Seriously ... these brands are tried and true AND they're not what you expect (which is a good thing).

It would be pretty boring if we gave you a list of brands that you already know about and that are just "acceptable" in the swimwear arena because they got in first.

But no, we are serious about swimwear and we are delivering only the best tested, most fashionable, brands out there. So away we go . . . .

No. 1 / Solid & Striped

No, Solid & Striped isn't a category, it's a brand of swimwear that everyone can appreciate. Super vast but not overwhelming, Solid & Striped has tons of bikinis you can mix and match. Made with the highest quality European and Japanese fabrics available, Solid & Striped aims for both wearability and chicness.

You can often find this brand on sale (via Shop It To Me) and there's something for everyone. Whether your style is retro, fashion-forward, simple, or girly, Solid & Striped has a bikini for you. The brand's pricing is also very competitive, which is a plus.

No. 2 / Adriana Degreas

A little pricey, but not really, because her items are sold in sets. Yes! Sets make everything better, don't you think?

Adriana is a Brazilian designer who's making vintage modern. Degreas grew up around luxury garments, she has decades of designing under her belt, and she never skimps on style. Even if "vintage" isn't your style, you'll be pleasantly surprised that Adriana's take on the bikini is anything but old news. Her swimsuits pair perfect with an oversized pair of designer sunglasses.

No. 3 / Ganni

Every girl's favorite brand, thankfully Ganni makes swimwear that's just as chic as it's knitwear. Leopards, florals, and a 10/10 taste level, Danish brand Ganni really knows what it's doing with its swim line.

Ganni prides itself on its attainability, it's a luxurious and high quality brand, but it's also affordable. The brand has continuously grown and has proven it's worth, and every Ganni Girl can vouch for it. Shop Ganni's bikinis here.

No. 4 / Caroline Constas

New York designer Caroline Constas credits travel as her inspiration behind every single piece she puts out. And what better thing to base a swimwear line off of than travel? Caroline's signature off the shoulder silhouettes and smocking details are not spared in her bikinis - and that's exactly the way we like it!

These bikini tops and bottoms were originally $140 per piece, but thanks to Shop It To Me, you can snag them for a fraction of the price. If you haven't already, you should definitely sign-up for the free sale alert service. It's also great to browse multiple items and stores at once, with the focus on everything being in the size you select.

No. 5 / RYE

An Australian label, this brand is bright and colorful. Meant to mix and match, you can really get crazy with RYE's bold prints. Stripes, polka dots, swiggles, all the yummy prints are making us hungry for sweets! This is the coolest brand out there right now and if you're looking for something new, you gotta try RYE! (especially when you can snag them on sale)

Bliss & Bikinis

There's something about getting a new bikini that feels really good. Forget about body issues and rock yours with confidence. Also, have you checked out Teen Vogue's swimsuits according to your horoscope? Does yours match up? It's a fun read!