The 13 Best Swimsuits for Women of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

We tested 60 swimsuits for women and these are the best bikinis and one-pieces.

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No matter what kind of water activity you’re participating in, a high-quality and comfortable swimsuit is key for making a splash. Whether your warm weather plans include swimming in the waves or lounging poolside, we tested 60 swimsuits in various styles, sizes, and colors to put together the list below of the best options for any adventure. 

After trying out dozens of bikinis and one-pieces, we narrowed our list down to the 13 highest-scoring swimsuits. Because swimsuit shopping can be a difficult task, we had two different testers try the same bathing suit style to thoroughly compare and contrast the fit, comfort, quality, performance, and coverage. Our list of top performers includes bikinis and one-pieces with a mix of retro, size-inclusive, trendy, and sporty designs for all style preferences.

Best Overall, One-piece

Andie The Amalfi

The Amalfi


Why We Love It
  •  The simple design of this scoop-neck one-piece is versatile and stylish.

What to Consider
  • The straps needed to be adjusted once the fabric was wet. 

Andie’s The Amalfi one-piece comes in a variety of fabric and fit options so you can pick and choose the exact swimsuit style you’re looking for. Whether you’re in search of full, medium, or cheeky coverage, this scoop-neck swimsuit has plenty of options to choose from, including classic or long torso fits. The swimsuit runs true to size and the straps are adjustable, plus there is a built-in bra shelf with removable padding that offers medium support, which is best for leisurely water activities. 

When the nylon blend fabric got wet during our tests, it didn’t bunch or stretch in the body of the swimsuit, but the straps did need to be adjusted for a tighter fit while in the water. In under an hour, the swimsuit fully air-dried and looked good as new without shrinking or stretching after being worn. The fabric and stitching are high quality and the cut is comfortable for lounging or swimming all day long.  

Price at time of publish: $98

The Details: Sizes XS to 3XL | Classic and long torso lengths | Full, medium, and cheeky coverage | Removable cups | Adjustable straps | Nylon, spandex

Best Overall, Runner-up

Robin Piccone Ava Scoop Neck Mio One-piece Swimsuit

Robin Piccone Ava Scoop Neck Mio One-Piece Swimsuit


Our Ratings
  • Fit
  • Comfort
  • Quality
  • Coverage
  • Value
Why We Love It
  • The scoop neck swimsuit has a simple but supportive design with medium to full coverage bottoms. 

What to Consider
  • It’s a bit pricier than our overall pick. 

If you’re in search of a simple and chic one-piece, this elevated Robin Piccone suit is a great option. The nylon and spandex material is buttery soft while still having a comfortable amount of compression whether the suit is dry or wet. While this swimsuit doesn’t have as many customizable options as the Andie one-piece, it still has helpful features like adjustable straps and removable padding. The fabric is the perfect thickness and is very supportive on its own, but we appreciate that the top of this one-piece has a built-in bra shelf for a range of bust sizes. The suit comes in seven sizes in classic colors like black, white, red, or navy blue, and runs true to size so order what you normally wear. The price point is a bit higher than our overall pick but the high-quality materials and comfortable fit of the one-piece make it worth it for travelers with a slightly higher budget. 

Price at time of publish: $154

The Details: Sizes 2 to 14 | Medium coverage | Removable cups | Adjustable straps | Nylon, spandex

Other Swimsuits for Women We Liked

The swimsuits highlighted below still impressed us with their comfortable fit and stylish design, but they scored a bit lower for not running true to size and issues with quality.

Everlane The V-Neck One-piece: The V-neck top gives this sleek swimsuit an extra edge and the fabric is exceptionally soft and quick-drying, but the swimsuit runs large in the bottoms. 

Zonarch Grace Top and Grace Bottom: The retro-style underwire top and high-waisted bottoms are made with a silky and soft fabric, but the quality was slightly lacking in the stitching and the underwire.

Our Testing Process

To find the best swimsuits on the market, we tested 36 bikinis and one-pieces and compared them based on fit, comfort, quality, performance, coverage, and value. We each tried two swimsuits in varying sizes and compared the testing notes to find the ones that scored highest. Whether we were swimming in the ocean or lounging poolside, the best swimsuits we tried ran true to size, were made with durable and comfortable fabrics, and boasted helpful features like adjustable straps, removable cups, and built-in bra shelves. 

Tips for Buying the Best Swimsuits for Women

Consider the different styles

Swimsuits come in various sizes, colors, and styles which can be overwhelming. Regarding bottoms, the general coverage range is full, medium, and low and the cut can be anything from high-waisted to low-rise or deep-V. Bikini tops and one-pieces can come in strapless, scoop-neck, square, or triangle necklines and you’ll want to check the specifications to see if a top has built-in bra shelves for one-pieces or removable padding. With so many options, you’ll likely want to try a few different styles to see which ones are best for your body.

Use the sizing charts and specifications

Since sizing can be a tricky part of shopping for a swimsuit online, sizing charts can be helpful for getting the right fit. The specifications section can also help you determine the fit, as the brand (or the reviews) will usually mention if the swimsuit runs big or small, if the straps are adjustable, and if there are removable cups. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I wash a swimsuit?

    We always recommend deferring to the instructions on the swimsuit tag or the website. However, if the washing instructions aren’t listed, you can machine or hand wash the swimsuit in cold water and gently ring it out to air-dry. 

  • Should swimsuits have a loose or tight fit?

    Generally, you’ll want to get a swimsuit closest to your measurements so the fit is snug without feeling restrictive. You should still be able to have a full range of motion without any fabric or seams digging into your skin. 

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure Commerce Writer Anna Popp reviews travel products and writes almost all of the team’s tested content. She participated in this test by trying out a bikini and a one-piece swimsuit while swimming in rivers, lakes, and pools on vacation. Anna pored over 60 sets of thorough testing notes to recommend the best swimsuits for women. 

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Updated by
Taylor Fox
Taylor Fox, Commerce Updates Writer at Travel + Leisure
Taylor Fox is a Commerce Updates Writer at Travel + Leisure where she tests, researches, and writes about travel products. Taylor holds a Master’s in Geography and has been a writer and editor for over seven years.
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