Note: This post is part of our series on the best stores for college women: See our list of the best stores for cheap clothes for more store recommendations!
Summer is finally here - that means beach season and pool parties are in full swing! Days of laying out, relaxing by the pool with friends, taking a dip and enjoying the coolness of the water on your skin... wouldn't be complete without the perfect swimsuit.
Swimsuits can be costly but we all know we don't want to spend that much $$ on one when we can be spending that cash on food (froyo, milkshakes, popsicles... amiright?).
So here are 5 stores that have amazing swimsuit styles that won't break the bank (i.e. swimsuits under $50):
Hollister is one of my favorite stores to find swimsuits for cheap. The California-inspired retailer provides a variety of styles for swimsuit tops and bottoms, ranging from bandeaus to your traditional bikini tops, cheeky bottoms to full coverage; you're bound to be able to find a style that fits your vibe.
Hollister carries traditional styles like solid colors and trendy patterns that you can mix and match to create your own unique swimsuit.
This one is for you ~extra~ girls out there -- if you're looking to catch attention at the pool with something unique, look no further: PrettyLittleThing is known for their bright colors, bold patterns, and edgy designs.
PLT's swimsuits feature eye-catching patterns, holographic colors, and special designs (think one-shoulder tops, cutout one-pieces, etc...). They have a knack for stocking attention-grabbing swimwear that's also crazy affordable. Get ready to slayyyy at the pool with Pretty Little Thing swimsuits.
Raved about by countless YouTubers, Zaful is the ultimate destination for cheap cheap swimsuits. Everything is basically UNDER $20!
This store carries classic designs like bandeau and triangle tops in solid colors, and also stocks some trendy styles such as tie-knot, square-neck, etc. Special mention about their bottoms: Zaful carries lots of high cut, minimal coverage bikini bottoms. If you're looking to show off your curves at the beach while saving tons of cash, check Zaful out!
Wanna be the trendiest girl at the beach? Missguided can give you that striking look that you're going for.
This is the best place to shop for that one-of-a-kind swimsuit -- bikini top with zippers? Check. Bottoms with belts and chains? Check. Tassels? They're everywhere. Go wild with your imagination at Missguided because they'll probably have a swimsuit that fits what you're looking for.
Cotton:On is an Australian brand that carries affordable apparel for all ages. Unlike some of the aforementioned brands, Cotton:On is rather modest and safe with their designs. But it stocks some really amazing basics in terms of both color and style, which makes it great for girls who just prefer something simple. After all, less is more.
So here you have the best stores for cheap swimsuits!
Let me know in the comments below which brand you prefer or where you buy your swimsuits from! Have you heard of any of these brands? What style of bikinis do you prefer?