I think we can all agree Target is pretty great, yes? Yes. Sometimes for me it’s a LOVE/HATE relationship though; love the prices & selection / hate that I come for paper plates and always leave with an entirely new living room.
Well, you guys know how seriously we take swimsuit season here at TME. It’s kinda a big deal. We’re always hunting for the best of the best in swimwear. We do because we love you, also because we each need – NO, deserve at least one amazing swimsuit to get us through the summer. And if you spend any of your summers at the beach or pool, you know you need WAY more than one swimsuit. Those top-of-the-line swimsuits can add up quick and for me it’s just not realistic to buy more than one a summer. So save your splurge swim for something a little more special and while we’re just chilling in the backyard by the pool, let’s rock our Target.
Every summer I find myself coming back to AT LEAST one Target swim piece again and again. Even if it’s a last minute vacation need or a impulse shopping trip purchase, Target’s a great option for cute and affordable swimwear. If you want to skip the actual store trip (and save some $ on that impromptu living room makeover) Target.com is great, too. But because it can all get a little overwhelming, I wanted to do the search for you guys. So selfless of me right? Ha.
Check out my choices for the very best bikinis Target is offering up right now OH, and they’re all BOGO 50% off. Did I mention I love Target?
Favs: Top Left Clockwise
top – Shade & Shore’s Macrame High Neck Halter Top, $27.99. Hands down one of my two favorite tops. I tried this one on in store and it fit amazingly well. I’m usually about a 34DD and my biggest concern with tops is coverage. I’m all over the place while in my swimsuit, either playing beach volleyball or wrestling the waves so I need a top that keeps the ladies in line. There was no worry of that happening in this top. It comes in cup sizes and Like a halter top, it offers extra security like most halter tops AND doesn’t give me a uniboob.
bottom – Shade & Shore’s Wave Ruffle Cheeky Bikini Bottom, $17.99. Biggest surprise favorite. I’m really self-conscious of my bum, it’s not cute and round, it’s wide and flat. I usually avoid anything that draws attention to my butt like cheek accentuating ruching and ruffles. Well, I loved it AND it was super flattering.
top – Mossimo Strappy Front Halter Top, $22.99. A simpler, sportier version of the first top. This specific top is great because it comes in seven great color options: ‘Snow Cap Blue’ (the light blue shade above), Black, ‘Fruit Punch’ pink (medium tone pink), ‘Resort’ blue (bright cobalt), ‘Hot Melon’ (peachy, light pink), ‘Pink Crystal’ (neon pink) and white. It also comes in Small – XL AND a D/DD option,
bottoms – Xhiliration Strappy Hipster Bikini Bottom, $14.99. I have these bottoms and LOVE them. They offer more coverage in the back than the cheeky bottoms and the lower hipster waist fits my wider hips well but I found the size up to fit better. Also, this is one of my favorite bikini colors to mix and match with black. They go great together.
top – Mossimo Molded Cup Twisted Bandeau Top, $19.99. Usually I steer clear of bandeau tops, I learned the hard way that non molded cup bandeau tops aren’t very flattering for those of us with larger and *ahem* not so perky anymore, busts. But this one has durable molded cups and offers great coverage. It also comes with a removable neck strap.
bottoms – Mossimo Modern Keyhole String Bottoms, $17.99. I’m a BIG believer in adjustable straps on bikini bottoms and this is one of Target’s bestselling and highly rated pair of bottoms. These offer maximum cheek coverage. I recommend sizing up on these if you’re a hippy like me. ;
top – Xhiliration Tassel Bikini Top, $19.99. A great no-fuss, basic top and one of my favorite halter designs. I find high neck halter tops to be very flattering because they lengthen the shoulders and accentuate the neck.
bottoms – Sun & Shade’s Extra Cheeky Bikini Bottom, $17.99. That’s right, extra cheeky but I’m slowly learning that some cheek isn’t a bad thing and maximum butt coverage isn’t always a good thing because it may cover more but it also widens my backside which is what I DON’T want to do. So, I actually bought these too but I ordered a size up and honestly I would’ve maybe gone up another size if they had XXL. Four color options: Black, ‘Sea Breeze’ Blue (light turquoise), ‘Coral Rose’ (medium pink), and White.
top – Sun & Shade’s Summer Racerback Halter Top , $27.99. My other runaway favorite. Easily my favorite bikini design from Target. I love the color and the boho contrast stitching AND this one comes in ALL THE SIZES. 32a to 38ddd, baby! I was so sad that they didn’t have my size in store but it is fully stocked online and currently in my shopping cart. Also, it’s one of the most highly rated tops with 23 five star reviews including a mom who is 4 months pregnant! There’s also matching bottoms that are not in the pic above.
bottoms – Xhiliration Keyhole Bikini Bottom, $14.99. I featured these instead because I have them and love em. Like I said above, I LIVE for side ties on bikinis and I love the double keyhole cutouts! They and teeny bit of sexiness and still offer coverage.
top – Xhiliration Push Up Bikini Top, $19.99. A 5 star rated push-up option. It’s also underwire so it does the heavy lifting. Also nice is that the D/DD size has a fully adjustable tie back closure. Sizes SX – XL have hook back closures.
bottoms – Xhiliration High Waist Bottoms, $19.99. I adore these bottoms! I love high waisted bottoms, especially the strappy, side cutout, ones but with the extra pounds I put on after my car accident, I’m too scared I’ll look like a tied Turkey roast to try them on. These though have thick criss cross tabs on the side that is more modest and make these bottoms super cute.
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Happy summer solstice, hope you’re putting your swimsuits to good use!