Plunge Head First Into Summer With These 22 Low-Back Swimsuits

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The swim scene has come a very long way. Where itty bitty string bikinis were once de rigeur for looking sexy at the beach and by the pool, we're now opting for on-trend bathing suits that don't show off too much skin and rather show off just enough. To prove it, we're calling out the Goldilocks of swimsuits: one-pieces of the low-back variety. High up front (to avoid any wave-induced slippage) and low in back, these pieces officially end the days of compromising coverage for sex appeal.

The world of low-back one piece swimsuits is nearly limitless, with everyone from Reformation, Urban Outfitters, and most recently Everlane throwing their hats (or maillots) in the ring. While you may not get the line-less tan you're used to, it'll all be worth it when you don't have to spend any time adjusting and re-tying your string bikini after every dip in the water.

To help you find a swimsuit that's just right for swapping out that summery sundress as soon as you hit the beach, we've laid out all the best not-too-revealing, not-too-conservative, low-back one-pieces in the collection ahead.

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<br><br><strong>Aerie</strong> Real Me Ruched Scoop One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ae.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fp%2Faerie%2Fone-piece-swimsuits%2Foffline-one-piece-swimsuits%2Foffline-real-me-ruched-scoop-one-piece-swimsuit%2F0756_3250_322%3Fmenu%3Dcat1090003" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:AE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">AE</a>


Aerie Real Me Ruched Scoop One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at AE
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Wave Scoop Back One Piece, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thereformation.com%2Fproducts%2Fwave-one-piece%3Fcolor%3DBlush%2BCheck" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Reformation</a>


Reformation Wave Scoop Back One Piece, $, available at Reformation
<br><br><strong>ASOS DESIGN</strong> Recycled Twist Strappy Low Back Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2Fus%2Fasos-design%2Fasos-design-recycled-twist-strappy-low-back-swimsuit-in-black%2Fprd%2F20299325" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ASOS</a>


ASOS DESIGN Recycled Twist Strappy Low Back Swimsuit, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Farm Rio</strong> Tiny Fruits One Piece, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.farmrio.com%2Fcollections%2Fswimwear%2Fproducts%2Ftiny-fruits-one-piece" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farm Rio" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Farm Rio</a>


Farm Rio Tiny Fruits One Piece, $, available at Farm Rio
<br><br><strong>Kona Sol</strong> Textured High Neck High One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoto.target.com%2Fc%2F2437558%2F78775%2F2092%3Fprodsku%3D81188905%26u%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.target.com%252Fp%252Fwomen-39-s-textured-high-neck-high-coverage-one-piece-swimsuit-kona-sol-8482-red-s%252F-%252FA-81188905%26intsrc%3DPUI2_530" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>


Kona Sol Textured High Neck High One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Target
<br><br><strong>Malai</strong> Abstract One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Fmalai-abstract-one-piece-swimsuit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropolgie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropolgie</a>


Malai Abstract One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Anthropolgie
<br><br><strong>Everlane</strong> The Square-Neck One-Piece, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.everlane.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-square-neck-one-piece-black%3Fcollection%3Dwomens-swimwear" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Everlane" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Everlane</a>


Everlane The Square-Neck One-Piece, $, available at Everlane
<br><br><strong>Out From Under</strong> Erica Scoop Neck Printed One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fout-from-under-erica-scoop-neck-printed-one-piece-swimsuit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>


Out From Under Erica Scoop Neck Printed One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<br><br><strong>J.Crew</strong> Ruffle Scoopback One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jcrew.com%2Fp%2Fwomens_category%2Fswimwear%2Fruffle-scoopback-onepiece-swimsuit%2FAK952" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:J.Crew" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">J.Crew</a>


J.Crew Ruffle Scoopback One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at J.Crew
<br><br><strong>Madewell</strong> Maillot One-Piece Swimsuit in Speckled Tiger, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.madewell.com%2Fmadewell-second-wave-maillot-one-piece-swimsuit-in-speckled-tiger-MD397.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Madewell" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Madewell</a>


Madewell Maillot One-Piece Swimsuit in Speckled Tiger, $, available at Madewell
<br><br><strong>Lively</strong> The Tank One Piece, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wearlively.com%2Fcollections%2Fswim-one-pieces%2Fproducts%2Fthe-tank-one-piece-print-cabana-stripe%3Fvariant%3D1695289868300" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lively" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lively</a>


Lively The Tank One Piece, $, available at Lively
<br><br><strong>Nike</strong> Hydrastrong Lace-Up Tie Back One-Piece, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zappos.com%2Fp%2Fnike-hydrastrong-lace-up-tie-back-one-piece-cyber%2Fproduct%2F9323109%2Fcolor%2F247889" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zappos" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Zappos</a>


Nike Hydrastrong Lace-Up Tie Back One-Piece, $, available at Zappos
<br><br><strong>O'Neill</strong> Balian Piper Ditsy Cap Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Foneill-balian-piper-ditsy-cap-sleeve-one-piece-swimsuit%2F5782504" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>


O'Neill Balian Piper Ditsy Cap Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Nordstrom
<br><br><strong>Ashley Graham</strong> Hotshot One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.swimsuitsforall.com%2Fproducts%2Fashley-graham-hotshot-one-piece-swimsuit%2F1030674.html%23start%3D1%26sz%3D60%26cgid%3DSA_One_Piece_2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:swimsuitsforall" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">swimsuitsforall</a>


Ashley Graham Hotshot One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at swimsuitsforall
<br><br><strong>Frankies Bikinis</strong> Marie Ribbed Underwire One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffrankiesbikinis.com%2Fproducts%2Fmarie-ribbed-underwire-one-piece-swimsuit-pink-punch%3Fvariant%3D32035074244677" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Frankies Bikinis" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Frankies Bikinis</a>


Frankies Bikinis Marie Ribbed Underwire One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Frankies Bikinis
<br><br><strong>& Other Stories</strong> Printed Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stories.com%2Fen_usd%2Flingerie%2Fswimwear%2Fswimsuits%2Fproduct.printed-swimsuit-orange.0789334004.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:& Other Stories" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">& Other Stories</a>


& Other Stories Printed Swimsuit, $, available at & Other Stories
<br><br><strong>Dixperfect</strong> 90s Trend One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/38k58ap" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>


Dixperfect 90s Trend One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Amazon
<br><br><strong>Lisa Says Gah x OOKIOH</strong> Savannah One Piece, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Flisasaysgah.com%2Fcollections%2Fswim%2Fproducts%2Fsavannah-one-piece-bandana" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lisa Says Gah" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lisa Says Gah</a>


Lisa Says Gah x OOKIOH Savannah One Piece, $, available at Lisa Says Gah
<br><br><strong>Summersalt</strong> The Ruffle Backflip, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.summersalt.com%2Fproducts%2Fthe-ruffle-backflip-seaweed-seaglass" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Summersalt" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Summersalt</a>


Summersalt The Ruffle Backflip, $, available at Summersalt
<br><br><strong>H&M</strong> Neon Swimsuit, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww2.hm.com%2Fen_us%2Fproductpage.0953743002.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>


H&M Neon Swimsuit, $, available at H&M
<br><br><strong>lovewave</strong> The Everette One Piece, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.revolve.com%2Flovewave-the-everette-one-piece%2Fdp%2FLEWA-WX506%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Revolve" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Revolve</a>


lovewave The Everette One Piece, $, available at Revolve
<br><br><strong>Eberjey</strong> Palapas Loreta One Piece, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Fpalapas-loreta-eberjey%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1528708053.htm%3FfolderID%3D2534374302181561" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop</a>


Eberjey Palapas Loreta One Piece, $, available at Shopbop

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