9 of the coolest bikinis to live your best life in during summer 2022

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Women posing in bikinis
We've rounded up some of our favourite bikinis around.

Jeans, tailored jackets, swimwear - these are all some of the trickiest clothing items to buy.

Just as nothing feels better than finding that perfect pair of jeans, after trying on a hundred duds, finding your new go-to bikini for summer will make you equally ecstatic.

We’re midway through summer now, so you still have plenty of weeks to soak up the sunshine and relax by the pool and beach.

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If you’ve been wearing your 2020 bikini, and it’s starting to get a little bit baggy and faded, we’ve got your back.

Here are some of the best bikinis available to buy for summer:

Glassons Recycled Wrap Triangle Bikini Top, $15.99

Model wearing the Recycled Wrap Triangle Bikini Top and bottoms from Glassons

Glassons is well known for its trendy, affordable women’s clothing.

This bikini (the top with its matching Recycled Tie Side Bikini Brief, $13.59) ticks all of those boxes.

Not only is it kind on your wallet, but it’s also super cute with a strappy wrap-around style.

Bonus, it’s made from recycled nylon, which minimises the use of water and energy to produce the garments—fashion and environmentally forward.

White Fox Tropical Days Bikini Top Green, $49.95

Model wearing the Tropical Days Bikini Top and bottoms from White Fox

Lately, the trend has been to wear your bikini top upside down - so the gathered part that usually sits below your chest is in the middle of the halter neck, and the straps that typically tie around your back are tied around your neck.

While most bikinis are easily adaptable to this style, why not do one better and buy one in that design?

Just to minimise the risk of any, er, slips.

This White Fox bikini features cute beaded details and comes with matching skimpy bottoms, Holiday Dreaming Bottoms, $39.95.

Zimmerman Tropicana Balconette Bra, $120

Model wearing the Zimmerman Tropical Balconette bikini from David Jones

For some of us, bikinis are meant to be cute yet functional garments that we can swim in.

For others, your swimsuit is another opportunity to show your passion for fashion and is all bringing over your love for luxury designer pieces.

This Zimmerman bikini offers a flattering balconette shape with a stylish tropical flower print.

The Tropicana High Waist Bikini Pant, $120, has a bold, high-waisted print and comes with a cream chainlink belt.

Artesands Che'tah Copper Botticelli Bikini Top, $94.95

Model wearing Che'tah Copper Botticelli Bikini Top and bottoms from The Iconic

This uber-cute set is a modern twist on a pin-up style, complemented by the matching Che'tah Copper Botticelli High Waist Swim Pant, $59.95.

Artesands is known for its massive range of curvy swimwear options that offer flattering, eye-catching designs.

This bikini is suitable for C cups up to DD cups and has an innovative ‘Strap clip’ feature that allows the wearer to unclip and cross the top straps for extra support.

Cotton On Body Surf Sleeveless Wetsuit Top, $49.99

Model wearing the Body Surf Sleeveless Wetsuit Top and bottoms from Cotton On

If you love to surf or partake in extreme water activities, try this wetsuit-style bikini set, the top and the Body Surf Wetsuit Boyleg, $49.99.

It’s made with 4-way stretch material, a zipper with a pulley and flat locking seams.

You can feel comfortable diving into rough waves without the fear of losing your bottoms!

As part of Cotton On’s recycled swimwear range, it’s made from recycled polyester.

Wrangler Meadowlands Smocked Bikini Top, $99.99

Model wearing the Meadowlands Smocked Top Salt Crystal and bottoms

The sweetest bikini that gives off serious cottage-core vibes.

The bikini set is smocked all over; the bottoms are Wrangler Meadowlands Smocked Rise Bikini Bottom, $85.99.

The summery floral pattern goes perfectly with the stylish off-the-shoulder fit.

We bet that you could easily get away with going to brunch in this bikini top, and a pair of denim shorts.

Subtitled Johanna Rib Underwire Set, $79.95

Model wearing the Johanna Rib Underwire Set from SurfStitch

We love two things about this bikini: it’s white, so it’s perfect for showing off your tan, and it has an underwire that is excellent for supporting bigger busts.

The classic bikini silhouette is a style you can wear for years to come - you never have to worry about this swimsuit going out of style.

The ribbed material ensures the white fabric isn’t see-through.

Sass + Swim Monica Rashie, $79.95

Model wearing the Monica Rashie from Birdsnest

Are you someone that, no matter how much sunscreen you slather on religiously, always end up burnt to a crisp?

Swap your traditional bikini top for this rashie variation.

The long sleeves and high neck will save your skin, and the funky kaleidoscope print will definitely make you stand out in the water.

It comes with the comfy and cute Eliza High Waisted Brief, $59.95.

Nike Swimming swoosh taped bikini in black, $27

Model wearing the Nike Swimming Swoosh taped bikini top in black from  ASOS

Try this Nike bikini out for size if you want something sporty but still incredibly flattering and trendy.

The thick straps and high-quality material makes it perfect for being active this summer.

Still, its low scoop neck and high-cut bottoms (the Nike Swimming Swoosh taped bikini bottoms, $24.05) make it a more daring design than some of the other sporty swimwear listed.

The perfect bikini for impressing your beach crush during a competitive game of chicken.

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