We Ranked One-Piece Swimsuits At Every Price Point & Here's What We Found Out

You know a trend has caught on when you start seeing it everywhere. But with so many options comes the question: Which one is actually Worth It? Every Tuesday, we're looking at a different fashion girl favorite and the varying price points it comes in, and letting you know — straight up — how much you should really be spending. You work hard for your money; why not put it towards pieces that matter?
There's no doubt one-piece swimsuits are back and trendier than ever. But, the thing about this silhouette is that it can either fit so perfectly, or it can fit you very, very wrong (and wedgies — including frontal ones — are no fun at all). So when you're shopping for one, you're not just solely concerned about aesthetics. And that's where the tough part comes in: Do you stock up on a few cheap options from Zara? Or do you just buy one (probably a bit more expensive) suit that fits you like an actual glove?
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To find out, we've rounded up a few classic one-piece options at varying prices as a point of comparison. With swimsuit season fast approaching, click on to weigh your options — and don't be surprised if you never bother with bikinis again.
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What You're Spending: $28
What You're Getting: In a word, this suit is basic. Not necessarily in a bad way — it just means that with it, you're getting the bare minimum. Sure, there's a nice plunge happening in the front, and it'll only sett you back less than $30, but don't count on wearing this one for years to come (and the fit might be hit-or-miss, too).
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What You're Spending: $35.90
What You're Getting: Ah, Zara. We just can't quit you. For just a few more dollars, this pieces checks off another trend with the lace-up side detail. Plus, since the fabric is ribbed, it can totally double as a wardrobe piece (see how good it looks here with a skater skirt?). But again, fit and longevity are still going to be a toss-up.
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What You're Spending: $65
What You're Getting: This mid-range option is red-hot, for sure. According to its product description, it's designed in Paris, though there's no guarantee the quality is any better. There's also no on-model image here, so it's tough to know what this bad boy looks like on unless you go to the store and try it.
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What You're Spending: $125
What You're Getting: Okay, we've passed the $100-mark, but hear us out. This brand just launched today, and it's got a concept that justifies the price. With its at-home try-on program, you can avoid unflattering dressing room lighting altogether. It's designed with a scoop neck, high-cut hip, and medium coverage at the back, and is even reinforced with high-quality Shindo under-bust elastic for extra chest support. Tell us more...
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What You're Spending: $150
What You're Getting: Norma Kamali is basically the fairy godmother of one-piece swimsuits. Just look at that bold hue and those exaggerated leg openings. This option is sure to get you noticed on the beach, and we know the quality won't let you down.
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What You're Spending: $430
What You're Getting: If you want the one-piece swimsuit all your style icons will be wearing, it's this one. While it doesn't come cheap, if you can afford it, we say go for it. It's got a fancy silhouette and construction you don't see every day, and it could be the only one-piece swimsuit you ever buy. And that's totally acceptable by us — we've done crazier things for fashion, after all.
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The Verdict: Try On At Home
This swimsuit may not be the thriftiest of the bunch, but you can order three styles to try on in the comfort of your own home, and send back whatever you don't want. Plus, the price of each suit goes down with the more options you keep. The brand is made by women, for women, working exclusively with women designers and proudly manufacturing at a woman-owned factory in downtown LA., and that justifies the price tag if you ask us (plus, we've felt the suits in person and they're dreamy). Though there are only three styles to pick from at the moment, the brand tells us there's a lot more to come. Consider us sold.
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