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The Best Low-Back Swimsuits to Highlight Your Sun-Kissed Skin

Say goodbye to awkward bikini tan lines.

Kat Irlin

Dive deep into summer (literally) with a low-plunging, scoop back swimsuit. The practically backless silhouette is worth a shot this season if you're feeling a little daring and want something new to replace your old bikini. And, you know what I like to say: The one-piece is business in the front, party in the back. Though the scoop back style is s-e-x-y, trust me too when I say the following swimsuits are worth buying alone just for the details like bows and floral prints. Shop my favorite low-back suits, ahead.

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Best Alternative to Black
One-Piece Swimsuit
Anemone modaoperandi.com

This low back one-piece is inspired by a dress style icon Kate Moss wore in 1995. Therefore, you need it. It's designed with a body sculpting stretch fabric and has a flattering square neckline to show off your collarbone. The scoop back won't give you tan lines like a traditional bikini does and you'll have that coveted bronzed glow from behind. This will be your LBS for summer (little blue swimsuit). 

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Best for Feeling Fierce
Tiger Stripe One-Piece
Bamba bambaswim.com

Feeling frisky? I have the perfect swimsuit rec for you. Bamba's tiger print is bolder than all the floral swimsuits combined and has a notoriously high-cut silhouette that elongates your sun-kissed legs. Wear with a bucket hat and Teva-style shoes for that ultimate It-girl summer outfit.  

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Best for Wearing as a Bodysuit
Tether Swimsuit
Jade Swim net-a-porter.com

Fact: founder and designer Brittany Kozerski of Jade Swim has perfected the one-piece. The "tether" low-back suit showcases the brands ethos for creating day-to-night minimal swimwear. Just like all the other Jade pieces, this one-piece functions as both a bodysuit and a swimsuit. 

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Best for Floral Print Lovers
Posy One-Piece Swimsuit
LoveShackFancy shopbop.com

Love Shack Fancy debuted their swim line this year and I have to say I am here for it. Just like the brand's dreamy feminine dresses, this swimsuit checks off all the boxes in what I'd want to wear this summer. The tie straps offer a fun, flirty detail while showing off a scooped back. 

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Best for Minimalism
The Ibiza
Andie Swim andieswim.com

For a solid colored backless swimsuit, try this sea foam green one-piece. It's definitely a minimalist suit with elegant vibes. Aside from the cute style, this swimsuit's fabric also has UPF 50+ sun protection. (Don't skim on the actual sunscreen though.)

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Best for Showing Off Your Waist
Solitaire Seersucker Swimsuit
Hunza G net-a-porter.com

Hunza G has become my favorite swim brand this season mainly because of their fabrics. This one-piece is made from its new slick bandage style fabric in the perfect summer white shade—ideal to wear mid-summer when you're rockin' a tan. The belt adds a small but mighty finishing touch to highlight your waistline. 

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Best for Making a Statement
Select swimsuit
Fisch matchesfashion.com

Feel bold in this fuchsia-colored scoop back swimsuit when heading to the beach or pool this season. The brand's signature swim style comes with scrunchie shoulder straps and high-cut leg openings that are anything but boring. An added bonus? Fisch suits are created with  65 percent ECONYL material (fishing nets and nylon waste).

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Most Delicate
Lumière maillot
Oseree farfetch.com

This beautiful Oseree one-piece is a no brainer for any party. The delicate skinny straps paired with the shimmery fabric give this swimsuit an upgrade to your basic black one-piece. Wear this with light denim cutoff shorts and throw on some pool slides because this is definitely a look for the beach club.

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Best for a Budget
Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit
Topshop nordstrom.com

If you're looking for a swimsuit that lays comfortably on your skin and is stretchy, the shirred finish on this one-piece has your name on it. It's full of cool details like plunges in the front and the back while or tortoise shell rings elevate the would-be ordinary straps. Pair with matching tortoise shell sunglass and your swim outfit is complete. 

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Best for Pastel Lovers
Second Wave Button-Front One-Piece Swimsuit
Madewell madewell.com

This is the color I've been waiting for: the perfect periwinkle. The button closure on the front gives this low-back piece a little extra something-something. The fabric's made from recycled plastic, approximately 14 water bottles, so you can feel good while knowing you're also doing good for the environment.

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Best for Lounging
Poolside Jacquard-Knit Swimsuit
Peony goldenedit.com

Australian label Peony is really making waves in the swim market this season. This playful red and white striped one-piece is perfect for on and off the beach while the low-back gives it a sexy vibe.

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Best for Yoga Obsessives
Poolside Pause One-Piece
Lululemon lululemon.com

You go to Lululemon to replenish your stash of favorite workout leggings and now, you can pick up a swimsuit too. The brand has swimwear as a category and this one-piece offers coverage without sacrificing that sexy low-back shape. The "vintage gold" color is just right for that golden hour selfie. 

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