30 Affordable One-Piece Swimsuits That Will Get You So Many Compliments

It’s safe to say that one-piece swimsuits, now affectionately referred to as maillots, are experiencing an exciting revival, one rooted in experimental design as opposed to its bygone era of practicality. Where a one-piece once felt synonymous with swim meets, it’s now arguably the fashion crowd’s preferred silhouette. With swim season just around the corner, swim designers are releasing their best work yet. From sleek one-shoulder monokinis to rash guards that could easily double as daytime bodysuits, today’s one-piece proves that two (pieces) isn’t always better than one.

Better still, the price of a one-piece is a one-and-done deal. Say sayonara to paying $100 per separate. These compliment-worthy swimsuits all run under $150, ensuring you can save up some extra cash for those beachside cocktails. Scroll ahead to shop the 30 best cheap and stylish maillots of the year.

Belt detailing is still going strong this swim season.

I’ll take any swimsuit that can double as a bodysuit in disguise.

So playful and cool.

Over belts? This cute cut-out one-piece achieves a similar effect with a knotted scarf.

I’m always a sucker for contrast piping. 

The chicest rash guard we ever did see.

Loving the cut here.

Color-blocking always works best when it follows a specific color palette.

Go on—catch those compliments.

Is it obvious I’m very into lilac swimsuits this season?

The mesh paneling layered over the plunge cut hits a little different.

Stand out from the beachgoing crowd in this shimmering gold one-piece.

This plain black long-sleeve swimsuit gets a slight upgrade with lace-up detailing.

We’re into the new, subtle take on the cutout one-piece.

Let the season of ’70s wallpaper prints begin.

Can we all agree that cow print is still cool?

This swimsuit is just begging to make an appearance on your Instagram feed. 

The chicest one-shoulder swimsuit we ever did see.

This high-neck design may not be the best suit when it comes to tan lines, but it is perfect for a late-night dip in the hot tub.

Consider this our official petition for more denim-like swimsuits.

Tiger print is one of the many prints we predict will be huge come spring.

The best part about this swimsuit is that it comes with adjustable straps.

Complex swimsuits like this prove that beachwear definitely deserves its own category.

Coconut-cup cocktail not included but highly encouraged. 

The only thing that would pair better with this bathing suit than myself is the backdrop of the Amalfi coast.

If your MO follows along the lines of the simpler the better, look for a basic suit with subtle detailing. We love the addition of the acrylic rings to an otherwise plain one-piece.

Another good example of a basic suit with a design edge. The plunging bust cut here is just enough to give this one-piece some extra oomph without going overboard. 

Itsy-bitsy yellow polka-dot bikini who? Instead, we’ve got our eye on this green cutout polka-dot monokini.

We promised we’d deliver on compliment-worthy swimsuits.

The square-neck maillot is where it’s at.

Up next, the swimsuits fashion girls in Miami are already wearing.

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