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The Perfect Swimsuit to Pack for Every Type of Vacation

Joanna Rentz

A few years ago, I bought a cheeky one-piece for a vacation with my girlfriends because I could wear it with confidence, knowing I wasn’t being judged. However, when my husband and I had an impromptu dip in the hot tub with his parents and sister a few months later, I felt more embarrassment than self-assurance. My little number did not fit the family (in-law!) situation. I quickly leaped into the bubbling tub before anyone would notice me, limbs and water flying everywhere. When we finished, I waited until everyone had climbed out before I sprinted toward my towel to hastily mummify myself. Welp, I learned my lesson. Sometimes my one-and-only suit doesn’t fit every type of vacation I go on.

There are so many stylish and inclusive swimsuits for women these days, so finding one that fits your particular needs is getting easier. Different getaways call for different suits, so check out this list of perfect swimsuits to pack for your next lake trip, beach getaway, or family vacation. 

All-Inclusive Resort

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The beauty of an all-inclusive resort getaway is that you have everything you need in one place, so you should have a swimsuit look that’s just as convenient. The Deep Dive is a chic and classic one-piece, perfect for a resort vibe. Pair it with the Easy Breezy Sarong for an all-day look that can take you from brunch at the clubhouse to poolside happy hour. This super soft, versatile piece can be worn as a wrap skirt, a criss-cross halter dress, and even a bandeau dress.

Spa Trip

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Spa trips are all about relaxation and rejuvenation, which is why the simplicity of the Marina suit is perfect for your spa getaway. It has ultra-flattering diagonal seaming, built-in cups, and adjustable straps. Tie your hair up with the All Wrapped Up Scarf for the ultimate spa look, or wrap it around your waist like a sarong after a revitalizing mud bath.

Marina

Beach Getaway

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The stunning Marina Bikini Top keeps you supported with adjustable straps and built-in soft cups, perfect for splashing around in the waves. Pair it with the Classic Turn Down Bottoms, which features a convertible high/low band that leaves the look up to you.

Marina Bikini Top

A Week at the Lake

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BBQ and water skiing are calling your name when you book your vacation at the lake. Wear the Sidestroke Bikini top for a classic yet sporty look that also gives you all the support. Pair it with the Diagonal High Leg High Rise bottoms that feature Summersalt’s signature compression. These two pieces offer tremendous support so you can confidently cannonball off the dock all week.

Sidestroke Bikini

Honeymoon

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The Causeway in white is sexy and sophisticated and reveals just the right amount of skin for any type of honeymoon. When you’re ready to ditch the pool for a glass of chilled champagne on your private balcony, throw on the All Buttoned Up Cover-Up in white for all-day effortless style.

White Causeway

Bachelorette Party

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Whether epic and wild or low-key and mellow, bachelorette parties are all about letting loose and having fun. That’s why the Glider Bikini Top in leopard is perfect for an enjoyable time celebrating with your gals. It’s let-your-hair-down-fabulous and adds the perfect amount of push up. Pair it with the leggy leopard High Leg Mid-Rise Bikini Bottom to complete the look.

Glider Bikini Top

International Cruise

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The uber-feminine Harbor suit combines delicate details and a stunning structure to help give you a super-flattering shape. The contrast belt and side stripe give this swimsuit a playful pinup-style twist that will surely turn heads. Throw on the Long All Buttoned Up Cover Up for an effortlessly chic look that will have you looking like you are floating across the ship.

The Harbor

Surf Vacation

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Surf’s up in the High Kick one-piece, ideal for riding waves all day. This classic and sporty swimsuit is an elevated version of the iconic lifeguard suit. When you’re finished hanging 10 and need a refreshing acai bowl, toss on the Everywhere Dress, a relaxed tee shirt-style maxi made of sustainable fabric with side slits.

High Kick

Family Trip

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Whether you are chasing one, two, or six kids, the Voyager one-piece will stay in place, provide comfort, and look cool. Choose a solid color for a classic look, or opt for a playful print. Don’t forget to pack the Boll and Branch Towel. This summer must-have is 45 percent larger than your average beach towel so you can dry off all of your little ones with one clean sweep. Plus, it’s made with super-soft 100 percent organic cotton.

The Voyager

What will you be packing on your next vacation?