5 Genius Ways to Wear a Bathing Suit All Weekend

We're leaving our bras at home.

If you're like us, you always over pack for a weekend away at the beach (yes, we do need three pairs of shoes). So we asked the bathing suit experts at Everything But Water (opens in new tab) how they pair their favorite swim pieces with weekend getaway staples.

Tip 1: Taking a small bag? "Sleek one pieces, especially in beautiful fabrications and plunging necklines, can be worn as bodysuits under skirts or shorts," says Sabra Krock, Everything But Water's Creative Director. They also tend to hold you in better, thus creating a sleeker silhouette.

one piece bathing suit

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Credit: Marysia Scalloped Bikini, $304; everythingbutwater.com (opens in new tab)

Tip 2: Bikini tops with beautiful strap details make great tops under backless dresses. We love that we can also pair these under tanks and tees and leave our regular bras at home. "A current favorite is our Kiini bikini top with crochet detail along the straps," says Krock, "It would be beautiful poking out from under a dress."


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Credit: Kiini;s Tasmin Classic Bra Top, $155; everythingbutwater.com (opens in new tab)

Tip 3: If you're looking for a little more support, Krock suggests trying a bandeau or bustier swim top. They easily double as undergarments layered undersheer tanks or loose dresses.

topshop pink bikini top

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Credit: Topshop Pink Longline Bikini Top, $30; topshop.com (opens in new tab)

Tip 4: If you need something for a dinner out while on vacation, Krock looks to on-trend cropped rash guards. They make great pairings with flowy skirts and loose linen pants.

cropped rash guard

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Credit: Vitamin A Cropped Bardot Rash Guard, $69; cusp.com (opens in new tab)

Tip 5: And, surf-inspired swim tops are equally at home as tees with all your shorts for summer.

madewell rash guard top

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Credit: Madwell Bien Fait Surf Tee, $78; madewell.com (opens in new tab)


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