The market for amazing swimsuits seems to have quadrupled in the last year or two. From cute one-pieces to retro-inspired numbers, the options are endless. But whatever happened to swimsuits made for—you know—swimming? Novel idea, right? As someone who enjoys lying out by the pool as much as the next girl, I still think there’s something to be said for feeling comfortable enough in your suit to actually jump in on those extra-hot days, particularly if it’s the ocean. Let’s be honest: Tides and currents aren’t exactly compatible with some of those of-the-moment bikini cuts, which is why we’ve rounded up some flattering one-pieces you can actually swim, paddleboard, kayak, or whatever in! Keep scrolling to see and shop our favorites.
Equal parts playful and sophisticated.
For those of us who always want it in black.
For a sleek and sophisticated look that gives enough coverage for getting active, courtesy of one of our favorites, Arielle Charnas.
Go for a laid-back white suit.
An interesting pattern, this color-block print works perfectly.
Stand out in this little red number.
The back gives this simple one-piece a fancy feel.
This cute suit is giving us major sporty vibes.
Yes, the neon trend also applies to your swimsuits.
A sporty-chic vibe with trendy details. You can’t go wrong with buttons.
Color-blocking is always a safe bet when it comes to swimwear.
Who says a one-piece can’t feature a fun print?
This beauty was made for movement. Between its wet suit–like coverage and color-block design, you'll be covered while still staying chic.
Practical and pretty.
The wrap tie waist lends a chic upgrade.
Love the subtle ruffle detail.
A belted look is on trend for the season.
This belted number is at the top of my wish list.
Try the nautical look on for size in this sleek one-piece.
Such a pretty floral print.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, seven basics to wear to make your outfits feel cooler.