Make a Splash in the Best Bathing Suits for 2021

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From one pieces to cut-outs to bikinis, we’ve covered all the swimsuit bases with these 10 great options, including a new collaboration from entrepreneur and actress Sara Foster.

As temperatures are starting to rise, celebs are preparing to post their thirst trap selfies by the pool. The building block of that photo is wearing one of the best new bathing suits of the season.

Among the newest choices is a new capsule collection of swimwear styles for the entire family, a collaboration between actress and entrepreneur Sara Foster and Summersalt, that can create the perfect mommy and me moment. It’s also Summersalt’s first foray into men’s swim shorts. “It was important to me to represent an entire family, whatever that looks like for you,” Foster, the co-founder of womenswear brand Favorite Daughter, has said. “After all, we need to take advantage of matching with our kids as long as they let us.”

The new Summersalt x Sara Foster Cotton Candy Sky collection includes seven swimwear styles, all in a tie-dyed print inspired by the blue and pink skies of summer nights, offering the best bathing suits for everyone in your family.

Whether you’re looking for a classic bikini, cool cutouts, a plunging V-neck, or a slimming black suit, we’ve rounded up a range of options to ensure you can find the best bathing suit for you. Thirst trap selfie not included.  

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1. Summersalt The Sara Foster String Bikini Top and The Cheeky High Leg Bottom

Sara Foster puts her personal spin on this fun and flirty suit that will be a summer standby. You simply can’t go wrong with the pretty two-piece. The string bikini top features adjustable ties and soft removable cups, while the bottom is cut to flatter with its high leg and low scoop front. Clean and classic.

Summersalt The Sara Foster String Bikini Top, $65, summersalt.com and The Cheeky High Leg Bottom, $60, summersalt.com

2. Beach Betty Colorblock Wrap-Front One Piece Swimsuit Peekaboo!

The cute cutout shows just a hint of skin, while the colorblock design in a bright, bold combo is also right on trend. The suit is made from sun-blocking UPF 50+ fabric and has slimming control to flatter in comfort.

Beach Betty Colorblock Wrap-Front One Piece Swimsuit, $52, target.com 

3. LoveShackFancy Women's Frost Bikini Set

This charming bikini has all the hallmarks of a beloved LoveShackFancy piece: It’s whimsical and romantic, and has all the right details, including a lace-up V-neckline, flirty ruffles and pretty floral print. Adjustable shoulder straps make it as comfy as it is cute.

LoveShackFancy Women's Frost Bikini Set, $195, amazon.com

4. Aqua Green Women's High Neck Romper with Pockets

Yes, you read that right — a swimsuit with pockets does exist. And it’s a romper. Clearly, this is one of the best bathing suits for all those design wins. Another element to love is the fact that it has UPF 50+ rated material for extra sun protection. The high-neck top and romper cut offer a touch of extra coverage, while adjustable straps make it fun and functional.

Aqua Green Women's High Neck Romper with Pockets, $42, target.com

5. L*Space Tie Dye Beach Wave Bikini Top and Tie Dye Frenchi Bikini Bottom

The tie-dye trend is still going strong, so bring the look to the beach with this hand-dyed bikini. The bandeau top is classic in the front, while the lace-up detailing on the back gives it a sexy twist in the back. The high-waisted bottom balances it out with a high-leg cut.

L*Space Tie Dye Beach Wave Bikini Top, $99, lspace.com and Tie Dye Frenchi Bikini Bottom, $110, lspace.com

6. Skinny Dippers Jelly Beans Suga Babe Lace Up Front One Piece Swimsuit

Flattering and fabulous? We’ll take it. A lace-up one piece is the on-trend swimsuit you need this season, making it one of the best bathing suits of the summer. The plunge front reveals just the right amount of skin. This option by Skinny Dippers comes in a range of poppy hues and pretty graphic prints, from tropical to floral. No one needs to know that it features light shaping and slimming control to make it even more flattering.

Skinny Dippers Jelly Beans Suga Babe Lace Up Front One Piece Swimsuit, $140, amazon.com

7. Capittana Women's Chloe Leopard Bikini Set

A leopard-print bikini is one you can wear season after season, making this one of the best bathing suits for eternity. This one by Capittana gets a unique twist with its smocked elastic straps and waistband, as well as the whipstitch trim.

Capittana Women's Chloe Leopard Bikini Set, $169, amazon.com

8. Old Navy Blue Gingham Patterned Cinch-Tie Bikini 2-Piece Swim Set

Sweet and summery, gingham is exactly what you want on your swimwear. This two-piece bikini set has built-in UPF 40+ for extra protection in the sun. The clever construction allows you to make all the adjustments you need, from the adjustable spaghetti straps to the ruched bodice with an adjustable cinch tie to the removable shaped cups to the side-cinch ties at the hips.

Old Navy Blue Gingham Patterned Cinch-Tie Bikini 2-Piece Swim Set, $50, amazon.com

9. Amoressa Women's Swimwear Solar Saturn One Shoulder Grommet Soft Cup One Piece Swimsuit

A black tank bathing suit is a classic that every woman needs in her closet, which is why this is one of the best bathing suits. Fun details give the timeless piece an interesting twist, from the one-shoulder to the badass grommets. Best of all, it’s designed to flatter your figure with its clever asymmetrical silhouette that adds length, plus it has light, all-over control to keep everything smooth and flatter curves. It has removable soft cups for additional shaping.

Amoressa Women's Swimwear Solar Saturn One Shoulder Grommet Soft Cup One Piece Swimsuit, $188, amazon.com

10. Becca Wanderlust One-Piece Swimsuit

Look minty fresh by the pool in this sultry suit in an unexpected hue. The plunging neckline and pretty lace make it more revealing than your average one piece. There are plenty of ties and adjustable straps to get just the right fit.

Becca Wanderlust One-Piece Swimsuit, $118, nordstrom.com