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    38 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).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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. I got a size 6 and I’m 5’1” 120 lb., normally wear a small or size 4. The top waist part is a little tight but not uncomfortable at all. Would definitely recommend!" —Elyse Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 4–16 and in 17 colors).

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

    Amazon

    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 am 5'2", about 220 lb., wear a size 16 pants, 1X–2X in shirt, and have 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 $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 27 colors).

    3. A toothy little one-piece number, because Baby Shark is your summer jam — and it's a freakin' bop, I don't care what anyone says.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great buy. I wanted a unique mommy shark swimsuit to match my baby’s suit. This was great. Ordered April 17th, arrived May 8th. The chain is comfortable for me. HARD to get in and out of but worth it. My chest is small so it’s a little big there. Material seems like great quality. Overall way better than I expected. Feels like good quality! For reference, I’m 5’7" and 135 lb." —Clint & Olivia Campion

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50 (available in sizes XS-L).

    4. A belted ribbed knit bikini top and bottom you could probably just wear as a super cute outfit... I mean, when it's hot? Why not!

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21: bottoms for $18 (available in sizes 1X–3X and in pink and black) and the for $28 (available in sizes 1X–3X and in pink and black)

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

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE this swimsuit. I am 5'7", 135 lb., and a 34B. The size 2 fit perfectly. 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 $19.99+ (available in sizes 2–16 and in eight colors).

    6. A cutout, long sleeve bikini top and matching pair of ruched high-waisted bottoms that'll have you turning heads!

    Nordstrom Rack

    Get them from Nordstrom Rack: top for $29.97 (available in sizes 14W–22W) and bottoms for $24.97 (available in sizes 14W–24W)

    7. A sparkling sequins design one-piece you won't ever want to flamingo.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Really classy yet sexy one-piece. I'm 5'5", 120 lb., 32C, and I ordered a medium. It fits a little snug all around so I might order a size up, but overall good quality." —VIP Anastasia

    Get it from Amazon for $7.88+ (available in sizes S–XL and in nine designs).

    8. A luxurious Adriana Degreas two-piece perfect for your summer DJ residency — get it?! Cause it has figs on it, and DJs go figgy-figgy.

    Net-A-Porter

    Get the set from Net-A-Porter for $210 (available in sizes S–L).

    9. A whale of a good time tie strap one-piece from the Vineyard Vines for Target collection that'll be just so damn cute.

    Target

    The whole limited-time collection is super cute, especially the home stuff!!

    Get it from Target for $35 (available in sizes 1X–3X and XS–XL).

    10. A meowvelous halter top bikini will be purrrfect for summer and have you feline good while you sprawl out in the sun.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes XL–5XL and in white and black.)

    There's also a similar one-piece!

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This suit is so cute. I ordered a large based on the reviews and it fits perfectly. I am a size 8, 5’6”, and 34DD. 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 T3

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and in 11 colors).

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

    Amazon

    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 $3.68+ (available in sizes S–XL and in nine prints/colors).

    13. A dinomite underwire top and high-waisted bottoms for when you wanna have a roaring good time.

    Mod Cloth

    Get them from ModCloth: bottoms for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–4X and in eight prints) and top for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–4X and in eight prints)

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love it! I’m a 36DDD and was worried about not having enough coverage and that wasn’t a problem at all. I’m 5’5", 150 lb., and top- and bottom-heavy. The large fit me great. I received so many compliments." —ATX_Kiesha

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 41 colors).

    15. 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.

    amazon.com

    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 $26.99 (available in sizes 4–14 and in three colors).

    16. A tropical print open back one-piece perfect for taking those jealousy-inducing Instagram pics when you're on holiday.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I want to start by saying I love this suit and get compliments on it all the time. I ordered a size large, which is my normal size in most swimwear. For reference I wear a size 10 in pants, I’m 5’5”, and wear a 34D. For me, the top is not too revealing but I do have to be conscious of how I move so I don’t have a nip slip. If you had a bigger chest, this swim suit probably wouldn’t offer the support or have enough structure to keep the ladies in place. I love the back too. The clip on the back is metal and just slides together, it doesn’t click, but I’ve never had any problems with it coming undone. The butt is not full coverage and I’m pretty hippy, but it’s not too much or to the point that my entire butt shows. Overall I would definitely recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in two prints).

    17. A splurge-worthy snake-print Zimmerman belted bikini you'll wanna slither right into every time you hit the pool.

    Net-A-Porter

    Get it from Net-A-Porter for $283.50 (available in sizes 0–3).

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

    amazon.com

    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 $28.99 (available in sizes 4–14 and in five colors).

    19. A mesh-panel one-piece bathing suit that'll have you looking like a snack on the beach while being comfy enough to let you eat as many snacks as you want while on said beach.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I loved this swimsuit. It was a hit for an all-white yacht party in Mexico! I'm 150 lb., 5'5", and 34DD. I ordered the medium." —Tunisia Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and in seven colors).

    20. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Literally the cutest swim top of all time. I got it to wear in Greece and have gotten a ton of compliments on it and so many 'where did you get that adorable suit?' questions. I’m 5’9”, 150 lb., hourglass, and got the large! I was worried about the top being too big (I’m only a 36B), but it’s tight enough on the shoulders that it holds ya' together if you’re a little broader on top. Seems like good quality but I might have to buy a backup just in case!" —Kristen S.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 21 colors).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $23.99 (available in sizes M–5XL and in five colors).

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

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $3.66+ (available in sizes S–XL and in three colors).

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

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "The ribbed texture makes this one-piece stand out. The belt adds a fun element to the suit and is very slimming! The buckle is plastic and I could see it breaking easily but for beach walks and basic swimming, it was perfect. The suit is lined. For reference, I'm 5'9" and 155 lb." —Louisa

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    24. An adorable tie-front 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This bathing suit fit just as expected. It was true to size. I am a size 32B and usually a 2 in pants — the size small fit perfect. I loved the material and how comfortable the bathing suit was. I love how it made me look and feel. I've never found a high waisted bathing suit that I liked before but this one is definitely cute on. I would highly recommend it!" —T A

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in seven colors).

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

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I like love this suit! I'm about 5'5" and 140 lb. I have a short torso and usually wear about a 34B. I ordered the medium and it's a bit big, but I think the small would have been too tight. The adjustable straps make it easier to make tighter up top. Overall, very happy with this purchase!" —Amazon Customer

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

    26. A totally glam two-piece with high-waisted bottoms and a super-secure tie-front top — oh, and it's only $25!!!!!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this swimsuit! I am 5'3", 170 lb., and ordered the XL. 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 $24.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in six colors).

    27. A luxurious velvet Billabong one-piece you can actually wear in water — yes, you can now be drenched in the finest fabrics while you're drenched in water.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $44.97 (available in sizes S–XL).

    28. An adorable tankini complete with high-waisted bottoms and a peplum top you should just buy...for no other reason than it's a cute swimsuit.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this bathing suit! I was very hesitant to buy a bathing suit online from Amazon but I am going on vacation to the beach soon so I needed one ASAP! Beautiful colors and quality material. I ordered a medium based on the size chart (I'm 5'4", 135 lb., and 34A) and it fits perfectly. Definitely for smaller chested women. Covers my mommy tummy and I have to say this is the first bathing suit I've bought that I feel totally confident in since having kids!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes S–XXXL and in six colors).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this swimsuit!! All my friends were like, 'Wow!' And a couple even ordered after they saw mine! I’m 5’8” and 138 lb., and ordered a medium, great fit!" —terri l. zacha

    Get it from Amazon for $25.55 (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 colors).

    30. 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.

    Amazon

    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! I usually wear a size 14 pant, am a 36C bra, and I ordered a size XL. 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 $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors).

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and in 18 colors).

    32. A ruffled one-piece bathing suit for anyone who isn't totally convinced that bikinis should be a thing!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I am 5'2" and 157 lb. I ordered a medium based on reviews and it was a perfect fit. I love the ruffles and the color; it really popped on my brown skin. The suit was really comfortable and not too cheeky." —Chanel Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in nine styles/colors).

    33. A feathered strap backless bathing suit — 'cause Victoria's Secret isn't the only one handing out angel wings.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this swimsuit. The angel wings on the side really set it off in a simple but sexy way. The fit is good. Quality overall is very good and comfortable to wear. Can’t wait to get to wear it more this summer." —Crystal

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

    34. A showstopping hot pink ruffled swimsuit people won't be able to take their eyes off of.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "The material is nice and thick so it isn't see through. The fit overall was great but the straps were too loose. I simply detached them at the bottom and criss-crossed them instead and now it is perfect! For the price, this is a great suit." —Always_Andi

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in nine styles/colors).

    35. A lace-up reversible swimsuit so you can be beach-ready the second the weather says it is.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this swimsuit. I'm 5'9", about 125–130 lb. with a longer torso, and the medium fits well. This is a great suit and fits several body types. I will actually order different prints." —Brandon J Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $23.90 (available in sizes S–XL).

    36. A delightful PatBO off-the-shoulder bikini top and embellished high-rise bottom so stylish they'll put you in the fashion magazines.

    Net-A-Porter

    Get them from Net-A-Porter: top for $90 (available in sizes XS–XL) and bottoms for $157.50 (available in sizes XS–XL)

    37. A super comfy and *almost* too cute two-piece bathing suit to take on your next beachside vacay.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This swimsuit was perfect for my vacation! I loved how it fit and the material was very comfortable. I’m 5’4", 190 lb., and I ordered a 12." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 4–14 and in two colors).

    38. And this ~simple~ one-piece, 'cause you like to wear your heart on your sleeves and your organs on your swimsuit.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It has no lining and is a little thin, but none of the inexpensive swimsuits on Amazon do. It's constructed well with no loose threads or weird stitches. It's exactly what I expected and I can't wait to go swimming in it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in one-size-fits-some and in 26 prints).

    Stepping out in your new swimsuit like...

    DreamWorks Animation

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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