The Best Places to Buy Affordable Swimsuits

Swim season is coming, we can feel it in the air. Whether you need a swimsuit for Spring Break or just for hanging around campus to get your tan on, here are some places you can get that super cute swimsuit you’ve been wanting – that also fit your college wallet!

Wet Seal

Wet Seal is great stop if you’re looking for bold swimsuits. Items from its Swim Shop run between $12 to $30. The caged back bikini (, $18.90) is perfect for flaunting your fierce looks on the beach.

Charlotte Russe

Charlotte Russe is perfect for affordable, feminine bikini. Their swim selection goes from $15 to $25. The tie-dye halter bikini (, $19.99) and matching bottom ($16.99) are great for lying by the pool and reading your fave magazine!


TJ Maxx always has the best basics for swim suits – whether it’s one pieces, bikinis or tankinis.  Their prices vary from $16 to 50+, since they also carry designer lines, but all their items are super marked down from their original prices. if you’re looking for something  reasonable to grab a spontaneous trip, and don’t have time to go to a major mall, this is the place for you, with two locations within a few miles in Greenbelt and Hyattsville. The Front Lines Bikini Top and Hipster Bottom, above, together cost $16.99!



In terms of being close to campus, Target is your best bet. Targets are literally everywhere. This makes it perfect if you feel comfortable trying a swimsuit on before you buy it. Target lets you order from online to the store, or you can just go find your suit yourself. Plus, you can easily mix and match tops and bottoms. They have a huge variety of swimwear, though usually on the little more pricey side.  This peplum tankini is $24.99.


Forever 21


Forever 21 is the go- to store these days, for everything. Their swim suits are super adorable and at fantastic prices! This simple one piece ($12.90) is perfect for all swim activities.