The Best Swimsuits of 2019

Hey y’all- hope you’re having a great week! Since summer is rapidly approaching, and it’s already pool weather here in the South, today I’m sharing the best swimsuits of 2019. I curated this swimsuit look book based on some of my favorite places to shop for bathing suits, as well as y’alls. Thanks to everyone who responded to the Instagram poll I did last week regarding favorite swimsuit retailers and styles, as well as your budget. Although this blog is an outlet for me to share my personal style favorites, I also want to make sure I’m including things that y’all like and that will help you shop. This is especially true for something as complicated as swimsuit shopping!

I have organized my picks for the best swimsuits of 2019 by style. In addition, I tried to include a lot of swimwear looks that are $50 and under for the whole set. A couple of places, like Aerie and J.Crew Factory, have swimsuits that retail for a little over $50 when you account for both the top and bottom. However, both of these retailers frequently have sales that make their swimsuits under $50. For instance, both Aerie and J.Crew Factory have all their swimwear for 50% off right now.

A few of you also said that you like swimsuits from Vineyard Vines and Lilly Pulitzer, and will pay more for a swimsuit that is good quality. So, I included a few picks from those two brands, which you will find under a “splurge” category. Here goes the best swimsuits of 2019!

Best Swimsuits of 2019

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Scoop Neck Bikini Tops

Here are my favorite scoop neck bikini tops:

Old Navy Polka Dot Scoop Neck
Target Leopard Print Scoop Neck
J.Crew Factory Gingham Scoop Neck
J.Crew Factory Ruffle Scoop Neck
Aerie Seersucker Wide Strap Scoop Top
Aerie Seersucker Scoop Bikini Top (I own this one and love it! Featured in my April 2019 Favorites)
Aerie Seersucker Gingham Scoop Bikini Top


Bralette Bikini Tops

Here are my favorite bralette bikini tops:

Aerie Polka Dot Tie Front
Aerie Striped Tie Front
J.Crew Factory French Bikini Top
J.Crew Factory Scalloped Tie Front Bikini Top
Target Gingham Seersucker Bralette Top
Target Striped Ruffle Tie Front Bralette Top
Target Fruit Print Bralette Top (I plan to order this one!)


Bandeau Bikini Tops

Here are my favorite bandeau bikini tops:

Target Twist Bandeau (temporarily out of stock, but you can be notified when it’s restocked)
Target Striped Bandeau (temporarily out of stock, but you can be notified when it’s restocked)
J.Crew Factory Tie-Back Bandeau


High Neck Bikini Tops

Here are my favorite high neck bikini tops:

Aerie Printed High Neck Top
Aerie Striped High Neck Top
Old Navy Gingham High Neck Top
Old Navy Ruffled One Shoulder Top


Bikini Bottoms

Here are my favorite bikini bottoms. I opted for full-coverage pieces, as I don’t feel comfortable in cheeky bottoms.

Aerie Ruffled Seersucker Bikini Bottom (I have this one)
Aerie Bikini Bottom (I have this in navy)
Aerie Ruffled Gingham Seersucker Bikini Bottom
Aerie Seersucker Bikini Bottom
Aerie Hipster Bikini Bottom
Old Navy Low Rise Hipster Bikini Bottom
Old Navy Polka Dot Bikini Bottom
Old Navy Bikini Bottom
J.Crew Factory French Bikini Bottom
J.Crew Factory Ruffle Bikini Bottom
J.Crew Factory Scalloped Bikini Bottom
Target Full Coverage Hipster Bikini Bottom
Target Gingham High Waisted Bikini Bottom


One-Piece Swimsuits

Here are my favorite One Piece Swimsuits:

Target Gingham One-Piece
Target Leopard Print One-Piece
Target Ruffle Neck One-Piece
J.Crew Factory Ruffled One-Shoulder One-Piece
J.Crew Factory Plaid Lace-Up One-Piece
J.Crew Factory Striped Lace-Up One-Piece
Old Navy Gingham One-Piece
Old Navy Textured Striped One-Piece


Splurge Swimsuits

Here are a few Vineyard Vines and Lilly Pulitzer swimsuits I like. One hack I suggest is to mix and match budget swimwear with more expensive swimwear. If you buy basic black or navy bikini bottoms from somewhere like Target or Old Navy, then you can pair it with a more expensive bikini top if there’s one from a higher-end brand that you really love. This way, you won’t be spending anywhere near as much as you would if you bought both a top and bottoms from Lilly or Vineyard Vines.

Lilly Pulitzer Guava Triangle Bikini Top
Lilly Pulitzer Blossom Bikini Bottom
Vineyard Vines Ombre Seersucker Bandeau Top
Vineyard Vines Ombre Seersucker Bikini Bottom
Vineyard Vines Seersucker Ruffle Bikini Top
Vineyard Vines Classic Seersucker Bikini Bottom


I hope that y’all found my best swimsuits of 2019 shopping guide helpful. Let me know if you end up buying and loving any of these. Where are you most looking forward to wearing a cute swimsuit this summer?

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-xoxo Liz

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