Our 2024 Bikini Guide Is Here!


Our Bikini Guide was a little huge project Shana and I worked on back in 2022. It’s officially back for 2024. I cannot explain my excitement after sifting through ALL of the bikinis and two-piece swimsuits for…months? Yep, just call me a swimwear expert.

Since I’ve had my head in all things swim for awhile, I’ve noticed some themes. Stripes? ALL over the dang place and possibly my favorite section of the bunch. As always, you’ll find classic black suits (over and under $100), earth-tones, pastels, postpartum options, sustainable picks and Black-Owned business faves on our page. (And a whole lot more). If you’re not a fan of string bikinis, fret not! This is technically our two-piece swim guide and features some shorts and high-waisted bikinis. A little bit of everything, if you will. 

PS — if you’re not a two-piece lover, I’m updating our One-Piece Swim Guide daily, too. Alllll the swim for you over here. (Looking for total coverage? Our Bikini Guide features rash guards and our One-Piece Guide has some surf suits, too — the Fool-Proof Mom Suit, S may say).

2024 Bikini Guide: Our Top Picks

Consider this handful of top picks below a small preview of Our Bikini Guide (narrowing it down was nearly impossible, but hey, I did it!). Right now, Anthro and Free People have me totally impressed with their endless options, stunnning prints and their selection of designers we know and love. And, hello! Reformation has their swim line out and it’s so good. They’re quickly selling out but I have my fingers crossed that they’ll restock before summatime is officially here. I digress, though. Let’s get into the goods.

The best bikinis for 2024: our top 13 picks from Free People, Anthropologie, J.Crew and more.

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1. The Retro Vibes: Capittana Allegra Bikini Top + Swim Shorts

Striped bikini top and high-waisted swim shorts

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I’ve been thinking about this suit ever since I saw it for the first time (which feels like forever ago at this point). It has that retro vibe that I love. And of course, the stripes. The stripes are getting me. And the shorts. The shorts are so cute, too.

2. The Prettiest Splurge: Zimmermann Metallic Stretch-Knit Bikini

Zimmerman striped bikini swimsuit

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Okaaay, Zimmermann. I love everything about this thing — the knitted metallic fabric, the darker stripes, the strappy bits, the fluttered neckline and the black lining. Wow. I understand the splurge.

3. The Minimalist: Reformation Nile Bikini Top + Faro Bikini Bottom

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Reformation is officially back in the swimwear game, and ohmygod it’s good. I love the simplicity and color of this one (but truthfully, it was hard to choose a fave of the Reformation bunch).

4. The Modern Audrey: Montce Top + Bottoms


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If Audrey Hepburn was on the beach in 2024, would she not wear this? The little cap sleeves and contrast stitching won me over. It just needs an obnoxiously large sunhat, big black sunnies and a cold beverage.

5. The Subtle Tropics: Boamar Bandeau Top + Classic Bottoms


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This is the most delicate and wearable tropical print I’ve ever seen. I LOVE it. ‘Nuff said. (Okay, and also that ring detail on the bikini top…so good).

6. The Boho Babe: Devon Windsor Winona Top + Bottoms


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Whew. It’s everything — the pattern, deeper colors, beads on the hip ties. 10/10 for a string bikini. My ultimate boho babe life awaits.

7. The Best Color Options: Beach Riot Ribbed Bikini Top + Bottoms

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It was reaaally hard to pick a color to feature, but this moody blue tone was speaking to me. Really, though, I’d wear literally all of the colors. Yep, every single one. Color aside…the banded waist, thicker straps, neckline and tiny tie drew me in.

8. The Ditsy Floral: Anthropologie Bikini Top + Bottoms


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This terry cloth swimsuit gets even better when you zoom in and notice the floral pattern etched into the fabric. It’s like 3D? And the touch of beads on the straps really just makes it that much better.

9. The Postpartum Pick: Encantadore Pau Bikini Top + Bikini Bottoms

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Ahhh. In my dreamiest of dreams I’m holding my newborn beeb on the beach in this bikini set. It’s a little retro, has the perfect draping/ruching details and that yellow color is just so dang pretty.

10. The Little Details: lemlem Ava Bandeau Top + High Waist Bottoms


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Lemlem comes out with similar suits each year in this almost-sketched-lace-striped pattern. I LOVE IT. I especially love the bandeau top with the little bow and that you can attach straps to turn it into a halter.

11. The Best Steal: Old Navy Bikini Top + Banded Bikini Bottoms

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I’m so freakin’ tempted to try out this bikini. For one thing: that price. For another thing: ribbed fabrics lay so nicely. And one more thing: the banded waist always gets me.

12. The ’90s Fit: J.Crew String Bikini Top + High-Leg Bottoms

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There’s something verrry nostalgic about this swimsuit. It kinda gives sporty person going to a camp by the lake. You know what I mean? HA. Maybe it’s the warm yellow and white stripes, but I think it’s that fit too. Just classic and not too cheeky.

13. The Unexpected Color Combo: A.L.C. Ella Bikini Top + Amber Bottoms


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I was surprised by this color combo and even more surprised by how much I love it. Again, with the stripes. I’m sorry! They’re just so good right now. Bonus points for the removable strap.

Wear that bikini!


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Danielle rounded up the best bikinis for 2024 in our ultimate swimwear guide: from classic black suits to trendy stripes and more.
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Danielle — easily — wins the most helpful award in almost every category. While her background is Design & Merchandising, she has become the TME jack of all trades, working on our website design, infrastructure and graphic design, in addition to writing articles. A lover of neutrals, she manages to come up with seriously cool outfits using basic wardrobe staples, is a whiz at distilling trends, and — thanks in part to her own style — is a natural at making practical outfits more interesting.