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    Jun 2, 2019

    26 Quirky Swimsuits That'll Blow Basic Bikinis Out Of The Water

    Because style statements belong on the beach, not just the boardwalk.

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    1. A super-high-waisted wonder that's definitely vintage-inspired, but still more than stylish in the modern world. Just ask the over 4,000 (!!!!) people who've left positive reviews.

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    Promising review: "I wish I could give this six stars! To my curvy ladies, this bathing suit is an absolute must! I'm about to buy it in every color it's so perfect! The quality feels super expensive, and the colors are vibrant and just straight-up stunning. I'm 5'6" and weight about 195 pounds, with a 39D-DD bust and usually wear a size 12-14. The 3XL fit perfectly." —HoneyEyes0012

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S-4XL and in 21 prints).

    2. A ruffled bikini bedecked with toucans and flamingos that's fit for a flock star.

    Unique Vintage

    The straps can be adjusted or removed!

    Get the top for $60 (available in sizes 4-14) and the bottoms for $28 (available in sizes 4-14), both from Unique Vintage.

    3. A flirty one-piece swimsuit with a sheer crochet middle, because wanting to show a little skin doesn't mean you have to go the two-piece route.

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    Promising review: "I never leave reviews, but this is by far the best swimsuit I've ever had. I not only feel comfortable, but sexy and confident in this. This is the ONLY swimsuit I've worn that completely supports, lifts, and holds my boobs in place while I chase a toddler around the pool. It also came with two sets of straps with two places to put them. I opted for the thicker ones, but since it has room for both sets, I crisscrossed the smaller straps in the back and it looked really good and provided more support! Overall, this is a great, cute, sexy, and supportive one-piece." —Hope Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 2-16 and in eight colors).

    4. A romantic gingham and floral bikini with sweet cap sleeves for anyone who's sick of having to worry about string straps staying tied.

    ModCloth

    Get the top for $59 (available in sizes XS-4X and in four prints) and the bottoms for $55 (available in sizes XS-4X and in four prints), both from ModCloth.

    5. A vintage-inspired swim dress that's sultry yet whimsical, in case you're feeling both naughty and nautical.

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    Promising review: "This is the best swimsuit I've ever bought! I will buy this swimsuit in every color available! It's super comfortable and the neck tie provides good support for the boobs. It creates an hourglass silhouette. I'm 34 years old and I have never purchased a swimsuit that makes me feel as confident as this does. And the price can't be beat." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-4X and in 14 styles).

    6. A graphic-print rash guard here to protect you from any risk of blending in with everyone else on the waterfront.

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    Reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "I'm shocked at how awesome this bathing suit is for the price. it feels like Lululemon material! It fits great. I'll probably buy a few as I live in Florida and need to stay protected from the sun. I'm so excited about this find!!!" —MamaBorzy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and in 21 styles).

    7. A high-waisted shark print bikini I do-do-do-do-do-do believe you need to own.

    ModCloth

    I'm sorry for getting Baby Shark stuck in your head for the rest of the day! I just needed you to suffer with me!

    You can basically customize this ~baby~ to get it just the way you want. The straps are both adjustable and removable, and sizes 1X-4X also come with a removable halter strap to give folks with larger chests a little extra support. Plus, the padded cups are also removable!

    Get the top for $49 (available in sizes XS-4X and in seven colors and prints) and the bottoms for $39 (available in sizes XS-4X and in seven colors and prints), both from ModCloth.

    8. A sweet swim dress to have you twirling from your lounge chair to the ocean and back again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This swimsuit is beautiful. It's been YEARS since I've been able to find a swimsuit that I feel comfortable in. I'm 5'2", about 140 pounds, a 34DD, and I ordered a medium and it fits perfectly. I love how beautiful it is while still being modest. It's very nicely made and very comfortable to wear. Being a 'well-endowed' girl, I also feel very supported wearing this without any additional support. I highly recommend it!" —Kathy Ann Koletas

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 14 colors and prints).

    9. A plunging, bold-printed one-piece that has already made over 2,000 reviewers feel totally fabulous.

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    Promising review: "This is the most perfect bathing suit. I'm about 200 pounds, wear a 16/20 depending on brand, and have a VERY difficult time finding bathing suits that fit the way I want. I took the advice of other reviewers and purchased the XXXL. IT BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER, HOLY HECK!!! The fit is, in a word, perfect. I'm very glad the bust area has more fabric, as previous reviews have stated, since I'm not even close to lacking in that department. I may just buy this in every color." —Emma Maas

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S-XXXL and in 21 prints, colors, and styles including some with criss-cross straps).

    10. A boho bikini with a cool ruffle hem that'll make your old triangle halter top long for the old days when it was the coolest suit in your collection.

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    Promising review: "This is my favorite swimsuit. I bought the green and it looks great with my skin. It has a lot of boob support so you don’t have to worry about falling out of your top or drooping/sagging when the suit gets wet." —Elysian Ward

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in four colors and prints).

    11. A romantic, ruffled, off-the-shoulder bikini that basically feels like your favorite floral dress in swimsuit form.

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    It's got adjustable straps and built-in underwire!

    Promising review: "I got this for spring break and it's absolutely my favorite! I’ve always struggled with finding a swimsuit I feel comfortable in, since I don’t like showing too much skin but also don’t like one-pieces or tankinis. This was a perfect middle ground — it covered up to my waist (and covered the bum well, too). The top is also nice in that it gives a lot of support and I never really feared it slipping. The only problem I really had was that the top was a little bit big on me, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed by tightening the straps. Overall I felt really comfortable and pretty in it, and would recommend it to anyone looking for that middle ground between being reserved but still showing some skin. It's also been through a couple of washes and the color is still vibrant." —andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in two colors).

    12. A belted floral one-piece here to tell you to ~buckle~ up for an awesome summer.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22.40 (originally $32, available in sizes S-L).

    13. A fantastical pink unicorn bikini that may be the swimsuit I've been dreaming of since I was four, but I'd more than gladly rock it now that I'm 24.

    Torrid

    The straps are adjustable!

    Get the underwire top for $51.67 (originally $68.90, available in sizes 00X-6X) and the bottoms for $33.67 (originally $44.90, available in sizes 00X-6X), both from Torrid.

    14. A funky layered tankini with an elastic band at the bottom to help it stay put even if you're not the kind of person to just sit back with a beach read. You like to be active. Volleyball? Paddleboarding? Bring it on.

    Amazon

    It's got over 2,000 positive reviews and is available in styles with classic bikini bottoms or boyshorts, depending on what kind of coverage you want!

    Promising review: "This suit is awesome! It's good quality and the colors are amazing. The bottoms fit like a glove; they're conservative enough for a family beach trip but not like grandma drawers either. The top is a TEENSY bit smaller than I'd like, but it looks great. I get full coverage, and the straps are adjustable and criss cross in the back, giving full support for the girls! I could play volleyball in this thing! It only shows a peek of your upper rib cage and no belly, no matter how much you move!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S-3X and in 19 styles).

    15. A whimsical one-piece that's chic enough to double as a bodysuit and just might be the ~key~ to getting your summer style ~on lock~.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in eight prints).

    16. A sexy bikini with a dramatic geometric ruffle detail that'll be the final touch you need to get your vacay wardrobe into ~shape~.

    Amazon

    The straps on the top are adjustable, as are the ties on the sides of the bottoms!

    Promising review: "This is the first two-piece I've bought since I was a teen. This bathing suit fits so well and is so cute! The colors and material are so good, and it's so comfortable. I love that, for once, it's not a halter top! I tried it on and was shocked at how well it fit and how flattering it is." —Jennifer B.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in five colors).

    17. A strappy one-piece emblazoned with Harry Potter spells sure to make you wanna cast Aguamenti in your living room so you can wear it to take a dip Right. This. Second.

    Hot Topic

    "Accio pool!" might work, too.

    Get it from Hot Topic for $44.90 (available in sizes XS-2X).

    18. A LOL-worthy graphic one-piece sure to drop ~jaws~ and make everyone taco-bout it.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 14 designs).

    19. A fun fringe bikini, because your beach vacay should be free of work and life drama but FULL of fashion that brings the good kind of drama.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this bathing suit. I got so many compliments in Miami and here in my hometown. The top is just a bit too small but the straps keep it up. All in all, it's a really nice bathing suit for the price!" —Gloria Randall

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes L-4X and in eight colors and prints).

    20. A sultry retro silhouette bow bikini you will ~knot~ see anyone else wearing.

    Unique Vintage

    Get the top for $42 (available in sizes S-2X), the pictured matching swim skirt for $52 (available in sizes S-2X), or similar matching swim shorts for $46 (available in sizes S-2X), all from Unique Vintage.

    21. A mixed-print cutout beauty because sometimes one pattern is just not enough!!!

    ModCloth

    The straps are adjustable!

    Get it from ModCloth for $44.99+ (originally $89, available in sizes XS-4X).

    22. A long-sleeved suit reminiscent of your go-to striped tee to lend a little extra sun protection without sacrificing style.

    Anthropologie

    Get it from Anthropologie for $128 (available in sizes S-L).

    23. A brightly-colored leopard option everyone will go wild for.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $24.43 (originally $34.90, available in sizes 0X-3X).

    24. A gorgeous Princess Jasmine-inspired bikini that'll open up ~a whole new world~ of poolside fashion possibilities.

    Hot Topic

    Get the top and the bottoms from Hot Topic for $21.52 each (originally $26.90, available in sizes XS-3X). Get a one-piece option in the same print and in plus sizes here.

    25. A beautiful, flowy high-neck tankini top to give your old solid-color bottoms new life.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $22.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    26. And a splurge-worthy one-piece everyone will be craning their necks to get a better look at. It's perfect if making a statement is what you're giraffe-ter.

    Shopbop

    Get it from Shopbop for $297 (available in sizes XS-L).

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

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