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The Summer Swimwear Guide For Every Occasion

Now that summer is in full effect and we are vaxxed and waxed, it’s time to break out the swimsuits. Public outings and travel were dreadfully suspended last year, so we are beyond overdue for some sand in our hair and salt in the air.

Whether it’s your local beach, a tropical vacation, or even a pool day, this swimwear guide is your one-stop-shop for high tides and good vibes. Our guide covers a range of colors, patterns, and styles to flatter every curve and help you feel your most comfortable, confident self.

Wave Babe Swimwear Havana Set

Look as cool as a cucumber in this sage green Havana bikini from Wave Babe, even when the sun’s rays are beaming down on you. This swimsuit is double lined so that nothing more is showing. The classic knotted top is a flattering secure style to wear for any fun summer activity. The high-cut bottom gives the legs an elongated look while providing a cheeky cut in the back. It even complements the torso with a v-shape illusion.

Sommer Swim Cece Bahamas Set

If this bikini does not scream an icy piña colada in your hand, while on white sand and under a palm tree, I don’t know what will. The exotic, tropical pattern of the Bahamas bikini by Sommer Swim features bold colors, elements of nature, and geometric shapes to create a smashing mashup. The bandeau-style top is gathered in the center by a vintage gold ring, further adding to the luxury of the suit. There is yet another gold ring, but this time on the back of the bikini bottom for a double string detail. This swimsuit is definitely on the sexier side in terms of style and cut, so wear at your own discretion.

Londre The Ruffle Shoulder One Piece

For a business in the front, party in the back style swimsuit, The Ruffle Shoulder one piece from Londre does just that. The front of this feminine suit features a delicate ruffle on the shoulder and a scoop neckline with a string to tie either in the front or along the back. If tied in the front, the back of the suit becomes backless, drawing attention to the scrunch on the bottom. Not only is this one-piece beyond beautiful, but it is also sustainably and ethically made, using only six recycled water bottles.

Dippin Daisys Charisma Top + Astro Bottom

We all want a hot girl summer, but this tie-dye print, tied knot top, and side-tied bikini bottom could definitely tie me down this summer. The swimsuit has an alluring sunset tie dye mix on a ribbed velvet material. The Charisma top has a soft v-neck with adjustable straps to ensure the perfect fit for all bodies. The Astro bottom is cheeky and has a high leg cut to give us that extra pep in our step.

Girlfriend Collective Koi Oasis One Piece

Orange you glad it’s summer!? This Koi Oasis one-piece swimsuit is an awesome full coverage suit that includes the trendy one-shoulder cut for a little spice. Not only will you feel confident wearing this as it forms to your figure with ease, but also knowing it is sustainably made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon. This one-piece was made with recycled fishing nets and post-industrial waste recovered from the ocean. So, while you’re laying on the beach, soaking up the sun, you can feel good knowing you are one with your environment.

TJ Swim Bambi Set

When it comes to the Bambi bikini by TJ Swim, one thing is for sure… tan lines will not be a problem. The quintessential bandeau top ensures no strap lines, and the thong-style bikini bottoms guarantee your buns will get a nice little bake in the sun. The rich cocoa color of this swimsuit, plus the textured fabric, allows for a simple, yet lush bikini staple.

Kitty and Vibe Bandeau Top + High Hip Bottom in Willow

This girly, floral swimsuit from Kitty and Vibe features an enchanting baby blue color with delicate flowers for a more refined yet youthful suit. The bandeau top comes with detachable straps for those who seek a little more support, as well as a tie-back. The high hip bottom gives a comfortable fit on the waist, as they sit higher up but still have a bit of a cheeky cut on the butt. The front tie on the bottom adds a subtle yet fun detail. Stay protected from the summer rays with the swimsuit’s SPF 50+ fabric.

MBM Swim Serenity

This iconic one-piece cut is one every woman should have in their swimwear collection. The one-shoulder with the sexy center cutout is a flattering style we all know and love. MBM, however, gives it a modern revamp with its open-back design. The sheen mauve coloring of the Serenity suit will have you glowing and glistening.

Vitamin A Gia Triangle Top – + Elle Tie Side Bottom

Sparkle and shine in this Gia bikini by Vitamin A that utilizes a metallic gold fabric to have you twinkle with every step in the sunshine. The classic triangle top is completely adjustable with it’s tie straps, as are the bottoms with ties on both sides. The style of this suit is a staple, but there is no doubt a whole lot of flare too. Vitamin A is another amazing sustainable swimwear brand that guarantees less environmental pollution through its production.

Vale Genta x PQ Sea Salt Alex One Piece

Yet another infamous styled one-piece, this Vale Genta x PQ Sea Salt Alex one-piece features a criss-cross halter styled front with a low scoop back and front tie detail. Every woman needs a solid white one-piece suit in her summer wardrobe.

Frankie’s Bikinis Terry Triangle Top + Tia Striped Terry Bikini Bottom

Whoever had the brilliantly revolutionary idea to turn beach towels into bathing suits: genius. Terry cloth bikinis and clothing are all the rage this summer, and Frankie’s Bikinis did not fail us in bringing the trends. Not only does the Tatum Terry Triangle top give us the fabric of the season, but it also incorporates the fun trend of a wrap-around tie. The bottom also has ties, as well as a ruched detail. The Positano stripe pattern is an archetypal summer print that will have you poolside ready in no time.

Summersalt The Sidestroke

A color block one-piece is by far one of the most flattering and classic styled suits that always seem to come back every summer season. The cool tones of navy and teal are met by a crisp white one-shoulder moment that is exceptionally flattering. This high compression suit will keep everything in place, while still comfortable, with its snug fit and fuller coverage bottom. Don’t let that fool you though — this suit still has a hint of sexy with its semi-open back design.

Seafolly Mid Pareo

A summer sarong coverup is the easy-breezy, effortlessly glamorous look you need this summer for any trip or event. The lightweight mesh material of the Mid Pareo provides sheer coverage and no sweat, no mess in the heat.

L*Space Mina Cover-Up Dress

Knitwear is not just a fall and winter thing… it’s found its way into summer too with swimwear cover-ups. This unlined, open-knit midi dress from L*Space is subtly sensual with its mesh look that will give a nice silhouette to the body and its high slit for a peek-a-boo leg moment.

Seafolly Crinkle Twill Beach Tunic

Rather than just throwing an old, oversized white t-shirt on, grab this Crinkle Twill Beach Tunic to elevate your swimwear style. Perfect to throw on when you are on the go in between beach or vacation events, Seafolly delivered the ideal summer cover-up.

SNDYS Byron Dress

Another knitwear cover-up, but this time something shorter for those scorching hot days. The ruched drawstring sides mimic many of our favorite summer dress detailing, but this one is unlined for a quick slip-on over your favorite swimsuit.

Savannah Holderer

Savannah Holderer, writer at Young Hot & Modern