I Combed the Internet for Preppy Swimsuits That Are Also Cool

Influencer Sara Ramen Best Preppy Swimsuits Gingham Print Bikini

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Whenever preppy fashion is brought up my mind immediately conjures up images from popular '80s movies like Heathers, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and other cult classics. More specifically, I end up picturing well-to-do people from coast to coast in polo shirts, seersucker separates, tennis outfits, plaid blazers, Oxford shirts, and other timeless pieces. While the current take on the style genre is still very much a nod to that exact aesthetic, it has evolved into a more modern, elevated selection of pieces. This was made super clear to me during a recent perusal of swimwear options this season.

With summer at our doorstep, beach and pool-side looks are top of mind and in my search for great swimwear picks of the moment, I ended up coming across some incredibly cool preppy swimsuits. Think bikinis and one-pieces with a variety of details spanning from sporty designs to floral prints, ruffles, trendy cutouts, and even classic solid styles. Ahead, shop 30 standout swimsuits—some will even appeal to the most die-hard minimalist's heart (hi, that's me!).

This gingham print bikini is perfect for getting Sara Ramén's look above.

Shop the matching High-Rise Bikini Bottom ($30).

I'm all for the casual-cool feel of this one-piece.

How cute is this palm-tree print?

Shop the matching Ursula Bikini Bottoms ($102).

Classic one-piece with a bright one-shoulder twist.

The striped top can be worn with or without straps.

Shop the matching Bikini Bottoms ($13).

Here is a fresh take on the smocked trend this season.

Shop the matching Valencia Smocked Bikini Bottoms  ($95).

I'm getting a glam feeling from this high-waisted shorts bikini option.

Shop the matching Shortie Bikini Bottoms ($13).

The cross-front design here is super flattering.

Shop the matching High Waist Gathered Side Swim Bottoms ($55).

Here's a great way to jump in on the cutout trend.

There's nothing chicer than a classic white bikini.

Shop the matching Bikini Bottoms ($13).

If you prefer a more modest bikini top, this is a cool option.

Shop the matching Aubrey Ruched High Waist Bikini Bottoms ($88).

This one-shoulder swimsuit has a cult following.

A wrap-around effect makes this one-piece swimsuit standout.

How pretty is this twisted blue bikini top?

Shop the matching Bikini Bottoms ($13).

This ruffled one-piece has a lovely open-back design.

This bold green color is one of the biggest trends of the season.

Shop the matching Chania Stretch-Terry Bikini Briefs ($95).

This paisley print bikini is incredibly chic.

Shop the matching Lettuce Edge Tie Full Bikini Bottoms ($76).

Thanks to stretch-recycled fabric this bikini is one of the more sustainable picks of this season.

Shop the matching The String Floral-Print Bikini Briefs ($145).

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