It’s here! It’s here! My full Dressing Room Diaries: Target Swimwear 2020 guide has arrived. If you’re new here, I do an annual Target swimsuits dressing room try-on session and it’s one of my most popular posts of the year. You can check out The Official Guide To Target Swimwear 2017, The Official Guide To Target Swimwear 2018 and The Official Guide to Target Swimwear 2019. But today, I’m dishing Target’s two piece swimwear, one piece swimsuits, Target swim sizing and more.
The Official Guide To Target Swimsuits 2020
Target Women’s Swimsuits
For reference throughout this post, it’s probably important for you to know, I’m 5’4″, typically wear a size 4-6 and weigh 135-140 pounds depending on the day. My torso is long and my legs are muscular so sometimes finding a suit that matches with those measurements can be tricky. We all know swimsuits can be wonky, so my sizing on Target suits runs the entire gamut. Also – zero editing on the photos so you get crappy dressing room lighting, my cellulite, bunched up underneath undies and cell phone snaps….just like if it were you trying it on yourself Now – let’s dive in to all the goodness that Target has to offer this season in their swimwear department! The Official Guide To Target Swimsuits is HERE!
Target Swimsuits 2020
This year I tried on a mix of bikinis and one pieces and I chose swimsuits that I would normally gravitate toward — so think lots of color and patterns. I did throw a couple solids into the mix and I was surprised that one of them is my favorite swimsuit of the year!
Neon Bikini Top | Neon Bikini High-Waist Bottom – The colors on this suit spoke to me right away, even though I’m not usually a huge fan of high waisted bottoms. I picked up the top in a size medium and the bottoms in a large. I was so surprised by how much I liked it, to be honest! The colors are very vibrant in person and the material feels quality, but not too thick. If anything, I would size up one in the top since it did pinch a little under my armpits, but otherwise I really loved this!
Brown Polka Dot Top | Brown Polka Dot Bottom – I loved this on the rack, but on me — not so much. I think this suit would be best for someone who is 1. younger or 2. less curvy than me. I am wearing a size medium in the top and a size large in the bottoms. The bottoms fit very well through the hips, but in these photos they kind of look like a major case of diaper butt! The cut and pattern are super cute, so definitely give this one a go if you are petite with a smaller chest.
Smocked Bandeau Top | Plain Colored Bottom – I was not prepared to love this one as much as I did! I thought FOR SURE that the bandeau top would be so loose and falling down. Turns out, there are cups on the inside that help hold it in place and the smocking is comfortable, not itchy. The detailing on the top was also very cute in person! The bottoms are ruched in the back to prevent aforementioned diaper honey, so I loved that, but I would probably size up to a large. I’m wearing a medium in the top (fit great) and a medium on the bottom.
Seersucker Ruffle Top | Seersucker Bottom – Clearly I did not get the “off the shoulder” memo on this one, but that’s fine by me, because I think it looks way cuter on the shoulder and frankly — off the shoulder swimsuit tops are not practical. #realtalk That said, this was probably my least favorite of the bunch on me, because I couldn’t get the bottoms right. I have on a medium top (I would consider sizing up) and medium bottoms. I absolutely could not go smaller on the bottoms, because they would be too tight around the waist, but I don’t love how they are baggy in the butt. This might be a great fit for those ladies with a butt (I have none)!
Neon Tropical Top | Neon Tropical Bottom – This suit is WAY more neon in person and I loved it! This v-neck top is flattering and fits well. I’m wearing a 34B in the top (they are all cup sized) and a medium bottom. The straps on the top are adjustable and for whatever reason I don’t have a photo of the back of this suit, but it’s Shade&Shore brand and their bottoms always fit pretty nicely with medium coverage (not too cheeky).
Orange Floral Strappy Top | Orange Floral Bottoms – This one doesn’t appear to be online yet, but I will update if/when it is! If you see it at your store, snatch it up! It’s super duper cute and its very well. I’m wearing a small top, because my store was sold out of medium, but I would definitely size up. They also only had small bottoms. Again – I would size up! The color is a vibrant orange with white and very light pink florals (it’s kind of hard to see with this lighting) and I love the way the straps criss cross in the back for extra support.
One Piece Swimsuit Target
Black One Piece Cut Out – I knew as soon as I saw this suit that I was going to love it. Turns out, I loved it more on me than I did on the rack — WINNING! You guys, this is BEYOND flattering and fits true to size. I’m wearing a medium and I think my smile kind of says it all – I felt confident and the suit itself is fun. I wasn’t immediately in love with the mesh back, but I think it gives the suit itself breathability. For the price, you can’t beat it and this is my hands-down favorite suit of 2020!
Bandeau One Piece – This was an out-of-the-box try on for me, but I love a bandeau top, so I decided to try it on. This one runs small, friends! I tried on a medium and it was a sausage casing pulling it up over my torso. I would definitely size up, or play around more with the lacing in the back. That said, I was impressed with the quality of the fabric, because I definitely felt like it sucked me in (kind of like SPANX!). This is probably another suit that is best suited for ladies without too many curves, but it’s definitely worth trying if you are looking for a strapless one piece. The colors are and stripes are pretty flattering in person!
Aqua Floral One Piece – My friend bought this suit and I loved the colors as soon as I saw it, so it was actually one of the first ones I tried on. I’m wearing a medium and I could have probably sized up to the large, just solely based on how the back looks (GULP!). That said, it’s very well made, flattering and there is no ties in the back, which makes it a smart, pull-on suit with no fuss, yet fully adjustable straps. My favorite part was that the fabric of the suit itself was not see through at all. I know light colored suits can sometimes cause issues, but I had on black underwear and…nada! This is a winner!
Pink Floral One Piece – The pink speaks to me! This one practically flew off the rack at me, because the colors are SO vibrant in person. I don’t think the website adequately displays how gorgeous they really are on. The back of this suit is interesting (in a good way) and the straps are adjustable to ensure a good fit. I have on a medium, and again – I would try on the large just to see how it differed in the back. I’m not a fan of baggy butt swimsuits, but I’m also not a fan of thong swimsuits, ya know? Trying to find that happy medium! Like the aqua suit above, the fabric on this one (same brand — Kona Sol) is high quality and you can’t see-through it. Winning!
Whew! We covered A LOT of ground today. I mean – bikinis, one pieces and details…OH MY! But seriously – this might be my favorite post of the year and I hope it was a little bit helpful for those of you starting to navigate 2020 swimwear options and swimsuit styles. Whether you are planning a beach trip, live in a warm location or simply just daydreaming about summer (it will be here before we know it!) Target has some amazing swimsuit options this year. Let me know what you think, which your favorites are and of course, if you have any questions!