It's no secret that bathing suits can be oddly expensive. While we completely understand the intention behind investing in a good-quality swimsuit you'll have for ages, there is nothing wrong with taking a walk on the affordable side of the market every so often either. And guess what? Just because a bikini doesn't cost an arm and a leg doesn't mean it's not designed well or that it has poor quality—$50 bikinis are just as good.
Besides the logistics of why affordable swimwear is totally justifiable, what about those times when you want a new bikini just because? It's moments like those where spending $300 on a new suit might seem a little frivolous, which is why we have rounded up 18 different bikinis, each ringing in at under $100 total (that means top and bottom), for you to shop without needing a reason at all. No, you did not read that incorrectly—every suit in this roundup is under $100 total. In other words, there is no way you can experience guilt after purchasing one or more of these bikinis even if you tried.
Gingham print is always a non-negotiable when it comes to buying a new swimsuit. If it's gingham, you buy it. End of story.
Available in sizes 1X to 4X.
Forever 21 Plus Size Kulani Kinis Striped Bandeau Bikini Top ($45) + Forever 21 Plus Size Kulani Kinis Striped High-Waist Bikini Bottoms ($38)
Loving a high-rise brief and strapless top moment for summer.
Available in sizes 1X to 3X.
See? Cool swimwear doesn't have to cost you your life savings. Hopefully the cute and affordable bikinis you just saw got you excited for summer and for the plethora of swimwear you're bound to accumulate. Speaking of plethoras of swimwear, shop a few more of our favorite suits of the summer so far here.