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The 20 Cutest Bikinis For Every Style And Budget

Summer brings many new opportunities: you can get a new job, find new summer love, go on new adventures. But best of all, summer is an excuse to buy a new bikini. You can pick from a wide range of looks this season to find the perfect bikini to suit your fashion taste. The high-waisted vintage look is coming back into style, and bold, bright, digital prints are making a big splash as well. Stay on top of the hottest trends this summer so you can stay cool on the beach or at the pool. Search through the different styles to find a price that fits your budget, then get outside and have some fun this summer!

Style: High-Waisted Vintage

Perfectly Pastel

Mix the old and the new with these pastel colors on a high-waisted bikini. This is a high-waisted bottom that shows more skin than others, so if you don’t want to go all the way with this bold style, then this is a perfect pick. The printed pastel design brings in a modern flair so you can have the best of both trends.

Top: $13.80, Bottom: $12.80
Forever 21

Here Comes The Sun

Out-shine the sun this summer with this bright yellow, high-waisted option. Unlike a normal triangle bikini, there is extra support under the top so you can feel confident to move around without any mishaps. The cheerful color is perfect for the summer vibe, and even if it’s a cloudy day you can brighten the mood with this bold look!

Top: $30.00, Bottom: $20.00

Spot On

Have some polka dotted fun this season and incorporate the high-waisted look with classic polka dots. And because the dots are mixed with this vintage style, you can be sure that this design is perfectly fashionable for this season.

Top: $54.00, Bottom: $50

Style: Patterns and Prints

Good Vibrations

Make your own waves this summer with this shockingly spunky bandeau bikini. The burst of bright colors alone are enough to turn heads, but no one will miss you in this intense zigzag pattern. This summer is all about bold colors and bold designs, and this is a marvelous mixture of both.

Top: $13.80, Bottom: $12.80
Forever 21

Glorious Geometrics

Black and white doesn’t have to be boring, and this bikini is an example of just that. This eye-catching pattern will set you apart on a crowded beach or at pool party and the small touch of pink highlights adds a slight touch of color. Even if you aren’t big on colorful, flashy clothing items, you can still stand out with this crazy pattern.

Top: $14.00, Bottom: $14.00

Rich as Gold

Opt for a darker tone with this gold paisley string bikini. The rich gold pops out against the black background, and the subtle pink and purple make for a fabulous color combination. The unique paisley design is a great print if you want something that’s cute and girly without any flowers.

Top: $35.00, Bottom: $35.00
Revolve Clothing

Welcome to Paradise

Bring a colorful combination to your bikini wardrobe with this basic halter style that has a not-so-basic pattern. This design incorporates all of the summer colors with a flowery scheme to make it fun and girly, but you can still show off your beach bum edge.

Top: $46.00, Bottom: $38.00


Style: Wraps and Twists

X Marks the Spot

You don’t have to have to go multi-colored if you want a twisted bikini. This bandeau-styled top doesn’t mess with any color except for a rich purple, and that’s all you need with the creative crisscross in the center. And with a strap around the neck, you have more support than a normal, strapless bandeau, so you don’t have to worry about anything falling down.

Top: $12.00 (on sale!)
Old Navy

Double Trouble

Blue on one side plus green on the other equals a cute color combo that you just can’t pass up. Instead of a basic bandeau, spice things up with a style that throws a twist in the middle. Great for a day in the sun, or even better for a night event because the neon will be dazzling, even in the dark.

Top: $19.20, Bottom: $19.20

Twisted Pink Lemonade

Why settle for one color when you can have two? Have twice the fun with this bright pink and yellow twisted bandeau style. The twists on the top and bottom add a stylish texture and the bow in the middle of the top wraps the look up with a flirty touch that you don’t find very often.

Top: $28.90, Bottom: $19.90
i love koi

Style: LBB (Little Black Bikini)

Bedazzled Beauty

Add some sparkle and shine to this season’s bikini. Black doesn’t always have to be so basic, and this style will change your idea of what a simple black bikini can be. The jewels on top are stunning enough, but with the gold straps on top and bottom, this style will reinforce your status as fashion diva.

Top: $44.50, Bottom: $24.50
Victoria’s Secret

Timeless Treasure

If you really want to stick to a traditional black bikini style, then this might be just what you’re searching for. There is nothing more classic than the LBB because it is, after all, the sister of the ever faithful LBD. This is a necessary staple in your summer wardrobe and it can be worn at any occasion. This is a no-frills, straightforward design with just a small string detail on the sides of the bottoms to keep it fashionably up to date.

Top: $43.00, Bottom: $44.00
Revolve Clothing

Effortless Eyelet

What happens if you combine the fashionable fringe trend with a basic black bikini? This design fits into both of those categories with a simple, two piece structure that incorporates flowy eyelet on the top. It’s quieter than the shredded fringe, but just as fabulous and a tad more girly.

Top: $45.95

Tell Me About It, Stud

Bring out your rocker style this summer with a studded suit. It stays true to the LBB, but it lets you show off your playful personality with these silver accents. The top also has a unique shape, so if you’re bored of the same old halter tops or bandeau bikinis, then this is just what you need to change things up!

Top and Bottom Set: $56.00


Style: Fringe

String of Fire

Fringe is in this season, so stand out even in the hottest weather. Ombre isn’t just for nails or hair—this wave of fringe will show that you can heat things up with your hot sense of style, even under the sun.

Top: $14.50

V for Vivacious

This V-neck top is a variation on the fringe bikini style. The neck scoops down, which makes the look more revealing and the blue pattern behind the white fringe adds a bubbly flair to complete the look. Combining the hot fringe trend with a cute design makes this look irresistible.

Top: $24.95

Have a String Fling

This loveable look comes in a variety of colors to fit your fringe-y preference. Choose something vibrant like this neon yellow or opt for a deep orange top that’s paired with dark bottoms. Whichever color top you pick, you’ll receive major fashion points with this in-style look!

Top: $73.00
The Orchid Boutique

Style: Bold and Bright

Blue Me Away

Take a cue from the deep blue sea (or the fresh blue pool water), and choose a bright blue bikini this season. By picking the right color, a one-color suit can make just as much of a statement as one with an intricate pattern. The bow on this look is the right amount of design, and since it fits nicely in the center on top of the other material, it shouldn’t leave any funky tan lines.

Top: $14.00, Bottom: $14.00

Tickle Me Hot Pink

Bring out your girly side and choose this bright pink color for some fun in the sun. If you’re looking for an extra boost up top, this form can help give you a more filled out look. If the wild patterns of this season aren’t your style, then go for this one-tone option: it’s a solid choice!

Top: $27.20, Bottom: $27.20

Teeny Weeny Bright Green Bikini

Not only are these colors eye catching, but the bikini’s shape can be very form flattering, too. Between the subtle line of shiny studs and the flowy fabric above scrunched accents, this is a beach-goddess look. It’s flirty, feminine, and fresh!

Top: $46.50, Bottom: $18.50
Victoria’s Secret

Hannah is a senior studying journalism at Boston University.  Originally from Ohio, she loves the Ohio State Buckeyes but couldn’t be more thrilled to be living in the exciting city of Boston. When not staying busy with journalism or French classes, she can be found working out at the gym with the BU club gymnastics team, teaching swim lessons at the pool, and always drinking lots of coffee. As a member of BU’s Kappa Delta chapter, she loves being involved on campus and getting to know as many people as she can. She is so happy to have a chance to work with the Her Campus team, and she can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her!
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