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Trendy Bathing Suit Styles for the Honeymoon (or Destination Wedding!)

Trendy Bathing Suit Styles for the Honeymoon (or Destination Wedding!)
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Many brides look forward to the honeymoon as much as if not more than the wedding. Once you’re done planning every last detail of the wedding, and your romantic trip of a lifetime is booked, it’s time for the fun part: shopping! Except sometimes, when you’re shopping bathing suits, it’s, well, unpleasant. If the prospect of trying on swimsuits gives you the cold sweats, you aren’t alone. We’ve been there.

We know you want to look extra rockin’ on your honeymoon, that’s why we’ve assembled our top picks for the most flattering, on-trend bathing suit styles out there. From one-pieces to bikinis, and for all body types — pear-shaped, plus-size, small-chested, whatever — we are confident this roundup will end your bathing suit anxiety. You’ll be able to pack one (or more!) of these sexy, stylish suits in your suitcase without dread. Congratulations! Now have fun shopping these figure-flattering bathing suit selections from Shopbop, Nordstrom, Macy’s and more that will surely make you feel like the newlywed diva you are.

 

 

How to Select a Bathing Suit for Your Honeymoon

 

Tips:

First, think about what you’ll be doing on your honeymoon. Other than, blush, well, you know. Is it an active trip where you’ll be hiking and zip-lining through Costa Rica? Perhaps a versatile one-piece you can wear under shorts is the way to go. Will you be lounging poolside with a frozen cocktail in hand from dawn until dusk? Don’t be afraid to don a two-piece, and soak up the rays as you sip, sip. And sip. Next, consider what body part (or parts!) you want to show off. Check out the descriptions of each suit to see if it’s a fit, and be sure to read reviews from other women who have road tested the outfit.

 

 

What to Consider When Shopping for a Honeymoon-Worthy Bathing Suit

 

Cost:

Most bathing suits are going to be a slight investment, but the good news is you can wear them well beyond your honeymoon. While several bathing suits on our roundup cost over $100, look for budget options too, and one highly-rated swimsuit that costs under $25!

 

 

Color:

Basic black will never go out of style, but since this is your honeymoon, we were sure to include fun, botanical prints, and vibrant color-options such as iris. So, if you dare, try something new! Or, keep it simple yet sexy in a monochrome style.

 

 

Style:

The good news is that one-piece bathing suits are very trendy right now. So don’t worry if you’d rather not reveal your belly button. There are tons of fun features on today’s one-pieces, from strappy details, to a low-cut back, ruching, and ruffles. When it comes to two-pieces, we love that you can buy separates in different sizes to suit your unique figure. Look for functional elements like underwire in the top, as well as fun cuts like a cheeky or high-waisted, belted bottom.

  

 

Other Considerations:

Buying a bathing suit for any occasion (but especially your honeymoon!) is very personal. We get that not every suit will work for every body, but here’s hoping that at least one suit in our roundup has you ready to pack and hit the beach or pool.

 

 

 

1 of 12 Image Credits: Shopbop

Best Basic One-Piece

Karla Colletto Skinny Scoop Swimsuit with Low Back

Price: $233.00

This one-piece bathing suit wins big with reviewers, who say it’s beyond flattering. Yes, you’ll spend over $200 for the Karla Colletto design in either black or cherry, but this is one item that will stand the test of time. We love the adjustable strap feature and sexy, low-scoop back, and we think the suit would be great for an active honeymoon. Just throw on shorts and sneakers and enjoy an adventure! Then toss off the shorts and shoes and jump in a waterfall. OK, we’re officially jealous.

Specifications:
Sizes 6 - 14
Nylon/spandex
Lined
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I can't say enough good things about this classic black suit. I get SO many compliments on it - people always ask for a link to get it for themselves. This suit is so flattering and adaptable - it always feels appropriate. It looks great with all types of cover-ups or just with shorts. Buy it!”

2 of 12 Image Credits: Shopbop

Best Cheeky Style

L*Space Frenchi Bitsy Bikini Bottoms

Price: $99.00

Showing a bit of bum is a big trend, and we love these ribbed, three-tone, high-waisted bikini bottoms in shades of white, river, and tangerine. These bottoms artfully balance showing a little something, and keeping something covered, which is why they make our list of flattering suits. Reviewers say “they are the perfect amount of cheeky.” Which makes them perfect for a honeymoon in the sun. Just pair the bottoms with the Gemma bikini top, a cute wide-brimmed hat, and a good book!

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Nylon/spandex
Lined
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I can’t wait to wear these! They are the perfect amount of cheeky, not too revealing but accentuate the bum.”

3 of 12 Image Credits: Shopbop

Best High-Waist Style

Palmacea Pina Pineapple Bottoms

Price: $63.00

We are sorta obsessed with these botanical print, high-waisted bikini bottoms in soft pineapple that feature a tied-sash accent at the waistline. How fun would this suit look on a tropical, beach vacation? Wearers praise the print and say the bottoms are super flattering. The best part is, you can pair the retro-style bottoms with a few different top options, depending on your preference, like the bandeau-style top with wide straps, or the tie-front top with a removeable, thin, halter-style strap. Either way, your honey is going to love this fun look, and you’re going to feel fabulous.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Polyester/elastane
Lined
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I'm very pleased with this purchase! It's a stunning pattern with beautiful colors, the cut is flattering, and the quality is much better than I would have expected at this price point.”

4 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Sexiest One-Piece

La Blanca Island Goddess Suit

Price: $119.00

Flattering and sexy! Yes please. Meet the black bathing suit that makes it fun to wear a one-piece. This La Blanca Island corset-style design features sexy, strappy detailing in the front and back, as well as a high-cut leg. So you’ll feel hot in the hot sun, no bikini required. We suggest pairing this suit with cute kitten heels, huge sunglasses, and a flowy cover-up. And, um, maybe a Mai Tai?

Specifications:
Sizes 4 - 14
Adjustable, convertible shoulder straps
Removable bra cups
Nylon/Lycra/spandex
Lined
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is the perfect little black one-piece suit.”

5 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Sexiest One-Shoulder Style

Chelsea28 Scallop Bikini Top

Price: $49.00

Simple and modern, this chic one-shoulder, scalloped bikini top comes in basic black and metallic pink brick, which we can totally see being a perfect pick for a honeymoon when you want to have a bit more fun with your look. We love the asymmetrical cut of this otherwise basic suit, which can be super flattering if you’re small on top, but wider on the bottom. Pair the look with the matching scalloped bottoms, and get ready to wow your now-official love for a lifetime. Might we suggest a matching metallic manicure?

Specifications:
Sizes XXS - XXL
Polyamide/elastane
Lined
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I'm pear shaped and this one-shoulder bikini tops does a great job of balancing my wider hips! I bought this along with the matching bikini bottoms and it's such a chic set.”

6 of 12 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Ruffle One-Piece

BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Socialite Suit

Price: $124.00

Choose soft, pale iris, black, or bold fern, and get ready to rock this uber-flattering Socialite suit. No matter which hue is for you, you’ll love the peek-a-boo, ruffled front, which gives this one-piece a sultry look, and makes it a perfect addition to any honeymoon wardrobe. Reviewers enjoy how the adjustable front-tie closure allows you to customize how much skin you want to reveal. They also rave about how flattering this suit looks on, especially if you have a smaller frame with a larger chest. Here’s hoping this pick is just what you’ve been looking for!

Specifications:
Sizes small - large
Nylon/spandex
Scoop back
Removable soft padding

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Bathing suits are so difficult for me since I am petite with a large chest, and usually they don’t fit right. This fits amazingly well and is comfortable and so cute.”

7 of 12 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Most Universally Flattering

Miraclesuit Network Jena One Piece

Price: $170.00

Devotees of the Miraclesuit brand swear the styles really are miracles in the way that they shape and flatter the body. This top-rated mesh-insert suit features one shoulder styling, and ruched, slimming panels asymmetrically placed inside the bodice. The smooth back also fits and flatters. You’ll feel amazing in this suit according to reviewers. Just pair with some diva heels and a beach hat, and you’re all set to stun on your honeymoon.

Specifications:
Sizes 8 - 16
Nylon/polyester/Lycra
Also available in Shiraz

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love this bathing suit! It hugs in all the right places, and the peek-a-boo areas show the right amount of skin. The suit is very comfortable! My husband even said, 'Wow!’ I highly recommend it!”

8 of 12 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Underwire Bikini

Tommy Bahama Halter-Top Pearl Suit

Price: $132.00

Prefer a two-piece? This highly-rated, flattering suit by Tommy Bahama keeps things simple with bright colors and a classic cut. We love that the halter-style, molded-cup top features underwire for added support. And, squee, it comes in bra sizes so you get your best fit. The bottom of the bikini is shirred on the sides for interest, and fits across the hips. Basic but not boring when paired with a cute baseball cap and shorts at the beachside bar!

Specifications:
Top sizes 34C - 38D
Bottom sizes XS - XL
Nylon/Lycra/spandex
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was exactly what I was looking for in a basic bikini bottom. The shirred detail makes it unique and fun, and overall, the fit and coverage are perfect for my frame.”

9 of 12 Image Credits: Macy's

Top Rated Plus-Size Option

Lauren Ralph Lauren Fly-Away Slimming One-Piece

Price: $144.00

Meet the swimsuit/cover-up hybrid that is making women feel sexy on the beach and at the pool. This Lauren Ralph Lauren design ties in front with fly-away sides that offer extra coverage, but not at the expense of style. Plus, you’ll feel comfortable and supported with a built-in shelf bra and tummy-control design. We love the bandeau-style top, and the versatility of the removable shoulder straps. Layer on a bold lipstick, and get ready for heads to turn at your honeymoon resort.

Specifications:
Sizes 16W - 22W
Also available in Plumeria
Full-coverage bottom
Nylon/elastane with lining
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Honestly, I'm not a bathing suit person anymore since I've put on some weight. This bathing suit is absolutely perfect! I feel so good walking out in it. The cute mesh sarong-type material falls beautifully in front and behind to act as a cover up. So cute. I want another!!”

10 of 12 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Personalized Style

ThreeTwo1 Mrs. Bikini

Price: $25.00

OK, we agree this bikini is a teeny-bit risky because it shows skin, but hey, you’re on your honeymoon, and wearers swear this is a good, quality bathing suit. We love how you can personalize the bottom with your new married name, and it’s pretty-much guaranteed your hubby will adore this sweet touch, too. This highly-rated suit also features gold metallic font and gold beaded strap detailing. And the price is unbeatable, even if you only wear the two-piece once on your ‘moon. Like, immediately when you arrive and head to the pool!

Specifications:
Black or white
Sizes small - XL

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I just received this item and I absolutely love it. It is super cute and a good quality bikini. Thank you so much.”

11 of 12 Image Credits: Walmart

Best Budget Style

Beechgirl V-Neck Ruched One-Piece

Price: $23.00

If your budget is maxed out, have no fear! This highly-rated Walmart one-piece will cost less than your bar tab at the airport while you wait for your flight. Reviewers swear you don’t need to try on this one-piece that comes in a slew of bright colors and features a deep V-neck and ruching at the waistline. We love the added bonus that the suit boasts UPF 50. You’ll appreciate the adjustable straps and tummy control feature, and hopefully agree with reviewers who just can’t say enough good things about the fit of this reliably sexy suit.

Specifications:
Sizes small - XXL
Nylon/spandex
Soft bra cups

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Buy a swimsuit online without trying it on? One in a million chance it would fit and also look good. Alas, success on both counts.”

12 of 12 Image Credits: J.Crew

Best Petite Separates

Ruffle Bikini Top

Price: $58.00

We don’t assume because a woman is petite, she has an easy time finding a bathing suit. This ruffled bikini, which comes in pretty colors like regal blue and iris, answers the call of women who are smaller in frame, but still want to feel sexy. Reviewers are obsessed with the ruffled top that gives them a little something without being over-the-top. Just pair this popular bikini top with matching-hued ruffled bottoms (or mix it up with another color!) and have the time of your life enjoying the first days of wedded bliss. Hopefully on a beach. With nothing to do but check out your new wedding ring, and soak up the sun.

Specifications:
Sizes XXS - XXL
Back hook
Removable padding
Lined
Machine or hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a perfect top for petites! It’s such a flattering piece. I have a petite frame and am small-chested (I am 5'2", approx 95 lbs, and wear a 32AA). I ordered an XXS, and it is perfect. The soft cups add shape without making me look ridiculous. I am definitely ordering this in other colors!”