Summer is finally here, which means you’ve hopefully busted out your sundresses and shorts. If a bathing suit still eludes you, however, we’ve sifted through the best swimsuits for women to curate a list for you—so you can spend less time shopping and more time in the sun (paired with SPF and a UPF cover-up, of course).
Whether you’re on the hunt for a flirty string bikini, high-waisted bottoms, color-blocked one-piece suit with a plunging V-neck, or long-sleeve tankini, there’s something for you. When it comes to choosing the right swimsuit, we advise taking into account style (be it a cutout one-piece, minimalist monokini, halter bikini, shoulder-baring bandeau), situation (beach, poolside lounging, water sports), and sizing. Some of the best swimsuit brands offer plus-sized swimsuits (with swimwear for big busts and postpartum bodies) and in-depth guides and quizzes that help you find the perfect fit.
From retro to ruched suits, below, we’ve broken down the best swimsuits for women by alphabetical swimwear brand, including affordable, size-inclusive, and sustainable options. With swimsuits from brands and retailers such as Summersalt, Solid & Striped, Aerie, J.Crew, Girlfriend Collective, Madewell, Nordstrom, Amazon, and Target, you’re sure to find something beyond suitable.
You may know Abercrombie & Fitch best from grade-school days gone by (and Netflix documentaries), but with the resurgence of ’90s and 2000s fashion vibes, the retailer is back in style—especially in the swimsuit department. From square-neck terry bralettes to criss-cross halter one-pieces, A&F has a wide range of flirty swim silhouettes for the financially conscious (plus a SELF reader favorite for swimsuits for bigger busts). And if you need that suit stat, order at least four hours before your local store closes and receive same-day delivery for $10 extra.
Available in sizes XXS to XL.
If you’re already a fan of Aerie’s super cute, affordable, and comfy bras (as many of our readers are), you’ll be pleased to know that the brand carries swimwear, too. There’s a little something for almost everyone, including funkily patterned one-pieces with pretty tie fronts, neon bikini tops with scalloped edges, retro beaded bandeaus, high-cut bikini bottoms, and much more. Plus, shipping is free if you spend over $75 (or $7 otherwise).
Available in sizes XS to XXL; one-piece swimsuits are also available in long sizing.
Need a cute, cheap suit that delivers quickly for an impromptu beach trip? Amazon heard your call with its fast shipping (especially if you’re a Prime member). Be it a sexy string bikini, swim shorts, or monokini, you can find some of the best swimsuits on Amazon in pretty much any style, shape, or size that your hot-weather heart desires.
Available sizes depend on product and seller.
Andie is best known for just how simple it makes shopping for swimwear, thanks to its comprehensive fit guide and fit quiz, which hone in on how much support and coverage you need based on data gathered from over 300,000 women. You can even schedule a 30-minute fit consultation with its experts to find the best swimsuit for your body type and lifestyle. The brand offers high-quality one-pieces of different styles (including long torso styles) and two-piece suits of varying colors and patterns.