My 2022 Swimsuit Picks + 4 I Ordered from Amazon

by - March 15, 2022

Raise your hand if you hate shopping for a new swimsuit. Honestly, I think most women do, especially after we reach a certain age. I've never been particularly self-conscious in a bathing suit, but once I hit 30 I started to struggle with finding a suit that didn't feel like I was trying to be college-age again but at the same time didn't make me feel frumpy. It's a hard balance to strike, y'all!

Left to Right: Amazon / Kappa Crew / Walmart (top, bottom)

I do most of my swimsuit shopping online. In fact, I think in the last five years (at least), I've only bought two swimsuits from inside a store. The last one I bought in an actual store is the blue striped bikini in the third picture above.

So far this year, I've been pretty disappointed by the swimsuit options I've seen in my local stores. I did a little research into what this year's trends are, and can honestly say I won't be participating in what's been deemed the top five by Cosmopolitan, but let's take a moment to discuss what you're likely to see on your next beach trip, shall we?

Crochet is expected to be big this year, and while I don't have anything against a crochet bikini and have seem some that are quite cute, they just aren't practical in my opinion. Plus, have you ever worn wet crochet? Yuck.

Next up, strappy suits with lots of extra strings that don't really serve a purpose other than aesthetic. I've had some overly strappy bikinis in my day and honestly, they're more work than I want to put into a swimsuit.

Swimsuits with cut-outs aren't exactly a new trend, especially when it comes to one-pieces, but I've never been a fan of them for myself.

Barely-there bikinis is one I don't think I need to elaborate on. It's a trend I will absolutely be staying away from, though.

And bandeaus are popular again this year, except they've gotten smaller. I'll stick to my complete coverage bandeaus, thank you very much.

Like I always say, you should wear what you're comfortable in, regardless of current trends. So here's a look at some of the suits I've had my eye on this year.

Top Row (L-R): Lissa Contour / Lane Contour

Adore Me is one of my favorite places to get swimsuits. They are amazing quality and most are sustainably made. They come in a a range of sizes and usually have multiple bottom types per set. I wear a size small in their tops and a medium in their bottoms.


We all know I love Old Navy, and I've owned several of their swimsuits in the past. In fact, one of my favorites of all time came from there years ago and finally bit the bucket recently. They don't have a ton right now that I just love, but I've got these two saved in my cart right now.

Now for the part you're all here for: the four swimsuits I actually ordered!


All four of these came from Amazon, although three of the four are by Cupshe, which I didn't realize until they all got here. I ordered all four in a size medium. I wear size small in most things.

I'm impressed with the quality on all four of these suits. I was planning on keeping one, maybe two of them, but can't convince myself to send any of them back...which means I'll probably not be ordering a new swimsuit for myself for the next four years, ha!

Anyway, let's take a closer look.


We'll start with the one that I think is my husband's favorite. I love a mixed print bikini, especially floral and stripes. This suit is mid-waisted, which I like better than a high waist. Beware, the cut of the bottoms are pretty cheeky. They're not immodest, but it's a little higher than I expected.

The straps on the top are about two finger-widths wide. It's got a nice scoop neck in both the front and the back, and how cute is that flounce? The straps are adjustable, which is a nice feature. The band is solid all the way around, no clasp or ties to worry about.

I think this retro-inspired two-piece might be my favorite. I love the gingham print paired with the burnt-orange bottoms. The decoration-only tie on the top is so cute. It has a metal clasp opening in the back, which is a nice step up from the standard hook closure most bikinis have. The bottoms are high-waisted but not so much that they reach my ribs. I also like the subtle ruching on the bottoms.


I kept seeing this bikini in link roundups, and it has a lot of good reviews, so I decided to give it a try. It did not disappoint!

I think my favorite feature about this suit is that it's reversible, meaning you've got four ways to wear it. The top has a super cute tie feature on the front. It's also a pull-over so no ties or clasps to worry about coming undone in the water. Well, technically, the ones in the front can come undone, but with the way they're laced, it shouldn't be a big issue. The bottoms are a little lower rise than I typically go for, but I don't hate them.


I don't usually go in for one pieces for my body shape, but this one kept showing up on lists everywhere and has a bunch of positive reviews from women of all shapes and sizes, so I decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did. It really is flattering, and it comes in a bunch of other colors and patterns.

I really like the mesh band across the waist. It gives it some-much needed definition that most other one-pieces lack, or at least in my opinion. Because I'm so petite and don't really have a waist, I need all the help I can get in that area. The mesh criss-crossed shoulder straps also add some interest to the neck while still being modest.

Which one of these swimsuits is your favorite?

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