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The Best Bathing Suits Just in Time for Summer

Best bathing suits for summer
Design: theSkimm | Photos: Skims, Frankies Bikinis, Hatch
July 7, 2023

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Summer is in full swing, and if you’re anything like us, you have lots of beach outings and pool parties on the horizon. Step up your swimsuit game this season with vacation-perfect bikinis, one-pieces that are anything but boring, and cover-ups your friends will want to steal. Splish splash. 


A frilly bikini with a tropical vibe…

If you’re shopping for a swimsuit that will stand out, look no further. This bright bikini has cute straps with frill details, and a little bow at the front that matches the color of the bottoms. Now all you need is a floppy hat, some shades, and a good poolside read. ($275, Revolve)

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Maternity Bikini

A high coverage bikini for your baby bump…

Who said maternity suits had to be uncomfy and unflattering? Not us. And definitely not this brand. This suit has a ruched bottom that will stretch with your belly, and a super secure top you won’t spill out of. BRB, adding to cart. ($106.80, Hatch)

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One piece
Free People

And a one-piece with a flattering silhouette…

This suit has a high-cut leg, barely-there sides, and a low open back that's 90's inspired in the best ways. Plus, it comes in two different patterns and was made using certified materials that have been responsibly sourced. ($168, Free People)

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One piece bathing suit

An orange one-piece with a unique design…

Tan lines be damned. We’ll risk them all to look this good. This bright orange suit has unpadded cups, adjustable shoulder straps, and a high-waisted bottom. Pair it with subtle gold jewelry to really highlight that soon-to-be sun-kissed skin. ($150, Revolve

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Post mastectomy bathing suit

A swimsuit that’s perfect for post-mastectomy…

This one-piece delivers full coverage with a chic design and sewn-in cups for comfort. It’s stretchy, partially lined, and has an adjustable halter to top it all off. ($40, Target)

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Triangle bikini
Frankies Bikinis

A triangle bikini with ruched details…

If skimpy swimsuits are your thing, this one from Frankies is a must-have. We have lots of suits from this brand, but can’t stop fawning over this one’s cutesy print and scrunched-up strings. It comes in two floral prints (hello, pastels), and has a cheeky bottom sold separately. ($90, Frankies Bikinis)

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Crochet cover up
Frankies Bikinis

A crochet cover-up you can wear out…

Throw this on top of your swimsuit during the day and repurpose it for your night out on the town. It’s got an open front and flowy sleeves, and it’s made with the brand’s super soft crochet fabric. If you like it as much as we do, snag it in every color. ($180, Frankies Bikinis)

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Bikini top and Bottom

A crowd favorite top and bottom…

If you’re looking for a standard bikini set you can mix and match, this is the holy grail. It comes in seven limited edition colors and five classic shades, and sits exactly where you want it to. We love the cheeky coverage on the bottom, and quick drying fabric that doesn’t leave you vulnerable to chafing. ($38, Skims)

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And a sparkly set made for Miami…

This screeeaams vacay mode. It’s made from shiny fabric and has stone studded accents that hold the whole ensemble together. Did we mention it’s sold as a set? ($244, Revolve)

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Sheer cover up

A see-through midi dress…

Dress to impress at your next pool party. This easy cover-up will pair with any bikini or one-piece. It’s made with sheer fabric, and has a side cut-out and high leg slit that won’t let you overheat. ($110, Revolve)

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Swim suit

A swimsuit that’s the best of both worlds…

They said it couldn’t be done – but this really is half bikini, half one piece.  It’s got a halter top front with a large cutout that’ll have everyone thinking two-piece…until you turn around to show the low back design that’s completely connected. Oooh, ahh. It comes in five color options and is made from the brand’s super buttery signature fabric. ($20.40, Parade)

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