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

By Maggie Seaver
June 11, 2019
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Laura Ashley UO Exclusive Mixed Print Monokini

The monokini—the ultimate fusion of a one-piece and bikini—is shaping up to be summer's hottest swimsuit style. Not only is this trendy bathing suit design insanely cute and versatile (go for subtle paneling or barely there cutouts), it's the ideal pick for anyone who can't decide between a one-piece or two-piece. This one mixes two chic pastel patterns perfect for warm weather (oh, and it's under $80!).

To buy: $79; urbanoutfitters.com.


Aerie Pop One-Shoulder Bikini

All the flattering comfort of a familiar bandeau top—with extra-stylish dimension from the one-shoulder neckline, white piping, and adorable swimmers print.

To buy: Top, $35, and bottom, $35; ae.com.


Gap Racerback Print One-Piece

Printed in a modern marble pattern, this sleek suit is fully lined for extra coverage, plus it features an eye-catching cut-out back.

To buy: $70; gap.com.


H&M Ruffled Bikini

Full of retro appeal from top to bottom, courtesy of the flattering high-waisted silhouette and vibrant floral pattern. Also available in black and white.

To buy: Top, $20; and bottoms, $18; hm.com.


Aerie "The One" Piece Racerback Swimsuit

Perfect for a tropical getaway (or even just the local pool), this cute affordable swimwear boasts a scoop neckline and high-cut leg for a more flattering fit.

To buy: $35; ae.com.


Lime Ricki Flora High-Neck Peplum Tankini

It's time to fall in love with tankinis again. They offer easy on and off like your favorite bikini, but more modest coverage like your favorite one-piece—perfect. Mix and match this floral-print peplum tankini with a wide selection of high-waisted, bikini, or cheeky bottoms to suit your shape and style. Includes a built-in shelf bra and foam cups, and fits bust sizes A to D+ cup.

To buy: Top, $63; and bottoms, $42; limericki.com.


French Connection Quick Dry Halter Swimsuit

More than meets the eye, this minimalist maillot is made from a high-performance fabric that acts like Spanx to smooth out your figure.

To buy: $68; usa.frenchconnection.com.

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