22 Bathing Suits Under $50 to Snag Before Summer’s Over

Sure, you could focus on saving money to upgrade your vacuum cleaner or, you know, padding your kid’s college fund. But isn’t it infinitely more enjoyable to treat yourself to something fun and frivolous, like a flirty new bathing suit? It turns out you don’t even need to spend a ton to find some fabulous new swim looks. Case in point, these 22 one- and two-piece swimsuits that are all under $50. Yes, for both the bikini top and bottom. 

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hm faux wrap floral bathing suit

Floral Wrap

Fun fact: This pinkish hue makes basically every skin tone appear just a bit more golden and glowy (consider it an instant and sun-damage-free tan).

H&M ($35)

zaful black scalloped bikini

Scalloped Bikini

Because you can never go wrong with a little black dress swimsuit.

Zaful bikini ($17)

blooming jelly bathing suit from amazon

Lace-trimmed One-piece

Check out the 40-plus images uploaded by Amazon customers for proof of just how flattering this is on a wide variety of women.

Blooming Jelly ($29)

old navy one shoulder bikini
Old Navy

One-shoulder Two-piece

It’s not quite neon, but you definitely won’t ever become lost among the beach umbrellas.

Old Navy top ($25) and bottom ($20)

aerie gingham bikini
American Eagle Outfitters

Gingham Bikini

Just the right amount of girly and flirty without feeling juvenile.

Aerie top ($16) and bottom ($12)

tipsy elves mermaid one piece bathing suit
Tipsy Elves

Mermaid One-piece

No one will ever forget your sea queen status.

Tipsy Elves ($40)

fashion nova bathing suit
Fashion Nova

Off-the-shoulder Two-piece

Slip on a high-waisted skirt and you could wear this ruffled top from the pool to dinner with friends.

Fashion Nova bikini ($40)

b2prity black one piece bathing suit

Faux-belted Swimsuit

The illusion lace at the middle creates a defined waist, even if you’re straight as a board.

B2prity ($29)

lulus one piece bathing suit

Geometric Deep-v

Full coverage on the bottom, bold and skin-baring up top.

Lulus ($40)

swimsuits for all green bikini
Swimsuits for All

Cross-back Bikini

Adjustable ties on both the top and bottom ensure you’ll find the perfect fit for your body type.

Swimsuits for All bikini ($25)

forever 21 plus size colorblocked bathing suit
Forever 21

Color-blocked One-piece

Worried about tan lines? The strap is removable so you can achieve an even, golden glow.

Forever 21+ ($28)

cupshe bikini with yellow roses

Rose-print Bikini

In case you forgot, yellow is the most popular color on the beach this year.

Cupshe bikini ($30)

new look bikini

Textured Two-piece

We came for the rich copper-rust hue, but stayed for the chic tortoiseshell ring detail.

New Look top ($24) and bottom ($16)

lulus rainbow bikini

Rainbow-esque Bikini

So you can paint swim with all the colors of the wind.

Lulus top ($14) and bottom ($13)

hilor one shoulder asymmetric ruffle monokini

Ruffled One-piece

This timeless style is one of the best-selling swimsuits on Amazon. (We suggest adding to cart ASAP.)

Hilor ($30)

la hearts stripe bikini

Striped Bikini

The ribbed texture makes this suit look and feel much more expensive than it actually is.

LA Hearts top ($13) and bottom ($12)

swimsuits for all floral one piece bathing suit
Swimsuits for All

Floral Halter

The color, print and über-flattering neckline are all great, but it’s those subtly sexy side cut-outs that really made us fall in love.

Swimsuits for All ($28)

varsdodo ruffle bikini from amazon

Ruffled Bikini

A lovely combination of femme and chic. Oh, and affordable, too.

Varsdodo bikini ($33)

forever 21 sporty bikini
Forever 21

Sporty Two-piece

The color-blocked panels create the illusion of a slimmer silhouette.

Forever 21 top ($20) and bottom ($18)

aerie leopard one piece bathing suit
American Eagle Outfitters

Leopard One-piece

Take a swim on the wild side.

Aerie ($39)

cupshe three color wrap bathing suit

Faux-wrap Swimsuit

Our favorite flattering dress style, now in bathing suit form.

Cupshe ($25)

kona sol one piece bathing suit from target

Strappy Swimsuit

We can’t get enough of that avocado green.

Kona Sol ($35)



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