Hellloooo, summer swimsuit season. If you’re planning a sun-soaked vacation (it’s always summer somewhere right?), in a tropical island paradise, we’ve done the packing for you. Meet the Internet’s best swim styles, shapes, and trends for every body type and beach break.
The season of poolside parties, beach days, and sun-soaked European getaways is here. Of course, the common denominator here is a cute swimsuit or two. And while summer swimwear trends may come and go, a stylish bathing suit is a timeless wardrobe staple.
When deciding between a sexy bikini and an elegant one-piece, remember that the best swimsuit is the one that makes you feel confident and comfortable.
While we love a classic monochrome beach moment, you can always freshen things up with a cool silhouette, such as a one-shoulder bathing suit top and a high-waist bikini bottom. And if you’re looking to make a statement, a vibrant print or an edgy swimsuit with cutouts will surely turn heads after you.
From romantic floral pieces to tropical and vintage prints, we rounded up the chicest swimsuit styles this summer.
What are you waiting for, dive right in?
PatBo Jasmine Lace-up Cutout Floral-Print Swimsuit
Bold tropical flowers and sexy cutouts embellish this striking—and very flattering—one-piece with crisscross straps. The ruched waist panels do a great job at visually slimming the silhouette, while the back provides full coverage.
Shop It: $333; farfetch.com
Halterneck One Piece: Silvia Tcherassi Alisha One Piece
This halter-top swimsuit is so pretty we wished it came as a dress, too. It is one of those pieces that can double as a top if you wear it with a pair of linen shorts or a skirt.
Shop It: $290; shopbop.com
ViX Greta Ring Bandeau Top and Bottom
Throw it back with this 70s-inspired bandeau top with removable straps and high-waist bottom. We love that the top ties at the back for a perfect fit each time, while the gold-plated ring at the front subtly elevates the style. The medium coverage bottom also has a flattering high leg.
Staud Liv Bikini and High-Waist Bottoms
We love the sporty yet cool vibe of this Staud swimsuit. The square-neck top has a pull-on silhouette, perfect for sports and swimming. The high-waist bottom has moderate back coverage and reaches the belly button.
Mikoh Queensland Bikini Top and Zuma Bottom
Leave it to sisters Oleema and Kalani Miller of cult swimwear brand Mikoh to create the sexiest—and comfiest—one-shoulder two-piece. The A-symmetrical top has a pull-on cut that perfectly matches the silhouette of the Zuma bottom. This edgy style comes in two classic shades—black and white.
Zimmermann Raie Printed Bandeau Swimsuit
Can’t resist a bold print? Then this striking Zimmerman one-piece is the perfect match for your eclectic beach style. The bandeau-inspired silhouette flatters and prevents awkward tan lines (the swimsuit does come with removable straps, though), while the belt highlights the waist.
Hunza G Duo Jean Bikini
This mismatched crinkle two-piece swimsuit is the stuff of pastel (and Barbie) dreams. The top has a cute pull-on bow silhouette, while the bottom will give you legs for days with its high-leg, minimal-coverage cut.
Shop It: $185; mytheresa.com
Jade Swim Evolve One-Shoulder
This classic one-shoulder swimsuit has some serious Instagram potential. It has a deep cutout back, and the sculpting lilac fabric has some extra sheen to it that will look spectacular on a bright, sunny day.
Shop It: $213; mytheresa.com
Cynthia Rowley Ombré Swimsuit
Are you planning on catching a few waves? This long-sleeve Cynthia Rowley one-piece will keep you warm and stylish while you have all the fun.
The flattering cut includes high-cut legs and medium coverage, while the zippered closure is covered at the top so that it doesn’t cause discomfort or scratch your chin.
Shop It: $215; cynthiarowley.com
Shani Shemer Anna Bikini Top and Bottom
It’s all about the details in this gorgeous white two-piece swimsuit that could be the perfect honeymoon bathing suit. The striped stitching motifs create a beautifully textured—and flattering—effect that instantly elevates this monochrome look.
Ulla Johnson Zahara Bikini Top and Bottoms
Ulla Johnson’s modern take on the classic animal print swimsuit comes in a subtle tiger-striped pattern. The bralette top has removable padding and underwire cups for support, while the bottom has a vintage high-rise silhouette.