My top swimsuits picks for $30 or under

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It’s nearly Memorial Day, which should mean the summer kickoff, the end of the summer and the start of long summer days at the pool. But this year, summer is going to look a little different.  With no pools open, we won’t be spending the hot days running around our public pool, instead, we will be staying cool in the backyard with a baby pool and sprinkler, throw back to my childhood.  However, this has NOT stopped me from getting my summer gear ready, and it shouldn’t you either!  I found some amazing swimsuits for UNDER $30 and here are my favorites! I’m also linking my favorite shoes for summer (Birkenstock dupes!) and my favorite self-tanner, cause let’s be honest, the days of bathing in the sun and getting a nice even tan, without horrible lines, are over for me, at least for now.

Because I spend my summer days with my kiddos at the pool, I wanted to make sure these were appropriate and functional for schlepping three kids and their gear to the pool.  So most of these suits provide a fuller coverage than some options on the market.

One Shoulder Beauty


This is my top pick because of the fit and the one shoulder look, which I’m a total sucker for! I find the asymmetrical look with the ruching at the belly, making this a flattering fit for several body types.  The bottom coverage is rated at moderate, which I found it to be a more full fit.  This runs small, order one size up, two sizes up if you have a long torso.  This suit, could also be bump friendly for my pregnant friends and very flattering on my post partum mommas! Love this!  Here’s the link

Elegant and Fun

0This swimsuit is great because it takes a simple black suit and makes it elegant with the criss cross in the front.  I love the mesh detail on the straps and at the waist.  Super flattering and easy to wear.  This one runs true to size, I’d order up a size if you have a long torso, I do not have a long torso but I did not find it any too long!  Here’s the link

Simple and Sweet


This suit is another simple black suit with the added pop of color with the ruffle on the shoulder. Overall, I really like this suit, but it’s scored the least points with me because of the fit.  I found the overall fit to be snug, even though I ordered but it allowed for a lot of room at the top and I found myself having to pull the shoulders up if I moved around a lot. I think I’ll save this one for a girls day at the pool and not risk a “nip slip” at the pool (can I say “nip slip”???) . Here’s the link

pick 4


You will definitely want to add this one to your cart! This one rings out UNDER $20!!!   I love the black and white stripes and retro vibes.  The cross right above the waist makes for a flattering fit. The v-neck adds some flair but it’s not so deep that it’s hard to wear!  This suit fits true to size, I ordered my regular dress size in this one.  It comes in tons of different color combos if you are looking for something a bit more interesting than black and white (I’m boring).  Here’s the link for ordering

My Birkenstock dupes are linked here, ringing in under $20 these are a bargain!  I’ve tried other EVA Birkenstock dupes and not been happy.  These fit true to size, with flexible sizing due to adjustable straps.



And of course, my favorite self tanner.  So if your days of sunbathing quietly while reading a book and sipping a cocktail are over, like mine, here’s what you need to get you through!  I am obsessed with this self tanner.  I love the color, it’s bronzey, never, ever orange, easy to apply and smells good!  What more could you want in a self-tanner.  I build my color over a couple nights for best results. So go ahead and add to cart with your swimsuits and sandals for the ultimate summer readiness package!


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