Trendiest Swimsuits Under $50 (And Not Just Bikinis)

Though much of the country is still deep in their gray season, many of you are thinking about lounging by the pool or heading to the beach. In case you’re wondering how to update your swimsuit style without spending a small fortune, consider some of these cute styles, most for less than $25, and none more than $50.

MIX AND MATCH ($10 each piece)

If bikinis are your thing, you’ll look seasonally chic if you mix and match pieces. Think brightly colored tops (tangerine, pink or even sky blue) with unexpected bottoms (classic black, floral patterns or even geometric designs). Best of all, mismatched pieces can cost a lot less than a suit. Search for “Sale” and “bikinis” and you can find separates for as little as $9 each.











If you’re looking for form and function, you can find an amazing array of swimsuits on Amazon from some of the top active wear brands like Speedo. They have suits that are well-priced and with Amazon Prime, you can qualify for free shipping. This suit offers a simple silhouette and interesting details in the neckline and along the waist.










COVER IT UP (under $20)

If you’re the type who stays deep undercover until you dive into the deep end, maybe it’s time to treat yourself to a new cover up instead of a suit. Target’s new collection resembles the really high end designers at a fraction of the price. I have a slight crush on this sheer starfish design tunic that costs less than $20.










A friend recently told me about her fondness for swim shorts which look really cute and provide slightly more coverage than traditional swimsuit bottoms. Kohl’s has a pretty extensive collection, though the majority seem to be black!











Who says it has to be all about bikinis? One piece suits are incredibly stylish and hide a multitude of sins. Pair with a wide brimmed hat for some old Hollywood style glamour. This Asos gathered plunge suit gives the appearance of revealing a lot more than it does and costs only $31.










PLAY DRESS UP (under $40)

Before discarding a style because it’s not something you normally wear, consider the cute factor. Swim dresses are no longer the exclusive domain of grandmothers, instead, you can find really chic styles on sale. This chic swim dress was originally $79.00 and is now reduced to $39.99. If you’re not quite brave enough for bold colors, try a deep grey or navy instead of black for a change.











PLUS FASHION (under $50)

Whether or not you believe that every single body is a bikini body, you have to admit that every single body is a beach body! Stop being so self-conscious and enjoy the sun and surf and beautiful scenery. has an amazing selection of bathing suits in a larger variety of sizes. They also have flowy tankini tops that can hide the spots that make you feel self-conscious and flaunt everything else you’ve got!












This article was written by Rachel C. Weingarten, contributor for The Daily Clutch. Rachel C. Weingarten a former celebrity makeup artist and noted style and trends expert. She’s also the author of three nonfiction books. The trade version of “Ancient Prayer: Channeling Your Faith 365 Days of the Year” is available now.

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