Thanks to a reliable flock of detail-oriented reviewers, Amazon has become the answer for nearly all of our purchasing queries. From the things you’d expect (household appliances, groceries, books) to the thoroughly surprising finds (fresh flowers, wedding rings!?, bridesmaid dresses), there seems to be nothing that can’t be supplied by the behemoth e-tailer. We spend a lot of office hours inspecting this do-everything site and carefully read through the endorsements of its browsing critics to surface the best goods available, but it was endorsements from two R29 readers that turned our attention towards the site's swimsuit offering.
Armed with these swimsuit tip offs, our recent journey down the Amazon rabbit hole was especially fruitful: the site is practically teeming with affordable swim styles that have racked up multiples stars and hundreds of accolades. From vintage-inspired bikinis to printed maillots; we saw so many cute bathing suits that we had to collect our finds for your browsing pleasure. So click on through to find your new favorite poolside style, and prepare yourself for your friends’ reactions when you tell them where you snagged it.
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Amazon has deemed this asymmetrical shoulder maillot a “#1 Best Seller”, and we can see why. Available in 11 colors, with a simple, universally flattering subtle ruching, the ruffled one-piece got 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 300 satisfied customers.
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One seriously satisfied reviewer claimed she’d landed on this tankini after years of searching for swimwear that flattered her frame. “All around I adore this,” she raved. “If you’re a little bit curvy and have a hard time finding suits like me, then give this a try.” Over 100 additional customers contributed positive feedback amounted to 4.3 stars.
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“To say I love this suit is an understatement!!! It’s amazing!!!!” declared a reviewer. “[It’s] sexy, but not trashy,” said another. A chorus of over 1,000 customers praised the flattering, tummy-controlling properties of this bohemian maillot. At less than $30, we’re sold.
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The 20 reviews of this lace-up bikini are almost unanimously 5-star. “I feel so confident!!!!!” enthused a reviewer. “Summer here I come!!!!!!!” We love the suit’s high-waisted styling, peekaboo cutouts, and ability to inspire excessive punctuation.
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The tie-front detail is quickly transitioning from trend to classic in our books – and you can jump (or stay) on the bandwagon for a mere $20, thanks to this fanatically-endorsed monokini. Over 600 purchasers sung its praises — included one customer who proclaimed the suit “EVERYTHING!!” in the title of her enthusiastic review.
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This shirred, vintage-inspired ensemble got high marks for support and coverage from over 100 customers. Unlike some of the lesser known swimsuit brands on the list, we already knew Anne Cole for quality and we're pleased to see this particular best-seller available in so many prints.
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This “goth-mom approved” ensemble is ranking very close to 5 stars — with 23 reviews, that’s an impressive ratio of highly satisfied customers. “Let me start by saying this suit makes me feel so sexy and cute, and I have pretty much never gotten that from a swimsuit so that’s a huge deal,” raved a curvy customer. We love the unique touch of a feminine, lacy overlay.