Last summer, I went a bit stir-crazy and spent most of my time shopping online for swimwear while I was laid up with a broken ankle.
I bought several swimsuits and bikinis but didn’t even wear all of them on holidays.
For this year’s swimwear post, I thought I’d focus on more thrifty swimwear and see if I could find five swimsuits and five bikinis all under €20.
Asos is always one of my favourite places to buy swimwear as they have really original styles.
My first pick is this stunning palm print swimsuit from Pimkie at Asos. It is on sale and comes in at a very affordable €13.98 if you shop in sterling.
It features a cross back and has removable cups, great for those who wear a larger bra size and need some support.
Girls who have larger boobs will know the struggle of trying to find affordable and cute swimsuits that also offer support.
This is something I’ve always struggled with when buying bikinis and swimsuits as I need to take about two sizes up in a bikini top and find myself falling out of some one-pieces!
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I was pleasantly surprised to see this pretty pink snakeprint swimsuit available on sale for just €19.36 down from €40 from Asos.
Shop in sterling and you’ll get it for a reasonable €15.66.
It is available in sizes DD to G and has underwire support and a clasp at the back.
And this two-tone beauty from Missguided is currently reduced from €27 to €17.
It is perfect for lazing by the pool or popping a pair of denim shorts over for heading out.
Tall gals will love this gorgeous Versace style chain print suit from Boohoo.com which flatters long lean figures.
It was €24 but with a 20% off promotion, it’s only €19. Boohoo also do a similar style in white for only €11.
Versace style prints are one of the biggest trends in swimwear this year and I absolutely love the look.
Bandeau swimsuits are really flattering on smaller busts and petite figures and this lime green one from PrettyLittleThing is only €6.
If lime green isn’t your thing, it also comes in black with white polka dots.
Donning a bikini can be daunting for many of us but finding a shape and style that suits your body is one way to feel more confident.
This Versace print gold and black beauty from PrettyLittleThing comes in at an affordable €12. It also comes in white and red variations.
Last year, I found a gorgeous little green sequin bikini on PrettyLittleThing and fell in love with it.
This year, I’ve spotted very similar sequin bikinis in green and multi-coloured versions in Penneys, €17 for the entire set.
These were launched in April so I’m not sure if they are left in many stores but I did see them in Penneys on O’Connell Street in Dublin.
Frills and flounces look great on petite girls and this green set from Missguided at Asos is just the ticket if you like detailed bikinis.
It’s €17.98 for the entire set in euro but only €14.55 if you use sterling.
I love the bottoms as there are a lot of super skimpy high cut styles out at the moment but this one offers a little more coverage.
For those who require more support than a triangle top can offer (*puts hand up*), Asos have an adorable pink bikini top with black spots in sizes DD to F for only €9.68.
It has thick supportive straps and a clasp on the back. It also comes in a triangle top style.
You can match this with either a thong or high-cut tanga bottom, depending on how daring you feel, €5.53 and €6.91 respectively.
Shop in sterling and nab the lot for €13.44 (with tanga bottom) or €12.32 (with thong).
Bandeau bikinis are great if you want to avoid tan lines and polka dots are huge this summer.
This adorable red and white one comes in just under budget at €19.58 from Bershka, reduced from €27.98.
Hope you all enjoyed this post, it was a bit of a challenge to hunt down nice swimsuits and bikinis under €20 but it was also enjoyable.
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PS- this is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links – all my own choices. For more inspiration, visit my Pinterest swimwear board.