17 Unique Swimsuits That Will Stand Out From The Crowds At The Beach

Why be like the rest of them when you can be yourself? This summer, express yourself and wear only unique swimsuits that'll stand out from the crowd. It can be a long-sleeved swimsuit, a sexy-chic peplum swimsuit, or even one with suspenders (yes, suspenders!). We all love our go-to black bikini, but sometimes you gotta stand out and be bold. These 17 unique swimsuits are perfect for all different shapes, sizes, and styles.


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High Dive by Modcloth Offbeat Belle Long-Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit

"Offbeat" is right, and we mean that as the highest compliment. Sure, a plain black one-piece swimsuit is great, but for when you want to make your mark at the pool party, don this retro-feeling long-sleeve swimsuit instead. From the soft yellow color and the floral pattern, to the flounce sleeves, to the plunging back and sweet buttons on front, this number is a show-stopper. Leave it to Modcloth, of course. Pair it with some totally '70s sunglasses to complete the throwback look. ($99; modcloth.com)

stand out in this long-sleeve swimsuit

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Made By Dawn Puzzle Jumper Bikini

This is one of the sweetest unique swimsuits we've seen. The soft blue color is dreamy, but the suspender-style bottom adds a slight playful edge. Add the fact that the texture is ribbed and we're just doing chefs kisses in the air. ($118 bottom, $135 top; anthropologie.com)

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PrettyLittleThing Sequin Plunge Swimsuit

Take your love for sequin mini dresses and bring it to the beach in this plunging one-piece swimsuit by PrettyLittleThing. Plunging necklines are so in this season, but no one will do it like you do in this stand-out style. This one-piece swimsuit is ideal for a late-night pool party, and you can take it from the pool to the patio for drinks with a cute skirt or pants. ($45; asos.com)

sparkle in this sequin swimsuit

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Mara Hoffman Cleo Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit

Our jaws are on the floor at the painted-looking colorblocking on this one-piece swimsuit. We're also huge fans of high-waisted bottoms, and these are taking that look to the next level. Paired with the cool halter neckline, Mara Hoffman's Italian-knit swimsuit will be getting loads of compliments this summer. ($295; nordstrom.com)

heat up the beach in this color-block swimsuit

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Missguided Nude Ultimate Mesh Bikini Set

Are you headed to the beach or are you the chicest ballerina at Juliard? This three-piece swimsuit set in a nude hue is so soft, satiny, and pretty that we wouldn't even care about the odd tanlines the bottoms could give. Wear it just as a bikini, or really add it to our list of unique swimsuits by adding the mesh, long-sleeved top. ($51; missguided.com)

rock this three-piece swimset

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Hobie Longline Tassel Bikini

This swimsuit was made for festival season. Can't you just picture this top with cut-off jean shorts, sunglasses, and a fanny pack (or, excuse me, belt bag)? The fringe, the high halter neck, the vibrant colors—it's so dreamy. Pair the top with the matching Hobie bottoms or make the top really stand out with plain black bikini bottoms. ($47 top, $35 bottoms; asos.com)

feel beachy boho in this bikini top

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Zimmermann Painted Heart Love Tiered Lattice-Trimmed Swiss-Dot Lace Bikini

Fashion brand Zimmermann is so romantic and girly, but this ruffled, unique swimsuit takes it to another level. The off-the-shoulder halter cut gives way to ruffled sleeves that truly make a statement. And those high-waisted ruffled bottoms? We can barely see through our heart eyes. The brand's instagram describes its summer 2018 swim collection as "thoughts of a fiery, lovelorn artist" and we couldn't agree more. There's a similar style in a peachy one-piece, too! ($795; net-a-porter.com)

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HAH Get Waisted One-Piece Swimsuit

This bold bathing suit gives sexy firefighter vibes, and we mean that in the best way. You may have seen this HAH one-piece swimsuit walking the runway in the brand's fashion show, and it definitely turned heads. The contrast ribbed suspenders are removable and adjustable to give you the best fit and different styles. Wear them up on your shoulders, hanging down by your sides, or removed to let the uber high-waisted bottoms with lace-up details really shine. ($238; freepeople.com)

go bold in this blood orange suit

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ASOS Fuller Bust Elastic Trim Dot Mesh Tulle Swimsuit

This one-piece swimsuit is part sporty, part romantic and totally unique. It's designed for bust sizes DD+, but you can purchase for smaller cup sizes, too! The spotted tulle peplum waist is simply adorable, but the thick striped straps add an athleisure edge. Plus, the underwire will keep your girls supported and in place. What more could you want from a swimsuit? ($56; asos.com)

get this unique swimsuit for larger busts

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Nasty Dress Palm Leaf Batwing Sleeve Plus Size Cape Swimwear

Not all heroes wear capes, but in this case, they do. Made to show off all your curves, this swimsuit has a low scoop back and a high cut leg in addition to its statement-making asymmetric cape sleeves. And that palm tree print is made for your tropical vacation (or the vacation that exists just in your imagination). ($29.77; nastydress.com)

stand out in this caped swimsuit

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Blue Life Eternity One-Piece Swimsuit

First of all, have you ever even seen a swimsuit with a draped back that pretty? Second, lavender is the "It" color right now, and bringing it to the beach is a great idea. Though the back makes it one of the most unique swimsuits, let's talk about that front: the ruched, plunging neckline is pitch perfect, and it's accentuated with trendy straps that tie up to the halter. Wear this one to a pool party and put out those sexy-sweet vibes. ($194; urbanoutfitters.com)

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Acacia Veracruz One-Piece Swimsuit

The top of this one-piece swimsuit feels like you're favorite ribbed t-shirt, but then the lace-up plunge gives it that X-factor that makes it truly unique. Cap sleeves are so sweet for swim, but rest assured the front and the cheeky bottom will let you show off some skin. The style is perfect to throw on your jean shorts after a long day at the beach to hit a barbecue.

stand out in this unique one-piece

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Lane Bryant Embroidered Cropped Swim Top With Built-In No Wire Bra

We're loving the sweet, floral embroidery on this swim top, but it gets edged up with the black mesh in such a cool way. We can see rocking this top with ripped jeans or a leather skirt when you're not splashing around in the waves. This top shows skin while still giving you coverage, and it has a built-in shelf bra to keep those girls in place. ($58.50; lanebryant.com)

button: slay in this cropped swim top

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Agua De Coco Palm Tree One-Piece Swimsuit

There's high-neck swimsuits, and then there's this unique swimsuit from Agua De Coco. The mock neck closes with two little buttons and gives way to a mostly open back. But it's not just the high neck that adds this to our list of unique swimsuits, it's that bold palm tree design on the front... what a show-stopper. This one-piece has matching wide-legged pants for the beach, and they are everything.

be on trend with this high-neck swimsuit

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ASOS Grey Marl Jersey Lace Up Crop Bikini Top

Swim meets athleisure in this lace-up bikini top. You look like the next big boxing queen in this top, adding a little toughness to your beachy look. The tie fastening adds an easy styling, and the gray definitely makes for an unusual beach color. Rock it with some high-waisted plain black bottoms. ($35; asos.com)

bring athleisure to swimwear with this top

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Missguided Black Plain Cap-Sleeve Swimsuit

Add a little sophistication with this deceptively simple one-piece swimsuit. The sleeve length, the cut-out, and the deep scoop neck are all sheer perfection. And you'll definitely look like you spent more than you did, as it's under $50. Style it with hoop earrings to really bring the glam to the beach on a budget. ($43; missguided.com)

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Monif C Halter Detail Pink Swimsuit

We only have one word: Wow. We know the draped strapdetailing is really the star of the show, here, but OMG that color. Obsessed! Plus, there's the plunging neckline paired with the super chic choker-style collar. This is one of those unique swimsuits that's definitely not for wallflowers. ($188; asos.com)

look like a knockout in this pink swimsuit

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Jaded London Rainbow Sequin Seahorse Badges Swimsuit

Is it just us, or is this swimsuit made for Instagram? You haven't fully achieved all this unique one-piece can be if you're not photographed in it while lounging on a unicorn pool floaty. The open mesh top is accented with carefully placed sequin seahorse badges to keep everything hidden. You'll be the star of the pool party in this look. ($95; asos.com)

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