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    36 Bathing Suits You'll Want To Wear Right Away

    Finding a great bathing suit can be a ~beach~, so we're here to help.

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

    1. A high-waisted bikini with trim detailing that'll make you sing the Jaws theme under your breath but with the words "Pom-pom......pom-pom......POM-POMPOM-POMPOM-POMPOM-POM!"

    A reviewer in the two-piece suit in blue and white stripe and red pompom trim on the top and bottom
    A reviewer in the red and white stripe suit with white pompom trim

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this swimsuit!!!! Have been eyeing similar swimsuits all the Instagram bloggers wear (by a brand I won’t name :)) but couldn’t justify spending that much on a swimsuit! This is an awesome dupe and the quality is great. I listened to the reviews that recommended sizing up one and I’m glad I did." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and 15 colors and patterns)

    2. A perfectly plain "Always Fits" scoop-back swimsuit in a cool ribbed material you'll never get tired of for years to come — it's designed to mold to the shape of your body and its changes!

    Model in the caramel colored swimsuit with spaghetti straps

    Promising review: "Yup yup and YUP. I have such a hard time with swimsuits. But this is one GREAT. Forms to the body so well! The high leg lengthens my legs and makes me look taller. The back of the suit is so cute. Best of all, I’m comfortable in it!! It’s been a while since I’ve been comfy in a swimsuit. I’m 5’7” and usually a size 10 in most clothes and I got a 3/4. Fits perfect." —Natalie

    Get it from Nordstrom for $89 (available in sizes 00/0–18/24 and four colors).

    3. A tropical-print high-neck bikini sure to never ~leaf~ your side when planning beach days and poolside lounges this summer.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical when it came to ordering a swimsuit online, but I saw such good reviews and customer images. It fits perfectly! The bottoms and the top! I ordered the floral print and it is so beautiful, I can’t wait to wear it. I love how the top has cups in it for additional support and the neckline is beautiful." —Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 24 colors/patterns).

    4. A leopard print bikini set for Fran Fine vibes all day long. Spending the day at the beach and then come home to binge The Nanny on HBO Max? Sign me up.

    A model in the scoop top and high-leg bottom set
    Curvy Fox

    Get it from Curvy Fox for $67.50 (originally $150; available in sizes L–4X).

    Curvy Fox is a Black-owned fashion brand that sells high-quality fashion styles for plus size people.

    5. A celestial-print ruffly bikini, because you and this gorgeous look? It's ~written in the stars~.

    Promising review: "This swimsuit is AWESOME! I usually get my swimsuits at Torrid but couldn’t shell out $80 for a swimsuit but this is a fantastic dupe. Great quality and so cute on! Definitely feel great in this!" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $26.98+ (available in sizes 0X–4X and six prints).

    6. A plunging one-piece with a lace-up front so you can ~customize your cleavage~.

    A reviewer in the plum colored suit
    A reviewer in the orange suit

    Reviewers agree the fabric is a great thickness and quality!

    Promising review: "This swimsuit feels like great quality! Everyone who saw me in it gave me loads of compliments and I felt sexy but like everything would stay in place. I wore it to a party with kids & had no issues swimming and playing either. A really great buy!" —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $14.63+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors/prints).

    7. A cut-out swimsuit for all the look of a two-piece, but without having to worry about your top or bottoms flying off on a waterslide or huge wave.

    A model in the black one piece with open front and back and ties at the sides

    It's hard to tell in the photo, but it's made in a pique fabric with a cool honeycomb texture too!

    Get it from Aerie for $38.46 (originally $54.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL, regular and long).

    8. A one-piece swimsuit with a crocheted front and removable straps you can wear as a bandeau, halter neck, or with a crisscross back. It'll be totally worth the slightly awkward tan lines.

    Promising review: "I never write Amazon reviews, but I had to write one here because I love this swimsuit! Cute, flattering, and great quality for a really low price! This fit like a glove and was exactly the look I was going for. The colors in the photos are pretty true to life, but they still don't do it justice — all of the ones I ordered were beautiful, rich colors. I loved all seven colors and wanted to keep them all. I finally narrowed it down and ended up keeping the navy one and the green one. I also love that the straps are changeable." —Alex L.

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes 4–16 and nine colors).

    9. A ribbed V-wire bikini that's super on trend but classic enough that you won't get tired of it halfway through the summer.

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this suit. Beautiful color and perfect comfortable fit. I also really appreciate the price for an entire bikini made of great quality material. Cannot wait to wear this to the beach on vacation!" —Brianna

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 40 colors/patterns/styles)

    10. A key-hole front, wrap-waist monokini to help you ~earn your stripes~.

    A model in the black and white striped one piece
    Avid Swim

    Get it from Avid Swim for $89 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    Avid Swim is a small luxury swimwear brand based in New York from designer Gionna Nicole.

    11. A scalloped swimsuit inspired by the marvelous mollusk itself (well its shell at least). It's available in two fabrics, a reg ole spandex blend and a textured one that feels kind of vintagey.

    A collage of different reviewers in the two piece high waisted suits with scallop edges in black, blue, light green, and burgundy

    Look at all those reviewers who are happy as a scallop (er, clam)! And btw, the top laces up in the back for an adjustable fit.

    Promising review: "I'm usually skeptical to purchase swimsuits online because I'm a small frame and build, but have a DDD cup size. This swimsuit fits me PERFECTLY. I have several other swimsuits, but this has been my go to since I got it. The scallop detail and lace-up back are so cute and the top is almost like a sports bra, so it covers me well! Great fabric with excellent strength as well. Highly recommend!" —Hailey Bass

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

    12. A one-piece with ruching, mesh inserts, and a high neck for a touch of elegance. It's basically the black tie dress of swimsuits.

    Promising review: "I bought this suit on a whim, after reading an article on social media, of how much this item was selling on Amazon. Honestly, I haven't found a comfortable, decent looking bathing suit in so many years, and after spending lots of money on expensive brands, I truly didn't expect much from a $25 suit, but, after spending an afternoon reading reviews, I was sold. Also, according to the size chart, I was too big for the available sizes, but thanks to the reviews of the lovely ladies here (thanks!) I figured out a size 16 Plus just might work. I have Prime but, the suit was sent via USPS and it was delayed by a day, which was very inconvenient, as I wanted to wear it to the beach, but, oh well. Anyway, when I finally got it and put it on...WOWZA! absolute perfection! Oh my goodness! The fabric is the right thickness, without discomfort. I bent over and it covers everything, and it looks so stylish! I was a bit concerned the mesh would make it look tacky, but it just looks very classy. DO NOT HESITATE! I will buy it in more colors, it is gorgeous. I can't vouch for longevity, or how it will be after wet, but the hundreds of positive reviews say it all." —alfie fernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes SX–22 Plus and 36 colors and patterns).

    13. A ruched, vintage-y two piece that'll make you want to scream "SAY I'M A BIRD!"

    A reviewer in the black suit with high waisted bottoms and tie-front, molded cup top
    Another reviewer in the suit in red floral print

    Yes, I did watch The Notebook last night on TV, and yes I did cry.

    Promising review: "I could not believe I found this swimsuit on Amazon. People will ask you where you got it, how much it is and you will just smile and watch their reaction as you say 'Amazon.' Fits beautifully. Thank you for all the reviews and pics girls, you are amazing!" —Zaki

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–4XL and in black and red; also available in a buuuunch of patterns listed separately).

    14. A chevron maillot designed to be a ~life-size~ reproduction of Barbie's original 1959 swimsuit. You'll check yourself out in the mirror and say "Hey doll!"

    A model in the black and white strapless swimsuit
    Unique Vintage

    Promising review: "I seriously can't say enough good things about this swimsuit. I feel so good in it and the cut and style is impeccable. I love the material, its so soft and holds you in without being uncomfortable! Just an amazing piece and I can't wait to wear it next week!" —Alaina R.

    Get it from Unique Vintage for $88 (available in sizes XS–XXL here and 1X–3X here)

    15. A stunning teal bikini with ruffles on the off-the-shoulder top and strappy cutouts on the high-waisted bottoms that'll make waves.

    A model in the suit

    Get it from Rebdolls for $50: $25 for the top (available in sizes L–4X) and $25 for the bottoms (available in sizes L–4X).

    Rebdolls is a Black-owned business that sells all the fashion items your closet could possibly need.

    16. A bandeau two-piece for anyone who loves high fashion, high waists, and high-cut legs.

    The top also has removable padding for more support.

    Promising review: "I've never purchased a swimsuit off of Amazon before because I've always been nervous about their quality, fit and honestly, the legitimacy of the brands/sellers. I made sure to read all of the reviews/look at all of the customer photos and I was STILL hesitant to buy. I pulled the trigger thinking if I didn't like it then it was only ~$20. But wow, I am so glad I took a chance on this bikini. I love the thick and buttery soft material and to my surprise... it fits perfectly! I'll definitely be buying other patterns." —Marc Lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 42 colors/patterns).

    17. A rose gold bikini with pretty puff sleeve detailing so you feel fancy-schmancy, even when you're drenched in sweat.

    A model in the metallic bikini with high waist bottoms and a ruched front puff sleeve top
    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $190: the top for $110 (available in sizes S–XL) and the bottoms for $80 (available in sizes M–XL) and both available in three colors.

    18. A two-tone, zip-up rashguard so your shoulders don't enter a lobster-lookalike contest. Just make sure to apply sunscreen to your legs and the cutout...and everywhere else.

    Promising review: "I loooooved this bathing suit. OMG one of my best buys off of Amazon. It fit perfectly and it kept me warm. I will def be buying in other colors. If I could give 10 stars I would." —Gabbie

    Get it from Amazon for $16.66+ (available in sizes S–XXL and four colors)

    19. A gingham balconette bikini with lots of support to make swimsuit shopping with bigger boobs more of a picnic.

    A model in the black and white top and high waist bottoms

    Get it from Asos: the top for $28.50 (originally $35; available in sizes 6D/DD–28E/F) and available with two mix-n-match bottoms on the same page: in a tie-side style and in a high waist style.

    20. A deep-V swimsuit in a nautical stripe that'll fit right in on the seaside.

    Promising review: "This was my first attempt at buying a swimsuit online without trying it on, and I was super nervous...but I LOVE this suit. Finding swimsuits is always a hassle with my bust size (36D), but this keeps the girls covered. No cutting into my skin anywhere. I was so excited to find out that it has a lining, so it's a double layer. Definitely recommend!" —ldkeim

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S–3X and 18 colors and patterns).

    21. A leopard-print two piece with a wireless top and cheeky bottoms that'll have you walking on the wild side.

    Model in the leopard print suit with scoop top and mid-rise bottoms

    Get it from Boohooo for $18: the top for $10 (originally $16; available in sizes 14–24) and the bottoms for $8 (originally $16; available in sizes  12–24).

    22. A long-line, strappy two-piece suit featuring bra-like underwire support that'll never ~leave you hanging~.

    Promising review: "When it comes to ordering bathing suits off Amazon I was nervous due to previous orders. I tried this bathing suit on and I LOVED IT!!! I can't wait to wear it on my cruise in a few weeks. I'm considering getting this same suit just in a different color. Lets just say I would definitely order from them again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes M–3X and four colors and patterns)

    23. An off-the-shoulder one-piece that'll make your friends try to ~butter~ you up to figure out where you bought it.

    A model in the buttercup yellow smocked one piece with three buttons on the chest in a henley style
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $64 (available in sizes XS/S–M/L).

    24. A classic triangle bikini that'll cause a rift between you and your other favorite swimsuit — love ~triangles~ are no joke. 

    A reviewer in the flag print bikini
    A other reviewer in the white suit

    Promising review: "I’ve tried probably 10+ bathing suits from amazon looking to find one that fits right, IS NOT a thong, has padding, and ties on the sides and this is it. I bought it in black also because I love how it fits so much. It still has a cheeky bottom but it provides far more coverage than any suit I’ve purchased within the last few years. I highly recommend this suit!" —Mackenzie Lindquist

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 23 colors and patterns).

    25. A LBS (little back swimsuit) you'll wear for years to come. It has barely-there straps in the back and high-cut legs for the look you want, but no slipping and sliding in the water.

    A model in the black high-neck top and bottoms from the front
    The same model from the back to show the thin, cross-cross straps

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE this one piece. Could not recommend this more. Fits like a glove!! The back closure is beautiful." —Lilly Calderson

    Get it from Ocin for $168: the top for $88 (available in sizes XXS–L and five colors) and the bottoms for $80 (available in sizes XXS–L and five colors). You can mix and match any of their tops and bottoms too!

    Ocin is an Asian-owned eco-swim label based in Vancouver. They use 100% recycled polyesters from plastic bottles.

    26. A cross-over one-piece with structural waist detailing and sheer accents so you'll stand out in the crowd. Just tuck this baby into shorts, and you can totally wear it off the beach, too!

    A model in the black swimsuit with black and mesh stripe waistband and crossover shoulder straps
    A reviewer sitting in the teal swimsuit

    Promising review: "This is seriously the best bathing suit that I have ever worn!! It provides amazing support (which is so hard to find). You won’t be disappointed!" —MrsFoster

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and 38 colors/patterns)

    27. A lace-up front bikini, because both pieces are REVERSIBLE, so you can get twice as many (or more) wears out of it on vacation — and twice as many Instagrams. You can also mix and match the sides for a cute look!

    A reviewer in the black and white stripe side of the set (with tie-front string style top and hip hugger bottoms)
    The same reviewer in the white floral side of the swimsuit

    All the options have one floral side, and then either a striped or solid reverse.

    Promising review: "I live on a tropical island and a consequence of that (together with my shopping problem) is that I own like a gazillion bikinis. This one is in my top 5. The fact that it is also probably the cheapest one I’ve ever bought means this one is a no brainer. Get it! It’ll make your boobs look great ;) According to the sizing chart I should have gotten a small but after reading a few reviews I decided to go with the medium and that worked out." —m

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and six colors/patterns)

    28. A fishnet accent swimsuit, because you're a real ~catch~. With the sheer accents, high waist cut, and scoop neck you'll be ~reeling in~ those compliments.

    Promising review: "LOVE this suit. As a curvy girl, it's so difficult difficult to find a suit that fits well and is still a little sexy and fun. This fits the bill! I felt great and got so many compliments. Ordered two more in the other colors (no neon green for me haha). New favorite!" —Kate Murray

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes L–3X and four colors)

    29. A striped bralette-style bikini, because an OOTD matching with your beach umbrella?? Chef's kiss.

    A model in the white and light blue stripe set

    Get it from Lively for $80 (available in sizes XS–XXL) — you can also mix and match with the busty bralette!

    30. A one-shoulder color-block suit, because two colors are better than one. Reviewers swear by this bb staying *put* in and out of the water, too.

    Promising review: "Love this suit and get compliments on it all the time. Not cheeky at all, and I don’t have to worry about anything popping out while playing in the pool with kids. I am usually a medium but sized up to a large because I have a long torso and didn’t want a permanent wedgie. Fit was really great!" —John S.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 20 colors)

    31. A delicious-looking halter swimsuit, because "Watermelon Sugar" is still the vibe for the summer of 2021 and I will not hear argument!!!

    A model in the orange, watermelon-print one piece

    Get it from ModCloth for $89 (available in sizes XS–1X).

    32. A plunging one-piece with peekaboo detailing that'll be the key(hole) to your ultimate beach  Instagram.

    Promising review: "Amazing. The color is bold and the fit is great. I feel like a hot mama in it." —Tara Richardson

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL)

    33. A cute, color-block two-piece made to last during water sports, whether that's surfing, tubing, or waterskiing...or if you're like me, just hiding under an umbrella and reading/snacking.

    model wearing the suit with high waisted bottom and spaghetti strap top with colorblocks of pink and red
    Left on Friday

    Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping Editor Abby Kass has to say: "This is one of my favorite swimsuits, and it has been for the past couple of years. The colors in it are amazing, and it's SO soft. Like I think it may be the softest suit I've ever worn (I mean that in the best way possible). I wore it a lot two summers ago, and then I sadly didn't have it with me last summer, and I missed it dearly. I was reunited with it recently, and now I am ready to rock it again this summer because this suit deserves all the glory. I feel so stylish when I wear it yet I know that I can actually swim and do other water sports in it as well (I have yet to try surfing, but maybe this year is my year! Haha) The fabric also dries quickly and is fade and snag resistant, so I def think it's worth the higher price tag."

    Promising review: "I love this suit! It's super comfortable with fabric that holds everything in but still super soft and straps that don't dig in. I love the design of the party wave colorway and that both the top and bottom mix and match with solid colors too. This is my go-to suit!" —Emma

    Get it from Left on Friday for $170: $85 (for the top; available in sizes XS–XL and in seven colors) and $85 (for the bottom; available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors).

    Left on Friday is a small woman-owned business creating swimsuits that are cute and can be worn for water sports!

    34. A tie-front one piece so you will ~knot~ have a hard time packing for your tropical vacation. You'll want to wear this day after day!

    It also means you can tie it up top to fit you p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y.

    Promising review: "Bought this bathing suit five days before going to the Dominican Republic. BEST LAST-MINUTE BUY EVER!!! The straps are great if you have a smaller torso like myself because they are adjustable. The back is a sexy cut but your whole rear isn't out. MY BOYFRIEND LOVED IT. LOL!! The front can be untied so you can get the proper support. I love love love this impulse buy and am going to get other colors for upcoming trips." —N. Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 19 colors and patterns — including snake and leopard prints!).

    35. A *three*-piece swim set that comes with a ruched skirt coverup for a one-and-done outfit you don't have to think twice about. And how pretty is this lavender marble print?

    A model in the triangle suit with miniskirt coverup
    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $20.40 (originally $51; available in sizes 0–10).

    36. A ruffly swimsuit that'll make you want to ~take the plunge~ this summer. And the open, lace-up back is just as cute as the front!

    A reviewer in the plunge-neck one piece swimsuit in olive green
    A reviewer showing the back of the swimsuit

    Promising review: "OH MY WORD. BUY IT, BUY IT, BUY IT!!! Worth every penny, and honestly way cheaper than you’ll find in any store! SO flattering, and it’s conservative, yet still plenty sexy! I was nervous for the top to fit because the booty is always disproportionate to my top section. Fits JUST fine, and I don’t even feel the need to put on a cover up (although I know I will) when walking around. Very self-conscious person speaking here, and I feel like a million bucks in this thing. Great quality, adjustable back to pull the top a smidge tighter (or let out), and the pleating on the tummy is just a fabulous plus. DO IT!!!" —Henry

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 19 colors/patterns).

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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