If you want to look stylish without drawing attention, dark colours coupled with graphic patterns are the way to go. Dark boardies are also great because they can be coupled with any coloured top.
These Asos boardies are awesome for making a statement with your swimwear. A great budget option, these shorts are perfect for an outdoor barbie. Just be wary, to pull these off, you'll want a light coloured tee that will seamlessly flow to the shorts ( hint: white on pink looks a lot better than black on pink!)
Blue is a great colour for the ocean while also versatile enough to be pulled off with other accessories. Coupled with the orange spots, on-lookers will know you have an eccentric side willing to test patterns while also appreciating your basics.
These duo-tone boardies are an awesome option for the beach, and the best thing is they'll look even better as you begin to tan. The contrast of two colours shows you can be understated while also subtly testing the boundaries of bright colours.
This goes one step further from the previous pair, incorporating multiple colours, infused with floral patterns. Again floral shows off your wanderlust personality but in this case, you're not trying too hard to stand out.
Acid wash does not get the recognition it deserves. Another budget option, these faded shorts show that you're well travelled while also stylish. Again, you're testing bold colours without fulling committing to a bright pair. The tight wrap on the legs will also show people you don't skip the squat rack.
We couldn't have a list of best boardies without including traditional, longer-length style shorts. Typically these boardies are great for surfers to help combat inner thigh chafing. But who says you can't look stylish while out on the surfboard. The length of the shorts, however, are best suited to a leaner, taller figure so be careful when you are looking for a pair.
Think the Pacific or the French Polynesian. These swimmers will look great with an idyllic backdrop. An affordable option in the more luxurious range, the bright pink will look great against light blue waters. Typically light colours look great contrasted against a tanned figure.
These blue boardies play on the nautical theme. If you need a top to compliment them, think a dark blue striped t-shirt. If you're out on the boat, these are perfect, they'll show perfectly sitting on the deck of vessel.