26 Nordstrom Swimsuits That Will Turn Heads at the Pool

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We’ve got summer on the brain, and that means stocking up on swimwear to get ready for endless poolside days in the sun. Whether you like a one-piece, bikini, tankini or anything in between, so many Nordstrom swimsuits have caught our eye this year. The luxury department store has heaps of brands like Sea Level, Andie, River Island, Miraclesuit, Good American and many more.

The Top 5 Nordstrom Swimsuits At A Glance

What Are the Top Swimsuit Styles for 2023?

Aside from our favorite classics we see repeatedly year-to-year like scoop-neck one-pieces, bandeau bikini tops and string-tie bottoms, there's been an uptick in maximalism like bold prints, ruffles, lingerie-styles, sparkly materials and textured fabrics, according to and The Zoe Report.

  • Bold prints: Sorry, minimalism, we're stepping up the patterns this year. From floral prints to geometric patterns and more, opting for a suit with a little something extra than just a plain fabric will be eye-catching and popular in 2023.
  • Ruffles: Whether you're adding a ruffled skirt or ruffled hem or neckline, this fun and feminine detailing will elevate a simple silhouette.
  • Lingerie styles: Think mesh paneling, cut-outs and sexy silhouettes, these swimwear styles are going to be huge this year.
  • Sparkly materials: We're getting late '90s/early '00s fashion vibes from this trend. It's going to add a bit of flair without a pattern taking over, if that's not your style.
  • Textured fabrics: Ribbed, crinkle, crochet and even mesh materials are a great way to complement your shape and elevate a swimsuit.

Why Shop for Swimwear at Nordstrom?

Nordstrom is a great place to shop for swimsuit season not only for the range of brands, but the range of prices, styles and sizes, too. While Nordstrom products don’t always have loads of reviews, the store has a great return policy if you end up needing a new size or want to return your picks. You can make your returns in store, via mail or even at Nordstrom Rack locations. Nordstrom handles returns on a case-by-case basis, but as long as you’re returning the item in new condition and in a relatively respectable amount of time, we’re confident you should get a refund with no problem.

Best Overall One-Piece

1. Sea Level Longline One-Piece

Sea Level

  • Why We Love It: boning, textured material
  • Size Range: 4 to 12

This sleek empire-waist swimsuit has a gorgeous deep V-neckline and scoop back to show a little bit of skin. The material is amply textured with a squiggly-line pattern. Plus, it’s got boning and powermesh lining to give your midsection support and sculpting. The bottoms offer full coverage and the top has thick straps so you’ll feel supported in the chest area.

Best Overall Bikini

2. Sea Level Cross Front Bikini Top

Sea Level

  • Why We Love It: mix and match options, adjustable straps
  • Size Range: 4 to 14

We love the cross-front twist on this bikini top, which is made to lift and support your chest. The back has a hook and eye closure and adjustable straps for a comfortable and customizable fit. You can select from several different bottom styles from the brand, including many matching colors, making this a great mix and match option. This bikini comes in six color options, too.

Best Black One-Piece

3. La Blanca Island Goddess One-Piece

La Blanca

  • Why We Love It: adjustable straps, ruched sides
  • Size Range: 2 to 16

The LBD of swimsuits in our book, this cute one-piece has side ruching which will flatter your curves and accentuate your waist. The straps are adjustable and have sleek gold hardware instead of black to match the suit. The bum has medium coverage if you like a little cheekiness, too. It comes in nine colors, and we may even wear this style with linen pants to lunch or dinner on our next beach vacay. A couple reviewers mention it runs a little small, so you may want to order a size up. “I usually wear a 10, sometimes a 12, so I purchased a 14 knowing swimsuits run small. It fits perfectly and is very flattering and comfortable,” one shopper writes.

Best Sculpting Swimsuit

4. Miraclesuit Illusionists Azura One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: sculpting, mesh side panel
  • Size Range: 6 to 16

If you’re an avid shapewear enthusiast, you’re going to love this one-piece. It’s made to sculpt your shape and the mesh paneling on the side offers a sexy addition to the suit. The brand uses its Miratex fabric, which is designed to hold and shape your body. “It keeps you nice and tucked in without making you look or feel like a stuffed sausage,” reports one happy customer. “I’m pretty busty and I love the underwire to give extra support. It’s sporty and sexy at the same time!”

Best Cheeky One-Piece

5. River Island Wrap One-Piece

River Island

  • Why We Love It: metallic trim, open back
  • Size Range: 2 to 14

For those looking for something a little sexier, this is at the top of our list. The metallic banding is nice and stretchy and the pattern is very sleek. The bands connect the top to the bottom, technically making it a one-piece (but barely). The bottoms have a cheeky, high cut and the straps are adjustable to give your chest even more support.  

Cutest Ring Detailed Bikini

6. Becca Line & Sand Halter Bikini Top


  • Why We Love It: teardrop cutouts, strappy back
  • Size Range: S to L

The cups on this suit have cute teardrop cutouts and they connect to the straps via plastic rings. Speaking of straps, these criss-cross at the back and then down to the base band, where you can tighten them for optimal support. We’re loving the tangerine shade and the ribbed texture, too. The bottoms have the same ribbed material and are pretty cheeky if you like less coverage.

Cutest Cut-Out One-Piece

7. Becca Color Code One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: plunging neckline, unique cut-outs
  • Size Range: S to L

Not only are we absolutely obsessed with this periwinkle shade for summer, the cut-outs are super cute without being too revealing. To balance the low neckline and back, the bottom provides full coverage. The straps have knotted details, but unfortunately aren’t adjustable if you are typically the type who likes to tighten or loosen your straps. Some reviewers say to size up, too.

Best Reversible Bikini

8. Good American Reversible Bikini

Good American

  • Why We Love It: reversible, bandeau top
  • Size Range: 00 to 28

From a bold leopard print on one side to a sleek black on the other, this suit is as versatile as it gets, and you can even mix and match. The bandeau top is pretty longline and the high-waist bottoms have medium to full coverage. And don’t worry, it’s lined so it won’t get see-through when wet. “I love this bikini, I’m not a one-piece girl but also don’t love skimpy bikinis, so this is the perfect in between. Plus, it’s so comfortable,” reports commerce editor Olivia Dubyak.

Cutest Striped One-Piece

9. O’Neill Stripe Sayulita One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: halter style, tummy cut-out
  • Size Range: XS to XXL

We’re loving this groovy striped suit for summer. The center cut-out may leave you with a funny tan line, but we think it’s totally worth it for how cute it is. The top is cinched at the bust, and the straps tie into a halter around the neck. The bottoms have medium to full coverage, so if you prefer your cheeks totally covered, you may want to opt for a different style.

Cutest String Bikini

10. Becca Costa Bella Bikini Top


  • Why We Love It: bold pattern, reversible
  • Size Range: S to L

If the standard bikini style is more your speed, you’ll love that this one is reversible. The solid yellow side has the floral straps and the patterned side has a hand painted-looking floral design and tassels on the straps. The bottoms are pretty cheeky and low rise, and they have some ruching to accentuate your shape and to help the suit not sag when it gets wet.

Sexiest Mesh One-Piece

11. Robin Piccone Pua Mio One-Piece

Robin Piccone

  • Why We Love It: crochet open middle, adjustable straps
  • Size Range: 2 to 14

We’ve been seeing a lot of lingerie-inspired swimwear this year, and this one-piece is totally going in our carts. The whole suit has a crochet overlay, but the midsection doesn’t have the lining for a sexier look. The bottoms have side ties with medium to full bum coverage. By the way, the straps are adjustable.

Cutest Strappy Bikini

12. Bound By Bond-Eye Margarita Convertible Bikini

Bound by Bond-Eye

  • Why We Love It: convertible straps, stretchy material
  • Size Range: one-size

You can change up the ways you tie the straps on this top however you want. Because of the thin straps, this suit top won’t offer the best support, so if you have a larger chest, you may not get the best coverage or hold. The material is super stretchy, but is made to retain its shape, hence the one-size only option. It has a sparkly sheen to the material to give you a little glitz down by the pool. 

Best Ribbed Bustier Style

13. Roxy Love the Muse Bikini


  • Why We Love It: ribbed material, low-rise bottoms
  • Size Range: XS to XXL

Balconette style tops are huge this year, and we love the ‘50s-esque vibe. This bikini has ribbed fabric and a hook-and-eye closure in the back. You’ll be able to adjust these straps, but because of the unpadded cups you may not get much of a lift, if that’s what you’re looking for.  The bottoms are very cheeky and low rise with the same ribbed material, too.

Best Tankini

14. Sea Level Tankini

Sea Level

  • Why We Love It: ruching, adjustable straps
  • Size Range: 4 to 16

This ruched top is a great choice if you don’t want a full one-piece but aren’t looking for a bikini either. This ruched tankini is flattering for your shape to accentuate your waist. It has adjustable straps that can also detach at the back when you’re tanning your back or to be worn criss-cross instead. There are multiple bottom styles from this brand, but we’d opt for a low-rise option since the tank top is waist-length.

Best Longline Bikini

15. Billabong I Sea You Remi Bikini


  • Why We Love It: cute floral print, longline band
  • Size Range: S to XL

This adorable two-piece is sure to emphasize your tan thanks to the light pastel shades. The cups on the top have darts on them so they’ll fit your chest more snuggly and will help them avoid any sagging when wet. The underbust band adds some extra fabric if you prefer more coverage, and the bottoms are low rise and have the same ribbed material as the top.

Best Cap-Sleeve One-Piece

16. Seafolly Cap-Sleeve One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: cap sleeves, high neckline
  • Size Range: 2 to 14

We love this unique style one-piece, from the rounded open back to the cap sleeves and high neckline. It has a snap closure around the neck and the bottoms are medium to full coverage. The cups are removable, too, and the brand says to order a size up as this one can run a bit small. If you do decide to remove the padding, the front still has a built-in shelf bra for a little extra support. “[It] hugs your body in a comfortable way [and is] extremely flattering,” says one reviewer.

Best Cross-Back One-Piece

17. Andie The Tulum One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: open back, high neckline
  • Size Range: S to 3XL

We’re big fans of Andie Swim, and this suit has a cute open, criss-cross back and scoop neckline. The bum has medium coverage and reviewers say the material is super supportive. “This suit is really nice quality!” says managing editor, branded content, Rachel Gulmi. “You can tell by the look and feel of the material that it’ll last way more than one beach season (praise be). The style is classic, yet modern and I love the criss-cross straps on the back.”

Best Tank Suit

18. Robin Piccone Aubrey Tank Top Suit

Robin Piccone

  • Why We Love It: supportive, front tie
  • Size Range: XS to L

A mix of sporty and sexy, this two-piece is a great summer pick. The top looks like a simple cropped top with a cinched center under the bust for a sultry touch. The brand mentions the material is supportive and the cups are removable if you don’t want too much padding around your bust. We love the tie, low-waist bottoms for a sportier vibe, too.

Stretchiest One-Piece

19. Good American Always Fits Modern One-Piece

Good American

  • Why We Love It: ultra-stretchy material, low back
  • Size Range: 00 to 28

This suit is called the “always fits” because the stretchy crinkle material is flattering and made to stretch for many body types. The hips are quite high-cut, which means the bottom doesn’t offer much coverage. This one-piece has a square-neck and low scoop back for a classic style, and we are definitely opting for the bright pink shade for a fun option this summer.

Best Buckle-Front One-Piece

20. Becca Fine Line One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: colorblocked piping, open back
  • Size Range: S to L

The lacquered buckle detail on the chest is very ‘60s and so are the colors. The waist has a seam to give some more shape to your body and the plunging neckline adds a bit of sexiness. The back is mostly open and the straps can be tightened for a more customizable fit. The hips have a slightly higher cut for medium bum coverage.

Best Short-Sleeve One-Piece

21. Sea Level Front Zip Swimsuit

Sea Level

  • Why We Love It: short sleeve style, front zipper
  • Size Range: 4 to 14

A crewneck suit is a cute option, especially since you can unzip the front almost to the waistline if you want to show a little more skin. It has a sporty look whether you like swimming for exercise you want a little more coverage by the pool. The inside has a powermesh lining for extra support, too. The bottom is full coverage and you can grab it in four colors: khaki, black, night sky and cobalt. “The most awesome thing about this suit though (for me, anyway) is it’s padded! I’m a 30E and want at least a little support and this suit provides that,” says one reviewer.

Best Square-Neck One-Piece

22. Bleu by Rod Beattie Walk the Line One-Piece

Bleu by Rod Beattie

  • Why We Love It: square neck, adjustable straps
  • Size Range: 4 to 14

Not only are we in love with this deep pomegranate shade, this one-piece is made to support your body and your chest with a built-in shelf bra and durable material. It’s ribbed and the bottoms are full coverage, while the square-neckline is quite sexy. And if you’re not into this bold purple shade, you’re sure to like one of the other five colors available. We also like that the back is a square shape and the straps are adjustable.

Cutest Bandeau One-Piece

23. Tommy Bahama Pearl Bandeau One-Piece

Tommy Bahama

  • Why We Love It: ruching, full coverage bottom
  • Size Range: 4 to 16

A classic strapless one-piece is never going to go out of style. This one has ruching along the bodice and a full coverage bottom. If you do want the support of a strap though, this suit comes with a removable strap you can hook on either side of the suit top and around your neck. “It is flattering in that it covers some of the areas that I like to cover up,” writes one customer. “I wore it with straps, but it is more comfortable, of course, without them. [It’s] well-made and washes well.”

Best Classic One-Piece

24. Andie the Amalfi One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: scoop neck, adjustable straps
  • Size Range: XS to 3XL

A timeless swimsuit to wear to the pool or beach, this one-piece will look great by itself or with a cute coverup. This bold, bright red will highlight your tan and, and the material is nice and supportive so you can feel comfortable wearing it all day long. “I was immediately drawn to the Amalfi, thanks to its classic style and slightly sexy shape. It reminds me of something a ‘90s-era supermodel would wear,” says senior editor, branded content, Kelsey Paine.

Best Swim Skirt

25. Sea Level Swim Skirt

Sea Level

  • Why We Love It: stretchy, lined with bikini bottoms
  • Size Range: 4 to 16

Swim skirts are all the rage this year, whether you’re wearing one over your suit or by itself with a bikini top. This skirt has bikini bottoms built and has a high-waist fit. The material is nice and stretchy and it comes in two colors that will pair nicely with your favorite swimwear tops. It has a flirty, flared fit and won’t cling to your body uncomfortably.

Best Maternity Pick

26. Cache Coeur Porto Vecchio Maternity One-Piece

Cache Coeur

  • Why We Love It: tie straps, gold hardware
  • Size Range: XS to XL

Maternity swimwear doesn’t have to be unattractive just to fit your bump, which is why we think this is a total winner. It has tie straps decorated with gold hardware for a sleek touch. Plus, the sides are ruched for a flattering fit and the bottom has medium coverage. We love the low neckline (just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you have to hide your body, right?) and the suit comes in three colors.

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