These swimsuits are flattering, not too skimpy and timeless to last you for years!
I am SO excited about the summer with Thomas! He loves the water, and he’s been taking swim lessons all winter, so it’ll be fun to spend the summer with him at the pool. The swimsuit styles that I like vary by year and I’m definitely having a one-piece moment. But whatever style I’m purchasing, I try to purchase bathing suits that I know I’ll wear for a long time. Nothing too trendy and nothing that’s cheaply made or that isn’t full lined. (However, if there’s a fun occasion you want a fun swimsuit for, sometimes a cheaper option is best for a one time wear!)
I believe in quality over quantity, so I typically buy 1-2 nice bathing suits a year and just alternate. Again, the key here is buying suits that are simple and not too trendy. (This is actually my approach for building a better wardrobe!) And then, when I’m not feeling my best in a swimsuit anymore, I sell it on Poshmark! However, I did end up finding a TON of great affordable suits this year, so you’ll see them below. In this post, I’m rounding up my favorite picks so far, at lots of different price ranges. I love a mix of solid colors and patterns, since I get bored of the same suits after a while.
Below you’ll see options I already own and love, and a few suits I’m eyeing this season. So far, I’ve only refreshed my one piece collection, but I’ll update this post as soon as I order a few bikinis as well.
Let’s jump into the one pieces first, and then I’ll update this post with bikinis once my orders come in!
My top pick for the year is the Island Goddess One-Piece Swimsuit from La Blanca. I’ve had it for 3 years now, and it’s STILL my very favorite. The ruching is perfect for a little tummy coverage (I loved this suit even in my early postpartum days), and so so incredibly flattering. The neckline is high enough to be very appropriate, but low enough to feel feminine and just a touch sexy. The bum is full coverage.
This La Blanca suit runs TTS, and I have a 4. I would order a 2 if I were to get a second one, now that I’m not newly postpartum.
It’s hard to believe this one shoulder one piece is only $40, isn’t it?? I’m wearing a size XS, and I’m shocked by how flattering the cut out is. It totally shows off your side abs, but gives you plenty of tummy coverage (and booty coverage) too.
This one piece is another $40 find! I have an XS in this suit and it fits TTS. If you had told me it was from Tuckernuck, I’d believe you. The booty is full coverage, just like the one above.
Yet ANOTHER Target find! This purple one piece is super flattering even with a simple shape. The neckline is just deep enough to be sexy, but it’s definitely not overboard. I also love the deep purple color (and once I’m tan from the summer I think I’ll like it even more!). The bum is full coverage and I’m wearing an XS. I’d say this runs a little big!
One of my favorite swimsuit brands EVER is called Left On Friday. The material they use has great compression, the cut is always flattering, the fit is perfect, etc. They run TTS and are worth EVERY penny of the price! I’m wearing an XS here.
I ordered this Amazon coral one piece to compare to the La Blanca suit I linked first, and it’s great. Just as good as La Blanca? No, but definitely a good budget option! I’m wearing an XS and it’s slightly large.
While we’re on the topic of Amazon, this cutout one piece is also from there! I’m wearing a size small and I’d say it runs a little big. The color is super fun, and it would be a great suit to take on a trip since it’s flirty and affordable.
This black one piece is a little over $100 and the quality is superb. The bum is cheekier than the others linked in this post (and the top is a little more revealing), but MAN is it flattering. I’m wearing an XS here, and I wish I had ordered a small. It runs a tad small.
This Target colorblock one piece is a super fun option if you love color. The orange and brown combo is a nice blend of fun and neutral, and I love the deep v-neck. I’m wearing an XS in this, and it fits a little big.
This is another great Target find! I wouldn’t typically go for a white swimsuit for obvious reasons, but this one is lined and doesn’t show through. I love the double o-ring as a fun detail and the full coverage bottom. I’m wearing an XS but it runs slightly large.
This hot pink one piece from J.Crew is SO flattering with the front ruching tummy control (especially if you’re postpartum) and the neckline is nice too! It’s fully lined AND has a full coverage bottom. I wasn’t a fan of bandeau cuts on me before this suit, but I wore this non-stop last season and plan to do the same again this year. It comes in 10 colors, and it comes in a classic fit or a fit for long torsos, which is great for taller women. I wear a size 2, and I’m typically a size XS in most items. I think this style would be flattering on all body types.
I ordered these two suits before our trip to Dominica and I LOVE them! I’m planning to order a few more suits, so keep your eyes out for when I update this post.
This Left on Friday bikini set is my very favorite of all of the two pieces I’ve ever had. The brand makes super high quality pieces that feel sporty while also being super flattering. I wear an XS in this brand and it fits TTS. I’m wearing the High Tide bottoms in an XS too.
This Tularosa floral bikini set was another fun splurge for our recent trip to Dominica. I LOVE the color and pattern, and the cut is super feminine. The bottom is a little cheekier than I would wear to our neighborhood pool though! Shop the bikini top here and the bikini bottoms here.
I was blown away when I first tried on this scalloped one-shoulder bikini. First of all, it looks much more expensive than it is. And second – it fits PERFECTLY. I find that it’s rare for an Amazon bikini to truly fit perfectly, but this one does! I’m wearing an XS.
J.Crew is always one of my go-tos when shopping for swimsuits since their styles fit really well, and the quality is top notch. This hot pink bikini top is a perfect option for our neighborhood pool, since it’s flattering but not too revealing. I’m wearing it with the J.Crew Classic Full Coverage Bikini Bottom in this fun Bright Cerise color.
Isn’t this black & white colorblock bikini fun? When I first saw the contrasting color blocking I was sold. I’m wearing a size small in this set, and it runs just slightly large (but small is their smallest size and I’m typically an XS). I ended up sending this back since it was a bit large, but if they have your size, it’s cute!
Yet another Amazon find :). This colorblock bikini set is both sporty and feminine, and a great option for a neighborhood pool. The bottoms are full coverage, which is always what I look for! I also love that the straps on the top are adjustable. I’m wearing a small in this set and it fits well.
This pink bikini set is a Hunza dupe, but it’s from Amazon. I got it last year before our beach trip with my brother’s family, and it was the perfect two piece option. I love how secure it felt even as I chased Thomas all over the beach! It comes in lots of colors, but I’m wearing the “Rose Red” in a size small. The bottoms have good, full coverage. Oh! And you can’t beat the $29 price tag. I would have ordered an XS if they had it, but the small was still okay. Shop the set here.
My visor has also been amazing, it has so much coverage, but because there’s no brim on the back, you can lean your head back on your chair!
Another amazing Amazon find from last year that’s still available! This bright orange set was another great option for chasing Thomas around on the beach. The bum has full coverage, and the color makes anyone look tan. I have an XS in this set.
Happy swimming and lounging! And don’t forget sunscreen! We all love this this spray sunscreen!
All of these swimsuits were independently selected by me and no brand paid me to include them.
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3 responses to “My Swimsuit Picks: Flattering One & Two-Pieces”
LOVE the blue&pink 2-piece you wore on your honeymoon — where’s it from?
It’s from Target!! They have so many cute high neck swimsuits!!
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