7 Stylish Swimsuits—From Bikinis to One-Pieces—to Sport This Summer
Stand out at the shore or the backyard pool.
Whether you're in lockdown taking bikini photos in your living room, lying poolside, or beach lounging while social distancing, this summer might still consist of some spontaneous swim sessions (and photo ops). That means getting your swim look in order. Fortunately, your selection isn’t limited to just triangle top bikinis anymore—designers have started thinking about the summer staple just like they would any other item in your wardrobe, reimagining traditional one-pieces and bikinis in surprising new silhouettes and with fun new design elements. Whether you prefer a sleek and chic monokini or a boldly printed bandeau, we made the daunting process of swimsuit shopping a bit easier.
1 ASOS Recycled Tall Twist Front Cut Out Swimsuit in Mixed Mono
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 swimsuit 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.
To buy: $42; asos.com.
2 The Confetti Sidestroke Bikini Top
3 Hoosier Racerback One Piece
This racerback design keeps the swimsuit cool and modest, while the laser cut detail gives it a hint of edge. And because the slits mold to your shape, it works for both petite and plus-size women.
To buy: $185; strangebikinis.com.
5 Kona Sol Floral-Print Halter Tankini Top
It's time to fall in love with tankinis all over again. They offer easy on and off like your favorite bikini, but more modest coverage like your favorite one-piece. Mix and match this floral-print tankini with a wide selection of high-waisted, bikini, or cheeky bottoms to suit your shape and style.
To buy: $23; target.com.
6 Bleu Rod Beattie Cross Back One Piece Swimsuit
With adjustable shoulder crisscross straps in the back and double sheer insets at the front, this python-print style shows a little skin without being overly revealing.
To buy: $129; bloomingdales.com.
7 Seeksung Retro High Waisted Swimsuit
Full of retro appeal from top to bottom, courtesy of the flattering high-waisted silhouette and polka-dot pattern, this swimsuit wins at being the most trendy throwback.
To buy: $26; amazon.com.
8 Xhilaration Off the Shoulder Smocked Lace-Up Bikini Top
With removable soft cups to fit your bust size, this fashion-forward design could almost pass as a regular top. The off-the-shoulder silhouette and smocked lace-up detailing resembles a modern take on Victorian elements.
To buy: $20; target.com.