50 Stylish Swimsuits Under $50

Soak up the sun without dipping deep into your bank account.

50 Stylish Swimsuits Under $50
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It's official: The dog days of summer are here, and there's no better way to wile them away than in a swimsuit. Whether you're hoping to shave seconds off your backstroke or just love lounging by the pool, the right one can make all the difference—and it needn't cost an arm and leg. In fact, for less than $50, you can score a limitlessly stylish swimsuit fit for every summer swim—at the pool, at the beach, or anywhere in between. Here are 50 of best selects.

Best Life's editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we're hoping you'll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn't mean you'll pay more for them (we'd never do that to you!). Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication date, but it's the internet and we can't guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!

1
This scalloped suit

green scalloped one-piece, cheap swimsuits
Target

$35; buy now at Target

Want to feel stunning without showing too much skin? This scalloped one-piece is a seriously stylish addition to your summer wardrobe.

2
These sailboat-print swim trunks

sailboat swim trunks, cheap swimsuits
Kohl's

$40$25; buy now at Kohl's

The best swim trunks are the ones you can wear from the water to the sand without looking out of place—in other words, something along the lines of these endlessly versatile sailboat-print ones.

3
This skirted gingham swim set

gingham two-piece swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Walmart

$35$22; buy now at Walmart

With a red-and-white gingham pattern and an adorable little skirt on the bottom, this two-piece set might just be the sweetest swimsuit out there.

4
These bird of paradise-print board shorts

floral board shorts, cheap swimsuits
Dillard's

$50$30; buy now at Dillard's

Want to add a little color to your swimwear without going full floral? These trunks, with alternating bird of paradise-print and solid blue fabric are the perfect fit.

5
This ribbed cutout one-piece

black cutout swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Kohl's

$35$20; buy now at Kohl's

Who says that one-pieces can't be as sexy as bikinis? This adorable suit with a cutout in the center certainly didn't get the memo.

6
This striped scoop-back one-piece

striped swimsuit with lowcut back, cheap swimsuits
& Other Stories

$49$15; buy now at & Other Stories

Not into a boring black suit this summer? This striped swimsuit is an easy way to make your beach gear as colorful as your personality.

7
These shark-print swim trunks

shark-print swim trunks, cheap swimsuits
PacSun

$45$32; buy now at PacSun

Sharks in the water: terrifying! Sharks on your trunks: awesome.

8
This color-blocked plunge one-piece

plunged vertical striped colorblock suit, cheap swimsuits
Dillard's

$70$42; buy now at Dillard's

Wearing a one-piece doesn't have to mean covering everything up. Case in point: this color-blocked one-piece with a serious plunge in front.

9
This drape-sleeve suit

drape sleeve plus size black swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Boohoo

$40$20; buy now at Boohoo

The cold shoulder trend isn't just for shirts and dresses. This chic suit, which comes in sizes 12 through 20, is an easy way to embrace the trend.

10
This Y-back one-piece suit

white mesh insert swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Forever 21

$23; buy now at Forever 21

Sporty, sexy, and undeniably stylish, this white swimsuit is perfect for the swimmer who isn't afraid to stand out on the beach.

11
These striped board shorts

striped board shorts, cheap swimsuits
Dillard's

$50$30; buy now at Dillard's

Preppy style doesn't have to mean a high price tag—these stylish striped trunks are currently marked down to just $30.

12
This lace-trimmed one-piece

lace trimmed red swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Kohl's

$50$40; buy now at Kohl's

Your favorite lingerie trim is making its way into the water this season, with lace-adorned swimsuits, like this adorable crimson number, topping fashionistas' must-have lists.

13
These patriotic board shorts

stars and stripes trunks, cheap swimsuits
Quiksilver

$40$28; buy now at Quiksilver

The Fourth of July may have come and gone, but you can still serve up some patriotic pride on the beach with these stars-and-stripes shorts.

14
This cherry-print French-cut suit

cherry print one piece swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Smart & Sexy

$25; buy now at Smart & Sexy

Cute without looking like a relic from your teenage years, this high-cut cherry-print suit is about as sweet a suit as you'll find anywhere.

15
These macaw-print swim trunks

bird-print swim trunks, cheap swimsuits
Nordstrom Rack

$40$20; buy now at Nordstrom Rack

The bird is the word this summer—just ask these macaw-print swim trunks.

16
This lace-up floral suit

white floral suit, cheap swimsuits
Nasty Gal

$40$10; buy now at Nasty Gal

With a sexy lace-up back and a floral print, this is the perfect suit to prove to your fellow beachgoers that you're no shrinking violet.

17
This neon yellow push-up suit

neon yellow push-up swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Rue21

$28$12; buy now at Rue21

The '90s are back in a big way—and what better way to celebrate their triumphant return with this highlighter-yellow suit?

18
These purple Adidas trunks

purple adidas swim trunks, cheap swimsuits
ASOS

$43$24; buy now at ASOS

Easter isn't the only time to break out the pastels. These striking purple Adidas trunks are sure to become one of your favorite summer staples.

19
This embroidered cold shoulder suit

black embroidered plus sized swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Pink Queen

$23; buy now at Pink Queen

Bring some dramatic flair to the beach with this cold shoulder swimsuit, which comes in sizes ranging from small to 3X.

20
This high-cut leopard print suit

leopard cutout swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Nasty Gal

$40$20; buy now at Nasty Gal

Take a walk on the wild side this summer with this leopard-print suit, complete with a little window for those abs you're working on.

21
This striped suit

geometric black and white plunge suit, cheap swimsuits
Rue21

$25$12; buy now at Rue21

Suits that lace up are undeniably sexy—if somewhat precarious. Get the best of both worlds with this black-and-white number, which has all the appeal of lace-up suit without the worry you'll accidentally flash someone.

22
These anchor-print trunks

anchor print pink swim trunks, cheap swimsuits
J.C. Penney

$40$13; buy now at J.C. Penney

Wear these pink anchor-print trunks to the beach this summer and don't be surprised if you hear more than a few reports of onlookers overheating.

23
This tropical plunge suit

tropical print swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Rue21

$25$12; buy now at Rue21

Even if you don't have the cash or time to book an exotic getaway this summer, you can have the next best thing: this tropical-inspired suit.

24
These pineapple-print trunks

pineapple print swim trunks, cheap swimsuits
Old Navy

$20; buy now at Old Navy

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Sponge! Bob! Square! Pants! Who kills it in pineapple-print trunks at the beach? Someone who's far less square than a yellow sponge.

25
This halter wrap one-piece

halter wrap swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Walmart

$19; buy now at Walmart

Want a one-piece that's not quite as tight on your tummy? This wrap one-piece halter suit is stylish, sexy, and, most importantly, forgiving after a few tacos.

26
These emperor penguin trunks

penguin trunks, cheap swimsuits
PacSun

$35$17; buy now at PacSun

You might be unlikely to see empire penguins outside of frigid climates, but with this adorable pair of penguin-patterned trunks, you've got the next best thing.

27
This embroidered one-piece

embroidered black one-piece swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Boohoo

$44$22; buy now at Boohoo

Add a little old-school glamor to your arsenal this summer with this embroidered suit from Boohoo, which will set you back just $22.

28
These iguana-print trunks

iguana trunks, cheap swimsuits
PacSun

$35$17; buy now at PacSun

You don't have to be a far of The Doors to be the lizard king at the beach this summer—all it takes it this pair of PacSun trunks.

29
This tie-front striped suit

tie front striped swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Nasty Gal

$50$16; buy now at Nasty Gal

Retro, sexy, and chic, this striped number is sure to turn heads.

30
These red board shorts

red board shorts, cheap swimsuits
Speedo

From $30; buy now at Speedo

With these fire-red Speedo trunks, you can look (and even feel!) like a lifeguard from Baywatch.

31
This high neck swim romper

high-neck black swim romper, cheap swimsuits
Target

$40; buy now at Target

Need a little more coverage at the beach? This swim romper doesn't show a ton of skin, but is still light enough to keep you comfortable.

32
These flamingo-print swim trunks

flamingo print swim trunks, cheap swimsuits
Walmart

$17; buy now at Walmart

Your next-door neighbors may balk at flamingo lawn ornaments, but you'll get nothing but compliments in these stylish flamingo-print swim trunks.

33
This long-sleeve zipper-front two-piece

long sleeved zip front green swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Pink Queen

$19; buy now at Pink Queen

Sunburned shoulders? Not on your watch in this long-sleeved zipper-front two-piece.

34
These NASA swim trunks

NASA swim trunks, cheap swimsuits
PacSun

$45; buy now at PacSun

You don't have to be an astronaut to get out-of-this-world style, thanks to these NASA swim trunks.

35
This lace-up crossback one-piece suit

gap black and white lace up suit, cheap swimsuits
Gap

$70$49; buy now at Gap

Take the plunge with this blue-and-white swimsuit, which is the perfect mix of pretty and practical.

36
These lobster-print trunks

lobster swim trunks, cheap swimsuits
Target

$25; buy now at Target

Not sharing these lobster trunks with the world? Now that's just plain shellfish.

37
This blue fringe swimsuit

plus sized fringe swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Walmart

$16; buy now at Walmart

Jump on the fringe trend this summer with this adorable blue suit, which comes in sizes L through 3X.

38
These donut-print trunks

donut trunks, cheap swimsuits
PacSun

$35$24; buy now at PacSun

The only thing hotter than a donut fresh out of the fryer? These trunks, of course.

39
This sheer striped one-piece

black high neck swimsuit with mesh detail, cheap swimsuits
Kohl's

$50$40; buy now at Kohl's

Jumping on the sheer trend can be intimidating to even the most fashion-forward—but luckily, you can dip your toe in without making a splash in this sweet suit with sheer detailing.

40
These gradient board shorts

gradient board shorts, cheap swimsuits
Quiksilver

$45$32; buy now at Quiksilver

A little retro and a whole lot of fun, these striped shorts are the perfect suit from going straight from the beach to the boardwalk.

41
This square-necked black and white polka dot one-piece

black and white polka dot swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Nordstrom Rack

$30$22; buy now at Nordstrom Rack

This classic black-and-white suit gives polka dots a modern spin, thanks to its scribble-inspired spots.

42
This striped V-neck suit

striped v-neck swimsuit, cheap swimsuits

$70$50; buy now at Gap

Not feeling bright stripes this summer? This brown-and-white one-piece is the perfect suit for anyone who wouldn't be caught dead in a pastel.

43
This crochet-trim one-piece

blue crochet-trim plunge swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Target

$40; buy now at Target

Crocheting isn't just for blankets and doilies—this adorable suit's crochet trim is equal parts sweet and sexy.

44
This black tassel one-piece

black swimsuit with multicolored tassels, cheap swimsuits
Pink Queen

$19; buy now at Pink Queen

Even those whose sartorial M.O. is "all black, all the time" might be convinced to brighten things up this summer with this tassel-trimmed one-piece.

45
This convertible one-piece striped suit

blue and white striped swimsuit, cheap swimsuits
Nordstrom Rack

$80$25; buy now at Nordstrom Rack

Twists! Plunges! Stripes! Ruching! Is there anything this blue-and-white suit can't do?

46
This high-waisted vintage-inspired two-piece suit

blue top and black and white polka dot swimsuit bottoms, cheap swimsuits
Walmart

$19; buy now at Walmart

Channel your inner pin-up girl and hit the beach in style this summer in this black-and-blue number.

47
These color-blocked trunks

color blocked board shorts, cheap swimsuits
Speedo

$46$40; buy now at Speedo

Simple, stylish, and (best of all) on sale, these Speedo trunks have pretty much everything you could ask for in a swimsuit.

48
This ruffle neck one-piece

green swimsuit with ruffled top, cheap swimsuits
Target

$37; buy now at Target

It may be monochromatic, but, thanks to a ruffle detail on the neckline, this blue beauty is the furthest thing from boring.

49
These Palm Springs swim trunks

palm springs swim trunks, cheap swimsuits
PacSun

$35$32; buy now at PacSun

Can't make it out to Cabazon this summer? Then enjoy the next best thing: these Palm Springs-inspired swim trunks, complete with a portrait of Mr. Rex.

50
This butterfly-sleeve suit

black swimsuit with black and white striped sleeves, cheap swimsuits
Boohoo

$44$22; buy now at Boohoo

With stylish striped sleeves and a sleek black body, this chic suit will look just as at home in the water as it will with a pair of jeans thrown over it at a party. And if you're hosting a get-together this summer, make sure you've got these 25 Outdoor Party Essentials Under $25 for the Ultimate Summer Bash.

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