Bikinis on a Budget: Affordable Swimsuits to Shop for Summer — Starting at $8.99

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National Bikini Day is perfect time to shop for new swimwear! In honor of the unofficial holiday, celebrated every year on July 5, we rounded up a collection of nine affordable bikinis to shop for summer.




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The modern two-piece bikini was first introduced in July 1946 by French designers and competitors Jacques Heim and Louis Réard. Heim’s design was nicknamed the “atom” and marketed as the “world’s smallest bathing suit,” while Réard named his design after the coral island Bikini Atoll. Since then, the bikini has grown to become one of the most popular (if not the most popular) kind of swimwear.

From solids to patterns, keep reading for our roster of budget-friendly bikinis to rock poolside, or sport on the beach.

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H&M Padded Bikini Top

Grab your beach bag and sunglasses! This mix and match bikini top (and bottom) from H&M retail for $8.99 each and are available in black, yellow and red. The fully-lined bikini comes in sizes XL-XL.


Charo Women’s Scalloped Bikini

This nylon-spandex bikini from Walmart features adjustable straps and a scalloped trim, scooped-neck design. The bikini is available in sizes S-XL and comes in green, orange, black and red, though its sold out in select colors.


geluboao Womens Black Bikini Set High Waisted V Neck Swimsuit

Another simple but stylish bikini choice. This Amazon bikini comes in over 24 different colors and patterns including black, white, red, brown, pink, orange, purple, green, light green, lake green, blue, royal blue and light blue. Sizes range from XS-XL.


ASOS Curve Mia Bikini Top in Tomato Stripe

This plus-size bikini is $17.50 for the top and $22.50 for the bottoms. The top and bottom are available in size plus sizes 14-26. Find more plus size bikinis from ASOS here.


Shade & Shore Women’s Shirred Bandeau Bikini Top

Targe t is perfect for finding affordable bikinis. This Shade & Shore bikini top is on sale for $16 and available seven colors including black shine, blue shine, green shine, silver shine, orange striped and pink striped. The bikini comes is sizes XS-3X and you can mix up the bottoms.


Pink Queen Women’s Removable Strap Bikini

This Amazon bikini set includes a bandeau top (with removable padding) and high-waisted bottom. You can get it in dozens of different colors and patterns and in sizes ranging from S-XL

Urban Outfitters

Out from Under Vivien Ruffle Triangle Bikini Top

This bikini top and (and bottom) retails for $39 each at Urban Outfitters. The triangle-cut top ties at the neck and back features ruffled trim throughout. The bikini is available in polkadot, seed packets, pink and digital fruit designs (sizes XS-XL).


SummerSalt the Triangle Bikini Top

Save 50% off this SummerSalt bikini top while supplies last. The two-piece set comes in a range of colors including olive green, deep sea blue, sea urchin (black) as well as leopard print, polka dot, florals and striped designs. Shoppers can use code SP530 to save up to 30% off at SummerSalt.

For more summer essentials, check out the best slides and platform sandals, maxi dresses and jeans shorts to buy for summer.