The search for the best swimsuits for women would normally be well underway by late May. There were summer vacations to pack for— not to mention Memorial Day— and days at the beach to get excited about. Finding a new bathing suit (or two) was part of the fun in preparing for the warm summer days ahead.
Now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s looking like this summer will be different. And yet, I’m still dreaming of colorful bikinis and sleek one-pieces. Perhaps it’s a form of escapism. For me, it feels like a way to hold onto some semblance of normalcy— even if the reality is that we’ll see more swimsuits on rooftops and balconies than at the beach. But if you’re one of the lucky ones who has access to a private pool or outdoor space, swimsuit season will carry on.
From floral maillots to string bikinis, here are the 33 best swimsuits for women to buy now.