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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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is my favorite bathing suit of all time. I am 5'8" and a medium weight, and often one-piece bathing suits are too short and are not comfortable. This one is flexible in the sense that you tie the strings where it suits you and therefore make it tighter or looser depending on your height or how flat- or large-chested you are. It's a super-nice design and just gorgeous all around. I ended up buying two more in different colors. I went in to the beach, pools, and cenotes while on my honeymoon, and this baby didn't fade in color or get warped in any way. Love it!!!" —Natty

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–20 and 22 colors).

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Honestly, I can't rave enough about my love for this little swimdress. It fits beautifully, shows what you want it to, and hides those little imperfections that make most of us dread buying (and wearing) swimwear. The color ( I bought the small in mint green) is en pointe with the photos shown. The fabric is a bit heavier than your basic swimsuit, but it's soft, comfortable, and feels very rich and durable. The skirt is long enough, but not so long as to interfere with swimming. The ruching is perfectly placed. If you're on the fence about buying this suit, then jump off and click that "Buy It Now" button! I'm gonna click it again — maybe two or three more times, because I LOVE the fit and colors of this suit." —Mich

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95+ (available in sizes S–XXL and eight colors).

    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?

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    Promising review: "OMG!! I never buy clothes from Amazon, but my friend bought this suit and couldn't stop raving about it, so I figured for the price I'd try it... This suit is AMAZING!!! The fit is great, I have a little bit of a longer torso and no issues with the size. The quality is so good!" —Becca

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 17 colors).

    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.

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    Promising review: "The color is true, beautiful, and vibrant. The material is excellent and not see-through at all. The top does not have any underwire, so be aware of that. Straps are adjustable and can hold you up, but I’m not sure how well if you're extremely top heavy. The bottoms are great. The front has this crinkly look with the material, which camouflages anything extra. I love this so much that I’m going to order another color." —2CuteKidzinCali

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XL–4XL and eight colors).

    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
    favoritelittlecorner/Etsy

    Favorite Little Corner is a small shop based in Los Angeles, California, that crafts handmade crochet items for festival, fantasy, and swimwear.

    And a heads-up: Some reviewers mention ordering a size up in the top!

    Promising review: "Y’all, I am so impressed!! The quality is AMAZING! Don’t hesitate to buy!! It looks so good on! If you have any concerns, just ask! The owner is very polite and quick to reply!! I support Favorite Little Corner. I posted a picture to show how well it fits, the amazing quality, and the bright color as well! Not only is the top adorable, but the packing was as well! Thank you so much again!!" —laramiepetzold

    Get it from favoritelittlecorner on Etsy for $69.60+ (available in sizes A–DDD in the top and S–L in the bottoms).

    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.

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    Promising review: "This was perfect for the beach! So stunning and turned plenty of heads. Buying this in every color now! LOL, don't think about it — just buy it!" —Katrina P.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 17 colors).

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

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    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 eight colors).

    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.

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    Promising review: "I wasn’t expecting this level of perfection!! This is now my new favorite suit. The greens and white are beautiful, it sits perfectly on my hips and waist, and the straps are the perfect length. The tie isn’t really a tie, so it won’t come loose while you're swimming. It’s just a little bit cheeky but covers enough to feel sexy and still flattering. The material is a good thickness and soft. I’m so, so happy." —bbywilk

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 14 colors).

    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
    Target

    Promising review of the top: "It is a loose fit after the boobs, so when you’re swimming, it’s not stuck to your body. This can be a pro or a con depending on what you’re looking for. I personally loved it; no restrictions on movement at all. Also kept me from having to constantly apply sunscreen, and I’m in love." —Customer

    Get the top for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–26W) and the coordinated bottoms for $22.99 (available in sizes 14–26W and two colors), both from Target.

    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
    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 $30.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and in four colors).

    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.

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    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 $26.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and in 15 colors).

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am OBSESSED with this bathing suit! What an amazing buy! It is so form fitting, amazing-quality material, and great packaging. They even gave a complimentary pack of metallic tattoos. This is my second bathing suit from this company, and I want to get a few other colors now." –Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 30 colors).

    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.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these bathing suits. They fit my chest well. The bottoms aren't too big. And it’s comfy. Even though it’s a two-piece, I don’t feel overly exposed. Very happy with this product." —KF-AZ

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in plus sizes 12–20 and 12 colors).

    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.

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    Promising review: "This is so beautiful and has a gorgeous pattern. It's made with amazing fabric; soft and beautiful flowy drape. I lived in it all summer around the pool. Plus, it's super cute with shorts or jeans. It's one of my favorites now." —J Allen

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in one size fits most and in 30 colors and patterns).

    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!).

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    Peep our write-up about why this just might be *the* best bathing suit on the interwebs.

    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. 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 18 colors).

    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
    Aerie

    Promising review: "If I could give six stars, I would. Not only is the suit flattering and everything stays put even when I bend over, the leg holes don’t dig in and cause bulges where none exist. Absolutely the most flattering one-piece ever!!!!" —Customer

    Get it from Aerie for $41.96 (originally $59.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and additionally in long sizes).

    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.

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    Promising review: "LOVE THIS!! I’ve never liked wearing two-piece suits because I don’t have a toned midsection. 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 $29.99 (available in sizes 4–14 and six colors).

    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
    TheVelvetParty/Etsy

    The Velvet Party is a woman-owned Etsy business started by Columbian fashion designer Katerine Torregrosa, who has lived in Miami since 2011. She designs, cuts, and sews each piece sold, and includes a helpful personalization element to each transaction that allows you to add in your height and weight for a more customized fit.

    Promising review: "Fits me perfectly! Was really lightweight and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this shop." —Taylor Seidell

    Get it from TheVelvetParty for $56+ (available in sizes XS–XL).

    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?"

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    Promising review: "Best swimsuit I've bought online! Buy it for the top alone! 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 $34.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 15 colors).

    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? 😉

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    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! 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 $28.99 (available in sizes XS–L and six colors).

    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
    Summersalt

    Promising review: "I’m really loving this suit!! It’s classic in that it covers everything, and I don’t feel like I’m popping out. But also has a little something else with the style of the straps. I also love the contrasting colors; it makes me feel confident and also stylish." —Tara D.

    Get it from Summersalt for $95 (available in sizes 2–22 and five colors).

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Instead of buying clothes for the summer, I bought this hat, and it looks so good with EVERYTHING. I've worn it every day since I purchased it. All of a sudden my clothes have new life. I was so impressed by the packaging that I kept a portion of it to use when I travel with this hat or other hats. I have a bigger head and thought this might not work on me, but I get compliments even while wearing my face mask. It also keeps me very cool despite the 100-degree weather in California. Overall, extremely happy with my purchase." —Selene

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes M–L and eight colors).

    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
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I purchased this in green and a red and orange print, and I definitely recommend. I will be wearing these as a sarong and in my hair. Perfect for a pop of color to your outfit. If they come out with more prints, I'm so buying them!"—Customer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24 (available in one size and five colors).

    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.

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    Promising review: "Love this bathing suit. I am not one to show too much skin, so I was looking for a new bathing suit I would feel comfortable in while in Hawaii. The bottoms are cute little high-rise shorts that fit nicely. The top has a fun flowy look, allowing me to feel comfortable but look cute at the same time. It also was a nice top to just wear while walking along the beach and shops. Definitely recommend this for those looking to stay comfy and not worry about showing off too much skin!" —Kassy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–22 and 22 colors).

    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.

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    Promising review: "Perfect fit. True to size. Extremely comfortable. Machine washable. Can be worn just to lounge around all day by the pool or beach. Flattering yet conservative. This is my third time to buy." —NG

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS–22 and 21 colors).

    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
    goamagic/Etsy

    Goa Magic is a woman-led business that makes swim and yogawear inspired by Indian fashion.

    Promising review: "This is the most beautiful swimsuit I have ever worn! It makes me feel like a goddess! Just do it, girlfriend! You will not regret this order! I ordered two more in different colors!!!!!!" —Amanda Jean

    Get it from goamagic on Etsy for $108 (available in sizes S–L and six colors).

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

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    Promising review: "I purchased three of these swimsuits for a cruise, and I loved everything about them. I’ve never like one-pieces, especially trying to put them on or taking them off to go the bathroom. So I decided on a two-piece that I would feel comfortable in as a plus size. The bottom was comfortable as well as the top. I was worried about the top since I’m top heavy, but it fit really nice. I would purchase again in a heartbeat. Got a lot of compliments, and I felt confident walking around in just the swimsuit." —Sweet Evet

    Get it from Amazon for $24.54+ (available in sizes L–4X and nine colors).

    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
    amazon.com

    This comes with a bikini top, bottoms, and a cover-up!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this bikini and cover-up!! I’m usually a lil' skeptical about ordering clothes online because I never know how it’s gonna fit, but the reviews were all really good. It fits literally so perfect. Very happy with this purchase. :)" —Cianna

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S–L and seven colors).

    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).

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    Promising review: "These shades have become my new favorites! I love that I can put them on top of my head without my hair getting caught in them. They're a plastic frame, but it's not flimsy or cheaply made, and they look really stylish. They can be worn with sporty or dress clothes as well. They blow out the sun, but I am still able to see well, so I love them when I'm driving. They come with a soft cloth for cleaning and a carrying bag to prevent scratches. They fit well without sliding off if I bend over, and they don't feel heavy on the bridge of my nose. I have to say that they look better in person than in the photo, and I'm really happy with my purchase." –LadyTsotsos_Beauty

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95 (available in nine colors).

    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*.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this !!! I ordered it mainly for the top because I was a little skeptical of the bottoms, the way they were cut and whatnot, because I am curvy, and the model is not LOL. But when I put them on, they looked great and felt great! I've also worn the top with pants and made an outfit!" —Shana McDaniel

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and 39 colors).

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wore this to the river, and the top stayed up with no problems of worrying I would lose it. I will buy from the company again. Quality and thickness for what you pay is above that of most brand names." —Jennifer Carpio

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–L and 34 colors).

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