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19 Cheap, Cute Bathing Suits for Shaking Off the Winter Blues

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Are you starting to feel stir-crazy? Has the promise of fake sunlight ceased to help? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Whether you’ve set a price alert on Kayak for the nearest Caribbean beach or you’ve already booked a warm weather getaway, spring break fever is real. And nothing goes better with wanderlust than bathing suit shopping. To get you ready for your next trip, here are our favorite cheap, cute swimsuits.

The Top-Rated One-Piece

Dixperfect Retro One Piece

Customers love this super sexy bathing suit for its flattering fit and low price tag — and there are over 1,000 reviews to prove it.

The Best for Highlighting Tan Skin

Forever 21 Cheeky One Piece Swimsuit

A white swimsuit pops against deeper skin tones.

For the ‘Gram

Coastal Blue Scallop High Neck Bikini Top

If you’re a fan of the scallop-edged bikini that’s all over Instagram but you don’t want to spend a ton of money, here’s an affordable dupe.

Coastal Blue Scallop Bikini Bottom

Because You Believe in a Beach Lewk

Missguided Mix & Match Frill Shoulder Tie Front Bikini Top

To be worn with an oversized straw hat, trendy sunglasses, and hoop earrings.

Missguided Mix & Match Brazilian Brief

A Fun, Super-Cheap Bikini

Bikini Top

If you don’t want a solid color but hate sweet prints, here’s a sporty striped bikini that’ll cost you less than $50.

V-cut Bikini Bottoms

The Flattering One-Piece

H&M+ Shaping Swimsuit

The wrap detail creates a shapely waistline.

The Cheeky Bikini

Ruffled Cherry Print Triangle Bikini Top

The cherries are cute and the price is unbeatable.

Ruffled Cherry Print Bikini Bottoms

The Sexy One-Piece

Sexy Solids One-Piece

Between the low cut and the sheer insets, this shows off just enough skin.

If You Like Options

ASOS DESIGN mix and match crop bikini top in mono polka dot

The joy of this mix-and-match suit is that you can also pair it with solid-colored bikinis from your closet.

ASOS DESIGN mix and match high waist high leg bikini bottom in mono polka dot

If You Want a Classic Black Bikini

zeraca Strap Side Bottom Halter Racerback Bikini

This highly rated find is a great basic to have in your wardrobe. It comes in a ton of other colors, too.

A Surfer-Inspired Bikini

Coastal Blue Women’s Plus Size Swimwear Adjustable Front Bikini Top

The neon trim gives off the perfect Blue Crush meets Endless Summer vibes.

Coastal Blue Women’s Plus Size Control Swimwear Side Shirred Bikini Bottom

The Preppy One

Swimsuit with Flounce

The plunging neckline offsets any stuffiness from the seersucker fabric.

The Baywatch One


This red lace-up one piece is a spicier take on Pam Anderson’s iconic suit.

Because You’re Tired of Black One-Pieces

Coastal Blue Women’s Plus Size Swimwear Shirred V-Neck One Piece Swimsuit

Not all curvy suits are doomed to be black and boring — this army green one-piece is infinitely more striking, especially with tan skin.

The Girlie One

Topshop Rib Frill Crop Bikini Top

This pink ruffle set is a surefire hit — Nordstrom already sold out of the bottoms. So if your heart is set on this bikini, buy it now.

Rib Frill Bikini Bottoms

If You Love a Dark Floral


Good for dresses, even better for bathing suits.


If You’re Super Active

adidas by Stella McCartney RACER ONE PIECE

This won’t budge no matter how many times you fall off your surfboard.

If You Have Athletic Shoulders

The Intercoastal

The halter neckline cuts at exactly the right spot to flatter muscular, toned arms.

The Best For Your Butt

Kilauea Maillot MIKOH SWIMWEAR

I was resistant to butt-revealing swimsuits until I tried Mikoh. Yes, it’s skimpy but it hits at just the right spot to lift and flatter.

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19 Cheap, Cute Bathing Suits for Shaking the Winter Blues