Low Cost/High Impact Swimsuits for $30

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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 SwimsuitBackless Swimsuit, $29.95 from H&M

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

Women's Bandeau Halter SwimsuitsWomen’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 BottomsLime Floral Triangle Bikini Top And Matching Bottoms, $30.00 from Dorothy Perkins

Favorite Cutout Bikini BottomFavorite Cutout Bikini Bottom, $12.80 from Forever 21

Xhilaration Junior's Fringe 2-Piece SwimsuitXhilaration® 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 SetBold Cutout Bikini Set, $29.80 from Forever 21

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

Retro Halter SwimsuitRetro Halter Swimsuit, $27.80 from Forever 21

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  • Patsy

    Where would I find the one piece red suit

  • jane

    I love these swimsuits. Esp. the one pieces!

  • Stush

    Many good choices. I purchase a one-piece suit from target for $20 a few weeks ago. My favorite site for 2-piece suit is Victoria Secret. Got many suits there for under $15 at the end of the summer season.

  • Great options! Most of these look like they cost way more than $30. I’m loving the Norma Kamali option (and basically anything striped right now), but is it just me or does the model look like she’s about to have a wardrobe malfunction?