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Whether you are jetting off to a poolside bachelorette, a tropical locale for your nuptials, or a beach destination for your honeymoon, a white swimsuit must be on your packing list.
But while white bathings are trending, the truth is not everyone may feel comfortable wearing one. (Read: embarrassing see-through moments out of the water). But white doesn’t need to be scary and we gathered the prettiest white swimsuits and the expert advice to prove it.
Ahead, discover 21 beautiful white swimsuits to add to your wedding wardrobe and learn shopping and care tips from swimwear experts Jennifer Pennington and Suzanne Bryant.
Best Underwire Top: L*Space Camellia Bikini Top
Size Range: XS-XL, D-DD | Runs: True to size | Material: Nylon and spandex | Return Policy: Free returns within 30 days for any full-priced, original condition items with tags and sanitary liner intact
Looking for something that’s sporty and sexy? This bikini top features supportive underwire demi cups and thick straps. A lace-up back allows you to customize the fit.
Best Bow Detail: Victoria’s Secret Bow One-Shoulder One-Piece
Size range: XS-XXL | Runs: True to size | Material: Polyester and elastic | Return Policy: Refund within 90 days with proof of purchase
If you’re a traditionalist looking for a bathing suit with clean lines, you’ll love this modern take on a classic silhouette. Our favorite details are the adjustable bow at the shoulder and the open back.
Best Skirt Bottom: Frankies Bikinis Bash Top and Marty Skirt
Size range: XS-XXL | Runs: True to size | Material: Nylon and spandex | Return Policy: Full refund within 30 days for unworn swimsuits with the tags and liners attached
This sexy two-piece has bachelorette party written all over it. The halter top ties around the neck for a unique twist and a bottom skirt offers full coverage with a built-in thong.
Best Tankini: Tommy Bahama Pearl Underwire Tankini with Side Shirred Hipster Bottom
Size Range: XS C cup-XL DD cup (top); XXS-XL (bottom) | Runs: True to size | Material: Nylon and lycra spandex | Return Policy: Full refund within 90 days if item is in original condition with tags attached
If you’re looking for figure-flattering, this tankini’s halter bra is a win-win thanks to its molded underwire cups and a smoothing stomach control panel. Pair it with this sexy side-shirred hipster bikini bottom.
Most Versatile: Andie The Tulum
Size Range: XS-XXXL | Runs: True to size | Material: Nylon and spandex | Return Policy: Full credit if returned within 21 days of the delivery date in unused condition with original tags and hygienic liner intact
This ribbed one-piece can double as a bodysuit—pair it with jeans or pants and prepare for a fun night out with friends.
Best Budget: Blush Mark Halter One-Piece Swimsuit
Size Range: XS-L | Runs: True to size | Material: Polyester and cotton | Return Policy: Full refund within 30 days if unworn with the tags and liners still attached
Looking for the comfort of a one-piece with the look of a bikini? This incredibly affordable bathing suit hugs your body in all the right places thanks to the midsection cutouts. A tan ring corrals the shoulder straps, providing a stylish detail.
Best Eyelet Design: Aerie Eyelet One-Piece Swimsuit
Size Range: XXS-XXL, S Long-XXL Long | Runs: True to size | Material: Nylon and elastane | Return Policy: A full refund with proof of purchase or an exchange/store credit without receipt
This romantic one-piece has delicate eyelet detailing and a sweet front tie. Wear it poolside or pair with a skirt for a bridal brunch.
Most Unique Cut-Out Design: Cult Gaia Aster One-Piece
Size Range: XS-L | Runs: True to size | Material: Nylon and spandex | Return Policy: Returns within 7 days of delivery in the condition in which it was shipped including the original packaging
If vintage is your go-to style, this halter style one-piece has a '70s floral cutout and a hipster gold ring at the midriff to hold the petals together.
Best Back: Anemos Open-Back Swimsuit
Size range: XS-XL | Runs: True to size | Material: Polyamide and elastane | Return Policy: Full-priced items are returnable for a full refund within 14 days
This piece is so beautiful you won’t want to get this bathing suit wet! But go ahead—it’s made of quick-drying fabric. Tiny tortoise rings and delicate straps are just two of the details that make this swimsuit a standout.
Best String Bikini: Frankies Bikinis Tia Plisse Triangle Bikini Top and Bottom
Size range: XS-XL (top and bottom) | Runs: True to size | Material: Nylon and spandex | Return Policy: Full refund within 30 days for unworn swimsuits with the tags and liners attached
Who doesn’t love a classic triangular bikini? This one is made of crinkled plisse fabric and has drawstring ties to adjust the fit.
Best V-Neck Suit: GIGI C Grace One-Piece
Size range: XS-XL | Runs: True to size—if the measurements fall between whole numbers, round up | Material: Polyester and spandex | Return Policy: Full refund within 30 days if items are in original condition with tags attached
Hard to say if it’s the laser cutouts, the plunging zipper, or the scuba material that makes this one-piece so sexy. Either way, it is the perfect addition to your beach honeymoon wardrobe.
Best Strapless One-Piece: Jade Swim Yara One-Piece
Size range: XS-L | Runs: True to size | Material: Nylon and lycra spandex | Return Policy: Full refund if returned within 60 days, exchange within 90 days
Who said a one-piece can’t be sexy and figure-flattering? The entire front bodice is ruched to create a slimming effect.
Best Shoulder Detail: Maygel Coronel Denise Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit
Size range: One size | Runs: True to size | Material: Polyamide and elastane | Return Policy: Full refund if returned within 28 days
It’s all about the beautiful shoulder ruffles! This couture-like handmade bathing suit features memory shape fabric technology to flatter every figure.
Most Fashionable: Haight Belted Crepe One-Piece Swimsuit
Size range: XS-L | Runs: True to size | Material: Polyester and elastane | Return Policy: Full refund if returned within 28 days
Made of a water-wicking stretch crepe, this sleeveless one-piece has a plunging neckline and wraparound belt, making it the perfect swimsuit for a bride looking to elevate her poolside experience.
Best Sleeves: Maygel Coronel Theo One-Piece
Size range: Standard, Petite, Plus | Runs: True to size | Material: Polyamide and elastane | Return Policy: Full refund if returned within 30 days with a receipt and in saleable condition
If fancy is your fun, the puff sleeves on this off-the-shoulder one-piece will get the party started.
Best Sparkle: River Island One-Shoulder Wrap One-Piece Swimsuit
Size range: 2-12 | Runs: True to size | Material: Polyamide and elastane | Return Policy: Purchases made online can also be returned or exchanged at any Nordstrom store, free of charge
If it’s shine and sparkle you want then look no further. This one-shoulder swimsuit has shimmering crochet-like knit accents and sexy cutouts on the front and back
Best One-Shoulder Piece: Summersalt Sidestroke
Size range: 0 - 14 | Material: Recycled polyamide and elastane | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Full credit if returned within 30 days in unused condition with original tags and hygienic liner intact
Diagonal seaming and a ruched fabric help create a flattering figure in this single-shoulder one-piece suit.
Best Texture: BOUND by Bound-Eye Sofie Triangle Bikini Top and Serenity Side Tie Bikini Bottom
Size range: One size fits sizes 2-8 (top and bottom) | Runs: True to size | Material: Recycled polyamide, polyamide, and elastane | Return Policy: Purchases made online can also be returned or exchanged at any Nordstrom store, free of charge
This textured string bikini is designed with triangle cups that slide for more (or less) coverage. The bottoms are also adjustable.
Most Interesting Silhouette: Ramy Brook Darren One-Shoulder Bikini Top and Hope Strappy Bikini Bottom
Size range: XXS-L (top and bottom) | Runs: True to size | Material: Nylon and spandex | Return Policy: Full refunds within 30 days
Zigzag straps feature prominently on this sexy two-piece. Pair the top at night with wide-legged jeans or a flowy skirt.
Best One-Piece: Norma Kamali Wonder Woman One-Piece Swimsuit
Size range: XS-XL | Runs: True to size | Material: 72% Nylon, 28% Spandex | Return Policy: Full refund within 30 days of items in original condition and packaging with tags attached
If you have a minimalist aesthetic, this slip-style one-piece with its simple spaghetti straps, flirty neckline, and gusset lining is the perfect fit.
What to Look For in a White Bathing Suit
"Texture is key in swimwear right now, which bodes well for those seeking out white," says Jennifer Pennington, a multi-channel swimwear buyer for Nordstrom. "Ribbed, pucker, crochet, and eyelet fabrics provide support while double linings and cups with padding will help a combat any see-through issues."
Suzanne Bryant, vice president of women’s swim and resort wear at Tommy Bahama tells Brides, "Look for a high-quality fabric, lining, and construction," That includes things like a controlling power mesh liner to prevent see-through issues as well as smooth the stomach.
How do I care for a white bathing suit?
Always check the care label, but one of the best ways to clean a swimsuit is by handwashing it with a mild detergent or a swimsuit cleaner that’s designed to remove chlorine and sunscreen, shares Pennington. If you notice your white bathing suit has yellowed, add a few tablespoons of fabric-brightening baking soda to a sink filled with cool water. Rinse your bathing suit, then line dry. "Never put your swimsuit in the dryer or you’ll risk compromising the stretch and color," adds Bryant.
What’s the best way to accessorize a white bathing suit?
The options are endless because white goes with just about anything—consider a dark pair of sunglasses, colorful sandals or wedges, metal jewelry, or a natural-toned straw bag or hat. "A white suit can easily transition from day to night," says Bryant. "For a classic look, I love a one-piece bandeau worn with a beautiful gold necklace and a pareo sarong or beach pant."
About the Author
Colleen Sullivan is a former beauty and fashion editor at Vogue, Working Woman, and Health. She now contributes to Today, Business Insider, MyDomaine, and Brides among others.