20 Swimsuits To Make A Major Splash

Swimsuits are some of the most personal and challenging things a woman can wear. After all, you've only got a few bits of fabric between you and the world, and you've got to make those pieces count! And whether you're a one-piece devotee, or a loyal bikini-babe, there's one thing that we can all appreciate, and that's a bathing suit that won't float away at the first sign of choppy waves and packs enough punch so your cover-up can really be an afterthought. After plenty of research, we found lots of retro-styles, skimpy strings, and everything in between to cover the entire swim spectrum—and from the selection here, you're bound to find a suit that...well, suits your tastes as well as your beach. Start logging those poolside minutes pronto!
Above, from left: Victoria's Secret Retro Balconet Top, $44, and Retro Hipster Bikini Bottom, $32, available at Victoria's Secret; Loeffler Randall Lace-Up One-Piece, $215, available at ShopBop; Pins and Needles Gingham Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit, $78, available at Urban Outfitters.
Above, from left: We Are Handsome Lion Swimsuit, $240, available at Opening Ceremony; J. Crew Jersey Lomellina Ruffled Tank Swimsuit, $175, available at J. Crew; Diane von Furstenberg Bonnie Bikini, $295, available at Diane von Furstenberg.
Above, from left: Marc by Marc Jacobs Little Blaze Swimsuit, $173, available at Piperlime; Lover '70s Peephole Bikini, $225, available at Gargyle.
Above, from left: J. Crew Cape-Stripe Underwire Swimsuit, $125, available at J. Crew; Zac Posen for Target One-Piece Halter Swimsuit, $39.99, available at Target; Cynthia Rowley For Roxy Bond One-Piece Swimsuit, $135, available at Roxy.
Above, from left: ASOS One-Shoulder Swimsuit, $47.35, available at ASOS; AE Fern Bandeau Bikini Top, $24.50, and Bottom, $24.50, both available at American Eagle Outfitters; Insight True Colors One-Piece, $86, available at 80s Purple.
Above, from left: Miraclesuit Printed Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit, $142, available at Bloomingdale's; Topshop Hawaii Scene One-Piece, $55, available at Topshop; Mociun Tie-Front Bikini Top, $115, and Tie-Side Bikini Bottoms, $115, both available at Mociun.
Above, from left: La Blanca One-Piece Swimsuit, $109, available at Bloomingdale's; Old Navy Buffalo Check Bikini Top, $16.50, and Bottoms, $16.50, both available at Old Navy; Hotel Bondi High-Waist Garden Print Bikini, $178, available at Free People.