The Best Swimwear Under $100 That’s Anything But Basic


Summer is quickly approaching, which means NOW is the time to buy a brand-new bikini, one-piece, wrap, sarong, etc.. If you’ve already bought your summer swimwear, buy more. I mean, what’s going to happen? (Having multiple options never hurt anyone.)
 

Worried about cash? Don’t be. There are literally hundreds of brands (and independent designers!) selling one-of-a-kind swimsuits—yes, the whole thing; not just the top or the bottom—for less than $100. Unsure of where to look? Here are a few of my favorites. 

 

The one-piece is back and it’s more affordable than ever. 

 

From ultra-femme floral prints to ruffles, straps, and peek-a-boo cutouts, the one-piece bathing suit has suddenly become chic (and dare I say, modern?). 

 

When I was younger, the one-piece swimsuit had a bad rap. Back then, only the nerdy girls wore one-piece suits whereas the popular crowd flaunted around the beach in what my younger-self thought of as super-stylish bikinis. I wasn’t allowed to wear a two-piece until I was older. Now that I’m a real adult, however, there’s no doubt in my mind that the one-piece suit deserves some serious praise. (Thank you, Farrah Fawcett.) Plus, a one-piece gives me the opportunity to kind-of hide my endo-belly, if necessary. 

CHELSEA28

Easy Retro Leopard Print One-Piece Swimsuit

$79$40

MADEWELL

Second Wave Crisscross One-Piece Swimsuit

$69.5$42

JADE SWIM

Apex One-shoulder Swimsuit – Womens – Yellow

$198$99

SOLID & STRIPED

One-piece swimsuits

$158$95

DKNY

Printed Mesh-Detail One-Piece Swimsuit Women’s Swimsuit

$98$49

CALVIN KLEIN

Logo-Print U-Back One-Piece Swimsuit Women’s Swimsuit

$98$49

DKNY

Mesh-Accent One-Piece Swimsuit Women’s Swimsuit

$108$54

MONKI

recycled polyester textured scoop neck swimsuit in dusty blue

$40

SOLID & STRIPED

Nina Belted One Piece Swimsuit

$158$94.8

 

 

The two-piece bikini isn’t going anywhere. 

 

Sure, the one-piece has made its way onto the runway, but that doesn’t mean the bikini is out. (I mean, I don’t think the two-piece suit will ever go out of style.) The best news? With these super-affordable prices, you don’t have to choose—you can buy both! I know I’m going to. 

BEACH RIOT

Sydney One Piece

$138$96

AILA BLUE

Noah Striped Bikini Bottom – Green M at Urban Outfitters

$84$65

OUT FROM UNDER

Vee Solid Bikini Bottom – Blue S at Urban Outfitters

$42$24

CUPSHE

Summer Stripe Off-The-Shoulder Bikini

$16

ASOS DESIGN

High Waist Bikini in Mixed Paisley Print-Multi

$16

FRENCH CONNECTION

Floral Stripe Highwaist Bikini

$19

MW

Madewell Second Wave Rainbow-Trimmed Sport Bikini 

$49.5$20

NASTYGAL

Stalking the Sun Leopard Bikini 

$20

RIVER ISLAND

Plunge Bikini 

$20

SEAFOLLY

Tropical Hipster Bikini 

$20

CANDYPANTS

Sequin String Triangle Bikini 

$20

MONKI

Bubble Rib Buckle Detail Bikini

$20

 

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