by Ida Hsiang
Summer is here and that means sunny days, long balmy nights, no school, family vacations and swimsuit season! Many of us, however, have mixed feelings towards the infamous 'swimsuit season' with an emotion that hovers somewhere between excitement and dread. We've all been working hard to try and get our bodies into tip-top shape and ready to flaunt in teeny-tiny swimsuits, but perhaps you're not quite there yet, or the idea of strutting your stuff in a skimpy two-piece is just more than you want to bare. No worries! With shapely one-pieces and sexy monokinis, you can show off just what you're comfortable with while hiding the parts that are still undergoing a little fine tuning! Plus, when it comes to swimwear and our wallets both, more is less! Check out our fave pics for flattering one-pieces and monokinis at $100 or less!
The good thing about procrastination, when it comes to stocking up on swimwear that is, is that you get the chance to get a feel for what's out there before you decide... and you get to take advantage of some serious discounts! Sure, sometimes all the good styles are already picked through, or worse, sold out (gasp!), but if you have a good eye and some hardcore shopping talent, you can still cash in on a great bargain and a hot bikini for the season ahead. That's where I come in! I've rounded up a selection of cute suits that would be worth the splurge if they weren't already a ridiculously good deal! At these prices, you could even afford to buy more than one to round out your collection before the weather gets hot enough to make you want to jump in the pool with your clothes on. Don't believe me? Check out the slideshow for my 10 favorite swimsuit picks -- bikinis and one-pieces alike -- all under $50!