Plain and Simple, These Are the Inexpensive Swimsuits Fashion Girls Love
Even if it isn't registering, you're probably scrolling by these 14 swimwear brands every single day. That is if, like us, you're following models, influencers, and celebs as they post their at-home swim style. We can gain an arm-full of knowledge from these people about how to throw together a poolside ensemble involving anklets, sunglasses, long chain necklaces, and what have you, but in the summer, the swimsuit is the foundation of the outdoor look — the first step is finding one you can afford! Trust us, it can be a challenge.
If you really love the swimwear trends of the moment — like ribbing, ruching, metallic-knitting, and silk, scarf-like prints — there will be some designs that are higher priced than others. But don't let luxury brands discourage you. We're here to provide you with those looks for a fair price. Most of the swim labels we gathered here offer separates that cost $50 or less, and one-pieces that are right around the $100-$150 mark. If you're an eagle-eyed shopper, you can score plenty of them discounted, too. Whether you're in the market for a feel-good bikini or a maillot that doubles as a bodysuit, you'll find something fashionable and affordable ahead.
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You'll find a lot of plain colored suits on & Other Stories, but these bikinis and one-pieces are all about trendy textures, like ribbing and metallic knitting. Expect interesting silhouettes, too, from off-the-shoulder to cap sleeves. Prices range from $25 to $89 for suit separates.
Known for its classic maillot owned by the likes of Kendall Jenner and Jennifer Lopez, Gooseberry Seaside constantly churns out stylish one-pieces that can be worn as bodysuits and flatter curves, along with two-pieces in sunset friendly colors like marigold. The one-pieces are about $100, and they're definitely well made.
Aerie is a longtime favorite of ours at POPSUGAR, and an easy go-to whether you're in the mood for fun, creative prints or something simple and flattering. More than anything, we love that the brand and its swimsuit models champion behind body diversity, and pieces are super affordable, ranging from $20 to $120 for more detailed, statement-making one-pieces.
OOKIOH is an all-time favorite swim label for us too, mostly because the brand practices such sustainable ways — the fabric is made from recycled water bottles! — and founder Vivek Agarwal promotes positives vibes. The look is sporty-meets-retro, and the colors are super vivid and mood boosting. One-pieces go for $100 and tops and bottoms go for $50 — easy enough!
Summersalt recently launched a collaboration with designer Tanya Taylor, so the floral patchwork prints might look familiar. But we really love Summersalt for the one-shoulder maillots that keep their structure and are really quite eye-catching, especially in the wide stripe print. These suits won't set you back more than $95.
You can shop lovewave at Revolve. It's definitely a celebrity-favorite swim label because the suits run the gamut from neon to metallic, and they include those classic, strappy ruched bottoms with the cheeky cut, making for the ultimate bikinigram or mirror selfie. Separates range from $88 to $150.
Dipped in Blue Bikinis
Dipped in Blue was started Frankie Belle Stark and Kono Lulu Smith, Bella Hadid's besties, so it's no surprise she was one of the first to get her hands on the newspaper print suit. Our favorite set just might be the Lolita, which comes with a frilly hem, and there's plenty of cow print here too! Pieces go for $90-$120.
If there's a popular swimwear trend you've been seeing on Instagram, chances are Frankies Bikinis has the look you're lusting over. The assortment is definitely trend-driven, and Sofia Richie is a big fan of the brand — she even collaborated on a collection with the company! There are only a few more intricate styles that hit the $210 mark, but most swimsuits are under!
Currently Shopping: Frankies Bikinis Solstice One Piece in Sundance
COS is widening its swim range with every season, and we love that most of the suits are made from recycled nylon fabric. Prints are far and few between, but the saturated tones of the simply-designed bikinis are really incredible and beautiful. Plus, none of the swimwear is over $100, and most basic separates are only about $25.
We've always loved H&M for its swim lineup, but this season especially, we're seeing styling and and textures we can really get behind. Perhaps one of the most affordable brands from this bunch, bottoms start at just $6, and you won't find a maillot over $40!
Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid are two of the celebs you might've spotted most recently in Sommer Swim. These suits are definitely sexy. Most bottoms are high-cut with very cheeky backs or strappy designs and halters and bandeaus are made of little fabric. If you like to show some skin, this daring brand is for you. Separates are no more than $80, and one-pieces go for $130.
Currently Shopping: Sommer Swim Maxim Baroque One-Piece Swimsuit
SHEIN is our go-to for specific finds we've been searching for across other swim labels, but can't seem to locate (i.e. that perfect powder pink bandeau). There are so many pages of full co-ord sets that go for just $15-$20, we almost don't know where to begin. While these swimsuits may be best for a quick basic buy, don't knock them and keep browsing.
If you love swimwear with a retro, '50s-inspired feel and you're all about matchy-matchy poolside ensembles complete with scrunchies and cat-eye sunglasses, nothing on this site will seem too extra for you. Groovy florals, tie-dye, cutouts, and stripes await you at this destination, and nothing costs more than $125. Go on, make Harry Styles proud.
Currently Shopping: ModCloth The Claudia
You can shop the hosiery brand's range of affordable swimwear for fun textures and details like sequins. The site allows you to shop by pattern and materials, and pieces cap off at $120 for a one-piece.
Currently Shopping: Calzedonia Elisa Padded Triangle Top and Elisa Bikini Bottom
This brand is for the minimalist, although AEXAE did just release a handful of zebra prints. That said, you can expect to find really interesting separates in neutral colors (think: crop tops paired with high-rise briefs). There's something so effortlessly sexy about these suits, which range from $54 to $88.
Andie offers a wide range of stylish essentials that feel like the basics that make up your closet. The brand's one-pieces are extremely popular, but we also love the tankini style tops and one-shoulder options. These suits won't set you back more than $125.
While the brand currently has limited stock, it's the one-pieces, which ring in around $150, that are really eye-catching and worth a spot in your swim drawer for the compliments alone.
You may know LIVELY for its popular lingerie line, but the new sustainable swim collection is certainly worth checking out. Though you won't find anything eccentric here, the one-pieces and bikinis are well-made and extremely affordable. The two-pieces are no more than $100, and one-pieces are around $65.