Some days we’re just not in the mood for a sporty one-piece — but we also don’t enjoy watching our itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie bikini get washed ashore after a surfing wipeout.
Luckily, there’s a happy medium. These bikinis are, well, bikinis — but they won’t budge while you’re doing a workout. Whether you’re practicing your freestyle stroke or taking a tumble during a paddleboard yoga class, here are nine bikinis that can withstand your water activities without causing any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.
See The Sea Swim Top (Lululemon)
This high-neck bikini has a full-coverage top and sliding back straps for an adjustable fit that keeps your goods in place, dive after dive. With quick-drying fabric and UV protection, it’s a great option if you’re training for a triathlon.
SYROKAN Women’s Athletic Swimsuit (Amazon)
This wire-free bikini top comes with removable pads, wide shoulder straps, and a racerback design to prevent slipping for a bikini top that feels more like a low-impact sports bra. The matching low rise bottoms feature a wide, elastic waistband for a snug fit that’ll stand up to even the roughest of waves.
TYR Sport Women’s Solid Durafast Diamondback Workout Bikini (Amazon)
Don’t let the strappy back fool you — this fully-lined, supportive bikini is designed for athletes and will keep you covered during every swim. Crafted from Durafast One, the four-way stretch fabric is chlorine-proof and sun-resistant, so you won’t end up with faded gray fabric by midsummer.
Kailua South Swell Bikini Top (Athleta)
This stylish UPF 50+ bikini was designed for those who want to surf, SUP, and swim all day without adjusting our suit a thousand times. The strappy back allows for full range of motion, and the ultra-resilient stretch fabric is designed to last up to 5 to 10 times longer than other fabrics. Pair with Kailua Surge Short is you prefer extra bum coverage when you hit the waves.
Fitness Shorty Bikini Bottoms (Amazon)
With a medium rise and a “shorty” cut, these sporty bottoms will keep you fully covered and wedgie-proof. High-performance stretch fabric resists damage from chlorine and UV rays, so your suit will keep its shape and color all summer. Pair with the Fitness Athletic Triangle Bikini Top for a power combo that stays put.
Solid & Striped Stacey Top (Amazon)
No need to worry about strings coming undone — the pull-on top won’t let you down. With its high neckline and muscle tee-inspired cut, this bikini is chic enough for yacht life but keeps everything in place if you decide to hit the water trampoline.
ReachMe Women’s Halter Push Up Two Piece Swimsuit (Amazon)
If you need extra support up top, this bikini top features a wireless built-in sports bra to keep everything firmly in place, with removable padding to prevent any see-through mishaps. The matching bottoms offer full coverage so those laps at the pool don’t become cheekier-than-expected.
UA Microthread Swim Mid (Amazon)
Want a fitted suit that won’t make you feel constricted? This sporty bikini is made with microthread technology in the fabric for a chafe-resistant fit. The sweat-wicking fabric dries fast to keep you comfy, while fixed pads offer extra coverage.
The Marina Bikini Top & Diagonal Mid Rise Bottom (Summersalt)
With UPF 50+ sun protection, adjustable straps, built-in soft cups, and just the right amount of compression, this bikini top is as comfy and protective as it is stylish. The matching medium rise bottoms have a flattering high-cut leg with superior compression to keep you feeling locked, loaded, and ready to dive in.