The Best Swimsuits for Literally Every Body
The Best Swimsuits, Period.
Summer is just a few months away, and that means it’s almost time to whip out all the warm-weather pieces you’ve been itching to wear, like flowy sundresses, cute and comfy walking sandals, and, most importantly, a go-to swimsuit. There are so many bathing suit styles on the market, it can be a bit overwhelming to pick just one. You’ll find one-pieces with plunging necklines and halter tops, high necklines or racerback straps, retro cut-outs, and even fun details like ruffles and peplum hems. If you’re a fan of two-piece swimsuits or bikinis, you can mix and match different tops and bottoms, like a high-waisted bikini bottom with a bandeau-style top or a high-rise, high-cut bottom with a bandeau top.
To help you sift through all the options and find the bathing suit for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best swimsuits for every preference. You’ll find styles with various cuts, brands, and price points.
But if there’s one thing to keep in mind, it’s that you can wear any style of swimsuit you damn well want. It’s 2021, and gone are the days of sticking to conventionally “flattering” swimsuits that are meant to slim, pull-in, or hide certain areas of your body. Instead, swimwear (and society, thank goodness) has evolved to be more about embracing what makes your body unique and emphasizing what makes you feel comfortable and confident. So, no matter your body type, go forth and rock any one of these styles.
RuuheeCriss Cross High Waisted 2 Piece Bathing Suit
Available in 16 different colors and patterns, this bathing suit is Amazon’s number one best-selling bikini set. It’s received over 4,000 five-star ratings from shoppers who say that it’s “flattering and comfortable.” The top is lined with padding, has adjustable straps that ensure a perfect fit, and features a criss-cross detail, while the bottom has a cute ruching detail that accentuates the high-waisted style.
Cupshe Women's V Neck One Piece Swimsuit
It’s not hard to see why this option from Cupshe — with a plunging neckline, a cutout back, and a fun ruffle accent — is Amazon’s top-selling one-piece swimsuit. Available in 18 different colors, including a few floral patterns, the suit comes in sizes ranging from extra small to XXL, and reviewers say it makes them feel confident. Others point out that the suit has a cheeky cut, but say it still provides a decent amount of coverage.
SweatyRocks Women's Sexy Bathing Suits Criss Cross Tie Knot Swimwear
This strappy one-piece is an especially striking option thanks to its deep neckline and mostly open back. It comes in 35 different colors, including plenty of animal print picks, and shoppers say they appreciate how versatile the one-piece is — the straps can be tied in a wide variety of ways — and that it fits on larger chests.
Sea Level Front Zip One-Piece Swimsuit
If you prefer a little more coverage or want a sporty-sleek look, this one-piece from Sea Level is a great versatile option since you can wear it totally zipped up or zip it halfway down. It also has an internal bra with soft cups that make it supportive and comfortable to wear, especially if you’re planning on being active at the beach or pool. Plus, the coverage afforded by the sleeves provides extra protection against the sun.
Tempt Me Women’s High-Neck Mesh Ruched Monokini
This V-neck monokini features more than 12,000 perfect five-star ratings, so you can trust that it’ll fit great and look great in person. The one-piece features a high-neck cut paired with a plunging, mesh-covered neckline. Even better? With its built-in padded bra and supportive neck hook closure, the bathing suit will actually stay put when you’re moving around. Available in 16 gorgeous shades, it also has a belted detail just above the waist and ruched fabric on the torso.
Athleta Freestyle Colorblock Bikini Top and Freestyle Colorblock Bottom
This colorblocked option from Athleta is great for those who love the look of a two-piece but want something a little more secure than a string bikini. Made with recycled fabric, the triangle top and brief-style bottom (Buy It, $59, athleta.com) are both designed to stay put during laps and water workouts. Plus, its strappy back adds a fun, playful touch.
Hilor One-Shoulder Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit
One-shoulder cuts offer an eye-catching, asymmetrical look, as seen in this top-rated option from Hilor. Available in multiple colors, the fully-lined one-piece has removable padding, ruched material throughout the torso, and an adorable ruffle detail.
Lively The Busty Bralette and the Bikini
Lively’s Busty Bralette and matching The Bikini bottoms (Buy It, $45, wearlively.com) are a great set if you’re looking for a little more support up top. Both are made with 80 percent recycled nylon fabric and come in five different pattern options. The top comes in three sizes, ideal for those who wear D to DDD bra cups, and its adjustable straps make it customizable for a great fit. (Related: How to Shop for Sustainable Activewear)
Old Navy Long-Line Bralette Swim Top and High-Waisted Swim Bottoms
Get into the tie-dye trend with this playful pastel option from Old Navy. The longline top offers plenty of support and comfort thanks to its wide straps, underwire, and banded hem, all while having a sweet, retro-inspired look. Paired with the brand’s High-Waisted Swim Bottoms (Buy It, $32, oldnavy.com), it makes for a playful poolside option that’s available in sizes 1X to 4X.
Sovoyontee High Waisted Full Coverage Swimsuit
This two-piece swimsuit — which consists of a halter top and a high-waisted bottom with a tie wrap — offers a good amount of coverage with plenty of pretty design details. More than 2,600 Amazon shoppers gave the set a five-star rating, with many saying that it’s high-quality and fits well. It’s available in five colors and two patterns, with the option to choose between a narrow or wide halter strap.
American Trends Tankini Swimsuit
The ruffled top of this tankini is a fun option for those interested in a full-coverage suit. Paired with high-waisted bottoms that have ruching on the sides, the two-piece suit is comfortable and cute, according to Amazon shoppers, nearly 600 of whom left it a five-star rating. With 18 color combos to choose from (including many floral patterns), there’s an option for every preference.
Summersalt The Marina Bikini Top and The Diagonal Mid-Rise Bo
Made with eco-friendly material, this colorful top has built-in cups, adjustable straps, and a slight compression fit so it always stays snug and secure. What’s more, it pairs perfectly with the matching color-blocked swim bottoms (Buy It, $45; summersalt.com), which are mid-rise and offer the fullest level of butt coverage from the brand (no wedgies here!). If the bold pink and orange shade isn't your thing, you can choose between three other color-blocked options, plus two striped patterns.
Eloquii Drama Ruffle One Piece Swimsuit
With a cutout in the front and back, this ruffled one-piece from Eloquii is loved by shoppers who say it’s well-made and “fits perfectly.” Its thick fabric and full-body lining give a smoothing effect, while the bust area has built-in foam cups and an inner sling bra to mimic the support of an underwire. The black swimsuit is available in sizes 12 through 28. (Related: Stop Doubling Up On Sports Bras, and Shop This Five-Star Find Instead)
Hilor Women's Crossover One Piece
Another Amazon best-seller, this one-piece swimsuit with a criss-cross neckline has more than 4,000 five-star ratings from shoppers. Many say that it’s especially great for those with larger busts, and some even call it “the best bathing suit” they’ve ever worn. Plus, it’s available in an impressive 41 different colors.
Lenny Niemeyer Ruched Halter Swimsuit
This halter-top one-piece has a low-cut neckline, ruched material throughout the suit, and a tie-neck halter that leaves the back open. It comes in two solid colors — black or olive green — that keep your look classic.
Pez D’Or Montego Bay One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit
This one-piece option from Pez D’Or is both fashionable and functional—and it’s one of the best maternity swimsuits you’ll find. Made with stretchy, fully-lined material, it features a cute black-and-white pattern, a built-in bra with padded cups, and a stable halter top that’ll keep you (and your baby bump) supported and comfortable at all times. (Related: Cute Maternity Workout Clothes You'll Actually Want to Wear While Pregnant)
Summersalt The Deep Dive One-Piece
The combination of a dramatic, plunging neckline and striking colors on this supportive suit will definitely make a statement at the beach or pool. Designed with a strappy open back and built-in soft cups, it comes in six color-blocked shades.
Eloquii Puff Sleeve Bikini Top and High-Waisted Bikini Bottom
As it turns out, you can get in on the puffy sleeves trend — even when you’re in the water. This romantic top from Eloquii adds off-the-shoulder puffed sleeves to a bandeau to increase security (it’s less likely to slip down) and to make it look especially cute. Paired with the matching High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms (Buy It, $70, eloquii.com), shoppers say it’s basically a compliment magnet.
Cupshe Women's Bikini Swimsuit Cutout Low Waist Two Piece
The low back and side cut-outs of this bikini top make it a unique alternative to a more typical string bikini, and the ridged, velvety texture of the fabric adds a nice detail — no wonder why it’s quickly become a “favorite” of many Amazon shoppers. Others add that the sports bra-style of the top makes it so that they don’t have to constantly readjust it. It comes with matching low-cut bikini bottoms and costs just $25 per set.
American Trends Women Athletic Training Swimsuit
If you’re looking for something you can wear while doing laps at the pool, this simple, athletic swimsuit has got you covered — literally. The Amazon best-seller, which comes in 25 different colors, was designed to stay in place as you move with its racerback fit and built-in shelf bra. Shoppers say that it’s comfortable and doesn’t ride up. (Related: Busy Philipps, Lea Michele, and Kaley Cuoco All Love This Curling Iron for Beachy Waves)
Cupshe Women's Wrap Top Bathing Suit
Thanks to its adjustable straps and built-in cups, the top of this Cupshe swimsuit fits just as well as your favorite bra — but with its 14 color and pattern varieties, it’s likely way more fun. The wrap design of the top adds a (literal) twist to the otherwise-traditional two-piece design, and shoppers say it’s “even cuter in person.” Best of all, the set comes with both pieces.
Sports Illustrated Swim Double Strap Triangle Top and Sports Illustrated Swim Tie Side String Bottom
With Sports Illustrated’s own line of swimwear, you can channel your favorite SI Swim cover the next time you hit the beach. You'll find every type of suit, but for a classic triangle bikini, go with this style that comes in seven eye-catching colors. The top (Buy It, $55, venus.com) features wide straps where it ties at the back and gold hardware accents. (Related: 10 Self-Tanners for Your Face That Will Give You a Just-Back-from-the-Beach Glow)