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

    Get ready to dive into the fashion deep end — c'mon in, the water's fine.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A super-high-waisted wonder that's definitely vintage-inspired, but still more than stylish in the — *extremely Bradley Cooper voice* — modern world. Just ask the over 4,700 (!!!!) people who've left positive reviews.,

    Some reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "I wish I could give this six stars! To my curvy folks, 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-foot-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 $24.99+ (available in sizes S-4XL and in 19 prints).

    2. A super cute cutout swimdress in a bold and gorgeous print befitting a bold and gorgeous you. Go ahead, twirl a little.,

    Some reviewers recommend sizing up!

    Promising review: "Stop looking and BUY this! This is the best bathing suit I've ever had. I wanted something sexy but cute! I took a chance on this swimsuit and OH. MY. GOD. It makes me look and feel like a bombshell! I bought a size up from my normal size and the fit is perfect! The material is fantastic. High quality and makes you feel supported. The chest area is so nice and the padding is beautiful. I'm definitely gonna buy another! I've already had so many compliments and friends asking where I found this gem! Buy. This. Bathing suit." —Asia Pasmat

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XL-5XL and in 20 prints).

    3. A stunning ruffled pick giving me "high-fashion Cheshire cat" vibes in the best possible way.

    model in pink and magenta striped deep v one-piece with ruffled straps

    Promising review: "Beeeeutiful...WOW. This bathing suits fits wonderfully in a sassy yet classy way with the fabulous flirty ruffles all around, and the vibrant color takes it to the next level. Love it!! Can't wait until it meets the sun and sand this summer." —Tracy P.

    Get it from Eloquii for $149.95 (available in sizes 14-28 and in two colors and prints).

    4. A short-sleeve rash guard here to protect you from any risk of blending in with everyone else on the waterfront.,

    Promising review: "Can I say how in LOVE I am with this swimsuit?! I'm a size 18/20 depending on the item, and I ordered this in an XXL. It fits perfectly and allows you to choose the level of sex appeal you want with the zipper. Plus, the print is AMAZING. I feel like going to the pool right now just so someone can see me in it!" —Mrs. M

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight designs, including some with long sleeves).

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

    The straps are adjustable and removable!

    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 $31.99 (available in sizes 2-16 and in 10 colors).

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

    model in green floral swimdress holding skirt up to show boyshorts underneath

    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 $29.95+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 19 colors and prints).

    7. A ruffle-trimmed bikini featuring corgis dinking bubble tea — yes, you read that correctly — that even the lifeguard will ~paws~ to admire.

    Hot Topic

    Get the top (available in sizes XS-XL) and bottoms (available in sizes XS-L) for $18.83 each (originally $26.90), both from Hot Topic.

    8. A badass fishnet panel bikini sure to get you ~caught up~ checking yourself out in the mirror and to ~mesh~ well with your chicest pair of sunnies., Amazon

    Promising review: "As soon as I tried this bathing suit on, I knew I needed it in every color! Absolutely love the way it looks and feels on me. Buy it, you won't be disappointed." —Shikiera vasquez

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes L-3XL and in eight colors).

    9. A trendy velvet bikini that'll not only provide a cool touch of texture, but also the perfect fit you've been dreaming of all these years. You can get the top and the bottom in different sizes, or you can even message the seller to get it fully customized.

    A model wearing the scoop neck, high-waisted red velvet bikini

    Just add what you want customized to the notes when you place your order! You can change the cut, coverage, or even ask for a size beyond what they have listed. This shop has lots of suits, both customizable and "ready to ship" that are already made and will ship faster.

    Promising review: "Best. Fitting. Suit. Ever. This is the first suit in years that I have loved from the second I put it on. I am talking since puberty. I’m 31 and my whole life I’ve hated bathing suits, because a one-size/shape-fits-all concept is just mathematically and logically incorrect. This one I put on and wore for two days...around the house. Sexier than most of my lingerie and better fitting/more comfortable than my favorite jeans. I don’t know how or why, but I won’t question it." —Jenny Long

    Get it from StardustSwim on Etsy for $89 (available in top sizes XS-XL and bottom sizes XS-XL or in a custom version).

    10. A bold-printed, plunging one-piece beloved by over 2,000 reviewers and guaranteed to make you look pinup perfect.,

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this suit.

    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 $28.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 19 prints, colors, and styles including some with criss-cross straps).

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

    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 $17.99+ (available in sizes S-4XL and in 14 styles).

    12. A cow print cutie, because I ~herd~ you were looking to make some bold style mooooves this summer.

    model in cow print bikini
    Unique Vintage

    Get it from Unique Vintage for $52 (available in sizes S-L).

    13. A 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., Amazon

    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 $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 22 colors and prints).

    14. A reversible one-piece so you get two statement-making suits for the price of one.

    The padding in the chest is removable and the ties are adjustable, so you can really customize this baby to make it fit your body as well as your mood.

    Promising review: "I normally don't write reviews, but this suit is AMAZING! It's so hard to find one-piece suits when you're short, especially when the shoulder straps aren't adjustable, but the way you can lace the straps in the back makes this super easy to adjust! The fact it's two in one is the best part. This is better quality than suits I've bought at Target for $10 more!" —Em Guercio

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    15. A long-sleeve bikini that'll give you a little extra sun protection, even though the blue-and-white tie-dye print totally echoes the gorgeous sunny skies above.

    model wearing bikini with tie detail at bust
    Lilly's Kloset

    It's from a Black woman-owned small business!

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $52 (available in sizes S-L).

    16. An eye-catching ruched one-piece with a sultry sweetheart neckline, fun '50s-inspired graphic print, and perfectly placed padding.,

    It's got over 1,500 positive reviews, and reviewers say to size up!

    Promising review: "This is a RAVE review. I'm in love with this suit! I'm a 14/16 in pants and a medium/large in shirts and I bought the 4XL. I got a LOT of compliments on this suit. The cups are well-formed, the bottom gives full coverage, and the material seems to be good quality. I love the ruched front." —CMThompson

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes 4-16 and in four prints).

    17. A crochet-trimmed confection for anyone ready to ~take the plunge~.,

    Promising review: "To say I love this suit is an understatement! It’s amazing!!!! I like to be covered, but I still want something fun. This totally did the trick and cost wayyyy less than an Anthropologie look-alike!" —Gina masucci

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 24 colors and prints).

    18. A scene-stealing one piece with a literal ~wild side~ (I'm talking zebra print) for when you don't want to have to choose just one trendy pattern.

    model in cheeky deep-v swimsuit that's half tropical floral print and half black and yellow zebra
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $20.99 (originally $27.99; available in sizes S-XL).

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


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

    Promising review: "Everyone commented on this bikini! It’s super comfy and a great material!" —Theresa Erika

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 19 styles).

    20. A genius convertible color-blocked one-piece with long straps that can be tied in all kinds of different ways to make it look like a new piece every time.

    Two models wearing the blue, orange, pink, purple, and yellow one-piece suit different ways. One is wearing it in a one-shoulder style while the other has the straps tied into a sweetheart neckline

    The Black-owned, Brooklyn-based shop links to a video of five ways to tie it here.

    Promising review: "All I can say is...LOVE IT! Fits perfectly and has vibrant colors; easy to clean. I really like that I can wear it in many different ways." —nikkiluvv1

    Get it from Nakimuli on Etsy for $120 (available in sizes S-3X).

    21. A funky layered tankini that's got 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.


    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 boobs! 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 $26.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 24 styles).

    22. A rainbow and shark print high-waisted bikini, because why not?! Sing it with me! ♫ Rainbow shark do do do do do do... ♫

    model in blue print bikini with knot detail at bust

    Get the top and bottoms for $49 each (available in sizes XS-4X and in two prints), both from ModCloth. You can also get this print on a one-piece here.

    23. A boho beauty featuring a marvelous mix of fresh prints.,

    Reviewers report that it runs large.

    Promising review: "This bathing suit is adorable and super comfortable. I ordered the medium, which fit really well, even though I usually wear a large in other bathing suits. The top is still a little large, but the bottoms are perfect. I can't wait to wear it at the beach." —Margaret

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S-XXL).

    24. A richly-hued halter romper swimsuit for anyone who can't get enough of rompers on land and wants to rock them in the water, too. It's like a suit and a coverup all in one — it even has pockets!!!

    model in royal blue swim romper

    Promising review: "I bought this suit as a more 'modest' option for my boyfriend’s family reunion. It’s very comfortable and I still felt kind of sexy despite being all covered up. The shorts are a nice alternative to the typical swim skirt, and felt more modern although the style overall has a vintage flair." —Rachel

    Get it from Target for $42.99 (available in sizes 16W-26W and in two colors). Find a similar version in straight sizes here.

    25. A seahorse print cutie from fan-fave brand MeUndies, because sea horses are pretty much the cutest sea creature I can think of, apart from you frolicking in the waves in this suit.


    Get it from MeUndies for $78 (or $60 for members; available in sizes XS-4XL and in 10 colors and prints).

    26. A cool color-blocked option made of the ~bright~ stuff to earn you compliments from...*checks notes*...literally everyone at the pool.

    model in mint and hot pink color blocked one piece with lots of side cutouts
    Lilly's Kloset

    Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $48 (available in sizes S-L).

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


    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." —Jennifer B.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 25 colors).

    28. An absolutely aww-dorable retro-inspired pink and gingham one-piece so cute, I wish it were socially acceptable to wear in non-swim settings, too.

    model in the suit with a pink keyhole bodice and pink and navy gingham lower half
    Unique Vintage

    Get it from Unique Vintage for $88 (available in sizes 4-16).

    29. A clever cutout one-piece that looks like a bikini but offers a little more coverage and a lot more attitude.


    The adjustable halter strap is attached via hooks, which means no more bending your neck in an unnatural position trying to get your straps tied right. 🙌

    Promising review: "I LOVE this bathing suit. I've tried on way too many bathing suits and I didn't find anything I liked before this. The modest ones all looked grannyish on me. I tried this on, and I almost cried. I actually feel sexy in this. I love that it looks like a bikini in the front. I swam with my kids and baby and it stayed in place, without any adjusting. No more frumpy bathing suits for this momma!" —Melze81

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in two prints).

    30. And an OMG-worthy lemon appliqué bikini sure to get you voted ~zest~ dressed at the beach.

    model in yellow bikini with leaf and lemon trim
    Andrea Iyamah

    This Black-owned label's designs are soooo fresh and summery. Also, let's hear it for bikini sets that let you pick a different size for the top and bottoms!

    Get it from Andrea Iyamah for $180 (available in top and bottom sizes XS-XXL).

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

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