21 Ruffled Bikinis to Sweeten up Your Summer

More frills please!
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Photo: Courtesy of Made By Dawn

Photo: Courtesy of Made By Dawn

The ruffle is seen as of one of the most obviously feminine fashion statements. It's frequently used on the runway or red carpet as an antidote to long, lean silhouettes, as the decorative flounce creates instant drama and excitement. Perhaps this is why the sartorial detail has become so popular in swimwear. One quick sweep through social media and any online shop reveals that there are infinite examples of pool-friendly ruffles, and that you can wear them on your shoulders, your waist and everywhere in between. 

Here, we rounded up some of our favorite takes on ruffled bathing suits, and while there are fierce frills — think animal prints and bold-colored bikinis — there are also plenty of subtle girlish takes from labels like Kisuii and Morgan Lane. So whether you're more about minimal embellishments or you prefer to look like a walking confection, we've got the suit for you.

Click through the gallery below to see our selections.

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