The search for the perfect swimsuit for this summer sometimes ends with the holy grail, and sometimes with a suit that doesn’t make it through the first swim of the season. We know trying to choose the best swimsuit for summer 2019 can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve picked out some of our favorites that flatter all day. Like that assistant we hired to follow us around.
Just throw any of these swimsuits on, and get ready to sip a gin + tonic and casually say “oh this old thing?” when someone compliments your impeccable taste.
The Best Swimsuits for Summer 2019
The Cartagena, $95 at Andie
If you’re like “wow, I have a banging clavicle and I need to show it off this summer,” this should already be in your shopping cart.
1950s Style Red & White Pin Dot Katy Swim Crop Top, $44 and Blue Skirted High Waist Alice Swim Bottoms, $58 from Unique Vintage. Top here, bottoms here.
When you want your Fourth of July beach party to consist of people saying “Red, white, and can I get your number?”
The Ballerina, $158 by Solid and Striped at Nordstrom
It’s like being a ballet dancer but without all the dancing. In other words, you’ll be the laziest, tanniest ballerina.
Retro 80s/90s Inspired High Cut Low Back One Piece Swimwear, $26.99 at Amazon
Available in Baywatch red, pink camouflage, animal print, and black and white stripes, so get whichever strikes your fancy. If you’ve ever wanted to look like a sexy referee, now’s the time!
Second Wave Ribbed Ruffle-Strap Bandeau Bikini Top, $49.50 at Madewell
When you need a little extra ruffle in your life but you don’t want to look like a literal baby-meeting-water-for-the-first-time.
Pukas Leopard Bikini Top, $34 at ASOS
Show off your wild side with this leopard bikini from Pukas. And by wild side we mean rereading Jane Eyre every year on the anniversary of us getting locked in the attic.
Solkissed Samantha Bikini, $79 (each piece) at Anthropologie. Top here, bottoms here.
Color blocking has always been in and will always be in and we will die on this hill. Order at least one size up for the top.
Gingham Classic Bra, $128 and High Waisted Pant, $71 both at Ephemera. Top here, bottoms here.
It’s like a picnic blanket but sexy. BYOA. The A is for Ants. Don’t make the mistake we did and bring Anderson Cooper.
The Deep Dive, $95 at Summer Salt
We weren’t kidding about the color blocking. Now in blue! Next week, purple!
Pink, White And Blue, High-Waisted Bikini, $29.99 at Cupshe
Make it Cape Cod but a swimsuit. Starring the Invisible Woman.
The Stella Cabana Stripe by Solid and Striped, $168 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Be the change you want to see in the world. For instance, this swimsuit lets you change into a beach umbrella!
LA Hearts Floral Malibu Cinched Bikini Top, $26.95 and Cheeky Bikini Bottoms, $22 at PacSun. Top here, bottoms here.
Sure, flowers for summer aren’t groundbreaking but it wouldn’t hurt to get some once in a while. No, Chad, of course that’s not a hint. Not. At. All.
Naanle Women’s High Waist Swimsuit, $22.99 at Amazon
This one comes in so many prints that the newspaper is about to get jealous.
Neon Pink High Waisted Bikini, $27.99 at Cupshe
Think the sun is hot? Just wait until everyone sees you in this neon highlighter number. Bright pink stains not included.
Black and White Crochet Bikini, $28.99 at Cupshe
If your spirit animal is sexy grandma who also enjoys wearing her snorkel on dry land this is the two-piece for you.