Thanks to a reliable flock of detail-oriented reviewers, Amazon has become the answer for nearly all of our purchasing queries. From the things you’d expect (household appliances, groceries, books) to the thoroughly surprising finds (
fresh flowers, wedding rings!?, bridesmaid dresses), there seems to be nothing that can’t be supplied by the behemoth e-tailer. We spend a lot of office hours inspecting this do-everything site and carefully read through the endorsements of its browsing critics to surface the best goods available, but it was endorsements from two R29 readers that turned our attention towards the site's swimsuit offering. Armed with these swimsuit tip offs, our recent journey down the Amazon rabbit hole was especially fruitful: the site is practically teeming with affordable swim styles that have racked up multiples stars and hundreds of accolades. From vintage-inspired bikinis to printed maillots; we saw so many cute bathing suits that we had to collect our finds for your browsing pleasure. So click on through to find your new favorite poolside style, and prepare yourself for your friends’ reactions when you tell them where you snagged it. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
The adjustable sides on the bikini bottom and at the shoulders, plus removable padding make this a favorable style for women looking for a modern set that's skimpy but still offers more support than your average string bikini.
Gingham Cheeky Bikini Set, $, available at
Go all out retro in this extra high-waisted two-piece inspired by the glamourous pinup models of the '40s and '50s. It comes in sizes small - 4x and is adored by over 1000 people who have previously purchased this classic suit.
Retro High Waisted Bikini, $, available at
The corset-like princess lines on this one-piece suit have been heralded by hundreds of women as slimming (not that you need it but nice if you want that) and confidence boosting even after months of not wearing swimsuits.
Full Blossom V-Neck Piping Design, $, available at
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This off-the-shoulder number comes in 35(!) colors and patterns and over 2000(!!) positive reviews. We think it'd look cute paired with denim cutoffs for after the beach too. One more positive is that it's a good fit for women with long torsos. As one happy reviewer shared, "the suit has a lot more stretch to it that other swimsuits I’ve tried in the past....Usually, I can barely get the suits to come up and cover my breasts comfortably but this suit is great."
Off-Shoulder Ruffled Bathing Suit, $, available at
And if you're looking for an off-shoulder two-piece, this plus size option is an Amazon win. Here's some real talk from a recent buyer: "I know ordering a bathing suit from Amazon without trying it on first can be difficult. You order it, don't like how it fits or looks, have to return and repeat. It's even harder for us curvier ladies...I did the raise the arms test, the jumping test, and various other tests to determine how loyal a bathing suit top can be and it actually was able to keep me covered without having to request the top...Everyone's body is different and beautiful and my only goal is to get a top that fits everything and this top did its purpose."
Ruffled Off Shoulder High Waist Swimsuit, $, available at
Sometimes you already have the perfect basic bottom and you're just looking for a fun top. Or your body type calls for mix and match sizing that lends itself to shopping for separates. Whatever the reason, this sunflower bikini top is a cute way to welcome a little sunshine into your swim wardrobe this year.
Lace-up Sunflower Bikini Top, $, available at
And if you're looking for a high-quality bottom that you can purchase as separate, we suggest checking on Australian brand,
. The dependable swimsuit brand now has a
storefront on Amazon
that offers sets, one-pieces, and coordinating separates.
Hipster Bikini Bottom, $, available at
Choose this Barbie pink cutout one-piece for beach blanket bingo dance vibes. The modern peekaboo cut is totally worth the potentially odd suntan lines. Our advice is to be militant about applying sunscreen and take a chance.
One Shoulder Cutout One Piece, $, available at
Large-chested galpals, rejoice! Multiple reviewers (with knockers on the larger end of the spectrum) proclaimed this stylish one-piece to be supportive enough for their sizable girls. “Perfect, perfect, perfect! I have VERY large breasts (36HH) so finding the right suit has been an issue,” reported a customer. “This suit definitely makes you look slim and sexy without being over the top or slutty.”
Island Goddess One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at
“I love this bathing suit. I am very chesty and the bathing suit covers most of my chest with a little sexy side boob cleavage,” explained one reviewer of this almost 4-star reviewed maillot. “I never felt confident in a bathing suit, but I do in this one. I won’t be wearing any cover-ups.”
Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at
Is it even vacation if you’re not wearing
with a leopard print? This simple, figure-flattering, and decidedly on-trend bikini has earned high praise from over 800 Amazon customers, who love the suit’s high waist and flattering bandeau top. “Ladies. Do yourself a huge favor and buy this suit,” exhorted a happy customer. “For years I have struggled with my body and bikinis. I have never found a more flattering suit.”
Bandeau Bikini, $, available at
This simple, plunging swimsuit boasts a faux lace-up detail on both the front and back, lending the otherwise modest one-piece a dangerous air. “I actually already own this suit in blue — purchased at a local boutique shop. When I found the same one on Amazon (on sale no less!) I had to jump on it,” reported a savvy customer. “These suits are made well and fit just as you’d expect. The support is better than you might think with this particular design.”
Bleu Rod Beattie
Knotty But Nice Lace Down One-Piece, $, available at
raved — and are still raving
— about this Baywatch-inspired high-cut, low-back suit. (So are 1,200+ satisfied customers.) How to choose from one of 11 colors on offer? At less than $30 for this maillot, you kind of don’t have to.
90s One Piece, $, available at
You know it’s a good product when normally quiet customers leave their comfort zone to write reviews, which is what happened with this tremendously popular Amazon suit: “I NEVER write Amazon reviews. Never once,” claimed a reviewer. “But this suit is so cute and super flattering I feel the need to let everyone know it! I did size up like other reviews recommended, but only about 1 size and it fits perfect. Has some ruching to help hide my flabby baby belly and the material is really thick and soft!” (Over 800 other reviewers had similar things to say.)
Asymmetric Ruffle Bathing Suit, $, available at
We’re dying over the smocking on this affordable suit, and were wowed by its 4.7-star rating. Detachable straps and medium bottom coverage led purchasers to praise the bikini’s “sporty vibe.”
Bandeau Bikini, $, available at
If embellishments are your thing, Cocoship is your friend. Its tasseled bikini won over 170+ reviewers, who collectively awarded it 4.7 out of 5 stars. A multitude of customer photos are a real-life testament to the suit’s IRL cuteness.
Tassel Trim Bikini, $, available at
“To say I love this suit is an understatement!!! It’s amazing!!!!” declared a reviewer. (Exclamation points were
edited for clarity.) “[It’s] sexy, but not trashy,” said another. A chorus of over 1,000 customers praised the flattering, tummy-controlling properties of this bohemian maillot. At less than $30, we’re sold.
Vintage Lace Bathing Suit, $, available at
A faithful R29 reader hipped us to this $25 suit she’d landed on after reading one of its 1,800 reviews sharing that it was, “the only bathing suit I want to wear for the rest of eternity.”
One Piece Ruched Monokini Swimwear, $, available at
This “curvy-friendly” (a reviewer’s words, not ours) bikini seems demure, with a high waist and full coverage bandeau top. But many reviewers attested to — and loved — the more revealing, cheeky back. If you’re curious to see how this looks on different body types, you can scroll through the seemingly endless customer photos — or just read one of over 2,000 reviews that give this suit a total of 4 out of 5 stars.
Cheeky High Waist Bikini, $, available at
We’re suckers for a good floral print, especially when it has 4 out of 5 stars. Customers praised the brief’s coverage: “The bottom fits great, and my butt isn’t hanging out, which is always a good thing,” according to one reviewer.
Ditsy Floral Bikini, $, available at
One seriously satisfied reviewer claimed she’d landed on this tankini after years of searching for swimwear that flattered her frame. “All around I adore this,” she raved. “If you’re a little bit curvy and have a hard time finding suits like me, then give this a try.” Over 100 additional customers contributed positive feedback amounted to 4.3 stars.
Peplum Tankini Swimsuit, $, available at
This shirred, vintage-inspired ensemble got high marks for support and coverage from over 100 customers. Unlike some of the lesser-known swimsuit brands on the list, Anne Cole is already a household name, so we’re pleased to see this particular best-seller available in so many prints.
Twist Front Shirred One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at
The 77 reviews of this lace-up bikini are almost unanimously positive. “I feel so confident!!!!!” enthused a reviewer. “Summer here I come!!!!!!!” We love the suit’s high-waisted styling, peekaboo cutouts, and ability to inspire excessive punctuation.
Lace-up High Waist Bikini, $, available at
The tie-front detail is quickly transitioning from trend to classic in our books – and you can jump (or stay) on the bandwagon for a mere $20, thanks to this fanatically-endorsed monokini. Over 600 purchasers sung its praises — included one customer who proclaimed the suit “EVERYTHING!!” in the title of her enthusiastic review.
Knotted-Front Cheeky Monokini, $, available at
Over 500 reviewers sung the praises of this retro maillot. With 25 colors to choose from, you’re sure to find the one that “suits” you.
Maxine of Hollywood
Shirred One Piece, $, available at
A 4-star rating and almost 800 reviews drew us to this plunging, graphic one-piece.
Plunge Maillot, $, available at
Leafy prints seem to be everywhere this season, and we love the unexpected pairing with a high-waisted black brief. Customers say this under-$30 bikini fits “right on the money,” and its amassed a 4.6-star rating from over 180 reviewers.
High-Waisted Halter Bikini, $, available at
This “goth-mom approved” ensemble is ranking very close to 5 stars — with 23 reviews, that’s an impressive ratio of highly satisfied customers. “Let me start by saying this suit makes me feel so sexy and cute, and I have pretty much never gotten that from a swimsuit so that’s a huge deal,” raved a curvy customer. We love the unique touch of a feminine, lacy overlay.
Solid Black Swimsuit, $, available at
Contrast piping and a plunging front lend this simple maillot a graphic edge. With 4.8 stars, it achieved a nearly perfect score from customers.
Cutout One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at
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