For as long as I can remember, swimsuit season shared the same sentiment as remembering that you needed to renew your driver’s license or being told that it was the President’s physical fitness test day in PE.
Nowadays, swimsuit season ushers in more positive thoughts—thanks to a collective push for body positivity not just among each other but from major brands as well. Aerie, a label under American Eagle, is not only a leader but a pioneer of major retail brands aiming their focus towards customers actually feeling as good as they look in their products.
What I appreciate about Aerie is that they don’t just talk the talk, they actually walk the walk. While some brands may announce that they support all bodies—every shape, size, color—it’s hardly ever felt or seen past a few timely press releases. Aerie, on the other hand, has committed to providing transparency to consumers along with their products. Through zero retouching of campaign photos, inclusive sizing as well as finally giving a much-needed and long overdue platform to models with disabilities, Aerie is clear—and proud—about their products being made for everyone to enjoy.
All this being said, Aerie also knows how to make really cute swimsuits. And not just cute but supportive, comfortable and good quality—and at a low price point to boot. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite recent Aerie swimsuit finds for fun in the sun all summer long.
Aerie Swimsuits to Swoon Over
Ribbed Shine Scoop Plunge Bikini Top (
$34.95 $26.21) and Crossover Bottoms ( $29.95 $22.46)
Not only is this set available in bright, instant tan inducing colors, but the ribbed fabric detailing takes it up another level. Not to mention the crossover bottoms are universally flattering while giving coverage and support.
Printed Ruffle Keyhole One Piece (
Blame it on my ’90s Baby Gap- and Gap Kids-loving self—but I’m a sucker for vintage florals. This darling one piece features just that, plus ruffle detailing and an adjustable keyhole front tie closure. Complete this look with matching kimono and slides to really turn some heads.
Waffle Scalloped Tie Longline Triangle Bikini (
$39.95 $19.97) and Scalloped High Waist Bottoms ( $34.95 $17.47)
It’s not hard to see why this swimsuit has garnered tons of loving 4-star reviews. The waffle knit fabric is ultra flattering while adjustable straps and tie back allow for the perfect custom fit. Scallop detailing gives a touch of femininity and you can mix and match between full coverage or more cheeky matching scallop bottoms.
OFFLINE Real Me Ruched Scoop One Piece (
OFFLINE is the latest edition to the Aerie collection and is aimed at providing move-friendly pieces for everyday life. Made of Real Me Fabric, this neon ruched one piece is ultra-light while still providing soft support. A major bonus is that this suit is available in longer lengths!
Longline Triangle Solid Bikini Top (
$29.95 $22.46) and Printed Ties Super High Cut Bottoms ( $29.95 $22.46)
One thing I love about Aerie swimsuits is their versatility. Mix-and-match styles mean you can get the most out of a few pieces while also getting to play around with different styles and colors, like this bright pink solid triangle top and pattern bottoms.
Wrap Bandeau One Piece (
If you’re looking for full coverage without compromising full style, this wrap bandeau one piece was made for you. The detachable straps let you decide how you want to style the suit while a cut-out tie detail shows just enough skin.
Waffle Boat Neck Crop Bikini (
High neck = high style with this waffle boat neck crop bikini. Featuring a luxe waffle knit fabric, this mint high neck crop bikini provides coverage and protection from harsh UV rays.
Jacquard Tie Bandeau Bikini (
This suit is simply sweet in a jacquard knit fabric and tie front bandeau top. Detachable and adjustable straps let you decide if you want tan lines or not, plus this top can be mixed and matched with a variety of bottom styles.
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