20 Stylish and Flattering Swimsuits Under $100
Between chlorine, sunscreen, sweat and sun damage, it doesn't always make sense to drop a ton of money on a brand new swimsuit (no matter how cute it may be). Fortunately for everyone, there are a plethora of inexpensive options that are every bit as flattering, functional and fun as their pricier companions. We've rounded up a fresh crop of budget-friendly suits that check all the boxes and let you save your extra cash for poolside service. Heck, you might even snap up two or three new suits.
ONE-PIECE SWIMSUITS UNDER $100
Reviews of this super-affordable suit rave about the fact that it has a full bottom and fully-lined, ruched middle (perfect for masking any lumps or bumps), but still felt sexy and flirty thanks to the ruffled straps. Those ruffles also make this an excellent option for those with a smaller bust looking to add a little something up top. And, yes, it comes in black.
Available in sizes XS to XXL
2. L.L.Bean Square-Neck One Piece
The combination of the square neckline and ruched bodice make this one uber-flattering (and slimming) swimsuit. Plus, it has built in UPF 50+ so you can feel confident you're being protected from the sun's harmful rays no matter how long you're hanging out by the pool. It also comes in a long length for those long-torso gals struggling to find an adequate one piece.
Available in sizes 4 to 18
3. Summersalt the Sidestroke One Piece
Summersalt has long been one of our favorite places to pick up high-quality, super-flattering swimwear that won't break the bank, but the Sidestroke one piece might just be our favorite style to date. It's one of the brand's ultimate best-sellers, partially for its slimming and fun tri-color design and partly for the comprehensive size guide that basically ensures you’ll order the right fit on the first try.
Available in sizes 0 to 24
4. Tempt Me High Neck Plunge Mesh Ruched One Piece
Last year we declared this inexpensive suit the ‘Amazon Coat’ of the summer for its best-seller status and since then it has only gotten better. There are now a whopping 43 colors to choose from, way up from last year’s 13, and while the price has gone up from $28 to $31 for some styles, others will cost you only 17 bucks.
Available in sizes XS to 22 Plus
5. Swimsuits For All WHITE LATTICE PLUNGE ONE PIECE
This subtly sexy suit may not have an underwire, but the adjustable straps and soft molded bra cups ensure that even those with big boobs get the support they need for a day with the kids at the beach or pool. It also fully lined with a Power Mesh tummy-control fabric that helps create a smooth silhouette. And don't worry about the white fabric suddenly becoming X-rated after a dip in the pool. That same lining ensures that the fabric remains opaque no matter how much swim time you plan on enjoying.
Available in sizes 4 to 26
6. La Blanca Ombré Print Belted One Piece
The tie belt can help create a waist (and an hourglass figure) where there may not be one, but if you find it too fussy for moving around the in the water you can always remove it and use it elsewhere, like as a chic matching pony-tail scarf or to secure your coverup in place. The suit also comes with a built-in tummy-control panel to smooth any lumps or bumps and the straps are adjustable so those with short and long torsos alike can get a perfect fit.
Available in sizes 0 to 16
7. ASOS DESIGN frill bandeau one piece
The sexy high-cut leg helps to balance the girly print and ruffle along the top, so you won't look like you borrowed this suit from your 13-year-old cousin. The inner shelf bra with molded cups might not feel secure enough for those with an ample bosom to partake in some beach volleyball, but for lounging poolside it should hold everything up just fine.
Available in sizes 0 to 14
8. Hilor Front Crossover One Piece
Another Amazon best-seller, this halter-neck one piece has almost 900 five-star reviews from women with a wide variety of body types. The brand does recommend sizing up and most reviewers agree it's the right way to go. The straps and middle stripes are sheer, so be sure to apply extra sunscreen on before you slip into the suit to prevent weird stripes from appearing at the end of the day.
Available in sizes S to XXL
9. Cupshe Floral Lace Adjustable One Piece
This bright floral suit may not come with an underwire or removable cups, but the adjustable straps and lace-up detail on the front combined with some strategic seaming under the bust proved to be more than enough to give most reviewers the support they needed to rock this simwsuit. And because that front lace-up cord is adjustable you can pull it tight to cover up your girls a bit more or let it loose for a sexier silhouette. The world is your yellow floral-covered oyster.
Available in sizes XS to XXL
10. Old Navy High-Neck Printed One Piece with Belt
The full-coverage front is balanced by criss-cross straps at the back, while the solid-hued belt helps define your shape. There’s also a built-in shelf bra with removable cups that will further smooth your silhouette while lifting and supporting your bust. Really though, it’s the gorgeous toile print that sold us on this number.
Available in sizes XS to XXL
BIKINIS UNDER $100
11. CUPSHE Wrap Top Floral Bottom Bikini
Wearing a solid hue up top and a patterned or more detailed bottom is an excellent styling trick for those looking to minimize their bust, shoulders or upper-half in general and add a little boost to their hips or bum. Plus, the molded cups and thick banding offer larger busts ample support...all for just $27.
Available in sizes XS to XXL
12. ZAFUL Tie Dye Knotted High Leg Tank Bikini
This year is setting out to be the summer of tie dye, so you might as well apply the trend to your swimwear as well. There are four color combos to choose from, but at just 13 bucks a pop we’re tempted to just pick up one of each to mix and match all summer long.
Available in sizes S to L
13. Century Star Floral Tankini with Boyshorts
Tankinis too often get a bad rap but we’re big fans of the style which has almost the same coverage as a one piece but is infinitely easier to put on (and use the bathroom while wearing). This particular suit shows just a hint of skin at the sides and features a fitted elastic bottom band to prevent the whole thing from floating upward once you get in the water. The bottom has adjustable side ties to prevent the waist from digging in and the straps up top can also be shortened or elongated as needed.
Available in sizes 2 to 16
14. MADAME EVERGLADE UNDERWIRE HIGH WAIST BIKINI
Most swim trends will ebb and flow like the tide itself, but palm prints are one style we’d be willing to bet stays en vogue for a long time. The same goes for flattering high-waist bottoms, making this bikini a win-win for those looking to pick up a new suit that will last multiple summers but won’t burn too big a hole in their wallet. And while the suit is sold as a set, you can pick your top and bottom sizing separately.
Available in sizes 6 to 24
15. Andie The Wynwood Top and Bikini Bottom
We’re really into the combination of glamorous and sporty that a one-shoulder suit brings to the table beach. And because the top and bottom are sold separately, you can mix and match Andie’s bikini bottom styles—high waist, cheeky, boyshorts, etc.—to see which one suits your body type and personal style.
Available in sizes XS to XXXL
16. Swimsuits For All AVENGER SASHI WHITE HALTER BIKINI
This simple black-and-white halter is one of the best-sellers at Swimsuits For All, which is likely why it keeps coming back year after year. The thick band under the bust and double straps at the neck provide a ton of support for larger busts without actually looking like a bra. Reviewers were also huge fans of the slightly higher cut of the bottom waistband. It’s not a true ‘50s-esque high waist, but it goes up just enough to keep everything tucked into place. Oh, and it’s fully lined so you can go ahead and dive right in without fear of your bikini suddenly becoming totally sheer.
Available in sizes 4 to 24
17. Kitty and Vibe Plunge Top and High-Waisted Bottom
Kitty and Vibe’s unique sizing system, which takes into account the shape of your bum in addition to your waist and hip measurements, has garnered a very devoted fan base. Its newest collection of prints, dubbed Sister Vibes, consists of two cheerful lemon designs, one white and one a gorgeous Tuscan orange hue, intended to be mixed, matched and worn in conjunction with your BFF for a nostalgic throwback to the days when sporting coordinating outfits was an absolute must.
Available in sizes A to G and 00 to 26
18. Aerie Leopard Bikini
Another big trend for 2020 takes its inspiration from big cats, albeit with a few twists. Abstract designs that clearly evoke images of leopards, tigers and cheetahs but without feeling too literal, like this black-and-white version with gold detailing, are the way to go.
Available in sizes XXS to XXL
19. Xhilaration Blue Stripe Lace-Up Bikini
It kind of goes without saying, but you can never go wrong with a nautical-theme bathing suit. Classic blue-and-white stripes combined with a nod to sailing rope give this suit timeless appeal, but we’re also excited about the fact that both top and bottom offer more coverage than your average string bikini without looking dowdy or matronly.
Available in sizes XS to XL, an D/DD
20. Rhythm Sahara Brown Multi Striped Bikini
Vertical stripes can help slim your figure and elongate your frame, even if they’re on an itty-bitty bikini. The mix of warm sunset hues also helps give your skin a little extra faux-glow, no matter your skin tone.
Available in sizes XS to XL