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Bikinis You’ll Wear All Summer Long

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It’s officially swimsuit season, which means it’s time to break out your best bikinis. If you’ve found yourself scavenging under your bed or digging deep in your closet only to find that your designated bin of swimsuits is filled with pieces from when you were a teenager (it happens), it’s probably time to invest in some new styles.

We know the hunt for the best bikini isn’t easy. In fact, you may dread it. Finding the right one for you all comes down to sizing, comfort, versatility, and how much you’re willing to spend. To lighten the bikini burden, we’re here to help you update that under-the-bed bin so you can feel excited about your summer 2023 swimwear.

From patterned and solid-colored suits to sets that don’t break the bank, read ahead to shop the best bikinis you need to pack for your next vacation or chill tanning day at your nearest park.

The One That’s Perfect for Palm Springs

Looking for the perfect suit for your desert vacation? Lounge among the palm trees in this gingham bikini that gives the 1960s allure of Don’t Worry Darling. You can even purchase the cute matching swim skirt to complete the look.

The Updated String Bikini

Pamela Anderson is back in the cultural Zeitgeist. So ride the wave and channel your inner Baywatch bombshell with the star’s latest Frankies Bikinis collaboration. Choose a set like this classic string bikini or look like Anderson’s famed character, C.J, in the cheeky red one-piece.

The Striped String Suit

Make a statement this summer in this string bikini by Triangl. The terry textured bralike cup is an elevated style for those who want something different from the typical triangle bikini shape.

The Itty Bitty Dua Dot Bikini

If stripes aren’t your thing and you prefer polka dots and Dua Lipa, splurge on this Versace x Dua Lipa pink bikini, one of the coveted designs from the singer’s recent collaboration with the one and only Donatella Versace. Despite the luxe price tag, the set, which also comes in black and blue, is selling fast!

To Stay on Top of the Metallic Trend

Metallics are in — and we especially love the trend in the form of a swimsuit. Silver and gold tend to be the more popular options, but we suggest you try this shiny lilac shade.

To Channel Your Inner Meredith Blake

Nearly 30 years later, we’re still trying to emulate the outfits of The Parent Trap’s Meredith Blake. So give your best Meredith Blake with this black-and-white suit by Staud.

The High-Waisted Halter

“This crystal-embellished bikini stands out as the ‘best’ high-waisted option due to its unique combination of style and quality,” Oséree co-founders Jannine Vinci and Isabella Cavallin said. “The high-waisted design of this style offers a flattering fit, accentuating the waistline. Despite its daring design, the style exudes a vintage allure while remaining comfortable, resembling a sporty swimsuit.”

If You Want to Sparkle

Whether you’re basking in the sunlight or enjoying a moonlit night swim, who doesn’t love a sparkling Lurex swimsuit like this set by Good American. And if you’re a fan of the Khloe Kardashian co-founded brand, try and nab some new pieces from Good American’s recent partnership with Body Glove.

Because Rosettes Are Trending

If you haven’t heard (or seen it), the rosette detail is one of the most popular summer trends. So why not join the bandwagon with this bikini set by Maygel Coronel? The tie-halter top could double as a summer crop that can be easily paired with anything from waisted shorts to a slinky silk skirt.

The One With Lots of Strings

Alice + Olivia recently launched its first-ever swim collection, featuring classic string bikinis with a reversible twist. Wherever you are this summer, surprise people with a fun color swamp moment.

The One Size Wonder

One size, no problem. You truly can’t go wrong with anything size-inclusive, easy, and comfortable. Hunza G’s swimwear comes in a wide ride of colors, cut-outs, and simple styles, like this bandeau bikini set.

If You Don’t Care About Awkward Tan Lines

Whether you care about awkward tan lines or not, this neon single-strap bikini from Eloquii is worth your consideration. It features two different cut-outs and is available up to a size 32.

The Photo-Op One

This Black female–owned brand is bringing high fashion to swimwear. Her pieces are a stunning, elevated take on classic silhouettes and are approved by our very own fashion and beauty writer Asia Milia Ware.

The Conversation Starter

Remember when TikToker Addison Rae posted a photo in this viral bikini? It sparked backlash from Christian organizations and was called “blasphemous.” Okay … So maybe it is not the one to wear on a family vacation, but it is the ideal bikini for a day out at Riis Beach.

The Longline One

Target is a great place to snag affordable bikini sets. With the right care, they will last you a long time despite your purchasing them last minute.

The One for Surfing

As the waters get warmer, replace your full-body suit for a bikini that still provides enough coverage so outfit malfunctions in the water are kept to a minimum.

Bikinis You’ll Wear All Summer Long