Whether you are jetting off to your poolside bachelorette, a tropical locale for your nuptials, or a beach destination for your honeymoon, a white swimsuit (or two!) should definitely be on your packing list. What's more, swimwear brands have tons of bridal-worthy swimsuits on offer, from sexy triangle bikinis to chic and flattering one-pieces. Plus, a white swimsuit is something you can absolutely wear again, making it a great investment piece for your vacation wardrobe.
Looking for a bridal swimsuit that's daring and sexy? We love the Ramy Brook Darren One-Shoulder Bikini Top and Hope Strappy Bikini Bottom and the PQ Swim Lace Bralette Bikini Top and Lace Fanned Full Bikini Bottoms. For the bride who prefers simple silhouettes with clean lines and flattering details, you can't go wrong with the Summersalt Sidestroke One Piece. And if you're looking to make a serious fashion statement, go for the Tabacaru Swim Milly White Swimsuit with Detachable Bow or the Maygel Coronel Theo One-Piece Swimsuit.
Read on for the best white swimsuits to add to your wedding wardrobe.
Most Flattering One-Piece
Summersalt The Sidestroke–White Sand
Size Range: 0 - 14 | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Recycled polyamide and elastane | Color(s): White Sand
Known for their flattering fit, fun silhouettes, and pretty patterns, Summersalt swimsuits make for the perfect addition to any bride’s wardrobe. The brand's popular Sidetroke one-piece features diagonal seaming and ruched fabric to create a streamlined silhouette that's both flattering and modern.
Price at time of publish: $95
Ramy Brook Darren One-Shoulder Bikini Top and Hope Strappy Bikini Bottom
Size Range: XS-XXL | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Nylon and spandex | Color(s): Available in white, red, black
Asymmetric straps feature prominently on this sexy cutout swimsuit perfect for the daring bride-to-be. Pair the top at night with wide-legged jeans or a flowy skirt, and coordinate your seaside look by adding the matching bikini bottoms to your cart, too.
Price at time of publish: $206
Best Underwire Set
L*Space Camellia Top and Cabana Bikini Bottom
Size Range: XS-XL | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Nylon and spandex | Color(s): Available in cream, pink, teal, and black
Looking for something that’s sexy and supportive? L*Space's Camellia bikini top is designed with an underwire and features thick straps for maximum lift, coverage, and support. The adjustable lace-up back allows you to customize the fit and looks great in photos. Team yours with the high-leg Cabana bikini bottoms.
Price at time of publish: $194
Maygel Coronel Cefeida One-Piece Swimsuit
Size range: One-size | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Polyamide, elastane | Color(s): White
This bathing suit is so beautiful, you won't even want to get it wet! But go ahead—it’s made of quick-drying fabric that won't lose its unique shape even when wet. The one-piece is decorated with a floral appliqué and features a halter neck silhouette and an alluring opening back. It's the perfect suit to take you from lounging by the pool to sipping evening cocktails at the bar.
Price at time of publish: $390
Best Triangle Bikini
Bound by Bond-Eye The Sofie Triangle Bikini Top and The Serenity Side Tie Bikini Bottoms
Size Range: One-size | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Recycled polyamide, polyamide, elastane | Color(s): Available in white, black, red, khaki, teal, and vermillion
If you only pack one white swimsuit, make it this string bikini. It’s comfortable, easy to wear, and takes up virtually no room in your suitcase. What’s more, this textured style is designed with triangle cups that can be can be worn multiple ways and adjusted for more (or less) coverage.
Price at time of publish: $180
Best for Activities
Andie The Tulum One Piece—Ribbed
Size Range: XS-XXXL | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Nylon and spandex | Color(s): Availbale in white, black navy, and red
With a sporty-meets-sexy vibe, this one-piece from Andie is perfect for every sun-filled activity from posing by the pool to walking along the beach to snorkeling and jet skiing. It also looks great under a maxi skirt or a pair of jeans.
Price at time of publish: $118
Best Daring Neckline
Haight Belted Crepe One-Piece Swimsuit
Size range: XS-L | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Polyester, elastane | Color(s): Available in white and black
More of a fashion-forward bride? This sleeveless one-piece is beyond stylish and has a plunging neckline and wraparound belt, making it the perfect swimsuit for a bride looking to elevate her poolside experience. It’s made from the label's signature water-wicking stretch crepe that not only dries quickly but boasts sculpting properties for a supremely flattering fit.
Price at time of publish: $250
Best Illusion Cut-Outs
OYE Swimwear NYX One Piece
Size Range: S-XL | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Polyamide, lycra | Color(s): Available in white and black
Sleek and chic, this high-neck sleeveless one-piece has gorgeous crisscross sheer detailing on both the front and back. It’s perfect for those looking for a playful silhouette with modest coverage in the front and full-seat coverage at the back. The racerback is designed with a clasp making it easy to pull the suit on and off.
Price at time of publish: $350
Best with Sleeves
Maygel Coronel Theo One-Piece Swimsuit
Size Range: Standard | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Polyamide and elastane | Color(s): Off-white
If you’re a bride-to-be who’s all about feminine silhouettes and eye-catching details, this Maygel Coronel swimsuit is as sweet as ever for your bachelorette, honeymoon, and beyond. The high-cut silhouette is sleek and elongating and serves as the perfect balance to the dramatic bishop sleeves. We have no doubt this off-the-shoulder style will land you loads of compliments.
Price at time of publish: $360
PQ Swim Lace Bralette Bikini Top and Lace Fanned Full Bikini Bottoms
Size Range: S-D | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Polyamide, elastane | Color(s): Water Lily
Looking for a super sexy style for your romantic honeymoon? Scoop up this lace set ASAP. It’s the perfect marriage of lingerie and swimwear and feels beyond fitting for a special occasion. While the set looks sweet and delicate, it's definitely not flimsy, as it's actually made from thick and supportive material and has adjustable criss-cross straps for a comfortable, custom fit.
Price at time of publish: $156
Best Sustainable Set
Kōraru Kumanomi Cup Top and High Waist Bottom
Size Range: S-L | Runs: True to size | Material: 78% ECONYL regenerated nylon, 22% elastane | Color(s): Available in Avorio, Mosaico, Etnico, Burgundy
Not only do we love the classic shape of this bikini, but it's something you can feel good about wearing. The suit is made partially from recycled materials and the brand even uses eco-friendly packaging.
Price at time of publish: $110
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(s): Polyester, spandex | Color(s): White, black
Hard to say whether it’s the laser cutouts, the plunging neckline, or the scuba material that makes this one-piece so sexy. Either way, it is the perfect addition to your honeymoon wardrobe. It has high-cut legs and medium bottom coverage and the front-locking zipper is a sexy detail we didn't know we needed.
Price at time of publish: $195
Best with Long Sleeves
Simkahi Birdie Crochet Lace Swimwear Deep-V Swimsuit
Size Range: XS-L | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Polyamide, spandex | Color(s): White
Whether you’re looking for a little added sun protection or going for a more modest look, this Simkhai swimsuit is a gorgeous pick for your wedding wardrobe. Made from crochet lace, it has a distinct ‘70s feel to it–perfect for the bride-to-be who loves a vintage piece. We can’t help but imagine it at a retro-inspired venue in Palm Springs or Miami.
Price at time of publish: $365
Cult Gaia Anoki Bikini Top and Bottom
Size Range: XS-XL | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Recycled nylon, spandex | Color(s): Available in off-white, black, Amanita, and Tavern
A bridal bikini that comes with built-in jewelry? Sign us up! This Cult Gaia set is adorned with a luminous faux pearl trim along the straps and at the center of a cut-out on the bottoms for a look that oozes sophistication. This set is designed to show some skin and features a bikini bottom with mid-coverage.
Price at time of publish: $326
Tabacaru Swim Milly White Swimsuit with Detachable Bow
Size Range: XS-L | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Nylon, spandex | Color(s): White
If you’re not one to shy away from a bold look, this statement-making swimsuit is perfect for making a grand entrance. The detachable shoulder bow features long ribbons that feel akin to a wedding dress train for a look that’s undeniably bridal.
Price at time of publish: $285
Bahia Maria Margarita Bikini Top and Bottoms
Size Range: XS-XL | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Lycra, polyester| Color(s): Available in cream, sky
There’s nothing boring about this white bikini! We love how the unique floral top almost looks like it’s made from paper and how it comes with removable and adjustable straps. What’s more, this style comes in a pretty “Something Blue” hue perfect for those looking to forgo bridal white in favor of something more colorful for their honeymoon.
Price at time of publish: $240
PatBO Knit-Bandeau Bikini Top and Bottoms
Size Range: XS-XL | Runs: True-to-size | Material(s): Polyamide, elastane | Color(s): White
If it’s shine and sparkle you want then look no further. Bridal, beachy, and blingy, this PatBo bikini features briefs made from waffle-knit encrusted in shimmering beads for a luxe look that screams party-ready. The bandeau top is perfect if you prefer a strapless look and it comes with removable pads, while the bikini briefs feature a high-rise fit and full-seat coverage.
Price at time of publish: $490
Meet the Expert
- Jennifer Pennington is a multi-channel swimwear buyer for Nordstrom.
- Suzanne Bryant is vice president of women’s swimwear and resortwear at Tommy Bahama.
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."
Why Trust Us
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.