As a man, I’m always shocked by how much my wife spends on bathing suits. “That’s just how much they are!” she claims, while I pick my jaw up off the floor. So as a service to her and everyone looking to save a few bucks, I’ve compiled a short list of affordable bathing suits that don’t skimp on style.
They’re all available from Bluefly, where our exclusive coupon saves you 24% off your first order. The promotion ends on July 31st, so whether you’re looking ahead to next summer or want a new suit to take advantage of the second half of this season, here’s your chance to save.
The Scoop: Solid stretch shimmer with an adjustable tie at the neck. Featuring darted, unpadded cups and a partially lined bottom, but look: the fact of the matter this bikini is designed to turn heads. If you’re okay with being the center of attention, this is the suit for you.
Price with 24% off coupon: $53.19
The Scoop: I can’t decide which is best here; the casual sophistication of the one-shoulder look or that color! Together, they add up to a simply gorgeous swimsuit that would look at home in Santorini but will work just as well at the neighborhood pool.
Price with 24% off coupon: $60.79
The Scoop: Sexy doesn’t have to be all about ‘barely-there’. (although if that’s your thing, look two above) This chic swimsuit moves from the beach to the boardwalk to the crabshack with no fuss and won’t leave you feeling overexposed. The beads add flair to a classic halter shape.
Price with 24% off Coupon: $68.39
The Scoop: Both itsy-bitsy AND teenie weenie, this yellow polka dot bikini is a whole lot of fun. You’ll have people singing the song to you, of course, but who doesn’t like being serenaded? The perfect summertime swimsuit for hanging out.
note: bikini sold separately. For the top, click here.
Price with Coupon: $62.30 (price is for both top and bottoms)
The Scoop: If the yellow bikini above is a frat party on the beach, this is a pool party in Palm Springs. Bold but sophisticated, the floral pattern looks grown up without being frumpy. I imagine this is the sort of thing Mrs. Robinson might’ve worn.
Price with Coupon: $58.28
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