Your new summer uniform—tankini with shorts outfit ideas for summer.
Tankini with Shorts OUTFITS
Tankinis: the last vestige of your ‘90s and ‘00s youth that had yet to make a proper return. Until now. After all, tankinis were just waiting for summer to come around again, right?
Tankinis offer just that little bit of extra coverage on your torso that you sometimes crave, without going over-the-top. And, if you’re looking for a surfer-inspired look that gives you even more, pair your tankini with beach ready shorts, too!
A tankini with shorts is the perfect beach-to-brunch look that your vacation needs, making it an ultimate essential and—might we even suggest—your new summer uniform for all those days when you’re floating in the waves by morning and grabbing drinks with friends just a few hours later.
Ahead, shop the 14 best tankinis with shorts combos all your favorite swimwear brands have to offer.
Go for a surfer take on the traditional tankini with a long sleeve top. It ties at the waist so that you don’t have to wear an additional top underneath, but boasts a totally open back so that you’re not too covered. Finish it off with a pair of pale pink swim shorts and you’re good to go!
Consider this tankini the little black dress of tankinis. Literally. With it’s clean lines, long top, and high waisted briefs, it leaves little more than a sliver of skin showing at your waist. Add a subtle pop of color with a pair of soft-as-heaven elastic pull-on shorts from the brand.
When it comes to solid swimsuits, a little texture goes a long way. A crinkle or smocking is an easy way to add a little more oomph to your style without a busy print or pattern. You’ll love this tankini with simple spaghetti straps in a blue that emulates the ocean. Finish it off with a pair of classic black shorts and you’ve officially found your sporty summertime look.
When you want a little more coverage, but not a tank top that hits your naval, shop this longline tankini top that’s still quite cropped in comparison. It’s sporty neckline and nautical stripes make it the perfect addition to any summertime swimsuit collection. Add a casual ‘90s look with slouchy terrycloth shorts and you’ll be the sportiest one on the beach.
For an extra-feminine take on the tankini trend, go for a suit that nips in below the bust with an empire waist, boasting an elongated peplum that flares out from there. In a whimsical polka dot print, consider it the updated version of your mother’s flower child suits from her youth. Add a pair of linen shorts and you’re all set.
With a classic black and white, you’re good to go anywhere you’re headed. And with this V-neck, over-the-shoulder straps, you’ll be channeling Julia Roberts’ most iconic Oscars gown all the while! Add a pair of whimsical palm print shorts for that ultra beachside flair.
You’ll love this tankini for its subtle bustlines without a true peplum. It will hug your body without being too tight or too loose. On the bottom, even if you’re at the beach, go for a sporty tennis look with this pair of French terry pull-on shorts with a striped elastic waistband.
Go for that early-aughts look with a neon pink tube top and barely-there bottoms. You’ll feel like Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde”—and who doesn’t want that? If you really want to go fluorescent, pair them with lime green shorts for a look that’s noticed no matter where you go.
9. The Retro Topper Tankini with Shorts
Chlorine Resistant Tie Front Underwire Tankini Top
When you want the retro look, with more coverage than a bustier top offers, this tankini is just the thing. It’s gingham, boasting a tie front and even underwire support. For a mix-and-match look, go with a pair of black bikini briefs. Style it with quick-dry shorts and you can even get in the water with them.
Love the crochet look? Marry the ‘70s throwback with the ‘00s tankini trend by way of this Ganni striped top and string bottoms. Finish it off with a pair of nylon drawstring pull-on shorts that are on-and-off-the-beach-friendly.
The ’90s are alive and well with this black-and-pink logomania tankini top, complete with a Versace name across the chest. Style it with matching string bottoms and shorts to layer on top to take your look full-force.