The swim scene has come a very long way. Where itty bitty string bikinis were once de rigeur for looking sexy at the beach and by the pool, we’re now opting for on-trend bathing suits that don’t show off too much skin and rather show off just enough. To prove it, we’re calling out the Goldilocks of swimsuits: one-pieces of the low-back variety. High up front (to avoid any wave-induced slippage) and low in back, these pieces officially end the days of compromising coverage for sex appeal.

The world of low-back one piece swimsuits is nearly limitless, with everyone from Reformation, Urban Outfitters, and most recently Everlane throwing their hats (or maillots) in the ring. While you may not get the line-less tan you’re used to, it’ll all be worth it when you don’t have to spend any time adjusting and re-tying your string bikini after every dip in the water.

To help you find a swimsuit that’s just right for swapping out that summery sundress as soon as you hit the beach, we’ve laid out all the best not-too-revealing, not-too-conservative, low-back one-pieces in the collection ahead.

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Reformation Wave Scoop Back One Piece, $, available at Reformation

ASOS DESIGN Recycled Twist Strappy Low Back Swimsuit, $, available at ASOS

Aerie Real Me Ruched Scoop One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at AE

Farm Rio Tiny Fruits One Piece, $, available at Farm Rio

Kona Sol Textured High Neck High One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Target

Malai Abstract One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Anthropolgie

Everlane The Square-Neck One-Piece, $, available at Everlane

Out From Under Erica Scoop Neck Printed One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Urban Outfitters

J.Crew Ruffle Scoopback One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at J.Crew

Madewell Maillot One-Piece Swimsuit in Speckled Tiger, $, available at Madewell

Lively The Tank One Piece, $, available at Lively

Nike Hydrastrong Lace-Up Tie Back One-Piece, $, available at Zappos

O’Neill Balian Piper Ditsy Cap Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Nordstrom

Ashley Graham Hotshot One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at swimsuitsforall

Frankies Bikinis Marie Ribbed Underwire One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Frankies Bikinis

& Other Stories Printed Swimsuit, $, available at & Other Stories

Dixperfect 90s Trend One Piece Swimsuit, $, available at Amazon

Lisa Says Gah x OOKIOH Savannah One Piece, $, available at Lisa Says Gah

Summersalt The Ruffle Backflip, $, available at Summersalt

H&M Neon Swimsuit, $, available at H&M

lovewave The Everette One Piece, $, available at Revolve

Eberjey Palapas Loreta One Piece, $, available at Shopbop

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