearing high waist and cap sleeve purple tie dye two piece

    Promising review: "I bought a bunch of swim tops and this was definitely one of my favorites. Runs a little big, so I ended up swapping down a size - but it's SO CUTE on. Can't wait to wear it in Hawaii this year!" –SarahSuperstar

    Get it from Torrid: the top for $41.65+ (originally $59.50; available in sizes 10–30) and the bottoms for $31.15+ (originally $44.50; available in sizes 10–30).

    32. A totally glam two-piece with high-waisted bottoms and a super-secure tie-front top — oh, and it's under $30!!!!!

    A model wearing the swimsuit on the beach

    Promising review: "I love this swimsuit! I have a very muscular frame, a big booty, and I do not have big boobs at all. The bottoms fit great and come up high enough. The top is super cute. This is the closest I've come to a bikini in 15 years. Since having kids I've gone for the tankini look but this looks great on me! Something I never thought I'd say about a swimsuit." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 15 colors).

    33. A striking crochet one piece in a vibrant green color that'll turn you into the belle of any ball (or pool party).

    Adore Me

    Promising review: "This swimsuit is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something that made me feel good, but something that wasn't going to show off too much. This swimsuit is well-made. I did the sizing method they show here on the website and the swimsuit fit me just right. I definitely recommend!" –Kassandra W. 

    Get it from Adore Me for $49.95 (for non-members; available in sizes XS–XL and in three colors). 

    34. A comfy Lively Busty Bralette designed specifically for those of us with bigger boobs. It uses 80% recycled nylon, is fully lined, has sturdy adjustable straps for extra support, and a wide band that makes it easy to move around in without having it ride up.

    plus size model in a bikini with vertical striping

    Promising review: "I am size 34DD and love this bra. I truly hate underwire or heavy bras because my boobs are big enough and those just make them look even bigger. It’s so hard finding a supportive alternative or bralette, this one does the trick. I have tried the regular bralettes from Lively and they don’t give me support on the sides, this one does." —Kaitlyn F.

    Get it the top (available in Lively sizes 1–3) and the bottoms (available in sizes XS–XXL and two prints) from Lively for $55 each.

    35. A long-sleeved surfing swimsuit, because catching waves should always be done in style.