Compliments On Your Amazon Swimsuit Are Almost As Gratifying As How Little You Paid For It

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.

Thanks to those 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.

Hilor Ruched Ruffle Swimsuit, $29.99, available at Amazon


We’re dying over the smocking on this affordable ($20!) suit, and were wowed by its 4.7-star rating. Detachable straps and medium bottom coverage led purchasers to praise the bikini’s “sporty vibe.”

Aleumdr Bandeau Bikini, $20.99, available at Amazon


If embellishments are your thing, Cocoship is your friend. Its tasseled bikini won over 170+ reviewers, who collectively awarded it 4.7 out of 5 stars. A multitude of customer photos are a real-life testament to the suit’s IRL cuteness.

Cocoship Tassel Trim Bikini, $25.99, available at Amazon


“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.

Cupshe Vintage Lace Bathing Suit, $28.99, available at Amazon


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.

In’voland Lace-up High Waist Bikini, $20.99, available at Amazon


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.

Leisup Knotted-Front Cheeky Monokini, $20.85, available at Amazon


We’re suckers for a good floral print, especially when it has 4 out of 5 stars. Customers praised the brief’s coverage: “The bottom fits great, and my butt isn’t hanging out, which is always a good thing,” according to one reviewer.

Cupshe Ditsy Floral Bikini, $28.99, available at Amazon


A shirred, vintage-inspired ensemble from Anne Cole 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.

Ann Cole Twist Front Shirred One Piece Swimsuit, $55.99, available at Amazon


A faithful R29 reader hipped us to this $25 suit she’d landed on after reading one of its 1,800 reviews sharing that it was, “the only bathing suit I want to wear for the rest of eternity.”

Tempt Me One Piece Ruched Monokini Swimwear, $24.99, available at Amazon


We raved — and are still raving — about this Baywatch-inspired high-cut, low-back suit. (So are 1,200+ satisfied customers.) How to choose from one of 11 colors on offer? At less than $30 for this maillot, you kind of don’t have to.

Dixperfect 90s One Piece, $26.99, available at Amazon


A 4-star rating and almost 800 reviews drew us to this plunging, graphic one-piece.

Tempt Me Plunge Maillot, $22.99, available at Amazon


Leafy prints seem to be everywhere this season, and we love the unexpected pairing with a high-waisted black brief. Customers say this under-$30 bikini fits “right on the money,” and its amassed a 4.6-star rating from over 180 reviewers.

Seaselfie High-Waisted Halter Bikini, $26.99, available at Amazon


Contrast piping and a plunging front lend this simple maillot a graphic edge. With 4.8 stars, it achieved a nearly perfect score from customers.

Maysoul Cutout One Piece Swimsuit, $22.99, available at Amazon


Over 500 reviewers sung the praises of this retro maillot. With 25 colors to choose from, you’re sure to find the one that “suits” you.

Maxine of Hollywood Shirred One Piece, $58.99, available at Amazon

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