Ah, summer. It's almost here and with the new season comes warmer weather, the constant stream of beachy Instagram shots, designer sunglasses and yup, you guessed it — bathing suits (that shrill scream of terror you just heard was me). It's true, sometimes the idea of wearing a bikini at the beach can be more than a little daunting. And by daunting I mostly mean completely and totally horrifying — for me, at least. However, it's also true that when it comes to bathing suits, there's something out there for everyone. And I mean everyone.
Although a one piece that depicts the inner workings of your body may not be your thing (I don't blame you), you still might be thinking, "Where can I find a bathing suit the has tiny unicorns on it?" or maybe, "I'm really feeling like wearing a rainbow-themed bikini today." Well, don't you worry. Believe it or not, these all definitely exist. Sometimes you just want to get a little weird, right? And there's nothing wrong with that. So here's 11 of the wackiest, strangest, and certainly most unique swimsuits out there for summer that will be sure to turn some heads, embarrass yourself, and/or terrify small children. Like I said — something for everyone.
1. Bear-y Sexy
If majestic, mid-run bears are your thing, then you have very specific taste when it comes to swimwear, my friend. However, luckily, there is something out there for you with this We Are Handsome creation.
We Are Handsome The Kindred Scoop One Piece Swimsuit, $148.50, shopbob.com
2. Nothing Says Summer Like Hummingbirds
When I say that "nothing says summer like hummingbirds," I mostly mean that I personally don't associate hummingbirds with summer at all and placing two on my boobs at the beach seems like an odd choice to me. Not to mention the questionable tropical plant placement on the suit bottoms. But, hey! To each their own...
Hummingbird Tropical Print Bandeau Top And High Waisted Bikini Pant, $30.49 each, asos.com
3. The Hippy Suit?
In case you're looking for that perfect combination of tie dye, emojis, and marijuana leaves. Somewhere, Miley is very happy about this.
Wildfox Mr. Nice Guy Swimsuit, $238.18, asos.com
4. For Scaring People While Tanning
Because nothing says "carefree day at the beach" like The Joker. A Heath Ledger suit, however, I could get behind.
Differently Sane Swimsuit, $100 AUD, blackmilkclothing.com
5. Chemical Reaction
It's always good to think outside the box, but I'm still not sure how exactly one goes from swimwear to chemical compounds and then decides to combine the two.
You've Got Chemistry Swimsuit Top and Bottoms, $44.99 and $34.99, modcloth.com
6. Unicorns. Enough Said.
I thought high waisted bikini bottoms were meant to conceal a tummy? Because I'm pretty sure that nothing could make me feel less confident about my midsection than two frolicking unicorns dancing across my non-existent abs. I do, however, appreciate the tiny matching unicorns on the top. #majestic
Mythical of the Wild Swimsuit Top and Bottom, both $34.99, modcloth.com
7. Rainbows and Ruffles
I'm sorry, but all I'm thinking of right now is this. Nothing else.
Eyes On The Skies Swimsuit Top and Bottoms, both $49.99, modcloth.com
8. Cats, Cheeseburgers, And French Fries. Oh my!
At first when I saw this I thought, "Well, that's a weird pattern." And then I realized this suit features actual photos of cats and cheeseburgers and french fries. Kind of amazing? Yes. Am I less confused? No, no I am not.
Astronomy Oh My Swimsuit Top And Bottom, $44.99, modcloth.com
9. Batwoman Takes The Beach
Why, yes, it does come with the cape. And I'm not going to lie, something about that is very exciting to me.
Bateman Cape Swim, $110 AUD, blackmilkclothing.com
10. Shine Bright, Shine Far
Personally, I've never particularly wanted a giant star to cover my crotch. What can I say? I'm old-fashioned.
Minimale Animale Outlaw Swimsuit, $275, nastygal.com
There's a lot I could say about this, but the site's description really does it more justice than I could. It asks, "Are there any things more hypnotic, more romantically infused, sadder and more profound than a pair of big panda eyes?" I'll let you answer that question for yourselves.
Panda Swimsuit, $32.84, mrgugu.com