Plunge Head First Into Summer With These 17 Low-Back Swimsuits


The swim scene has come a very long way. Where itty bitty string bikinis were once de rigeur for looking sexy at the beach and by the pool, we're now opting for bathing suits that don't show off too much skin and rather show off just enough. To prove it, we're calling out the Goldilocks of swimsuits: one-pieces of the low-back variety. High up front (to avoid any wave-induced slippage) and low in back, these pieces officially end the days of compromising coverage for sex appeal.

The world of low-back one piece swimsuits is nearly limitless, with everyone from major designers like Fendi to fast-fashion outlets like American Eagle and Urban Outfitters throwing their hats (or maillots) in the ring. While you may not get the line-less tan you're used to, it'll all be worth it when you don't have to spend an entire spring break adjusting and re-tying your string bikini after every dip in the water.

To help you find a swimsuit that's just right for you, we've laid out all the best not-too-revealing, not-too-conservative, low-back one-pieces in the collection ahead.

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Aerie V One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at American Eagle Outfitters

Reformation Brittany One Piece, $, available at Reformation

ASOS CURVE Curve Crinkle Notch Front Swimsuit, $, available at ASOS

Maaji Anthropologie Valentine Reversible One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Anthropologie

Motel Ariness Tie-Dye One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Urban Outfitters

Lively The Tank One Piece, $, available at Lively

J.Crew Ruffle Scoopback One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at J.Crew

Fendi FF Logo One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Nordstrom

Madewell LIVELY High Low One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Madewell

Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All Hotshot Striped Ribbed Swimsuit, $, available at swimsuitsforall

Dixperfect 90s Trend One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Amazon

lovewave Axel One Piece, $, available at Revolve

Summersalt The Ruffle Backflip, $, available at Summersalt

Lively The Tank One Piece, $, available at Lively

La Blanca Island Goddess Plunge Mio One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Zappos

& Other Stories Criss Cross Polka Dot Swimsuit, $, available at & Other Stories

Nicole Miller New York Convertible One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Nordstrom Rack

Melissa Odabash Cyprus One Piece, $, available at Shopbop

Cupshe V Neck Lace Up One Piece, $, available at Amazon

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