Do you have any ideas for cute, fashionable bathing suits on a budget?
The newcomer to the swimwear scene that's got everyone talking this season is Forever 21, which now offers attention-grabbing bikinis, monokinis and more at select stores and online. Get a two piece bikini for as little as $22.60 (total!) (continued below)
 Wild Zig Zag bikini, $12.80 top + $12.80 bottom at Forever21.com
 Triangle top bikini, Now $25 at Newport-News.com
 AE Retro Halter One-Piece, $39.50
 Nylon Tricot Le Sport Chic Swimsuit, $42 at American Apparel
Another budget-friendly store now offering swimwear is American Apparel. Look for off-beat cuts and colors, plus unique retro-style bathing suits from this hipster favorite.
A surprise hit this season is New York & Company, which has a well-edited collection of bikinis, tankinis and one-piece suits in eye-catching geometric prints, classic black and a spot-on leopard print, too. Bikinis are $19.95 per piece, and right now they have an online buy-one-get-one half off sale. Pick up a stylish pareo cover-up, tote and flip flops while you're at it.
Of course, there's always Victoria's Secret. They have a huge selection, just be sure to shop when they're having a sale. (Right now you can save 25-40% off 250 styles.)
A tried-and-true favorite of mine is Newport-News because they offer a wide range of cuts and sizes to flatter every figure—all at super low prices (especially when they're on sale). I've been really happy with the 3 suits I purchased from their website (my mailbox has been inundated with their catalogs ever since but oh well.)
I've also had great luck at TJ Maxx and Marshall's. Go with a friend who can help bring you suits to the dressing room so you're not running back and forth, dressing and undressing. Both my sister and my mother found amazing suits at these off-price retailers last season at a fraction of their original price.
Finally, check out AE.com, OldNavy.com, Target.com (now carrying designer Ashley Paige's "Bikini Love" collection), and Gap.com for cheap suits that don't look it.
Where have you found great swimsuits this season that won't break the bank?