Whether it’s a summer trip in the works, poolside weekend activities, or a not-so-distant plan to layout in the park this weekend (especially now that we finally have a few precious slivers of sun in NYC), it seems safe to say that everyone has at least one reason to shop for swimsuits. This can also be evidenced by our many swimwear-related posts as of late, including everything from the biggest swim trends of the season to the brands one of our editors recommends to all her friends to even the country with the best swimwear brands, period. So what’s next?
Well, as market editor, my personal specialty is straight-up shopping. And while I’ve already confessed that I don’t enjoy wearing swimsuits but love buying them, today I thought I’d continue to help the cause by sharing the places I think are the best for shopping them and why. After all, the experience of finding bathing suits isn’t always the easiest or most pleasant, so why not try to make it a little better? From the site with the best trends to where to go for classics and everything in between, continue on to read about the 10 sites I love for swimwear and to shop my picks from each.
From under-the-radar affordable gems to big-name favorites, if you’re a more-is-more person when it comes to brand variety, Shopbop is the place for you.
Onia Marilyn Bikini Top ($95)
Tory Burch Costa Smocked One Piece ($258)
You probably don’t need us to tell you that if you’re looking to have the most of-the-moment and Instagrammable bathing suit on the beach, Revolve is where to get it—but here’s your reminder anyway.
Tori Praver Swimwear Tori Praver Swimwear Emery Underwire Bikini Top in Leopard ($110)
Tularosa Tularosa Madona Top in Ivory and Moss ($98)
For the best pick of classic prints, silhouettes, or both, click right through to J.Crew. Even if, like me, you lean more toward slightly trendy swimwear, you’re still likely to love the brand’s forward-feeling selection of essential styles. Think a gingham one-piece with a straight neckline so it can totally double as a bodysuit with jeans. The brand’s one-pieces and bikini bottoms are also great if you’re into more coverage.
J.Crew 1993 Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit ($110)
J.Crew Gingham Scoop Bikini Top ($56)
If your desired vibe is cool bathing suit that I won’t have to worry about someone else at the party wearing, head to Need Supply stat.
Paloma Wool Lapiscine Swimsuit in Soft Blue ($104)
Araks Una Bikini Top in Black Rib ($195)
This title definitely applies to more categories than just swimwear for ASOS, but we’ll leave that for a different story. Whether you’re looking for a suit that’s trendy or classic for petite, tall, or plus sizes, ASOS has you covered with more affordable options than you may know what to do with.
ASOS Curve Channelled Neckline Crop Bikini Top ($32)
New Look Belted Swimsuit in Black ($44)
If your swimwear vibe is neither super trendy nor classic in the way we generally think of it, you may be into the perfectly retro-inspired suits of Lonely—a beloved, body-positive lingerie brand that has recently added swimwear to its lineup.
Lonely Willa Bikini Port ($110)
Lonely Sissy Crop Lemon Gingham ($108)
Whether it’s longtime swimwear legends like Missoni and Eres, a newer high-end swim brand making waves, or a classic RTW brand that’s dropping a few must-have bikini styles, NAP is the place you’re most likely to find the designer suit you’re looking for.
Mara Hoffman + Net Sustain Sia Tiger-Jacquard Bikini Top ($145)
Matteau The Gathered Cutout Swimsuit ($300)
While we’re happy to see more and more brands expand and improve their selection of extended sizing every season, Old Navy is at the top of our list this right now. The brand’s selection is not only size-inclusive, but it’s forward-feeling too.
Old Navy Tie-Front Plus-Size Long-Line Halter Swim Top ($26)
Old Navy Scoop-Neck Swimsuit for Women ($19)
For low-key suits that stray far from feeling basic, you’ll want to check out Free People. From ruffled bikinis to ribbed one-pieces, the selection is perfect if you’re looking for something special.
Free People Isabella Bikini Bottoms ($80)
Gillia Clothing Dahlia One-Piece ($165)
Even if the idea of mixing and matching bikini tops and bottoms stresses you out (I know it stresses me out), the e-comm imagery on Urban Outfitters’ website will inspire you to go for it or at the very least copy the combos you see on the models.
Out From Under Cora Curtain String Bikini Bottom ($49)
Out From Under Seamless Scoop Neck Bikini Top ($34)
This post was published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.
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