The Perfect White Bathing Suit For The Summer 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 11, 2023

What could be a better way to show off your summer tan than a chic white bathing suit? Not only do minimalist white swimsuits stand out on their own, but they're also incredibly easy to mix and match with other tops and bottoms in your swimsuit drawer.

Below, we've rounded up our favorite white swimsuits for this summer season.

Must-Have White Swimsuits from bikinis to one-piece swimsuits

White Bikini

Tularosa Duffy White Bikini Top and Bottom

Tularosa Duffy White Bikini Top and Bottom

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Tularosa's Duffy White Bikini Top and Bottom is the perfect white bikini for a day at the beach. The chic white swimsuit is cut from smocked white fabric that stretches to hug your curves and isn't sheer when wet. On top is an off-the-shoulder bikini top with a bust-accentuating twisted front and boned sides for added support. The matching high-cut bikini bottoms (sold separately) are cut with leg-lengthening high sides and medium coverage.

FELLA Lucian Bikini Top

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Spice up your swimsuit drawer with this eye-catching Lucian Bikini Top from FELLA. The cut-out bikini top is equally as functional as it is stylish, thanks to a chic crossover halter neck, strappy waist, textured fabric, and secure back clasp closures. It looks just as fashionable paired with denim shorts as it does with FELLA's coordinating Chad Bikini Bottom.

lovewave Cota Top

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You're sure to make a splash at the pool this summer in lovewave's Cota Top! The strapless white bikini top boasts a bold ruffle detail across the front that'll turn heads— especially when paired with lovewave's modern, v-cut Cota Bikini Bottom. It adds just the right amount of volume to small chests without being overwhelming on bigger busts.

Beach Riot Poppy Bikini Top

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Beach Riot's Poppy Bikini Top is fun, feminine, and perfect for a day on the water. The ribbed bikini top features a ruched front detail, back s-hook closure, and flirty ruffles on the adjustable spaghetti straps. Complete the look with Beach Riot's Daisy Bikini Bottom— a high-waisted style with a figure-flattering waist ruffle.

superdown Raquel White String Bikini Top and Bottom

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Looking for a classic white bikini that you'll keep coming back to summer after summer? You can't go wrong adding this superdown Raquel White String Bikini Top and Bottom (sold separately) to your wardrobe. The trendy bikini features a simple triangle halter top and curtain bottoms with ultra-thin straps. Style them together or pair them individually with your favorite black or brightly-colored bikinis.

Indah Nova Bikini Top and Cora Bikini Bottom

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There's nothing more stylish than this cut-out white bikini top and bottom set from Indah when it comes to trendy swimsuits. The Nova Bikini Top features underbust cut-outs, elasticized shoulder straps, and a simple back hook and eye closure. On the bottom, the Cora Bikini Bottom accents your waist with a cut-out high-rise cut and thong back.

Skin The Leni Seersucker Bandeau Bikini Top and Briefs

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The Leni Seersucker Bandeau Bikini Top and Briefs from Skin is a minimalist white suit with maximum versatility. Its stretchy seersucker fabric has a lightweight feel that holds its shape when wet. Plus, the bandeau bikini top is lined with silicone strips to keep the strapless style securely in place. Style them as a matching set, or wear the tube top with a beachy skirt.

TWOSIX Jo Rashguard

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Want a bit more coverage? Try this stylish Jo Rashguard from TWOSIX. The sleek white rashguard is made with a cropped slim fit, high-neckline, and a trendy underbust cut-out. Pair the long sleeve swim top with TWOSIX's Nadia High-Cut Bikini Bottoms, or wear them as a beach-ready top with a pair of jeans or denim shorts.

Hunza G + Net Sustain Duo Betty Nile Ribbed Bikini

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Hunza G's Betty Nile Ribbed Bikini is locally made in the UK using a sustainable, innovative ribbed 'Nile' fabric. It's stretchy, supportive, and super comfortable. The 90s-inspired cut features full coverage, a high-rise bottom, and a minimalist spaghetti strap top. But heads up, the one-size bikini comfortably fits sizes x-small to medium.

eberjey So Solid Loreta One-Piece Swimsuit

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Bored of your basic black one-piece swimsuit? Switch it up this summer with a chic white one-piece, like this eberjey So Solid Loreta One-Piece Swimsuit. The flirty white swimsuit features super-stretchy ecru-colored fabric, medium coverage bottoms, and flirty ruffle trim along the v-neckline and low back. In addition to the beach or pool, it looks adorable styled as a bodysuit with your go-to denim shorts for a casual summer look.

vitamin A Jadon One-Piece Swimsuit

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This minimalist Jadon One-Piece Swimsuit from vitamin A is guaranteed to be your new go-to one-piece suit for summer vacations. Thanks to a deep v-neck, an open back with smocked straps, and medium coverage bottoms, it's versatile, comfortable, and practical for any summer activity. Plus, it can be styled with your favorite shorts or skirt as a sexy bodysuit.

Norma Kamali Marissa One-Piece

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For a modern take on a classic 90s one-piece suit, try the Marissa One-Piece Suit from Norma Kamali. The medium coverage bottoms are cut high on the sides to accentuate your curves and elongate your legs. Sexy open sides, scoop neck, and low open back shows off just the right amount of skin.

Norma Kamali Halter Slinky Marissa One-Piece

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Norma Kamali's Halter Slinky Marissa One-Piece feels effortlessly chic and sexy at the beach or poolside— especially when styled with a floppy sun hat and your favorite summer sandals. Its ruched detailing and comfortable halter neck flatters women of all heights, builds, and bust sizes. The sleek white fabric features a high-shine finish that glistens in the sun to accentuate your golden bronze glow.

Kiersten Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit

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Feminine and flirty, this Kiersten Ruffle one-piece swimsuit is a statement piece. One-shoulder neckline and cascading ruffle trim will sure make you stand out on the beach or by the pool. While this swimsuit is on the expensive side, but it is sure worth the splurge.

Savannah Crochet High Neck One Piece Swimsuit

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This fun and sexy Savannah one-piece swimsuit that offer full coverage is a summer must-have. Featuring diagonal seaming framed with binding, a mitered sheet crochet waist, zig-zag crochet, and a high neckline. Unlike other one-pieces, crochet offers a peek a boo of your skin without being too revealing.

Belted Crepe One-Piece Swimsuit By Haight

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Unlike the other one-piece white swimsuits that offer ruffles or crochet, this belted swimsuit is all about clean lines that are super flattering. Made with a signature water-wicking stretch crepe that sculpts your frame, and the high-cut legs offer an elongating effect. With that being said, this is a must-have.

White Bathing Suits FAQ

Is a white swimsuit right for me?

A white swimsuit can be a bold and yet elegant choice if you choose it wisely. Wearing a white swimsuit can be intimidating if you never wore one before and you are not alone. The color white often makes us think it may make us look 'big", stain easily, and how it can look when it's wet. The right and the best white swimsuit will make you feel confident while looking at your best, even when it's wet.

How To Avoid See Through White Swimsuit

Not all bathing suits are created equal. If you don't want to accidentally reveal too much, make sure you select a quality swimsuit. Make sure the bathing suit fabric is high quality and not too thin. To determine the quality, simply stretch it with your hand and determine how to see through it. If you are really worried, seek one that is doubled-lined.

How To Select A White Swimwear That Is Flattering

Truth be told, we were taught darker colors offer a slimming effect. So this means you are worried about how a white bathing suit may look on you. The truth is, white swimsuits can give you the same confidence that dark colors would. When shopping for a white swimsuit, choose one that accentuates the parts of your body you feel most confident about. Make sure to select a size that is not too tight or loose. Swimsuits that are too tight can make you look bigger (no matter what color it is).

Is White Swimsuits Right For Your Complexion

It is understandable that you want swimwear to compliment your skin tone. Lucky for you, any complexion can enjoy a white swimsuit.

About the author

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.


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