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    31 Stylish Swimwear Essentials That Deserve Their Five-Star Reviews

    Survey says...you will be *obsessed* with these pool-ready looks that include suits, swimdresses, tankinis, and accessories.

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    1. A customizable tie-back monokini if your plans involve sitting by any body of water...whether it be by a pool, lake, beach — heck, even if it's just beside your bathtub and you want to rock it for a pic, this stunner is absolutely worth carting.

    reviewer wearing the leopard print bathing suit

    2. A swimdress one-piece so you can have your very own Marilyn Monroe moment literally anywhere you feel that refreshing sea breeze.

    reviewer wearing the red style

    3. A ruffly tie-back swimsuit that looks just dreamy paired with warmer weather. Asking for a friend: Is there a better way to celebrate the days being longer other than treating ourselves to designer-inspired swimming attire?

    4. A triangle top and high-waisted duo so classic and sophisticated, you might not mind answering emails from the beach because, in this, you'll feel like a total b-o-s-s.

    5. A fruity crochet set reviewers are commending for its look, fit, and quality. BRB, just gonna go daydream about how perfect this would've been in our lord and savior Harry Styles' music video...

    model wearing the pink watermelon-designed crochet set

    6. A sheer and flowy cover-up set with matching crop top (and built-in bottoms!) in case you're after something to join you on your strolls along the boardwalk, aka your catwalk.

    7. A scalloped-edge one-strap bikini for an Instagrammable silhouette that pairs perfectly with a refreshing mojito and oceanside view.

    8. A faux-wrap colorblock one-piece beachgoers will be turning their heads for. And you? Oh, you'll just be humbly basking in the glory while dressed in something so effortless, yet so chic.

    9. A mock-neck long-sleeved rash guard in an eye-catching print affording you the ability to relax in the sun sans annoying shoulder burn.

    model wearing the cranberry colored dalmatian-printed top and black bottoms

    10. Or! A cropped rash-guard top and high-waist bottom set that will probably make you the envy of everyone at the pool. Because you, style queen, have figured out the code to staying covered, comfortable, and looking chic as hell.

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

    11. A high-waisted and tasseled two-piece bathing suit for a festive fit that will look divine while you're sitting by a pool or frolicking in the Pacific.

    12. A high-leg swimsuit constructed specifically so you can have your very own Baywatch moment since the temps have been heating up. Plus it's just a solid, seamless look that everyone needs at least one of in their collection.

    reviewer wearing the orange swimsuit

    13. A flowy two-piece with some fun printed high-waisted bottoms here to inspire you to draft that "out of office" email before you've even booked your next vacation.

    14. A printed cover-up you'll be so happy you packed for your vacay since you can wear it in a bajillion different ways. The obvious — draped over a bathing suit, but also: belted on top of a dress, or tied up over some shorts. *Gah* and with so many different patterns (30, to be precise), the style options are truly endless.

    15. A backless retro-inspired suit still making waves on the internet and a style we've been applauding on our team for some time (see below!).

    16. A ribbed bandeau one-piece with a cutesy cutout and tie-up waist that reviewers have been left drooling over. Plus, you have the option to add straps for extra support in case you plan on taking a dip head first.

    model wearing the black swimsuit

    17. A '50s-inspired ruched bikini perfect if you're the person who's always spearheading a beach volleyball tournament, *or* if you're the person who's just there to spectate.

    18. A groovy scoop-neck high-waisted set that I'm convinced has put me in a trance since I began writing this post. And I think it worked, because I've somehow persuaded myself that I now *need* this in my swimwear collection...

    model wearing the black and white set

    19. A fun and colorful ruffle two-piece featuring a shoulder-shielding style that's functional for a weekend of boating, yet so fashionable it will elicit the question, "Where did you get that?"

    20. An adorable gingham bikini that, dare I say, is almost too perfect for you... Let's see, you've been on this particular print trend for a minute and already own some gingham pants...a dress... Oh, what's that now? This beauty has already made its way into your cart, hasn't it? 😉

    21. A ruffle-strapped polka dot number you might have a hard time keeping still in, because this stunner will make you wanna twirl all over the Mediterranean.

    model wearing the white and black polka dot contrast swimsuit

    22. A wide-brim panama hat that'll stylishly shield you from the beach rays, complete your swim look, and provoke the question, "Who are you wearing?" Because in this, you could actually be mistaken for a movie star.

    reviewer wearing the straw panama hat

    23. A printed sarong that reviewers are wrapping around both their waist and head. Turns out the '90s are calling this summer, and we are here for any multifunctional piece that allows us to bring less things to the beach!

    model wearing the floral printed sarong

    24. A darling ruffled tankini set featuring a layered top and comfy shorts for days when you want to wear something that mimics your everyday clothes — but make them sea- and sand-proof.

    25. Or! A three-piece tank style complete with boy shorts and a sporty bikini top so you can choose how much coverage you'd like to have sitting poolside or during beachy activities... Hello, perfect suit for paddle boarding and oceanside yoga.

    26. A uniquely strappy silhouette that not only deserves the positive reviews, but also to be seen by eyes other than those at the pool. Your followers are waiting for you to bless their feeds...

    model wearing the mustard swimsuit

    27. A vintage-style peplum tankini and high-waisted bottom set created with five-star-resort elegance, without the corresponding price tag.

    28. A unique three-piece tie-dye set so iconic, people will be talking about how good you looked in this for *many* summers to come.

    reviewer wearing the pink tie dye set

    29. A chic pair of sunnies designed with a bigger fashionable frame that's favored by celebrities, aka you. And like a celeb, you do not want to be disturbed while you're relaxing on a pool float. These send that message, and feature a UV-protective coating to shield your peepers (and your identity).

    30. An off-shoulder silhouette with removable straps and some strappy bottoms, that has left over 16,000 reviewers heart-eyed. And we can't blame them — I'm just thinking about how wonderful this would be in the sun, under the sea, and on the sand *drool*.

    31. And a ruched strapless bikini any Love Island UK fan will probably want in their swimwear arsenal. Because I don't know about you, but I would be CHUFFED to pair up with this.

    reviewer wearing the turquoise bikini

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