Swimsuit shopping can be a tad bit annoying at times. You have the fit issues, finding the right one, and the fact that you most likely will only rock it a few times a year (mostly during the summer). As a result, many women find themselves forgoing the entire process altogether and who could blame them? But, thankfully, there are more and more amazing, diverse, meant-to-fit-real-women bathing suits that it is making ladies excited to go shopping for summer.
Once you find the right suit, it’s the happiest of moments. Why should you only wear such an amazing find only to the pool or the beach?! If you notice, swimsuits can do double duty as a cool bodysuit, with more shapewear-like fabric and sexy cutouts. A lot of two-piece bathing suit tops can become the perfect crop top with a pair of denim shorts. Or, you can throw a dramatic maxi skirt over a glamorous one-piece for a ’70s disco-chic look. The possibilities are endless! Knowing this, I wanted to select 29 rad swimsuits that you can effortlessly style to wear off the beach and outside the pool.
Norma Kamali Snake Mesh Mio
If you want to embrace your inner J-Lo, both on and off the beach, then this glam Norma Kamali swimsuit is for you. Available in either white or black, the one-piece Snake Mesh Mio features mesh cutouts that show sexy peeks of skin, much like Jennifer Lopez’s red carpet gowns. You can rock this swimsuit like a bodysuit, with jeans, wide-leg pants, a pencil skirt, and more. When you think of all the different ways you can wear this piece, in addition to as a bathing suit, the investment makes sense!
Available at shopbop.com, $265
Hello Beach Long Sleeve Cut Out One Piece Monokini Swimsuit
It’s so cool that swimwear is available in so many different forms. You don’t have to get a bikini; you can get a tankini, shortkini, and even a long-sleeve one-piece swimsuit. The options are endless — get what you feel the best in! This long-sleeve monokini by Hello Beach is so cute and easy to restyle again. Wear it with sweatpants and sneakers for a stylish athleisure look, or throw an easy, breezy wrap skirt over it and wear with wedges for cocktails after the beach.
Available at fuzweb.com, $20.99
Martha of Miami Latina AF One Piece Swimsuit
I personally love tees, tanks, and other clothing items that have words emblazoned on them. It’s a fun way to stylishly let the world know who you are, and what you stand for. So, naturally, I love this badass swimsuit by Martha of Miami, which reads “Latina AF,” and is available in magenta, and black. How cute would this look with jean shorts and cute sandals or throwback sneakers?!
Available at marthaofmiami.com, $44.99
Torrid Contrast Piping One-Piece Swimsuit
Bold curves look amazing in throwback, glamorous, structured (corset-y) tops. They whittle your waist and lift and highlight your chest, creating that hourglass look. Torrid’s Contrast Piping One-Piece Swimsuit does all this, with a pop of white piping against a black backdrop. How amazing would this look worn with a pencil skirt and heels, and a blazer to finish the sharp look?!
Available at torrid.com, $74.17
Johanna Ortiz Old Smoky Moonshine Deep-V Swimsuit
Bodysuits are fab, but sometimes they can be too simple, or ballerina/gymnastics looking for the outfit you envision. That’s why swimsuits are great. You get all the benefits of a bodysuit, but with interesting details, cutouts, the compression of shapewear, a satiny sheen, and rich colors. Just look at this tropical bathing suit by Johanna Ortiz. The color is unique, the deep v in both the front and back are dramatic, and the flower is the perfect finishing touch.
Available at modaoperandi.com, $545
Xhilaration™ Women’s Palm Print Scoop Back One Piece Swimsuit
Target is a great destination for finding a good variety of swimwear (and just about everything else). You will see swim shorts, other mix and match separates, and on-trend styles galore. Like this fun palm print one-piece swimsuit by Xhilaration™. It features the Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral, and a big trend for the year: tropical. This would look great with some jean shorts and pastel Keds or Vans.
Available at target.com, $29.99
ViX One-shoulder Brazilian One-piece Swimsuit
Remember I mentioned gorgeous swimsuits with a satiny sheen and disco glam vibes? This bathing suit from ViX is a perfect example of what I was talking about! It comes in the most gorgeous dark green color, and has such a precise cut, it looks like it was done by laser. And the tie in the back is just another stylish feature. This would look wonderful with high-waisted, wide-leg black pants, or an equally on-trend ruffle-trim wrap skirt.
Available at victoriassecret.com, $176
ELLEJAY Amores Black One-Piece Swimsuit
During the summer, chances are, you’re going to be living in tanks. Tank tops are great, but sometimes you want something with a little more oomph. This swimsuit, by ELLEJAY gives you the neutral, go-with-anything benefit of a classic black tank top, but the graphic cutouts adds a touch of edge and style. You can wear this as a top with a lot of different bottoms for various sleek looks.
Available at lulus.com, $162
Johanna Ortiz Two-Piece Swimsuit
This two-piece bathing suit by Johanna Ortiz is so cool and different. First, you have a beautiful, sky blue spaghetti strap swimsuit that you can wear as a bodysuit with practically anything. Then, you get the added bonus of a white, button-up which works as a timeless closet staple. You can swim in this, lounge in this, wear it together, or layer the pieces separately with other clothing.
Available at yoox.com, $363
allSisters High Mock Neck One-Piece Swimsuit
This one-piece swimsuit, by allSisters features a chic, high mock neck in the front, and sexy yet elegant cut out in the back. This is another classic turned on its head. When you want to wear a white summer top with something extra, this is what you should go for. Plus, it’s beach and pool ready!
Available at victoriassecret.com, $145
Aqua Green® Women’s High Neck Swim Romper
Swim rompers are so revolutionary. You can swim in a completely covered up, yet still summery outfit, and it’s perfect to go from the beach or pool to lunch and drink afterwards. And, you can wear it any other day of the year as a cute, everyday romper! This is a perfect item to pack in your luggage, as it serves so many purposes. This swim romper fromTarget is stylish and only $40!
Available at target.com, $39.99
Raisins Curve Trendy Plus Size Juniors’ Stingray Short-Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit
You want variety in your swimwear choices, including some options you don’t see everywhere. Like this Stingray Short-Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit by Raisins Curve. How glam is this bathing suit? The navy color is gorgeous, the sleeves are dramatic, and the whole look stylish. And did we mention that it’s on sale too?!
Available at macys.com, $67.99
Old Navy Tie-Front Long Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit
You can always count on Old Navy for providing stylish yet also classic wardrobe staples, that you’ll wear a million times. And, the brand also knows how to be on-trend. Just look at this super cute bathing suit of theirs! It features long sleeves and partakes in this year’s tie-front trend. You can wear this continuously as a cute bodysuit, and it also comes in the prettiest teal color!
Available at oldnavy.com, $21.50
Lulus Get It Right Black Halter One-Piece Swimsuit
A dramatic halter top is so timeless. You immediately think of yesteryear and the glamour that came with it. A halter is a wardrobe staple, that instantly adds style and sex appeal to any outfit. I found a great halter swimsuit at Lulu’s for $52 that you can wear a million different ways. And it also comes in mustard yellow — one of the top colors for 2019!
Available at lulus.com, $52
Fashion Nova Undercover Swimsuit Set
Selena wearing a black mesh top, whether it was on stage, or on a boat, is such an iconic moment in Latinx fashion history. Fashion Nova’s Undercover Swimsuit Set lets you have that legendary ’90s on-trend moment today, with a cropped black mesh top, and matching sports-bra style bikini underneath.
Available at fashionnova.com, $34.99
Lisa Marie Fernandez Black Button Seersucker Cardigan
A swim cardigan — wrap your mind around that awesomeness. Lisa Marie Fernandez takes the ladylike, Chanel-ish vibes of a proper cardigan, crops it, and gives you the official topper of summer. You can wear this with their matching seersucker and horn one-piece swimsuit, bikini, their cropped linen pants and more.
Available at lisamariefernandez.com, $195
Kenneth Cole Reaction Plus Size Swim Romper
Swim rompers are so cool, convenient, and I’m sure comfy that I had to include another stylish option in this roundup. This Kenneth Cole Reaction Plus Size Swim Romper comes in either a vibrant indigo or classic black, and manages to be both drapey and flattering, with a wrap front and back. It’s such a forever summer piece!
Available at swimoutletcom, $71.99-$112
ViX Dolce Bandana One-Piece Swimsuit
It’s safe to say that ViX makes stylish swimsuits, that are versatile, able to be worn in different ways and work both on and off the boardwalk. Another ViX creation I wanted to highlight is their Dolce Bandana One-Piece Swimsuit. Available in a fun printed option, and also in a blue-grey option, this swimsuit features a fun midriff cut-out, a tie-front detail, and has both removable padding and partially-adjustable straps for a better fit for you.
Available at net-a-porter.com, $42
Fashion Nova Standout Metallica Swimsuit
I’m a girl who lives for metallics. They’re neutrals that will go with so much in your closet, but they also add a huge dose of glam and interest to whatever you’re wearing (win-win!). If you want to stand out at the beach and beyond, donning a shiny metallic top/swimsuit will make it happen. Fashion Nova has this fun one-piece suit that comes in several colors, including bronze, blue metal, and purple metal.
Available at fashionnova.com, $27.98-$34.99
Old Navy Off-the-Shoulder Swimsuit
We have another great swimsuit option from Old Navy that you can definitely rock long after summer is over. Their navy-and-white striped off-the-shoulder swimsuit has such a chic vintage nautical, French vibe to it, that you’ll want to rock it with maxi skirts, cropped pants, or any other effortlessly stylish pieces you can think of!
Available at oldnavy.com, $25
ASOS DESIGN High Neck High Leg Racer Slogan Swimsuit with Reflective Zip
Two things are majorly trending right now: neon and long-sleeve swimwear, a la surfers who wear rash guards. ASOS, always on-trend, combined these two trends to create an ultra-cool, super bright swimsuit (which also comes in neon orange) that you can rock with ’90s jeans, black joggers, and more.
Available at us.asos.com, $45
Swimsuits for All Highland High Neck Tankini with Banded Short
Whether you’re on the beach or by the pool, it’s great to have swimwear stylish enough (and covered up enough) that you can also wear it when you go out after to a close-by restaurant or bar. This adorable, classic polka-dot two-piece looks like a stylish top and shorts, which it is — but it’s also swimwear! Talk about doing double duty!
Available at swimsuitsforall.com, $44.80
J. Crew Underwire One-Piece Seersucker Swimsuit
This next swimwear piece is so cute, and stylish, and retro. Can’t you picture yourself lounging poolside at a mid-century resort in this J. Crew’s Underwire One-Piece Seersucker Swimsuit? All you need to complete this summery look is red lipstick and matching sandals. Afterward, you can rock this with red high/paper-bag waist wide-leg pants, or with jeans and a crisp white blazer.
Available at jcrew.com, $118
Fashion Nova Three Strikes Swimsuit
A baseball T-shirt is a great everyday piece that looks effortlessly casually stylish, tomboyish, and vintage-y. Fashion Nova took all these factors and put them into their Three Strikes Swimsuit. Sure, you can definitely swim in it, but why not rock it with a pair of shorts, joggers, or jeans?!
Available at fashionnova.com, $22.98
ASOS DESIGN Slinky Layered Unitard Swimsuit
Okay, ASOS has another swim winner in this cool ’80s/’90s unitard with a hot pink (another big 2019 color) belt. You can swim in this, lounge in this, go out in this. It’s so easy to dress with up or down, depending on your mood and where you’re headed off to after catching some sun.
Available at us.asos.com, $45
J. Crew Grosgrain Tie-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit
J. Crew gave us another retro preppy glam moment with this one-piece swimsuit with grosgrain ribbons, and princess seams, which ensure a feminine fit. You can swim in this, catch some rays, and then throw a dramatic long skirt over it for a dinner out in paradise.
Available at jcrew.com, $118
LOVESHACKFANCY Jasper One Piece Swimsuit
LOVESHACKFANCY’s Jasper One Piece Swimsuit is so sweet, feminine, and vintage-looking, that you’ll want to wear it to the beach, the pool, and everywhere else. This would look great with jean shorts, as well as summery pants and skirts.
Available at shopbop.com, $275
She Made Me Inika Crochet Bikini Top
While writing this fashion article, I made it a point to include a great boho crochet option. This is the type of swimsuit you see women pairing with distressed jean shorts, relaxed pants, cute sandals, and summer accessories. The She Made Me Inika Crochet Bikini Top was made with a matching bottom, but you can get so much use from the top, time and time again. There are also other matching crochet pieces from the brand you can mix and match together to create various looks.
Available at shopbop.com, $215
ASOS DESIGN Recycled Frill Bandeau Swimsuit
I also made it a point to include a strapless swimsuit which featured a ruffle at the bust. It’s an easy fit, that allows you to get an even tan on your arms, chest, and back, while also adding a touch of the feminine. Add some stripes in different directions, and this becomes a fun bathing suit with a pretty, dramatic, punk vibe, that you’ll want to wear again and again.
Available at us.asos.com, $35