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.
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).
Because you can never go wrong with a little black dress swimsuit.
Zaful bikini ($17)
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)
It’s not quite neon, but you definitely won’t ever become lost among the beach umbrellas.
Just the right amount of girly and flirty without feeling juvenile.
No one will ever forget your sea queen status.
Tipsy Elves ($40)
Slip on a high-waisted skirt and you could wear this ruffled top from the pool to dinner with friends.
Fashion Nova bikini ($40)
The illusion lace at the middle creates a defined waist, even if you’re straight as a board.
Full coverage on the bottom, bold and skin-baring up top.
Adjustable ties on both the top and bottom ensure you’ll find the perfect fit for your body type.
Swimsuits for All bikini ($25)
Worried about tan lines? The strap is removable so you can achieve an even, golden glow.
Forever 21+ ($28)
In case you forgot, yellow is the most popular color on the beach this year.
Cupshe bikini ($30)
We came for the rich copper-rust hue, but stayed for the chic tortoiseshell ring detail.
So you can paint swim with all the colors of the wind.
This timeless style is one of the best-selling swimsuits on Amazon. (We suggest adding to cart ASAP.)
The ribbed texture makes this suit look and feel much more expensive than it actually is.
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)
A lovely combination of femme and chic. Oh, and affordable, too.
Varsdodo bikini ($33)
The color-blocked panels create the illusion of a slimmer silhouette.
Take a swim on the wild side.
Our favorite flattering dress style, now in bathing suit form.
We can’t get enough of that avocado green.
Kona Sol ($35)