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The 10 Best Bathing Suit Websites for Men and Women

Don’t let swimsuit shopping anxiety prevent you from booking your next tropical vacation. These 10 bathing suit websites make swimsuit shopping easy and breezy … just like those palm trees you’re dreaming of. And since finding the right fit can be particularly tricky for swimsuits, we’ve included the return policies for each of these bathing suit websites.

The Best Bathing Suit Websites for Women

Everything But Water

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The swimsuit website and retail chain Everything But Water doesn’t just sell hundreds of bathing suit styles, but also rash guards, cover-ups, resort wear, and accessories (including sandals, beach bags, sunglasses, sun hats, and more). The bathing suit brand earns a spot on this list for its variety in sizing—there is an entire plus-size line—and its quality. The brand also supports sustainability practices through beach cleanups, donations, and waste reduction and recycling programs within its supply chain.

Return Policy: Full refund for in-store or online purchases within 21 days of purchase. If your order is over $100, return shipping is free; if your order is under $100, an $8 shipping fee will be deducted from the refund.

Anne Cole

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Peruse the bathing suit website from iconic swimwear designer Anne Cole, the inventor of the “tankini,” for stylish, high-quality swimsuits at reasonable prices. The brand offers a plus-size line as well as cover-ups and swim dresses for even more coverage. This year, I have my eye on the Textured Twist swim top and bottom set.

Return Policy: Full refund with free return shipping within the U.S. and within 30 days of the original ship date.


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The direct-to-consumer bathing suit website Summersalt prides itself on impeccable fit, use of eco-friendly materials, and comfortable, but still trendy pieces. Oh, and did we mention most styles are under $100?  The brand also sells high-quality and reasonably priced loungewear, travelwear, and sleepwear.

Return Policy: Full refund with free return shipping within 30 days of delivery date.

Bare Necessities

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With over 1,000 swimsuit styles, Bare Necessities is your go-to for the best online bathing suit selection. The intimate apparel and swimsuit website offers free two-day shipping and returns to make online bathing suit shopping easier.

Return Policy: Free returns and a full refund on qualifying orders within 60 days of purchase. After 60 days, you receive an online voucher.


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Popular athleisure brand Athleta designs a specific swim line each season. We love the bathing suits for their high-performance abilities while still being stylish. From rash guards to swim shorts to bikinis and everything in between, you’ll feel comfortable and on-trend whether you’re just sunbathing or taking a surf lesson.

Return Policy: Free returns for a full refund at any time. You can even wear the item and decide if you like it.

The Best Bathing Suit Websites for Men


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You’ll find hundreds of options from popular swimsuit brands like O’Neill, Trunks Surf & Swim Co., Fair Harbor, and Volcom on Nordstrom’s website as well as bathing suits from menswear-focused brands like Tommy Bahama, Barbour, and Peter Millar. With one of the best return policies in the business (see below), Nordstrom is an ideal website to use for testing out different swimsuit styles.

Return Policy: Free returns via mail and full refund with no time frame restrictions. You can also return at any Nordstrom location.


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From solid colors to fun prints (think flamingos), the online men’s retailer Bonobos makes a killer bathing suit line. Note that Bonobos does have select Guideshop locations around the U.S. where you can try on styles and also process returns. This line stands out in particular because customers can customize the waist and length of their swim trunks. Choose from a range of waist sizes from XS to XXL and a length of five to nine inches. Most of the current styles are even made with a recycled polyester fabric.

Return Policy: Full refund within 45 days of the purchase date, or for store credit for up to 90 days after purchase.


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Menswear line Rhone might just sell the best board shorts on the market. Constructed with water-flow pockets and a secure waistband, you can body surf, paddleboard, wakeboard, or simply lounge at the pool with no worries in these board shorts. Rhone also sells a trunk style, which is quick-drying and made with four-way stretch for comfort.

Return Policy: Free full refunds within 45 days of purchase.


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Bright, fun patterns are Chubbies’ bread and butter, and the brand’s creativity is visible across all of its swim styles. From roosters to hippos to roaring dinosaurs, pick your print (or solid) in a variety of lengths ranging from four to nine inches. Most styles even come with a back zippered pocket.

Return Policy: Returns and exchanges are accepted within 90 days of purchase.

Hill City

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Online men’s retailer Hill City sells two well-designed swim styles online: the Easy Swim Short and the Boardshort. Both styles are stretchy, quick-drying, and abrasion-resistant, and have a UV-protective fabric as well as a rear pocket.

Return Policy: Like its sister site Athleta, Hill City offers free returns for a full refund at any time. You can even wear the item and decide if you like it.

Accessorize Your Bathing Suit

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By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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