Personal Style, Swimwear

Why We Love Tankinis So Much: The Best Tankinis of 2020

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For the coverage of a one-piece with the ease of two, we keep returning to tankinis.

We believe your swimsuits should always work hard for you; with tankinis, that’s super easy. You can choose from a menu of smart design details based on your needs. Here’s what to consider:

    • Underwire: for maximum support and comfort, many tankinis contain underwire bras; look to see if cups are removable or built in
    • Adjustable/convertible straps: for a customized lift and more ways to wear the suit, check for these characteristics
    • Bandinis: for when you want to avoid tan lines without sacrificing support, be on the lookout for this bandeau style
    • High-cut neckline: for a little added coverage, this cut protects your skin from the sun
    • Adjustable sides: for the look you want, these ties let you lengthen or shorten the top—they’re especially great for a long torso
    • Sizing: for the best fit for your figure, shop tankinis based on bra or dress size

And when it comes to bottoms, you can play it almost as many different ways:

    • Matching printed bottoms: for the seamless vibe you would get from a one-piece, get matchy-matchy
    • Shapwear bottoms: for a little extra concealment, pair a tankini top with something waist-smoothing
    • Skirted bottoms: for covering hips and thighs, you can put the top with a skirted bottom—voilà, swimdress!
    • Basic black bottoms: for literally anything and everything you could think of, just add a black brief

Now that you know your options, here are some of Bare Necessities buyer Megan Puma’s top tankinis of the season.

Our Top Picked Tankinis & Their Best Features

Fantasie Port Maria Twist Underwire Tankini Top
Why we love it:
bra-sized, foam-lined underwire cups, cool camouflaging print, adjustable straps, adjustable sides, side boning 

Fantasie Port Maria Twist Underwire Tankini Top

Miraclesuit Illusionists Mirage Underwire Tankini Top (also comes in a DD-cup version)
Why we love it: a higher neckline, built-in dual-layer underwire cups, adjustable straps, blousy A-line cut, sophisticated colors

Coco Reef Mozambique Aura Crop Underwire Tankini Top C-DD Cups
Why we love it: bra-sized, removable underwire cups, boho camouflaging print, roomy yet cropped, adjustable shell-trimmed straps for custom coverage

Panache Anya Riva Underwire Tankini Top
Why we love it:
bra-sized, molded underwire cups, universally flattering styling, adjustable straps, adjustable sides

Magicsuit Palm Springs Alex Underwire Tankini Top
Why we love it:
great size range, built-in underwire shelf bra, adjustable straps, side self-tie, fashion pop of color

Magicsuit Palm Springs Alex Underwire Tankini Top

Sunsets Shore Bird Muse Halter Underwire Tankini Top
Why we love it:
bra-sized, underwire cups with removable inserts, great full-bust size range, adjustable halter, camouflaging paisley print, side boning

Birdsong Daydream Underwire Halter Tankini
Why we love it:
bra-sized, underwire cups with removable inserts, adjustable halter, side boning, fun floral print, mix-and-match bottoms

La Blanca Island Goddess Halter Tankini Top D-DD Cups
Why we love it: bra-sized, wire-free foam-lined cups, adjustable halter neck, allover flattering ruching, watery-blue hue

Birdsong Plus Size Weekend Escape Sharkbite Underwire Tankini Top
Why we love it:
great size range (dress- and cup-sized), built-in underwire cups with removable inserts, adjustable and convertible straps, ruched center to create different looks

Birdsong Plus Size Weekend Escape Sharkbite Underwire Tankini Top

Panache Anya Cruise Underwire Bandini Top (as shown above)
Why we love it: bra-sized, underwire built into the bandeau top, comes with convertible/adjustable straps, classic nautical-chic styling

Birdsong Forever Summer Underwire Wrap Tankini Top
Why we love it: bra-sized up to an I-cup, foam-lined underwire cups, double front straps are adjustable in back, prettiest summertime print

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Brooke Glassberg
Brooke is the editor of this here blog. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and more. She’s into concerts, travel and her exceptionally adorable daughter and husband.
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2 Comments

  • Reply Carolyn Reus August 2, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    I selected a top, then I selected a bottom part of a bathing suit, but the top disappeared.

    • Bare it All
      Reply Bare it All August 3, 2020 at 4:02 pm

      Hi Carolyn! Thanks for reaching out. We’re so sorry to hear that you were having some trouble placing your order. Would you mind giving our customer service team a call? They may be able to figure out the issue and can assist you with getting your order placed. They can be reached at 877-728-9272, Monday-Wednesday 8:30am-9:30pm EST and Thursday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm EST.

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