The 10 Best Swimsuit Brands of 2021

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The Rundown

Best Overall: Swimsuits for All

"They offer a wide range of styles for a wide range of body types."

Best Budget: Kona Sol

"Kona Sol has lots of styles in stock and most suits cost less than $50."

Best Plus-Size: Andie

"Andie's line of cute suits has inclusive sizing that ranges from XS to XXXL."

Best for Older Women: Lands' End

"Suits are built to last season after season, and come in a variety of modest styles."

Best for Men: Topman

"The affordable swim trunks come in stylish patterns, bold solids, and quirky prints."

Best Athletic: Athleta

"Their one-pieces, two-pieces, and rashguards are designed for a variety of watersports."

Best Eco-Friendly: Summersalt

"The fabrics are recycled and feature a UPF of 50+."

Best Splurge: Jade Swim

"These pieces will last longer because they're made from high-quality Italian fabric."

Best for Petites: Kisuii

"They offer one- and two-pieces in fits that are great for smaller-chested and petite women."

Best Trendy: Blackbough Swimwear

"Pieces tend to show a little more skin, but the patterns are cute and the material is thick."

Our Top Picks

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Best Overall: Swimsuits for All

Swimsuits for All

 Courtesy of Swimsuits for All

Living up to its name, Swimsuits for All is one of the biggest size-inclusive swimsuit brands out there, offering monokinis, bikinis, one-pieces, and more in a wide range of styles for a wide range of body types, starting from size 4. If you need any further justification, body-positivity advocate—and model—Ashley Graham, who’s the face of the brand, has an ongoing collaboration with the brand that’s resulted in some seriously sexy, size-inclusive pieces. Her latest collection has styles with an adjustable fit that can be worn as maternity swimwear, too. Prices fall in a wide range, but most fall under $100, making a swimsuit from here more of a well-worth-it investment than a splurge.

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Best Budget: Kona Sol

Kona Sol

 Courtesy of Target

Going to Target “just for a toothbrush” has gotten even more dangerous with the latest line from the budget behemoth. The company’s clothing lines have been getting a makeover lately and Kona Sol, the retailer’s new line of size-inclusive swimsuits, is the newest jewel in the company’s crown. It’s no secret that people love Target swimsuits—it’s practically a go-to for last-minute vacation shopping or just refreshing your swimsuit drawer—and this line now includes up to 26W in select styles. With a ton of styles in stock—more than 315, in fact, from tankinis to ruched animal-print one-pieces—there’s a pick in here for pretty much anyone. Best of all, the company’s staying true to its budget-minded pricing, with most suits hitting under $50.

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Best Plus-Size: Andie

Andie Swim

 Courtesy of Andie

Andie’s line of cute suits has inclusive sizing that ranges from XS to XXXL—for every single swimsuit they offer, setting them apart from other brands that talk the inclusive talk but only offer a few suits (or separate ones altogether) in larger sizes. Take the fit quiz to figure out your perfect suit— whether you have wide hips or a long torso—then explore Andie’s range to find the right one-piece or two-piece for you. Plus, shipping both ways is free. So you can try the suits you order on in the comfort of your own home and avoid generally horrible dressing room lighting—and try as many sizes you want in a style to make sure tops and bottoms both fit perfectly. The small-sized company is founded, led, and staffed by 15 women, so you can feel good about the purchase, too.

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Best for Older Women: Lands' End

Land's End

 Courtesy of Land's End

While you should absolutely wear any swimsuit you please to the beach or pool, Lands' End has been a brand that has a reputation for quality for years now, whether you’re after a flannel shirt for him or an indestructible haul-it-all canvas tote for your next vacation. The company’s legendary swimsuits don’t disappoint either, with suits that are built to last season after season. They come in a variety of styles that can help hide what you want, from solid one-pieces with modest necklines to tankinis, while still providing a flattering fit.

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Best for Men: Topman


 Courtesy of Topman

Topman, the men’s version of trendy retail behemoth Topshop, doesn’t disappoint when it comes to men’s trousers or button-ups, and their swimwear sections have just as many selections as the rest. With options clocking in around $30, the affordable swim trunks and board shorts carry a lot of style along with a low price tag. Expect stylish patterns like pastel stripes, bold solids in shades like cobalt and olive green, and quirky prints like chili peppers and leopard floral prints, as well as a mix of shorter trunks and boardshorts. The only tick against Topman’s line is its seasonality—if you’re looking in summer, you’ll have plenty of options. A mid-winter sunny break, and you might be a little more limited.

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Best Athletic: Athleta


 Courtesy of Athleta

Lap swimmers, paddleboarders, and surfers need to check out Athleta’s line of swimwear pronto. The line, a child of GAP’s parent company, uses recycled H2ECO fabric to craft their one-pieces, two-pieces, and rashguards designed for a variety of watersports. There’s still great support thanks to the hidden underwire, and they have a great range of UPF-protected rashguards, too—whether you’re after a cropped or longer-length fit. They also have a separate section for swim shorts and skirts, so you don’t have to click through a ton of pages if that’s exactly what you’re after. Just make sure the swimming suit top you choose is the right one for your bust size: suits tend to be separated by cup-size, though they go up to DD. If you need other vacation clothes, you can shop the rest of GAP’s brands (Banana Republic, Old Navy, Hill City, and GAP), and add everything to the same online cart for one easy checkout.

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Best Eco-Friendly: Summersalt


 Courtesy of Summersalt

This swimwear company features a UPF of 50+ in all of its swimsuits, which range from color-blocked, one-shouldered one-pieces to high-legged, high-waisted leopard-print bikinis. Yeah, they’re cute, but the fabrics and packaging are recycled, and that sun protection factor means you’ll stay protected when you’re on the beach (after all, who remembers to put on sunscreen under their swimsuit?). The fits are fantastic too: Sommersalt reportedly scanned 1.5 million body measurements from 10,000 women to get its own “True Measure” process just right (that also includes 3D body scanning, mass customization, and computer-aided design). The company doesn’t have men’s swimwear yet, but it does also offer a wide variety of other clothes to complement your vacation wardrobe, too—like a splurge-worthy machine-washable, vegan silk jumpsuit that goes from night to day to night again—which makes it easy to use the site as a one-stop shop to round out your suitcase. 

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Best Splurge: Jade Swim

Jade Swim

 Courtesy of Jade Swim

When a former fashion editor and stylist designs a fashion line, you know it’s going to be good. Jade Swimwear’s minimalist styles are right in line with current trends, and—while yes, they’re expensive—are worth the splurge. The pieces come in separates so you can choose the right sizes for you, and are made from high-quality Italian fabric, which doesn’t disappoint whether you’re sunning on the Amalfi Coast or at your backyard pool. Also included? UV protection in the fabric, and resistance to chlorine, sunscreen, and oils. It’ll run you around $200 for a swimsuit, but these timeless pieces will last a few seasons longer than your run-of-the-mill budget bikini—and fit right in with Instagram’s summer #aesthetic for beaches, too.

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Best for Petites: Kisuii

Uma One Piece

 Courtesy of Kisuii

It’s hard enough finding petite suits—or suits that fit women with smaller chests—without having to deal with a pretty dire lack of choice. Kisuii is here to save the day. Though it’s not specifically a petite brand, it offers one- and two-pieces in fits that are great for smaller-chested and petite women, so you never have to worry about another one-piece with a too-long torso. While the brand can be a splurge if you buy full-price, their end-of-season sales feature offers up to half off online purchases. Can’t wait that long, and want to try on in-store? They’re sold at some Everything But Water stores, department stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, and posh resorts around the world. Plus, there’s an eco-bonus to shopping with them: that fancy Italian fabric they use doesn’t just feel great on; they also support environmental conservation programs at each aspect of the production cycle.

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Best Trendy: Blackbough Swimwear

Blackbough Swim

 Courtesy of Blackbough

Sure, Blackbough might be one of those Instagram brands—you know, the ones that flood your newsfeed—but the company also makes some great bikinis. They’re sold in separates, so you can choose the top and bottom sizes that are right for you. Pieces tend to show a little more skin (again, this is an Instagram-marketed brand), but the patterns are cute and the material is thick—but not too thick!—and high-quality. Fits tend to be trendy, with this season’s crop featuring high-legged bikinis and Brazilian-cut bottoms the Kardashian-Jenners would feel right at home in. Come here for the print and color options, which have ranged from a red-orange leopard print to a baby blue velvet two-piece. The only downfall? Sizes aren’t as inclusive as they should be, with the largest top sizes ending at an XL and the largest bottom sizes ending at a 12. 

Why Trust TripSavvy?

Krystin Arneson is currently living in Blackbough suits while on the beach in Mazunte, but these companies—both established and emerging—have all earned media praise for their selection, style, and quality.

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