Summer 2020 Swimsuit Lookbook

Hey y’all, and Happy Memorial Day! Let’s not forget that men and women who sacrificed their lives so we could have the freedom to enjoy the big and little things in life. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start to summer, so today I’m sharing my Summer 2020 Swimsuit Lookbook. Even though all states are starting to relax some restrictions with respect to gatherings, this summer will still be different for many. However, there will still be opportunities to enjoy time in the sun with proper social distancing. So if you’re on the hunt for a new bathing suit for Summer 2020, here’s some of my favorites.

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My Go-To Swimsuit Retailers

Aerie is my latest go-to for swimsuits, because they have a wide selection and reasonable prices. In addition, they are inclusive of a wide range of body types. I bought my first Aerie bathing suits last summer, and they will all be making an encore appearance in my summer 2020 swimsuit line-up! While I am featuring quite a few Aerie bathing suits in this post, I’m including some other brands as well to give y’all some variety.

Summer 2020 Swimsuit
(An Aerie swimsuit from last year that will be making a repeat appearance for Summer 2020!)

I tried to keep the prices reasonable in this swimsuit lookbook, because I personally don’t like to spend a ton of money on a bathing suit. Even if you take really good care of bathing suits, I’ve found that they simply don’t last as long as regular clothes. Exposure to sunlight, sunscreen, chlorine, etc eventually takes a toll. However, I did include a few suits on the pricier side in this guide, in case you want to splurge or bookmark for a later sale!

Target is another great place to get reasonably priced bathing suits, and department store brands like Jessica Simpson and Crown & Ivy aren’t bad prices either, especially if you can catch on sale. Southern Tide is on the pricier side, but they have some adorable preppy swimwear pieces I couldn’t resist including!

Summer 2020 Swimsuit Tops

While pursuing some of my go-to swimsuit retailers, here’s my favorite bikini tops I found. I prefer bikini tops with more modest coverage, so most of these are bandeau, scoop neck, halter style, or fuller coverage triangle tops!

Aerie Ruffle Longline Bikini Top (love the stripes and ruffles!)
Aerie Ruffle Longline Bikini Top Solid (love the bright pink color)
Aerie Jacquard Longline Scoop Bikini Top (love the texture & light blue color on this one)
Aerie Leopard Scoop Bikini Top (leopard print-need I say more?!)
Draper x Land’s End Square Neck Bralette (adore the gingham!)
Target Seersucker Flounce Bikini Top (love seersucker on swimsuits!)
Target Sugar Coast by Lolli Bikini Top (love the mint green, and it’s a fuller coverage triangle top)
Crown & Ivy Prep School Ruffle Bandeau Top (love this option by Belk’s preppy house brand)
Jessica Simpson On the Spot Shoulder Tie Top (love the polka dots & wish my size was available)
Southern Tide Gingham Bandeau Bikini Top (can’t go wrong with gingham, and love the light blue!)
Southern Tide Retreat Seersucker Bikini Top (such a pretty color combo with seersucker)
Southern Tide Gingham Trim Bikini Top (another classic preppy option)
Southern Tide Oceanside Seersucker Bikini Top (this is a fuller coverage triangle top)
Draper James x Lands End Bralette Square Neck Top-Magnolia Print (so Southern!)
Draper James x Lands End Ruffle V-Neck Halter Bikini Top (classic navy with ruffles!)
Athleta Triangle Bikini Top (fuller coverage, and comes in multiple colors)
Athleta Stripe Seersucker Scoop Bikini Top (precious seersucker, and on sale at time of press)


If you want a two-piece but are more comfortable with a tankini top, I recommend this one from Aerie in a gorgeous blue color, or this gingham one from Crown & Ivy.

Summer 2020 Swimsuit Bottoms

Here’s the bikini bottoms that complement the tops I shared in previous section. I prefer fuller coverage bottoms, so most of these fit that bill.

Aerie Striped Bikini Bottom
Aerie Solid Bikini Bottom
Target Sugar Coast by Lolli Side Tie Bikini Bottom
Crown & Ivy Dots on Dots Hipster Swim Bottom
Crown & Ivy Prep School Ruffle Bikini Bottoms
Jessica Simpson Side Shirred Hipster Bottoms
Southern Tide Gingham Bikini Bottoms
Southern Tide Retreat Seersucker Bikini Bottom
Southern Tide Oceanside Seersucker Bikini Bottom
Draper James x Lands End Midwaist Bikini Bottom
Athleta Clean Medium Bottom
Athleta Seersucker Stripe Bikini Bottom


Summer 2020 Swimsuit One-Piece Options

If a one-piece is more your thing, here some cute options I found:

Aerie Ruffle One-Piece (features stripes & a halter neck)
Draper James x Lands End Embroidered Eyelet One-Piece (love eyelet detail, & navy is classic)
Athleta Seersucker Stripe One-Piece (classic seersucker one-piece)



I hope you enjoyed browsing some of my top summer 2020 swimsuit picks, and that you found it helpful if you’re looking for a new suit. I’m looking forward to some fun in the sun at my family’s beach place soon. We ended up not going Memorial Day weekend because we wanted to wait for a non-holiday weekend after more of the initial re-opening kinks are worked out.

What did you do for Memorial Day weekend? Do you have any pool or beach trips planned for the summer? Or do you plan to lay out in your yard or on your patio?

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-xoxo Liz

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