When it comes to swimwear, tankinis really do deserve more love. Known for providing more coverage, and often times more support, tankinis are a bathing suit option we often forget about. If you have ever worn a tankini (we're assuming you have if you're here!), then you probably already know that it’s one of the most comfortable styles to wear (even if the last time you did wear one was in middle school). We're here to inform you that tankinis never really went out of style, and that there are a ton to choose from—whatever it may be that you're looking for.
What's a tankini?
Now, for those who don’t know what a tankini is, it’s essentially a two-piece bathing suit that covers your midriff. Tankinis had a really big fashion moment in the late '90s, but their popularity started to decline in the early 2000s. But with all things fashion, what's out usually always come back in, and that can be said of the tankini. People usually tap them for their functionality and versatility. For example, if you don’t like to show that much skin but like to be in a two piece, then a tankini is the perfect solution.
Whether you're looking for tankini top with shorts, or a tankini halter, here are some of the best tankini swimsuits for you to swipe this summer.
Best tankini tops
Comfort and coverage is the name of the game with this pick. Made with compression fabric, this tankini piece is perfect for anyone looking to have a #hotgirlsummer. The top comes with built-in cups and wider straps to help out anyone who could use some extra support up top. Additionally, it’s got a perfectly snug fit to help accentuate your curves.
If you want to look like you belong on vacation, this Santorini tankini top is a great addition to your summer wardrobe. Although it doesn’t provide a ton of support for the bust, it does make up for it in chicness and functionality. The halter straps tie at the back so you can adjust the fit how you like. Not to mention, the suit is also machine-washable and is made from sustainable materials.
For a bathing suit that looks effortless, you can’t go wrong with this Prana tankini top. Available in three different colors, this piece is perfect to rock poolside with friends or at the beach with the family. It’s adjustable, thin spaghetti straps and snug fit actually make it look more like a stylish tank than a swimsuit, and it has removable cups for support. And it’s reversible, so if you get bored of the look, simply flip it inside out for another color/pattern.
If you’re looking for something that fits more like a camisole rather than a tankini, look no further than the Canary Tank Top from Andie. It’s sleek and simple, elevated with princess lines and a demi bra top for chic support. The straps are adjustable and bra cups are removable too, so you can experiment with comfort.
This loose-fit tankini will keep you feeling nice and relaxed. It has a flowy but not clingy fit you can wear after pool time, and comes with a pair of matching, mid-waist bottoms. The shoulder straps are adjustable and it has sewn-in bra cups, too.
Love wearing swimsuits but hate dealing with tan lines? This bandeau-style tankini has adjustable and removable straps to let you tan, line-free. The twist front has a sewn-in cup and silicone beading for support, and there’s shirring on the side for a flattering look.
Best tankini tops for large busts
If you’re looking to keep things classy and simple, a square neck silhouette is the way to go. Available in sizes B to DD, this top hugs your waist in all the right places. Not to mention, it comes with removable pads and adjustable straps to help you give a true goldilocks fit. Additionally, the fabric is flexible and provides medium support for your bust.
What makes this top so bust-friendly is its design. Although it looks pretty simple and seamless, it has an underwire bra to help hold everything together. Also, the deep V-neck and and twist in the center of the top help give a nice a slimming effect. (Sizes start at 32D.)
Sometimes flowy styles can end up looking drab. But that’s not the case with this Miraclesuit top. Thanks to the brand’s Miratex fabric, you can look snatched without feeling too restricted. The top’s layers conceal your stomach while also allowing you to have a wide range of movement. As a bonus, the underwire bra help keep your boobs in place.
Best high-neck tankini tops
If you’re ready to hit the water full force, this Athleta tankini top has got you covered. It has a high neckline and underwire design during paddle boarding, kayaking and all your fave water sports. You can even adjust the neck and back hookss to give you a more comfy fit. But the best part is the fabric, which is recycled, stretchy, and has a 50+ UPF rating.
Who said tankinis have to be boring? This top and bottom is the perfect combo of sexy and full coverage. The high neck provides an elegant silhouette while the mesh detailing and open back add a great deal of personal style. And while the top clings close to the body, it’s still loose enough for you to get some extra movement.
This stunning tankini from Tommy Bahama is the definition of summery. Between the elegant high neck, the vibrant color, and the fun, Mediterranean print, you’ll never want to take it off.
For fans of the one-shouldered style, check out this top from La Blanca. The square neck hits high on the neckline, but instead of two straps, swoops over the shoulder with a cut-out design. It’s simple but stylish, giving an otherwise minimalist look an elegant upgrade.
Fun and flirty, this high-neck tankini features a cute cut-out center to spice things up a little bit. The tankini itself is a bit longer, while the hipster bottoms provide a bit more coverage than your traditional cheeky set.
Best tankini with shorts
If you don’t want to spill out of your bathing suit, this Tempt Me swimsuit set is one to clock on your radar. The boy shorts promise to give your bum full coverage while the flowy racerback top provides non-stop comfort. Plus, it helps keep your bust supported and lifted during your swims, thanks to the removable padded-push up bra.
In terms of functionality and style, this little number checks all the boxes. The suit comes with three pieces, including one pair of shorts, one sports bra and one tankini top. And yes, you can style it however you want. In fact, shoppers really love it because of its versatility and “supportive” bikini top.
When it comes to sport styles, not many do it better than Nike. And this sporty style suit is great for those who really love to hit the water. The wide straps help you feel secure and strapped in during high impact movements. Also, the bottoms are super comfy in the water thanks to the extra stretch in the waist.
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