7 Stylish (and Affordable!) Swimsuits

Whether you prefer a sleek and chic one-piece or a boldly printed bikini, these options are as easy on the eyes as they are on the wallet.


Aerie Cutout Ring One Piece Swimsuit


A strategic combo of print and cut-outs, this suit is one situation in which horizontal stripes actually have a slimming effect—they draw attention to the narrowest part the suit (conveniently located at your waist).

To buy: $53; aerie.com.

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Express Color Block Bandeau Bikini Top and High Waisted Bottom


Full of retro appeal from top to bottom, courtesy of the bandeau cut and flattering high waisted silhouette and sporty seventies-inspired colors. Also available in coral and white.

To buy: Top, $17; and bottoms, $15; express.com.

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French Connection Halter Neck Plunge Swimsuit


More than meets the eye, this minimalist maillot is made from a high-performance fabric that acts like Spanx to smooth and mold your figure. Diagonal seams provide even more shaping power. The plunging neckline is especially flattering on smaller busts. Also available in black and white.

To buy: $88; frenchconnection.com.

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Gap Floral Tie-Front Bikini Top and Side-Tie Bikini Bottom


Love the look of two-pieces that tie, but hate when they come undone in the waves? This suit solves that problem—the tie details are all decorative, so you get all of the style with none of the worry.

To buy: Top, $32; and bottoms, $28; gap.com.

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H&M Patterned Swimsuit


Between the eye-catching print and the intricate, seamed construction, this swimsuit could pass for a designer piece (no one needs to know it was only $40!). Padded, underwire cups provide ample support, while removable straps let you convert from a strapless style to a halter.

To buy: For a similar product: $60; nordstrom.com.

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Boden Salerno Bikini Top and Bottoms


Beautiful embroidered detailing isn’t the only thing this suit has going for it. The lightly padded cups and supportive band keep everything in place, while the medium-coverage bottoms have high-cut openings (which make legs appear longer). Also available in pink.

To buy: Top, $33; and bottoms, $36; bodenusa.com.

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Heidi Klum Swim Printed Swimsuit


Perfect for a tropical getaway (or even just the local pool), bright orange tassels accent this ruched, sweetheart neckline swimsuit.

To buy: $90; theoutnet.com.

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