Super Stylish, Super Sporty Swimsuits for Summer

Taking inspiration from wetsuits and scuba gear, these sporty swimsuits are fabulous and functional!

This fun trend brings me right back to Summer in the 80′s/90′s in my black, purple, and neon yellow Body Glove bikini with black piping and a big plastic zipper up the front of the bandeau top. I loved that bathing suit and it was most similar to the DosMares suit below, though not as expensive. Swimwear is mighty expensive these days! And because of that, I like to buy classic suits that last a few seasons {or 10} but these sporty suits are so fun and perfect for water sports, they guarantee keeping your birthday suit covered {well, mostly}.

  • Kathy Ireland & Elle MacPherson, 80s/90s 1 of 20
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    For a bit of reference, a fun throwback photo of Kathy Ireland and Elle MacPherson wearing sporty suits.

    Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated 

  • Piped and Colorblocked 2 of 20
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    Contrast hues and dramatic texture offer daring appeal to a futuristic DosMares bikini. Side boning and lightly molded cups provide support and create shape. Optional strap. Buckle closure.

    Purchase at DosMares Galena Bandeau Bikini Set $207 at Shopbop

  • Strapless ZIP 3 of 20
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    Raised seams contour a strapless one-piece swimsuit. Boning structures the cups, and an exposed zip closes the front.

    Purchase at Lisa Marie Fernandez The Leigh Maillot $425 at Shopbop

  • Army-Navy Ready… I LOVE this! 4 of 20
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    A matte neoprene rash-guard swimsuit from Lisa Marie Fernandez, designed with curved seams and a front zip. Laser-cut cap sleeves.

    Purchase at Lisa Marie Fernandez The Farrah Maillot $385 (Available in Metallic too)

  • Neon Sporty Two Piece 5 of 20
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    Fun neon bandeau top bikini with black zippers! Great for mixing and matching too.

    Purchase the River Island Neon Dakota Zip Bikini Top $25.46 and Bottom $16.97 at Asos

  • Sneaky Peeky Mesh Panel One Piece 6 of 20
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    Directional, exciting and diverse, the ASOS Collection makes and breaks the fashion rules. Scouring the globe for inspiration, our London based Design Team is inspired by fashion's most covetable trends.

    Purchase at Mesh Panel Suit $54.30 at Asos

  • Wet Suit Bikini Style 7 of 20
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    Rendered in smooth, lightly coated neoprene, this Marc by Marc Jacobs bikini top blends technical allure with sleek utility. Plastic back zip. Knit backing.

    Purchase the Marc by Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Glide Skin Bikini Top $162 and  Marc by Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Glide Skin Surf Shorts $173 at Shopbop

  • Racer Back Two Piece 8 of 20
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    Zigzag stitching contours a two-tone bikini top with a racer back.

    Purchase at Rag & Bone Toulon Crop Bikini $115 at Shopbop

  • Sporty Sleek and Slimming 9 of 20
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    A one-piece swimsuit in a sleek mix of neoprene and mesh. Contrast backing peeks through the side insets, and a contrast panel accents the high neckline. An exposed zip shines from the slim racer back.

    Purchase the SKYE & staghorn Cody Jane One Piece Swimsuit $242 at Shopbop

  • Sexy Sporty Retro Mesh Bikini 10 of 20
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    Love this play on a retro swimsuit style with a sporty feel!

    Purchase the River Island Corset Fishnet Bikini Top $27.15 and Bottom $20.36 at Asos

  • Meshed and Zippered 11 of 20
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    Green backing peeks through mesh panels, adding a pop of color to a neoprene bikini set. An exposed front zip closes the top, and a side panel adds asymmetry to the coordinating bottoms.

    Purchase the SKYE & staghorn Aaya Bikini $204 at Shopbop

  • Feminine Sporty 12 of 20
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    Danish fashion house, Vero Moda, channels a feminine aesthetic, with bold sporty lines.

    Purchase the Vero Moda Malta Bandeau Swimsuit $50.91 at Asos

  • Black with POP and sizes for all 13 of 20
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    Catering for the fuller bust with their eclectic lingerie and swimwear line, Freya specialize in quality and fit. Collection offers an extensive selection of sizes, extending from to a C to a J cup.

    Purchase the Freya D-F Crush Soft Triangle Bikini Top $45.82 and Freya Crush Soft Bikini Short $33.94 at Asos

  • Zip Me UP 14 of 20
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    An exposed front zip adds bold contrast to a textured one-piece swimsuit. Scoop neckline and slim racer back.

    Purchase the Lisa Marie Fernandez Elisa Maillot $385 at Shopbop

  • Shorty, Sexy, Racer Back Bikini ZIP 15 of 20
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    A neoprene bikini set from SKYE & staghorn. Neon backing peeks through the mesh panels, adding a bright pop of color to the longline top. An exposed zip closes the front, and the halter straps connect to the T back. Coordinating bottoms.

    Purchase the SKYE & staghorn Baxter Bikini $211 at Shopbop

  • Sleek High Neck {Shows off Shoulders!} 16 of 20
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    A Beth Richards one-piece swimsuit with a sporty high neckline and a plastic back zip.

    Purchase the Beth Richards Barbara One Piece Swimsuit $260 at Shopbop

  • Scuba Slick 17 of 20
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    Rendered in smooth, lightly coated neoprene, this Marc by Marc Jacobs maillot blends utility with sleek allure. Cap sleeves and neon topstitching lend modern appeal, and a buckled strap fastens over the cutout back.

    Purchase the Marc by Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Glide Skin Maillot $287 at Shopbop

  • Wet Suit Sexy 18 of 20
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    Rendered in smooth, lightly coated neoprene, this Marc by Marc Jacobs maillot blends utility with sleek allure. A plastic zip details the front, and tonal topstitching streamlines the look. Jersey backing.

    Purchase the Marc by Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Glide Skin Scuba Maillot $358 at Shopbop

  • Sporty Colorblocking Bikini 19 of 20
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    VPL's signature colorblocking makes a lustrous bikini top sporty and sleek, and the thick straps create a V back.

    Purchase the VPL X-Ertion Swim Bikini $115 at Shopbop

  • Neon Blues 20 of 20
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    A neon zip gives a one-piece swimsuit a flash of cheerful color. Mesh lining.

    Purchase the Cynthia Rowley Solid Scuba Zip Swimsuit $275 at Shopbop

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