We’ve decided that we are going to switch out the trendy summer bodysuit for a cute swimsuit. One-pieces are back in a big way and they’re almost too cute not to pair with an outfit. From color blocking and bold stripes to tie-backs and swimsuits designed for curvier gals, we’re definitely diving into this summer trend. Our five favorites below are all under $100 and can be found online and in stores.
If you live in NYC then you’ve probably seen the subway ads splashed across the city for this new online-only brand. We’ll admit, their marketing got us first and now we’re seeing the ads everywhere on social media. Summersalt fits to your measurements (what a concept!?) so you most likely won’t have to ship it back once it arrives at your doorstep. They’re also teaming up with Function of Beauty, a customizable shampoo company that we’ve tried and absolutely adore 🖤. We can’t wait to try this out – if you’re curvier they have plenty of options – hallelujah!
Affordable: Old Navy
The 4th of July might be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock this adorable tie-neck red, white and blue one-piece. It has an adorable open back and it has built-in UPF 40+ sun protection. Whoa! Old Navy is our favorite place to stock up on summer gear (especially those $2 flip flops). Other favorite styles include the one-shoulder color block and the wrap-front swimsuit.
This one is for the curvy girls out there. This striped suit is made from recycled nylon (hooray!) and it doesn’t have bra padding (double hooray!) so you can flaunt what you got. It’s a brief cut so your booty is covered but it’s still a little sexy thanks to a low scooped back. Plus, the fun black & white pattern is timeless, which means you can dive into the pool no matter what season it is. ASOS is a great online shop for plus-size suits and their return policy is so simple – just reseal the bag it came in and drop it off at UPS.
Everyone needs a classic strappy one-piece in their summer wardrobe and it’s easy to stock up at AERIE. Yes, we realize the median age of this store is about 19 but for the price (roughly $30-$40) the quality is pretty good. Plus, this suit comes in a ton of colors and patterns so you can go crazy. Need a cute coverup to go with your new purchase? This Tassel Beach dress will get you noticed (hello, neon tassels!).
J.Crew always knows how to pack the punch when it comes to florals and their swim line is no exception. This vintage look is lined, machine washable, and it was designed in-house, which is why it’s only available online. This adorable Mayapple one-piece is on sale now so hurry up and grab your size before it’s gone!