5 Affordable Swimsuits for Summer

Ready for summer and swimsuit season? Me too! Sharing five affordable swimsuits that’ll have you summer ready and keep your wallet happy.

Affordable Swimsuits for Summer - One Piece, High-Waisted, and Bikini | Louella Reese

While this summer is going to look a lot different than our usual summer, we will still have a few opportunities to wear swimsuits. And let’s be honest, with everything we’ve been going through we deserve some fabulous swimsuits, am I right? Especially when they’re affordable swimsuits like the ones I am sharing today. 

While we personally won’t be traveling any time soon, we do have plans to visit Joshua’s family lake house (just 45 minutes away from us) as often as possible this summer. Including this coming weekend for Memorial Day – which I thought made the for perfect opportunity to share a few adorable affordable swimsuits I have picked up lately. I shared a few of these in February (when I thought spring break would be coming up) but wanted to include in this round up as well as they’re just that good! 

Sharing a little about the size, features, and style of each suit below. Plus what size I am wearing and the color options available. Be sure to comment on the post and let me know which one is you favorite!

Affordable Swimsuits for Summer

Cutout One Piece | Affordable Swimsuits for Summer | Louella Reese

Cutout One Piece

I had very high expectations after seeing this one piece on a couple of different gals via Instagram. Sadly, it did not live up to my expectations and is already on it’s way back to Amazon. Unfortunately, the top part does not offer a lot of support and without the straps I was left pulling up the suit every few seconds. Otherwise the swimsuit is incredibly flattering and comfortable. Really tucks in + camouflages your stomach! A great option if you wear a small bra size – I’m a 30D for reference. 

Size: Wearing a size small. Fits tts. 
Colors: Green, neon green, yellow, pink, orange, white, red, black, polka dots.

High-waisted Bikini, Blue and White Swimsuit, Cute Swimsuits for Summer | Louella Reese

Blue and white striped high-waisted bikini set

OBSESSED with this adorable swimsuit! Even cuter in person than it is online and in photos. The vertical stripes are very flattering – as is the cut of the bottoms. They do come up quite high on your thighs and the back is rather cheeky! I will be saving this one for future trips with Joshua! Not one I personally would be comfortable wearing around family – don’t need them seeing half my booty haha. 

I love how the straps are adjustable and the tie around the waist also allows you to adjust the waist a bit. Has great coverage and support for the girls. 

Size: Wearing a size small. Fits tts. 
Colors: Blue and white.

Affordable Swimsuits for Summer | Off the Shoulder High-waisted Bikini | Louella Reese

Navy and white off the shoulder high-waisted bikini set

The ruffle detail on this bikini is so fabulous! Definitely screams take me somewhere dreamy! Aside from the glamour the ruffle provides the detail also provides a little extra coverage. As well as several ways to wear the top – there are shoulder straps as well. The top has cups built in and provides a great amount of support. The bottoms definitely suck/hold you in and honestly feel so good! Overall a very flattering swimsuit – really accents the smallest part of your waist.

Size: Wearing a size small. Fits tts. 
Colors: Navy, black, red, yellow, and coral red.

Marysia Swim Dupe | High-waisted Bikini under $30 | Louella Reese

Blue scallop high-waisted bikini set

A total dupe for the adorable Marysia scallop bikini – which is $148 for the bottoms and $150 for the top. So at $17.79 this suit is way more budget-friendly and way more my speed! This suit is comfortable, flattering, and oh so soft! The wide straps offer extra support and coverage. Not to mention adorable retro vibes that pair perfectly with the high-waisted bottoms. Which offer full coverage. A lace-up back adds a fun little touch to this otherwise simple swimsuit. 

The perfect suit when you have a full day at the beach or pool. Especially with children or if you plan to be very active. This swimsuit moves with you and offers a great amount of coverage.

Size: Wearing a size small. Fits tts.
Colors: Sky blue, light pink, mint green, and red wine.

Smocked High-waisted Bikini | SUPER Flattering Swimsuits for Summer | Louella Reese

Smocked high-waisted bikini set

LOVE THIS ONE! This is the cutest, most flattering, and most comfortable swimsuit I have ever tried on. Completely in love I’m contemplating an additional color/ pattern. The smocked top offers removable padding and a decent amount of support. You have the ability to tighten the removable straps to fit you comfortably while providing a little extra support. The high-waisted bottom suck/hold you in while also moving right along with you. The bottoms are just slightly cheeky but still offer a great amount of coverage. 

Size: Wearing a size small. Fits tts.
Colors: Comes in 15 different color/pattern options

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  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    BAAAAAAAH these are all SO good. I’m especially loving that cute floral smocked suit!

    Dana | It’s Casual Blog 

    Posted 5.19.20 Reply
  2. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Oh I love all of them, especially the last one x

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 5.20.20 Reply
  3. Rachel wrote:

    I am so, so excited for the summer and cute bathing suits! Love the blue and white striped two piece – the tie detailing is so gorgeous!


    Posted 5.20.20 Reply
  4. shaira wrote:

    I love everything especially the blue and white striped bikini! You look fab! <3


    Posted 5.21.20 Reply
  5. That olive cut-out one-piece is adorable! Hoping to get some pool time in… let’s cross our fingers things open up!

    Posted 5.21.20 Reply
  6. Lee wrote:

    Ah that sucks about the first cut-out one- I’ve also seen it on lots of girls and was considering it, thanks for giving an honest review! also i NEED To get that vertical stripe bikini! So cute!!

    Posted 5.21.20 Reply
  7. rebecca wrote:

    okay definitely ordering this last one!! it is so cute and i definitely need something flattering afterall my quarantine eating.

    xx rebecca // http://www.rebeccapiersol.me

    Posted 5.21.20 Reply
    • Haha I totally get that girl friend! It will be perfect for hiding quarantine food babies haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.30.20 Reply
  8. Jamaria wrote:

    Omggg how I wish I was buying swimsuits for the beach right now! Every single one of these is super cute! Xo

    Posted 5.21.20 Reply
  9. Greta wrote:

    I just bought the ruffled swimsuit in black and love it! Now I just need a beach or a pool!

    Posted 5.22.20 Reply
  10. Love and navy and white striped one. Reminds me of sailing and boats. So cute. I need some new suits!

    Posted 5.22.20 Reply
  11. All such cute options but really loving the ruffle top one…it’s so cute! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 5.22.20 Reply
  12. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    I love that green cut out swimsuit! Looks so cute on you!

    Posted 5.22.20 Reply
    • Aw thanks gal! Wish it had worked out but hopefully can find a similar one that works better for me.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.30.20 Reply
  13. Amanda wrote:

    The ruffle swimmie is so cute! All these styles are perfect for summer!

    Posted 5.22.20 Reply
  14. These are so cute! My fave is the green one. Love the style and also the color! xo

    Posted 5.24.20 Reply