Low Cost/High Impact Swimsuits for $30

As spurts of warm weather tantalize us with promises of summer fun in the sun, right about now is when we start daydreaming of Caribbean vacations, strawberry daiquiri’s (or shall we say several daiquiri’s?) on the beach, and checking out the hot eye candy on the beach. Conspicuously absent from our little jaunts to la-la land?

The often painful ritual of swimsuit shopping and the even more painful prices. $60+ for a teeny weeny string bikini that barely covers your ta-ta’s? Seriously? Seriously? Buying a swimsuit to frolic by the pool shouldn’t cost you a small down payment. Check out our fab swimsuit picks all under $30! And none of that, the top costs $30 and the bottom costs another $50 crap. The TOTAL price of these swimsuits is $30 or under.

Great Swimsuits Under $30!

One Pieces

The basic one piece swimsuit isn’t so basic anymore. Cutouts seems to the be rule, so make sure the cut outs hit you at a place you don’t mind being exposed.

H&M Swimsuit

Backless Swimsuit, $29.95 from H&M

Xhilaration Junior's Studded Monokini

Xhilaration® Junior’s Studded Monokini, $24.99 from Target

Women's Bandeau Halter Swimsuits

Women’s Bandeau Halter Swimsuits, $29.94 from Old Navy


Still a staple, the bikini has graduated from just your standard two piece to fringe (lots of fringe) and embellishments. Word of caution: Make sure metal embellishments are away from your skin ( you don’t want to get a nasty burn)

Lime Floral Triangle Bikini Top And Matching Bottoms

Lime Floral Triangle Bikini Top And Matching Bottoms, $30.00 from Dorothy Perkins

Favorite Cutout Bikini Bottom

Favorite Cutout Bikini Bottom, $12.80 from Forever 21

Xhilaration Junior's Fringe 2-Piece Swimsuit

Xhilaration® Junior’s Fringe 2-Piece Swimsuit, $14.99 from Target


Finally, plus size swimsuits have risen from the land of muumuus and into the world of style. We’re especially big fans of the plus bikini.

Bold Cutout Bikini Set

Bold Cutout Bikini Set, $29.80 from Forever 21

Women's Plus-Size Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit

Women’s Plus-Size Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit, $27.99 from Target

Retro Halter Swimsuit

Retro Halter Swimsuit, $27.80 from Forever 21

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