13 Tankini Swimsuits That Are Actually Flattering, Comfy, and Trendy

by Laura Fisher

13 Tankini Swimsuits That Are Actually Flattering, Comfy, and Trendy
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Tankini swimsuits — with longer, cami-style bathing suit tops — are making a quiet comeback this year, and for good reason. The more modest cousin to the bikini offers flattering coverage, increased sun protection, and a flirty silhouette.


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Whether baring it all just isn’t your thing or you are all about that throwback ’90s look, tankinis are a great option for a stylish and comfortable suit. If you’re looking for the best tankini swimsuit for your body type or personal style, there are a slew of considerations when choosing the right tops to pair with your bottoms of choice — whether you’re leaning toward the classic bikini bottoms or interested in high-waisted cuts. There are even matching skirts and shorts to pair with these tankini tops that will keep you confident and secure while you frolic in the water care-free.




We’ve rounded up the best tankini swimsuits for all your summer needs, including the aforementioned high-waisted bottoms as well as underwire tops made to support larger chests, athletic picks, and bandeau styles. Read on to find the perfect tankini swimsuit to rock this summer, even if you’re just sunbathing in your backyard.


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1 of 13 Image Credits: Old Navy

Old Navy Twist-Front Tankini Swim Top


In addition to being one of Summer 2020’s top trends, high-waisted bathing suits are great for providing extra coverage at the beach or pool. The length of this adorable, twist-front tankini top hits perfectly to pair with Old Navy's high-waisted bottoms. Available in five prints ranging from leopard to vibrant red to classic black, you’ll be sure to find a style that matches your summer style.

2 of 13 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Tankini Swimsuit Top to Pair with High-Waisted Bottoms

La Blanca Underwire Tankini Top


Underwire bathing suit tops are great for providing extra support for larger chests, but sometimes the wire outline of the cups can feel a little retro. For a more subtle look, this tankini top features flattering ruched fabric in a criss-cross pattern across the chest. The fitted, floral tank also has adjustable straps and lined, molded cups for an ultra-feminine and well-fitting style.

3 of 13 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Tankini Swimsuit with Underwire

Pez D’Or Akiko Maternity Tankini


Being pregnant doesn't mean you have to forgo stylish swimwear. The bright blue floral print of this tankini set is both stylish and flattering. Stay comfortable with flexible boning along the sides of the top and a halter-style neck with wide, supportive straps.

4 of 13 Image Credits: Target

Best Maternity Tankini Swimsuit

Kona Sol Women's Bandeau Tankini Top


This striped bandana-style bandeau tankini top is as colorful as it is affordable. A fitted bust area with sewn-up cups coupled with a looser body is super flattering, and the open, strappy back adds a sultry touch. The top is sold as an individual piece but would go perfectly with any black or solid-colored bottoms you already have.

5 of 13 Image Credits: Bare Necessities

Best Bandeau Tankini Swimsuit

Birdsong Plus Size Hibiscus Bloom Flyaway Underwire Tankini Top


This gorgeous, flowy, floral-print tankini comes in hard-to-find sizes from 18D to 24H and features a built-in underwire shelf bra. The adjustable straps convert from straight to a criss-cross style to match your style mood on any given day. Pair it with the matching mid-rise bottoms, or keep it simple with a solid midnight blue pair.

6 of 13 Image Credits: Athleta

Best Plus-Size Tankini Swimsuit

Athleta Twist Up Tankini

Price:$29.99 - $84.00

This sleek and stretchy tankini top with a strappy, X-back perfectly pairs with Athleta’s surge shorts for an athletic and stylish look. As with many of Athleta’s swimwear pieces, this tankini top is great for all sorts of beach sports and will provide ample coverage and support as you move around.

7 of 13 Image Credits: Summersalt

Best Tankini Swimsuit Top to Pair with Shorts

Summersalt Beyond the Lounge Chair Tankini Top


As with most Summersalt suits, this bright and stylish tankini top is made from compression fabric for a snug and totally flattering look. The swimsuit even has built-in UPF 50+ sun protection so you can enjoy your day in the sun without worrying about harmful rays streaming through your suit (we know we’re not the only ones who have gotten a sunburn through clothes). Complete the look by purchasing a matching Beyond the Lounge Chair skirt, or opt for the bundle that includes the matching top, skirt, and bikini bottom.

8 of 13 Image Credits: Athleta

Best Tankini Swimsuit Top to Pair with a Skirt

Athleta Maldives High Neck Tankini

Price:$39.99 - $84.00

In addition to being surprisingly sexy, the best thing about high-necked tops is they shield that sensitive, easy-to-burn area right around your collar bones. This athletic, fitted tankini top from Athleta comes in five vibrant colors and pairs with any of Athleta’s bottoms, including shorts, skirts, and medium and full-coverage bikini bottoms. Reviewers say the top is flattering, comfortable, stylish, and sleek, which are pretty much all the things a bathing suit should be, in our opinion.

9 of 13 Image Credits: Bare Necessities

Best High-Neck Tankini Swimsuit

Pour Moi Soleil Underwire Tankini Top


The foam-lined underwire cups of this cobalt blue tankini top offer unparalleled lift and shape. And the ruched sides have adjustable string ties for a perfect fit through the rest of the body. The halter straps can be worn multiple ways, and the fabric is a stretchy microfiber blend for a smooth look you'll be comfy in all day.

10 of 13 Image Credits: Anthropologie

Best Push-Up Tankini Swimsuit

Anthropologie Tricia Criss-Cross Tankini

Price:$61.60 - $88.00

Available in classic black or bright spotted floral, this form-fitting V-neck tankini top has a criss-cross pattern below the bust for a slimming silhouette. One reviewer praises the flattering ruching and says the top fits true-to-size. Pair the top with Anthropoligie’s classic bikini bottoms for a set that will give you secure coverage to take you from the beach to the pool and everywhere in-between.

11 of 13 Image Credits: Athleta

Most Slimming Tankini Swimsuit

Athleta Sculpted Halter Tankini

Price:$34.99 - $54.99

Reviewers of this V-neck halter top say it’s sexy without being uncomfortable, with sturdy material that flatters the mid-section without feeling binding. The underwire cups will hold everything in place while you partake in all the aqua activities your heart desires, and the elastic keyhole detailing allows for the perfect fit across the back. Choose from teal, black, or red clay to pair with bottoms you already own, or purchase a matching pair from Athleta’s wide selection.

12 of 13 Image Credits: Target

Best Halter Tankini Swimsuit

Sea Angel V-Neck Peplum Tankini Top


Peplum tops are making a serious comeback, and swimwear is no exception. Peplum, for those who don’t know, is when fabric gathers at the waist of a top (or dress) and flares back out for an inherently elegant look. Hop on the peplum tankini bandwagon with this seriously chic, V-neck bathing suit top in black. With sewn-in cups, this tankini offers support without any metal or plastic pieces that can poke and prod. Reviewers note that the swimsuit top tends to run a little small in the chest area, so consider sizing up.

13 of 13 Image Credits: Athleta

Best Peplum Tankini Swimsuit

Athleta Cross Back Blousy Tankini

Price:$39.99 - $74.00

Whether you’re heading out for a swim, stand-up paddleboarding session, or surfing expedition, this strappy tankini top has you covered. The blousy shape provides coverage in all the right areas so you won't feel self conscious moving and bouncing, and with adjustable straps and supportive cups for all size chests, you can rest assured that you’ll be prepared for all water sports.