Suit up for summer with the best women’s swimwear. Plenty of bathing suit options exist when choosing what to wear to the pool or beach. From one-piece suits to bikinis and swim dresses, there’s something for every preference. Here are Lands’ End picks for the best women’s swimsuits of 2023.
One of our favorite suits for summer is the one-piece swimsuit. If you’re looking for a swimsuit with a comfortable fit and classically elegant design, this suit is for you. Choose from V-neck, keyhole neck, and classic scoop neck styles, among others. One-piece swimsuits come in a wide variety of colors and prints, all of which will flatter your figure from every angle. There are neutral solids like black and navy, along with vibrant colors like turquoise. When it comes to prints, floral is always on-trend. You might also want to consider a retro-inspired polka dot pattern. To take the retro aesthetic further, choose a dotted swimsuit with high-waisted, full-coverage bottoms.
Create lots of looks by stocking your wardrobe with tankinis in different colors and prints. The tankini swimsuit provides the coverage of a one-piece, but because it’s two pieces, you can mix and match. For example, you could pair a printed top with solid bottoms or vice versa. Tankinis come in styles to flatter every body type, including tops that accentuate the bust while creating a slenderizing effect. The top of this swimsuit style can be worn with straps or strapless to show off your shoulders, while the midsection is shirred to highlight your natural elegance.
If you want swimwear that provides a streamlined effect, consider tummy control swimsuits. These one-piece swimsuits and tankinis are enhanced with control fabric for a slenderizing effect. Some styles have shirring, which flatters every figure. There are scoop-neck styles, high-neck styles, and V-neck wrap styles in many colors and prints to suit your summer mood. You’ll find tummy control bottoms in bikini styles, shorts, and skirts. There are also swim dresses with control fabric at the midsection and a flouncy skirt that covers the hips and thighs.
Give your bust a boost with swimsuits for big busts. The underwire style of swimsuit offers the support of your favorite bra and comes in lots of different prints and colors, from neutral to tropical. Create a variety of swimming outfits by putting together the different top and bottom styles. For example, you could wear an underwire tankini top with high waist swim shorts for plenty of coverage or with bikini bottoms if you want to show a bit more skin.
Swim dresses are always fashionable. Also known as a swim dress, this suit style accentuates your curves while providing modest coverage. When it comes to neck styles, you’ll find scoop and V-neck styles, along with square and keyhole necks. Like the other suits profiled here, many swim dresses have built-in sun protection and fabric that’s highly resistant to sun, surf, sand, and sunscreen!
Long-sleeve swimsuits are an option if you want a modest look and UV protection. There are long-sleeve swim shirts with UPF 50+ in a variety of styles, which you can pair with your preferred bottoms. High-waisted bottoms are one style to consider, or you could opt for swim shorts or leggings. If you’re shopping for a long-sleeve bathing suit for water sports, choose a chlorine-resistant swimsuit made with Lycra® XtraLife™ spandex for up to 10 times the wear of regular spandex and excellent color retention.
Rash guards for women come in many styles to match your swimsuit. There are cover-up dresses in classic notch-neck tank styles. Choose from knee-length and ankle-length dresses, which are available in solid colors and beachy prints. There are also rash guard T-shirts in short-sleeve and long-sleeve styles, along with long-sleeve hoodies for maximum coverage. Rash guard apparel is made from fast-drying fabric with UPF 50+ and a small percentage of spandex, which makes it protective and comfortable for a day at the beach or pool.
When shopping for a new bathing suit, you might also want to check out some water shoes or flip-flops. If you plan to visit a beachfront restaurant or poolside cafe, consider a pair of wedge sandals in a color that matches your swim cover-up. You might also want a canvas tote for carrying towels, sunscreen, and other fun-in-the-sun essentials.
With so many women’s swimsuit options, you can have one for every day of the week. There’s a suit for when you want a timeless retro look, and one for when you prefer a contemporary style. Trends come and go, so consider your own preferences when swimwear shopping. The right suit for you is the one in which you feel confident and comfortable.