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The best summer swimwear that isn't sold out yet

Scoop one of these up for that last getaway of summer, or because these options beat what you'll find in Jan!

Scoop one of these up for that last getaway of summer, or because these options beat what you'll find in Jan!

Few things are better than finding the perfect swimsuit. And with the long weekend just around the corner, it could be your last opportunity to lounge by the water in your new favourite bikini or one-piece. But if you've noticed the fall stock roll into stores and think it's too late in the season to find a suit you'll love, never fear, because there are lots of options available, and a lot of them are on sale, too. Snatch up one of these eight bathers now, and you'll feel completely ready for the long weekend ahead. Bonus: if you've got plans to escape the cold weather in the new year, you'll thank yourself for acting now and avoiding that fruitless hunt for swimwear in the depths of winter.

This bikini has a vintage feel, but the fresh colour palette brings it right into 2018. You'll get lots of support from the balconette-style top, too.

Aerie unlined underwire bikini top, $45.57, and Aerie high-waisted bikini bottom, $38.99, ae.com

Not only is this unique suit a super comfortable take on the high-cut trend that's all over Instagram, but it's also made right here in Canada. Plus, who doesn't want to wear their favourite snack?

Bathing Belle pretzels women's tank swimsuit, $169, bathingbelle.com

Everyone needs a black one-piece that looks and feels good (kind of like the LBD of swimwear), and Left on Friday's double scoop suit is just that. Also based in Canada, the company launched this past spring with an ethos to create suits that perfectly combine form and function.

Left on Friday double scoop suit, $194.50, leftonfriday.com

Red suits sometimes veer into Baywatch territory. But go with a bikini, particularly one with an added element like this one's white piping, and no one will mistake you for the local lifeguard. An oversized straw hat and big sunglasses will help, too.

Topshop contrast bikini top, $38, and Topshop contrast high leg bikini bottoms, $30, thebay.com

You can't go wrong with a suit in this shade of emerald, because it looks good on all. The drawstrings on this suit let you adjust how high or low cut you want the hip line of the suit to be.

H&M+ patterned swimsuit, $49.99, hm.com

Love the nautical look but not so into anchors or captain's hats? Opt for a suit like this one, with yacht-ready red, white and blue stripes, and pair it with a white midi skirt for the perfect pool-to-brunch outfit.  

Solid & Striped The Nina one piece swimsuit, $229.85, nordstrom.com

Inspired by painter Sarah Cale's work, this limited-edition, handmade bikini from Canadian company Minnow Bathers is a work of art itself. If you want this one before Friday, get on it ASAP – it typically takes the brand at least three business days to produce one of their pieces.

Minnow Bathers special edition bandeau top, $80, and Minnow Bathers special edition Senna bottoms, $86, minnowbathers.com

Stripes never go out of style, and the muted ones on this one-piece remind us of those old-fashioned beach changing tents. Pair it with high-waisted denim shorts for a chic post-beach look.

Zara colorful striped swimsuit, $39.90, zara.com

Not only is this polka bikini delightful, but it'll also give you all the support you need thanks to the mesh-lined underwire bra top. And we love the fresh combo of black and shades of blue and white.

Swimsuits for All director underwire bikini, $78, swimsuitsforall.com


Tara MacInnis is a Toronto-based writer and editor with a deep love for lipstick, jumpsuits and dogs. Follow her on Instagram @tara_macinnis.