I know it might seem crazy to be thinking about swimsuits when it’s *checks weather* below 30 degrees outside, but if you’re smart, you know that the best time to buy swimsuits is precisely during this time of year. Is it just me, or have swimsuits just casually out of nowhere become the same price as a month’s worth of rent? Okay, that’s an exaggeration but seriously, they’re like $100—for just the bikini top! I miss the days when I could get a full bikini (top and bottom) for like, $30. Fortunately, you can still get a full swimsuit now during the off-season for the price of what just the top would cost during the summer. It pays to think ahead. Of course, it’s a bit of a treasure hunt and sizes are limited, so I’ve done the hard work for you and found 10 different options that still have decent size runs available. However, I can’t make any guarantees if you don’t act fast!
1. L*Space ‘Lay it on the Line’ Bikini
I personally own this bikini so I can vouch for it. And mind you, I did not purchase it on sale, so I paid almost double what you’ll pay if you order it now. (It’s fine, I’m fine.) The bikini is super cute, very flattering, and holds everything in. If you wanted to like, do water sports or something, you easily could jump around in this one without risking a wardrobe malfunction. But also, if you just want to lay on the beach and tan, it’s great for that too.
2. LPA ‘Annabel’ Bikini
Like most of you out there who enjoy a
personal pie slice of pizza from time to time, I love a high-waisted bikini bottom. Unlike the first bikini which has a more sporty vibe, this one is more feminine, so you’re welcome for the justification for ordering both.
3. ASOS DESIGN Gathered Bikini
How cute is this lime bikini?! I mean, it’d be a lot cuter if the model wasn’t wearing that scary chain necklace and giant neon hoops. But, if you can get those out of your head for a minute then you’ll see it’s a pretty damn cute bikini. Plus, the color will make you look tan.
4. Onia x WeWoreWhat One Piece
This one piece is very Insta-blogger chic. Which makes sense considering it’s from Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat’s line of swimsuits in collaboration with Onia (don’t worry, this one has actually been released, so you’re good). All you need now is a pair of white retro cat-eye sunglasses and maybe a an influencer trip to Tulum and you’re all set!
5. Solid & Striped Gingham Bikini
This bikini is feminine and cute in a Hamptons-chic way, with its subtle baby pink gingham print and off-the-shoulder top. It’s also on the more conservative side, so like, you could wear it on a family vacation without your dad side-eyeing you the whole time.
6. ACK Embellished Bikini
This bikini is very retro pin-up girl with some edge—it’s very Taylor Swift circa the Reputation tour vibes. And you know, Taylor Swift feuding with the Wests is the exact kind of bad bitch energy I plan to bring to my relaxing beach day…doesn’t everyone???
7. Zimmerman Floral Bikini
One way to feel bougie on your trashy spring break trip is to wear a designer bikini. And this one is normally almost $300, but is on sale for $108! It’s a feminine floral bikini but like, with cool-girl florals. There’s a difference—if you’ve ever seen a tacky floral print, then you know what I’m talking about.
8. Cow Bikini Set
Apparently cow print swimwear is a trend, and I don’t hate it. If we’re being honest here, I’m actually into it. But at the same time I’m not going to go spend $200+ on a cow hide bikini (does anyone know if it can even get wet?) Whatever, this one from Nasty Gal is super cute and for $22.50, I’m sold.
9. Floral Cut-Out Swimsuit
This one piece looks way more expensive than it actually is, which is a quality I sure do love in my clothing. The cut-outs, florals, and subtle ruffle make it girly but cool. Plus, it’s a great one piece for someone who wants to get in on the one piece trend but doesn’t want to look like a grade schooler on her way to swim practice in her best Speedo.
10. Textured Buckle Strap Bikini
So this isn’t technically on sale, but it’s so inexpensive it could be. This bikini actually looks like something you’d buy on Shopbop but nope, you can buy this one right along with your weekly milk and eggs at good ol’ Target. Now excuse me while I block out four hours to shop there.
As you can see, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on your swimsuits if you just shop smarter. Now all you need is a tropical vacation in the near future so you can put these to use.
Images: Jakob Owens / Unsplash; South Moon Under; Revolve; ASOS; Shopbop; Solid & Striped; Net-A-Porter (2); NastyGal (2); Target
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